ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED, INSURANCE ON A MOTORCYCLE IS IMPORTANT Under Florida law, insurance is NOT required is not required to register a motorcycle in Florida like it is for cars. However, if a motorcycle operator is charged in a crash with injuries, the the owner or owner/operator is financially responsible for bodily injuries and property.
A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE FLORIDA BECAME A STATE 162 YEARS AGO Today, March 3rd, marks the day that our great State of Florida became the 27th state of the United States. That makes the State of Florida 162 years old. Throughout the 162 years, Florida has seen great changes. Its population started at 57,921.
HOW MUCH PROFIT IS TOO MUCH? State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company recently reported an after-tax net income (profit) of 5.32 BILLION dollars for 2006. They further reported a combined net worth of 58.1 BILLION dollars with total revenue for 2006 at 60.5 BILLION dollars. The average person cannot appreciate how much 5.32 billion dollars.
ANOTHER WAY TO PROTECT YOUR TEENAGE DRIVER Within the first six months of getting a driver’s license, teenagers are 16 times more likely to have a car crash than 35- to 40-year-old adults. One insurance company is trying to stop that. American Family Mutual Insurance Co. will begin offering free video camera technology to customers.
A LESS DEADLY BIKE WEEK Later this week, more than half a million motorcycles will roar into Daytona for Bike Week. Sadly, 21 bikers who attended Bike Week last year ended up going home in body bags. This year’s Bike Week Safety Task Force is trying to reduce or eliminate this number. Of the 21.
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES HAVE PROTECTIONS FROM LAWSUITS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE Only after several accidents–including two deaths–on the new Clearwater Memorial Causeway from drivers crossing the median, reflectors are being added to make it safer. “We’ve added an additional enhancement just in case one is distracted,” design engineer Dwayne Kile says. Others say concrete barriers.
LETTING YOUR DOG ON YOUR LAP WHILE DRIVING IS RECKLESS!
LAWMAKERS WANT TO SINGLE OUT TEENAGE DRIVERS WITH “TEENAGER DRIVER ON BOARD” SIGN–ARE THEY STUPID?? Bill Engvall is known for a comedy bit where he says “Here’s Your Sign” to people who do stupid things. Apparently, Illinois lawmakers believe that teenager drivers need to put a sign in their car identifying them as young, inexperienced.
NOT ONLY YOUR NECK AND BACK GET INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENTS People always hear about how someone’s neck and/or back can be injured in a car accident. However, many times a person’s knee can be injured in a car accident. Anyone who has suffered a traumatic knee injury knows how painful, and how frightening, it.
PROTECT YOURSELF (AND NOT STATE FARM) BY KEEPING FLORIDA’S NO FAULT LAW Typically, I don’t do two blogs back to back about the same subject, but after reading the headlines, I thought it was needed. The headlines read “State Farm To Reduce Rates.” Read on, though. Any rate reduction comes at the cost of Florida.
ELIMINATING FLORIDA NO-FAULT LAW IS NOT THE ANSWER Did you know that an important part of your car insurance is scheduled to be eliminated on October 1, 2007? This is an issue that has greater direct impact on the lives and pocketbooks of average Floridians than other issues the Legislature is to consider. However, there.
IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE THE GRIP OF FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IMMUNITY My partner, Bob Carroll, recently posted an article highlighting how Missouri’s high court affirmed a jury award against an employer after an employee sustained serious injuries because of the employer’s negligence. Unfortunately, if the same thing happened in Florida, it is very.
NO PROPERTY DAMAGE DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN NO INJURIES Anyone who watches NASCAR knows that there are some pretty severe collisions with horrible property damage to the cars, but the drivers aren’t hurt. We also have driven by a horrible accident scene on the local roads only to read in the newspaper that no one.
IT TOOK A LAWSUIT TO DO IT, BUT ALLSTATE CHANGES ITS DISCRIMINATORY WAYS After a 6-year battle in a class-action lawsuit, Allstate Insurance Company is changing the way it uses your credit history to set premiums on home and car insurance policies. The settlement of the class-action lawsuit–which started in 2001–was finalized this week. The.
A REMINDER OF THE NEED TO WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLISTS My friend’s husband is presently laying in the hospital with serious injuries because someone didn’t see him as he drove his motorcycle. As a result, a collision occurred between the car and the motorcycle and then then my friend’s husband and the pavement. All of this.
A “YOUNG ELEPHANT” IN YOUR CAR DURING A CAR ACCIDENT In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, it is important to understand what happens to a child in a car accident. Often times, in a car crash, there is a rapid deceleration that occurs at the moment of impact. At that moment, your child’s “crash.
TALK & DRIVE SOMETIMES EQUALS CRASH “Hang Up and Drive”–I’ve seen that bumper sticker and thought, yeah, that’s right! But then I realized that I, too, am one of those drivers on their cell phone. I am not alone. Since 1990, the number of cell phone subscribers have risen from 4.3 millions to more than.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE Approximately 5,900 pedestrians are killed in car accidents every year. Another 84,000 pedestrians suffer non-fatal injuries each year. Almost one-third of these victims are children under the age of 15. By following these few safety tips, you can protect yourself and your children: It is critical to.
CELEBRATE CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK Accidents will happen, but they don’t have to become tragedies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proclaimed Feb. 11-17 Child Passenger Safety Week to reinforce the point. According to NHTSA, an estimated 7,896 children under the age of 5 were saved from 1975 to 2005 by the use.
THE RIGHT ONES GET ARRESTED IN WORK COMP FRAUD CASE I’m tired of hearing everyone say injured workers are committing so much workers’ compensation fraud. That people who are on workers’ compensation are faking and reaping the benefits. What benefits?? Do they even know what little benefits an injured worker in Florida is entitled to..