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Council Wooten

Will Florida Drivers Actually See a Decrease in Auto Insurance Rates?

Recent changes to Florida’s Personal Injury Protection on automobile insurance policies supposedly will reduce individual premiums. One report indicated that premiums may drop anywhere from 14 to 26 percent. However, insurance companies [...]
Ed Normand

Text Spam Messages: How You Can STOP them.

Email Inboxes full of unwanted, virus filled, spam. Wasted time, employee resources and software money spent just to filter out trash from emails. You unsubscribe and unwittingly spammers know they have a live email address and sell your [...]
Ed Normand

Are Intersection Cameras Just a Cash Grab?

Red light cameras have been popping up at intersections across the country over the last several years, and most drivers at least notice them, even if they have not been photographed running a red light. Boyton Beach, Florida, has 11 intersection [...]
Ed Normand

Dangerous Food Allergens in Theme Park and Other Corporate Restaurants

One reason why tourist are attracted to Disney, Universal, Sea World and other theme parks is the belief that they can rely on the Parks to ensure that they not only have safe premises and rides, but also that the food they serve in the parks [...]
Thomas Dennis

Could You Be Paying Your Own Insurance Company to Fight Against You in Court?

The answer is maybe – if you have Uninsured/Underinsured motorist “UM” coverage. In Florida, UM coverage is supposed to protect the policyholder when they are involved in an automobile accident with an at-fault driver that [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Student Texts Friend About ‘Need to Quit Texting’ Right before Driving Off Bridge

On January 24, 2012, Chance Bothe was texting a friend while driving home from college. “I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident and then how would you feel …,” he typed, according to a KHOU-TV report [...]
Thomas Dennis

Florida’s New Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Law – What It Means To Accident Victims

As part of every Floridian’s automobile insurance coverage, consumers pay a portion of their car insurance premium towards Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. PIP coverage pays a portion of the insured’s medical expenses [...]
Council Wooten

Will MAP-21 Make It Impossible to Drive Drunk?

Readers offended by foul language may want to mute the video above, which shows a drunk driver crashing into oncoming traffic in Cocoa Beach. According to the YouTube user who uploaded the video on July 31, 2012, the individual fleeing [...]
Ed Normand

Study Says Drivers Overconfident About Texting Abilities Same Week NHTSA Reports Fatalities Increase

When CNN reported on July 23, 2012 that the number of traffic crash fatalities in the first months of 2012 had increased 13.5 percent from the same quarter in 2011, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Oklahoma Company's Negligence Being Used to Push Tort Reform

This KOAM-TV segment (clicking on the image above opens the video in a new window) from July 18, 2012, discusses the “documentary” that was recently filmed at a factory in Miami, Oklahoma, for the US Chamber of Commerce’s [...]