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Mike Damaso

End Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is the leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S. According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of automobile accidents are a result of driver distraction. In 2012, more than [...]
Mike Damaso

Tracy Morgan and Traumatic Brain Injury

On June 7, 2014, actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan was involved in a serious auto accident in New Jersey involving a limo and a semi truck. The accident occurred while Morgan was traveling north in the right lane on the New Jersey turnpike near [...]
Nicholas Primrose

Florida Department of Transportation Unveils “Safe Phone Zones” in Attempt to Curb Distracted Driving

Earlier today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in a partnership with GEICO Insurance unveiled a new campaign to help curb the problem of distracted driving on Florida’s roadways. According to the announcement, sixty four different [...]
Mike Damaso

4.7 Million Vehicles With Airbags That May Not Deploy

Many of us feel safe when we are behind the wheel of our vehicles because we know manufacturers have designed our cars to protect us in the event of an accident. We assume that in the event of a significant impact the airbags will deploy as [...]
Thomas Dennis

What Should I Do After an Auto Accident?

After an automobile accident, the ensuing moments can be highly stressful for everyone involved. There are many important concerns that should be addressed following an accident. Below is an overview of those concerns If There Are Injuries, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]