Six bills were introduced in the Florida House and Senate this legislative session to place tougher regulations on texting while driving. Two sets of bills double the fines for texting while in a school zone, while one set actually make the offense primary. Florida is in the minority of states that make it only a secondary offense, meaning you must also commit another traffic violation to be cited. Read about the introduced bills.
In Florida, what insurance coverage applies if you are injured in an automobile accident either as a passenger in an Uber/Lyft/ride-share vehicle or hit by one them?
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 3,000 […]
Balcony Collapses Kills 5, Injures 7 Early this morning, near the University of California’s Berkeley campus, a balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of an apartment building. The incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. killing five and sending another seven to […]
In the Florida, the Legislature enacted a waiver of sovereign immunity through Florida Statute § 768.28, allowing the state government, including counties, municipalities, and other agencies to be sued for various causes of action, including negligence. However, as a compromise […]
Senator Nelson Demands Car Manufacturers Take More Action In light of the Recent Faulty Airbag Recalls You have to commend U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) who said, “You fix it and fix it right,” on the second day of his campaign calling […]
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 […]
The Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a comprehensive general liability policy covering a hotel must provide insurance coverage for the death of a tourist…
The family of an 11-year-old girl who was electrocuted to death at Orange Lakes Resort in Orlando has filed a wrongful death suit, according to sources. The girl was on vacation with her family,…
The recent parasailing accident fatality of Kathleen Miskell in Florida has caught the national media’s attention and has forced one family to relive some painful memories, according to the…