Most people have a healthy respect for Law Enforcement and for the authority that they have. Generally, there is a want to comply with Law Enforcement officers, to cooperate, answer their questions. However, sometimes that healthy respect can lead to a person doing or saying something that may result in them possibly incriminating themselves… Read More
It is very common to hear driving under the influence DUI) begin referred to as drunk driving. However, it is important to know that a person can be arrested and convicted of DUI but not be drunk or what a person may consider being drunk. The prosecutor at a trial is not required to… Read More
The answer is yes. To prove the crime of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) the prosecutor must prove two (2) elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The first is that the person drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle. Second, that the person was under the influence of alcoholic beverages, a chemical… Read More
Florida law is very clear about this, and violation of failing to use turning signals properly can result in a traffic ticket. Below is a summary of the laws, for more information see, Turning Signals; Know the Law for Safe Driving. As an accident attorney I know how important it is for a driver… Read More
What is the Penalty for Failing to Stop for a School Bus in Florida and Are There Any Other Consequences?
As an accident attorney, that has seen the devastating effects of school bus accidents involving a child hit by a car, I can say that this is an important topic to be reminded of as school is starting. Below I have given the penalties, however, keep in mind the biggest penalty is not the… Read More
Insurance is a topic that I feel extremely passionate about based on my 37 years of doing all I can to fight for justice for the injured as an accident attorney! Please read about my full insurance tips and recommendations in this Library Article. Beware, even if you are completely innocent in an accident,… Read More
As a Gainesville accident attorney I can tell you that this is a very good question for Floridians. With our rainy weather conditions hydroplaning can easily happen resulting in serious accidents such as the recent accident on I-75 that caused a 14 car-pile up and closed the Interstate for 6 hours. Viscous hydroplaning happens… Read More
Travelers injured by accidents involving big trucks could face substantial and ongoing physical and financial harm. The size and weight of big trucks often result in more serious injuries that ultimately create higher medical costs and a greater amount of lost income. Additional factors that contribute to Florida truck accidents include: Braking time takes… Read More
To successfully litigate your claims in a personal injury case, you must prove the other driver’s negligence by showing: The driver owed you a duty of care to operate their motor vehicle in a safe manner; The driver breached their duty of care; That breach caused your injuries; and Damages. This is especially important… Read More
What Should I Do if I Tripped and Fell on an Unmarked Curb in Front of a Store and Was Seriously Injured?
In any kind of “premises liability” or trip and fall, or slip and fall case in Florida, whether the accident occurred at a shopping mall, business restroom, or walking down the street; the steps to take if you feel you were injured because a business was at fault, for the most part are similar….. Read More