It’s OK to say NO
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
What is a normal faculty?
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
Can I get arrested for a DUI for prescription medication?
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
What is Viscous Hydroplaning?
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
What Must Be Proven in Order to Obtain an Award in a Car Accident Case?
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
Where Can I Get a Free Bicycle Helmet for My Child in Gainesville?
As a personal injury attorney and long time resident of Gainesville, I am proud to tell you that if you live in North Central Florida, you can contact Safe Kids of North Central Florida to see if they are giving out free helmets. Since June 2004, Safe Kids has given out approximately 3,000 helmets… 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
What’s the Difference Between Economic and Non-Economic Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Case?
This is a question I commonly receive as a local and experienced med mal attorney in Gainesville, here are the differences: The best way to think about economic and non-economic damages is that one is more tangible or certain than the other. Both are “real” damages, but one is more easily seen or grasped…. Read More
What Makes Big Trucks So Dangerous on Florida’s Roadways?
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
What is the Law in Florida for Using Blinkers When Making a Turn?
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