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What is the Law in Florida for Using Blinkers When Making a Turn?

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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

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What is the Penalty for Failing to Stop for a School Bus in Florida and Are There Any Other Consequences?

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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

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

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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

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What is Viscous Hydroplaning?

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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

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What Must Be Proven in Order to Obtain an Award in a Car Accident Case?

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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

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Where is the Safest Place to Ride in a Car While I’m Pregnant?

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As an experienced automobile attorney, I’m glad you asked this because the answer is-not behind the wheel. Experts agree that it’s safer to ride as a passenger than to drive while pregnant. If you have the choice, ride as a passenger in the back seat. In tests with “pregnant” crash test dummies, uterine strain… Read More

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Will I Be Able to Recover for My TBI?

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Many people who come to us after sustaining a traumatic brain injury in an accident justifiably want to know whether they will be able to recover compensation. The answer to this question depends on whether your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. Examples of negligent conduct that has the potential to result… Read More

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What is PIP Insurance? What Does Florida Being a No-fault State Mean?

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People are often confused about what PIP is, whose insurance company pays out the benefits in the event of an accident, and what is meant by Florida being a “no-fault” State. As a local personal injury attorney, here are the facts: PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection and under Florida law it is required… Read More

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What is Super Fog and How Should I Drive in It?

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Super fog results in driving in near zero visibility and is something every Floridian should be aware of and know how to drive in. Florida’s record-high temperatures, drought conditions, and rampant Southeastern wild fires, create favorable conditions for “super fog,” a potentially deadly driving condition. Super fog happens when smoke and ash mix with… Read More

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What is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Wrongful Death?

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As an accident and wrongful death attorney in north central Florida with more than 30 years experience, I urge victims and their families to seek counsel from a knowledgeable attorney, who is experienced in handling such cases. Every wrongful death is individual. Feel free to give me a call at 800-373-8000 if you would… Read More

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