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What is a “Seat Belt Defense”?

By Meldon Law |

There are legal consequences of not wearing a seat belt that should be taken into consideration in addition to the safety factor. One of them is called the seat belt defense. In Florida, insurance companies can claim a seat belt defense if the injured person was not wearing a seat belt at the time… Read More

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a type of brain injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. TBIs can range from mild to severe, and the associated complications are in direct proportion to the severity of the initial injury. The most common form of mild TBI is also known as a… Read More

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What is “Inattention Blindness” and Can It Be Dangerous?

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This is a very good question and one that is extremely relevant to everyone’s safety on the road in this day and age! Inattention blindness is a term coined by two researchers in the 90’s that is used to describe the phenomena when people do not see objects that are right in front of… 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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What Happens if I Was Hit by a Driver Who Has No Insurance?

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It is a sad fact that if you are injured in an accident, even if you were not at fault, you may be stuck paying thousands of dollars in medical bills because the other driver had no insurance. An option to help reduce this risk is to carry Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage yourself. While it… Read More

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What Do I Do When an Emergency Vehicle is in My Rear-View Mirror With Its Lights Flashing?

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This is good question and one we often need reminding of. First of all it is important to define what an emergency vehicle is. An easy way to remember this is to consider any vehicle flashing red, blue, or amber lights an emergency vehicle, whether it is a police vehicle, ambulance, fire truck, or… Read More

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What Do I Look for When Purchasing a Motorcycle Helmet?

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This is an important question because in Florida it is required to wear an approved protective helmet when riding a motorcycle, unless the biker is over 21 and carries $10,000 of medical payments insurance. Here is what the Statute says: “A person may not operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless the person is… Read More

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My PIP Benefits Were Just Cut Off and My Doctor Says I Need More Treatment After My Accident in Ocala. How Could This Happen When I Wasn’t Even Examined by an Insurance Doctor?

By Meldon Law |

There have been some recent changes in Florida case law pertaining to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Since 1972, insurance companies were required to have their doctor hold an independent medical evaluation to determine if the injured person required medical care. These “examinations” generally resulted in the termination of benefits. Now, the insurance doctor… Read More

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