Category: 2016

This Month’s Topic of Interest: March 2016 Hover Boards: Fun Toy or Dangerous Liability? A New York family gave their two sons (the youngest son under 18, and the older one just 18) hoverboards this past Christmas. The term “hoverboard” is a bit of a misnomer, as they are actually…

This Month’s Topic of Interest: April 2016 Implied Consent and Breath, Blood, or Urine Testing The breath test for determining blood-alcohol content is the most recognizable part of the process of being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The breath test has become so popularized that many companies even…

This Month’s Topic of Interest: May 2016 War Memorial in Gainesville Needs Our Help I grew up in Gainesville, and spent a few years in the military after college. Now that I’m moving back here with my wife and our two little guys, it’s been really great to see what…

This Month’s Topic of Interest: June 2016 Florida Distracted Driving Crashes Soar! Since 2011, crashes in Florida have soared by 63.1% and injuries caused by crashes have gone up by 33.6%! Distracted driving is defined as “anything that causes a motorist to divert his or her attention from the road…

Florida PIP Scam Discovered Florida has had a law called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) since the early 1970’s. It requires that every car owner purchase PIP insurance that pays 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages up to a combined limit of $10,000. In 2012 the…

This month’s topic of interest: August 2016 INSURANCE COMPANIES FIGHT MAKE UNFAIR SETTLEMENTS We recently concluded a case where two young people that were injured in a crash that was clearly caused by a non-attentive driver who had a reasonable amount of bodily injury liability coverage. This is the kind…

This Month’s Topic of Interest: September 2016: 3 Steps to Follow After an Accident Getting into a car accident is one of the easiest ways for a good day to turn into a bad one. Not knowing what to do after the accident though can make it even worse. After…

This Month’s Topic of Interest: October 2016 Halloween Safety Tips As Halloween descends upon us, memories of crisp autumn air, sweet candy corn, and brightly lit pumpkins come to mind. Growing up in a friendly part of town, I fondly recall the excitement of “trick or treating” with my young…