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Florida Considers Full Texting Ban

Girl driving car and texting on her smart phone

Florida is known nationally for having some of the deadliest roadways. So why is it that Florida is one of only four states to treat texting while driving as a secondary offense, and not a primary offense. In Florida, law enforcement can only pull a driver over for texting if the officer sees the driver…

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Documenting Proof of Injury

Woman taking photo of auto accident for proof of injury and evidence

Why it’s so Important to Take Photos. As trial attorneys, it is often best for us to think about a case in reverse – so for us, it starts with the Verdict Form for trial, then, we work our way backwards. You may ask why this is important when most cases do not go to…

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Are You Prepared for a Flood?

Are you living in a flood zone? Are you prepared if a flood occurs? Do you have or need flood insurance? Flooding is a temporary overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry. Flooding may happen with only a few inches of water, or it may cover a house to the rooftop. Flooding is…

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Individual Disaster Assistance FEMA Approves $124,387,092.30 to 48 Designated Counties for Individual Assistance

The designated counties include Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Indian River, Brevard and Okeechobee counties. The Individual Assistance designation will enable constituents to apply for financial assistance to help cover the costs of temporary housing and lodging, disaster-caused home repairs and construction, as well as a number of other immediate needs caused by Hurricane…

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Property Damage to your Home or Business Did Your Home, Business, or Association Property Sustain Hurricane Damage?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we along with Co-Counsel, are handing Residential and Commercial Property Insurance Claims. Hurricane Irma is the most devastating storm to hit Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. If your home, apartment building, condominium, townhouse, office building, shopping center, warehouse or other real property has sustained damage due to Hurricane…

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Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Issues Emergency Order

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) entered an emergency order to protect policyholders from potential abuse by their insurance companies. Most notably, the emergency order: Provides an additional 90 days for policyholders to provide notice to their insurance companies that their property has been damaged; Bans insurance…

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Rear-Facing Child Seats

Parents Often Flip Child Seat to Forward-Facing Too Soon The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 59% of car seats are misused in a way that could reduce effectiveness. A 2011 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health reported that 73% of parents reported turning their child forward-facing before age 2. The American Academy…

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Drugged Driving Tops Drunk Driving

The Governors’ Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility are reporting that 43 percent of fatally injured drivers with known test results tested positive for drugs, while 38 percent tested positive for alcohol. Drug impaired driving or drugged driving, whether a motorist is high or impaired on prescription medication, marijuana or opioids,…

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Surviving a Rip Current

With summer quickly approaching beachgoers will be packing Florida’s beaches. Unfortunately, many beachgoers are unaware of the presence of rip currents, and worse, how to survive if they are caught in one. A rip current is a narrow, fast-moving channel of water that starts near the beach and extends offshore through the line of breaking…

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