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Florida Tightens Golf Cart Rules

Age Limits and ID Required According to Florida law, golf carts can be considered Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs). LSVs are described as any vehicle with four wheels that travels at speeds of just over 20 miles per hour, but do not exceed 25 miles per hour. They can only be operated on streets where the speed […]
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What are Damages

Learning Legalese! Knowledge is Power Damages Damages in a civil lawsuit are what a plaintiff is seeking to recover. In a personal injury claim, damages are calculated in terms of money. There are two categories of damages, economic damages which are measurable – such as medical expenses and lost wages – and non-economic damages that are […]
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Road Reflectors

How Road Colors Guide and Protect You Most days, you speed past them without a second glance – those unassuming bumps and reflective dots embedded in the asphalt. They are called road reflectors, cats’ eyes, or even raised pavement markers. These markers play a vital role in keeping our roads safe. Beyond those occasional “bumpy” […]
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When To Consider Partition Actions in Real Estate

Guest Columnist – Guy  E. Quattlebaum of James Brown Law A Partition Action is a civil lawsuit to force the sale of Florida real estate. Florida law allows property to be owned jointly by several persons or entities. Often times, joint owners of a property cannot agree on the management or sale of a property […]
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Road Rage

Alarming Statistics on Road Rage and Fatal Crashes in the US According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving behaviors, which can lead to road rage incidents, are a factor in over half of all fatal crashes in the United States. A survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found […]
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What is Fiduciary Duty

Knowledge is Power Learning Legalese Fiduciary Duty “The relationship between an attorney and his or her client is a fiduciary relationship of the very highest character.” Elkind v. Bennett, 958 So. 2d 1088 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007) “There is no relationship between individuals which involves a greater degree of trust and confidence than that of […]
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Murray Guari Partner Scott B. Perry Appointed to Florida Bar Committee On Professionalism

Murray Guari Trial Attorneys Partner Scott Perry was recently appointed to The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism. The Standing Committee on Professionalism (SCOP) assists the Center for Professionalism in implementing programs, events, and activities to promote professionalism throughout Florida. SCOP’s mission is “To promote the fundamental ideals and values of professionalism within the legal […]
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Sleep is Fundamental to a Healthy Lifestyle

Guest Columnist: Ira B. Brassloff, M.D. – Internal Medicine Specialist Health and wellness are topics near and dear to me. I firmly believe that adequate sleep is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. In order to maintain health, you should have between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Studies show that lack of sleep […]
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What is Negligence

Knowledge is Power Learning Legalese Negligence Negligence is a wrongful act (referred to as a “tort”) arising from carelessness or the failure to act with reasonable care when such conduct causes damage to the person or property of another. To prove negligence in a personal injury claim, a plaintiff has to prove the following four […]
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What is a Tort

Knowledge is Power Learning Legalese Tort(s) A tort is any wrongful act that is not criminal in nature. This comes from Law French for “wrong” when the language of the courts in England was French. Almost every cause of action related to civil litigation – including a personal injury lawsuit – is considered a tort. In […]