This page features the lastest news and announcements from our firm, be sure to check back often to see what has been going on at the firm.

June is National Tire Safety Month

Hot weather and under-inflated tires are a dangerous combination. In fact, it is the heat that is the ultimate enemy of tires. Some of the worst tire-related accidents are the result of under-inflated tires during the summer months. When tire tread is worn, it can cause your vehicle to respond poorly in dangerous weather conditions, …

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Summer Driving FAQ’s

Which month accounts for the greatest number of car accidents? August accounts for the greatest number of car accidents.  More traffic accidents occur in the month of August than any other month of the year. August 2 is in fact the deadliest day of the year for car crashes on U.S. roads, according to a …

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Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Travelers

As Memorial Day approaches, safety on the road is extremely important to remember. According to the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR), Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday when it comes to traffic accidents on the roads and highways nationwide. This increased risk is due to more drivers being on the road, tourists …

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Memorial Day Safety Tips from Michael T. Gibson, P.A.

Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of summer. While you are enjoying some fun in the sun with your family and friends or planning a weekend road trip, we have some safety tips that can help you enjoy your barbeques and Memorial Day celebrations safely. Water Safety Warm weather means taking a dip in …

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FAQ’s on Automobile Defects and Recalls

What is a vehicle recall? A vehicle recall occurs when either the automobile manufacturer or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a vehicle model has some type of safety-related defect or does not otherwise comply with federal safety standards. A recall is an alert issued to the owner on record for the …

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New Federal Investigations into Hyundai, Kia Vehicle Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it has initiated two new investigations into vehicle fires involving five different Hyundai and Kia models. This investigation comes after thousands of reports have been made regarding fires involving these specific models. These fires have resulted in more than 100 injures and one reported fatality. A …

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tesla Due to Autopilot Malfunction

Tesla is coming under fire again after a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man who lost his life after it was reported that his car’s autopilot technology failed him. Wei Lun “Walter” Huang was driving his 2017 Tesla Model X P100D on March 23, 2018, on Highway …

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Two Separate Distracted Driving Bills Move Forward in Florida Legislature

Distracted driving remains an issue across the country, but it seems to be an even bigger problem in Florida. The State of Florida ranks second, only behind Louisiana, for distracted driving crashes. Not only are more people driving while distracted, but Florida is one of the most lenient states when it comes to cracking down …

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Distracted Driving and PIP – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the latest changes to the law when it comes to texting and driving in Florida?  Two proposed bills are being debated: House Bill 107 and Senate Bill 76. Currently, drivers cannot be pulled over for texting and driving alone. In the State of Florida, it is considered a secondary offense, which means another …

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Florida Senate Moves Forward with Measure to Repeal PIP

Florida remains one of a handful of states with “no-fault” insurance laws on the books, but this could soon change as both the Florida House and Senate have proposed measures to eliminate the state’s no-fault insurance system. Florida’s no-fault insurance law was enacted in 1979. The law requires that all drivers carry at least $10,000 …

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Pedestrian Deaths Expected to Increase in Central Florida

Pedestrian accidents are an all-too-common occurrence in Orlando. Unfortunately, these accidents could potentially become an even bigger problem, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). In fact, the number of pedestrian fatalities has reached an alarming high and is only expected to increase in coming years. The study reported that …

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Slip & Fall FAQ’s

What are the four elements that must be proven in a slip and fall / trip and fall accident case? Duty. You must show that the property or business owner owed you a ‘duty of care’ to make sure the property was reasonably safe and appropriate; Notice. The property or business owner ‘knew or should …

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