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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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Fall Prevention Tips That Could Save Your Life

Fall Prevention Tips That Could Save Your Life Falls are a common occurrence, especially as a person ages and experiences a variety of physical changes and health issues. For individuals over the age of 65, falls are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury. Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries …

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Distracted Driving Q & A’s

Can I be pulled over for using my cell phone while driving in Florida? Technically, no.  Florida is only one of five states in the nation that does not allow law enforcement to pull over a driver for only texting and driving. Texting while driving is considered a secondary offense, meaning Florida law enforcement first …

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How to Recognize Delayed Injury Symptoms Following a Car Accident

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and they are traumatic for anyone involved. After being involved in a car accident, your body almost automatically goes into “fight or flight” mode, where you are running on adrenaline. It comes as no surprise that, because of the way our bodies react in the event …

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Florida Legislature Considers Banning ALL Forms of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving continues to be a problem nationwide, and Florida is reported as the second worst state in the nation when it comes to distracted driving crashes.  According to state statistics, between the years 2013 and 2017, the number of accidents caused by distracted driving went up by 33 percent. In 2017 alone, 6,972 distracted …

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