Umbrella Insurance Policies – What are they?
An umbrella insurance policy is a type of personal insurance coverage that can add extra liability coverage over and above the limits of another existing policy, such as auto or homeowners insurance. Umbrella insurance can help protect you from a large and potentially devastating liability judgment. Personal umbrella coverage is triggered when your underlying liability […]Continue reading...
More Than Meets the Eye: Roadway Design and Construction
While driver negligence is the cause of most car accidents, sometimes the design or construction of a roadway is to blame. At first glance, driver-error may appear to be the cause of the accident, but the underlying true cause or major contributing factor is much more complicated. Lack of signage, missing or improper guardrails, and […]Continue reading...
Florida Car Owners: Major Liability Regardless of Fault
Like most people, you have probably loaned your car to a neighbor or friend on occasion without giving it much thought. Or perhaps you have a minor child that just turned 16 that you allow to drive the family car. Or maybe you plan to buy your minor child a car? Did you know that […]Continue reading...
Civil Liability of Impaired Drivers
The holiday season is coming to a close, but parties are still in full swing. That also means there are more impaired drivers on the road. Driving under the influence is a criminal offense in Florida, and anyone charged with DUI faces tough penalties. Those penalties are more serious when the impaired driver causes an accident. In […]Continue reading...
Protect Yourself in a Crash – Your Post-Accident Checklist
Few things are as traumatic as being involved in an accident. Even if the crash was not your fault, becoming an accident victim is frightening and disorienting. Whether you are a brand new driver or one with decades behind the wheel, knowing what steps to take after an accident can make all the difference. No […]Continue reading...
Protect Your Rights – Steps to Take After a Car Accident
If you drive a car, you are at risk of an accident. If you are involved in a crash, it is important to protect your rights and take the right steps immediately afterward. Bungling the post-accident response could interfere with your right to recover for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages. No matter […]Continue reading...
Black Boxes Can Help Your Personal Injury Case
Semi trucks have black boxes, or event data recorders, that are in many ways similar to the flight data recorders most people are familiar with from news reports about plane crashes. In semi trucks, the function of black boxes varies widely. Some begin recording only when triggered by crash-like conditions such as sudden acceleration, hard […]Continue reading...
How to React When You Are Involved in a Car Accident in Florida
The shock and trauma you suffer when you are involved in a car accident in Florida compounds any resulting physical injury and often leaves you feeling disoriented. The psychological effect of an automobile crash can very easily lead to a lack of clear thinking when faced with an angry driver who wants to hold you […]Continue reading...
What If Your Teenager Was Involved in an Car Accident?
In the State of Florida alone, literally thousands of car accidents occur on an annual basis. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 32,000 people lost their lives last year as a result, not to mention over 300,000 injuries that required hospitalization. Even though these stats signify a one percent decrease from the […]Continue reading...
Did Defective Tires Cause the Accident?
When a car accident occurs, the fault usually lies with one or more of the drivers involved. However, sometimes an accident can be caused by a defect in your vehicle. It could involve the design of the car itself, or a faulty part. If defective tires caused the accident that caused your injuries, you may […]Continue reading...
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