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The Dangers of Driving After “Fall Back” Daylight Savings

It’s that time of year again when Daylights Savings ends, and we “fall back” and gain an hour of sleep. While gaining an hour of sleep may seem enjoyable, research has
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Is it legal to lane split in Florida?

According to Florida Statute 316.209… It is not currently legal to lane split while riding a motorcycle or moped in the state of Florida. Motorcycle lane splitting is when a motorcycle
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Is it Illegal to conceal your license plate tags in Florida?

According to Florida Statute 316.2085… The license tag of a motorcycle or moped must be permanently affixed to the vehicle and remain clearly visible from behind at all times. Any deliberate
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Is it Illegal to Wear Headphones While Driving in Florida?

In Florida, it is illegal to wear headphones while driving (under Florida Statute §316.304), although there are a few exceptions you should know about. The law applies to any type of
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I’m Receiving Medical Bills in the Mail – What Should I Do with Them?

After being in an auto accident, one thing that is sure to change is the amount of mail you receive. Don’t be surprised if your mailbox starts getting stuffed each day
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Florida PIP Insurance Limits Making a Claim to Only 14 Days

Florida is one of only a few states that require motorists to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This unique type of auto insurance will pay damages to a claimant based
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Can Party Hosts be Held Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents Under Florida Dram Shop Laws?

It’s the middle of summer, and you’ve been invited to a party. You’re excited, but there’s one thing on your mind – will you be able to drink alcoholic beverages without
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Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Exclusions

Have you ever been involved in a car accident or motorcycle accident only to find out the exclusions in your insurance policy won’t cover the damage to your vehicle? Are you
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How An Accident Can Affect Your Mental Health

No one ever expects to be in an accident, but it can happen to anyone. If you are involved in a car accident, it can be a traumatic experience that can
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Can a Car Cause an Injury Without a Collision?

This may sound like a strange question at first, but then you may recall seeing those news stories about vehicle recalls and injuries to drivers when unexpected malfunctions happen. These single-vehicle
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What Happens When Medicine Causes a Car Accident?

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 43.6 percent of fatally injured drivers in 2016 tested positive for drugs, and over half of those drivers were positive for two or more
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Who Is at Fault in a Single Vehicle Car Accident?

Typically, you will see news coverage of car accidents where multiple vehicles are involved, and there are significant personal injuries. But a large number of accidents do not include various drivers.
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3 Apps to Prevent Texting While Driving

Cell phones have become an important part of our daily lives in today’s society. From communicating and keeping up with current events to sharing our lives on social media platforms such
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5 Tips for Taking Effective Photos of a Vehicle Accident

One of the most commonly recommended tips for following a car accident (after any medical and safety concerns) is to take photos of the damage. Accident scene photos provide substantial evidence
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What About My Rental Car?

Was your vehicle severely damaged in an auto accident? Are you wondering who is going to pay for your rental car? If you require a rental car after an accident, you
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What Amount/Type of Insurance Do Other Drivers Have?

A car accident can be a frightening experience all on its own. It can become even more frightening when the other driver doesn’t have insurance or is underinsured. Suddenly, you’re faced
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What is Vicarious Liability?

Have you ever heard of vicarious liability? It is a legal term that refers to the responsibility of one person for the actions of another. In other words, vicarious liability means
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How Do I Get Reimbursed for Lost Wages and Medical Expenses After an Auto Accident?

An auto accident can cause you to suffer serious injuries that might require medical treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation, and prescription medication. In some cases, the injury could also mean that you
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Clearwater Car Accidents Increase During “Snowbird” Migration

Florida is full of white sand beaches and warm weather. So it’s no surprise that Clearwater gets an influx of winter visitors trying to escape the cold in their home states
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Teens are Less Likely to Get Driver’s Licenses in Recent Years

There was a time when getting your learner’s permit was the most exciting part about turning 15 or 16 years old. From driver’s education classes, and driving lessons, to the driving
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