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    • Understanding the Surge of Bicycle Accidents

      It is simple to understand the popularity of bicycling. Cycling is good exercise, it's better for the environment, it is economical, and here in South Florida, it can be done year around. Cycling is not just a mode of transportation -- for many, it is a recreational activity. Bicycles are incredibly popular in South Florida, so the latest news about an increase in bicycle fatalities is alarming. ...
    • To Err is Human...

      The day after Christmas, three people on their way home from a nightclub were killed when their car smashed through two fences and plunged into a lake near Fort Lauderdale. Only the driver escaped the sinking vehicle and, although the cause is still under investigation , witnesses reported that the car had been speeding prior to the crash. A tragedy for sure, perhaps even a preventable one – and ...
    • Riding Doesn't Transport You to a Destination; It is the Destination

      Motorcycles are the ultimate “fun” vehicle. They offer a powerful, open-air ride that no car can match, which was magnificently described in the classic novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : "You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” One of the most obvious measurements of motorcycle ...

    Car Accidents

    The latest posts for Car Accidents are listed below.
    • Will Drugged Driving Overtake Drunk Driving as a Leading Cause of Crashes?

      For decades, we have learned about the dangers of drunk driving and the devastating impact it can have on the road: there were over 10,000 people killed by drunk drivers in 2016 alone. Recently, however, there has been a rise in a new threat that has impacted drivers across the country: drugged driving. A 2014 survey found that an estimated 1 in 4 drivers tested positive for a minimum of one drug ...
    • Why So Few Vehicles Get Top Safety Ratings Today

      When you purchase a new vehicle, safety is likely one of the top priorities that you take into consideration when making your choice. However, if you were to begin shopping for a new vehicle today, you might be surprised to learn that just 15 vehicles currently make the list of "Top Safety Pick+" according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This means that of the literally ...
    • Making Texting While Driving a Primary Offense in Florida

      According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , 2015 alone saw 3,477 lives lost just because of distracted driving. When people fail to pay attention to the road when operating a vehicle, they not only put their own lives at risk, but also those of everyone around them. Distracted driving is one of the biggest challenges facing both motorists and lawmakers. What is being done, ...

    Car Insurance

    The latest posts for Car Insurance are listed below.
    • Fighting Denials of Life Insurance Claims

      With its roots in ancient Roman times, the concept of life insurance found its way to the U.S. in the 1760s. Not offered to the working class until the 1870s, sales increased dramatically after the first World War. These days, approximately three in five Americans have some type of life insurance and another 34% are likely to buy it in the coming year. Coverage needs vary, based on personal ...
    • What is Subrogation?

      The law is full of cumbersome terms and complex principles that can seem intimidating to many people. Yet, these notions are at play in our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. Subrogation is one of those ideas that can be very useful to understand in the context of personal injury. The word “subrogation” means to stand in the place of another, particularly to substitute for another with ...
    • Insurance Claims Process Guide

      If you've been injured in an accident that was caused by another party, then you may find yourself in a very difficult situation. On the one hand, you may be suffering from injuries and loss of income as a result of your accident. On the other hand, you may have medical bills and other expenses piling up that you're not sure how to take care of. Been in a car accident? Report it to your insurance ...

    In the News

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    • After the Storm

      South Floridians know they live on borrowed time. One of the sacrifices we make for the warm sunshine, water accessibility, diverse cultures, abundance of nature, and friendly people is knowing a hurricane is always just around the corner. Some tropical Atlantic storms never gain hurricane strength or make landfall, but those that do have a penchant for the Sunshine State. In fact, eight of the ...
    • Wells Fargo Fraud Lawsuit - Are You a Victim of the Bank's Fraud?

      Are you a Wells Fargo customer who has: Had unauthorized accounts opened in your name? Had money transferred into those accounts without your consent and knowledge? Had bank fees charged for those fraudulent accounts? Had your credit score affected by the bank’s actions? More than 1 million Wells Fargo customers have been hurt by the bank’s deceptive and fraudulent operations. If you have been the ...
    • Florida's High Insurance Costs

      In January, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released a report based on data from 2013 providing premium and exposure information for noncommercial dwelling fire insurance and for homeowner’s insurance package policies. The report considered the effect of many factors on the cost of insurance, such as geographic area, real estate values, construction costs, vulnerability ...

    Insurance Bad Faith

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    • How to Handle Insurance Denials

      Insurance is one of life’s pesky necessities. It’s required in order to drive a car and to mortgage a home. It is highly recommended for operating a boat, renting an apartment, even going on an expensive trip. If you have to make a claim, you expect it to go smoothly, but too often, that’s not the case. Insurance companies are businesses and, as such, they aspire to operate at the highest possible ...
    • Boat Insurance Claims

      Here in Florida, we have a lot of sunshine and a lot of water. Those elements combine to make us a boater’s paradise, as demonstrated by the over 870,000 boats registered here . Florida is also a haven for visitors who come by boat or bring their boat along. Although Florida law has strict registration policies, boat insurance is optional. Most boaters elect coverage, knowing there are many risks ...
    • Windstorms: Preparation and Filing for Loss

      South Florida is rich in sun, sand, water, and wind. Advertisements for the area often depict people sunbathing or strolling along the beach, waves lapping the shore as a gentle breeze keeps things fresh. However, residents are familiar with the weather that lurks on the other side of this peaceful coin. Torrential rains lashed by howling winds can leave a path of devastation. Adequate preparation ...

    Insurance Claims

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    • As Irma Inches Closer to Florida, Remember These Safety Tips

      Floridians are no strangers to the potential dangers of hurricane season. We've gotten pretty lucky the last several years, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) warns that, from now until November, we may be in for more hurricanes than what was previously predicted. In fact, this season could rival that of 2010, with a high likelihood of 14 to 19 named storms, 5 to 9 actual ...
    • Vacation Planning Should Include Securing Your Home

      You’ve been saving your pennies and finally earned that time away. Travel-size shampoo? Check. Phone charger? Check. Leaving your home vulnerable while you’re gone? Not intentionally. With a little thought and attention to detail, you can increase the chances that your home will be in the same condition when you return as it was when you left. Whether you are going away for a night or a week, here ...
    • It's Hurricane Season for Pets, Too. Plan Ahead.

      It might not sound very dangerous, but complacency is one of the biggest concerns this hurricane season. Emergency managers and hurricane forecasters are afraid that after nine seasons without a major hurricane striking the U.S., the public will become complacent and fail to prepare. Yet, preparation is everything since it only takes one storm to cause total chaos. It is imperative that there be a ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • South Florida's Ongoing Effort to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

      Pedestrian fatalities are the highest they have been in a decade, and the state of Florida ranks among the most dangerous in the country for walkers. In fact, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ranked as the 11th most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians in a recent report from Smart Growth America. In response to this issue, government agencies in South Florida are taking steps ...
    • How an Attorney Can Help in a Personal Injury Claim

      A personal injury that is suffered as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions can have a devastating impact on you and your family. First you must deal with the physical injuries and trauma. You may require emergency care, hospitalization, medications, ongoing doctor visits, rehabilitation, or specialized care to treat and recover from your injuries. Then there are the ...
    • Sexual Assault in the Workplace

      These days, it seems that it's nearly impossible to read the news without coming across at least one story about yet another celebrity, politician, or other public figure being accused of sexual assault. More often than not, the victims of these assault cases are women, though it's certainly not unheard of for men to be victimized as well (e.g., recent allegations against actor Kevin Spacey). And ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Are You at Risk for Food Poisoning?

      Sometimes it seems as if every couple of weeks grocery stores or food manufacturers announce a new recall due to the potential of a product's carrying a foodborne disease. With increased news reports over the years talking about foodborne illnesses, public awareness about causes, symptoms, and the general risks has increased. Unfortunately, thousands of people still die each year from one type of ...
    • South Florida Weather Puts Drivers at Risk of Injury from Defective Airbags

      Contrary to popular belief, airbags are not soft pillows that float out like clouds when needed. Rather, these supplemental restraints more closely resemble tightly packed explosives. The inflation system is comparable to that of a solid rocket booster , and deployment clocks in at almost 200 miles per hour. Activation comes without warning, filling the space and beginning to deflate in less time ...
    • Dehumidifiers are Dangerous: Fires and Recalls

      Defective dehumidifiers made by Gree and Midea have been overheating and linked to destructive fires. Sold at well-known national retailers as well as on secondary markets, consumers have to be careful. If you have a dehumidifier, stop using it and unplug it until you have a chance to determine whether it is subject to recall. By entering the brand name, model number, and date code from the label ...

    Uninsured Motorist

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    • Be Attentive to Distracted Driving

      Distracted driving is a significant problem with serious consequences. Whether navigating downtown’s street grid or traveling on the Palmetto Expressway, a great deal of concentration is required to drive safely on Miami’s congested roadways. Any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road can be dangerous, especially with our area’s added hazard of having many visitors who may ...
    • Are You Insured Against the Uninsured?

      Insurance industry studies have concluded that one out of four Florida drivers is uninsured. Based on my firm's decades of experience in representing people that are injured in auto accidents, I would say that even more people are uninsured in South Florida. Just as important, most drivers do not carry enough liability insurance to compensate a victim of a car accident that is seriously injured. ...
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