Posting a negative review online could get you sued

Posting a negative review online could get you sued The right to free speech aside, leaving a negative review online could leave you open to a lawsuit. It has to for many others. A Florida man faced $25,000 in legal fees after posting a negative review about a vet on Yelp. A New York woman was sued by her doctor …

Distracted drivers cause accidents, injuries and fatalities

Distracted drivers cause more accidents, injuries and fatalities Statistics show that distracted drivers cause more accidents, injuries and fatalities than ever before.  States like Florida that once held back on passing legislation to reduce the numbers of distracted drivers have stepped up to make roads safer.  On average more than 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed because …

Nodding Off: Fighting driver fatigue

Nodding Off: Fighting driver fatigue For truckers and commercial drivers who often spend long hours on the road, driving drowsy is a common problem and serious hazard. In fact, 13 percent of truck accidents are linked to driver fatigue. Several conditions cause driving drowsy. Here’s a look at what’s behind truck driver fatigue, according to Sleep Help, an independently owned sleep-health …

Before the Storm: Know the risk and prepare

We’re entering into peak hurricane season. Know your risk ahead of time and get prepared for a storm, so you’re ready to act after it hits. Following these tips will ensure a smoother claim process. Prepare to file a claim now by taking pictures and videos of your property – inside and out. Don’t forget to include cars, boats and other …

Here’s how Florida’s No-Fault law affects compensation

No-Fault Law With so many distractions luring your eyes off the road, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with Florida’s No-Fault laws. Not only will it affect how you file a claim, but it will also impact what financial compensation you’re entitled to. Important Key Points You have four years from the date of your accident to file …

Summer Recreation: Accidents and the hidden dangers of rental waivers

The hidden dangers of rental waivers Summer vacation is just weeks away for many Americans. That means travel, campouts, fireworks, fun in the sun, and beach outings – among others. Most people let their guard down when they take off for a few days. But this is the time when injuries and accidents pile up, especially among children. Consider these …

How Florida law treats e-scooters

Electric Scooters Electric scooters accidents are popping up in South Florida, and now one unlucky rider died in a crash with a car on a busy Fort Lauderdale street. Florida law lacks specifics to deal with the proliferation of e-scooters like Bird, Lyft, Lime, and Bolt now popular in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. In Florida, mopeds, electric scooters, and motorized bicycles …

Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Way to School

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Keeping Kids Safe on their Way to School Now that schools are back in session in South Florida, here’s what you need to know about safety for your kids on the road. Much of the concern regarding school safety remains on the roadway, where most dangers exist. Kids are either walking to school, taking a school bus or getting there …

Ensuring Summertime Swim Safety

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Swim Safety Studies show that most drowning incidents occur in swimming pools. However, young children have been known to drown in less than two inches of water. Florida The problem is worse in Florida, which has lost more children to drownings than any other state. The statistics are startling:  In 2017, there were 51 fatal child drownings in Florida pools …

Tips for Motorcycle Safety in Florida

Motorcycle Safety May is Motorcycle Safety Month, and it has never been more relevant than now for Floridians. Florida Highway Patrol reported 9,500 motorcycle crashes in 2017. About 611 people died in those accidents. Safety is at the heart of reducing accidents and deaths. The fact is, motorcyclists are 27 more times likely than passenger car occupants to die in …