Individuals who are injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence can recover compensation in Florida by filing a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. While injured parties are entitled to sue those who negligently harm them, this right does not last forever. This is because Florida has a statute […]
Sixteen Americans have lost their lives due to defective air bags and now we know what those lives were worth. Japanese auto parts maker, Takata agreed to a $1 billion fine to settle criminal felony charges that the company concealed the defects in millions of air bag inflators over a 15-year period. The decision occurred […]
You’ve seen stories about driverless cars around the country. The Department of Transportation issued guidelines for safety of passengers in driverless cars after a Florida driver, who relied on autopilot, crashed his Tesla into a tractor-trailer with fatal results. Despite that setback, Florida lawmakers are eliminating roadblocks to the new technology with the state ridding […]
Although every motorist driving in Florida is legally required to carry insurance, the truth of the matter is that there are many uninsured motorists using Florida’s roadways everyday. In fact, according to the Florida Insurance Council, Florida has among the highest uninsured motorists rates in the United States with an estimated 25 percent of motorists […]
Automobile accidents in Jacksonville are unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence. Hearing the sirens of police and fire officials racing to the scene of an accident has become part of the sounds of daily living. However, when you or your loved one suffer injuries in such a crash, you’ll need the help and support of legal professionals […]
Americans spend such a significant amount of their lives in cars that we often forget how dangerous they can be. Even with modern safety features like safety belts and airbags, there’s no getting around the fact that cars weigh an average of two tons, are composed mainly of steel, and can travel at high speeds. […]
It was in an Atlanta suburb, about 11 p.m. on September 10th, 2015. An 18 year old woman finished her shift at a local restaurant. She and a few co-workers piled into her father’s Mercedes C230. As she was driving away, the young woman apparently pulled out her phone and opened up the app Snapchat.
Georgia is a comparative negligence, or comparative fault, state. This means that more than one party can share fault for an accident or injury. Comparative fault is a legal concept that limits the amount of damages recoverable in a claim to the amount of fault of the other party. An example of this would be: […]
We’re a stop closer to not having red light cameras in the Sunshine State. Recently, a Florida House committee approved HB 4027, a bill that would ban local governments from using red light cameras to cite drivers for not properly stopping at intersections. HB 4027 looks to repeal a 2010 law that authorized statewide use […]
In an interview with Insurance Journal, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said that “transportation network companies” (TNCs) like Uber have gaps in insurance coverage consumers should beware of. He was talking in relation to a lawsuit brought against Uber that’s been in the news recently.