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Takata Pleads Guilty to Criminal Wrongdoing Over Its Airbags

March 2, 2017

Takata Pleads Guilty to Criminal Wrongdoing Over Its Airbags

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…

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March 1, 2017

Is There a Driver in that Car? Florida Leads Nation in Lax Driverless Car Laws

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…

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January 15, 2017

Uninsured Drivers Who Cause Car Accidents in Florida

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…

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August 12, 2016

What Causes Jacksonville Automobile Accidents?

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…

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May 31, 2016

Commonly Broken Bones in Jacksonville Car Accidents

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….

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May 26, 2016

Injured Uber Driver Suing Snapchat

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….

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February 15, 2016

What Does Comparative Negligence Mean in My Valdosta Car Accident Case?

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:…

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January 29, 2016

Red Light Cameras Might Get Shut Off in Florida

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…

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December 27, 2015

Florida Declares Uber Drivers Independent Contractors (Not Employees)

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. Two Florida Uber drivers sued the company for employee benefits. But, in early December…

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