Texting while driving prohibition effective 10.1.2013; read the law here;

Florida’s “ban” on texting and driving goes into effect October 1, 2013. Read the law here, as well other laws that were modified to account for enforcement of this new law. The potential effect has been criticized by some citing the “secondary offense” character of the law, the small fine associated with its violation, and … Continue reading “Texting while driving prohibition effective 10.1.2013; read the law here;”

Auto accidents; I-75; and out of town lawyers.

Driving around Gainesville today I drove under I-75. South bound traffic was at a stand still. I went north bound on the interstate and saw traffic backed up standing still for several miles. Paynes Prairie is just south of the entrance (Williston Road) I got on, so the accident was likely on the prairie. Traffic … Continue reading “Auto accidents; I-75; and out of town lawyers.”

two important florida court decision; workers compensation and medical malpractice

I have pasted two appellate court decisions here because of how important they are to Florida law. You may not read them, but they are here if you’d like to. The first is an opinion from the Florida Supreme Court. The decision involves the enforceability of an agreement between a doctor and patient in which … Continue reading “two important florida court decision; workers compensation and medical malpractice”

Motorcyclist Killed on I-75

Motorcyclist killed on I-75 today; A tragic motorcycle accident occurred today involving a motorcyclist. TV 20 reports the driver was killed after he overtook a pickup truck striking the rear and being thrown off, landing in the path of a semi-tractor trailer. Motorcyclist, and scooter drivers need to take special care out there. I’m not … Continue reading “Motorcyclist Killed on I-75”

Car on bicycle accidents increasing

Bicycles on the roadway are by law vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities of all motorized vehicles used on our roadways. Recent statistics obtained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) indicate that there were 618 fatalities in bicycle-motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. These numbers represent just under 2% of the total … Continue reading “Car on bicycle accidents increasing”

Automobile Insurance in Florida; landscape may be changing

Stay tuned to the Leon County Circuit Court case of Robin Myers et al vs. Kevin McCarty Florida Insurance commissioner. This case is at a preliminary stage but the first round goes to the Florida consumer. Myers is a message therapist who along with other professionals affected by the latest revisions to Florida’s no fault … Continue reading “Automobile Insurance in Florida; landscape may be changing”

Interstate Highway accidents/wrongful deaths

Over the weekend a college soccer player where my son goes to school was killed in an automobile accident on the interstate highway. Her passenger was killed too. These two wrongful deaths were caused by a drunk driver who survived the crash. The urge to “make some sense” out of these car accidents and the … Continue reading “Interstate Highway accidents/wrongful deaths”