Category Archives: Auto Accidents
How Does Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Law Affect My Rights As An Auto Accident Victim?
Getting injured in a motor vehicle accident can have severe consequences, but for the past year, Florida residents have had to contend with more than just dealing with the health issues related to their car accident injuries. Under changes to Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) laws, which came into effect on January 1, 2013, car… Read More »
Under Florida law, it’s mandatory for drivers to obtain automobile insurance. However, the minimum coverage required is relatively low, and this increases the chances of being involved in an accident with a driver who is underinsured. In some cases, people may be driving illegally without any insurance at all. Drivers with a valid Florida license… Read More »
Unlike in most other states, using your cell phone while you’re driving in Florida isn’t illegal. Recent changes to Florida law have, however, made texting while driving illegal. Does this mean that you can get pulled over for texting while you’re driving? While the new law is the first in Florida to address the issue… Read More »
The moments after a car accident are often chaotic, and it can be difficult to know what you should be doing in the aftermath. People may be milling around, dazed and confused — you may be feeling dazed and confused. Because a car crash can happen at any time, it’s important to know what you… Read More »
There’s nothing like the feeling of the freedom you get while riding down the highway on a motorcycle, but when it comes to car-motorcycle collisions, the motorcycle unfortunately offers its rider very little protection. Given the dangerous consequences of a motorcycle collision with a car, motorcycle riders need to be on the alert for the… Read More »
When motor vehicle accidents happen, children are among those most prone to injuries. In addition to meeting the requirements of Florida’s child restraint law, parents need to also ensure that their children’s car seats are installed and used properly. Florida’schild restraint lawrequires that children five years of age or younger be properly restrained when riding… Read More »
It’s well known that the driver of the rear car in a rear-end accident is generally presumed to be at fault for the collision. Does this mean, however, that the rear driver in a real-end collision can never sue the front driver for damages? For example, what if the driver of the front vehicle was… Read More »
Do Florida No-fault Insurance Laws Prevent Me from Seeking Justice against the Negligent Driver Who Injured Me?
Even when the law requires you to file a claim against your own policy, keep in mind that the negligent driver may still face potential penalties from traffic citations issued by police. However, the severity of your injuries is a major factor when determining your rights to pursue compensation from the driver whose negligence caused… Read More »
Many minor bumps on the head turn out to be less than minor after time passes. Even if you have few symptoms after a blow to the head in any type of accident, you should let a doctor determine if your injury is relatively trivial or if you need immediate treatment. If the negligent or… Read More »
Between the lack of cell phone use laws and no-fault auto insurance requirements in Florida, drivers may believe they have a low risk of legal consequences when their phone use causes auto accidents. However, an experienced auto accident attorney in Tampa can easily recount many cases where a distracted cell phone user caused serious injuries… Read More »