We have all heard the message that texting and driving don’t mix. It’s common knowledge that the practice is extremely dangerous, but what are the legal ramifications if a Florida driver does choose to text while behind the wheel? You may be surprised to learn that the Sunshine State’s texting ban is considered weak compared to most of the country.
Response to Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has left us reeling. Yes, we are hurting. We are mothers, aunts, friends; the thought that a gunman could open fire on the children we hold most dear while they attend school is an unbelievable horror.Continue reading
A Study of Lawful, Nonviolent Protest
This February, as we reflect upon Black History Month, we are reminded of the ability of a group to enact real change. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., African Americans joined together in nonviolent protest – and found civil rights victory. This example is extremely relevant today.Continue reading
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Avast, ye lovers of bead booty and Bayshore Boulevard: Tampa’s Gasparilla festival is nearly upon us. Since 1904, the Bay Area has celebrated Jose Gaspar with a homage worthy of the alleged 1700s-era plunderer. That Jose was rather naughty. You too can let loose and let your pirate flag fly Saturday, January 27 by following a few tips. Party like a pirate and stay safe. Here’s how.Continue reading
Welcome to the holidays – full of friends, festivities and fender benders. Driving safely is obviously a yearlong goal, but during this time of extra merriment, it makes sense to take extra care out on the roads. Want to avoid having to ask Santa for car accident assistance this Christmas?Continue reading
Before you head to that personal injury case consultation, take a deep breath. You’ve been through a great deal. Any time a person suffers an injury, it’s a jarring experience – but there is a way to lessen the stress. The number one thing you can do to keep that personal injury episode from defining you is to prepare for your personal injury case consultation. Here’s how.Continue reading
An auto accident sets a long list of inconveniences into motion. There’s repair to the automobile, which can be a headache. Health issues from the accident can make the idea of filing a car accident lawsuit exhausting. Take a deep breath and pick up the phone anyway. Call a reputable auto accident attorney. He or she will be able to counsel you regarding whether proceeding with a car accident lawsuit is a sound idea or just a waste of time. Continue reading
1 – Failing to call the police
For a person who has never been in an accident, it can be a stressful event and you may wonder, “Should I call the police?” The answer is always “yes!” It is normal to feel a little uncomfortable about calling the police after a car accident, but it is necessary to document what happened and to make sure information is exchanged. If, for example, the other driver gives you the wrong information or lacks insurance, you need to know right away so that the police can get involved in enforcing your rights.
When the last squall quieted and the final advisory ceased, Hurricane Irma left a mess in her wake – along with thousands of Floridians wondering who is liable for the cleanup. The storm is past; the damage is done. The next steps a homeowner takes can mean the difference between a speedy recovery and a painful learning experience. Find answers to common post-storm questions below. Continue reading
When are slip and fall accidents cause for legal action? –When they occur due to gross negligence. Look at the issue this way: if those tasked with public safety do not take proper measures to prevent injury, we are all at risk. Consider the example shared below. Though health is priceless, legal action can intervene in such cases to at least make the situation at least a bit more bearable for the victim. Continue reading