Push to Repeal No Fault Auto Insurance Laws

Florida lawmakers are pressing forward with an effort to repeal the state’s no-fault car insurance system. Short of full repeal, they hope to achieve a major overhaul. Any changes will likely be controversial, given the fact that no-fault insurance is a perennial hot-button issue. Critics say it’s behind the times at best and, at worst,…

Celebratory Gunfire Injuries in Florida

Just before midnight on New Years’ Eve in Houston, Texas, a sleeping 8-year-old boy was shot in the hand. Less than 20 minutes later, a 24-year-old Houston woman arrived at the hospital after being shot in the stomach. Both were the consequence of unfortunate celebratory gunfire. Even more tragically, the woman was shot by her…

Deceit and Assault: Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard

News and social media have been surging with support for Johnny Depp as he appeals to the courts of England. His goal? To set the record straight and restore his name in the eye of the public. The issue? The courts have been unwilling to overturn the previous rulings. This case started with domestic assault…

Beware of Pool Filter Explosions

Many people are spending more time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic surges on. In Florida, that means chances are high that families are making good use of the backyard pool. More use means that the pool filter will need more frequent cleaning and maintenance — but be careful if you’re planning to do it…

Car Accidents and Health Insurance in Florida

If you have been injured in a car accident in Florida, one of your most immediate concerns will likely be how you’re going to pay for medical treatment. Not everyone is prepared for the expenses they’ll incur after a crash, especially if there are serious or catastrophic injuries. When an accident sends you to the…

How to Spot a Fake Uber or Lyft Driver

Using Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services has become a popular way to get around Florida. Fortunately, most of these rides and interactions with drivers are perfectly safe. However, there have been instances of people posing as Uber drivers nationwide. In order to stay safe, avoid a scam, and protect yourself, the Tampa rideshare lawyers…

Wearable Tech Detects When Truck Drivers Are Sleepy

When a large truck and a passenger car collide, the damages can be severe. One common cause of tractor-trailer accidents is truck driver fatigue — often a consequence of driving for long hours at a time with few rest and recovery periods. In order to reduce the number of truck accidents caused by drowsy driving,…

Lyft Policy Changes Takes Human Judgment Out of Safety Decisions

The ridesharing service Lyft recently enacted several protocols that standardize the way that its drivers are evaluated for safety. The new policy, Safety Policy and Community Compliance (SPCC), uses a “decision matrix” to determine when to remove a driver from the platform. The company’s Trust and Safety team must now follow strict guidelines that appear…

Daylight Saving Time Brings More Fatal Car Accidents

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is around the corner. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., Floridians will shift their clocks forward one hour. That means everyone loses one hour of sleep. Besides being extra sleepy, researchers say that “springing forward” has dangerous consequences. A recent study in the journal Current Biology reported a 6 percent…

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by another’s recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation through a Florida personal injury claim. Many people try to settle these claims on their own, thinking that they don’t need the help of a personal injury attorney. However, a lawyer can be a valuable asset during…