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April 23, 2013 in

Punitive Damages for Texting and Driving in Palm Beach County

We all hear and see from the media the dangers of texting while driving an automobile. It doesn't take much to imagine that having your focus on a small phone while driving a vehicle is a bad idea. However, did you know that doing so could lead to punitive damages being assessed against you? Punitive...
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April 2, 2013 in

Do you have all the safety requirements for your boat?

A few weeks ago, two old friends set out from Port St. Lucie to the Virgin Islands on a sail boat. The two gentlemen are 86 and 71 years old. They had invited another friend who turned them down and warned them that the currents and winds would make the trip too difficult if...
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April 1, 2013 in

What are the rules for when we see a cyclist on the road?

Have you ever been on a nice afternoon bike ride with the family? Have you ever crossed paths with unruly drivers that are not so courteous to bicyclists? Chances are that the answer is most likely yes to both questions. Unfortunately, there seems to be a negative prejudice with respect to bicyclists on the...
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March 25, 2013 in

Texting and Driving Could Lead to Criminal and Civil Consequences

Recently, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has launched a “designated texter” campaign.  Central Florida residents are encouraged to go online and take a pledge to assign a designated person to handle texting instead of the vehicle driver.  In addition, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is urging those taking the pledge to submit their reason...
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March 14, 2013 in

Why is it important to give a full accident report to the police?

A majority of those living in the state of Florida, at one time or another, have been involved in an auto accident. Whether it be in a parking lot fender bender or a highway collision, more often than not the police arrive. The investigating officer will go to each driver and ask them what...
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March 13, 2013 in

Child Automobile Safety

Despite being buckled up, as a father, I worry every time my daughter is in a car. Quite frankly, I have seen way too many serious accidents involving minors not to worry.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), automobile accident injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the...
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March 13, 2013 in

What Are Your Rights If You Are at Fault for an Accident?

As a personal injury attorney, I deal with countless victims who suffer due to the negligence of others.  Oftentimes, the person who caused the injury will attempt to place some of the blame on the injured person.  Sadly, sometimes they are correct, and the injured party was partially at fault. Let’s imagine a case where...
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March 7, 2013 in

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet, Even on a Scooter!

The price of gas is just plain ridiculous.  As a result, many individuals have resorted to seeking alternative methods of transportation. The new vehicle of choice is the scooter. Did you know the average scooter gets 85 miles per gallon? Clearly, this is much better than the average vehicle, and scooter owners are also...
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February 27, 2013 in

Are Your Tires Safe?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), in 2003, an estimated 414 fatalities and over 78,000 automobile accidents occurred due to faulty/worn tires.   Arguably, having good tires is the most important driving safety decision you can make.  Fortunately, these accidents can be prevented by ensuring your tires are safe.  The NHTSA has...
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February 7, 2013 in

Hit and Run Boating Accident in Juno critically injures Teen

Boating season has officially started and we know that because of the first tragic accident that occurred this past Saturday near the Juno pier. Like many accidents, this could have been avoided if the captain understood boating safety. Apparently, a fourteen-year-old girl attempted to board a 22-foot boat in shallow water near the beach....
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