Motor Vehicle Accidents

Is Florida a No-Fault State?

Florida requires that automobile drivers carry certain types of insurance to provide coverage for injuries and costs resulting from car accidents. The insurance requirements cover minor medical, property, and other costs sustained from a car crash and help protect drivers from legal liability. Florida’s insurance laws limit your ability to recover crash-related damages. However, in…

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The importance of Uninsured and Under-insured motorist

Advice from Personal Injury Attorney, Ben Shell. I would like to take a minute to discuss something that I believe to be the most important provision of your automobile policy. What I’m talking about is uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage (UM). Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage provides a valuable source of recovery after…

What is an ‘Emergency Medical Condition’ Under the New Florida PIP Law?

The new Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law that went into effect in January of 2013 has been criticized for benefiting insurance companies at the expense of injured individuals. According to the new law, the amount of money paid out to an injured individual can be affected by whether or not the injury qualifies as…

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Texting and Driving in Florida…What You Need to Know Now

The Florida legislature recently passed the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” This new law which goes into effect on October 1, 2013, prohibits operating a motor vehicle while typing, sending, entering or reading data including text messages, e-mails, and instant messages. The stated intention for this legislation is to prevent texting related vehicle…