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Florida Statute of Limitations-- How it May Affect You

By: William E. Johnson
Date: January 26, 2014
If you wish to file a lawsuit, there is a certain amount of time in which a case must be filed after an injury is suffered. A statute of limitations is a law that places a limit on pursuing a legal remedy in relation to wrongful conduct.

Hit and Run Crashes a Growing Problem Nationwide

By: William E. Johnson
Date: November 26, 2013
Perhaps as a result of the economy, hit and runs have become an increasingly large problem throughout the U.S. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate an upward trend, from 1,274 reported hit and runs in 2009 to 1,449 in 2011, the most recent year that the NHTSA issued the statistics. Perhaps what is more shocking is a 13.7% increase in hit and run fatalities from 2009 to 2011. Many of these are alcohol related.
Hit and Run Crashes a Growing Problem Nationwide

Nearly 25% of Drivers Admit to Web Surfing Behind the Wheel

By: William E. Johnson
Date: November 18, 2013
Although 41 states now ban texting and driving new evidence suggests that web surfing is on the way to becoming a major distraction for motorists.
Nearly 25% of Drivers Admit to Web Surfing Behind the Wheel

Insurance Companies Hiding Information

By: William E. Johnson
Date: November 12, 2013
Did you know that an insurance company can hide from the jury the amount that they pay to doctors who perform evaluations on injured persons?
Insurance Companies Hiding Information

Cat Causes Tragic Accident on South Florida Turnpike

By: William E. Johnson
Date: October 8, 2013
Stopping on the freeway is dangerous, and according to Florida law, illegal unless your vehicle is disabled or you are helping an injured person. This past week a Florida man learned why.
Cat Causes Tragic Accident on South Florida Turnpike

Critics Say No-Fault System to Blame for Florida Insurance Costs

By: William E. Johnson
Date: September 11, 2013
According to a recent survey by bankrate.com, Florida has the 4th most expensive car insurance rates in the entire country. Many industry experts believe that the increasing number of claims in Florida’s no-fault insurance system is to blame for high insurance costs.
Critics Say No-Fault System to Blame for Florida Insurance Costs

U.S. is Home to the Most Distracted Drivers

By: William E. Johnson
Date: September 3, 2013
According to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. has the highest percentage of drivers who admit to being distracted by cell phone or texting use while driving. The CDC analyzed data from online surveys performed in the U.S., France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Spain.
U.S. is Home to the Most Distracted Drivers

Punitive Damages in Palm Beach County Distracted Driving Lawsuits

By: William E. Johnson
Date: August 30, 2013
Although Florida rolled out a relatively weak version of a law designed to prevent cell phone use while driving, it is unlikely that the new law will lead to a large reduction in the amount of distracted drivers. However, the ramifications for distracted driving have been ratcheted up in other ways by personal injury attorneys throughout Florida in the form of punitive damages against distracted drivers.
Punitive Damages in Palm Beach County Distracted Driving Lawsuits

Most Dangerous State to Ride a Bike

By: William E. Johnson
Date: August 12, 2013
With its balmy weather and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that South Florida has a large biking community. However, Florida is also one of the most dangerous states to ride a bicycle. In 2010 Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed the Florida had the highest percentage of fatalities per 100,000 individuals for both cyclists and pedestrians. It appears that the situation is Florida is not getting much better. The most recent statistics show that the number of bicyclists involved in a fatal accident rose from 76 to 120 between 2010 and 2011.
Most Dangerous State to Ride a Bike

Malpractice Lawyers Challenge Florida

By: William E. Johnson
Date: August 12, 2013
Earlier this summer the Florida Legislature modified medical malpractice law by allowing doctors facing a malpractice lawsuit to speak to subsequent health care providers who treated the patients seeking to file the lawsuit, without the patient’s consent or presence. The law also requires experts who testify at medical malpractice hearings to be in the same specialty as the doctors charged with malpractice.
Malpractice Lawyers Challenge Florida