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Florida Traffic Lights to Stay Yellow Longer

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 19, 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that it will allow yellow lights to stay yellow for .4 seconds longer on state managed roads and streets with red-light cameras.
Florida Traffic Lights to Stay Yellow Longer

Seat Belts and Injuries

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 18, 2013
It is always a good idea to wear a seatbelt, not only does it protect you from injury, but it also helps protect your ability to recover from negligent drivers. Generally, all front seat passengers must be restrained by a seatbelt according to Florida Statutes section 316.614. Backseat passengers are not covered by the law but if a collision occurs failure to wear a seatbelt may prevent a passenger from fully recovering for their injuries.
Seat Belts and Injuries

Florida Parasailing Accident Injures Two Teens

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 18, 2013
This accident shows the very dangerous nature of parasailing and aquatic recreational sports. Many people each year are injured in Florida summer recreational boating accidents. Unfortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented with reasonable care and caution.
Florida Parasailing Accident Injures Two Teens

Children's Injuries at School

By: William E. Johnson
Date: June 27, 2013
The law of negligence establishes that certain relationships create a higher duty of care than others. One example is the school-pupil relationship.
Children's Injuries at School

Post Accident Repairs & Accident Liability

By: William E. Johnson
Date: June 20, 2013
In personal injury cases, defendants often try to limit their future liability by making repairs to dangerous or defective products or places under their control. Unfortunately, this is usually not evidence that can be used in a courtroom. For example, if a business allowed their stairs to fall into disrepair, causing a patron to injure themselves, the patron might not be allowed to say that the store owner repaired the steps after his injury.
Post Accident Repairs & Accident Liability

Neurological Injury Compensation

By: William E. Johnson
Date: June 17, 2013
Florida law allows the parents of a child suffering from certain birth injuries to receive financial support regardless of whether the medical staff committed professional negligence. The funds are provided by the Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA).
Neurological Injury Compensation

National Transportation Safety Board Proposes Lowering Legal BAC Level

By: William E. Johnson
Source: New York Times
Date: June 3, 2013
Florida law currently allows drivers to have up to a .08% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). However, studies show that even minuscule amounts of alcohol can impair a driver’s response time and ability to drive.
National Transportation Safety Board Proposes Lowering Legal BAC Level

Does the Defendant have insurance?

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 16, 2012
Does the Defendant have insurance?


In the recent case of Locastro v Claire’s Boutiques, Inc., a thirteen year old girl, Alexis Locastro, had her ears pierced at a Claire's Store in Florida.
Signing Waivers for your Children