Practice Areas: Auto Accidents

Defective Tire Valve Recall Information

Deadly Crash in Florida Prompts Tire Valve Recall A deadly rollover auto crash in Florida prompted a federal investigation and recall of 6 million tire valve stems after investigators alleged the accident was caused by a cracked stem, according to a report published in Lawyers USA. The recalled product was manufactured in China by Shanghai […]

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Church Van Rollover Dangers: Court Orders Suit Against Ford E-350s to Proceed

Church Van Rollover Dangers: Court Orders Suit Against Ford E-350s to Proceed Many churches use 15 passenger vans for group transportation. A National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) study found that over a thousand people had been killed in rollovers of such vans by 2006. NHTSA has issued rollover risk advisories about such 15-passenger vans […]

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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Updates

PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION (PIP) UPDATES I read that the Florida Legislature was considering changes to our state’s “No Fault” automobile insurance laws. What happened? Three decades ago, the Florida Legislature enacted the so-called “No Fault” automobile insurance law. That law required each Florida automobile owner to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits to pay for […]

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Be Aware of Your Aging Tires!

Just as other parts of your vehicle require regular maintenance, so do your tires.  To prevent the potentially disastrous accident that can occur as a result of tire failure, there are steps you can take to ensure you and your family are safe. – Safety experts advise that tires should be replaced after six years, regardless […]

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School Bus Safety – Watch Out for Kids!

Everyone has heard children’s the song: “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round All Through the Town.” Studies in Florida found over 10,000 incidents of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses that were loading or unloading children. 4.4% of the vehicles passed the school bus on the door side of the bus! Everyone […]

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The Story Behind Florida’s Emergency Contact Information System

On December 7, 2005, the life of Christine Olson was changed forever. Christine´s daughter Tiffiany Olson was involved in a traffic crash on U.S. 19 in Manatee County, Florida. Tiffiany received fatal injuries when the motorcycle she was a passenger on collided with another vehicle. Mrs. Olson was not notified of Tiffiany’s passing for several […]

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Protecting Those Who Protect Us.

Florida´s Move Over law requires drivers to move over away from stopped emergency vehicles where ever possible or to slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit or to five mph when the speed limit is 20 mph or less. The “Move Over Act”, passed during the 2002 session of the Florida Legislature, was […]

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Verdict Goes Against The Odds

Kevin Brown knew he had problems. He had just been rear-ended by an elderly man in a small sedan. Only eight months before, Brown had undergone neck surgery for injuries from another rear-end collision. Now, his neck was hurting again, and he felt numbness and tingling in his fingers. The new crash caused no damage […]

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