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How to Report a Hit-and-Run in Florida

A hit-and-run is a car accident in which the at-fault driver flees the scene without bearing responsibility for the crash. Hit-and-runs can leave victims feeling helpless about how to obtain compensation for their damages. Although Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, identifying the at-fault party is still important for obtaining full recovery. Thus, state… read more

Who Else Can Give Medical Consent Besides the Patient?

Informed medical consent is every patient’s right according to the law. Informed consent means a physician has explained the procedure in enough detail to reasonably allow the patient to give his or her consent based on its potential risks and benefits. If a patient does not give his or her informed consent, performing the procedure… read more

Florida Bicycle Helmet Laws

Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of serious head injury by about 50%. Every year, helmet wearing prevents hundreds of bicyclist deaths. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from potential injuries while biking in Fort Lauderdale. Riders over the age of 16, however, do not legally have to wear helmets in… read more

What Are Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Laws?

Every state in the U.S. has different laws pertaining to civil claims between private parties. When one party causes injuries and economic damages to another due to negligence or an intentional tort, the injured party can seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Most states follow some form of comparative negligence law, meaning that both… read more

What Happens If You Hit a Car That’s Illegally Parked?

All drivers have various responsibilities they must meet when it comes to proper use of their vehicles. Drivers have a duty of care to avoid hitting parked vehicles and to anticipate the actions of other nearby drivers to keep the flow of traffic moving safely. Drivers also have a duty of care to park their… read more

How to File for an Abandoned Car in Florida

Some vehicle owners abandon their vehicles for various reasons. The vehicle may need extensive repairs and the owner simply decides to leave it wherever it comes to a rest, and some simply no longer want their vehicles. Florida law allows anyone to claim an abandoned vehicle as long as he or she follows the state’s… read more

Florida Collision Repair Laws and Regulations

If you experience a car accident in Florida, you should know the state’s laws concerning collision repair and the legal regulations facing car repair service providers. Visiting an unlicensed, uncertified, or unregistered mechanic can not only lead to subpar repairs and additional maintenance work on your vehicle, but also legal penalties or complications with your… read more