What Should I Do if I’m in an Accident While Pregnant?
Posted on January 20, 2019 in General
A car accident as a pregnant mother can be dangerous for you and your infant’s health. Although the womb protects an infant somewhat in an impact, complications can occur. The physical and emotional traumas involved in a vehicle wreck could be enough to cause hemorrhaging, premature labor, traumatic injuries to the infant, or a miscarriage…. read more
How to Avoid Semi-Truck Blind Spots
Posted on January 19, 2019 in General
The average semi-truck is 70 to 80 feet long, including cab and trailer. The long length of an 18-wheeler severely limits the truck driver’s visibility of the surrounding roadway. Semi-trucks end up with what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) calls No-Zones, or large blind spots located on all four sides of the truck…. read more
Who is Liable for Mold in a Rental?
Posted on January 18, 2019 in General
Mold is toxic and can have serious negative effects on human health. Mold in the air, in the walls, and on surfaces within a home can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and chronic illnesses. Many homes in Florida have ideal environments for mold, which thrives in moist and humid atmospheres. Rental properties with mold could expose… read more
Does Insurance Cover Car Fires?
Posted on January 17, 2019 in General
A car fire can be a disastrous event that causes serious personal injuries and expensive property damage. After surviving a car fire, it is up to you to call your insurance company to file a claim. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, meaning all parties involved in a vehicle accident will seek benefits from their… read more
Claims Based on Road Construction Negligence
Posted on January 16, 2019 in General
The average drive through South Florida will involve passing through at least one road construction zone. Fort Lauderdale always has active construction projects attempting to improve, repair, or maintain the city’s roadways. The Transportation Division may have drivers’ best interests in mind, but road construction projects do not always bode well for those on the… read more
The Safest Cars for Teenage Drivers
Posted on January 14, 2019 in General
Teenage drivers are more at risk of fatal car accidents than other drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Safe driving can prevent car accidents, but safe vehicles can prevent fatal injuries. The safest vehicle for inexperienced teenage drivers changes year by year. Modern technologies and advanced safety features… read more
New Florida Laws 2019 You Should Know
Posted on January 11, 2019 in General
Several groundbreaking new laws went into effect in Florida on January 1st, 2019. New Year’s Day means new laws surrounding state and federal minimum wage, sales taxes, alimony, voting rights, and more. As a responsible Floridian, it is your job to keep up with the latest laws and regulations. Tax Laws Tax reform has made… read more
Fort Lauderdale Holiday Safety Tips for Drivers
Posted on December 22, 2018 in General
The holiday season in Fort Lauderdale typically comes with increases in car accident rates. Drunk drivers, wet winter weather, and drivers hurrying to get to their holiday destinations can all increase the risk of car accidents. Your attention to the road, dedication to driving defensively, and knowledge of the risks of the road all contribute… read more
What Prescription Drugs Impair Driving?
Posted on December 22, 2018 in General
Most people know driving under the influence (DUI) of illicit substances is against the law, but did you know you could also get a DUI for driving after taking prescription drugs? It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle in Florida under the influence of any impairing substance, including prescription and over-the-counter medications. Being aware… read more
What You Should Know About the Romaine Lettuce Recall
Posted on December 21, 2018 in General
On November 19, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an outbreak of E. coli affecting 43 people in 12 states. The CDC stated that the illnesses began between October 8 and October 31. The majority (69%) of victims were female. Sixteen of the victims sought hospitalization, but so far, the most… read more