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Insurance Company Secret #4 - No Emergency Medical Condition

It took less than a year from the time the new provisions of Florida's PIP statute took effect for insurers to start putting the squeeze on their insureds in an attempt to maximize insurance ...
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New Law Bans Texting While Driving In Florida

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, a new law went into effect in Florida which bans texting while driving in Florida. Florida Statute §316.305, entitled wireless communications devices; prohibition or ...
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Case Law Update On Exculpatory Clauses

Action against state university Athletics Association by parents of university football player who collapsed and died during football practice after participating in a series of conditioning drills. ...
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65 Year Old Motorcyclist Dies From Wickham Road Accident

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a motorcyclist traveling northbound on Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida was killed on impact Thursday morning, July 11, 2013 after being struck by a ...
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Bicycle Accident Kills Bicyclist In Melbourne

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a Melbourne man on a bicycle was killed after a collision with a Florida Power and Light (FPL) bucket truck on Monday, March 4, 2013. The bicycle accident ...
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Florida To Ban Texting While Driving?

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, a bill was introduced in the Florida Senate that would ban drivers from texting or emailing while driving. A similar bill is expected to be filed in the Florida House of ...
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Man Dies After Crashing Truck Into Woods On A1A

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 52 year old man was killed in a car accident on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Indialantic. According to reports, the 52 year old man was driving northbound ...
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Deadly Car Crash On S. Tropical Trail

According to Florida Today newspaper, a 38 year old Merritt Island man was killed on Monday, September 17, 2012 following a head-on collision on South Tropical Trail just north of the Pineda Causeway. ...
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Speeder On Murrell Road Kills Motorcycle Rider

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a Rockledge motorcyclist was hit and killed in a motorcycle accident by a man fleeing police in a car at speeds reportedly in excess of 90 mph on Murrell ...
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Motorcycle Rider Critically Injured On A1A Near PAFB

According to The Florida Today newspaper, a motorcyclist was critically injured during in a accident with a car in the 200 block of State Road A1A at Patrick Air Force Base. The motorcycle accident ...
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Motorcycle Rider And Passenger Critically Injured In Beachline Accident

According to the Florida Today newspaper, two Cocoa people were critically injured in the early morning hours of July 26, 2012 arising out of a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle accident occurred ...
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Bicylist Struck On I-95 Off Ramp

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a bicyclist suffered head injuries in the late afternoon on July 7, 2012 when he was involved in a car accident on the southbound off-ramp at Palm Bay Road ...
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Darting Child Hit By Backing Motorist

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 2-year-old girl was injured in a car accident on Monday, June 18, 2012 when she darted out behind a man backing out of a parking space in the 1800 block of ...
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Minivan Rearends Semi On I-95 Killing Mom and Toddler

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a Palm Bay mother and her 3-year-old child were killed early Friday morning, June 1, 2012, when their minivan slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a ...
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Motorcycle Accident Closes Southbound Lanes of A1A In Indialantic

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a motorcycle accident on Thursday, May 10, 2012 caused both southbound lanes of State Road A1A to be shut down in Indialantic, Florida. The accident occurred ...
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19-Year-Old Airlifted To Hospital Following Cocoa, Florida Car Accident

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a car accident occurred around 6 :00 a.m. on April 24, 2012 at or near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Michigan Avenue in Cocoa, Florida. According to the ...
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U.S. 1 Car Accident Kills One, Injures Others

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 49-year-old Palm Bay woman was killed in a two-vehicle car accident in Melbourne late Wednesday, April 12, 2012. The deadly car accident happened at about ...
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Man Dies In Car Crash At Aurora/Wickham Intersection

Melbourne Police Department is investigating a fatal car accident that happened on Wickham Road in Melbourne, Florida at approximately 11:49 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The car accident occured ...
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Wild Hogs Causing Car Accidents In Brevard County

According to Central Florida News 13, wild hogs in Brevard County are causing damage, costing money and threatening drivers on major area roadways. Incidents of drivers hitting wild hogs is on the ...
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Woman Swerves To Avoid Dog...Kills 19 Yr Old Merritt Island Man

According to Central Florida News 13, a woman who swerved to avoid a dog caused a car accident that killed a Central Florida man Friday, March 16, 2012. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a dog ran ...
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Summary of 2012 Changes to Florida's PIP Statute

The onerous PIP legislation that passed late last Friday night was concocted behind closed doors and was not available for public viewing until 7:30 p.m. that evening. Soon after it was unveiled, it ...
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2 Killed, 1 Injured in Three Vehicle Crash On I-95

According to the Florida Today newspaper, two people died in a three-vehicle accident around 2:28 a.m. this past Saturday morning (March 11, 2012) on Interstate 95 in southern Brevard County. The car ...
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The Continued Erosion of PIP Coverage In Florida

It is the time of year again when greedy insurance companies are lobbying the Florida legislators in an attempt to leverage changes to Florida's PIP statute to increase insurance company profits ...
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Man On Bike Dies Following Palm Bay Road Accident

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 40 year old man was killed in the early morning hours of Monday, March 5, 2012 around 6:50 a.m. The man was riding a bicycle and was attempting to cross a ...
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2 Year Old Drowns In Tortoise Island Pool

According to the Florida Today newspaper, a 2-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool Saturday, March 3, 2012. The drowning took place in the 300 block of Lanternback Island Drive in the upscale ...
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