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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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10 Worst Insurance Companies

Insurance Industry Employs Delay, Deny, Defend Strategy And Puts Profits Over Its Policyholders Think "you're in good hands" with Allstate? Not so, according to an in-depth investigation ...
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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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Anger Contributes To Half Of All Car Accidents

Road rage is a factor in nearly half of all car accidents and the most irritating drivers are those who cut in and weave in and out of traffic, according to a new study. Researchers from the Center ...
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Insurance Company Secret #3 - Subsequent Remedial Measures

Florida Rule of Evidence 90.407 provides that: "Evidence of measures taken after an injury or harm caused by an event, which measures if taken before the event would have made the injury or harm ...
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Insurance Company Secret #2 - Setoffs

In the second installment of Insurance Company Secrets, today we examine setoffs and their application in a jury trial stemming from a car accident. If you or a loved one are injured in a car ...
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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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Insurance Company Secret #1 - Jury Can't Know About Insurance

There are hundreds of thousands of accidents that occur in Florida each year. These accidents range from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bite accidents, slip and fall accidents, industrial ...
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Rain Increases Risk Of Car Accidents In Melbourne

Florida is known as the Sunshine State; however, our state receives a great deal of rainfall each year. In fact, Florida is one of the top five states in annual precipitation. Melbourne, Florida ...
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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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Never Give A Recorded Statement To An Insurance Company

If you have been involved in a car accident, your whole life may seem like it is turned upside down. One minute, you are driving down the road minding your own business and the next minute, you are ...
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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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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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The Importance of GAP Insurance

If you are involved in a serious car accident and your car is deemed a total loss, this in and of itself is stressful. You may have sustained personal injuries, you may be missing time from work and ...
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