Month: April 2015


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Category: Cinco de Mayo

Keeping Your Family Safe this Cinco de Mayo

 
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the fifth of May) celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has been embraced by the US as a festive occasion to celebrate Mexican culture, heritage, and cuisine.
 
Every May 5th, people in Florida and across the country celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parties, folk dancing, regional Mexican dishes, and—of course—tequila.
 
As with many holiday celebrations, Cinco de Mayo festivities in Florida are often celebrated with a higher volume of alcohol consumption than normal. On Cinco de Mayo and the days leading up to it, the possibility for alcohol-related accidents and injuries rises.…

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Who’s Responsible When the Driver of a Rental Car Hits You?

 
Every year, millions of tourists flock to Florida, seeking sunshine, beaches, and family-friendly attractions. To travel from their hotels to beaches, theme parks, restaurants, and bars, many tourists lease cars from car rental agencies, flooding Florida roadways with rented vehicles. Because tourists are often unfamiliar with Florida roads and highways, the likelihood of being involved in an accident with a tourist using a rental car is high.
 
According to a federal law called the Graves Amendment, a rental car company that rents a vehicle to a driver is not liable for any harm that comes to people or property that results from the use, operation, or possession of the vehicle during the rental period.…

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Category: Boat Accidents

What to Do After a Boating Accident

 
If you are an experienced boater, you know that the open sea is a great place to relax and unwind. However, if you’re involved in an accident, the peace that should come with being at sea is instantly out the window. In fact, the moments following a boating accident can be extremely shocking regardless of how much time you’ve logged on the water.
 
Unfortunately, boating accidents happen all too often. Just like on the road, there are countless scenarios that could result in an accident, no matter how experienced you are. And despite all the precautions you may take, sometimes these accidents are unavoidable.
 
3 “In Case-of-Emergency” Steps That All Boaters Must Know
 
If you find yourself in the unfortunate and frightening position of being involved in a boating accident, it is important that you know what steps to take.…

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Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Laws and Auto Accident Victims

 
Other states requiring no-fault insurance include Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Utah. No-fault coverage is optional in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
 
What does no-fault insurance mean? In basic terms, no-fault insurance will pay some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into an auto accident, regardless of whether you caused the accident or were a victim.
 
In no-fault insurance states like Florida, drivers must buy personal injury protection (PIP), as well as Property Damage Liability (PDL) which can raise the cost of car insurance coverage significantly. Florida’s no-fault insurance policy makes it one of the most expensive places in the US for car insurance.…

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