Month: September 2016

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Category: PIP

Eliminating PIP Could Save Floridians Hundreds

We’ve mentioned in past blog posts that Florida may be trying to end personal injury protection (PIP) for good. Less than half of the United States offers some form of PIP, and only 13 states have mandatory PIP coverage for drivers.
If some lawmakers in our state have their way, Florida may not be one of those states for long. And you might end up thanking them. Because it is a change that could save you hundreds of dollars a year.
Here’s where things stand right now:
Changes to PIP Law Have Already Begun… Sort Of. The process to change and possibly eliminate PIP has already started. In 2012, HB119 was passed in Florida to reduce insurance fraud through a few different changes.…

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Category: Legal Malpractice

Are You a Victim of Legal Malpractice in Florida?

The laws and policies surrounding our criminal justice system are always changing, and throughout the arrest or conviction process, little things may make a huge difference in sentencing.
This is why we put our trust in experienced lawyers. They serve as experts of the law, whether it is criminal law, estate planning law, personal injury law, or other specialized areas.
Law school and their experience in the courtroom is supposed to provide lawyers with the tools they need to do their jobs well. But some lawyers care more about their bottom line than their clients and do not provide adequate service.
Unfortunately, when a lawyer doesn’t do his or her job correctly, is can result in jail time, heavy penalties, or a ruling that hurts your ability to live a normal life.…

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Category: Uninsured Motorists

Florida: Costliest Car Insurance, Lowest % of Insured Drivers

Do you think you’re paying a lot for car insurance? Compared to drivers in most other states, you are.
Florida consistently ranks as one of the top states for expensive car insurance. In 2016, the average premium in Florida cost $1,654 – that’s 25% above the national average. Now, rates are affected by your driving history, age, car, and so on, but overall, Florida drivers have to shell out a little more for their insurance than drivers in other states.
Perhaps that’s why our state also tends to be ranked at the top of another unfortunate category: lowest percentage of insured drivers. With premiums so high, it’s not really that surprising that a lot of people simply aren’t buying.…

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How to Prevent Your Teen from Being a Distracted Driver

We’re not going to sugarcoat the statistics of distracted driving… it’s a deadly habit. And unfortunately, it’s one that is especially prevalent among teenagers and young adults.
Now that your teenagers are back in school, they may be driving every day, and at the exact same time as hundreds of other students. With so many young drivers out on the road, it is normal for parents to get nervous. After all, young drivers are inexperienced. And with the rates of texting and driving as high as they are, there is a good chance your teen has been tempted to (or possibly even has) picked up the phone while behind the wheel.…

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