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Florida’s Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unconstitutional

Over the past decade, there have been a number of recent changes in Florida Medical Malpractice Law. In 2003, the Florida Legislature enacted Section 766.118, Florida Statutes, entitled “Determination of Noneconomic Damages.” The most recent version of the statute, enacted in 2011, attempted to limit noneconomic damages resulting from personal injury or wrongful death actions […]

HOW TO COLLECT ON A FINAL JUDGMENT IN FLORIDA

People often believe that upon obtaining a money award in a lawsuit that this is the end of the litigation and that they have won.  Once a money award is obtained, the next step is to collect on the judgment.  However, what happens when you do not get paid voluntarily on the judgment?  Can you […]

Florida’s New Texting Law Now In Effect

If you have driven down I-95 in recent years, you may have noticed the signs throughout Georgia indicating that “texting while driving is illegal in Georgia.”  Florida has now joined Georgia with an anti-texting law.  Florida is now the fortieth state to make texting while driving against the law.  Florida’s new anti-texting statute became law […]

Hazardous Driving Conditions

A number of tragic accidents have occurred recently due in part to dangerous driving conditions involving fog, mist or smoke. In late January, 2012, a brush fire was the catalyst responsible for a deadly series of automobile accidents and collisions on I-75, near Gainesville, Florida, which ultimately claimed 10 lives and sent at least 21 […]

What Are My Policy Limits?

After an auto accident, you may be asked, “What are your policy limits?” To answer this question—you will need to know the different types of policies, and who is covered under each policy type. First, in the State of Florida, the minimum amount of coverage a driver must have to maintain a valid Florida Driver’s […]

Settlement Negotiations

Auto accidents are a fact of life. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Association 2,346,000 people are injured each year in the U.S. due to auto accidents. In the aftermath of a collision, much confusion exists for the injured person. Not only must the injured person deal with what could be a devastating […]

Texting and Driving Is Worse Than Drinking and Driving

A study confirms that texting while driving is one of the most dangerous cell phone tasks. Car and Driver Magazine conducted an experiment which showed that the reaction time of a driver attempting to brake is worse while sending and reading text messages than that of a driver impaired by alcohol. According to the article, one […]

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