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Did a Defective Car Cause the Auto Accident?

While it’s true that auto accidents are usually caused by driver error, there are accidents that are caused be a defective vehicle or vehicle parts. It’s one thing if the driver hits the gas accidentally instead of the brake; quite another if the brakes don’t work or if the gas pedal sticks. Every year there…

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To Helmet or Not To Helmet: That is the Question?

Can you ride a motorcycle in Florida without a helmet? Yes — and no. While the law requires all motorcycle operators and riders to wear helmets, it does not apply to operators and riders over the age of 21 as long as the person has an insurance policy that provides for at least $10,000 in…

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The Dangers of Driving Tired

Driving when you are tired affects your ability to drive safely — and falling asleep behind the wheel is more common among drivers than you think. A recent National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll found that 60 percent of adult drivers — over 170 million people — claim to have driven a vehicle while…

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Driving With Your Mirrors

You have a big windshield to look through as you drive but don’t put those blinders on to the rest of the world. Practicing good driving habits also means proper positioning and use of your mirrors inside and outside your vehicle. In other words, you’re not just looking ahead as you drive, but out to…

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Pedestrian Laws You Should Know

Pedestrian accidents usually occur when drivers aren’t paying attention. Cars can hurt people as easily as they can damage another car and, in some cases, cause critical or even fatal wounds if the vehicle is travelling fast enough upon impact. When driving it is always smart to remember some basic rules of the road and…

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New PIP Laws in Florida

Fort Lauderdale drivers have a new reason to be cautious when heading out on the road as of January 1st — when an overhaul involving Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws went into effect. While passed under the guise of preventing insurance fraud, the laws actually hurt those injured in a car accident and make it…

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Before Your Give Your ‘Teen’ the Keys to the Car

It is an exciting time for teenagers when they can finally grab those car keys and head out onto the open road, without parents. They are youthful and bubbly and thrilled with the prospect of being able to blast the radio, open the windows and feel a sense of independence. Their parents, meanwhile, are a…

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Know & Understand Your Insurance Policy

You bond with many things in your life — your dog, your spouse and your friends. You should also bond with your auto insurance policy. Yes, that’s right. Knowing your insurance policy and what you’re covered for in the event of a car accident on any of Florida’s roads — or if you’re involved in…

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A Slip of Fate: Protect Yourself From Accidental Injury

Unfortunately, accidents are a part of our lives. While everyone likes to think they are invincible, when an accident occurs we are reminded that we are not only human, but subject to injury — sometimes even serious injury. You slip and fall on a wet floor while walking across the supermarket. The car in front…

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Bounce Time Can Lead To Serious Injury

Bounce houses are a great way to entertain kids at parties. They’re inflatable amusement parks, popping up at picnics and fairs and offering hours of fun, right? What could be the harm? There’s no sharp objects, no motors or movable parts to deal with. When you think about it, a bounce house is like one…

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