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What is Personal Injury Protection?

PIP, Explained All drivers who have auto insurance in Florida have something called “no fault” insurance as part of their premium, otherwise known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). PIP covers up to $10,000 worth of costs related to injuries or lost wages if you are in an automobile accident. Furthermore, it does not matter if the

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Most Common Holiday Accidents & How to Avoid Them

While you deck the halls this holiday season, make sure you don’t fall. Falls are just one of the many common accidents that increase in frequency around the holidays. It might be the season to be jolly, but that shouldn’t include danger. Recognizing the most common accidents that occur on national holidays can help you

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Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall?

If you slip and fall on an object that is in plain sight, is it still your fault? Who is responsible for a slip and fall in the state of Florida? The court case Brookie vs. Winn Dixie, which took place in April 2017, explored this issue. The conclusion was that if there is an obstacle that

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Halloween Injuries to Watch Out for & How to Prevent Them 

Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year. Whether you’re a parent with young children who loves trick or treating or an adult who likes dressing up and going to costume parties, the night brings something for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately, injuries are slightly more likely on this festive. Knowing the most

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Will Travel Insurance Provide Additional Protection if I Am Injured on Vacation?

Some cautious individuals may consider purchasing traveler’s insurance prior to leaving on a long-awaited vacation. This can provide valuable peace of mind, but is it actually worth the cost? Will traveler’s insurance truly provide additional protection while you’re on vacation? There’s no simple answer, as your benefits will be commensurate with your level of coverage.

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How Can I Protect Myself During Hurricane Season in Florida?

In the aftermath of powerful Hurricane Irma, citizens of Miami puzzle about how to better protect themselves in the face of a natural disaster. Hurricanes have always been a risk of living in Florida. With flooding, evacuations, and property damage still fresh from the recent storm, however, there is no better time to brush up

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Who Is Liable After a Shark Attack?

According to data from the Florida Museum of Natural History, there have been 244 reported shark attacks in the State of Florida from 2007 to 2016 – one of which was fatal. Shark attacks may be less common than other types of personal injury accidents, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a place in

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Florida Good Samaritan Act and How It Affects You

  Most Americans are familiar with the fable of the “Good Samaritan,” which tells of a man who renders aid to a wounded stranger. Many American lawmakers have created “Good Samaritan” laws designed to encourage citizens to go out of their way to help others by protecting these individuals from suffering legal repercussions due to

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 3,477 deaths and more than 390,000 injuries due to distracted driving in 2015 alone. Although this is an issue affecting every state in the country, Florida drivers should take note of a recent EverDrive study that ranked

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Who is Liable for Self-Driving Car Accidents?

One of the most exciting technological innovations on the horizon is the self-driving car. Tech giants Tesla and Google are leading the industry in developing self-driving car technology. While the ultimate goal of self-driving cars is safer, more efficient travel, there are legitimate concerns about liability issues in accidents with self-driving cars. If a self-driving

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