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Governor Mulls Enhanced Funding For CP Victims

By Paul Reed |

The governor’s office has received thousands of phone calls, letters, and e-mails about House Bill 7069, and the volume is about three-to-one against the measure’s highly controversial voucher provision. If enacted, House Bill 7069 would increase homeschool voucher funding for parents of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities by about $30 million. Most… Read More »

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Florida Court Emphasizes Different Legal Responsibilities; Dismisses Slip-And-Fall Case

By Paul Reed |

A West Palm Beach woman lost her appeal against a condominium company; she had sued for damages following a slip-and-fall in a retail area. In Arp v. Waterway East Association, the victim slipped on a loose pavement stone in a shopping center parking lot about 11:00 one night. At trial, the victim testified that… Read More »

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Florida Declared Worst State For Motorcycle Riders

By Paul Reed |

After several years of declining numbers, the death toll among Florida motorcycle riders went up 30 percent in 2015. Moreover, although they account for only 3 percent of the traffic, motorcycle riders make up 20 percent of roadway fatalities in Florida. Victims who survive face an average of $84,000 in medical expenses. Miami-Dade County… Read More »

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Serious Bicycle Crash Highlights Structural And Legal Deficiencies

By Paul Reed |

A leading bicycle safety advocate says he is leaving the state after he was rear-ended by a fatigued driver who did not even receive a citation. Alan Snel made the remarks in some of his first public comments since a March car accident near Fort Pierce on Old Dixie Highway. According to witnesses and… Read More »

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Civil Liability In Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Paul Reed |

Largely because it is such a powerful and widely-available drug, alcohol is a contributing factor in about a third of the fatal car crashes in Florida. What legal recourse do these victims have in civil court? Alcohol is a depressant that slows reaction time, so impaired drivers take longer to react to approaching hazards…. Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers Consider Tougher Cell Phone Law

By Paul Reed |

Lawmakers in both the State House and Senate are considering measures that would enhance the penalties for texting while driving and also make it easier for officers to pull over motorists in these situations. Both Senate Bill 144 and House Bill 69 designate texting while driving as a primary offense, so officers may pull… Read More »

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Rented Moving Truck Liability In Florida

By Paul Reed |

The residential freight and moving truck sector is a $19 billion a year industry coming from almost 14,000 retail outlets. Largely to protect business owners, Congress sharply limited the tort liability for these franchisees and owners if vehicle lessees cause car crashes during their rental periods. However, in some situations, traditional negligent entrustment theory… Read More »

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The Dollars And Sense Of Dog Bite Claims

By Paul Reed |

In 2015, American homeowners insurance companies paid over $530 million to settle dog bite claims. That figure has increased almost every year since 2013, and the $530 million level is 15 percent higher than it was in 2014. Observers say the nature of these attacks is mostly responsible for the near-perennial increases. In addition… Read More »

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The Patient Misdiagnosis Crisis And You

By Paul Reed |

Each year, medical misdiagnosis results in over 40,000 deaths per year. That’s essentially the same figure as breast cancer fatalities. Overall, misdiagnosis may affect up to 20 percent of all medical cases, a number that far exceeds surgical mistakes and medication errors. Despite these statistics, doctors have done little or nothing to stem the… Read More »

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Asleep At The Wheel

By Paul Reed |

The government estimates that drowsy drivers cause about 72,000 serious injury crashes a year, and that number may be underreported. Much like alcohol, fatigue slows reaction time, inhibits concentration, and impairs judgment ability. All these things significantly increase the risk of a serious car crash. In fact, driving after eighteen hours without sleep is… Read More »

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