Florida’s Recent Legislative Record

Flordia’s legislative sessions have hit a dry spell lately. They’ve had 1,747 bills come through, but only 196 have passed. Even less have been signed by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. The bills have covered a wide range of issues from recent topic to long standing topics. This article will look at how bills in different categories have feared lately. In …

Florida Passes New Regulations on Ride Share Insurance

As Florida continues to be a popular vacation destination for millions of visitors each year, the congestion on Florida’s highways also continues to clog. Given the heavy traffic, it makes sense that the state is embracing ride share options as a legitimate form of travel. It’s an enormous shift from the adage of “don’t get into cars with strangers” that …

Public Support for the New Texting While Driving Provisions

An update to Florida’s texting while driving law is drawing both support and criticism, as it passes its first committee. While Florida has already had distracted driving laws in place, state representatives felt that a new upgrade to the laws was needed. The committee meeting passed the provisions on Tuesday. Kelly Mear is just one Florida resident hoping to see …

Texting and Driving Eventually a Primary Offense?

While there are some that strictly never use a hand-held electronic device while they’re driving, many drivers at least occasionally pick up a smartphone for ‘important’ matters while they’re driving. But, even with occasional use, drivers are overestimating their abilities while underestimating the dangers when they take their eyes, minds, and hands away from driving. Studies have shown that a …

Looking Ahead to Bills in Legislation in 2018

The Florida House has 22 bills ready to vote on in early 2018. The state senate has two bills ready for its session. The 24 bills are just some of the 2,780 measures wanting to be heard by a committee. Most will never be heard during the 60-day session. In the last session only 249 bills made it to Governor …

Personal Watercraft Injury FAQs

Personal Watercraft Injury FAQs 12/12/2017 Many people suffer personal watercraft (PWC) internal orifice injuries, those caused by water propulsion into the vagina, anus, perineum or rectum. These injuries usually affect the PWC passenger, particularly when that rider is ejected rearward from the craft’s seat position. For some, these injuries cause significant damage to orifices and require emergency medical treatment. Other …

Do Personal Watercraft Companies Do Enough To Protect Customers?

Do Personal Watercraft Companies Do Enough To Protect Customers? 12/4/2017 Many people have filed personal lawsuits against personal watercraft companies. This includes Kawaski, Bombadier Recreational Products and Yamaha. That is why many people are asking whether personal watercraft companies are doing everything that they can to protect consumers. Many people who filed a lawsuit against personal watercraft companies have suffered …

The Worst & Most Common Truck Accidents in Orlando

The Worst & Most Common Truck Accidents in Orlando 11/27/2017 Any resident or commuter who goes through Orlando and central Florida on a regular basis aren’t oblivious to the abundance of truck accidents happening all around them. Truck injuries are no joke and can lead to severe injuries for all victims involved, whether a driver or a passenger. Commercial trucks, …

Steps to Take After a Cruise Ship Injury

Steps to Take After a Cruise Ship Injury 11/22/2017 No one goes on a cruise and intends on getting hurt. In other words, people usually don’t prepare for incidents, from injuries to other sorts of accidents. It’s important to understand and follow the below steps thoroughly to be prepared to perform the necessary actions are a cruise ship injury. Report …

Understanding Homeowners Insurance in Florida

Understanding Homeowners Insurance in Florida 11/17/2017 Homeowners in Florida need to know where they stand under the state’s insurance law. It is important for them to understand their rights and responsibilities in the event that they must file a claim. These are some of the more important issues regarding homeowners insurance in Florida: Seeking Reimbursement for Property Damage The reimbursement …