January 2015 Personal Injury Blog

  • Medical Marijuana May Create Dilemma in Auto Accident Cases

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 30-Jan-2015

    As many Floridians know, a ballot initiative to allow medical marijuana failed in last November's election. The initiative was actually favored by a majority of Florida voters, but it failed to reach the 60-percent threshold required for approval. However, lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a change in law which would allow something similar. Under the terms of the new law, a physician ...
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  • Florida's New Law Improves Child Passenger Safety

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 22-Jan-2015

    Until January 2015, Florida had some of the weakest – and most dangerous – child passenger safety laws in the United States. According to pre-2015 legislation, parents were only required to keep their children in booster seats until the child was three. This month, Florida enacted a new law that requires parents to keep their children in a booster seat until the child is six years old. ...
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  • Florida's New Law Improves Child Passenger Safety

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 22-Jan-2015

    Until January 2015, Florida had some of the weakest – and most dangerous – child passenger safety laws in the United States. According to pre-2015 legislation, parents were only required to keep their children in booster seats until the child was three. This month, Florida enacted a new law that requires parents to keep their children in a booster seat until the child is six years old. ...
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  • Jacksonville Case Gives Us Another Reason To Avoid Distracted Driving

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Jan-2015

    A recent appeals court decision from a north Florida case seems to have opened the door into greater investigation of distracted driving. The case is unique because it didn't focus on whether a person was actually talking on their cell phone or texting and driving when they crashed. Rather, it involved a person who may have been distracted by other things her smart phone could do, such as web ...
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  • Jacksonville Case Gives Us Another Reason To Avoid Distracted Driving

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Jan-2015

    A recent appeals court decision from a north Florida case seems to have opened the door into greater investigation of distracted driving. The case is unique because it didn't focus on whether a person was actually talking on their cell phone or texting and driving when they crashed. Rather, it involved a person who may have been distracted by other things her smart phone could do, such as web ...
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  • DUI Checkpoint Tactic Will Not Protect Drunk Drivers

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Jan-2015

    A controversy has blown up on social media in the last few weeks over DUI checkpoints. It began when a libertarian-minded Florida lawyer offered drivers some advice about how to avoid being detained at DUI checkpoints. Basically, the lawyer's advice was to put your driver's license and registration in a bag and hang it on the outside of your rolled-up window. He also said one should put a ...
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  • Move Over Laws Protect Emergency Responders on Roads

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 9-Jan-2015

    Move Over laws have been enacted across the United States, including Florida, and require that drivers move over into different lanes to give safe clearance to emergency responders on the roadways. These laws originated following the 1994 death of a South Carolina paramedic who was struck by a car at the scene of an accident. The paramedic was found to be at fault for the accident, which caused a ...
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