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Florida, Other States Reach Settlement Agreement Over Car Defect

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Consumers expect that when they purchase a car or any other product that it will function properly and safely. So it’s a big deal when a company conceals a defect that could result in hundreds, thousands or even millions of injuries. General Motors Company recently agreed to pay $120 million to 49 states and… Read More »

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Florida Law Doesn’t Require Landlords to Protect Rental Property During Storms

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Florida homeowners take special precautions whenever a hurricane, tropical storm or other severe weather event is in the forecast. They bring in outdoor furniture, board up windows and take other necessary steps to protect their homes from heavy wind, rain and other weather-related damage. But what if you don’t own your home? What if… Read More »

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School Bus Safety in Florida

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All Florida motorists are responsible for driving safely around school buses, especially when they are transporting, loading or unloading children. Florida has specific laws that drivers must follow when approaching buses: All motorists traveling in either direction on a two-way street must stop for a school bus with its stop sign extended. Cars must… Read More »

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Do You Need an Autopsy to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida?

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A medical examiner recently issued his findings in an autopsy performed on a Florida man who died in a car accident involving Venus Williams. The Palm Beach County doctor said that 78-year-old Jerome Barson died from complications of blunt force trauma in the June 9 car accident. Specifically, he suffered lacerations to his spleen… Read More »

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Homeowner’s Insurance Policies Available in Florida

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This has been an active hurricane season so far. Puerto Rico and Texas were ravaged by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey. And in Florida, hundreds of thousands of property owners have filed insurance claims for damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Claimed losses are estimated at more than $4.5 billion, according to the Florida Office of… Read More »

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Assigning Your Insurance Benefits

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Floridians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma or other tropical storm or hurricane activity are eager to repair their properties. But some insurers are worried that homeowners looking for quick and easy repairs might be vulnerable to assignment of benefits abuse. They urge homeowners to proceed with caution in assigning their insurance benefits…. Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Homeowners’ Insurance Law

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Florida insurance law is complex. But understanding your rights and responsibilities as a Florida homeowner is extremely important. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about Florida homeowners’ insurance law. Q: Will my insurance company reimburse me for the actual value of my property before the damage occurred? A: No. Florida… Read More »

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Insurance Company Disputes Effective Date of Flood Insurance Policy

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Almost 500,000 insurance claims have been filed in Florida because of Hurricane Irma, and only 17 percent of those claims have been closed, according to recent figures from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Standard homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover flood damage. In fact, if you were in Irma’s path, you might have sustained… Read More »

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Zombicon Wrongful Death Lawsuit and Suing Government Actors

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Fort Myers recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for a 20-year-old who was killed in the 2015 Zombicon mass shooting. The city agreed to pay Expavious Taylor’s estate $40,000, after having already spent $55,000 in other Zombicon-related settlements, including two personal injury awards made to men wounded during the shooting. Two other personal injury… Read More »

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Florida Homeowners without Flood Insurance

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Of the people living in Florida’s four southernmost counties, there are 1.3 million homes located in high-risk flood areas, according to data collected by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Of those 1.3 million, more than 861,000 don’t have flood insurance. The four southernmost counties are Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier, which are home… Read More »

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