Florida Accident Report Privilege
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Florida Accident Report Privilege

Florida, like most states, requires that when a motor vehicle crash occurs, police must be called, and a crash report must be prepared by the investigating officer.  However, despite this legal duty to create an accident report, almost every state, including Florida, has some sort of accident report privilege.  In Florida, the accident report privilege…

South Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents Increase as Tickets Decrease
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South Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents Increase as Tickets Decrease

A Sun-Sentinel report shows that the roads in South Florida are getting more dangerous for motorists; nevertheless police are issuing fewer tickets and citations than ever before.  The newspaper’s analysis compared the numbers of motor vehicle collisions and traffic tickets and citations issued to drivers in the years 2012 and 2017 and showed that were 33,821…

Medical Expenses from a Florida Motor Vehicle Accident
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Medical Expenses from a Florida Motor Vehicle Accident

Although Florida has one of the nation’s highest rates of residents without health insurance at 9.1 percent, according to the Florida Policy Institute, many accident victims still may have private health insurance that may initially cover some or all of the individual’s medical treatment for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.  Thus, your health…

New Details Emerge Regarding Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Accident in Tempe, Arizona
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New Details Emerge Regarding Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Accident in Tempe, Arizona

Disturbing new details have emerged regarding what exactly occurred in the last minutes prior to the late March crash in which a bicyclist was killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle as she crossed a road while wheeling her bicycle in Tempe, Arizona.  The Tempe police recently released evidence that shows the company’s safety driver, who…

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage  and Why It Is Essential for You to Carry in Florida
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Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage and Why It Is Essential for You to Carry in Florida

Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) insurance is an often-misunderstood but particularly important type of insurance that is essential to carry in Florida as a part of your automobile liability insurance policy.  While UM coverage can be added to your automobile liability insurance policy, it is not mandatory under Florida law.  UM insurance is therefore purely voluntary coverage…