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Fatal Florida Train Crash is a Reminder to Exercise Caution Around Tracks

By John Piccin |

A recent train accident in Central Florida serves as a grim reminder that everyone – including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycle riders, and others – should be aware of safety around the train tracks. An Orlando Sentinel article dated March 1, 2019 recounted an incident where a bicycle rider was struck and killed by a… Read More »

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Birth Injuries: Your Rit:hts as a Parent Under Florida Law

By John Piccin |

When you’ve awaited the birth of your infant for many long months, it’s devastating to learn that your child suffered birth injuries due to a medical error. Your moment of joy turns into fear and anxiety as you wonder about the long-term implications. Florida law does provide you with rights, and an experienced Ocala… Read More »

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Checklist for Filing an Insurance Claim After a Florida Car Accident

By John Piccin |

If you were hurt in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably have a lot of questions about what to do next and how to file a claim. The process is far from easy, but it’s helpful to use a checklist for guidance, especially considering the time constraints: Florida has a four-year… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

By John Piccin |

Distracted driving continues to be a significant problem in Florida and across the US, prompting the National Safety Council (NSC) to name April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Literature, programs, signs, and other materials are available to remind motorists that safe operation of the vehicle is the only task to focus on while driving…. Read More »

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Booster Seat for Your Child

By John Piccin |

Florida law requires all children under five years old to be secured by a federally approved seat when riding in a vehicle, but compliance with the statute is a secondary reason to buckle up your child. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that proper safety restraints reduce the risk of… Read More »

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Burn Injuries and Defective Products

By John Piccin |

There are often news reports regarding the horrific injuries that victims sustain due to dangerous, defective products that make their way to Florida homes. Unfortunately, burns are among the most devastating injuries. The physical pain is agonizing, but scarring and disfigurement can be long-term or permanent. Victims often experience emotional trauma due to their… Read More »

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Not Wearing a Seatbelt Affects Your Safety and Your Rights in Florida

By John Piccin |

It is not breaking news that wearing a seatbelt is one of the top ways to protect your safety in an auto accident, and you put your life at risk if you do not buckle up. Plus, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles points out that it is against the law… Read More »

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Examples of Truck Driver Negligence in Florida Truck Accidents

By John Piccin |

Truck accidents are different from other motor vehicle accident, and involve additional laws and regulations. Fatal and injury-causing truck accidents continue to be a problem throughout Florida, and Marion County is no different. In its Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2017, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were… Read More »

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Rules of the Road for Florida Bicyclists

By John Piccin |

With its year-round mild temperatures and scenic landscapes, it’s no wonder that Florida is a top location for bicycling. Of course, an increased probability for bicycle accidents comes with a higher number of bikes on the road. On average, there are almost 7,000 bicycle accidents throughout the state every year. In Marion County, FL… Read More »

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Report Indicates Deadliest US City for Pedestrians is in Central Florida

By John Piccin |

The results of a recent study are in, and the findings may be disturbing for Floridians who like to get around by walking. Online news source ClickOrlando.com reported that the Orlando metropolitan area has the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the US. Worse, all of the five deadliest US cities for walkers are… Read More »

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