The New PIP Statutes

Sometimes it sounds like we personal injury attorneys speak in a different language. It is the language of insurance. PIP is “personal injury protection” and this is the part of your car insurance policy that is always termed “no fault”. It’s called “no fault”, because regardless of who caused the accident, your own car insurance company will always be paying for your medical bills. Maybe you’ve heard of this as no fault insurance has been under attack in Florida because it has been so prone Read More +

Speed and Car Crashes

As this area has grown in population, so has the infrastructure – namely roads – and so too have the amount of car crashes and injuries. While this is an obvious statement, the manner in which we’re crashing has morphed over the years. Many roads, like East Lake Road, Little Road, Belcher Road and CR 1 used to be small two lane roads with piddly 35 mile an hour speed limits. Now, all of these roads are multi-laned, with a higher speed limit to reduce Read More +

What Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You To Know

Probably the most important car insurance coverage to buy in Florida, is uninsured or under-insured insurance. Ironically, it is also the easiest portion of your insurance policy to waive or decline. Why, will be explained in a few paragraphs. As a personal injury attorney, I cannot stress how many times I’ve asked a client to describe to me his or her car insurance coverage when I sign them up after an accident to hear the meaningless phrase, “I’ve got full coverage.” Frankly, not many people Read More +

Car Tires From a Personal Injury Attorney’s Point of View

I know. Nobody likes to talk about car tires, much less spend money on replacing them. It’s a dull subject unless you’re really into racing or the gigantically tired “muddin’” pick-ups. But as a personal injury attorney, I cannot tell you how many injury cases I have handled as a result of crashes from faulty or worn tires, or, even worse, being slammed by a car/truck/semi-tractor trailer after its tires failed through no fault of my client. First a personal story: As a law school Read More +

Welcome to Our New Home on the Web

The Importance of Good Estate Planning, by Walt Blenner I remember when I wrote my first will for myself. I was 29 years old. I had been writing wills for clients for 4 or 5 years at that point but never took the time to write my own will until I was facing mortality square in the face. I was flying an airline that (then) had a reputation for having planes just fall out of the sky. Perhaps flying a more reputable airline would have Read More +