Is Driving with a Hands-Free Cell Phone Really Safer Than Holding a Cell Phone?

In a word: No. If there are degrees of danger, driving while reaching for your cell phone or dialing your phone while driving or texting on your cell phone is very dangerous. People die every day when their eyes are diverted off the road and end up in some hideous crash. And as we know in Florida you can get a citation while driving and texting. But a common belief is, if I’m in my car on my cell phone but talking through a blue-tooth Read More +

Help! Someone Just Crashed Their Car into Mine! What Should I Do?

Being a personal injury lawyer, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten calls from friends and relatives who were just in a car accident and they have no idea what to do. I’m hurt! What should I do? First, let common sense rule: If you’re hurt, call 911 and don’t worry about anything else. Stay in your car and let the paramedics assess your situation. Then maybe call a friend or family member and advise of the crash and injury. Nothing else is Read More +

Do You Have Enough Car Insurance? Don’t Find Out After The Crash.

When I sign up a new client injured from a car crash, one of the first questions I ask is: “Tell me about your own car insurance coverage…..” I’m never surprised when a client responds: “I’m fully covered.” The problem is this is a fairly meaningless statement. Do you know about your car insurance coverage? It’s really important and you should. So, let’s break it down in easy language. Insurance in Florida is complicated and really boring, so this will be a challenge to make Read More +

Emergency Rooms – The New Medical Cash Cows

Every wonder why all these new “Emergency Rooms” are popping up in various locations around town? They’re affiliated with local hospitals but are built at various other locations – detached from their parent hospital. The reason? Emergency rooms appear to become the new profit centers for hospitals. They can generate an enormous amount of revenue in a relatively short amount of time. Not that long ago clients who were checked out after a car crash at the E.R. could expect a bill in the range Read More +

My Catastrophic Case

Imagine driving an 18 wheeler pulling a tankful of pool chemicals on I-75 southbound to Miami. It’s 3 a.m. because you hate driving in daytime traffic, and if you timed it right, you’ll arrive in Miami at dawn. Of course, it’s dark except for the street lights disbursed along the highway – and traffic is very light given the hour. As you approach a lane merging onto 75 near Ft. Myers, you see the vague outline of……..is that a mini-van without its lights on? In Read More +

Golf Cart Accidents – Caddyshack Fun vs. Face Plant into the Pavement

Golf carts can be fun, but like any other vehicle they often result in injuries. When you consider that most have no seatbelts, no doors, they tend to tip over and are greatly subject to driver error, this is no surprise. Whether a drunken golfer on a nice golf course or a reckless teen on a subdivision road, bad driving in a golf cart frequently leads to injuries even at the slower speeds when compared to cars. About 15,000 injuries from golf cart incidents resulting Read More +