Gainesville Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

Most Gainesville personal injury cases are resolved through settlement negotiations. Our legal team strives to obtain the maximum settlement amounts for all personal injury cases. However, many factors impact how much a personal injury claim is worth. Factors that could impact the amount you receive… read more

Are Motorcycle Helmets Required by Law in Florida?

There is no disputing the evidence – like seat belts can save the life of car occupants, helmets save motorcyclists’ lives.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in a recent year, helmet use saved 1,872 lives and could have saved 749… read more

The 12 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Gainesville, FL

In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported a total of 401,496 motor vehicle crashes. While some of these were minor fender benders that only caused property damage, there were 252,938 reported injuries and 3,731 fatalities.  As of September 15, 2022,… read more

What Is an Ocala Motorcycle Broadside Accident?

Broadside accidents may be known by other names, such as T-bone collisions or side-impact crashes. No matter what they are called, they describe a car accident in which two vehicles crash into one another at an angle. The angle may be 90 degrees or some… read more

Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) FAQ

Florida is one of about a dozen states that applies a no-fault auto insurance system for car accidents. Unless your injuries are serious, you cannot sue an at-fault driver for an accident in Florida.  Regardless of fault, you must seek compensation from your Florida Personal… read more

The Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries in Gainesville, FL

Gainesville motorcycle drivers can enjoy riding year-round in the beautiful sunshine. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to injury in a traffic collision. Whether you prefer the busy I-75 or the leisurely Old Bellamy Road, it is important to know the most common injuries motorcycle… read more

Should You Call the Cops for a Fender Bender in Gainesville, FL?

In 2020, 341,399 car accidents occurred in Florida. Of those accidents, approximately 3,098 caused fatalities.  The remaining accidents ranged from serious collisions resulting in significant injuries to minor “fender benders.”  A fender bender is a common term used to describe a minor car accident.  Fender… read more

What to Do If Your Car Was Damaged by a Hurricane

Hurricane Ian recently ripped through Florida, causing untold damage to homes, businesses, and other property. It will take many weeks to assess the damage from the hurricane, and many months and years to fully recover. What is certain is that the hurricane damaged thousands of… read more

Car Accidents Caused by Brake Checking in Florida

Tailgating is a dangerous practice that constitutes a non-criminal moving violation under Florida law. Florida police officers can issue a citation when a driver “follows too closely,” resulting in a fine if the driver cannot give a legal justification for tailgating. The driver could also… read more

What Is a Commercial Vehicle?

Most states, including Florida, assign various classifications to vehicles that operate on public roads. Though most people are familiar with the passenger cars they use to commute, larger vehicles such as cargo trucks and semi-trailers are considered “commercial vehicles.” Not all Florida vehicles are made… read more