Your Driver Has a Shorter Attention Span than a Goldfish. Do You Hand Them the Keys?

by Alyssa Davenport, FJA Communications Coordinator There’s a problem on Florida’s roads. In 2018, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV), there were 1,671 citations given by law enforcement for distracted driving. In 2015, 3,242 people died in 885,000 distraction-related crashes. Among those crashes, 69,000 were tied to cell phone use,…

Prioritize and Win the Premises Liability Cases Arising from Accidental Storefront Crashes

by FJA EAGLE & Young Lawyer Member Ian Kirtman If you represent a client injured when a vehicle crashed into a building or drove errantly onto a sidewalk, the most apparent case to evaluate is against the responsible driver.  But with Florida drivers habitually underinsured and statewide storefronts routinely kept unsafe, the most effective way…

Florida House Supports Responsible Roadways Auto Insurance Reform

On an 89-to-29 vote, the Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to promote accountability and responsibility on the state’s roadways by requiring drivers to carry bodily injury insurance coverage. CS/CS/HB 1063 by Rep. Erin Grall would repeal the state’s no-fault PIP-based auto insurance system and increase the minimum bodily injury coverage limits. It…