Florida Scoots Along

By Alyssa Davenport, FJA’s Communications Coordinator Someone has been leaving e-scooters all over Florida’s cities. The recent emergence of a new technology may be revolutionizing short-distance transportation. Instead of walking, biking, ride-hailing, or driving to your destinations, you can now scoot. E-scooters have been most commonly spotted and utilized in larger metropolitan areas, including but…

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,…

How Conservative is Big Insurance Push for State Government Control of Attorneys’ Fees?

In Case You Missed It: News Clips from the Week Originally published in the FJA Reading File newsletter on 1/25/19. How Conservative is Big Insurance Push for State Government Control of Attorneys’ Fees? When President Richard Nixon enacted wage and price controls in the early 1970s, iconic conservative economist Milton Friedman cautioned that the policy would spur inflation despite…

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…