Tag Archives: personal injury

Credit Card Fraud Alert Sends Man Whose Card it is to Jail

October 09, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   false arrest,false imprisonment   |   0 Comment

A credit card fraud alert for a last round of drinks at a Fort Lauderdale night club leads to false arrest and false imprisonment of our client.  Click here to see NBC 6 South Florida’s coverage of this story.  The Berman Law Firm’s criminal defense colleague will defend our client from any criminal charges. Once any criminal charges […]

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Governor Scott Vetoed Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limits

June 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  Click here to review the governor’s veto letter.  Had this bill become law it would have allowed the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph, making auto accidents more likely to occur on Florida highways.  This veto keeps Florida […]

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2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report

May 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   boating accident   |   0 Comment

Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission published its 2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report.  The 2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report indicates there were sixty-two fatalities caused by a boating related accident in Florida in 2013.  Drowning is reported as the leading cause of death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also reports there have been eleven fatalities caused by a boating […]

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Florida Senate and House Unanimously Pass Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act

May 12, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

The Florida Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, which is awaiting the governor’s signature. The Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act would, among other things, increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for a driver leaving the scene of a car accident involving injury or death of a cyclist or pedestrian. […]

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Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limit on Governor Scott’s Desk

May 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Last week the Florida House of Representatives adopted and passed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  This bill, if signed into law by Governor Scott, would allow the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph.  Florida would join a small group of states with speed limits in excess of 70 mph.  It is […]

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Florida Senate Passes Bill to Allow Increased Highway Speed Limits

April 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

This week the Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 392 (2014).  If passed into law, this bill would allow speed limits on certain Florida highways to be increased to 75 mph.  Click here to review Senate Bill 392.  A similar bill, Florida House Bill 761 (2014), is being considered by the Florida House of Representatives.  Click here to review […]

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Florida Statute Makes Windshield Repairs Free

April 18, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

A minor car accident or road debris can chip or crack your windshield. Windshield damage is extremely dangerous and should be repaired as soon as possible.  Many drivers are unable or unwilling to pay the expense of windshield repair or replacement.  However, you can have your windshield repaired or replaced for free in Florida.  There is […]

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Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Parasailing Regulation Bill

April 04, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   boating accident   |   0 Comment

This week the Florida Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 320 (2014), which would regulate the parasailing industry.  Parasailing is a water sport in which people wear a parachute and a harness attached to and towed by a motorboat.  Parasailing is a popular water sport offered to tourists on many of Florida’s beaches.  Unfortunately, the potential […]

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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow

March 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow is the Florida Department of Transportation‘s pedestrian and cyclist safety awareness initiative.   The initiative’s website provides access to Florida laws and safety tips for pedestrians and cyclists. There are countless bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents each year. Awareness and education of motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should help prevent and reduce the incidence […]

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Florida Supreme Court Overturns Statutory Caps on Noneconomic Damages in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Cases

March 13, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   medical malpractice   |   0 Comment

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the statutory caps on noneconomic damages in wrongful death medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional. Click here for the Court’s opinion.  This ruling will have a significant impact on claims for medical malpractice resulting in wrongful death.  However, the caps on noneconomic damages in personal injury medical malpractice cases remain […]

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