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Christina Goldberg

Many people will be taking advantage of the long Labor Day holiday weekend for one last summer travel hurrah. Planning appropriately for a road trip, however, can reduce potential issues and expenses and maximize enjoyment for all. Hit the road with a well-maintained vehicle For optimal performance of the vehicle you’ll be traveling in, there […]

Buying a used vehicle can be an extremely cost-effective way to obtain reliable transportation, but unfortunately, not all used cars are equal. However, there are some easy ways to know when to back away as well as a few things you can be aware of to protect yourself in your purchasing journey. What to know […]

The Insurance Research Council reports one out of eight drivers in the U.S. is uninsured and putting insured drivers at greater risk. If you’re insured, you might think that this statistic doesn’t affect you. However, the Insurance Journal reports, “When an uninsured driver is at fault in an accident, insured drivers or their insurance companies often are […]

 Uber recently made news with the implementation of a limit to the length of its drivers’ shifts. The mandate, which requires that drivers must take at least six hours off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, could have a dual purpose. Uber maintains that the focus is on preventing drowsy driving. Others […]

‘Tis the season for three of the six most dangerous holidays to be on the road, all within a six-week window. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s rank high for a variety of reasons. It’s important to be aware of potential driving hazards so you can stay safe. The holidays present a myriad of factors that […]

Halloween is next week, which will bring an abundance of little costumed creatures out to trick-or-treat into the dark evening hours. Awareness is key to keep the spooky night a safe, fun event for all. Kids should dress appropriately and follow basic safety rules while navigating their neighborhoods through Manatee and Sarasota counties. Motorists should […]

Although virtually every state has enacted some form of distracted driving law aimed at discouraging certain uses of cell phones while driving, distracted drivers who are talking and texting on mobile phones continue to claim lives.  States have taken vastly divergent approaches to dealing with distractions involving cell phones.  Many states have taken a hardline […]

There seems to be never-ending confusion among the general public in the State of Florida when it comes to automobile crashes and automobile insurance law.  In fact, upon further reflection, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea for us to send a cookie bouquet to the Florida Legislature to thank its members for making the laws […]

So you’re involved in a motor vehicle collision.  If you’re lucky, it’s a minor impact causing nothing more than damage to the bumper of your brand new car, and no injuries to you or anyone else involved.  If you’re not so lucky, you have a lot more than property damage to contend with and the […]

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver, under Florida law, you are considered a victim of a criminal act which may entitle you to compensation through Florida’s Crimes Compensation Act (f/k/a Victim’s Compensation Fund) for losses you have sustained as a result of such a crash. There […]