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Julie Luhrsen

Spring is in the air, which means, if you have a high schooler in your house, like I do, it’s also the season of corsages, tuxedos, caps and gowns. With prom around the corner and graduation not long after that, I’m reminded of two things: time flies…and safety is still paramount. Yesterday’s focus on child […]

Earlier this month, Florida Virtual School students, parents, alumni and staff were made aware of a huge data breach. The breach started in May 2016 and ended last month, with the personal information of 370,000 individuals compromised. Names, dates of birth, school account numbers, usernames, passwords and email addresses have all potentially been exposed as […]

It’s a nightmare scenario: A loved one has been involved in a fatal car crash, but you aren’t alerted until hours later. Law enforcement officers are unable to contact you, and consequently your child, spouse, parent, etc. passes away without you knowing. This is what happened to Bradenton resident Christine Olson in 2005. Her 22-year-old […]

As the mom of one licensed teen driver and one soon-to-be licensed teen driver, and as a Sarasota personal injury attorney with (too much) experience handling crashes caused by teen drivers, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to best navigate this rite of passage. Florida’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) offers some help. During […]

  For some people, motorcycles are a better alternative than driving a car. Not only are motorcycles fuel-efficient, but they are also thrilling, allowing the driver to really experience the open road. But despite their appeal, motorcycles can also be extremely dangerous. Motorcycles demand that their drivers have better skill and coordination than if they […]

Why do car accidents happen? There are two very general, very broad causation categories. The first one – and the one that leads to the vast majority of crashes – is something experts call “driver error.” Obviously, driver error can mean any number of things, so that too is divided into categories. Do you know […]

Technically, no one is allowed to text and drive in Florida. But we also can’t be pulled over specifically for texting and driving. So what does that mean for Florida drivers? On October 1, 2013, the Florida government enacted the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law under statute 316.305. This statute prohibits anyone driving […]

  Everyone likes to celebrate. And whether you’re celebrating a holiday, a day off from work, or a fun event, your celebration may include alcohol. If you’re 21 or older, that’s okay. It’s not okay, though, if you decide to get behind the wheel of a car or any type of vehicle after you’ve been […]

Auto accidents happen every single day, and if you’ve ever been in one, you know just how traumatic they can be. If you find yourself seeking compensation after an auto accident, contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be the only way to obtain what you rightfully deserve and need to recover. This is because, […]

If you’ve been physically or psychologically injured because of the wrongdoing or negligence of another person, company, or entity, you need a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can handle car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful deaths, and a bunch of other personal injury suits depending on the circumstances […]