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“…But it’s a no-fault state!” If I had a dime for every time I heard these words I’d be living in Bora Bora in a hut perched precariously above the ocean, taking periodic swims with my pet shark, Razor Ralph.  Why, oh why, didn’t I start collecting those dimes? I digress.  Yes. Florida is a […]

Insurance — whether insurance for our car, home, or ourselves — is one of those things you hope you never need. (And to be clear, so do the insurance companies. They welcome your premium payments but are notorious for denying, delaying and defending claims.) But why is car insurance so expensive? And what, if anything, […]

I was heading down the road recently when I saw a billboard that pretty much screamed at me: “Size Matters!” The proponent, as it turned out, was in fact a very large personal injury firm with a marketing budget to match (aka, the Big Guys).  Which got me, a competitor Sarasota/Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch personal injury attorney […]

Got your attention, didn’t I?  Although what I have to say might not be what you expect, it is important information, so get your mind out of the gutter. If you have ever spoken to me personally about what I do, or networked in any way with me, you’ve heard me say it: In Florida, […]

Ideally, you walk away from a car crash unscathed.  If that isn’t the case, then you now face a host of issues. Among them is dealing with insurance. First, keep in mind, that you are not legally required to speak with the other driver’s insurance company – even if they reach out to you. Beyond […]

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 […]

A few weeks ago, I was driving home from a lovely dinner and evening on Anna Maria Island. I had enjoyed some time on the beach with my two young children and my mother, who was visiting from Ohio, We were tired, covered in sand and on our way home after a long, fun day. […]

Today is National Insurance Awareness Day, which presents an opportune time to review your coverage and make sure you are not under- or over-insured. Insurance offers security and protection, from providing for loved ones in the event of accident or death to covering losses from medical bills and property damage. It is important to review […]

Who Pays when you are in a car crash

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 […]