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    Month: November 2015

    Five Florida Driving Laws You Might Not Know

    Five Florida Driving Laws Y...

    Driving in Florida may seem no different than driving in other states. However, if you do not stay up-to-date with the law, you might be unaware of certain regulations and how they affect you. Here are five laws that Florida drivers may not know. Collision with an Unattended Vehicle or Damaging an Object with Your Car If you damage an object or un [...]

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    Sale of Faulty Medical Equipment: Fraud or Medical Malpractice?

    Sale of Faulty Medical Equi...

    If you were treated by a medical professional or organization who used equipment that did not deliver the promised results — or worse, aggravated your condition or suffering — you may be able to file a claim for reasonable compensation. However, one key question helps to define whether the case is one of fraud or one of medical malpractice: did [...]

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    Five Facts About Medicare Fraud

    Five Facts About Medicare F...

    Medicare fraud is a criminal act that costs the federal health care program billions of dollars in false claims every year. It involves an individual or entity billing the program for medical services that the patient did not receive. This wasted money causes an increase in overall healthcare costs and taxes across the country. There are Different [...]

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    What Happens If I Get a Ticket in a School Zone?

    What Happens If I Get a Tic...

    If you are pulled over for speeding and the officer gives you a ticket, you are being fined for violating traffic laws. The amount of the fine is directly related to how much over the speed limit that the officer reports you were traveling. However, the fine is doubled if an officer issues the ticket for speeding in a school zone. How Much Are Spee [...]

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    Five Ways You Can Get a Ticket on Your Bike

    Five Ways You Can Get a Tic...

    Many think that bicycles do not fall under the same rules as cars and that cyclists cannot receive a ticket. However, this is not the case. The following behaviors might result in a ticket, regardless of the mode of transportation. Riding Through a Stop Sign This is probably the most basic offense. Cyclists are not exempt from common traffic laws. [...]

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    Can I Get a DUI on Private Property?

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    Although many feel protected from the consequences of a DUI charge if they stay on private property, this might be a false sense of security. Unfortunately, Florida uses a broad definition of driving under the influence, and the law does not differ whether the infraction occurs on private property or not. According to Florida statutes, any motorize [...]

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    Can the Police Use Twitter to Track My Location?

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    The advent of new technology and the heightened use of social media has brought on a new era in criminal justice. Police today are more savvy than ever, using every tool at their disposal to investigate crimes. With this in mind, many have questions about just how far the police can go to make arrests or find information. Can they use Twitter to tr [...]

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    Safe Strategies for Driving in the Rain

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    Driving during bad weather, especially rainstorms, presents special challenges and requires additional precaution. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, 46 percent of all weather-related accidents involve driving in the rain. For Floridians, driving in a downpour is a natural occurrence, but there ar [...]

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    Injured in a Bus Accident: What Next?

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    The number of local, regional and specialized buses traveling along the roads and highways of Florida significantly increase the risk of an accident involving one of these large passenger vehicles. If you or someone you know has suffered physical harm in any type of accident involving such a vehicle, you will probably require financial compensation [...]

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    Penalties for Failing to Appear for Jury Duty

    Penalties for Failing to Ap...

    Wherever you live, there is a good chance you will be called for jury duty at some point. This is something that should be taken seriously. Nonetheless, serving on a jury is not easy or convenient for everyone. In certain situations, jury duty can cause people hardship. Florida law views jury duty as an obligation that residents should fulfill, but [...]

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