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Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Florida Law – Hit and Run Accidents that Lead to Property Damage

By Andrew Sholtes |

For any driver, being involved in a car accident can be extremely upsetting. Immediately after the accident, drivers may be upset and uncertain – about their injuries, their responsibilities, and what to do next. One requirement Florida imposes on drivers who are involved in accidents is that they not leave the scene of the… Read More »

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Florida’s Texting and Driving Law

By Andrew Sholtes |

For many Floridians, driving a car is such a basic fact of life that it is often taken for granted. In addition, text messaging has become a basic fact of life for many if not most cellphone users. As is the case in every state, driving is a legally regulated activity. It is important… Read More »

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Presumption of Negligence in Rear End Auto Collision Cases

By Andrew Sholtes |

In the case of a rear-end car accident, there is a rebuttable presumption of negligence under Florida law. This means that the law presumes that the rear-ending driver was negligent, but that the rear-ending driver can present evidence that shows why the presumption is not applicable in his or her case. What is Necessary… Read More »

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Buckling Up in the Sunshine State – Florida’s State Seatbelt Laws

By Andrew Sholtes |

Americans today are buckling up, whether they are drivers or passengers. Statistics show that in 2018, the national seatbelt use rate was near 90 percent for all vehicle occupants, according to NHTSA reports. In Florida, statistics from 2017 and 2018 show a seatbelt usage rate of just over 90 percent, and an increase in… Read More »

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