March Accident News 2017
According to IIHS “A rising crash death toll is adding to the urgency to automate driving.” “The rhetoric has jumped ahead of the technology in many cases,” says Adrian Lund, IIHS president. While automated cars are on their way, they won’t replace traditional safety tests for a while. Read more about these findings here.
Known as the street with the longest continuous sidewalk in the world, with views of the beautiful bay, Bayshore Boulevard may have some changes coming. The city of Tampa wants traffic to slow down to make the boulevard more pedestrian friendly. These changes include narrowing streets, widening bike lanes and lowering the speed limit. Click here to read the specific proposed changes.
54-year-old Clinton Sproles was arrested over the weekend in Montana for his 23rd DUI. Sproles had previously been sentenced to 20 years in prison for another DUI but was out on parole. After this many offenses, obviously the consequences are getting through to him. What do you think is the next steps? Prison without parole? Parole not granted for a certain amount of years? Let us know your thoughts!
With Florida being a No-Fault insurance law state, it can get very confusing when it comes to filing a lawsuit after a car accident. Firstly, what is No-fault insurance law? Simply put, your own insurance company compensates you after an accident, regardless of fault. No fault, or PIP insurance covers you and relatives residing in your household for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. This coverage pays 80% of reasonable and necessary medical bills, 60% of lost wages, and 100% of household services, up to a limit of $10,000. A benefit to this is if you are the person who causes an accident, you can still seek compensation from your own insurance. However, with no fault, you can’t file a lawsuit in many cases, so the amount you can recover is often times less. Read more on instances where you can file a lawsuit here.
One of the most prestigious law schools, Harvard, is no longer requiring the LSAT for admission. Applicants can also submit Graduate Record Examination, GRE, scores.The goal is to broaden the field of applicants and make is easier for people around the world to apply. It is speculated by experts that other top law schools will follow suit. Read more here.
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