Personal Injury News Roundup- August 5, 2016
Can my Insurance Company Raise My Rates After an Accident that was Not my Fault?
This is a common question we get from our clients. They are concerned that their car insurance rates will go up even though they were not at-fault in their accident. Some are even concerned that their insurance will cancel them. Luckily, section 626.9541 of the Florida Statues offers some protection from these situations from happening. Under this law, insurance companies cannot raise rates or drop a policyholder without a valid reason.
What are Florida’s School Bus Laws?
All public schools in Hillsborough County are officially back in session on August 10. That not only means more traffic on all roads, but also that school buses will be shuttling kids to and from school. As an accident lawyer, I have seen and heard stories involving accidents with school buses. All of these accidents could most likely be prevented if the driver knew school bus laws.
We can’t talk about Florida news without mentioning all the amazing athletes from Florida that are competing in the Rio Olympic games. Ryan Lochte, Serena Williams and Venus Williams are just a few from this incredibly talented list. Good luck!
Florida Has the Worst Drivers in the Country
According to SmartAsset, Florida has the worst drivers in the country based on many factors. For example, Florida has the second lowest number of insured drivers and we google “speeding tickets” more than any other state.
17-year-old Lakeland teenager Kalen Kirk was killed crossing Clubhouse Road to reach his bus stop. He is the third person to die on that road since 2014. Is parents are now fighting for increased pedestrian safety measures to be implemented on that road. Read more here.
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