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USAA Settles Florida Auto Insurance Class Action Lawsuit for $39 Million

USAA has agreed to pay $39 million to settle a Florida class action lawsuit that contested the way the insurer reimbursed customers for claims where an insured’s vehicle was totaled in a Florida car accident. It was alleged that USAA was making payments to insureds to buy new vehicles after a Florida car accident, but

Florida Leads Nation in Motorcycle Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently conducted a study showing that Florida has the highest fatality rate among motorcycle accidents, which increased 30% from 2014 to 2015.  The NHTSA identified the top Florida counties for motorcycle accidents as Miami-Dade (67), Hillsborough (48), Broward (42) and Palm Beach County (34). Nationwide, there were almost 5,000

Feel Like Your Car Insurance Company Isn’t on Your Side? You Have Options.

The State of Florida requires that anyone driving a vehicle on Florida roads must maintain certain levels of insurance coverage. Namely, you are required, at minimum, to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (“PIP” or “No-Fault”) and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage. If you’ve ever been in a Florida car accident, you may have

Florida Wrong-Way Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer Ends with Fatality

A 73-year-old woman travelling in the wrong direction on the Florida Turnpike collided with a tractor-trailer. The woman was travelling north in the southbound lanes and came upon the tractor-trailer so quickly that the truck driver was unable to avoid the car accident, resulting in a devastating head-on collision. The tractor-trailer then hit the guardrail

Tired Drivers May Pose Problems for Uber and Danger for Passengers

Navigating the streets and highways of Fort Lauderdale and Miami can be treacherous enough as it is. Now recent studies have shown that many taxi and Uber drivers may be logging in excess of fifteen (15) hours per day behind the wheel. Also, others drive to earn supplemental income, meaning that they will often drive