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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

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 Family Awarded $52 Million for Car Accident Injuries

A Florida jury recently awarded a staggering $52 million in damages to a family that were the plaintiffs in an auto negligence lawsuit. Five family members, including four children under the age of 12, suffered life-altering injuries as the result of a car accident that occurred in Ocala, Florida. In late December of 2013, the

Proposed Law Would Require Florida Drivers to Carry Bodily Injury Insurance

Florida lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would require Florida drivers to carry bodily injury coverage on their auto insurance policy in the amount of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident to ensure there is minimum coverage in the event of car accidents within Florida. Bodily injury insurance provides coverage to a driver who

Florida Legislature Moves Forward on Uber and Lyft Regulations

New rules to replace existing laws for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are working their way through the Florida legislature. The new regulations may ultimately leave the specific rules up to local governments, which means there could be significant differences in their ability to operate from one place to another, much like the prior