Suntrax Rising

The world of self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles has finally come to Central Florida. And not just in the semi-autonomous car model version. Quite the opposite, actually. On Monday, November 13, state officials broke ground on Suntrax, a 400-acre autonomous vehicle testing site in Polk County. Those who are most likely to have direct involvement Read More

Do I Need a Police Report to File an Automobile Accident Claim?

After an accident, particularly one that involves little damage and seemingly no injuries, the parties involved have a tendency to avoid the nuisance of a third party. It’s the I’m-fine-you’re-fine-the-cars-are-fine-we’re-all-fine-so-lets-just-go argument. No police. No claims. Maybe just an exchange of numbers. It’s like it never happened. But then you drive home and realize there is Read More

Do I Have to Report a Minor Accident to My Insurance Provider?

Most of us have been there at some point. Either you rear end someone in front of you or someone rear ends you from behind. But the damage is almost negligible. It’s raining outside and you have no interest in dealing with a long, drawn out incident with an officer. Both cars are basically fine. Read More

Should I Accept an Insurance Payout?

When you’ve been in a car accident, especially one in which your car is totaled and you are completely shaken up, the first sign of help can seem like the best feeling in the world at that moment. And sometimes it is. A reassuring call from a loved one. A vital check with first responders. Read More

Winter Park Train Crash

Wednesday morning, busy Central Florida residents encountered an Amtrak train at rest on the tracks after a tragic accident that killed two pedestrians. This accident officially ties Florida and Texas as the two states with the second highest train-related fatalities. Less than a month ago, we posted here about a similar tragedy with the SunRail Read More

Workers’ Compensation Crash

We tend to think of Workers’ Compensation as that thing someone claims when they are injured using a forklift or falling off a ladder. And while those are indeed legitimate reasons to make a claim, those are far less common than, say, getting into a car accident while doing a service for your employer. Perhaps Read More

How Do My Medical Bills Get Paid?

Every accidents is, by definition, an unplanned and unfortunate situation. As are the costs that follow. Depending on how bad the accident was, your car may need to be repaired or replaced. And what about the other person’s car? Who will pay for those repairs? But the most serious of concerns generally revolve around how Read More

Red Light Cams: Law

One of the questions swirling around red light cameras is whether it is legal for a third party operative to issue tickets, since it is illegal within the State of Florida for law enforcement to be delegated elsewhere. Moreover, if refuting a ticket implies a confrontation in court, there is no officer in place to Read More

Red Light Cams: Safety Stats

If you slow down a few extra miles per hour when you see a red light camera warning sign, you’re not alone. Part of the strategy for these red light cameras is that knowledge of their existence will, in theory, help deter people from running lights or speeding up at a yellow. Hence the signs. Read More

Discarding Sand

As of the latest reports at 3:30pm on Thursday, most of Central Florida has regained power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The latest reports indicate that only 15 percent of Orange County and Lake County residents are without power. After that, only 21% of Seminole County is without power while the coastal counties still Read More