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What does Uninsured Motorist insurance cover?

Do You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Florida drivers, beware! There’s one crucial insurance policy you absolutely need. Here’s why Uninsured Motorist coverage is the most important insurance policy you can have.   In an ideal world, every driver on the road would have adequate insurance coverage. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, Florida ranks #1 […]

Voting for Judges: a 2020 Guide

Voting For Judges: A 2020 Guide

Confused about who to vote as judge in Florida? Here are some of the things we like to see when voting for judges.   It is that time of year again when you are asked as a voter to decide who you want to be a judge. The difficulty is that many of you have […]

The Problem With Personal Injury Billboards

The Problem With Personal Injury Billboards

Personal injury billboards are everywhere…but does everyone receive that much money at trial? As you’ll soon see, those personal injury billboards only tell a portion of the story.   We’ve all passed a personal injury billboard on the side of the road at some point. These advertisements usually feature a smiling client (sometimes holding a […]

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Top 5 Auto Industry Innovations Under COVID-19

As residents of Central Florida keep an eye on the surge of COVID-19 cases here, across the state, and around the nation, everyone trying so desperately to stay safe and get back to work, a little encouragement is in order. Or at least some positivity. Here are Five Auto Industry Innovations that have proven effective (and occasionally very interesting) during this lingering pandemic

What Does It Really Mean to Settle? / Accident Settlement / Motor Vehicle Crash Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Longwood Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.

What Does it Really Mean to Settle a Lawsuit?

The word settlement has an unfortunate stigma in circles outside of the legal profession, a sense of settling for something less than what we deserve. And yet, most firms, including ours, will say that the majority of their cases end in settlements, by a large margin, despite television and movies that suggest every argument ends in a courtroom. So what does it really mean to settle a lawsuit?

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10 Things To Know as a Juror On a Personal Injury Trial

Serving as a juror? Here are the top 10 things that jurors may want to know before a personal injury trial.   If this is your first time serving as a juror, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. But while there are plenty of online guides to walk you through the ins and […]

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Hospitals Under Pressure

This week, a startling number of Florida hospitals reached ICU capacity on available beds. And then Friday’s numbers came in, with more than 11,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Find out what that means for those with injuries and those in dire need of an elective procedure.

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Will Travel Ever Be The Same Again, Post-COVID?

Last week, the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, went on record with Axios, saying that “travel will never, ever go back to the way it was pre-COVID.” And that grim prediction has a lot of people asking not only what he meant, but whether he was right, especially in a climate of extended quarantine where people have mixed feelings about wanting to go out and others are growing more content with the idea of staying home. So will things ever be the same again? We sure hope so.

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A Short History of DUI Laws

Laws dealing with intoxication have always been around, but laws against intoxicated driving took a little more time to develop during the 20th Century, between the rise of motor vehicles and the Age of Prohibition. A number of states enacted their own laws against driving while intoxicated, which initially made sense, especially since licensing was also managed by each individual state. But the inconsistency of those laws, from state to tstate, became the impetus for national standards and, eventually, greater enforcement.

2020 Summer Travel Tips / COVID-19 Pandemic / Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Altamonte Longwood Lake Mary Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.

Florida Travel Under COVID-19

Roughly three quarters of Florida residents have conceded that the COVID-19 pandemic upset their travel plans for 2020, forcing them to either cancel trips or reschedule in the hopes of a future date. For many, there’s an understandable sense that traveling anywhere right now feels unwise. Recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across Central Florida have even led Orange County officials to make masks a mandatory requirement for anyone conducting business in the area, which signifies one thing above all, that we are not free of this thing, that as much as we may want normal, we’re still a ways away from normal.

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