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What’s Included in a Florida Accident Report?

12/7/2020
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In Florida, the rules regarding accident reports are found within the Florida Statutes. There are two types of accident reports: (1) Long Form and (2) Short Form. These are known as a Florida Traffic Crash Report, Long Form, and a short-form crash report within the statutes.  The information in these […]

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Are Accident Settlements Taxable in Florida?

12/4/2020
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Here’s the good news: in Florida, most personal injury settlements are not taxable by state law. Personal injury settlements are also generally not taxed by the federal government either. Nonetheless, tax law is quite complicated, and most people who are not trained in taxes or lax law are well-advised to […]

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Are Florida Accident Reports Public Record?

12/3/2020
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  When Will My Florida Accident Report Be Published? In Florida, according to Title XXIII, Motor Vehicles, Section 316, State Uniform Traffic Control, Sub-Section 316.066(1)(a), a Florida Traffic Crash Report “Long Form” must be completed and submitted to the department within 10 days after an investigation is completed by the […]

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Are Push Button Ignitions Dangerous?

12/2/2020
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According to an article in the New York Times, more than half of the 17 million vehicles sold annually in the U.S. now have keyless ignitions. 28 people have died and 45 others have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning caused by push button ignitions, also known as keyless ignitions, since 2006. It […]

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Rules for Your Teen Driver to Follow

11/27/2020
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Additionally, in 2017: 2,364 teens in the United States aged 16-19 were killed in motor vehicle crashes. About 300,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor […]

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