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December 2016 Archives

How to handle a car accident with a tourist

Florida's beaches, weather and theme parks are an international draw that make The Sunshine State one of the country's major attractions. Visitors travel south all winter long with AAA predicting 2016's holiday season as one of the busiest travel holidays in recent years. Visit Florida estimates that over 85,000 visitors came to the state this year.

Accidents cost more than just vehicle damage

Vehicle damage is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a car accident. You step out of your vehicle to check out your crushed bumper, or sulk at the huge scrapes along the side of the door. Most people do not realize that car accidents can be devastating in more ways than just vehicle damage. The result of getting in a serious motor vehicle accident can have a lasting impact on your life physically, emotionally and financially.

You might be wrong about the McDonald's coffee lawsuit

Remember the story of the woman in the early 1990s who spilled coffee on herself and won half a million dollars from McDonald's in a personal injury lawsuit? The account draws strong emotions from people and is often blamed for the start a "sue happy" America.

3 ways to make the holidays smoother after a divorce or breakup

Almost everyone's been there: the first holiday season after a breakup or divorce. From family Christmas dinner to the New Year's ball drop, nothing is going to feel quite the same. Worse yet, you're worried about the questions from family members who just don't get it. Will they ask where your ex is, or criticize you for ending the relationship?

Should your smartphone refuse to work while you're driving?

We wrote recently about the recent spike in traffic deaths in the U.S., which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has blamed in part on increased app use. Now federal officials are asking smartphone manufacturers to do their part to prevent people from using their devices while driving.

Co-Parenting During the Holidays

Florida drivers tops in the country? Not when it comes to insurance

A new study has found that Florida drivers are some of the best in the country. The study, conducted by QuoteWizard, ranked Florida drivers as number two in the U.S., based on Federal Highway Administration data on DUIs, traffic tickets and accidents.