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How safe are motor scooters in Florida?

Over the past few years, motor scooters have become another popular mode of transportation in Florida due to their fuel efficiency and year-round riding ability. They are ideal for a quick jaunt along a scenic byway or for a trip to the grocery store to pick-up a needed item. Unfortunately, using a motor scooter can make the rider vulnerable if caught in heavy traffic or bad weather due to its size and maneuverability. 

Social media in divorce – things to avoid

Social media is a daily part of our lives. It’s second nature for us to post about our happenings, our triumphs, the successes of our kids and anything else we find worthy and important from our day. We tweet our thoughts, snap our pictures and share our videos. But if you’re in the middle of a divorce, it’s best to limit or stop using social media altogether.

And while divorce is also fairly common these days and it will be tempting to share the details of your split, social media in divorce opens a minefield where too much sharing and information can be taken out of context and ultimately hurt you.

Truck drivers at fault in roadway accidents

The truck driver at the center of a recent Florida crash near Gainesville had received multiple traffic violations in the past years, including one for speeding and one for careless driving.

The 59-year-old driver from West Palm Beach was traveling northbound on I-75 when he collided with another vehicle. Both crossed the center line and median crashing into another truck in the southbound lane. A church van, also in the southbound lane, crashed into the trucks and a fire ensued. Seven people died, including five children from the church van and the two truck drivers.

Man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

A car crash is always an upsetting event. If the accident involves the use of drugs or alcohol, it only complicates the tragedy. This is the case, police say, in a recent accident that killed one young Florida woman and injured another. Drunk driving is being blamed for the incident.

The car accident happened just before 2 a.m. on a recent late night. Two women were headed south on a street when they were struck by an SUV in an intersection. The right side of the car sustained most of the damage, and the passenger, a 26-year-old woman, died on the scene. The driver of the car, the woman's 24-year-old friend, was injured and reportedly will be in recovery for the next two to three months.

How to know if you have a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you've been involved in a car accident, you've likely heard the term Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Traumatic brain injury affects approximately two million people each year and while some injuries are minor and won't require care, roughly 200,000 will need medical attention. A brain injury can even be fatal. Some 50,000 people die each year in the United States as a result of their injuries.

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden blow or damage to the brain and often comes after being involved in a car accident. However, it can also be the result of a sports related injury, a fall, an assault or a gunshot wound.

High-asset divorce: Amazon CEO splitting with wife

Divorce is relatively common these days. People usually marry with the best of intentions, fully believing in their marriage lasting a lifetime, but that is, sadly, not reality for many people here in Florida and around the country. The issue can become even more complex when the couple in question has amassed a great deal of wealth during the marriage. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of e-commerce giant, Amazon, recently announced the end of his marriage, and the high-asset divorce that will likely follow may be one of the largest divorce settlements in history.

Bezos and his wife, Mackenzie Bezos decided to divorce after a trial separation, announcing their intention on social media. The pair were married for 25 years, and the wedding took place before Amazon was founded. Bezos is one of the world's wealthiest people, with his net worth estimated around $137 billion. Nearly $80 million of that is in Amazon stock, and the couple owns multiple high-end properties. She is a novelist and the two have four children together.

Former Florida Polytechnic cop accused of sex crimes

Sexual crimes can be particularly devastating to victims, but also to those who are accused of committing them. If an accused person is convicted, it can not only have legal consequences, but personal ones as well, including harm to his or her career and reputation. A man here in Florida may find out just what those consequences entail, as he now stands accused of several sex crimes.

The man in question was a police officer for Florida Polytechnic University for over two years. He has been accused of sexual battery and stalking by local law enforcement. A female family member of his claims that he has been threatening her for about seven years. His arrest affidavit says that he sexually battered her, using "force or violence likely to cause serious personal injury." She also claims that he cyberstalked her, using text messaging to harass her and threatening to share nude photos of her if she did not have sex with him.

Holding a drunk driver responsible through a civil lawsuit

When you file a personal injury case against a drunk driver after an accident, you not only seek compensation. You also seek justice.

People who choose to operate a vehicle after drinking alcohol break the law. They put their own interests and desires above others' right to safety. They deserve to be brought to justice for their actions.

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