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Category Archives: Consumer Info

5 Things to Consider Before You Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you’re in a place where you’ve been hurt as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. This is especially true if you’re dealing with an ever-growing pile of medical bills, loss of wages and/or disability. The best way to ensure… Read More »

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Who is Responsible for Paying My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

When someone is injured during a car accident, one of the first things they worry about relates to medical bills. Namely, who is going to pay for the treatment? Yes, a settlement may be on the way, but it’s not going to pay for immediate medical expenses. The ambulance company, emergency room doctor and… Read More »

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Watch for Pedestrians

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Accidents between vehicles and pedestrians are some of the most fatal types of accidents, along with head-on collisions, roll-over crashes, and bicycle accidents. These types of accidents can also result in very serious physical injury. While drivers do have the responsibility to watch for pedestrians on the road, pedestrians, in turn, have the responsibility… Read More »

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Hazards in the Rain

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Welcome to rainy season in Florida. Every afternoon, it seems like we get a drenching downpour or a series of wild thunderstorms, and then we return to our regularly scheduled hot and muggy weather. What are the driving laws that surround this weather, and what do you need to be prepared for if you… Read More »

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Florida’s No-Fault Law

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Many Florida drivers mistakenly believe that under Florida’s no-fault law, they cannot be sued for a car accident. Not only is this not the case, but the no-fault law actually involves insurance coverage for drivers. Every driver must carry a minimum of $10, 000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. They must turn to their… Read More »

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Your Rights at DUI Checkpoints

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Charges for Driving Under the Influence (also known as DUI) can lead to severe penalties partnered with long-term implications. Every year, thousands of arrests are made in the state of Florida for DUI. When drivers approach DUI checkpoints on their way home, what are their rights? Drivers stopped at DUI checkpoints will be approached… Read More »

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The DMV Point System – How Does it Work?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

We’ve all heard of the DMV point system in the state of Florida. A certain number of points accrued against your record means your license could be suspended, or even taken away. But, how does it really work? According to the DMV point system in Florida, drivers accumulate demerit points on their driving records… Read More »

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Teen Drivers in Florida – What to Know

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

The state of Florida has a graduated license system. Teen drivers start with a learner’s permit at 15 and then can move up to a license at 16. There are restrictions that teen drivers need to be sure to follow while a part of this system so that they can prove that they are… Read More »

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