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Category Archives: Legal Advice

Things You’ll Need If You’re Considering a Product Liability Case

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

There are times when a product liability lawsuit may be needed to force a company to put the best interests of their customers before corporate profits. One of the best-known examples relates to the McDonald’s coffee case. In the early 1990s, a 79-year-old woman became seriously injured after she spilled a cup of hot… Read More »

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Reasons to Contact a Naples Car Accident Attorney

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Negligent drivers cause tens of thousands of accidents every year. Drowsy drivers, drunk drivers, drugged drivers and distracted drivers all pose a risk. If you sustained a serious injury as a result of a car accident with a negligent driver, you’ll want to speak with a Naples car accident lawyer as soon as possible.Reasons… Read More »

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How can I help my personal injury lawyer with my case?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

After you have consulted with a lawyer and made a decision regarding who will represent you, your lawyer takes the reigns for the most part. But you may be wondering if there is any way you can help. The most important thing for you to do is to provide documentation of your medical bills,… Read More »

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Traffic Stop – Your Rights

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

We’ve all been pulled over a time or two for a routine traffic stop. It’s nerve-wrecking and intimidating to see a police officer approaching your window, but it’s important to know what your rights as a driver are. Officers are legally obligated to inform drivers the exact reason for the traffic stop. And, in… Read More »

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Helmets Not Required – But Highly Recommended

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Since 2000, it has been legal to ride a motorcycle helmet-free in the state of Florida. Riders must be over the age of 21 to ride without a helmet, and they must carry insurance providing for at least $10, 000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating… Read More »

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Florida Drivers Cause More Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

A recent study found that Florida’s drivers are the worst. That sounds dramatic, but the information collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes into consideration crash and police information, accounting for the number of wrongful deaths per miles driven in each state; the number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests per… Read More »

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Texting While Driving in Florida

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Texting while driving may not be an offense in and of itself, but it could be soon. This year’s Legislative session has not shown any significant signs of moving forward, but eventually it could. In Florida, texting and driving is illegal. In order to be ticketed for the offense, however, you must first be… Read More »

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PIP Changes Possible in the Florida House

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, aka Personal Injury Protection or PIP, requires all drivers to carry $10, 000 in medical, disability, and funeral protection at minimum. No matter who is at fault, this law applies. Critics of the law, however, say that this isn’t enough to cover health care costs when there is an… Read More »

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Motorcycle Accident Injury Law

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you drive a motorcycle, it is important to be aware of the local laws. Many accidents involving a motorcycle versus a car result in serious injury or death. Here is an overview of the law with regard to motorcycles and mopeds: 316.208 Motorcycles and mopeds. (1) Any person operating a motorcycle or moped… Read More »

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Florida 14 Day Rule in Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

The law that controls the 14 day rule in PIP is Florida Statute 627.736, also known as the Florida No-Fault Statute. It reads: 627.736 Required personal injury protection benefits; exclusions; priority; claims.— (1) REQUIRED BENEFITS.—An insurance policy complying with the security requirements of s. 627.733 must provide personal injury protection to the named insured, relatives residing… Read More »

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