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While traveling in Colorado, I read an editorial in the Vail Daily: Make distracted driving against the rules at work. Because I feel so strongly about the dangers of distracted driving in all forms, I wrote a letter commending their editorial and sharing the “rest of the story” about the dangers of distracted driving. Make […]

By Sen. Audrey Gibson The word “safe” is generally associated with thoughts and feelings of comfort and protection. “Safety” on the other hand requires some sort of action to (manifest, create, and ensure) an environment of comfort and protection. In recent years, many companies have begun to become more safety conscious given injury to workers, […]

By Attorneys Matt Sowell and Fadi Chakour, M.D. J.D. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. The Journal of Patient Safety estimates 210,000–440,000 people die each year from medical mistakes. It’s a shocking number. It’s the equiv­alent of up to two commercial jumbo jets full of passengers dying from medical mistakes […]

Apple announced a major update to its Do Not Disturb feature. The iOS 11 update will enhance the Do Not Disturb feature to help users stay more focused on the road. The iPhone can detect when users may be driving and will automat­i­cally silence notifi­ca­tions to keep the screen dark. Users will have an option […]

Florida’s “Move Over” law went into effect in 2002, and it was expanded in 2014 to protect operators of sanitation, utility service vehicles and wreckers. The law requires drivers to move over one lane or slow down to 20 miles per hour below the speed limit when approaching any autho­rized vehicle or wrecker displaying rotating […]

With 15 deep water ports, Florida is a cargo busy state by sea, rail and partic­u­larly highway.  This means thousands of large trucks trans­porting or hauling containers literally 24 hours a day seven day a week. These inter­modal containers generally measure 8 ft by 8 ft by 20 ft. In addition, there are large trucks […]

By Joe Jones Semi-trucks and trailers are often referred to in the industry as “Land Locomo­tives.” Their operators have a duty to the public to operate their rigs in a safe manner. Like most events we call “accidents” in life, it is the exception to the rule that results in tragic injuries and/or death, and this […]

Florida’s Emergency Contact Infor­mation. This service will allow you to provide emergency contact infor­mation to law enforcement in the event of an emergency. This infor­mation may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact family members, or other loved ones. This service is only available to individuals holding a current Florida Driver License […]

Despite his humility and protes­ta­tions that he doesn’t deserve such a presti­gious honor, Alan Pickert, a longtime partner at Terrell Hogan, was just awarded the Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Bar Associ­ation and Daily Record. The JBA had over 2200 lawyers to choose from for this honor and they awarded it to Alan […]

By:  Audrey Gibson, State Senator and Paralegal As a young girl, I remember riding my blue bicycle on my cul-de-sac, and hitting the “circle” at a good pace with one leg down as I leaned over.  One day me and a friend who was sometimes my passenger, leaned in just a bit too much and […]