SARASOTA FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION LAW AND PERSONAL INJURY BLOG
While boating is a common leisure activity in Sarasota and along the Florida waterways, it can be risky. This is especially true when children are taking part. It is even more dangerous when the children are pre-teen and are starting the learning process of safe...
Rear-end collisions are a major danger in Florida and across the United States. In fact, the National Transportation Safety Board reports that approximately 1.7 million American drivers smash into the rear of another vehicle every year. These crashes cause around...
Living in Florida often means enjoying warm weather year round. This causes many to increase their time outdoors, even skipping motor vehicles altogether to get from one place to the next. While there are a lot of health benefits to walking or biking, there are also...
Riding a motorcycle in Florida is more dangerous than riding in a car. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics indicate that while 13 out of every 100,000 motor vehicles are involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident, this number more than quadruples...
In the construction industry, it is assumed that general contractors get paid first and then the money trickles down to subcontractors and suppliers. But improving communications, in addition to other construction law measures, can speed up payment. Survey reveals...
Car manufacturers are eager to usher in a new era of self-driving cars. However, the realization of this technology might still be decades away. Drivers are left with semi-autonomous vehicles loaded with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) designed to increase...
If you were injured in a car accident and found that the other driver was responsible, you may be able to file a claim against that driver's insurance company. Florida is a no-fault state, so your injuries would need to meet the serious injury threshold for this to...
Motor vehicle fatalities have remained virtually unchanged in recent years. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for pedestrian deaths. According to data analysis from the Governor's Highway Safety Association, there were an estimated 6,590 deaths in 2019, a 5%...
Those who are building a property in the Sarasota area believe that their contractors know what they’re doing and that the property will turn out as expected. But occasionally property owners discover something wrong that happened during construction. A construction...
Conventional wisdom has long held that there are two groups of drivers to be wary of: teenagers and drivers over 70. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) turns conventional wisdom on its head. The research group says its study reveals that...
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Dana Watts is a board certified civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization with more than 30 years of litigation experience. He also received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Learn More