Motor Vehicle Statutes- Know Your Rights In Stuart, Florida with Attorney Jeff Vastola

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Have you ever wondered where the rules of the road can be found?  Try looking at Florida Statute 316, a very lengthy section of laws created to make our roads a safer place.  Here are just a couple.
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Know Your Rights with Attorney In North Palm Beach, Florida Jeff Vastola

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Do you own a vehicle?  Do you have enough insurance?  Wait. Don’t tell me, you have “full coverage” right?
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False Claims Act, Explained

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Does it make you angry when you hear stories about people getting State benefits that really don’t qualify?  Well, if you have proof that the claim is fraudulent, or if it was based on false information, there is something you can do about it.
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Statute of Limitations In Stuart, Florida

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So which one is it? A statue of limitations or a statute of limitations.  For those of you that guessed the latter, you’re right.  But do you know why?  If not, you’re about to.
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No Texting while Driving in In Stuart Beach, Florida

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Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.

Picture of what was left of two cars after they collided head -on. The driver of the red car was texting while driving. There were no survivors.

Remember that texting while driving is now against the law in Florida.

If you need a personal injury lawyer call Jeff at Law Offices of Vastola & Associates.  772 419-0999 in Martin County and the Treasure Coast or 561-721-2500 in Palm Beach County.  Or call Jeff on his cell phone any time 772-766-5333.
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Bicycle Accidents In Stuart, Florida

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As Americans rely on more “green” transportation — namely bikes — there are more crashes happening between bicycles and motor vehicles. In some cases, cyclists are responsible…many cyclists don’t realize that as a “vehicle” they are subject to the same traffic regulations (stop signs, traffic lights, etc) as cars.  But cars are at fault for most such crashes.  Be attentive as you drive, be sure to scan the sides of the road in front of you!  If you have been injured in an accident while riding your bike, call Law Offices of Vastola & Associates. for a free consultation.  772-419-0999;  561-721-2500

Or call Jeff on his cell phone any time:

Palm Beach County 561-827-5333 or Martin County and the Treasure Coast 772-766-5333.
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No Texting While Driving In North Palm Beach, Florida

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Finally!  Florida joins 40 other states who have banned texting while driving.  Now, in the state of Florida is texting while driving not only distracting and careless, it’s also illegal!

If a distracted driver has caused an accident and injuries to you or a loved one, call personal injury attorneys Jeff Vastola for a free consult.  772-419-0999 or 561-721-2500.  You may also reach Jeff on his cell phone day or night 561-827-5333.
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New Tires in Jupiter, Florida

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According to the Florida DMV, passenger vehicle tire quality has improved in the last couple of years.   the most important things to look for when buying new tires are heat resistance, traction and tread-wear.
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Texting While Driving in West Palm Beach, Florida – Good News

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Well, here’s some good news!  The Florida legislature has finally passed legislation that would ban texting while driving.  The bill has not been signed into law by Govenor Scott, yet.  Let’s hope he will do the right thing.
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Snow Bird Accidents – Best Accident Lawyers in Stuart, Florida

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What happens if you are injured in an accident caused by someone who was in Florida on vacation?
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Hearing Tips for Safer Driving in North Palm Beach, Florida

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Here are some hearing tips for our older Florida Drivers from “Florida GrandDriver”
By age 65, hearing loss occurs to 39% of people. High sounds go first, making sirens difficult to hear. Background noises can significantly distort sound and interfere with your driving. A turn signal left on because you don’t hear it can cause a crash.
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PIP Claims in Palm Beach, Florida

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We’ve been telling you since the beginning of 2013 about the change in your Motor vehicle insurance PIP coverage.  this is the part of your insurance that pays medical bills caused by an auto accident.
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Unattended Children In West Palm Beach, Florida

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 We’ve all read horror stories about children left in cars.  The obvious conclusion is DON’T EVER DO IT!  However,  in Florida, if you’re supervising a child under the age of six, you’re legally allowed to leave the child unattended in a vehicle for a maximum of 15 minutes.
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Wearing Helmets in Stuart, Florida

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Most states have some kind of helmet law for riders of motorcycles.  Florida’s law is fairly liberal: If you’re at least 21 years old and have a minimum medical insurance policy of $10,000, you may bypass wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
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Victims of Crimes have Rights In North Palm Beach, Florida

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Victims have rights!  There are basically three different ways that a victim of crime can recover money because of the crime. 
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Stop for School Buses In Jupiter, Florida

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We spoke of stopping for school buses two weeks ago.  However, in light of two crashes in two days in Palm Beach County, here it is again. 
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Slip and Fall Accidents in West Palm Beach, Florida

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According to FL statute 768.0755 businesses are liable for a slip and fall accident caused by some “foreign substance” only if  the injured person can prove that the business establishment had knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Such knowledge may be proven by showing that:
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UM Auto Insurance Coverage In West Palm Beach, Florida

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Time to talk about UM coverage on your auto insurance again.  Florida does not require that you carry Uninsured Motorist benefits on your automobile policy.  Uninsured motorist (UM) insurance is coverage that protects you and your family from other drivers that do not carry any (or sufficient) insurance.
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More emergency stops: School buses in North Palm Beach, Florida

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We’ve been talking about stopping for emergency vehicles.  School buses fit into this category.  Any person driving a vehicle on the roads or highways of Florida shall, upon approaching or following any school bus which displays a stop signal, come to a full stop while the bus is stopped, and may not pass the school bus until the signal has been withdrawn.
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Rules of the Road: Emergency Vehicles.1 In Jupiter, Florida

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Today a client received a very costly ticket for failure to slow down when passing a police officer who had a car pulled over.  Paying a $160.00 traffic ticket is not fun!  To ensure this does not happen to you, here is the Florida Statute regarding speed and emergency vehicles:
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