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1505, 2021

7 Tips to Share Road with Motorcycles

By |May 15th, 2021|Lucas Magazine, Tips|

In 2017, it was estimated that deaths on motorcycles have more than doubled since 1997. In fact, 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in 2017 according to the National Safety Council. In recognition of these facts, May has been designated as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars as motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often less stable and less visible than cars. Here are 7 things you can do to help keep motorcycle drivers safe: 1.Check your blind spots Motorcycles and their drivers are smaller than the typical cars and hard to [...]

2805, 2020

Coronavirus Closures and Business Interruption Insurance

By |May 28th, 2020|Insurance Bad Faith, Legal Advice, Legal News, Lucas Magazine, Public Service Announcement, Tips|

In the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, stay at home orders were placed nationwide. Residents have been ordered to stay at home except for travel related to certain life-sustaining activities. Business patronage has dropped precipitously as a result.As Florida has been grappling with when and how to allow businesses to reopen, a hole has formed in our economy. It appears that most states will follow guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding “social distancing”. It is highly unlikely that income for businesses will return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon.Local business owners struggling to sustain their business [...]

711, 2019

The Best Protection for a Hit and Run

By |November 7th, 2019|Legal Advice, Lucas Magazine, Tips|

The state of Florida ranks among the top states with the highest amount of fatal hit-and-run auto accidents. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. How can you protect yourself if this were to happen to you? Protect yourself with the appropriate amount of Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist (UM) coverage! In the state of Florida, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense. When the at-fault driver flees the accident scene, a criminal investigation opens. Yet until the investigation can be concluded, could you seek any coverage or benefits for your injuries. You won’t want to [...]

2809, 2018

No Pics, No Proof

By |September 28th, 2018|Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law, Tips|

Have you ever had a friend ask “no pics, no proof?” Today people ask for pictures to justify it really did happen. With a camera in your pocket or purse, it has never been easier to document day to day life. Pictures quickly increase the validity of your claim. Details can be quickly overlooked or forgotten. Injuries, as well as damage, can be seen and truly validated from creditable shots. You have most likely heard the saying, “No pic, no proof” or “pics or it didn’t happen.” That not only applies to anecdotal stories, but it also applies to [...]

2507, 2018

Do I really need to see a doctor after my accident?

By |July 25th, 2018|Legal Advice, Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law, Tips|

Do I really need to see a doctor after my accident? Article by Attorney Harmony Widman Everyone knows the familiar sounds and lights of ambulance, police and firefighters surrounding an accident, but not everyone involved in an accident seeks medical evaluation and treatment after the accident. Medical treatment should not be limited to only the most severe automobile accidents. It is actually recommended that anyone involved in an automobile accident see their doctor after an accident to ensure they are actually okay and receive medical clearance. Medical clearance simply means that the doctor has examined you and found that [...]

2106, 2018

Distracted Driving

By |June 21st, 2018|Lucas Magazine, Tips|

Distracted Driving Written by Attorney Harmony J. Widman Types of Distracted Driving There are three types of distracted driving and each one is a negligent behavior that contributes to the nearly 3000 deaths associated with distracted driving each year. Visual Distractions Visual distractions are those distractions that cause your eyes to wander off the road. For example, looking at a GPS, taking in the view or turning up the car radio are all types of visual distractions. Manual Distractions Manual distractions are those things which require you to take one or both hands off the steering wheel while driving. [...]

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