Gene Zweben

April 13, 2013

10 Social Media Tips to Protect Your Family Law Case

In today’s social media world, people discuss many private details of their lives on very public websites. In fact, how often have you heard, or even joked yourself, that a new relationship or a break-up/separation is not official until it has been posted on Facebook? Attorneys working in the area of family law have become keenly aware of this and now use these social media websites to gather sensitive information and evidence to use against the opposing party. Here are some social media tips to help protect your family law case: 1. Make sure to set all accounts to the […]
February 15, 2013

Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Most of our clients involved in auto accidents tell us that they have full coverage. However, in many instances, they do not. Full coverage includes what is called uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This type of coverage is additional coverage you must purchase. Florida law requires that, in order to reject such coverage or obtain coverage in an amount less than your bodily injury limits, you must sign a specific form. Uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance provides you with an additional layer of coverage in two instances: (1) when the at-fault driver has limited insurance or (2) when the at-fault […]
August 10, 2012

Warm Weather Triggers an Increase in Highway Fatalities in 2012

In the first three months of 2012, highway traffic fatalities increased 13.5%. According to an analysis conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 7,500 people were killed in traffic accidents, up from 6,720 in the same time period in 2011. Experts blame this steep rise in highway fatalities on two things: (1) warmer weather and (2) distracted drivers. Normally, the winter months see a decrease in the number of vehicles on the roadways due to unfavorable, and at times, extremely dangerous driving conditions; however, due to the unseasonably warm winter, more vehicles were on the road in early […]
June 26, 2012

Firework Injuries

Summer is a time for camping trips, picnics, summer parties, and, of course, fireworks. Professional firework displays often are breathtaking and entertaining events. However, amateur firework use and displays can be dangerous and even deadly events. In 2010, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, during the 30 days surrounding the Fourth of July, approximately 1,900 people were injured by fireworks and wound up in the emergency room. The most common injuries caused by fireworks include blindness, third degree burns, loss of limbs, hand and finger injuries, and permanent scarring. Sparklers can be especially harmful to adults and children. […]
June 6, 2012

Driving Tips During a Hurricane

Hurricane Season 2012 started five days ago and 2012 is shaping up to be an active season with two named storms before the season officially began. Hurricane season normally runs between June 1st and November 30th with the peak of the season during the months of August and September. Below are some safety tips about driving during or after a hurricane or tropical storm: Stay in your home or in your safe place. Do not venture out during a hurricane. During the aftermath of the storm, if you must leave your home or safe place, exercise extreme caution while doing […]
May 21, 2012

Boating Accidents

With Memorial Day and warm summer days fast approaching, the attorneys and staff at Zweben Law Group would like to remind you to practice safety on Florida’s beautiful navigable waterways. Florida is the number 1 state for boating accidents. With approximately 982,470 registered vessels, Florida’s waterways can be dangerous. In 2009, there were 620 total reportable boating accidents resulting in 65 deaths, countless injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Boating Accident Statistical Report for 2009, the top five primary types of accidents were: (1) Collision with another vessel(2) Collision with […]
April 23, 2012

Statute of Limitations

Florida Statute 95.11, commonly referred to as the Statute of Limitations, defines how long you have to file a lawsuit. If a lawsuit or action is not filed within the amount of time proscribed by statute, it will forever be barred which means that the lawsuit or action will not be heard by the court. In Florida, the time to file a lawsuit depends on the type of action (i.e., the reason why you are suing another person or entity). Generally for negligence (i.e., auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, etc.) the time for filing suit is 4 years from […]
March 29, 2012

School Bus Accidents

Any time there is an accident involving a bus, it is always tragic because of the number of people that are normally involved. What makes a bus accident even worse is when the accident involves a school bus loaded with children, like what happened at Okeechobee Road and Midway Road in Port St. Lucie on March 26th where a 9-year-old boy was killed and 15 of his peers were injured. Because of their size, buses are naturally harder to control and maneuver, and due to the higher center of gravity, they often times flip when involved in an accident which […]
March 2, 2012

Cruise Ship Accidents

On January 13, 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia hit a reef and sank in the shallow waters off the coast of Italy. At the end of February, the Costa Allegra went adrift after a fire in its engine room knocked out power. Since then, the dangers of cruising have been brought back into the media’s spotlight. Although cruise ship accidents are rare, when one does happen, it can result in serious trauma and serious injuries. One of the most common cruise ship accidents is slipping or tripping on wet or uneven surfaces, or injuries due to the ship […]
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