August 29, 2013

Personal Injury Protection

In 1972, Personal Injury Protection was selected for the state of Florida in order to provide the residents of Florida with an efficient and timely way of receiving benefits from their insurers to treat their injuries. The legislation that was adopted stated a driver’s insurance company would pay up to $10,000.00, despite who was at fault. Beginning January 1, 2013, changes to this legislation were put into effect. The legislation now requires that the victim of the accident wishing to receive benefits must seek treatment within fourteen days of the accident. A lack of treatment or treatment after the fourteen […]
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 […]
February 9, 2013

Simplified Dissolution of Marriage

Often, we are asked what is the difference between a simplified dissolution of marriage versus a dissolution of marriage. The short answer is that a simplified dissolution of marriage is a less complicated procedure for obtaining a divorce for couples who meet certain requirements and are willing to waive certain rights. Requirements: Grounds: Both parties must agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken (i.e., nothing can be done to save the marriage). Residency: Under Florida Statute 61.021, a person must have resided in the state of Florida for at least six months prior to filing for dissolution of marriage. The […]
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

Dissolution of Marriage

Basics of Filing for a Dissolution of Marriage In order to file for a dissolution of marriage in Florida, certain basic requirements must be met. Grounds: Florida is a no fault divorce state. This means that an individual seeking a dissolution of marriage does not have to prove that the other party did something wrong in order to obtain a dissolution of marriage. Under Florida Statute 61.052, in order to obtain a dissolution of marriage, a person must plead one of the following grounds (reasons): (1) the marriage is irretrievably broken, or (2) one of the parties has been declared […]
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