“Were you wearing a seat belt during the accident?” A Question Still Off Limits in Louisiana

“Were you wearing a seat belt during the accident?” A Question Still Off Limits in Louisiana

Louisiana is a pure comparative negligence state. Pure comparative negligence is one of the ways that fault – and by extension liability – in a negligence lawsuit is apportioned. There are two other methods: modified comparative negligence, and contributory negligence. Pure Comparative Negligence Pure comparative negligence is a doctrine that assigns a percentage to the […]

Assignment of Insurance Rights Drives Windshield Lawsuits in Tampa, Florida

Assignment of Insurance Rights Drives Windshield Lawsuits in Tampa, Florida

A rock hits your windshield. And then you see it. The small divot where the rock struck. Radiating out from the divot are two or three lines where the glass has cracked. But the cracks are small and the divot is hardly noticeable. Weeks go by. You maybe forget about it completely. And then, the […]

FIU Has Funds Suspended Following Fatal Bridge Collapse

FIU Has Funds Suspended Following Fatal Bridge Collapse

Funds have been suspended for the bridge that collapsed at Florida International University, according to an announcement by Governor Rick Scott. The funding, which is approximately $5.5 million, will not be issued by the Florida Department of Transportation until answers are found regarding the deadly collapse.  The collapse, which took the lives of six people, […]

Proposed Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes Georgia House

Proposed Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes Georgia House

A bill aimed at combatting distracted driving in Georgia passed in the state’s House of Representatives last month and now will go to the Senate for a vote. Sponsored by Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta), the state’s first hands-free driving bill makes it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, although using a GPS system […]

Are You as Good a Driver as You Think You Are?

Are You as Good a Driver as You Think You Are?

Many of us fancy ourselves better drivers than our vehicle allows us to be. Fortunately, Nissan has heard our thoughts, and is developing what it calls “Brainwave”. Brainwave is, in simple terms, assistive artificial intelligence. Most people are aware of the work happening in autonomous driving. Brainwave is not autonomous, rather, it tries to fill […]