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Vanessa E. Dream, Esq.

 

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Benefits of No-Fault Insurance

Benefits of No-Fault Insurance

In a no-fault car insurance state, each driver's own insurance company pays for their medical bills and lost wages after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. The goal of a no-fault insurance system is to reduce the number of lawsuits related to car accidents...

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Financial Advice

Financial Advice

If you have recently received a legal settlement, there are a few key pieces of financial advice that you should consider. Some suggestions include the following: Set aside some money to cover your immediate needs, such as medical bills or other expenses related to...

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Driving in the rain

Driving in the rain

Here are a few tips for driving in the rain: Slow down and reduce your speed to allow extra braking time and improve tire traction on wet roads. Turn on your headlights and windshield wipers to improve visibility and help you see other vehicles and potential hazards...

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in the United States. In fact, hit-and-run accidents have increased by 7.2% from 2009 to 2016. In 2016 alone, there were 2,049 hit-and-run fatalities nationwide....

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Ride Share Accidents and What to Do

Ride Share Accidents and What to Do

Many people use ride-sharing apps, since it offers them the convenience of travelling in a car without owning one. According to a study by Pew Research Center, more than 36% of Americans use apps like Uber, Lyft, etc., when getting from one place to another. However,...

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Holiday Rush – A Major Cause of Car Accidents

Holiday Rush – A Major Cause of Car Accidents

Americans celebrate holidays all across the country. Most people enjoy the day off work, three-day weekends, and having time with their loved ones. However, these celebrations can also lead to accidents. Those who have driven during a holiday know how dangerous...

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Key Things to Know About Florida Car Accident Laws

Key Things to Know About Florida Car Accident Laws

In Florida, car accident laws are designed to protect drivers and passengers involved in a collision. If you are caught in a car accident, you must understand your rights and responsibilities to protect yourself and your passengers.Florida is a no-fault state, this...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Even though Fall is as warm as a New England summer, South Florida families love dressing up and celebrating Halloween. Some families may choose a small gathering with close friends, while others prefer a neighborhood block party. Whichever celebration a family...

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WHAT IS A NO-FAULT STATE?

WHAT IS A NO-FAULT STATE?

If you live in Florida, then you likely heard that the state is a no-fault state. What does this mean? Most people assume that in a car accident, neither the driver nor the other party is held liable. However, this is not the case. When we say that Florida is a...

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Pain and Suffering

Pain and Suffering

Even if the cause of the injury is unknown, injuries have a cost. Some of these include the cost of medical care. Getting immediate medical attention can be very expensive. It can also be very costly to take an ambulance to the hospital. If your injuries are severe,...

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Finding A Lawyer with Free Consultation

Finding A Lawyer with Free Consultation

After suffering an injury, you may need legal help to pursue the compensation you need and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Finding the right accident lawyer can be challenging. You can use several strategies to find the best one for you. The...

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Car Insurance Policy – Choose Wisely

Car Insurance Policy – Choose Wisely

If you could only get $10 more, most of us would gladly spend it. However, many people in Florida don't want to spend the extra money on car insurance. Only two types of coverage are required in the state: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and No-fault. Even if you are...

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PIP and Florida as a No-Fault Accident State

PIP and Florida as a No-Fault Accident State

Personal Injury Protection also knows as PIP or No-Fault insurance helps cover expenses like medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from car accident regardless of who was at fault. Hence the term “No-Fault.” Florida’s no-fault insurance model allows...

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Car Accident Tips

Car Accident Tips

Nobody plans on getting into a car accident, so it’s important to remember that what may seem like common sense is often hard to recall what to do when it happens. Here are some quick tips. • Never leave the scene of the accident. Even if everyone seems okay or if...

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Inheritance Matters What Happens after a Divorce?

Inheritance Matters What Happens after a Divorce?

Inheritance Matters: What Happens After A Divorce?  The matter of an individual’s inheritance is a sensitive and much talked about topic. One of the concerns regarding these is what happens when a divorce occurs in the family. How will the split be determined? How can...

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An Overview of Pre- And Post-Nuptial Agreements

An Overview of Pre- And Post-Nuptial Agreements

Getting married sounds like a happy occasion, doesn’t it? This is the case for most people—marriage is perhaps one of the most meaningful phases in a person’s life. Not everyone meets someone they’d love so much to the extent of sharing their name and unifying their...

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When should you call a Personal Injury Attorney

When should you call a Personal Injury Attorney

The importance of a personal injury lawyer occurs most especially after an accident. As a victim, you may feel overwhelmed by the emotional trauma, medical bills, and dealing with insurance claims all at once. You may feel like the related system is mistreating you,...

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What is Personal Injury Protection?

What is Personal Injury Protection?

Personal Injury Protection What is PIP? What is Covered Under PIP? What is a Demand Letter? Filing a PIP Suit. What is PIP? PIP stands for personal injury protection. PIP is auto insurance that is placed on your car. In the state of Florida, PIP insurance is required...

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How to claim full custody of your child

How to claim full custody of your child

“Full custody” is not really the legal term, under Florida law the term is “sole parental responsibility.” This is equivalent to “Custody”. When a parent is awarded “custody” in another state and the judgment is registered in Florida, that is the same as sole parental...

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Premarital Agreements: The Elephant in the Room

Premarital Agreements: The Elephant in the Room

When most people think of premarital agreement, or more colloquially termed a “prenup,” they think of a marriage based on distrust or greed. Why would you want to tarnish pre-wedding bliss by thinking about the worst possible scenario, divorce? But premarital planning...

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