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Golf Cart Accidents. How Often Do They Occur?

By Jay Butchko |

Traditionally, golf carts are to be used within the golf course to allow for transporting golf gear and players. However, their use outside of the golf course is becoming more common. With approximately 50,000 golf carts roaming its roads, many accidents involving these vehicles occur in The Villages. One of the latest accidents of… Read More »

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Sharing the Road: Bicycle Accidents

By Jay Butchko |

For many years, Florida has been the state with the highest number of accidents involving bicycles. The causes of these accidents range from failure to yield to making turns in a proper manner, failure to obey traffic laws, or even the cyclist wearing clothing that makes it difficult to see him or her at… Read More »

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What to Do When in an Accident at Work

By Jay Butchko |

When an employee has an accident at their work site, they may suffer extensive damages. These damages can be physical but also financial. Like many other states, Florida provides statutes to allow workers to recover damages caused by work-related accidents. Most employers are required by law to contract workers’ compensation insurance. These insurance providers… Read More »

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How Did Your Bicycle Crash Happen?

By Jay Butchko |

In 2017, there were 783 cyclists killed across the country and, according to the Orlando Weekly, 125 of those victims were from Florida. For years now, Florida has topped the lists as the most dangerous place for cyclists to ride. For every fatality, there are many more crashes that result in severe, life-changing injuries… Read More »

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How PIP Insurance Works in Florida Personal Injury Claims

By Jay Butchko |

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) was created in the 1970s to reduce the number of personal injury claims and to free up the courts from the tens of thousands of minor to moderate traffic collisions that happen in Florida every year. According to the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, legislatures created a mandatory no-fault motor… Read More »

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Common Types of Motorcycle Crashes

By Jay Butchko |

Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than cars because they lack the protection of a car’s steel body, crumple zones, and airbags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported 4,985 motorcyclist fatalities from crashes in 2018. Those who do survive often suffer substantial injuries that take years to recover from. Below are some common types… Read More »

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Traffic Injuries Caused by a USPS Driver

By Jay Butchko |

For the most part, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) drivers drive slow, are cautious, and are, more often than not, the victims of traffic collisions, not the at-fault parties. Three of the most common causes of traffic collisions are speeding/aggressive driving, distracted driving, and intoxicated driving—three things that few USPS drivers engage in on… Read More »

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Are Motorcycle Helmets Mandatory in Florida?

By Jay Butchko |

While your driver’s license is enough to operate a vehicle in any state, motorcycle regulations vary depending on where in the United States you are driving. Particularly, each state has its own rules for helmets. Before deciding whether or not to wear a helmet on your next ride down the coast, it is important… Read More »

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Surgery and Recovery of a Fractured Hip or Pelvis

By Jay Butchko |

The hip is one of the most complex, painful, and expensive types of fractures that a personal injury victim can receive. Common in car collisions, trip and falls, dog attacks, bike and pedestrian injuries, and work accidents, a fractured hip will leave the victim unable to walk, run, or get around on their own… Read More »

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New Ocala Golf Cart Ordinance

By Jay Butchko |

Just recently, the city of Ocala made it legal for golf carts to drive through much of southeast Ocala, including the majority of the historic district, according to the Ocala Star Banner. The new ordinance is seen as a win for those who prefer to drive a golf cart, instead of a car, for… Read More »

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