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TextingDriver-1024x682Turo and Getaround are the latest entries into the transportation landscape of South Florida. Think of it as an “Airbnb for cars”. It is also commonly referred to as the “car sharing” industry. Unlike Uber or Lyft, which are “ride-sharing”, car sharing companies such as Getaround and Turo offer to rent you someone’s car. The car owners place their vehicle for rent by the hour or by the day or week on the car sharing company app. But as with all vehicles, especially in Florida, the question ultimately becomes who will pay for injuries and damages in an accident caused by a Turo or Getaround driver and vehicle. That is where the Florida car sharing accident lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm can help. If you were injured in an accident involving a Turo or Getaround car, then call the Turo accident lawyers or Getaround accident attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm at 305-285-1115 for your free consultation.

Getaround Car Accidents

In 2009, Getaround was founded in San Francisco. It was launched at the TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011. It began in Portland Oregon with the assistance of a Federal Highway Administration grant of more than $1.7 billion. As recently as April 2019, Getaround bought the carsharing company Drivy for approximately $300 million. It operates in Washington DC, Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, New Jersey, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and South Florida including Miami.

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fort_myers_storefront_car_crash_attorneyIf you slip and fall in a parking lot in Florida, chances are that it may not be your fault. But you will need to speak with the best Florida parking lot accident lawyer you can call to find out for sure. At the Wolfson Law Firm, our parking lot accident attorneys have defended the rights of injured victims since 1963 and they are ready to help you too. Call them right now at 305-285-1115 for your free consultation to find out if some person or corporation might be responsible for your parking lot accident in Florida.

Hazardous Parking Lot Issues

Chances are you use a parking lot at least once a day, but you may not have considered just how dangerous they can be. There are of course the obvious issues that you need to watch out for, such as potholes. But there are other, less obvious issues that you need to be aware of.

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fort-lauderdale-car-crashIf you have been injured in a car crash, do not make these mistakes! The Florida car accident attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm have helped accident victims since 1963. They have offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach and are standing by to answer your questions. Call today for your free consultation at 305-285-1115.

Car Accident Mistakes and Missteps

After checking to make sure that you are ok, you should immediately call the police. Often people will not want to call the police if they do not think that the crash is too bad. If another person is involved in the crash, people think they can just exchange contact and insurance information.

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20160218_143554-1024x576If you live and drive in Florida, a new law will soon take effect and it can have a dramatic effect on how you drive.

On May 17 Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the ‘Wireless Communication While Driving’ bill into law that would make driving while texting a primary offense. Before this bill, Florida was only one of a handful of states that had texting while driving not as a primary offense. That meant that police had to have another reason (such as speeding) for pulling over a person and ticketing them. With the new law, police will now be given the power to pull people over if and when they see people texting while driving.

The bill will kick into effect on July 1. However, the Florida legislature is giving drivers some time to get used to the new law. Police will not fine those they pull over for texting while driving until January of next year – they will just issue a warning. Once the fines kick in next year, a first violation will land a person a $30 fine plus court costs and fees. Subsequent violations within 5 years of the first violation carries a heavier fine of $60 plus court costs and fees. The bill will also prohibit people from using handheld wireless communications devices in construction and school zones.

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brain-injury-1346331572601Traumatic brain injuries or TBIs are a serious issue in the United States. Over 1.5 million cases of TBI occur in the country every year. There are currently approximately 5.3 million people living with disabilities related to TBI. Sadly, each year approximately 155 people die from TBI-related injuries. At the Wolfson law Firm, our Florida brain injury accident lawyers are available to assist and represent anyone who suffered a traumatic brain injury in any type of accident in Florida. Just call us today at 305-285-1115 and allow us the opportunity to answer your questions about traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Accidents in Florida

TBIs occur when the brain hits the inside of the skull and there is a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain. The most common cause of TBIs stems from falls, such as a person slipping and falling in store, and banging their head on an object. However, people can also sustain TBIs from car crashes or motorcycle crashes. People can even get TBIs from objects falling on their heads.

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Miami-AMMuch is happening the world of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). More and more studies are showing that what we used to know about TBIs is completely false. The traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm are paying close attention to this breaking information.

What is a TBI? Traumatic Brain Injuries are caused when a person’s brain hits the inside of their skull and disrupt the normal operations of the person’s brain. Studies have shown that TBIs are a major issue in the United States, being a leading cause of death and life-long disability in this country.

Doctors divide TBI diagnoses into three primary categories: mild, moderate, and severe. It is important to note that a person’s recovery period does not necessarily equate to a person’s TBI category diagnosis.

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publix-slip-and-fall-300x169Living in the state of Florida, chances are you have heard of Publix. The chain of grocery stores, which is headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, is expanding an incredible rate of growth, adding stores across the country.

In 2018, Publix boasted an incredible $36.1 billion in revenue in its annual reports. This is a whopping 4.4% increase from the previous year.

Amazingly, this sales rate puts the Florida-based chain on par with national giants such as Nike. For a comparison, in its annual report for 2018, Nike reported revenues just over that of Publix’s revenues at $36.4 billion.

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slip-and-fall-lawyersIn this day and age, robots are taking over more and more jobs. Some of the largest stores in the country are developing the technology to put robots in its stores. One of those stores is Walmart.

Walmart has recently been testing out using robots for tasks that people do not enjoy doing. It also has the added benefit of significantly cutting labor costs and being more efficient. The robots could be used to clean the floors, sort inventory, or stock items.

Currently, Walmart has been using robots as floor cleaners. The company expects to have these robots start out at 1,500 stores and then hopefully expand from there. Moreover, Walmart is expecting to add 600 conveyor belts to the stores. These conveyor belts will be able to automatically sort inventory. Walmart is also hoping to bring in 300 robots that will be able to check to see if shelves are running out of a particular item.

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courtroom-300x225-300x225Amazon continues to expand into more and more areas of everyday life in this country. Recently, Amazon has made significant moves into the health care sector. Specifically, the company has started partnering with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to create a more streamlined and efficient method of providing health care to the company’s over 12 million employees.

In addition, Amazon also purchased PillPack in 2018. PillPack is an online startup company that specializes in mailing people’s prescriptions. The startup organizes, packages, and delivers medications to its customers. The medications come prepackaged together depending on when the client is supposed to take the medications. Significantly, PillPack owns the licenses to sell medications in 49 states, a necessity for any company trying to create a pharmaceutical business.

Amazon’s buyout of PillPack led many to speculate that Amazon is in the process of creating its own pharmacy. This speculation was backed up when Amazon started selling health care supplies on its B2B site, Amazon Business. Amazon Business reported an incredible $10 billion in sales in 2018.

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TextingDriver-1024x682April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Florida, and the Sunshine State badly needs it. In a 2017 study, Florida ranks second in the country for distracted driving, only coming in behind Louisiana. This is from the online insurance firm EverQuote. The study analyzed approximately 2.7 million vehicle trips, which accounted for over 230 million miles driven.

In the study, drivers were given a device called the EverDrive, which is a type of motion-sensing app. This device measures a person’s speed, acceleration, and turning while the driver’s phone is being used. It can tell whether a person speeds, turns aggressively, or banks hard.

The device, however, does not measure movements while the phone is in sleep mode or while it is being used with a hands-free device.

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