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Safe Driving Tips for Rainy Downpours

Drivers in Florida deal with heavy rainfall each year. From mild drizzles to heavy rainstorms, precipitation can quickly change driving conditions, causing them to become hazardous. Use safe driving techniques to avoid accidents when rain is forecasted.Rain Increases Driving RisksPrecipitation ...
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Road Trip Driving Tips

If you're planning a road trip, you'll want to ensure that you and the passengers in your vehicle stay safe. Whether you're traveling within the Sunshine State or adventuring out of state, traffic spikes will occur due to people taking road trips. With more cars on the road and drivers unfamiliar ...
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What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Car accidents are stressful, regardless of the circumstances. However, it can add tension if another person speeds away before exchanging information, commonly known as a "hit-and-run" accident. What is a hit-and-run accident?In Florida, a hit-and-run accident occurs when one driver leaves the ...
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How Florida Motorcycle Accident Liability is Determined

Determining who is at fault in a Florida motorcycle accident comes down to one crucial factor: negligence. Negligence is an action or inaction that places others at risk, such as speeding, tailgating, and weaving in and out of traffic lanes. An injury case can be characterized as negligence if the ...
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2021 Tampa Bay Driving Stats

As more Tampa Bay residents transition from working at home to working at the office and families venture out to enjoy what the Sunshine State offers, the number of travelers on area roads will increase. Unfortunately, this also increases the risk of fatal car accidents.National StatisticsAccording ...
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What to Expect From a Consultation

If you've been injured in an accident, you likely don't know what your next course of action should be. You probably have questions: Do I have a legitimate claim? Do I need to hire an attorney? If so, who should I hire?You may have seen or heard attorney advertisements for free or no-obligation ...
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Is My Employer Liable If I Get Coronavirus at Work?

What happens if you contract COVID-19 at work? Is your employer liable for your illness? These are essential questions that employees are asking as many states are easing masking requirements and employers continue to deal with the pandemic. But if you’re trying to hold your employer accountable if ...
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Texting and Driving Legal Facts

Each year, thousands of vehicle crashes occur due to distracted driving. Even though most people know that they shouldn’t text and drive, nearly 80% of Americans admit doing so. However, recent texting and driving statistics show just how serious this problem is nationwide. Texting and Driving ...
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Contesting Estate Assets

The last thing anybody wants is conflict while grieving the loss of a loved one, but disputes happen and must be handled appropriately. Inheritance disputes create more issues regarding the estate and family relationships can suffer if the will is contested. Unfortunately, contesting a family ...
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Creating a Home Inventory

When homeowners ask us for our biggest tips to help them protect their homes, creating (and regularly updating) an inventory of their personal property tops the list every time.  When catastrophic damage happens to a home, such as a fire or flood, much of your personal property can be destroyed, so ...
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The Insurance Company’s Favorite Ways to Deny or Underpay Property Insurance Claims

Every day, homeowners buy insurance to protect themselves against any potential damage to their home.  As such, you expect that when you need help from your insurance company, they will treat you fairly and compensate you appropriately for your damages. Unfortunately, this does not happen as often ...
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Hurricane Season is in Full Swing: Are You Ready?

As we are all well aware of at this point, hurricane season is in full swing.  Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
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Best of the Best

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2021Doran, Beam, & Farrell Named one of Best of the Best in Tampa Bay DATELINE — Doran, Beam, & Farrell is a winner in the 2021 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Times.In the Tampa Bay region, more than 131,000 votes were cast to ...
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When a Business Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

Every business must keep its customers safe when they spend time on their property, and every customer has the right to be safe on said property. However, accidents do happen, resulting in injuries on business property. These accidents can be minor or inconvenient to serious injuries.If a business ...
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Concealed Weapons License

In the State of Florida, individuals interested in carrying a concealed weapon are required to apply (and be approved) for a license. Fortunately, the Florida Concealed Weapons License (CWL) process is fairly simple and straightforward. Our legal experts have compiled a list of the eligibility ...
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When You Do (and Don't) Need an Attorney for a Car Accident

Auto accident victims often struggle not only with physical injuries but also with financial and emotional hardships. While victims of “minor” accidents may not believe they require the services of an attorney, accident victims make a big mistake when leaving their fate to insurance companies. If ...
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Non-Injury Auto Accidents

A vehicle accident is one of the most frightening situations a person can experience. This is true for all accidents, whether or not an injury occurred. According to data compiled by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,807,000 non-injury auto accidents in the United ...
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If My Teen Causes an Accident, Am I Liable?

For most teens, getting their driver’s license and keys to a car is a rite of passage, bringing them a newfound feeling of freedom and independence. But getting behind the wheel also comes with great responsibility and a level of risk. Due to their inexperience, teen drivers are among the riskiest ...
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Florida is a No-Fault State: What Does It Mean?

“No-fault state” is an expression you have likely heard if you are a licensed driver in Florida. But do you know what the term means? How does it affect you if you’re in a car accident? If you’re involved in a car accident, how can no one be at fault? As a Florida driver, it is important to ...
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What to do if You’re in an Auto Accident

Did you know that there are over six million car accidents in the United States each year? Whether the accident was your fault or not, the experience can be scary and chaotic. Car accidents happen so fast, and often leave people wondering, what happened? Who hit who? Being prepared can help ease ...
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Are You Covered By Your Auto Insurance? Insurance, Explained

Car insurance is something that every car owner knows they need, but doesn’t know what exactly it does, what it covers, or even how to use it. In Florida, there are seven different types of insurance you can buy, two of which are required by law to have. But did you know there are some you’re not ...
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Florida Auto Accident Statistics

Whether you were behind the wheel of a vehicle that caused a rollover accident or were the victim of a driver under the influence, being involved in a car or truck accident is far from a favorable experience. Dealing with the aftermath  - including recovery from injuries, coping with the loss of a ...
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