Personal Injury Blog

Just the Facts: Medical Marijuana in Florida

Posted by Joe Lowman on Apr 20, 2018 1:00:44 PM


Confusion abounds in Florida following the passing of Amendment 2, which legalized medicinal marijuana in the Golden State, and the subsequent Senate Bill 8A, which added more regulations. But make no mistake: Florida is far away from the *highs* being experienced in Colorado, where you can pick up some form of marijuana nearly as easily as you can a gallon of milk. So with that said, we here at Lowman Law Firm wanted to simply present you with the facts.

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Topics: Florida Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana

Rear-End Collisions: Causes and Common Injuries 

Posted by Joe Lowman on Apr 17, 2018 5:28:53 PM

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of auto accidents in the country, and a leading cause of accidental injuries. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board (NTHSB), of the more than six million auto accidents that occur every year, an overwhelming 40 percent—or nearly 2.5 million—are the result of a rear-end crash. These injuries are costing Americans millions of dollars in medical fees, rehabilitation, and lost wages every year. 

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Topics: auto accident attorney, auto accident, rear end collision

Just the Facts: Florida’s New Gun Control Measures

Posted by Joe Lowman on Apr 6, 2018 12:59:49 PM


The State of Florida and the National Rifle Association are at arms—almost quite literally.

With the largest number of gun sellers per capita in the nation and what many consider to be lenient gun laws, Florida has been called the “Wild West of the South.” But following a school shooting in Parkland, Florida that took the lives of 17 people and wounded 17 more, the public’s cry for action could not be ignored. In a move that surprised many and broke from his traditional NRA leanings, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a sweeping $400 million school safety bill into law, aiming to implement new gun control measures.

Hours later, the NRA filed a lawsuit challenging the bill.

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Topics: Gun Laws in Florida, Gun Control

Top 3 Vehicle Mechanical Failures—Plus 2 More to Watch Out For

Posted by Joe Lowman on Mar 29, 2018 2:47:05 PM


We buckle up and we put the phone down. We check our mirrors and we check our oil. But no matter how safely and defensively we drive, nothing can quite prepare us for a sudden mechanical failure. These events can sometimes be preventable with proper vehicle care, or they may be completely out of our control due to the fault of the manufacturer or a mechanic. But no matter who is to blame, they are frightening, dangerous, and potentially deadly.

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Topics: florida auto accident, Auto Accidents, mechanical failure

Repealing Florida No-Fault Insurance: What Went Wrong with House Bill 19

Posted by Joe Lowman on Mar 16, 2018 2:02:58 PM


We were this close. Florida was poised to join the other 38 states that have done away with, or never required, no-fault insurance. But like they say, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

So what happened?

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Topics: PIP insurance, florida law, No Fault Insurance

You Were Involved in an Out-of-State Car Accident: Now What?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Mar 9, 2018 10:48:59 AM


 Accidents happen. But when they happen out of state, it raises a whole new set of questions and concerns, with the main one being of course: am I still covered?

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Topics: auto accident fault, auto insurance claim, out of state accident

A Friend Borrowed My Car, Involved In An Auto Accident, Am I Liable?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Feb 26, 2018 4:12:39 PM


Time to tackle one of the biggest questions a lot of people have when a friend or family member borrows a car, “if they get into an auto accident, am I liable for the damages?”

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Topics: auto insurance, auto accident

You Hit Another Driver Who Has the Same Insurance: Now What?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Feb 20, 2018 4:11:38 PM


Was it destiny?

Not only did your individual worlds collide—literally—but it just so happens you each share the same insurance company.

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Topics: auto insurance, auto insurance policy, auto accident fault, auto insurance claim

Can My Passenger Sue Me After a Car Accident?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Feb 13, 2018 10:24:21 AM


Let’s face it: Floridians aren’t known to be the best drivers in the country (of course, the fact that we share our beautiful state with nearly one million snowbirds a few months out of the year certainly doesn’t help the roadways). And accidents happen.

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Topics: passenger victim, Personal Injury Claims, auto accident fault, auto insurance claim

What to Expect During an Auto Insurance Claim Investigation

Posted by Joe Lowman on Feb 8, 2018 9:14:22 AM


Car insurance isn’t cheap; but did you ever stop to think why that is?

Road crashes cost the United States over $230 billion per year—and car insurance claims cost companies several billion dollars every year as a result.

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Topics: auto insurance claim, auto insurance claim investigation, claim process