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20 Things Every Florida Driver Should Have in Their Car

Posted by Joe Lowman on Jun 19, 2018 2:54:52 PM


If the interior of your car consists of empty cans of soda and fast food wrappers, but little else, it may be time to reevaluate your vehicle inventory! Without further ado, below is our list of 20 things every Florida driver should have in their car.

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Topics: safe driving, driver education, driving tips, new driver, Only in Florida, driver safety

Can I Drive Out of State with a Learner's Permit?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Jun 8, 2018 2:49:15 PM


Your driver’s license is so close you can almost taste it. You can envision the freedom of the open road, with the radio up and the windows down… but for now, your learner’s permit is your best friend (along with whichever 21-year old licensed driver you can find to accompany you on your journeys).

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Topics: teen driving, teenage driving tips, out of state accident, learning permit

Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in Court?

Posted by Joe Lowman on Jun 4, 2018 4:28:39 PM


We all know using social media can have some serious consequences (just ask Roseanne). But that hasn’t stopped Americans from engaging on social sites. In 2017, more than 80% of the U.S. population had a social networking profile (across the globe, worldwide usage has reached almost 2.5 billion). With all this activity, it’s important to understand the legal repercussions of social media.

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Topics: florida law, Personal Injury Claims, Social Media in Court

Vehicle Theft and Your Liability (Plus 7 Ways to Prevent Theft)

Posted by Joe Lowman on May 18, 2018 3:33:14 PM


A friend of mine once left an all-day shopping spree at the mall, and upon leaving, couldn’t find her car. Despite being saddled with the weight of numerous shopping bags, she wandered the parking lot for hours thinking she’d forgotten where she had parked. Maybe you’ve done this yourself; walking up and down rows upon rows of vehicles, pressing the alarm button on your car remote hoping it would honk back at you.

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Topics: auto insurance policy, liability, vehicle theft

Florida's New Scooter Helmet Law: What You Need to Know

Posted by Joe Lowman on May 9, 2018 3:58:34 PM


Florida’s got a scooter problem. While people across the country use scooters as an inexpensive and easy way to get around, thousands of tourists in Florida also rent them when on vacation or spring break. This has made the Sunshine State #1 in the nation when it comes to scooter injuries and fatalities. Because of this, legislators are discussing a new law requiring riders under 21 to wear helmets on Florida roads.

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Topics: motorcycle helmets, scooter law

Only in Florida: Five Wackiest Stories of the Year (So Far)

Posted by Joe Lowman on Apr 27, 2018 12:52:10 PM


Why is it so many bizarre stories begin with “Florida man” or “Florida woman”? Let’s face it, Florida has its share of strange stories; people even joke that there must be “something in that Everglades water.” We’ve got it all, from drunk possums to mass chaos causing multiple injuries at a Girl Scouts’ cookie stand—and that was just last year. So let’s take a look at the five wackiest stories (so far) of 2018.

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Topics: Only in Florida

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