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Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | January 18 2024 | Florida News, Motorcycle Accidents

Florida’s Motorcycle, Moped & Scooter Laws

Operating a moped, scooter, or motorcycle in Florida requires the rider to understand state laws specific to each vehicle. The requirements for these three vehicles are not all the same, so we encourage you to perform a deeper dive into your specific vehicle type before hitting the roadway. Here, our St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorneys…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | December 1 2023 | Dog Bites, Florida News

New Florida Law Lifts Dog Breed Bans

On October 1, 2023, House Bill 941 went into effect in Florida and prohibited any governmental public housing authorities in the state from banning dogs based on their breed, size, or weight. This law changed the ability of local governments to implement bans on specific dog breeds. Predictably, there are mixed feelings about this law…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | August 4 2023 | Florida News, Personal Injury

Florida’s New Comparative Negligence Laws

Each state around the country has a method for determining how to compare negligence after a personal injury claim occurs. If more than one party was responsible for an incident, comparative negligence laws help determine who pays how much compensation and who gets how much compensation. Recently, Florida passed a tort reform law that changed…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | March 28 2022 | Florida News

What is Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law?

In 2014, a man in a Pasco County movie theater shot and killed another man over an altercation that began with a cell phone. If this sounds familiar, that is because the case surrounding this shooting has finally reached a conclusion – more than eight years later. What Happened at the Wesley Chapel Movie Theater?…