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Should I file a Workers’ Compensation claim or a Personal Injury claim?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The purpose of both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims is to provide compensation to injured individuals and although there are differences between the two, there are also areas of overlap. Workers’ compensation can provide monetary awards to those injured while on the job but there are some instances when injured workers may be… Read More »

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Night Driving

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Plenty of us dislike driving at night. High beams shining in your eyes are an annoyance and dangerous. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night,… Read More »

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Civil Wrongful Death Lawsuits Can Be Filed In Florida By The Family Members Of An Individual Who Died As The Result Of Someone Else’s Negligence. It Is Mandatory That The Death Occurred As A Result Of Someone Else’s Fault. In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Florida Law Mandates That A Cause Of Action Must Be… Read More »

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Roundabout Roulette

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

How do you feel about driving roundabouts? I know there was a lot of initial opposition to the new roundabouts on Fort King here in Ocala a while ago, but after a bit a research on the subject, I found out a few things that I didn’t know about them and thought you might… Read More »

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What should I do if I’m hurt in a hotel?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Heading out to get in some last vacation time with the family before school starts back up? Getting away from the homestead and staying in a hotel where someone else does the cleaning and changes the sheets is one of the top perks of traveling for me. When you stay at a hotel, motel,… Read More »

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The Secret to Driving in the Rain

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Florida is in the middle of daily monsoons and driving is difficult when you can hardly see two feet in front of you. We do not always drive in ideal conditions. Heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flood conditions make for difficult driving, and drivers must develop special skills for handling these conditions. Here is some… Read More »

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A Florida Horror Story

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

In the last week, I have received calls from three different people who have been involved in accidents with uninsured motorists. This means that I cannot help them recover all their medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. I feel so badly for them and wanted to let you all know what you… Read More »

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Independence Day Dangers

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

I see the tents popping up all around town to sell fireworks. Are you planning to buy some? Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day and I fondly remember being a child and the thrill of setting off sparklers and bottle rockets. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring injury and… Read More »

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Road Trip To-Dos For A Safe Trip

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Getting ready for that long-awaited road trip to a great vacation? Along with finding that perfect bathing suit and downloading the perfect playlist, you should also be preparing your car for the trip. Tires are an important part of your car’s safety and tire blowout season begins in the middle of May and runs… Read More »

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What Everybody Should Know About Commercial Truck Accidents

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Did you know that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes? The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. More than 75% of truck driving accidents are due to the driver of the passenger vehicle. Did you know that typically the… Read More »

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