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Craig Cannon

Controlled Burn Causes Pile Up

A controlled burn in Lakeland caused a massive car and truck accident in Polk County on Tuesday. Apparently a controlled burn got out of control and caused smoke to mix with fog which created extremely limited visibilty along I-4.”Firefighters on Tuesday had battled a controlled burn that got out of control and charred 250 acres, producing smoke that combined with the fog to cut visibility…

Craig Cannon

Curent Status of PIP Car Insurance

An excellent summary of the current status of PIP insurance in Florida can be found in the Ocala Star Banner. Essentially PIP expired on October 1, 2007. The Florida Legislature did not attempt to renew the law before it expired, choosing to address the issue this week in a special session. There are currently two different bills being floated in the legislature. One is supported by the…

Craig Cannon

PIP Car Insurance

I have written several times now on the state of PIP Insurance in Florida. In my opinion if PIP is allowed to sunset on October 1, 2007, automobile drivers in Florida will be allowed to drive without any insurance coverage whatsoever. This would be a disaster.It finally appears as if Governor Crist and the Florida CFO, Alex Sink, agree with me. Apparently the CFO has been looking at the PIP…

Jenny Albano

Nine People Sue TB Infected Lawyer

Nine people have filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against Andrew Speaker, who may have infected them with tuberculosis when he took a commercial flight from Prague to Montreal.Of those who are suing Speaker, eight people were passengers on the flight and the ninth is a brother and roommate to one of the passengers. Andrew Speaker, an Atlanta personal injury attorney, caused an international health…

Craig Cannon

No Car Insurance?

After Oct. 1, 2007 Florida car drivers will no longer be required to carry PIP (No-Fault) car insurance and possibly no insurance at all. That’s the consequence of lawmakers’ inaction during the regular legislative session that ended two weeks ago. Can you imagine being able to drive a car in the state of Florida without any – zero – insurance coverage. It’s crazy and ridiculous. The Florida…

Craig Cannon

Save PIP

The Florida Legislature adjourned last month without resolving the problem of mandatory personal injury insurance for motorists–PIP. For people injured in car crashes who do not have health insurance, PIP is the only source of money to compensate emergency rooms and doctors for the care they must provide. Florida’s 35-year-old PIP statute is set to expire in October unless something is done in…

Craig Cannon

Tort Reform Hurts Injured

Tort reform hurts everyone – not just the injured. Just because you have not been injured in a car accident or at work does not mean that you never will be. If you are injured do you want your ability to be compensated for that injury to be significantly limited? Well, Tort Reform does.Under the direction of former Governor Jeb Bush, the Florida legislature implemented a widespread attack on…

Shannon Weidemann

Dog and Cat Food Recalled

Menu Foods, a pet food manufacturer based in Canada has announced a recall of 60 million cans and foil pouches of dog and cat food. The food may cause kidney failure and even death in cats and dogs. A spokeswoman for the Allegany County Animal Shelter in Cumberland said that while she has not seen any animals displaying symptoms of kidney failure, she has received numerous inquires about the…

Craig Cannon

Car Insurance for Accidents

PIP car insurance coverage usually provides up to $10,000 to cover medical costs, lost wages and death benefits for individuals injured or killed in car accidents. Enacted in 1971, PIP is due to end this fall unless the Florida Legislature acts to renew the law. Auto insurance companies say they want PIP to end so they reduce car insurance premiums in Florida. However, PIP’s end would shift the…

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The Cannon Law Firm, P.A.

The Cannon Law Firm, P.A., is an Ocala law firm dedicated to the representation of people who have been injured or killed by the negligence of others or who have been wrongfully denied insurance benefits. Our Ocala lawyers handle cases throughout the State of Florida which include car accidents & all other accident cases, wrongful death, product liability, denial of insurance benefits and long…