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Attorney John Willis Named Florida Super Lawyer
Attorney John Willis has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyer Magazine. This is the second year in a row he has been selected. This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Selection is based on a four-part process involving nomination, peer evaluations, independent research and final selection.
Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction.
Recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 3,000 Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S.
10 out of 10 - Superb Rating by AVVO
AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Voted The Best Attorney in the City of Boca Raton, by 45,000 readers of the Sun-Sentinel's Boca Raton Forum and West Boca Forum
Elected as City of Parkland Commissioner in 2012
Attorney John Willis handles each case on an individual basis treating each client with the highest level of individual care and attention.
Firm Settles Pedestrian Accident Case
Attorney John Willis was hired by the daughter of a woman who was hit by a car and killed, as a pedestrian, while crossing the street. Her mother was in the hospital for several weeks before she passed. There was only one liability policy for $100,000 which the insurer had offered. The problem was that there was over one million dollars in medical bills, a Medicare lien, and a hospital lien against the settlement; which made acceptance of the offer impossible. After several months of negotiations, a probate law firm to open an estate, and lots of legal research, Attorney Willis was able to accept the $100,000 offer for his client, pay all the medical bills and liens, pay the probate legal fees and costs, and get his client a large portion of the settlement monies.
Will Florida Drivers Now Have To Buy Bodily Injury Insurance?
This session, the Florida legislature could repeal and replace the state’s No-Fault Insurance laws. Florida is only one of two States in the U.S. that still has a No-Fault system. Currently, drivers are required to carry PIP/No-Fault coverage to pay for a driver’s own medical bills and lost wages caused by a car accident, regardless of who is at fault in the accident. Drivers are not required to carry bodily injury coverage, which pays for injuries to others caused by the driver's negligence. If the PIP law is repealed, drivers would now be required to carry bodily injury liability coverage for a minimum of $25,000. You can follow the controversial bills SB 150 and HB 19 as they go through committees before reaching the Senate floor.
Florida lawmakers are working on making stronger texting while driving laws. If the bill becomes law, Florida would become the 41st state in the country to ban texting while driving. The new bills (SB 90 and HB 33) make texting while driving a primary offense and would require law-enforcement to record race and ethnicity. In addition, violations would carry a $30 fine plus court costs, for a total penalty of up to $108. Today, drivers can only be cited if they are pulled over for other reasons (secondary offense) and are subject to $20 file with no points on their license.
A year ago, we shared with you that Florida ranked 9th in the nation for rail road crossing accidents. In a span of eight days in January 2018, Florida’s new high-speed rail – Brightline – has hit three people, killing two. These incidents have sparked members of the Florida Legislature to seek more state regulations (SB 572 and HB 525) for high-speed rail companies and a call for federal safety reviews from Florida’s U.S. Senators. These lawmakers goals are to assess safety measures, coordinate with the rail companies and local officials to prevent future tragedies from occurring.