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Animal related insurance claims  Florida is known for its abundant wildlife population. Green space surrounds many of our highways, increasing the chances of an animal-auto collision. “When driving at night, it is almost impossible to avoid a collision once an animal...
Good relationships between neighbors strengthen the community you live in, however conflict between neighbors can lead to serious tension, lawsuits and even violence. “Discerning between an annoyance and a true nuisance will help you decide what course of action to...
Before you dig into your favorite and nourishing breakfast consider, it could contain weed killer. A recent report found dangerous amounts of the herbicide, glyphosate, the active ingredient in weed killer Roundup in several oat-based breakfast foods. “These findings are...
“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist, explains that being on,...
Over the last two months, U.S. health officials have issued several warnings regarding certain foods associated with foodborne illnesses. “While food poisoning might just seem like something you have to ride out, some symptoms can be quite serious,” reminds...
62 million Americans are in a homeowners association (HOA), according to the Community Associations Institute. That translates into, 24 percent of U.S. homes belonging to community associations. “Most homeowners don’t think about their HOA until a problem arises,” says Ellsworth...
A new driver in the family is exciting. However, it can also be the source of stress. Aside from safety concerns, car insurance costs increase significantly. Teen crash rates are the highest of any age group, making them the riskiest...
“Fishing, tourism and public health are vulnerable to algae this year in Florida”, observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance company. Red Tide A patchy bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists...
The interior of a parked car in Florida averages 150 degrees, according to researchers at the University of Central Florida. “Every driver in Florida is familiar with the intense heat that greats you as you open the car door on...
On July 4th people across the country express their American patriotism by celebrating Independence Day.  A quick history refresher- On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, declaring the 13 colonies liberated from England. “Independence Day is...