Category: Car Accidents


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Determining Fault in a Chain-Reaction Crash in Florida

Since we live in a no-fault state, most of the time Floridians don’t need to worry too much about who’s to blame for a car crash. Regardless of who caused the accident, PIP will cover both drivers up to $10,000.
 
Unfortunately, if you are seriously hurt in an accident, your costs can easily exceed that amount. Medical bills pile up fast, and you also have to account for things like money lost due to having to take time off of work.
 
Luckily, there’s a way to get compensation from the responsible party – file a personal injury lawsuit. If you can prove the other driver was negligent, you can hold them accountable for their actions and get them to cover your expenses – and possibly even more.…

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It’s Not Just Texting – Avoid These Apps While You’re Driving

Remember “Pokemon Go?” A few months ago, it was the hottest app around. Millions of Pokemon fans around the world could live out their dreams of being a Pokemon master around their town or city. However, just as quickly as it caught on, it started causing controversy – the app was distracting drivers and pedestrians alike, causing countless accidents and even deaths on the road.
 
Pokemon Go shed a fresh light on the fact that phones can cause distracted driving due to more than just texting – you can put yourself in big danger from opening up any app on your phone. In fact, though texting and driving has become the poster child for dangerous behavior while behind the wheel, some sources say that it takes a backseat to the dangers of using phone apps while driving.…

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Did a Drunk Driver Ruin Your Thanksgiving?

Maybe you were out driving Wednesday night before Thanksgiving when it happened. Or perhaps it was on the way to the big meal. Or afterwards when you were feeling happy and sated as you headed home.
 
One second everything was normal, and the next your life was spinning out of control – possibly even literally. The other driver came out of nowhere to slam into your car, demolishing your holiday. You’re still thankful – but now that thankfulness is focused squarely on the fact that you’re still alive.
 
Why did this happen? Because the other driver was drunk. This is a scene that plays out every single day of the year, but around the Thanksgiving holiday it’s sadly a lot more common – especially on the night before Thanksgiving.…

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Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law Can Reduce Compensation

Florida is a no-fault state. That means every driver is required by law to get $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, and that you are automatically covered up to this amount if you are ever injured or your car is damaged in an auto accident.
 
However, sometimes the cost of injuries and other damages goes well above that amount. Moreover, everyone knows that in most car crashes, someone is to blame. Someone is at fault.
 
In our state, those two things align – if your damages are severe, you are allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver and attempt to collect compensation by proving their negligence.…

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What Happens If My Car Crash Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

After it is over, it can be easy for auto accident victims to ignore small symptoms. After all, you may experience back or neck pain just from hunching over your work desk all day, so it doesn’t seem all that odd if you have notice them after a crash. Plus, a lot of people are just happy that nothing more serious happened and may want to get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.
 
Unfortunately, this is a big mistake. Often, car crash injuries may not make themselves known right away, and if victims are not seen by a doctor, problems can stick around for years – and even develop into something worse.…

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How to Prevent Your Teen from Being a Distracted Driver

We’re not going to sugarcoat the statistics of distracted driving… it’s a deadly habit. And unfortunately, it’s one that is especially prevalent among teenagers and young adults.
 
Now that your teenagers are back in school, they may be driving every day, and at the exact same time as hundreds of other students. With so many young drivers out on the road, it is normal for parents to get nervous. After all, young drivers are inexperienced. And with the rates of texting and driving as high as they are, there is a good chance your teen has been tempted to (or possibly even has) picked up the phone while behind the wheel.…

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80% of Drivers Get Road Rage – What If It Causes an Accident?

We know that Floridians aren’t always the best drivers. And sometimes, seeing the car in front of us forgetting to use their turn signal or driving super slowly in the left lane can get us angry. Really angry.
 
Have you ever:
 

Honked your horn loudly at a car that was upsetting you?
Yelled at another driver?
Tailgated a car that was driving slowly?
Flipped off or made an angry gesture at another driver as you passed by?
Cut off a vehicle on purpose?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from road rage. You are also far from alone.
 
The High Rate of Road Rage
 
A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered that over 80% of American drivers admitted to expressing road rage at least once while driving last year.…

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The Difference between Tractor Trailer and Car Accidents

We all know the feeling of passing a big tractor trailer on the highway. It’s a little scary to squeeze your tiny car past a huge mammoth of a vehicle. You may wonder if the large truck can even see you. And what if they want to change lanes? How would you escape if they started merging while you are still in the way?
 
Yes, tractor trailers are intimidating on the road. And rightfully so. Over 500,000 accidents involving tractor trailers occur in the United States each year, and they don’t just cause minor scrapes. Plus, if you are involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, your insurance claim is likely to be quite a bit more complicated than a run-in with another passenger vehicle.…

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Kids: The Most Powerless Victims of Car Crashes

Auto accidents can have severe effects on the drivers and passengers in the involved vehicles, but nothing is more tragic than when a child is injured or killed in a crash.
 
Unfortunately, car accidents are the number one cause of death for kids between the age of 1 and 12 in our country. 638 children ages 12 and under died as the result of a motor vehicle crash in 2013, and according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, another 127,250 were injured.
 
But perhaps the saddest part of these deaths is that many of the children involved have little say in protecting themselves. Parents and others driving kids largely determine whether or not their minor passengers engage in life-saving safety procedures – or whether certain safety tools are even available.…

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The Best Apps to Help After a Car Accident

 
After you have been in a car accident, it’s not easy to focus on every detail of what has happened or what is going on around you. In the moment, it may be hard to remember the best questions to ask and information to gather.
 
However, each detail is crucial if there have been damages to you or your car and you want fair and just compensation. Forgetting to collect personal and insurance information from the other driver is a big mistake – but it’s just one piece of “evidence” that can help your case.
 
Is there anything that can make this process easier? As you probably gathered from the title, there’s an app for that – several, actually!…

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