Soon more self-driving vehicles will be on the roads you are currently traveling. Waymo, the self-driving arm of Google, is now partnering with AutoNation to put more self-driving vehicles on the road here in Florida.
AutoNation is based in Fort Lauderdale and is the nation’s largest automobile dealership chain. Recently they entered into an agreement with Waymo to provide repairs and maintenance for its Chrysler Pacifica fleet. They will also include other vehicle models under the agreement as Waymo incorporates new lines.
Waymo was birthed in 2016 after eight years of development in Google’s research branch. It opened a production facility in Michigan in May 2016, where Chrysler Pacificas were fitted with sensors.…
Car accidents cause nearly 1.3 million deaths annually, and injure or disable an additional 20-50 million people. Further, even a minor collision with no injuries is costly and stressful for everyone involved. Naturally, most of us drive as safely as we can, but sometimes that’s not enough.
So how can more accidents be prevented?
Fortunately, there are a number of new safety features available in late-model cars that can help people to avoid more car accidents. Here are some of the most helpful new features, and several recommended car models that have excellent safety ratings and many available safety features.
The Features You Need
Automatic Emergency Braking. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems detect an impending crash, and if the driver’s response is not sufficient to avoid the crash, the system will apply the brakes to prevent or reduce the speed of the crash.…
As a parent, you do your best to protect your child and minimize risks by every means possible, including driving safely to prevent auto accidents. However, some crashes just can’t be prevented, in which case a car set will dramatically reduce your child’s risk of serious injury or death.
However, not just any car seat will do. To keep your child as safe as possible, it is imperative that you use the proper car seat for your child’s age and size, and that you follow proper use and installation guidelines.
Why you need a car seat
The sad reality is that car crashes kill more children in the US than any other type of child injury, causing nearly 700 child deaths annually.…
Most school-age children have mixed feelings when it comes time to go back to school. However, purchasing new school supplies for back-to-school is almost universally something that is eagerly anticipated – who doesn’t love that new eraser smell?
Although most school supplies are carefully regulated and completely safe for your children, some have been found to contain harmful toxins and should be avoided. This guide can help you identify which school supplies are toxic so you can stay away from them.
Back-to-School Items You Need to Keep Your Kids Away From
Asbestos-containing crayons. It may seem crazy in today’s day and age, but some crayons – particularly those manufactured outside of the United States – may contain asbestos.…
Living in Florida is wonderful for many reasons, but most people would probably agree that being out on the road isn’t one of them. Year after year, our state has been consistently named as a place with some of the worst drivers and most dangerous roads in the country.
Car drivers aren’t just the only people in great danger on our roads – motorcyclists face even higher risks of accidents and fatalities. Perhaps not surprisingly with our overall traffic accident record, Florida takes the top spot as the most dangerous state for motorcycle riders.
The Tragedy of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
In 2015, after almost a decade of decreasing fatalities, motorcycle accident deaths jumped up by 5,000 across the United States.…Read more
The debate over “no-fault” personal injury protection has been raging for the past few years, and it looks like we may be at a breaking point. Currently, all drivers in Florida must carry $10,000 worth of no-fault personal injury protection (PIP), but if some lawmakers have their way, this could change soon.
Because of this, it seems like a good time to examine both the benefits and drawbacks of PIP, as well as what the system might be replaced with if legislators decide to go another way.
What Are the Benefits of PIP?
Many of these benefits of PIP have been taken away in the past few years, weakening the argument for keeping it around.…
Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and although many Floridians can still see remnants of damages from last year, the weather is stopping for no one. As the temperature of the ocean rises, things are only appearing to get more dangerous and bring the potential to cause more damage.
Dealing with the hurricane is just the beginning. If you experience property damage or flooding, dealing with your insurance company can be another nightmare. Prepare yourself for this season by knowing the potential of big storms hitting Florida, and of big changes in the way insurance providers cover hurricane damage.
What Are The Chances Of a Busy Hurricane Season?
It’s likely we’re going to see at least a few storms this year.…
If you enjoy a good night of gambling in South Florida, chances are you’ve been to, or heard of, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.
You might know that the casino is on tribal land, but did you know this makes it subject to different laws than the rest of the United States? It’s not something you’ve likely given much thought to – but you should.
Why? Because if you head to an Indian casino like the Seminole Hard Rock and get hurt, the rules of getting compensation are different. What are those rules?
What Happens After You Are Injured On Tribal Land?
The Seminole Tribe has specific laws about how to file a claim after an injury.…
After months and months of hard work and stress and hope and fear, the moment of truth is finally here. Both sides have rested their case in regards to your medical malpractice claim. All that’s left is the decision… and you win!
Thank goodness. Now it’s all over. You can finally use the compensation you receive to start getting your life back on track. Right? Not quite.
As Nancy Plummer learned the hard way, just because a verdict is given doesn’t necessarily mean that a court case is completely settled.
The Ongoing Tragedy of William Plummer
In 2013, Mrs. Plummer sued Dr. Annabel Torres and her insurance company, The Doctors’ Company, over the death of her husband William two years prior.…
We’ve all heard the story of the woman who sued McDonald’s after her coffee spilled and burned her legs. Many news sources and comedians joked about the story, essentially shaming the woman for taking McDonald’s to court.
The worst part is that most of these people likely didn’t do their homework. They heard about a woman suing over spilling coffee on herself and immediately found the story ridiculous and frivolous.
If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a product or premises liability, it’s important to understand that you may end up facing similar ridicule due to a lack of true understanding. This should in no way stop you from fighting for the compensation you deserve, but you need to know the public perception that you may be up against in addition to your battle against those who caused your injury.…