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Types of Injury Lawsuits That Can Result from a Florida Car Crash

If you or someone you love gets hurt in an automobile accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit for compensation. However, there’s a question that most people probably haven’t ever thought about: what kind of lawsuit?
 
Take, for example, the recent tragic story of the McCormicks. A few weeks ago they were driving in the Orlando area when a BMW driver barreled over the median and flipped on top of their pickup. Two of the McCormicks – 69-year-old Linda and 13-year-old Dylan – died from their injuries. Two others – 74-year-old Carl and 73-year-old Teddy – were left in critical condition.
 
The simple fact that two of the victims died and two remain alive opens the possibility for two different kinds of claims.…

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Are We Better Off Without “No-Fault” Insurance in Florida?

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.…

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New Drivers, More Driving Lead to Surge in Florida Crashes

If you have driven on Florida roads for a few years, you already know that our state does not have a perfect driving record, much less many of the people on the roads. Florida tends to be one of the top states for auto accidents, year after year. If you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of crashes, you’re not alone. The rising number of Florida auto accidents isn’t going to bring us down in the rankings any time soon.
 
In 2016, Florida saw over 3,200 traffic fatalities. That’s almost nine deaths throughout the state every day. The number of traffic fatalities also comes with close to a 10% increase in accidents from 2015, as well as an increase in hit-and-run 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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Motor Vehicle Crashes Are the Number One Killer of Children

Kids will be kids. They love to run, jump… and get themselves into situations where they get hurt. Your children need to explore and learn from little bumps and bruises, but it is still your number one job as a parent to keep your children safe.
 
So what can you do to protect your child? Focus on the most prevalent dangers. There are a number of common child injuries that can lead to fatalities, including:
 

Falls
Burns
Drowning
Choking
Poisoning

 
In our country, though, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration consistently reports that automobile crashes kill more children than any other type of child injury or accident.…

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Hit by a Negligent Driver While Barhopping on NYE? Fight Back

For those who go out to the bars, New Year’s Eve is typically one big mess. It can be a fun mess, but it’s still a mess – people trying to connect with their friends or find that special someone before midnight, drivers acting frustrated and crazy, and everywhere you go you face crowds, crowds, crowds. Living in a warm state like Florida gives you an advantage in this regard: if one place is super busy, you and your friends don’t have to drive to have fun – just walk to the next bar down the street!
 
Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Some just can’t leave their cars behind – even if they have been drinking.…

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You’ve Been in an Accident With An Uber in Florida… Now What?

Uber provides a fantastic opportunity for both drivers and passengers around Florida. For drivers, it’s a great way to make your own hours and earn some easy money. For passengers, it’s relatively cheap, can be ordered with the click of a button, and a great alternative to finding a designated driver when you’re going out for the night or during the holidays.
 
Uber cars, however, can be involved in accidents just like any other vehicle. Uber drivers are not perfect, and even if they are incredibly careful, there’s still the possibility of getting hit by another driver.
 
So what happens when you get into an accident involving an Uber?…

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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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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Play Pokemon Go and Drive

If you haven’t been playing Pokemon Go yet, you’ve certainly passed by someone on the street that has the game open. The mobile app, an “augmented reality” game based off of the popular television show from the early 2000s, quickly became the hottest thing around after it was released about a month ago.
 
The game requires players to walk to specific landmarks in the real world for different items and competitions. But since users must keep their heads and eyes focused on their phone to play, they’re putting themselves at risk for major injuries.
 
The Risks of Pokemon Go
 
In the short time since the game’s launch, numerous injuries have already been reported due to playing Pokemon Go.…

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