Category: Car Accidents


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Hurt by a Negligent Driver on the 4th? What Floridians Can Do

 
The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family for a barbeque and fireworks.
 
Unfortunately, this holiday is often interrupted as Floridians make their way back home. Fourth of July is notorious for high rates of car accidents, including fatal car accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that an average of 118 motor vehicle accident deaths happen each year on Fourth of July.
 
This statistic doesn’t even address the number of serious injuries that occur due to Fourth of July-related car crashes.
 
Were you hurt by a negligent driver on the Fourth of July? If you have suffered injuries or damage to your car after a motor vehicle accident, you may already see bills and charges coming in.…

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It’s Florida Prom and Graduation Season – Watch Out for Teen Drivers

 
It’s prom and graduation season, which means more teens are out on the roads, and accidents are more likely to occur. In this post we’ll detail statistics for driving accidents that are common this time of year and tell you what to do to protect yourself.
 
If you are in a car accident with a negligent teen, you can file for fair and just compensation – we’ll show you how.
 
Teen Driving Accident Statistics for Prom and Graduation Season
 
Vehicle accidents claim the lives of over 3,000 teens every year, and around 250,000 more experience injuries related to vehicle crashes. That’s terrifying, but the statistics on teen driving specifically during this season may be even worse.…

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How’s Florida Doing with Distracted Driving? Not Well

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month in Florida, and law enforcement officials work hard to educate the public about the number of deaths in Florida each year due to distracted driving. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like their effort is doing much good.
 
Below, we’re going to take a look at some alarming statistics, cover distracting driving in more detail, and well you what you can do if you are hit by a distracted driver.
 
Florida Distracted Driving Statistics
 

Distracted driving incidents have increased 25 percent since 2013, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Young adults aged 20 to 24 are most likely age group to cause distracted driving accidents due to technology use.…

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Why Do Single-Car Accidents Happen in Florida?

 
A Lake City woman recently died in a single car accident, while three others suffered serious injuries. What happened?
 
In the early morning hours of Mar. 4, the four women were traveling in a Hyundai Sonata in eastern Suwannee County. At 12:25 a.m. the driver crossed over the road’s shoulder and hit a culvert. The vehicle flipped several times, then landed on its roof.
 
One woman was ejected from the vehicle as it flipped, and she died at the scene. The driver and two other passengers were taken to a Gainesville hospital with serious conditions. Everyone was wearing a seat belt except the woman who was ejected from the vehicle.…

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How Floridians Can Have a Safe St. Patrick’s Day

 
 
If you’re planning to party like the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, make sure you think about your own safety and that of others first. Here are several tips to help you have a fun yet safe St. Patrick’s Day and protect you from getting injured in an auto accident.
 
St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips
 
Statistics indicate drunk driving is involved in about one-third of all St. Patrick’s Day auto accidents. With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a weekend this year, many people will be celebrating and out on the road afterward. Here are the best tips to keep you safe on the lucky holiday.
 
Make a plan before you head out
Decide how much you will drink and who will drive you home.…

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Another “Autopilot” Crash a Reason to Revisit Negligence Questions

The promise of self-driving cars is both incredibly audacious and hopeful. No more “wasted” time spent driving. Faster, more efficient commutes. A drastic reduction in accidents.
 
Someday – perhaps even someday soon – that future may come. Right now, though, we are at the beginning of a transition period, and there are still big hiccups and big questions. One of those “hiccups” occurred recently when another Autopilot-enabled Tesla vehicle crashed in California.
 
Here is what happened:
 
On Monday, January 22, 2018, in Culver City, a Tesla Model S crashed into the back of a parked fire truck on Interstate 405 traveling at what witnesses estimate was about 65 mph.…

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Parking Lot Crashes: How They Happen and What to Do in Florida

 
Did you know you can be seriously injured in a parking lot accident?
 
Two women were recently hospitalized for serious injuries after a parking lot crash in Sarasota County. In November 2017, an 86-year old Sarasota resident was driving in a post office parking lot. She accelerated, hit the curb, and entered another parking lot. She then struck another curb before hitting a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman. Her vehicle overturned, hit a light pole, and hit yet another vehicle. Both women were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Sarasota woman was given a traffic citation for reckless driving.
 
Below, we’re going to described some of the most common types of parking lot accidents as well as what you should do if you are injured.…

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Auto Accident Lawsuits: Why They Sometimes Go to Trial in Florida

You may have heard that the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled, but even that is kind of an understatement.
 
According to the US government, somewhere between 95 and 96 percent of these cases end in a settlement. In other words, lawsuits based on injuries sustained during incidents such as car accidents almost never go to trial – and for good reason.
 
Going to trial is a bit of a wild card. While your lawyer will do their best to put forth the strongest case possible for your claim, there’s ultimately no knowing which way the judge or jury will decide.
 
Generally speaking, having a judge overhear your case is better than letting a jury decide it.…

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How Negligence May Have Caused Your Thanksgiving Accident

If you got into a car crash over the Thanksgiving holiday, it was likely caused by negligence. Learn about the most common reasons for negligent driving, and whether you have a viable reason to file a personal injury lawsuit.
 
Distracted Driving
 
Every year, more and more car crashes occur due to distracted driving. The main reason is due to mobile phone use, whether it’s for talking or texting. Other reasons for distracted driving include conversations, eating, adjusting controls, reading, applying makeup, or personal grooming.
 
All these activities are potentially dangerous – and even life-threatening – because the driver’s full attention is taken away from the road.
 
Drunk or Drugged Driving
 
Thanksgiving weekend is a great time for friends and family to gather, but it typically involves more alcohol use than usual.…

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Newest Car Safety Features Floridians Use to Avoid Accidents

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.…

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