Category Archives: Automobile Accidents

Protecting Yourself from Florida Uninsured Motorists

Some drivers hurt by uninsured or underinsured drivers are never fully compensated for their injuries. The chances of that happening to you may be greater than you think. Although Florida drivers are penalized for driving without insurance, Florida has one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the United States. Most drivers have insurance… Read More »

Florida Trucking Accidents

In the early morning of August 16, a multi-vehicle accident in Florida involving a tractor-trailer, a school bus and an SUV killed one person, hospitalized another and shut down a state highway for hours. The tractor-trailer was travelling northbound and somehow crossed into the southbound lane, slamming into an SUV head-on. The truck’s impact caused… Read More »

Rear-End Collisions and Comparative Negligence

Since the 1960s, Florida law has presumed that if a driver rear-ends another vehicle, that driver is the one at fault. Prior to 2012, trial courts did not allow these drivers to present evidence of the front driver’s fault. However, the Florida Supreme Court recently decided that rear drivers could rebut the presumption of their… Read More »

Crashes Caused by Vehicle Defects

This past August, Ford Motors agreed to pay more than $17 million in fines to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for moving too slowly to recall nearly half a million Ford Escapes almost a decade ago. The vehicles contained serious defects, including gas pedals that could stick, causing the car to accelerate uncontrollably…. Read More »

Passenger Rights in a Florida Accident

On August 12, 2013, a car traveling on Interstate 75 veered off-road and rolled over multiple times. The driver had abruptly changed lanes, losing control of the vehicle and eventually coming to full stop in a canal. All vehicle occupants were treated at an area hospital and miraculously avoided major injuries. The driver was cited… Read More »

Pedestrian Perils in a Car-Infatuated State

Central Florida has earned the dubious honor of being the most dangerous place for pedestrians in the nation. For more than 10 years, the Orlando metro area topped the list of pedestrian deaths. Statistics alone cannot measure the effect of a pedestrian accident on the lives of many Florida families. Why Central Florida is so… Read More »

When a Drunk Driver Kills – Filing Wrongful Death Charges

Don’t drink and drive. In the United States nearly 30 people die in drunk driving accidents every day. Drinking even a small amount of alcohol can impair a driver’s reflexes enough to cause an accident. The penalties for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be severe, ranging from suspension of your… Read More »

Texting and Driving Kills Teens

Following five years of debate, Florida has finally passed a ban on texting while driving. The new law is slated to become effective on January 1, 2014, and will allow law enforcement officers to issue tickets to those violating the ban. Critics of the new law say the relatively low penalty (around $60) and secondary… Read More »

Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a pedestrian is killed in an accident involving a car every two hours. This staggering number reinforces the notion that vehicles and pedestrians unintentionally cross paths far too often, and the results are deadly. Both motorists and pedestrians can take more precautions to avoid collision. Pedestrians… Read More »

Causes and Prevention of Trucking Accidents

In the last 30 years the number of heavy commercial trucks on our highways has doubled. Due to the concerted efforts of organizations like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck-crash fatalities have actually dropped slightly despite the increase in vehicle use. This is good news, and there are significant developments in the industry to… Read More »

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