Category: Auto Accidents



3 Reasons Car Accident Numbers Are Up in Florida – and Nationally
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3 Reasons Car Accident Numbers Are Up in Florida – and Nationally

If you commute to and from work, you may feel like you’re constantly sitting in traffic due to auto accidents. Unfortunately, this isn’t just a feeling – in recent years, car accidents have risen both in Florida and around the country.

 

Last year was the deadliest year on U.S. roads in over a decade, with more than 40,000 dying in automobile crashes – a 6% increase over 2015. In order to put a stop to these accidents, we first have to figure out what is causing the surge in accidents.…

Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know
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Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know

Uber and Lyft have really made getting around town a lot easier. The apps are simple to use, the cars are relatively inexpensive, and getting a ride only takes a few minutes.

 

However, as wonderful as Uber and Lyft are for convenience when you need a quick lift, it is important to remember that the drivers are like anyone else who you trust to get behind the wheel. Accidents happen.

 

Since ridesharing apps are a fairly new trend, questions about liability and insurance can be confusing.…

5 Reasons You May Need a Lawyer after an Auto Accident in Florida
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5 Reasons You May Need a Lawyer after an Auto Accident in Florida

We’ve all seen scenes in movies or television shows that involve a car accident. Even if the incident is just a fender bender, things can get dramatic between the drivers involved. One driver may even threaten to call their lawyer and sue the other driver.

 

While yelling and screaming after a fender bender may exaggerate the emotions involved in a car accident, it’s not uncommon for a lawyer to help people through the process of getting compensation and dealing with the aftermath of a car accident if someone was seriously injured.…

Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness
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Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness

For many people who drive drunk and end up killing someone, the worst part is not the fines they have to pay, the license suspension, or any other criminal penalties. The worst part is the guilt that comes with unintentionally killing another human being. Something like that can irrevocably change a person’s life. What that change means, though, is different for everyone.

 

After killing an unborn child and a mother in a drunk driving accident, William Altier is determined to make his own change a positive one.…

Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.
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Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.

As parents, your number one priority is keeping your children safe, healthy, and happy, and you probably do this in all kinds of ways. You baby proof your home. You have strict rules about staying out after dark. You never let your children get on a bike without a helmet.

 

So then why do so many parents ignore safety where automobiles are concerned?

 

You may have seen the recent story about the car crash out of West Palm Beach.…

Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?
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Can You Sue for Negligence After an Auto Accident?

Have you ever been in an auto accident due to the sheer stupidity of another driver? We see bad drivers all the time: they don’t use their turn signals, they’re texting, or maybe not even paying attention to stop signs or red lights.

 

It can be extremely frustrating if you get into an accident because of a run-in with one of these people. Especially if you get hurt. Florida’s PIP laws ignore fault, but why should you have to pay when the accident was clearly caused by the other driver?…

Why Are Florida Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise?
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Why Are Florida Auto Accident Fatalities on the Rise?

Amidst all of the other big headlines of 2016, here’s one that you may have missed: just looking at the first half of the year, our country saw a 9% increase in fatal auto accidents over the first half of 2015.

 

In the first six months of 2015, around 17,500 died in car crashes. This year, over 19,000 people died over the same period of time.

 

The numbers for Florida are even worse. A lot worse. Compared to the 9% increase in fatal auto accidents in the country as a whole, our state experienced a shocking 43% jump!…

Why You Should Be Extra Careful On the Road Thanksgiving Eve
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Why You Should Be Extra Careful On the Road Thanksgiving Eve

You’ve probably heard about the dangers of driving on Thanksgiving. After the big meal, roads often fill up with people driving back home. Or, in recent years, to camp out at their store of choice to make sure they’re first in line for Black Friday deals.

 

These are people likely to be feeling a bit drowsy from all the food. Not to mention the fact that many of them have probably had one too many alcoholic beverages. The night after Thanksgiving can be a scary time to be on the road.…

What Happens If I Get in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver?
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What Happens If I Get in an Accident With an Uninsured Driver?

We all know what we should do in the moments after a car accident. You get out of the car, make sure that everyone is okay, and then talk to the other drivers involved in the accident. You want to exchange a few pieces of information, the most important being your names and insurance information.

 

But what if you ask a driver for his or her insurance information and they don’t have any?

 

Florida’s Laws on Insurance

 

If you are in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist, you may be frustrated, but just know that the other driver is in a worse spot than you.…

What Happens If I Get Into An Accident Involving An Uber?
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What Happens If I Get Into An Accident Involving An Uber?

Uber has quickly become one of the hottest ways to get around town for work, events, or nights out on the town, and more than just customers are happy.

 

The ridesharing company has become a big relief to law enforcement and organizations that want to reduce the rate of drunk driving, because it’s another way for people to go out and have a few drinks and still get home safely.

 

But Uber comes with its own risks. After all, in most cases, your driver is a complete stranger, and they’re not licensed and controlled in the same way that cab drivers are.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County