Category: Auto Accidents



Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?
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Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?

 

When we see an emergency vehicle on the road flashing their lights and hoping to get to their destination quickly and safely, we pull over and let them pass. When an emergency vehicle’s lights aren’t flashing, though, we know they’re not in the throes of an emergency and it’s business as usual on the road – but what happens if you get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, flashing lights or not?

 

Recently in Jupiter, an ambulance got into a rollover accident with another car, killing the two paramedics in the emergency vehicle and critically injuring the driver of the other vehicle.…

What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit
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What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit

We all know that drinking and driving is a dangerous decision. The laws against drinking and driving are harsh, and it is common knowledge that having a few drinks puts you at a huge risk for getting into an accident if you get behind the wheel.

 

Here’s something most people don’t think about, though: what happens if you driver after having a few drinks and another driver hits you?

 

What to Do at the Scene of the Accident

 

Even though Florida’s primary insurance coverage is “no-fault” insurance, it is always best to remain silent and hold back apologies for an accident.…

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.…

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