Category: Auto Accidents

Florida Car Crashes: Why Do So Many Happen Close to Home?

There’s no way to completely avoid car accidents. However, more accidents tend to happen in certain places and situations than in others. Because of this, being aware of these accident “hot spots” and staying alert can help reduce your risk of becoming involved in a car accident.

So, where do crashes tend to happen more often?

You might think that the unfamiliar locales and drowsiness of a long-distance road [..]

What Florida Kids Should Know to Avoid Back to School Car Crashes

School is starting again. Morning commutes now include stopping for crossing guards and children on their way to class. If you are a parent in Florida, this time of year is both exciting and frightening.

Why? Because motor vehicle crashes caused a quarter of all unintentional injury deaths of children under the age of 18 in 2016. Of these deaths, 19% were pedestrians who may have been walking to [..]

Avoid Florida Car Crashes and Stay Safe with These Top Safety Features

Voice assist. Self-parking cars. Forward collision warnings.

There are many possible safety features you can get for cars today, but not all of them are created equal. Some are incredibly useful and drastically reduce your chances of getting into an accident (or increase your chances of survival if you are in one), while others fall more into the “luxury” category.

With that in mind, we thought we would look [..]

What Injured Passengers Should Do after a Florida Car Crash

If you are injured as a passenger in a Florida car crash, you need to understand how the law applies in our state so that you know how to proceed with a claim. We’ll explain what you need to do and how a personal injury attorney may be able to help.

Passenger Injury Claims in Florida

When a driver is injured, liability may be an issue. However, passengers are [..]

Teen Drivers: Why Floridians Should Steer Clear This Season

In one recent Ohio accident, a 17-year-old driver was speeding and overcorrected, which ejected two teens from the vehicle and injured the other passengers. One of those teens was killed in the crash.

The reason the driver was speeding? The teens were running late to prom.

Over 5,000 teens are injured in car accidents every year across the nation during prom and graduation season, and one-third of teen driver [..]

Florida Insurers That Are Known for Bad Faith Practices

When you think of insurance companies that try to scam their customers by acting in bad faith, you might assume that they’re smaller businesses. Low-rent organizations that you’ve never heard of and certainly wouldn’t use.

However, you may be surprised to learn that there are actually some truly big names on the list of Florida insurers that are known for their bad faith practices. In this post, we’re going [..]

More Tesla Self-Driving Crashes – Who’s Liable in Florida?

Several self-driving Tesla car accidents have occurred over the last few years, and the company keeps blaming drivers for the mistakes. Is the answer really that straightforward, though? Who is really at fault for the crashes?

Below we’re going to dive into the specifics of one particular case, as well as what the investigations into these crashes have turned up, then talk about what Florida product liability laws have [..]

Hurt in a Florida Spring Break Car Crash? You Can Fight Back

Every year between late February and early April, traffic fatalities rise in certain areas of the country. Why? What’s happening?

 

Two words: spring break.

 

Those findings are from a new study that illustrates the spike in deadly auto accidents specific to “spring break destinations.”

 

How do the researchers know that the problem really is related to spring break? There are a couple of different reasons:

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