Category: Auto Accidents



Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida
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Venus Williams’ Crash Case Gets Underway in Florida

 

Several months ago, we informed you about a wrongful death lawsuit filed against tennis superstar Venus Williams. New developments in the case have caused more questions about who is at fault. If you have filed a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you can learn some important lessons from this case.

 

In early June, initial reports indicated that Williams had run a red light, and a car driven by Linda Barson crashed into Williams’ car when it entered the intersection.…

Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days
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Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days

 

Thanksgiving is almost here, and people everywhere are getting ready for the feasting and family fun. However, while you prep for the festivities, it’s important to be aware of the fact that auto accidents spike over Thanksgiving weekend.

 

In fact, compared to the two weeks before Thanksgiving weekend and the two weeks afterward, the national auto accident rates significantly increase. This makes sense, because according to a report by AAA auto club, over 90 percent of those traveling on Thanksgiving do so by automobile.…

Who Is Liable in Florida If a Rental Car Driver Hits You?
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Who Is Liable in Florida If a Rental Car Driver Hits You?

What are your chances of getting hit by someone driving a rental car in Florida?

 

Every year, the state of Florida has 15 million active drivers on its many roads and highways. About 250,000 drivers end up in car crashes annually in Florida. Since almost 85 million visitors come to enjoy Florida every year, you may end up with injuries from a car accident with them.

 

What are most of these visitors driving? Rental cars. In our state, they’re not just everywhere – they’re everywhere all year long.…

You’re in a Car Crash – What Florida Law Requires You to Do
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You’re in a Car Crash – What Florida Law Requires You to Do

Auto accidents happen in Florida – a lot of them.

 

According to FIRES, which tracks crashes on a regular basis in our state, the total number of accidents this year as of 10/5/17 is 287,440. Accidents with injuries totaled 118,951.

 

For many Floridians, it isn’t if you will be involved in a crash, but when.

 

If you find yourself in a car accident, there are a number of different things that you should probably do. Get yourself medical help.…

Labor Day Accident? Experts Predicted an Increase This Year
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Labor Day Accident? Experts Predicted an Increase This Year

Holiday weekends are great. Having that extra day off from work and school means you can plan a last-minute vacation or road trip. Labor Day is an especially good time to get away, too, because the weather is usually perfect as summer comes to an end.

 

The problem with three-day weekends, however, is that everyone seems to want to take advantage of them, which means that more people are going to be on Florida roads trying to get to and from their destinations.…

Tampa Crash Kills 3 – What Caused It?
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Tampa Crash Kills 3 – What Caused It?

 

Car accidents happen all too often on Florida roads.

 

So far this year, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there have been 232,218 total crashes with 96,332 crashes causing injuries and 1,634 causing fatalities.

 

One of those fatal crashes that happened in Tampa on August 10 resulted in three deaths – two adults and one child – and many questions as to what caused the crash.

 

Details of the Tampa Crash

 

According to the Tampa Police Department, a 29-year-old woman from Brandon was driving eastbound on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway when she lost control of her Kia and collided with a Hyundai.…

7 Most Common Florida Car Crash Injuries
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7 Most Common Florida Car Crash Injuries

Car crashes happen in Florida every day. Lots of car crashes. Which means lots of people getting hurt in all kinds of ways.

 

Below we are going to go over seven of the most common types of injuries that tend to occur in automobile accidents. If you are seriously hurt due to the negligent actions of another, you owe it to yourself and your family to fight back.

 

Types of Injuries You Might Experience If You are In an Automobile Accident

 

Head injuries.…

Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?
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Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?

 

Every year, thousands of people die in car accidents. In 2015, there were 35,092 fatalities due to car crashes and 2,939 of them – just over eight percent – occurred right here in Florida.

 

At the beginning of June, tennis star and Palm Beach Gardens resident Venus Williams was involved in a car crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.

 

Williams, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Sequoia, supposedly ran a red light when the victim’s wife, Linda Barson, driving a 2016 Hyundai Accent, crashed into the side of Williams’ car.…

Rash of Recent Motorcycle Deaths in Florida Reminder to Be Safe
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Rash of Recent Motorcycle Deaths in Florida Reminder to Be Safe

For many, there’s nothing like getting on a motorcycle and hitting the open road. Luckily, here in Florida, we have the kind of weather where you can do that regardless of the time of year.

 

As exhilarating as a motorcycle is, though, it’s important to remember that that they can also be dangerous. Let’s look at three recent motorcycle deaths from the news as a reminder:

 

Jordan Ward, a 25-year old man from Cross City, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Gainesville.…

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.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida 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