Category: Auto Accidents

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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Stronger Distracted Driving Laws? Nope, Says Florida Senate

 

Recent legislation passed by the Florida House would have cracked down on distracted driving, but the Senate refused to even hear the bill.

 

Bill HB 33 was passed by the Florida House of Representatives 112-2, and Governor Rick Scott even gave it his blessing, meaning the bill likely would have been signed into law if passed by the Senate. However, Florida Senate President Joe Negron refused to [..]

Single-Car Crashes: Are They Always the Driver’s Fault?

Recently a 16-year-old driver from Mount Dora was killed when the driver crashed into a pole after losing control.

 

Now, on its face, this story sounds pretty cut-and-dried. After all, it’s certainly not unheard of for inexperienced teen drivers to get into accidents – or to not be able to control their vehicles.

 

Moreover, most single driver accidents are caused by the person driving the vehicle in [..]

Reasons Your Holiday Accident Might Have Been Due to Negligence

 

If you were involved in a car crash over the holiday season, chances are good that negligence probably played a big role.

 

In December alone in Florida, there were just under 32,000 auto accidents. There are always a lot of accidents over the Christmas and New Year holidays, and in this post, we’ll talk about the most common reasons for negligent driving during the holidays, and we’ll [..]