Category: Auto Accidents



You’re in a Car Crash – What Florida Law Requires You to Do
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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?
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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?
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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?
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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
Posted By:
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.…

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