Category: Auto Accidents



Teen Drivers: Why Floridians Should Steer Clear This Season
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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 accidents involve alcohol use. A full one-third of people under age 21 who die in accidents do so during graduation season, and many of them die in car accidents.…

Florida Insurers That Are Known for Bad Faith Practices
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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 to reveal the worst offenders where bad faith is concerned, then explain some things you can do to protect yourself if your claim is rejected.…

More Tesla Self-Driving Crashes – Who’s Liable in Florida?
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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 to do with cases like these.

 

Tesla Blames Driver for Recent Car Crash

 

The family of a man from Mountain View, Calif.…

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

 

Traffic fatality rates in these areas during this time rise significantly for

Drivers under the age of 25
Among those who travel from other states

No increases are noted for areas that are not destinations for spring break

 

As if to drive this point home, in early March a Ball State student was critically injured in an alleged hit-and-run accident.…

Stronger Distracted Driving Laws? Nope, Says Florida Senate
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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 hear the bill, effectively killing it.

 

Currently, texting while driving is only a secondary offense.…

Single-Car Crashes: Are They Always the Driver’s Fault?
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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 question. Perhaps they made a driving mistake. Or crashed due to distracted driving.…

Reasons Your Holiday Accident Might Have Been Due to Negligence
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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 discuss whether you may have grounds for an auto accident lawsuit.

 

Distracted Driving

 

Drivers are distracted all year round, but at the holidays, everyone is so busy that distracted driving is a big problem.…

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.…

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

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