Category: DUI 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.…

How to Avoid a Valentine’s Day Drunk Driving Accident in Florida
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How to Avoid a Valentine’s Day Drunk Driving Accident in Florida

We don’t tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a “drinking holiday” like some others, but many people do drink when they go on Valentine’s dates. A lot of people.

 

In fact, One breathalyzer company collected data from 100,000 anonymous users and found that Valentine’s Day ranks as the third most popular American holiday for people to register as legally drunk on breathalyzer tests. The average blood alcohol content level on Valentine’s Day is 0.081, outranked only by New Year’s Eve at 0.095 and Super Bowl Sunday at 0.087.…

Why More People Drink and Drive During the Christmas Season
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Why More People Drink and Drive During the Christmas Season

 

The Christmas season is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration of the holiday and of the bonds they share. It’s also a very special time for young children, who celebrate the Christmas season with unbridled enthusiasm.

 

Alcohol consumption is central to the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations of many people. Fortunately most choose to drink responsibly, including planning ahead to prevent driving while under the influence. However, drunk driving still increases dramatically during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, as do DUI accidents and fatalities.…

Watch Out! Common Ways Florida Kids Get Injured Around Christmas
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Watch Out! Common Ways Florida Kids Get Injured Around Christmas

Any parent or relative of small children will tell you that there is nothing quite so special and rewarding as sharing the holiday season with little ones. Children’s unfettered enthusiasm for Christmas is contagious, helping to bring out the kid in all of us.

 

The Christmas holiday is therefore an occasion marked with excitement and joy for Florida families. However, all of that excitement means that kids and adults alike may be a little less cautious than usual, and holiday injuries can happen in the blink of an eye.…

What Happens If You’re Drinking and Driving and You Get Hit
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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.…

Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness
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Boca Man Uses Role in Fatal DUI Accident to Raise Awareness

For many people who drive drunk and end up killing someone, the worst part is not the fines they have to pay, the license suspension, or any other criminal penalties. The worst part is the guilt that comes with unintentionally killing another human being. Something like that can irrevocably change a person’s life. What that change means, though, is different for everyone.

 

After killing an unborn child and a mother in a drunk driving accident, William Altier is determined to make his own change a positive one.…

Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation
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Drunk Driving Deputy Example of Why to Fight for Compensation

When it comes to drunk driving, no one is immune to the consequences of the crime – including law enforcement officers themselves.

 

A few weeks ago, Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Clayton Sperring was leaving a parking lot when he hit a vehicle. Twice. He left the scene without stopping to examine the vehicle’s damage or talk to anyone who owned the vehicle.

 

Sperring was shortly pulled over and officers noticed that he smelled like alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot.…

Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?
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Which Is More Dangerous: Distracted Driving or DUI?

Most of us probably have at least one ad campaign, billboard, or commercial about dangerous driving habits in the back of our minds when we get behind the wheel.

 

Controversial and shocking ads about dangerous driving are commonly created to scare people into practicing safe driving habits. Over the past few decades, the most typical “scare ads” revolved around drunk driving. In recent years, however, you may have noticed a shift. Ads about the dangers of drinking and driving have been widely replaced by ads about the dangers of texting and driving.…

Why You Should Be Extra Careful On the Road Thanksgiving Eve
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Why You Should Be Extra Careful On the Road Thanksgiving Eve

You’ve probably heard about the dangers of driving on Thanksgiving. After the big meal, roads often fill up with people driving back home. Or, in recent years, to camp out at their store of choice to make sure they’re first in line for Black Friday deals.

 

These are people likely to be feeling a bit drowsy from all the food. Not to mention the fact that many of them have probably had one too many alcoholic beverages. The night after Thanksgiving can be a scary time to be on the road.…

The Most Dangerous Time for Drivers Ends with Labor Day
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The Most Dangerous Time for Drivers Ends with Labor Day

 

The summer allows us to get out on the beach more, celebrate more long weekends, and just have more fun in general. That fun, however, comes with a lot of risks every year.

 

Do you remember our blog post a few months back about the dangers of Memorial Day? We mentioned that it was the start to the hundred deadliest days for drivers.

 

One of the factors that attributes to the high accident rates during this time are long holiday weekends.…

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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