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Spring Break DUI Dangers

April 21st, 2014

Spring Break, beaches, and parties go hand in hand, and every year, the warm, sunny weeks in March and April attract college students from across the country to Florida’s shores for a vacation full of fun, sun, sand, and drinking. Although there is always fun to be had on these annual vacations, the combination of partying and driving can be dangerous, especially with the influx of non-native Spring Breakers, all of whom are out to have a good time, personal injury lawyers in Florida warn. 

 

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Wrong Way Accidents

April 15th, 2014

Wrong way accidents are a leading cause of car accident injury and death across the country, car accident lawyers in Florida report. Just last month, eleven people died in two catastrophic collisions caused by drivers going the wrong way, one in Florida and one in California. These recent tragedies highlight the dangers of inappropriate signage, lack of attentiveness, and improperly lit roads—all of which can cause a driver to use the wrong lanes. 

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CMEs and Insurance Coverage

April 7th, 2014

According to the state Supreme Court, a car accident victim does not automatically forfeit insurance coverage or their right to policy payouts if they refuse to submit to a medical exam, personal injury lawyers in Florida report. In a recently settled court case, the Supreme Court justices determined whether a woman who refused to comply with a policy provision should give up her benefits provided by that policy after her car accident.  

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Florida Legislators Push Booster Seat Law

April 1st, 2014

Last month, state legislators voted to support a new bill that would make it booster-seat use mandatory for children from the ages of 4 to 7. The bill, SB 518, was passed with a unanimous vote by the Florida Senate Transportation Committee, and will be implemented later this year. Personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale say that the new law emphasizes a universal desire from both parties to protect children in the car and on the road. 

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Florida, the No-Fault State

March 25th, 2014

In Florida, auto insurance laws often dictate the process and extent to which auto accidents are prosecuted, even in collisions that leave one or more of the involved parties at a loss, whether from injuries sustained or vehicle damage. Due to the state’s “no-fault” status, most car accidents do not even make it to court, personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say, and those that do must follow the state’s laws regarding time-frame and driver responsibility, and have specific options for restitution and settlement.   

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Medical Emergency Removes Liability in Car Accident

March 17th, 2014

Liability in a rear-end car accident is usually easy to assess as the fault of the second car. But according to car accident attorneys in Florida, these cases are not always as cut-and-dry as they seem, especially ones that involve unforeseen circumstances. In a recent case, an appeals court in Florida threw out an existing verdict, ruling instead that the driver, who had suffered a seizure while behind the wheel, was not at fault for the resulting collision. Medical emergencies while driving can remove the driver’s liability for an accident caused by inattention, especially in cases where the driver briefly loses consciousness or motor skills. This decision has highlighted how juries and judges determine fault and liability in accidents involving medical crises. 

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Personal Injury Suits in the Age of Social Media

March 10th, 2014

Social media is prevalent in our society today. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram share real-time information about people’s lives, alerting friends and followers with status updates and pictures. But in some cases, social media postings can land people in trouble, especially when they share too much information. Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say that a Florida mom recently ran into this issue in a lawsuit involving her son.

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Bike Week, Motorcycle Safety

March 4th, 2014

Motorcycles are popular methods of transportation for Florida natives and visitors to the state, with the perpetually sunny weather and blue skies. But personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale say that the sheer abundance of motorcyclists in the area has bumped up the number of motorcycle accidents in recent years. With the rise in popularity of the Daytona Bike Week, motorcycle safety and driver awareness is even more important to avoid accidents and fatalities.

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Two Pedestrians Killed, Two Others Injured, in Truck Accident

February 26th, 2014

Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale are promoting caution among drivers and pedestrians after a recent car accident left two people dead, and two others severely injured. With Florida’s standard sunny weather, even in the winter months, joggers, bikers, and walkers take to roadways and sidewalks to get out for exercise, errand running, and daily commutes. But with driver distraction levels at an all-time high, with the increased dependence on smart phones and other handheld devices, pedestrians need to stay extremely alert and take every precaution for safety while out and about. 

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Slip-and-Fall Claim at Target

February 20th, 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida will allow a customer injured in a slip-and-fall accident at a local Target to proceed with his negligence lawsuit, personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale report. The court stated that the man’s case should be decided by a jury, citing the state’s negligence laws and the duty owed by a business to a consumer. 

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Woman Offers Teen Money after Accident

February 12th, 2014

Local police officers arrested a Florida woman for fleeing the scene of an accident after she hit a teenager crossing the street and offered him cash to keep quiet. The woman’s offer of under-the-table compensation does not negate her culpability in the accident, personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say, especially since she left the teen injured in the road after he turned down the money she offered him. 

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Texting Driver Rolls Car:

February 4th, 2014

Please insert excerpt info here.Distracted driving is always dangerous, not only for the driver who loses focus, but for anyone else in the vicinity as well—other drivers, pedestrians, and passengers—and one of the leading causes of distraction is the cell phone. Several states, including Florida, have passed laws that make it illegal for people to text, use downloaded applications, or make calls while driving, without using hands-free devices. While these laws are in effect, a recent crash involving a driver distracted by texting shows that the laws are not quite the deterrent they should be, personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale say. 

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Older Driver Safety

January 26th, 2014

At 18 percent of the state’s population, Florida leads the country in residents age 65 or older, and this percentage is steadily increasing. Over the next 15 to 20 years, according to data from the United States Census, nearly 30 percent of the state’s population will be over the age of 64, with many of that group over the age of 75. With the increase in older Floridians comes an increase in older licensed drivers, injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale say, making it imperative that drivers, especially those over 60, stay safe on the roads. 

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Bus Driver Charged with Homicide in Airport Accident

January 17th, 2014

Please insert excerpt info hereA charter bus driver is facing criminal charges after an accident in December of 2012 that left three passengers dead, and many more injured, accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale report. The driver, 48, slammed a bus carrying 31 passengers into a low-hanging overpass at the Miami International Airport, and has been charged with three counts of felony vehicular homicide and charges of reckless driving. The driver is out on bond, and will be arraigned at the end of the year. 

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New Bill Will Increase Penalties for Hit-and-Runs

January 8th, 2014

In Florida, legislators have introduced a new bill that would impose more severe penalties on drivers who flee the scene of an accident. The “Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act,” sponsored by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, increases the minimum jail sentences for hit-and-run accidents in increments, corresponding with the accident’s degree of severity. Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale hope that the proposed measures will encourage Florida residents to drive safer, and, in the event of an accident, stay with the victims to call an ambulance, and offer medical help, insurance information, and restitution if necessary. 

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Personal Injury and Drunk Driving

January 1st, 2014

A motorcyclist was killed last month when an intoxicated driver hit his bike from behind at a high speed, accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale report. The victim, 58, was coming from Coral Springs to Martin County to act as an escort for several World War II veterans traveling to the Palm Beach International Airport. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 24-year-old woman who caused the accident had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit when she hit the man’s motorcycle near Donald Ross Road, on Interstate 95. Police charged her with DUI manslaughter.

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Bad Faith Claims

December 21st, 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently ruled that, according to Florida law, an insured driver can grant the rights to sue their insurance company to another person filing a bad faith claim, car accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say. In Tanaka v. GEICO, one of the most influential bad faith claim cases in the state, the Florida courts allowed the plaintiff, Ms. Tanaka, who was injured in the crash, to bring a bad faith action against GEICO Insurance Company after her vehicle was rear-ended by a GEICO-insured driver.

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NHTSA 2012 Traffic Report Shows Increase in Traffic Fatalities

December 15th, 2013

More and more people are killed in vehicle accidents on the highway every year, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Data from the 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) indicates that the highway death count increased to 33,561 last year, more than 1,000 more fatalities than last year. Although the report shows the first increase in fatalities in eight years, since 2005, Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys say that highway death totals are at an all time low, compared to the totals from the last several decades. 

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Chrysler Recalls Several Models of Dodge Ram Trucks

December 9th, 2013

In November, Chrysler recalled more than one million Dodge Ram trucks, following a slew of reported accidents caused by a loss of steering power. The company released a statement claiming to be aware of at least seven accidents and two injuries, which they attributed to faulty tie rod assembly. This massive recall may lead to a rise in personal injury lawsuits, as owners of Dodge Rams of the malfunction that may have injured themselves or their family members, car accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say. 

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Drowsy Driving Awareness

December 3rd, 2013

As the Christmas season approaches, work parties, family dinners, and New Years events clutter peoples’ calendars, making for lots of late nights for partygoers. The drive home is often dark, and too much food or alcohol, combined with not enough sleep, can compromise a driver’s ability and attention span while on the road. Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say that drowsy driving often results in car accidents that could easily be avoided with proper precaution and awareness.

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Even Without a Driver, Hit and Run Lawsuit Possible

November 29th, 2013

Police still have not found the suspected driver of a truck in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people in Orlando last month. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 68-year-old male has been identified as a person of interest in the deaths of a 19-year-old female and 24-year-old male. Although police have not issued a warrant for an arrest, nor has the suspect been formally charged in the deaths of the young couple, personal injury attorneys say that the victims’ families can still prepare wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the unnamed driver while police continue to investigate the accident. 

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I-95 Collision Hazards for Commuters

November 25th, 2013

Commuters on the Florida Interstate 95 know that a car accident can cause delays, back up traffic, and throw off travel time without warning. A high volume of cars and the sheer density of drivers are often blamed for the accidents that multiply across the highways to clog traffic and cause even more accidents. But according to car accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, regular commuters and highway drivers are involved in traffic incidents and accidents even on stretches of road that see much fewer cars every day. 

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PIP Injunction Removed

November 19th, 2013

The Florida First District Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in favor of the Office of Insurance Regulation, and lifted the injunction that has stood in the way of enforcing several changes to the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) laws established earlier this year. The amended PIP laws rolled out last January, and have been stuck in limbo as appellate courts heard opinions from lawmakers and personal injury lawyers in Florida, before making their final decision. 

 

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Fatal Car Crash Kills Two, Injures One

November 15th, 2013

Two Ocala residents were killed, and another remains in critical condition, after a car crash at an intersection near On Top of the World, according to local authorities. A married couple was turning onto State Road 200 when a middle-aged man hit the side of their car with his Chevy pickup truck, killing the couple. Personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale say that this tragic accident highlights the need for caution at intersections, as well as the responsibility of drivers to be aware of their surroundings on the road. 

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Client's Injuries In South Florida Police Stop Were No Accident

October 21st, 2013

A client of mine was subjected to a brutal stop and arrest and a degrading body cavity search by South Florida Police. This was no accident but part of a year long pattern of stops and harrassment.

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Possible Wrongful Death Claim in Fatal Taxi and Pickup Truck Accident

October 9th, 2013

A passenger in a pick up truck yelled at the driver to stop just prior to the running of a red light and a subsequent crash into a taxi. The taxi driver was killed in the crash. The  victim's surviving family members could have a wrongful death case against the driver of the pickup for negligent and careless driving.

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Potential Negligence Case In Drowning Accident

August 27th, 2013

The family of a Florida teenager who drowned in pool accident could, if the facts so warrant, bring a wrongful death case against the homeowners in question. A big issue is whether there was appropriate supervision by adults of the pool area at the time of the drowning.

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Possible Wrongful Death Case In ATV Accident in Florida

August 12th, 2013

Another ATV accident and another fatality. While we do not yet who owned the ATV and whether the victim was given appropriate direction and guidance in the operation of an ATV, the surviving family members have a potential suit against the owners, if they failed to give her sufficient training her before she went out on her fateful journey.

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Zimmerman Out Of Hiding Allegedly Assists Family In Florida Car Accident

July 26th, 2013

George Zimmerman who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida allegedly assisted a family of four after their SUV flipped over on a highway. Had Zimmerman been injured, he potentially could have brought a rescue doctrine claim against the family.

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United States Attorney In Miami Annouunces Indictments For Car Accident Fraud

July 15th, 2013

The U.S. Atorneys Office in Miami has announced 33 indictments of chiropractic and therapy centers for automobile accident insurance fraud. This was one of the purported reasons for the passage of PIP reform in Florida which could potentially serve to limit an injured driver's legal rights.

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Florida Parasailing Accident Renews Calls For Regulation

July 3rd, 2013

Yet another Florida parasailing accident occured on Monday. This time two teenagers from Indiana were severely injured in Panama City Beach when high winds propelled them into a building and a parked car. Numerous attempts to regulate the industry have failed in the regulation-averse Florida legislature.

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Rescuers Need To Use Due Care To Avoid Negligence Suits

June 10th, 2013

If a rescuer of a person hurt or placed in danger because of the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another person is injured in during the course of the rescue, the original tortfeasor is responsible in damages for the rescuer's injury. But the rescuer could be subject to liability pursuant to the Good Samaritan Doctrine.

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Florida Court Affirms Injunction Against Parts Of New PIP Law

June 3rd, 2013

A Florida court has upheld it's injunction against parts of Florida'a PIP law that took effect this year. In doing so, the court has eliminated the requirement that an insured have an emergency condition to receive more than $2500.00 in Personal Injury Protection benefits in the event of a car accident.

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Parents May Have Wrongful Death Case Against Speeding Driver

May 13th, 2013

Parents and survivors of victim's of Florida car crash may have wrongful death case against speeding driver.

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Pedestrian Killed In South Florida Accident In Fort LauderdalePedestrian Killed In South Florida Accident In Fort Lauderdale

March 19th, 2013

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West Broward Boulevard, according to the Fort Lauderdale PoliceDepartment.

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Florida Supreme Court to Decide Case Affecting Procedure for Obtaining Breathalyzer Documentation

February 12th, 2013

At the beginning of this month, the Florida Supreme Court began to hear arguments in a case that could have long-lasting consequences for thousands of South Florida drivers every year. Although the case stems from a criminal proceeding, the outcome will affect the process by which even civil lawsuits may bring in certain data about breathalyzers.

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Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Miramar May Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

January 24th, 2013

Car accidents are sadly common on the busy streets of Miami and other cities in South Florida. With ever-increasing numbers of drivers distracted by food, passengers, cell phones, and other gadgets, everyone should be extra aware when in heavy traffic or other risky situations. If you are involved in an accident involving damage to a person or property, Florida law requires that you stop and provide certain information to the injured person or owner of the damaged property.

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Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Assists Dog Bite Victims with Their Legal Rights

January 9th, 2013

Dog Bite Victims Must Protect Their Rights Immediately

If you have suffered a dog bite, then you need to protect your rights by contacting a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney. Dog bites can be serious, causing extreme pain, compromising one's ability to function physically and resulting in infection and other serious health problems. A dog bite can result in medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Depending upon the severity, a dog bite can change your life forever.

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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Assists Slip and Fall Victims with Legal Needs

January 7th, 2013

Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs, whose law firm's website may be found at http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers.com, has a wide range of experience in the personal injury field. His clients include those who have been victims of slip and fall accidents due to negligence. Attorney Fuchs, who has a wealth of experience in the personal injury field and is aggressive in his pursuit of victim claims and settlements, offers personal service to each of his clients.

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Legal Advice for Slip and Fall Injuries Offered by Ft. Lauderdale Injury Attorney

January 6th, 2013

What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents due to negligence can have serious consequences. If you find you need the assistance of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney due to a slip and fall accident be sure to protect your rights. Too often those who are injured don't follow proper procedures, which can hurt their chances of successfully receiving the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.

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Get the Legal Help You Need with Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney

January 4th, 2013

Fending for Yourself in the Courtroom Can Be Very Tricky

If you've been injured in an accident, it's important to find a good personal injury lawyer. Those looking for a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney will discover that there are many from which to choose. You certainly want an aggressive, experienced attorney who will give you personalized service. Some people wonder if they should even bother to secure an attorney. They feel as if they can handle the case themselves and negate paying attorney fees. This is not a good idea. Here are some points to consider when deciding whether or not you should hire a lawyer to represent you.

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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, David I. Fuchs, Provides Legal Advice for Auto Accident Victims

January 3rd, 2013

Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs, whose website may be found at http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers.com, offers legal advice to those who have been victims in a range of personal injury mishaps, including those who have been affected by auto accidents. Attorney Fuchs, who has a range of experience in personal injury law and is aggressive in his pursuit of victim's rights, provides each of his clients with personal service

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Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Offers Free Consultation

January 2nd, 2013

Use Your Free Consultation to Your Benefit

If you're seeking the assistance of a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney, it's important to look for one that first offers a free consultation. A free consultation can be useful in many ways. It allows you to interview the attorney and to determine if they're the right fit for you and your claim. Of course, the attorney is getting the same benefit from this meeting. Additionally, you'll get a good sense of the lawyer's demeanor, experience and manner in which they will address your case. Here are five important attributes to consider when utilizing your free consultation with a personal injury attorney.

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Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Offers Legal Tips For Auto Accident Victims

December 8th, 2012

After experiencing an auto accident, it will be a good idea to get advice from a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney. You will need to make some claims to reimburse not just your car repair but also any injury you or your family members sustained during the crash. A good lawyer can best help you with this.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL Auto Accident Lawyer - David Fuchs

December 7th, 2012

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Personal Injury Attorney Helps Slip And Fall Victims In Fort Lauderdale

December 6th, 2012

When you want to know how to use a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, then there will be many facts that you must understand. There are a variety of individuals who find that they become victims of a slip and fall accident that occurred due to no fault of their own. By getting a professional on your side to represent you, then you will be able to achieve the justice that you deserve.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL Auto Accident Attorney - David Fuchs

December 5th, 2012

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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, David I. Fuchs, Helps You Understand Your Rights

December 4th, 2012

Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs helps individuals to navigate the legal system and get the resolution they seek when they have been injured through no fault of their own. Mr. Fuchs offers the important information that helps individuals understand their rights after an incident and what to expect throughout each step of the legal process.

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Auto Accident Victims Get Legal Advice From A Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney

December 3rd, 2012

There are many benefits to hiring a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney for cases like automobile accidents. Unfortunately, mishaps on the road are very common today. The advice and aid of a lawyer for cases like these can help you take better care when a traumatic event occurs.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL Car Accident Lawyer - David Fuchs

November 30th, 2012

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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Helps Locals Understand Their Rights

November 29th, 2012

When someone is involved in an accident that was beyond their control, they may not know where to turn for assistance. They may feel confused when trying to figure out how to make up wages lost because of this incident. In such situations, a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney can help victims understand their choices, rights and legal recourse.

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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, David I. Fuchs, Helps Auto Accident Victims

November 27th, 2012

Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs provides the help that individuals who have been injured in auto accidents need to get effective resolution to their case. Mr. Fuchs vigorously represents clients and offers the options and assistance that allows an individual the ability to focus on healing from injuries.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL Car Accident Attorney - David Fuchs

November 21st, 2012

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Failure To Wear A Bike Helmet, Can Lead A Jury To Reduce An Award To An Innocent Bicyclist

September 20th, 2012

The Daily Dish is reporting that "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer was fearful that he had sustained a serious injury in a recent bicycle accident, when he heard his helmet "cracking" when his head hit the pavement.

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Surge In Labor Day Weekend Accident Will Likely Lead To Big Increase In Lawsuits

September 6th, 2012

ConsumerReports.org indicates that greater than 125,000 car accidents are likely to have happened during the Labor Day holiday weekend. They base these numbers on released estimates by the Consumer Federation of America. The group forecasts that anywhere from 75,000 to as many as 100,000 auto insurance claims could be filed due to these crashes.

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Potentially Defective Equipment In Fatal Parasailing Accident Should Lead To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

August 23rd, 2012

The Miami Herald is reporting that the operator of the boat involved in the fatal parasailing accident in South Florida last week had a valid captain's license but had a criminal record.

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The Information You Share After A Car Accident May Expose You To Identity Theft And Legal Action

August 16th, 2012

Michelle Singletary, a writer with the Washington Post in a recent article wrote about after being involved in a car accident, she went into "reporter- mode" and took down a lot of information regarding the other driver.

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Driving While Emotionally Upset Or Angry Is Distracted Driving Which Can Lead To Serious Injury, Death And Lawsuits

August 9th, 2012

The Miami Herald this week reported that soon after filing for divorce a South Florida driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a nursing home in North Miami Beach. The driver was killed in the accident.

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Opponents Of Florida Auto Insurance Reform Say Law Will Diminish Legal Rights Of Insureds

August 2nd, 2012

Sacbee.com is reporting that the Florida PIP insurance reform law that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor this year has been met growing criticism that benefits and payouts will be reduced. Under the new law services such as acupuncture and massage therapy will no longer be covered. Critics maintain that the new law favors the insurance industry and will negatively impact an insured's right to seek medical treatment. Florida's Governor and the insurance companies claim the amendments will reduce fraud and lower the cost of insurance for Florida residents.

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Intoxicated Pedestrians Have A Higher Chance Of Being Injured Or Killed When Involved In An Accident But Still Have The Right To File Suit

July 26th, 2012

Pubmed.gov reports that sixteen percent of all car accident deaths are pedestrians and that crashes involving pedestrians are associated with the highest mortality rates. The role of pedestrian intoxication on automobile accident death and injury patterns, however, has not been well been documented until now.

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Florida Police Officer Could Bring Tort Action Against Driver In Dragging Incident

June 21st, 2012

We have a serious contender for the dumbest, most reckless driver of the month award in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a Florida man was arrested after he allegedly dragged a police officer after being pulled over with regard to a domestic disturbance and criminal mischief investigation.

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Deputy Injured In South Florida Accident When Holding Onto Fleeing Motorcyclist

June 17th, 2012

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Musto Sr., 62, said it was a hard choice to make; whether to let go at 40 mph or at 140 mph.

"I couldn't let go," Musto said. "I would've gone face first into the pavement. So I held on for whatever I was worth."

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Driver Will Face Negligence Lawsuit In Death of Bicyclist

June 14th, 2012

Gothamist.com is reporting that a New York City judge has struck down the conviction of a driver who was found guilty of driving with a suspended license earlier this year that arose out of an accident that is claimed to have led to the death of a bicyclist.

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Caffeinated Alcoholic Drink Manufacturer And Others Could Face Civil Negligence Suit After DUI Car Accident

June 7th, 2012

Tampa Bay Online is reporting that a Florida man pled guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence charges for a 2010 car accident that that killed a Central Florida man and his three sons.

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Police Pursuit Ends In South Florida Rollover Car Accident

June 7th, 2012

A brief police pursuit came to a crashing end Monday afternoon when witnesses say the suspect's car rolled over twice at a busy intersection.

The pursuit started in Hallandale Beach and ended with the crash at Washington Street and Dixie Highway in Hollywood, shortly before 5 p.m.

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Plaintiffs Who Are Victims Of Hit In The Rear Accidents Are Presumed Free Of Fault In Florida

May 17th, 2012

In this era where texting and speaking on a cell phone while driving is unfortunately the norm and not the exception there will be a dramatic increase in hit in the rear car accidents. As texting involves the ultimate driver distraction of taking one's eyes off the road and the car in front of you, a momentary glance at the cell phone alone can lead to a serious car accident.

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Lawsuit Filed Claiming Negligence In Fatal Bike Accident In Miami

May 10th, 2012

The Miami Herald has run a story about the family of a bicyclist that was killed by a hit and run driver on the Rickenbacker Causeway having now filed a lawsuit against the driver, who is currently incarcerated pending a trial on the serious charges filed against him as a result of this accident.

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Family Receives Jury Award For Negligence in Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawsuit

May 3rd, 2012

NJ.com is running a story today about a jury award of $525,000 to the family of a caregiver who was killed when the elderly man she was helping hit and killed her with his vehicle.

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Cell Phone Distraction Can Lead To Accidents And Potential Legal Liability Issues

April 26th, 2012

The Los Angeles Times has a news story about a young girl in China who fell into a 20 foot deep sinkhole while speaking on her cell phone.

Her accident was videotaped by security cameras posted near the sinkhole. This video has apparently gone "viral" throughout the internet. The young woman was not injured but reportedly quite embarrassed by her fall.

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Husband Could Face Civil As Well As Criminal Legal liability In Road Rage Accident That Killed Wife

April 19th, 2012

The Tennessean reports that a husband has been criminally charged with vehicular homicide in the road rage death of his wife after he and another motorist "fought" on a highway. The other driver was similarly charged.

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Trayvon Martin's Family May Sue Homeowners Association For Wrongful Death

April 12th, 2012

The Insurance Journal is reporting that if Trayvon Martin's family files a wrongful death lawsuit they might name the homeowners association where the shooter Zimmerman lived and where the shooting occurred.

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Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher For Injuries Caused By DUI Car Accident

April 5th, 2012

As I foresaw as a distinct possibility in a blog entry of several weeks ago, theHerald Tribune is reporting that Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matthew Bush is now being sued by the elderly victim of a DUI accident last month in Florida that led to Bush's arrest and the victim's hospitalization with severe injuries.

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Model Rejects Settlement Offer In Propeller Accident Negligence Case And Files Lawsuit

March 29th, 2012

ABC News is reporting that Lauren Scruggs who was injured in a December 3, 2011 propeller accident has rejected a $200,000 settlement offer from the insurance carriers for the plane. She will it is reported file a lawsuit seeking more compensation. Ms. Scruggs who is a model and fashion editor lost her left hand and left eye in the accident.

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Baseball Pitcher Faces Potential Florida Negligence Lawsuit After Car Accident

March 22nd, 2012

The Washington Post is reporting that a pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays player could face several criminal charges after he left the scene of a Florida car accident that resulted in serious injuries to a motorcyclist.

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Wearing A Seatbelt Can Avoid The Seatbelt Defense In A Florida Negligence Case

March 15th, 2012

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a three car Florida car accident that resulted in the death of a 3 year old child, who had probably unbuckled herself from her booster seat prior to the accident, has focused attention again to the need and legal requirement to wear a seat belt.

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Chrysler Takes Preemptive Action On Recall To Head Off Negligence Lawsuits

March 8th, 2012

The Atlanta Business News is reporting that Chrysler has issued a recall of approximately 200,000 Jeep Libertys. The reason for this recall is that an important part could malfunction and cause a car accident.

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Settlement Terms Of Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Phil Spector Are Confidential

March 1st, 2012

The LA Times is reporting that mother of the actress killed by Phil Spector has settled her wrongful death case against Mr.Spector. The settlement comes exactly 9 years after Mr. Spector, the famed music producer, shot her in his California mansion

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Landlord May Face Wrongful Death Suit In Death Of Teenager Who Fell Through Trash Chute

February 23rd, 2012

NBCChicago.com reports that a child fell through a trash chute on Monday in Chicago and was killed.The male teenager was doing his chores for his family when he fell 46 floors to his death. The building in question has 48 floors in total.

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Florida Claims Bills For Negligence Cases Against The State In Process Of Being Passed By Legislature

February 16th, 2012

Miamiherald.com reports that a Florida House subcommittee has passed 16 claims bills after hearing the cases of individuals who were either critically injured or killed due to the actions of bus drivers, cops, hospital workers or other State of Florida employees.

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South Florida Man Gets Jail Time For Fatal Car Accident And Could Face Civil Wrongful Death Suit

February 9th, 2012

Sun-Sentinel.com reports that a 20 year old South Florida man received two years in prison followed by 10 years' probation after he pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving charges. Four teenagers were passengers in the defendant's vehicle when he lost control of the car and crashed into a lightpole. One of the teens was killed.

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A Negligent Driver Attempts To Protect Assets From A Car Accident Victim's Family

February 2nd, 2012

Palmbeachpost.com reports that Polo club founder John Goodman who was involved in a fatal Florida car accident adopted his girlfriend in what the decedent's family attorneys are calling an attempt to shield his assets from the wrongful death case they have filed.

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Is It Possible To Sue A Florida Hospital For Unreasonable Charges After A Car Accident?

January 26th, 2012

Galvestondailynews.com reports that a Texas woman hurt in a car accident by the actions of a driver that was driving the wrong way has filed a lawsuit claiming her treating hospital's bill of $20,211 fee is not reasonable for diagnostic tests and an examination.

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Driver Found Guilty Of Florida DUI Manslaughter Files Negligence Suit Against Victim's Family

January 19th, 2012

Now I've heard everything. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that in a case of unmitigated chutzpah, a convicted DUI defendant has filed a negligence claim against a deceased car accident victim's family requesting compensation for his alleged suffering.

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Gene Hackman Has Potential Negligence Case After Florida Bicycle Accident

January 12th, 2012

CinemaBlend.com reports that actor Gene Hackman was bike riding in the Florida Keys when he was hit by a car. Many bicycle riders have experienced scrapes, bumps, bruises at some time when riding a bike. It is reported that Mr. Hackman, who is 81 years old, was not wearing a helmut.

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Abuse Of Energy Drinks Can Lead To An Increase In Deadly Car Accidents And Liability Cases

January 5th, 2012

The National Safety Commission has issued a report on dangers of the use of high energy drinks and driving a car. Drinks such as Rockstar, Monster and Red Bull have become very popular among young adults over the past ten years. They have been marketed as drinks to increase an athletes performance but their primary use has been to help college and other young students as a study aid to stay awake.

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South Florida Jury Awards $8.8 Million To Family Of Driving While Texting Victim

December 29th, 2011

The Sun-Sentinel.com reports that a South Florida jury awarded $8.8 million to the family of a mother killed in a Miami car accident with a driver believed to be texting.

The complaint filed in court indicated that the victim died at the scene of the accident from significant internal injuries that included substantial bleeding in the abdomen, and a large cut from his chest to the stomach.

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Kenny Anderson Charged With Disregarding Florida Law On Leaving An Accident Scene

December 15th, 2011

The Washington Post reports that former National Basketball Association guard Kenny Anderson has been charged with leaving the scene of a South Florida car accident.

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Former Players Sue NFL For Negligence Over Drug Used For Head Injuries

December 8th, 2011

Reuters reports that twelve retired National Football League players have filed suit alleging the league failed to tell them of the real health risks of concussions and that the league constantly used a drug, Toradol, that increased the chances of bleeding in players with head injuries

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Schools Can Sometimes Be Held Legally Responsible For Hazing Injuries And Deaths

December 1st, 2011

The Miami Herald has reported that Florida A&M University has expelled four students after an alleged hazing incident that led to the death of a 26-year-old drum major.

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Road Rage Accidents May Result In Civil Negligence Claims

November 24th, 2011

MiamiHerald.com reported today that a South Florida man pulled a gun on a motorist at gas station before racing away, striking several other automobiles before police stopped him.

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How To Build A Cause of Action When Injured In A Bicycle Accident

November 17th, 2011

BicycleUniverse.info reports that most bicycle accidents statistics are under-reported, because the police often don't usually prepare a report if the bike rider hasn't suffered what the officer perceives at the accident scene to be a serious injury.

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Pharmacies Can Be Held Legally Responsible For Their Negligence

November 3rd, 2011

Salisburypost.com report that a woman filed a lawsuit claiming that an CVS pharmacist gave her an incorrect prescription which damaged her eyes.

According to her lawsuit, she suffered burns to her eyes after she used medicinal ear drops in her eye.

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When Can An Employer Be Held Legally Liable For An Assault Committed By An Employee?

October 27th, 2011

I am involved in several cases now where one of the issues is under what circumstances may an employer be held responsible for the acts, in my cases, heinous acts, of an employee.

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Increase In Wrongway Driving Accidents Will Increase The Number Of Negligence Lawsuits

October 21st, 2011

Citing the National Highway Association, azcentral.com states that in 2009,1,772 people in the United States, died in car accidents in which a driver entered a road against the flow of traffic or drove on the wrong side of the road. 2009 was the deadliest of five consecutive years studied by that federal agency. Thousands more people were injured across the United States.

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DUI Conviction In Florida Can Also Subject You To Civil Suit For Negligence

October 13th, 2011

The Miami Herald reported today that a Palm Beach County court sentenced a woman to 20 years in prison for a South Florida DUI car accident that killed two construction workers and injured a third.

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Michael Jackson's Family Now Has A Cause Of Action For Medical Malpractice And Wrongful Death

October 11th, 2011

ABC news reports that the now that a criminal jury in the Michael Jackson case has found his doctor, Conrad Murray, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the Jackson family's next step in all likelihood is to pursue a civil case against Murray for medical malpractice.

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Florida Once Again Debating End To PIP Car Accident Insurance And This Time It May Happen

October 6th, 2011

The Digital Journal had an article today that updated us all on push by the Governor and his allies in the legislature to amend or end Florida's No-Fault-PIP system. Every few years, the Florida Legislature debates whether to end no-fault car insurance (PIP) or to amend or replace it.

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Ex-Detroit Lion Reggie Rogers Responsible For Fatal DUI Car Accident Gets Sixth DUI And Asks For House Arrest To Spare His Bad Back

September 29th, 2011

Myfoxdetroit.com reports that Former Detroit Lion Reggie Rogers who was previously found responsible for the deaths of three teenagers in a fatal DUI car accident has now been convicted a sixth time of driving while under the influence.

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The Move To Graduated Drivers Licenses May Have Increased Teen Fatalities In Florida Car Accidents

September 22nd, 2011

A report by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a movement over the past ten years by states to put into effect grad­uated driver license laws may have inadvertently led to more teen road fatalities.

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How To Establish Liability In A Florida Car Accident

September 14th, 2011

In Florida, for car accidents that result in injury, establishing or proving liability for the accident is essential to recovering money or other damages from the at fault party or parties.

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Distracted Driving Is A Major Cause Of Florida Car Accidents

September 6th, 2011

The Brandenton Herald reported last Friday that a Manatee County court dismissed obstruction charges Friday against a man who was arrested while sleeping inside his car after he was involved in a minor accident and ordered not to drive by a Florida state trooper.

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As 24 Percent Of Floridians Are Uninsured, Time To Increase And Stack Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage

August 29th, 2011

The Insurance Journal reports that 24 percent of Floridians currently do not carry car insurance.As I have written before, in Florida you are required to carry $10.000.00 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 in Property Damage Coverage. PIP, regardless of fault, pays 80 percent of your medical bills after any deductible you have elected to take. My recommendation is to have a zero deductible policy and to carry at a minimum $10,000.00 in medical benefits coverage. PIP also follows you wherever you may go, whether into another party's car or as a pedestrian. If you are struck by a car as a pedestrian your PIP will follow you onto the road that day and will pay your bills. The $10,000.00 in Property Damage coverage pays if you are at fault for an accident and cause damage to someone else's property. While you are not required to carry Bodily Injury coverage, if you are found liable for an accident in Florida, you in all likelihood shall remain legally responsible to potentially to compensate the innocent driver or pedestrian for their damages.

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Motorcycle Accidents And Injuries Are Rising In Florida And Alcohol And Lack Of Helmet Law Are Culprits

August 22nd, 2011

WSVN news reported today that a South Florida police officer is recovering in the hospital after a motorcycle accident yesterday.

The police indicate that a car made an illegal U-turn at Northwest 87th Avenue and 33rd Street, hitting the the officer

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Never Reject Uninsured Motorist Coverage, It Can Be A Virtual Necessity To Bring A Car Accident Lawsuit In Florida

August 15th, 2011

I have previously written an article for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel stressing the need to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In Florida as I have written in a previous blog entry many drivers are uninsured or fail to carry even the minimum "PIP" coverage as mandated by Florida law. While carrying uninsured motorist coverage is not mandated by Florida law, the sheer numbers of uninsured driver's make carrying that coverage an absolute necessity.

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If Families Do Their Homework Before Buying A Car They Might Not Need To Later File A Lawsuit For Injuries

August 9th, 2011

When purchasing a new car, families should do due diligence on the safety and crash worthiness of a prospective vehicle. As our family is the most important and most valuable item in our lives, no expense should be spared, and investigation time should not be an issue when it comes to such an important transaction. Act in haste, repent in leisure is a saying no more appropriate when it comes to evaluating a potential new family car.

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Always Look At Manufacturer Liability In A Florida SUV Rollover Car Accident

August 8th, 2011

The St. Augustine Record reported today a Fort Lauderdale woman and her two kids were transported to the emergency room with injuries. The accident apparently occurred after one of the tires of the SUV they were traveling in separated, causing the SUV to flip several times.

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As One In Seven Drivers Are Uninsured Bringing A Successful Car Accident Lawsuit Will Continue To Be Difficult

August 4th, 2011

Summer is when we take long trips in our cars, motorcycles, SUV's. With the price of air travel skyrocketting this year, more and more Americans are taking to the road this summer.

Statistically most travelers will be safe and will not be involved in a car accident. The Chances are likely, however, that during our lifetimes we will be involved in at least one car crash.As a result of the "Great Recession" people are cutting back on all expenses, including their car insurance coverages. If one or both drivers involved in a car accident in uninsured or underinsured very serious questions arise as to how to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for the injuries and other damages of the innocent driver.

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Potential Florida Wrongful Death Cause Of Action After Fatal DUI Car Accident

August 1st, 2011

The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel has reported that a judge in Broward County sentenced a South Florida man to 10 years in prison for a South Florida DUI car accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

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When To Settle Or Not to Settle Your Florida Car Accident Case

July 27th, 2011

One of the first questions that I am asked when meeting with a client who has been injured in aFlorida car accident is when the case might settle and what it might settle for. My response is always the same. As a doctor can not diagnose a patients condition without a series of diagnostic tests so an attorney can not value a case without seeing the totality of all the evidence in the case. I always counsel a client that no attorney would ever give a dollar value of the case an initial meeting as their is no way that he or she would have sufficient information at their disposal to make that determination.

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There Is A Two Year Statute Of Limitations To File Or Settle A Florida Wrongful Death Claim

July 22nd, 2011

To those family members that survive the death of a loved one, an untimely death can be both devastating emotionally as well as a financial nightmare. The expression that time heals all wounds even the loss of a loved one is very true. From personal experience, having lost my father some 23 years ago, while I think of him each and every day, the painful wounds over the passage of time have healed.

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Potential Negligence Claim Against Driver Who Hit Kids In Florida Car Accident

July 15th, 2011

An 11 year old child died at the hospital late Tuesday after he and his sister were hit by a car while crossing the street in Macclenny.

The victim and his sister were walking to Summer school classes when a 2005 Ford Focus hit them at approximately 7:15 am just north of the Jonathan Street intersection.

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South Florida School Bus Accident With Bicyclist Causes Injury

July 13th, 2011

Aman in Fort Lauderdaleended up with aminor injuryto his kneeafter he washit by a school bus while riding his bicycle in SouthFlorida today in Dania Beach.

He thanked god for his reflexes whosat on a bench icing his bloody left knee after the accident.

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Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Involved In Three Car South Florida Car Accident

July 12th, 2011

A Fort Lauderdale police officer, and two other people weretransported to a hospital for medicaltreatmentthis morning after their carscrashed in downtown Fort Lauderdale,police say.

This South Florida car accident occurred at approximately9:20 a.m. near the 100 block of North Andrews Avenue.The accident scene was north of Broward Boulevard in front of Fort Lauderdale City Hall.

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Tampa Man Accused In Fatal Florida Car Accident Charged With DUI Manslaughter

July 8th, 2011

Rolando Rojas has been charged so says the Florida Highway Patrol with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a Florida car accident that killed a 5 year old.

FHP statesthat Rojas, Tampa resident,hit two cars that werestopped in traffic Friday night while trying toget betweentwo lanes on U.S. 301.

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Fatal South Florida Motorcycle Accident

July 5th, 2011

On Monday nighta motorcyclist was killed andhis passenger was injured in a South Florida car accident in Palm Beach Gardens.

The accident occurred after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and I- 95.

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College Football Star Not Hurt In Hit And Run Accident

July 1st, 2011

Police say Alabama running back Trent Richardson was the victim in an early morning hit and run car accident today.

Police say Richardson wasn't hurt but they can not report as yet as to whether he was in acar or whether he was a hit by a car as apedestrian

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Florida Jury Awards $2.9 Million To Slip And Fall Accident Victim

June 30th, 2011

ThePlaintiff Denise Kaba was on a Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Pride, when she slipped and fell on the pool deck. She claimed to havefractured her right knee in the fall.

Kaba filed a lawsuit against Carnival Corp, alleging that the pool area had a resin service, which created a slippery condition.Her attorneyargued that there had been several prior accidents on the same flooring surface on the Pride and other Carnival ships.

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Florida SUV Rollover Accident Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

June 30th, 2011

Aman in Floridasuffered life-threatening injurieshe was ejected from a sport-utility vehicle he wasoperating whenit flipped several times.

The police say Cody Turner lost control of his vehicle for as yet an unknown reason.

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Jury Award Of $10M To Man In Parked Car Struck By Police Car

June 27th, 2011

On Aug. 12, 2008, the plaintiff, an engineering inspector, was in his parked truck at the curbside of a Highland Park street. Eveleen Fitzgerald, who was in the course and scope of her employment as a Highland Park Borough Police Department officer, was parked in a lot on the opposite side of the street.

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Paulina Rubio Arrested After Miami Car Accident

June 27th, 2011

Pop singer Paulina Rubio was arrested Saturday when she got into an argument with police after a minor traffic accident.

Police said the accident was minor and Rubio was not at fault, but she became argumentative with officers at the scene.

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Fatal South Florida Wrong Way Car Accident

June 23rd, 2011

Fatal crashes early Thursday closed portions of two major roadways in Broward County.

On Interstate 75 in Pembroke Pines, two men died in a two-vehicle crash after one of them drove the wrong way for several miles and struck the other's vehicle, theFlorida Highway Patrol said.

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Jury Award Driver For Back Fracture In Florida Car Accident

June 23rd, 2011

In 2007, plaintiff Lou Sink, a disabled man in his 50s, was driving his sport utility vehicle in Melbourne when he was rear-ended by an SUV driven by Andrea Deratany and owned by Todd Deratany.

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FHP Says Florida Car Accident Caused By Driver Answering Cell Phone

June 21st, 2011

Six people were injured in a crash on the BeachLine Expressway when one driver looked down to pick up acell phone and lost control of his vehicle.

Adam Hull, 30, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2006 Nissan pickup truck westbound in the outside lane near mile marker 41 about 4:30 p.m. when he glanced down to answer his ringing cell phone, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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FHP Says Pregnant Woman Loses Baby In Florida Car Accident

June 21st, 2011

A pregnant woman lost her unborn child following a one-vehicle accident in Baker County Saturday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said this afternoon. Hedi Jones, 24, of Macclenny, was driving east on County Road 250 near County Road 229 about 6 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the road, overcorrected and traveled off the other shoulder. The vehicle then spun across the road again and hit a tree before overturning. Jones and her passenger, Caleb Higgins, 21, of Green Cove Springs, were able to escape the vehicle before it erupted in flames. Jones was taken by helicopter to Shands Jacksonville, where she was listed in serious condition. The Highway Patrol said her unborn child was pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday afternoon. Higgins suffered minor injuries. Both occupants were wearing seat belts, the Highway Patrol said.

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'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Dies In Fiery Car Crash

June 21st, 2011

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who along with his castmates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.

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FHP Says Man Run Over In Florida Car Accident After Lying In Front Of Car

June 20th, 2011

A man is in critical condition after he was run over by a car while lying on the ground in front of it to keep his girlfriend from leaving Sunday morning in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Two Girls Injured In Florida Car Accident In Kissimmee Parking Lot

June 20th, 2011

Two girls, ages 5 and 10, were rushed to the hospital this afternoon after a car hit them while backing out of a parking space in Kissimmee, according to WKMG-TV Local 6.

Police told the television news station that a 62-year-old man was moving the car for his disabled son when he hit the gas instead of the brake by accident.

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Women Injured In Boat Accident Awarded $31M

June 20th, 2011

On July 9, 2006, plaintiffs Nicholette Bell, 23, and Betany Wallenburg, 22, both students at Chico State University, were passengers in a MasterCraft X-45 wakeboarding craft operated on Lake Oroville by Jerry Montz. Montz was towing a wakeboarder who fell. Just prior to that wakeboarding run a number of people had moved to the bow because the boat was not getting "on plane." Montz slowed the vessel to 5 mph then made a slow 180-degree turn to retrieve the fallen boarder. After completing the turn and traveling partway back to the boarder at a speed of 3 to 5 mph, the bow of the boat suddenly swamped without warning

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Ford Not Liable For Paralyzed Passenger In Rollover Car Accident

June 17th, 2011

On Feb. 2, 2007, plaintiff Kayla Nemmers, 20, a waitress, was riding as a front center-seat passenger in a 2002 F-250 pickup truck, manufactured by Ford Motor Co. This model features an extended cab with three front seats and three back seats.

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Arrest Made In Fatal South Florida Hit-And-Run Car Accident

June 16th, 2011

A 27-year-old woman was arrested and charged Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 89-year-old woman, according to Pembroke Pines Police.

Jessica Ann Cohen is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, following a collision that killed Stella Fugo on the 1900 block of North Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines on March 8, 2010, according to the police report.

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FHP Says Repeat Florida Drunk Driver Damages Road In Florida Car Accident

June 16th, 2011

A man suspected of driving drunk lost control of a pickup pulling a trailer on Interstate 95 in Volusia County on Thursday morning, causing damage to the highway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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Man Arrested In Florida Hit And Run Car Accident That Killed Man Walking His Dog

June 16th, 2011

A Lake County man was arrested today in a 2010 hit-and-run that killed a man and his dog. Steven George Pegues, 26, of Mount Plymouth, was booked into the Lake County Jail on $85,000 bail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving with a suspended license and a misdemeanor charge of attaching a tag not assigned to a vehicle, FHP said. The crash happened Dec. 11, 2010, in Sorrento. Edward Toner, 68, was walking his dog when he was struck by a pickup truck. Witnesses said the driver paused, backed up and then fled.

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Joe Montana Injured In ATV accident

June 14th, 2011

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana suffered minor injuries in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, it was reported Monday.

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Insurer's $365K Payment Settles Fatal Hunting Accident Lawsuit

June 14th, 2011

On Nov. 16, 2008, plaintiff's decedent Charly Ann Skala, a 16-month-old girl, sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The incident occurred in the kitchen of her grandparents' mobile home, which was located at 1338 Horseshoe Lake Road, in the hamlet of Swan Lake. The shot was fired by Edward Taibi, who was hunting on a neighboring property. Taibi had been hunting from a tree stand, using a .300-caliber high-powered rifle. After shooting and wounding a deer, Taibi descended to the ground and began to pursue the animal, running toward the mobile home. He fired a second shot at the fleeing animal, but the shot penetrated the mobile home and struck Charly. Taibi pleaded guilty to criminal negligence, and he has been imprisoned.

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Woman Pushing Baby Stroller Hit By Truck And Injured In South Florida Car Accident

June 14th, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a crash Tuesday morning between a truck and a woman who was walking her baby in a stroller at Northwest 19th Street and Northwest 29th Avenue

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Two Injured In Florida Rear End Car Accident

June 13th, 2011

Two men were injured in a crash Saturday night at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Timuquana Road.

Jacksonville police said one driver was stopped at a red light in the northbound lane of Roosevelt when the second driver slammed into the stopped car's rear-end.

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FHP Says Two Die In Separate Florida Car Accidents At Same Accident Scene In Volusia

June 13th, 2011

A motorcyclist was killed early today in a crash in Volusia County and, minutes later, an occupant of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the crash scene.

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Two People Injured In Three Florida Boat Accidents

June 13th, 2011

Two people were seriously injured in three separate boating accidents over the weekend.

According to preliminary information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a woman was critically injured on Saturday after being cut by the propeller on a boat. She was airlifted to a regional hospital, but no additional details were available on Monday morning.

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South Florida Judge Rules Police Can't Write Red-Light Tickets

June 9th, 2011

In yet another odd wrinkle in the ongoing dispute over red-light cameras, a Broward County judge has ruled that police can't ticket drivers for running red lights.

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DNA Samples Taken From Car Suspected In Fatal South Florida Hit And Run Car Accident

June 9th, 2011

DNA samples have been taken from a damaged car suspected in the hit-and-run death of a high school water polo champion, according to papers filed in Broward Circuit Court.

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Driver Cited In Florida School Bus Accident

June 9th, 2011

A school bus driver will receive a traffic citation after causing a multi-vehicle crash in Osceola County this morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Pedestrian Killed In Late Night Florida Car Accident

June 8th, 2011

An unknown person died early this morning after being hit by an oncoming vehicle.

Jesse Burks Jr., 36, of Georgia, was driving westbound Tuesday on U.S. Highway 98 near Falling Leaves Court around 10:30 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

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Teens Arrested In Connection With Florida Boat Accident

June 8th, 2011

Two 16-year-olds have been charged in a boating accident that caused a teenage girl to lose part of her leg in February, thePalm Beach CountySheriff's Office said on Tuesday.

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Rap Artist Sean Kingston Walks For The First Time Since South Florida Accident

June 7th, 2011

After a scary bridge collision while riding atop his new Sea Doo watercraft, Miami-born rapper Sean Kingston is breathing on his own and on Monday walked again for the first time, according to Joseph Carozza, his publicist. The 21-year-old musician, who was born in Miami and raised in Jamaica, is reportedly recovering from water in his lungs, a broken jaw, and a fractured wrist caused by his May 29 crash into the Palm Island Bridge. He is being treated at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Driver In South Florida Car Accident Crashes Car Into Restaurant

June 7th, 2011

A woman drove her Land Rover into the front window a Miami Gardens Church's Chicken restaurant late Monday.

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Family Of Firefighter Electrocuted By Improperly Wired Sign Receives Jury Verdict In Wrongful Death Case

June 5th, 2011

On June 16, 2006, plaintiff's decedent Michael Greene, 43, a truck driver and a volunteer firefighter, visited the Long Island Cheeseburger restaurant that is located at 350 E. Montauk Highway, in Lindenhurst. A fire had occurred at the restaurant three days earlier, and Greene was retrieving a tarp that had been left on the restaurant's roof. During the course of that task, he was electrocuted by an electric box sign that had not been properly grounded.

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Motorcyclist Killed In South Florida Car Accident On I-95

June 5th, 2011

ABocaRatonman riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision on I-95 early Sunday morning, theFlorida Highway Patrolsaid.

The accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. in the northbound lane, south of Sunrise Boulevard.

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Motorcyclist Killed In Florida Accident With Tractor Trailer

June 3rd, 2011

Carl Simmons was a proud veteran and expectant father, a laid-back and genial man who loved his motorcycle, family said.

A member of an Orlando motorcycle group, he was headed to a local club Thursday evening, riding his meticulously detailed blue-green Yamaha with some friends. It would be his last ride

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Man In Fatal Porsche South Florida Hit And Run Accident To Let Judge Decide Fate

June 3rd, 2011

The Illinois man charged with a 2009 fatal hit-and-run of two British businessmen is scheduled to resolve his criminal case with a change of plea Friday morning.

Rather than enter into a plea deal, Ryan LeVin, 36, will take an open plea that places his fate in the hands of Broward Circuit Judge Barbara McCarthy. His lawyer will argue that the need for LeVin to pay restitution to the victims' widows and children outweighs the need for him to serve prison time.

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Coral Springs Mother Charged With Trying To Kill Herself And Children In South Florida Car Accident

June 2nd, 2011

A Coral Springs woman is being held without bond and has been ordered to have no contact with her children after police say she tried to kill herself and her two children by ramming the family car into a home's garage.

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Bus Company In Fatal Accident Cited For Violations

June 2nd, 2011

The company that operates the bus that overturned on a Virginia highway, killing four and injuring several others early Tuesday, has been involved in several accidents over the last two years. It also has been cited for 46 violations for drivers being fatigued, which police believe contributed to this crash

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Florida Driver Injured In Accident With Two Tractor Trailers

June 2nd, 2011

U.S. 1 is closed south of Waycross as authorities clear the wreckage of two tractor-trailer rigs that crashed and burned about 4:30 this morning in fog that mixed with smoke from the suddenly active Race Pond Fire.

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Orlando Man Killed In Florida Motorcycle Accident

June 1st, 2011

An Orlando man died Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck another vehicle on State Road 50, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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BBQ Smoker Trailer Detaches From SUV, Kills Woman In South Florida Car Accident

June 1st, 2011

A barbecue smoker detached from a vehicle that had been carrying it on Tuesday night and traveled into another vehicle, killing its driver.

Richard McReynolds, 42, of Orlando, towed the smoker on a trailer attached to his 1998 Lincoln Navigator about 10:21 p.m. on Old Winter Garden Road near Deleon Avenue when it became detached.

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Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Gym Accident

June 3rd, 2010

On Dec. 18, 2006, plaintiff Monica Liebman, 51, a manager of tennis activities at a country club, was injured while using a spin-bike machine during an exercise class at the Great Neck branch of the Equinox gym chain.

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