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Category: Car Accident Law

Can I Sue Someone for Texting and Driving?

Posted in Car Accident Law,Car Safety on July 16, 2018

Distracted driving continues to present a threat to public health and safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,450 people lost their lives as a direct result of distracted driving in 2016 alone. Although many different types of distracted driving exist, texting is one of the most dangerous types and often leads to… read more

3,450 Distracted Driving Deaths in 2016

Posted in Car Accident Law on June 14, 2018

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,450 across the United States in 2016. We wanted to see where exactly these fatalities were occurring, and the circumstances in which they happened. We worked with data visualization agency 1Point21 Interactive to create this map displaying every single fatal crash… read more

4 Things to Know Before You Talk to the Insurance Company

Posted in Car Accident Law,Insurance Law,Personal Injury on June 14, 2018

Conversations with insurance companies are commonplace after personal injury accidents in Fort Lauderdale. You will need to talk to your own auto insurance company in Florida after a car accident, or your employer’s insurance company after a workplace injury. You may also need to talk to an at-fault party’s insurance company in a negligence-related incident…. read more

Liability in Car Accidents Caused by Rain

Posted in Car Accident Law,Car Safety on May 25, 2018

Weather can be one of the most dangerous aspects of driving in some cases, so it’s vital for drivers to understand how rain can affect driving and a driver’s liability for car accidents. The likelihood of car accidents happening increases during rain, so drivers should know which factors can lead to liability for these accidents…. read more

Florida Pushes New Texting While Driving Law

Posted in Car Accident Law,Personal Injury on April 8, 2018

Too many Floridians take the privilege of driving for granted and do not recognize the responsibilities that come with getting behind the wheel. Texting and driving is one of the deadliest forms of distracted driving on the roadway, yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates at least 660,000 drivers use their cell phones… read more

Living in a No-Fault State Like Florida and What It Really Means

Posted in Car Accident Law,Personal Injury on April 7, 2018

Florida is just one of 12 states that follow no-fault insurance laws. These rather unpopular laws mandate that car accident victims must seek damage recovery through their own insurers regardless of who was at fault for the crash. It also makes it difficult to bring a lawsuit against an at-fault driver for bodily injury or… read more

Distracted Driving or Distracted Walking? Which Is More Dangerous?

Posted in Car Accident Law,News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 3, 2018

The rise of cell phone use around the globe hasn’t only contributed to distracted driving. It’s also caused an increase in distracted pedestrians. Distracted pedestrians are such an issue in some places that cities have installed sidewalk traffic lights to catch the attention of people looking down at their phones before they step into oncoming… read more

How the Car Accident and Settlement Processes Work

Posted in Car Accident Law,Personal Injury on March 30, 2018

In 2016, there was 395,785 total reported crashes in the state of Florida. Every car accident claim is unique but certain processes remain consistent from case to case. Reviewing what your accident claim and settlement processes could look like in Florida can give you a better idea of what to expect in terms of timelines,… read more

How Medical Treatments Can Increase the Value of Your Settlement

Posted in Car Accident Law,Insurance Law,Personal Injury on March 23, 2018

Insurance settlement amounts after a personal injury accident depend largely on your medical bills. Predicting how the insurance company will evaluate your claim takes understanding how insurance claims work in Florida. One of the key pieces of almost all settlement offers is a type of recovery called “medical special damages.” In essence, this recovery refers… read more

The Scary Truth: Auto Collisions and Miscarriages

Posted in Accident Involving Children,Car Accident Law,Personal Injury on March 19, 2018

Some drivers fear not only for their own lives in accidents but for those of their unborn children. Pregnant mothers in vehicle collisions have unique needs and require special emergency care. The physical and emotional trauma one can suffer in a crash could lead to miscarriage, pre-term labor, or other aftereffects. As a pregnant woman… read more