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Do I Have to Go to Court After a Car Accident in FL?

Being involved in a car accident brings a lot of stress and worry to the victims and their family members. They often want to seek justice and fair compensation, but they aren’t sure how to do so, or they are afraid of ending up in court.

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Should I Drive with a Dashcam in My Car?

More now than ever before, Florida drivers are using dashcams in their cars. Maybe you want the security and protection that one can offer if you are pulled over by the police or involved in an accident.

How Long Can Truck Driver Drive on Shift

How Long Can a Truck Driver Drive in One Shift?

The most recent report on large trucks by the NHTSA found that 5,005 people were killed in 2019, and approximately 159,000 people were injured in truck accident crashes nationwide. A whopping 71% of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were drivers and passengers of other motor vehicles.

Planning Your Holiday Road Travel

Planning Your Holiday Road Travel

The holiday season is the perfect time for friends and family to create unforgettable memories and experiences together. But during the holidays, Florida’s roadways can be among the busiest and most dangerous in the country. From November to December 2020, 1,052 motor vehicle accidents involving drunk and/or drugged driving occurred in Florida. Law enforcement officials also issued 5,442 tickets for DUI around that time.

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What are the Current Florida Laws on Texting and Driving?

Based on a report by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, of the 17.5 million drivers in the Sunshine State, authorities only issued 3,174 tickets for texting while driving in 2020. The texting while driving law took effect in 2019, enabling law enforcement officials to give tickets to drivers caught texting behind the wheel. But it’s fairly easy to find loopholes in this law.

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New Florida Law Emphasizes Cyclist Safety

In 2019, 846 bicyclists died in the U.S. based on the most recent NHTSA stats. Bicycle accidents and deaths are, unfortunately common, particularly in certain parts of the U.S., such as Florida, which is one of the most dangerous states for biking.

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Increasing Pedestrian Injuries in Florida

Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami are just some of the cities on the list of 20 deadliest cities for pedestrians across America, according to the Dangerous by Design 2021 report by Smart Growth America.

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Can a Preexisting Injury Impact My Car Accident Case?

Many people have conditions from previous injuries that they are living with. When you get into a car crash, it is entirely possible that the impact can worsen your preexisting condition, requiring additional medical care and presenting more challenges than you previously faced.

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Common Injuries and Causes of Truck Accidents in FL

Recently, four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital and several others transported by ambulance for severe injuries after a commercial truck driver failed to slow down and barreled into five different passenger cars on Interstate 75 in the Sarasota area.

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Is Florida Becoming More Dangerous for Cyclists?

Bicycle use is increasing, and so are bicycle injuries. According to some sources, in 2020, Florida was the most dangerous state in the U.S. for cyclists, pedestrians, and others who roll. In 2020, there were 5,948 bicycle crashes, with 163 fatalities.

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One of Florida's Most Dangerous Boating Areas

Boating accidents are a very common occurrence in Florida. In fact, according to the National Safe Boating Council, there were more than 679 boating accidents in Florida in 2019 that resulted in 55 deaths.

Most Dangerous Metro Areas for Pedestrians

Most Dangerous Metro Areas For Pedestrians In Florida

Florida is home to some fairly walkable and picturesque cities, like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, and Miami. Unfortunately, this walkability can also be an extremely double-edged sword for both pedestrians and drivers who aren’t careful.

Florida Towns See More Pedestrians

Florida is known for being the “Sunshine State,” its numerous beaches, and for being home to many amusement parks. It also happens to be home to nine of the 20 most dangerous cities for pedestrians, including Tampa. Perhaps one reason for this is that Florida towns typically have more pedestrians.

How Does Medical Malpractice in Florida Work?

How Does Medical Malpractice in Florida Work?

Medical malpractice cases can be emotional for everyone involved. At a time when you or a loved one believed you were getting appropriate medical care, your medical providers let you down, possibly making things worse. If you believe you or a loved one have been a...
What Are My Workers Comp Rights?

What Are My Workers Comp Rights?

Workers compensation, or workers comp, refers to insurance that most employers are required to carry for all of their W-2 employees. Its purpose is to cover lost wages and medical expenses for employees who become injured or ill in the workplace as a result of their...
Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Accidents involving commercial trucks can cause great harm due to a truck’s size, weight and cargo. Liability is highly complex in truck accidents compared with passenger car accidents, with their own unique set of laws and challenges. If you have been involved in an...
Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws: A Complete Guide

Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws: A Complete Guide

According to transportation statistics from the CDC, about eight people in the United States are killed every day in crashes involving a distracted driver. While distracted driving is a nationwide problem, laws vary by state.  On July 1, 2019, a new law took...
Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents

In the United States, a pedestrian dies in an accident every 88 minutes. Many other people, including pedestrians and the drivers involved, sustain injuries. Roughly half of the deaths occur in just five states, and Florida leads the pack. If you live in Florida, you...
How Can Semi Truck Accidents Be Avoided?

How Can Semi Truck Accidents Be Avoided?

When you are driving on the road, one of the biggest threats to your safety are collisions with 18-wheel commercial trucks. Each year, around 500,000 semi-truck crashes occur. About 20 percent of those involve injuries and approximately 1 percent involve fatalities —...
When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

When Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

After an on-the-job injury, some people file a workers’ compensation claim, get reimbursed for expenses, and all goes smoothly. Too often, however, claims get denied, payouts are too low to cover expenses, the employee gets let go in the midst of a claim, or other...
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one causes pain enough. It can feel many times worse when an untimely loss occurs due to the actions of another person, company, or entity. If you experience such a loss, you may be able to hold another party responsible through a wrongful death claim....
Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

As COVID-19 has swept across the country, it has dramatically changed the face of the American workforce. As the virus gained a foothold in February and early March, many non-essential workers continued to go to work each day where they may have unknowingly spread the...
Does Medical Negligence Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Does Medical Negligence Qualify for a Lawsuit?

Generally, we trust doctors and other medical professionals to provide competent, informed care. Unfortunately, negligence and malpractice sometimes happen. In some contexts, these two terms may seem synonymous. However, if you find yourself wondering if you can sue a...
Spinal Injury Claims: Everything You Need To Know

Spinal Injury Claims: Everything You Need To Know

If you or a loved one has recently experienced a spinal cord injury, you probably have questions. Spinal injuries are some of the most complex and potentially devastating injuries a person can suffer—after all, the spine serves as the body’s neurological “command...
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you were injured or became ill because of an incident that happened while you were on the job, you are probably facing lost wages, medical bills, and anxiety about what comes next. Luckily, if you can provide qualifying evidence linking your injury to your...
A Concussion is a Brain Injury

A Concussion is a Brain Injury

Concussions are the most common type of brain injury, leading to thousands of emergency room trips each year. These mild or moderate traumatic brain injuries are caused by a bump or blow to the head, making your brain move back and forth at an accelerated rate. While...
Common Personal Injury Cases

Common Personal Injury Cases

Typically, we can trust that we will go through our day safely and happily, without coming to personal harm. Unfortunately, some people—other drivers, business owners, manufacturers, and even medical providers—violate that trust. Chances are, someone you know has had...
Summer: The Most Dangerous Season to Be on the Road

Summer: The Most Dangerous Season to Be on the Road

The sun is shining, the weather is nice, but summertime brings with it increased hazards for those hitting the road. But did you know that the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day represents the most dangerous time for drivers in Florida? Staying alert and practicing...
Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Mediation?

Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Mediation?

Before a case is taken to trial, it is common for a mediation to take place. This process involves the plaintiff and the defendant agreeing to use a third-party mediator in an effort to resolve a claim before going to trial. The main purpose of a mediation is to give...
Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Deposition?

Personal Injury FAQs: What is a Deposition?

A deposition occurs after a lawsuit is filed but before a personal injury case goes to trial. It is an oral statement made by a witness under oath. Depositions are conducted to find out what the witness knows while preserving the facts of their testimony. This can...