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Rubbernecking and Its Effect on Florida Car Accidents

Rubbernecking and Its Effect on Florida Car Accidents

Rubbernecking is a term that describes a driver looking at something on the side of the road. An unfortunate side effect of this activity is that they often do not notice the vehicle in front of them slowing down or stopping.  Anytime Florida drivers engage in rubbernecking, accidents can happen. When drivers look away from the road to stare at police activity or a car accident, they have taken their focus off the roadway. The all too common outcome of [...]

Most Common Causes of Florida Distracted Driving Accidents

Most Common Causes of Florida Distracted Driving Accidents

People love to multitask. From watching our favorite television show as we fold our laundry, listening to a podcast while we make dinner, to going over a speech for a workplace presentation while we are in the shower, we have been conditioned to believe that doing two things at once is the most productive use of our time. No matter what your thoughts are on the copious amounts of research that indicates human beings are not able to truly multitask [...]

Florida Fall Driving Safety Tips

Florida Driving Safety Tips for Autumn

In the state of Florida, heavy rainfall can happen at any time. This is especially true during the late summer and autumn months. It is imperative that drivers keep in mind that the first 10 minutes of a rainstorm are the most dangerous. This is because grease and motor oil accumulate on the road’s surface, making it a slippery and dangerous driving surface. High speeds can make driving during storms even more dangerous.  There are specific driving hazards you need [...]

What Happens if My Uber Driver Gets into a Florida Car Accident

What Happens if My Uber Driver Gets into a Florida Car Accident

Uber is the most popular rideshare company in the state of Florida. The number of rideshare companies has risen significantly due to the fact that most people find them more efficient and more convenient than traditional taxis. Riders are able to order, track, and pay for their ride, all from a handy app installed on their phones. Sadly, Uber accidents are not uncommon. In fact, they occur so frequently that Uber, along with other rideshare companies, are now required to [...]

The Three Kinds of Florida Drivers Most Likely to Cause Car Accidents

The Three Kinds of Florida Drivers Most Likely to Cause Car Accidents

Some people think of it as a beloved family member. Some give them cute names, while others decorate them with stickers that reflect their owner’s personality. Others still are meticulous in their cleaning and maintenance. No matter where in the United States you live, people are attached to their vehicles.  Cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorcycles all get people where they want to go; from mundane shopping for groceries and back-to-school supplies to taking families on amazing summer vacations and [...]

Florida Automobile Accident Statistics

Florida Automobile Accident Statistics

Automobile accidents are a serious issue throughout the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that car accidents are one of the three main sources of accidental deaths in the country, cutting short the lives of approximately 30,000 people every year.   Automobile accident statistics from 2018 to 2019 can give you a little perspective into what these numbers actually mean. Why Are Current Statistics a Few years Old? Millions of car accidents take place every year in the United [...]

Labor Day is Second Deadliest Holiday for Florida Drivers

Labor Day is Second Deadliest Holiday for Florida Drivers

Labor Day is the second most dangerous holiday for travelers. This is mostly due to the fact that drunk drivers are on the roads en masse and they contribute to the majority of the nation’s deadly accidents.    According to a report compiled by a data collection company, during the Labor Day weekends of the past three years, from 2018 to 2020, an average of 445 deadly crashes have occurred.  This data also shows that Labor Day produces 20% more fatalities [...]

Filing a Claim of Wrongful Death in Florida

Filing a Claim of Wrongful Death in Florida

Florida’s wrongful death laws ensure that someone who has wrongfully caused the death of another person will be brought to account for their malicious or careless actions.  The law allows the surviving members of a deceased’s family to collect fair financial recovery for the premature death of their loved one. Florida law states that wrongful death is said to have occurred when a person dies due to someone’s negligence and/or unlawful actions, or the violation of a contract or warranty of [...]

Rubbernecking and Its Effect on Florida Car Accidents

How Much Is My Florida Personal Injury Settlement Worth?

In Florida, personal injury attorneys determine damages for an injury depending on the types of damages available. There are three possible types of damages in a car accident claim. Punitive damages Economic damages Non-economic damages The type and total of damages that you might be awarded will depend on the circumstances of your claim. The Multiplier Method Florida attorneys often use something called “the multiplier method” to figure out non-economic damages. Using this method, the estimation of your economic damages is multiplied by a number [...]

Rear-End Accidents Caused By Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Florida

Rear-End Accidents Caused By Tractor-Trailer Drivers in Florida

A rear-end accident occurs when a vehicle hits the vehicle in front of it, and these accidents are exceedingly common. If one car crashes into the back of another vehicle, the driver of the first car will most likely be found at fault for the crash. However, there may be situations when the hit driver is partially to blame. Though most may think that fault in rear-end collisions is cut and dry, some states assign partial fault, including Florida. In [...]