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7.27 Hurricane Season and Its Impact on Florida Car Accidents

Hurricane Season and Its Impact on Florida Car Accidents

Hurricane season starts in the early summer and goes through late fall here in Florida, but locals know that the heaviest storms usually occur in July and August. Driving through these intense summer storms is anxiety-inducing, even for the most seasoned Florida driver and they increase your odds of being injured in a car accident.  The tips listed below are designed to help keep you, your passengers, and the people around you, safe. Take Extra Precautions During Hurricane Season Afternoon storms are [...]

Tampa's Ten Most Dangerous Intersections

Tampa’s Ten Most Dangerous Intersections

It is an unfortunate fact that some car crashes are inevitable. There are, however, a few areas in and around the city of Tampa where accidents are much more likely to occur. A regional advocacy organization called All For Transportation recently conducted a thorough review of Tampa-area car crash data and was able to identify the most dangerous intersections in the city. The goal of the study was to encourage local legislators to make highway and city roadway improvements not [...]

Different Kinds of Florida Car Accidents Cause a Wide Range of Injuries

Different Kinds of Florida Car Accidents Cause a Wide Range of Injuries

The most common kind of accident scenario is, by far, a rear-end collision. This takes place when one vehicle follows another vehicle too closely and, for whatever reason, the lead vehicle stops unexpectedly, forcing the second vehicle to crash into its back end. When these accidents occur, the most frequent injury endured by the occupants in the leading vehicle is whiplash. The driver of the second vehicle is almost always found to be the one at fault. Listed after rear-end [...]

Facts About Driving Under the Influence in Florida

Facts About Driving Under the Influence in Florida

If someone is driving under the influence it means that they are impaired due to their consumption of drugs and/or alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel. Although a citation for a DUI in Florida is most often associated with drinking and driving, impaired driving could also be the result of drug use, ranging from illegal narcotics to valid prescriptions. As a matter of fact, in 2019, in Miami-Dade County drugs other than alcohol were a dominant factor in [...]

Common Causes of Florida Boating Accidents

Common Causes of Florida Boating Accidents

Even though Florida residents and visitors enjoy boating all year round, safety is still a serious issue where this popular pastime is concerned. In an attempt to reduce the number of boat accidents that happen, the state of Florida, as well as the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, offer programs related to safety training to help keep boating fun and safe for everybody. No matter how careful you are, accidents can still happen and it is important to be familiar with [...]

Who is at Fault for a Florida Lane Change Accident?

Who is at Fault for a Florida Lane Change Accident?

Making a lane change can be an especially frightening situation in Florida traffic, one that can easily cause a serious lane change accident. Drivers are notorious for rarely using their turn indicators, in spite of the fact that they are required to do so when changing lanes according to Florida law. Drivers also tend to dart in and out of lane after lane at high rates of speed, especially on highways.  What Causes Lane Change Accidents? Making an improper lane change [...]

Who is Liable In a Florida Left Turn Car Accident

Who is Liable In a Florida Left Turn Car Accident

Florida driving law clearly states that, if an intersection does not have a dedicated left-turn signal, a driver should wait until the flow of oncoming traffic breaks before attempting to make a lefthand turn. This puts anyone who needs to make a left at the mercy of oncoming vehicles. Considering Florida’s notoriously heavy traffic and gridlocked roadways, this can sometimes leave drivers waiting for an opening between vehicles that isn’t coming anytime soon. Despite this, Florida law says that [...]

7.01 Right on Red a Major Hazard for Florida Pedestrians

Right on Red a Major Hazard for Florida Pedestrians

One of the most vulnerable spots for a Florida pedestrian is trying to get across an intersection where automobiles are allowed to make a righthand turn on a red light, even when they have both a crosswalk and a walk signal, and therefore the right of way.   Making a right on red at an intersection that permits them might be legal in the state of Florida, but it is necessary, given the dangers involved, to understand precisely when you, as [...]

Who is Liable for an Accident Caused by a Florida Pothole?

Who is Liable for an Accident Caused by a Florida Pothole?

Even though people tend to associate potholes with roadways in the northern states that get large amounts of ice and snow that freezes, thaws, and then refreezes, allowing huge cracks and potholes to form, Florida’s roadways are also equally prone to these same driving hazards.   Potholes, if left unrepaired or ignored, will not only develop into a daily driving hazard but often worsen and become more dangerous over time. If left unattended, potholes are able to expand exponentially and become [...]

Wrongful Death vs Survival Action in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Wrongful Death vs Survival Action in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Anyone who loses a member of their family can expect to feel many unpleasant emotions such as grief and even anger. There is no legal action in the world that can lessen your hurt and pain. However, by pursuing a survival action, you can solicit equity for the damages your family member endured while before they passed away. It is common for family members in this situation to be unsure which legal claim is most suited to them or how [...]