Leading Causes of Florida Motorcycle Accidents

The Effectiveness of Florida’s Partial Helmet Law

Motorcycle accidents have a much higher chance of producing catastrophic results than most other types of vehicle collisions. They frequently cause riders to endure critical and lifelong injuries and are often responsible for the loss of lives. As stated in a report issued by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, for each vehicle mile traveled in the United States, a motorcycle-related fatality occurs 28 times more frequently than a passenger vehicle-related fatality. Due to this elevated risk, it isn’t at all [...]

How is My Car Accident Settlement Calculated in Florida? 

How Do Truck Drivers Show They are Following FMCSA Rules?

Large commercial trucks pose a very serious threat to other drivers on the road. If a large commercial truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle it is likely that those held within the smaller passenger vehicle will experience substantial injuries if not death. The risk for catastrophic injuries and death is just much higher for occupants of smaller cars when they are hit by larger commercial trucks due to the immense size and weight of these trucks. One of the [...]

Basic Facts About Workers' Compensation in Florida

 Avoiding Election Day Accidents in Florida

Research that was conducted in 2008 and printed by the Journal of the American Medical Association examined all federal election days from 1976 to 2007. This study revealed that the rate of traffic accidents greatly increases during voting hours on election day. As a matter of fact, approximately 800 additional victims endure critical injuries and an average of 24 additional victims are killed on election day during voting hours when correlated with any other Tuesday in the months of [...]

Most Common Causes of Florida Distracted Driving Accidents

Which Florida Distracted Driving Habits Are the Most Dangerous?

We are a country that likes to multitask. Whether you catch up on your favorite TV show while you are folding the laundry, listen to a podcast while you eat dinner, or practice your presentation for work while you are in the shower, we love to try and accomplish more than one thing at a time.  Multitasking, however, is something that should never be done behind the wheel. While all distracted driving is dangerous and can cause serious car accidents, [...]

Basic Facts About Workers' Compensation in Florida

Can I Receive Compensation for My Florida Car Accident If I Was Unbuckled?

Like most states in our country, Florida has laws that require drivers, front-seat passengers, and backseat passengers under 18 years of age to be fastened into a seat belt whenever the car is in motion. Due to this law, if you sustained injuries during a Tampa car accident and you did not have your seat belt on, you may be wondering whether or not you are still able to seek out financial compensation for your accident-related damages. There are some things [...]

Most Common Causes of Florida Distracted Driving Accidents

Can An Attorney Help My Florida Distracted Driving Case?

Driving while distracted is extremely hazardous and, more often than not, leads to severe and catastrophic injuries or even fatalities during a car accident. If you have recently been injured by a distracted driver in the state of Florida, you might be entitled to seek financial compensation to help you with your hospital bills, lost income due to missing work, and many other accident-related damages as well. Proof of Distracted Driving In the event that your car accident claim is legitimate, [...]

Who is Liable for a Lane Change Accident in Florida?

Determining Fault in a Florida Chain-Reaction Accident

Appropriately assigning fault for a car accident isn’t the simplest task, particularly when several different cars are involved. Keep reading to learn what factors affect fault in a multi-car collision and how fault is determined under these circumstances.  Chain-Reaction Collisions This kind of collision is when at least three cars collide into the back of one another in a “chain” of small, connected accidents. These can take place in many different ways, including but not limited to: The first stopped car at [...]

What is Mediation in a Florida Personal Injury Claim

What is Mediation in a Florida Personal Injury Claim?

Sometimes negotiations concerning your settlement can drag on and on and it may feel like there is no end in sight unless you agree to go to trial. As disheartening as this feeling can be, there is actually another option available to you. Mediation is a tool that is frequently used to help people resolve their legal claims much more quickly.   Keep reading for a quick summary of how mediation is conducted during a Tampa personal injury claim and how [...]

Who is Liable for a Lane Change Accident in Florida?

How Does Duty of Care Affect My Florida Personal Injury Case?

If you are considering filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit, it is important that you understand some fundamental facts about the duty of care, namely, what it is, how it could affect your claim, how attorneys can use it to establish negligence, and how it could help you obtain financial compensation for your accident-related losses. What Is Duty of Care? For most people, their duty of care is merely their legal obligation to behave in a rational manner so as to [...]

What Kinds of Damages Are Recoverable in a Florida Lawsuit

How Do I Figure Out the Value of My Florida Injury Claim? 

Victims who sustain catastrophic injuries during a Tampa car accident are typically forced to deal with exorbitant medical costs, missing wages, lifelong physical and/or mental handicaps, and a potential lifetime of uncertainty. Regrettably, the state of Florida restricts the amount of financial compensation that can be awarded to victims who are suffering from catastrophic injuries in a personal injury claim. What Is a Catastrophic Injury? A catastrophic injury is legally defined as a life-altering injury that causes the victim notable handicap [...]