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Most Drivers Think Texting and Driving is Safe

By Payer Law Group |

Despite common sense, most drivers believe that they can safely text and drive at the same time, a recent study found. The truth is that drivers who text behind the wheel are 610 percent more likely to crash than those who do not. Texting and driving causes extreme distraction in three ways: physically by… Read More »

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Will a Dash Cam Help My Case?

By Payer Law Group |

Dash cameras, often referred to as dash cams, are taking off in popularity, as drivers seek to legally protect themselves in the event of a collision. The industry expects a 35 percent increase in sales for 2021, according to Consumer Reports, and many people are purchasing cameras to protect themselves in the event of… Read More »

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Compensation Options for Pedestrians and Cyclists

By Payer Law Group |

Orlando is ranked the most dangerous city for pedestrians in the country, according to a study entitled “Dangerous by Design,” according to Orlando Weekly. This is not the first time Orlando has been awarded this title, unfortunately. Orlando ranked sixth among all cities in the country when it came to pedestrian deaths per capita… Read More »

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Defective Car Seat Lawsuit

By Payer Law Group |

Parents would do almost anything to protect their children, which is why responsible parents use car seats and booster seats for their young children, toddlers, and infants. In the event of a collision, a properly strapped-in booster or car seat vastly increases the young occupant’s chances of surviving or remaining uninjured. But what happens… Read More »

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Motorcycle Helmets: Does Not Wearing a Helmet Decrease My Compensation?

By Payer Law Group |

Many Motorcyclists Wonder If Their Choice to Not Wear a Helmet Will Impact Their Claim As a motorcyclist in Florida, you have the option to ride with or without a helmet if you are 21 or older. Many motorcyclists choose to use this option, and prefer to ride without a helmet, but they may… Read More »

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Why Teens Are Such Bad Drivers

By Payer Law Group |

There are few things more terrifying than a 15- or 16-year-old behind the wheel of a two-ton automobile. While many countries set the minimum driving limit to 18 years old, here in Florida, and throughout the country, teens get their driving permits as young as 15. Teenagers, particularly male teenagers, have the highest crash… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Response to Online Bullying

By Payer Law Group |

The internet has brought us together in many ways, and driven us apart in others. Online bullying is more prevalent now than ever, and there is little evidence that suggests that it will slow down anytime soon. While adults certainly harass one another, children are subjected to frequent and sometimes extreme bullying  by their… Read More »

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Can I Sue the Other Party’s Auto Manufacturer?

By Payer Law Group |

Most traffic collisions occur because of driver error, such as speeding, drinking and driving, aggressive maneuvers, or taking their eyes off the road to text, for example. However, some crashes are caused by other factors, such as potholes or defective auto parts. If you were injured and you suspect that the other party’s defective… Read More »

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Six Signs of Aggressive Careless Driving

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It is easy to spot an aggressive and careless driver on the road but sometimes when traffic is heavy or the roads are narrow, it is more difficult to avoid them before they cause a crash. Florida Statute 316.1923 defines careless aggressive driving as committing two of the following actions either simultaneously or within… Read More »

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Hit By a Stoned Driver

By Payer Law Group |

While driving while intoxicated with alcohol is extremely prevalent—so much so that it accounts for roughly one third of all traffic fatalities—a lesser discussed, but still extremely dangerous, form of impaired driving occurs when the driver is using opioid pain medication, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or another narcotic. A national night time weekend survey… Read More »

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