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Red Light Cameras in Florida

By Payer Law Group |

Florida Statute 316.075 makes it a moving traffic violation to run a red light. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 846 people were killed and another 139,000 people were injured across the country from crashes involving a driver running a red light. One way to enforce this violation is with red light… Read More »

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Common Causes of Moped Scooter Crashes

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Mopeds, also called scooters or Vespas, are a smaller, less powerful version of a motorcycle, and offer riders a fun, economically and ecologically efficient method of transportation. Unfortunately, due to car driver distraction and aggression, riding a moped is much more dangerous than driving a car. Drivers often cut off moped riders, pass them… Read More »

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New Safety Features in Cars for 2020

By Payer Law Group |

Cars have come a long way with providing safety features for drivers and their passengers. The first seat belts were in all new passenger cars beginning in 1964, although the integrated shoulder and lap seat belts did not come until 1974. Of course, safety features are only effective for the people who chose to… Read More »

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Hit and Run Boating Accidents

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Florida Today reported that a female surfer was struck by a boat off Cocoa Beach in early July and suffered injuries. The boat driver fled the scene but according to Space Coast Daily, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators have identified a suspect. A boat driver who leaves the scene is not only… Read More »

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Exotic Pet Injuries

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Florida has one of the largest populations of exotic, and often illegal, pets. Many of these animals were taken from the wild and/or are not domesticated, making them dangerous to others. ClickOrlando.com reported that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission receives an average of two calls per month reporting exotic animals that have escaped… Read More »

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Five Boating Safety Tips For Summer

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Summer is here and getting out on a boat is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while maintaining social distancing from others during the pandemic. However, according to the Miami Herald, the Coast Guard has ranked Florida the leading state for boat accidents every year since 2015. In 2019 there were 670 boat… Read More »

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Amusement Park Safety During a Pandemic

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According to CNN, Disney World in Orlando, Florida will reopen in July after being shut down because of the coronavirus since mid-March. CNBC reported that Disney World is the largest theme park in the world, granting access to 20 million visitors in 2018. While the crowds will be much thinner this summer, what does… Read More »

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Wrong Way Drivers

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Florida has a catchy saying, “Stay Right at Night” that is meant to prevent crashes with wrong way drivers. Wrong way crashes are more likely to occur at night, dusk, or dawn and staying to the right could allow a driver to avoid being hit by a car that swerves from their lane of… Read More »

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Damages Explained in a Wrongful Death Claim

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In Florida, as with many states, beneficiaries are allowed to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent or reckless party that caused the death of the decedent. It is the responsibility of the decedent’s personal representative, named in their will, to bring the claim. In cases where the individual did not have a… Read More »

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Highway Collisions

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There are few types of car crashes that are as terrifying as highway collisions. Whether you were involved in a high-speed crash, semi-truck collision, or rollover on the highway, you were lucky to survive. Now it is time to begin the healing process, which includes filing a claim with the negligent driver who caused… Read More »

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