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Most Drivers Think Texting and Driving is Safe

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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?

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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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Why Teens Are Such Bad Drivers

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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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Can I Sue the Other Party’s Auto Manufacturer?

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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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Hit By a Stoned Driver

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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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Red Light Cameras in Florida

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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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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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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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If You are Were Injured as a Passenger, You Can Sue the Driver for Damages

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Not all collisions involve two vehicles. In fact, just over half of collisions are single-vehicle crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But just because only one vehicle was involved does not mean there are not multiple injured parties; injured passengers have the right to pursue compensation from the driver when they… Read More »

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Crashes Caused By Bad Road Conditions

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A driver loses control of their car when they go over a bad section of potholed road, crashing into a telephone pole. In another scenario, a driver gets T-boned when they go through a stop sign without stopping because the sign was obscured by a tree branch. A driver is rear-ended at high speed… Read More »

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