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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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Hit By a Student Driver?

By Payer Law Group |

Everyone has to learn at some point (though it seems that many drivers never truly do). It is just unfortunate that you had to be the unlucky person that a new driver crashed into. However, simply because you were the victim in a student driver collision does not mean that the other driver will… Read More »

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What To Do in a Hit and Run

By Payer Law Group |

You approach a red light and apply the brakes. Just as you come to a stop, you are violently thrown forward by a loud, crunching impact from behind. Your airbag deploys as glass shatters through your car and you are thrust into the bag. In your dizzy haze, as blood trickles down from your… Read More »

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Police Reports Are Not Always Correct

By Payer Law Group |

Following any serious traffic collision, law enforcement will conduct a crash scene investigation in order to determine what happened and which driver(s) is to blame. This involves talking to witnesses; talking to the parties involved in the crash; analyzing evidence at the scene, such as tire marks; and gathering any other type of pertinent… Read More »

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Why Blind Spots are a Serious Car Accident Risk

By Payer Law Group |

Blind spots, as all motorists know, are the areas to the rear and side of a vehicle where a driver cannot see other motorists approaching, even when checking the rear view or side mirrors. Although there are blind spots in every car, these zones are even more pronounced in larger vehicles and have been… Read More »

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The Dangers of Poor Visibility When Driving

By Payer Law Group |

With Daylight Saving Time officially coming to a close, motorists should be careful to account for the shorter days when driving, as many will now find themselves driving before the sun rises or after it has set. Unfortunately, decreased visibility poses an enormous risk for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, any of whom could suffer… Read More »

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Orlando Bus Collision Injuries

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As a victim of an Orlando bus crash, you are entitled to compensation whether you were a pedestrian, passenger on the bus, or a driver. Due to their size, bus collisions often cause traumatic injuries to non-occupants, while even passengers suffer injuries when buses collide with vehicles or fixed objects such as telephone poles… Read More »

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Can You Make a Claim for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After an Orlando Accident?

By Payer Law Group |

People often talk about post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, after being deployed in war or after being a victim of a robbery or an attack. The truth is, PTSD can happen after a number of different events, including auto accidents. It’s important to understand what PTSD is and how it can impact your claim… Read More »

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Orlando Auto Accident Claim

By Payer Law Group |

Given that almost everyone now has some form of social media they rely on, it’s not surprising that they are tempted to post about being involved in an auto accident. Some go as far as documenting their pursuit of financial compensation against the other party. While you may feel the need to vent or… Read More »

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Can Spinal Cord Injuries Occur in a Florida Car Accident?

By Payer Law Group |

Spinal cord injuries can occur at any time and without any warning, including in an auto accident or a slip and fall. Sometimes, even seemingly minor auto accidents can result in some type of spinal cord injury. With severe spinal cord injuries, you may have pain for years to come. In the most serious… Read More »

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Worst Mistakes You Can Make After an Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

It’s understandable that you are emotional and upset after an auto accident, but it’s important to try to keep calm and think your actions through. How you respond to the situation can ultimately impact the amount of recovery you are eligible to receive if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. You may… Read More »

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Things You Can Do to Maximize Your Recovery after an Orlando Auto Accident

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You may be wondering how someone maximizes their potential recovery after a Florida auto accident. This post is not about faking injuries or running up unnecessary medical bills to get more money. Instead, the steps you take after an auto accident can either help or hurt your chances at the most compensation possible. In… Read More »

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How to Take Useful Scene Photos After Your Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

No one is ever prepared to get into an auto accident. But the fact is, they happen every day on Florida roads. And, while you can’t always protect yourself from someone else’s negligence, you can help protect your right to compensation when an accident does occur. Aside from contacting an Orlando auto accident attorney… Read More »

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Does Florida Law Require You to Wear a Seatbelt? How Will no Seatbelt affect my Injury Claim?

By Payer Law Group |

Every time you get in a car, no matter whether you are the driver or a passenger, you should buckle up. It’s actually the law in Florida as well. Florida Statutes Section 316.614 requires that the driver of a vehicle, front-seat passengers, and anyone under 18 must have a seatbelt on while riding in… Read More »

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Does Florida Have a Distracted Driving Law?

By Payer Law Group |

Distracted driving is a major cause of accidents across the country, not just in Florida. Texting and driving is one of the main reasons accidents happen, despite legislative attempts to discourage drivers from engaging in negligent actions by passing tougher laws. Texting and driving is such a serious problem that Florida enacted a new… Read More »

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Does Florida Have a Dram Shop Law?

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All states have laws in place that allow someone injured by a drunk driver to collect compensation for their injuries and physical damages. Many states go even further and allow a victim to recover financial compensation from a third party, the party who supplied the alcohol. Years ago, alcohol was sold in “drams,” a… Read More »

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What is Comparative Fault and How Does it Impact Florida Auto Accident Claims?

By Payer Law Group |

The main principle of personal injury law in the United States is that whoever is negligent and causes an accident should be responsible for paying the other party’s damages, like medical bills and property damage. However, this is not entirely black and white. What if there are multiple people who were negligent? What if… Read More »

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How to Know Whether You Suffered a Concussion in a Florida Car Accident

By Payer Law Group |

Auto accidents are one of the main causes where people wind up in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury. Not all traumatic brain injuries are serious enough, or noticeable enough, to cause someone to seek treatment. Many people suffer from concussions and do not lose consciousness at all. The more serious the injury… Read More »

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Determining Negligence and Liability in a Florida Car Accident

By Payer Law Group |

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Florida, you may be wondering how you can get compensation from the at-fault party. However, just because you know the other party is at fault, it doesn’t mean you are automatically entitled to recover damages. You still have to prove the other driver was at… Read More »

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Making a Florida Uninsured Motorist Claim

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For a number of years, Florida has ranked as the highest, or one of the highest, states for uninsured motorists. Part of the reason for this is that Florida is a no-fault insurance state. This means drivers are required to carry PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage and property damage liability, but there is no… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Injuries Following an Orlando Auto Accident

By Payer Law Group |

Spinal cord injuries are relatively common following a serious auto accident, and can leave a victim with permanent injuries in some cases. Spinal cord injuries involve damage to any portion of the spinal cord or the nerves that sit at the end of the spinal canal. After an accident, victims can be left with… Read More »

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