7 Documents to Have When Meeting Car Accident Lawyers

By |2020-10-08T16:18:08-07:00October 8th, 2020|Car Accidents|

In 2019, there were more than 400,000 traffic crashes in Florida alone. If you've been involved in a car accident that wasn't your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation. Your chances of a successful claim depend on your lawyer having all the necessary information available to them. Read on as we take a look

How Much Can I Get for Pain and Suffering From a Car Accident?

By |2020-08-05T11:27:02-07:00August 5th, 2020|Car Accidents|

In the year 2018 alone, Floridians have experienced approximately 400,000 car accidents.  It might seem like a simple number on paper, but nothing can turn a person's life upside-down more than a car accident can. Unfortunately, the sheer damage and repercussions of one can be quite long-term as well. That's why it's officially acknowledged in

Top Five Traffic Tickets and How They Affect Car Crashes

By |2020-03-11T08:05:31-07:00March 13th, 2020|Car Accidents|

Driver error causes over 90 percent of all the car crashes in Florida. Sometimes, this driver error involves driver impairment, such as fatigue or a medical condition. But more often than not, the human error is a simple driving mistake. We all make mistakes, and we must all face the consequences of our mistakes. That’s

What is the Graves Amendment and What Does It Mean?

By |2020-01-23T06:46:38-08:00January 24th, 2020|Car Accidents|

Like many other obscure federal laws, the Graves Amendment is completely meaningless unless you are in a certain situation. That situation is a vehicle collision which involves a U-Haul truck, Enterprise car, or other rented vehicle. Typically, when drivers in borrowed vehicles cause crashes, the vehicle owners could be responsible for damages, under the negligent

The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By |2020-01-09T07:08:50-08:00January 9th, 2020|Car Accidents|

Most vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” In fact, human error causes about 95 percent of these incidents. Frequently, the error occurs before the tortfeasor (negligent driver) even gets behind the wheel. Since driving impairment usually involves the intentional disregard of other peoples’ safety, a Brandon car accident attorney can normally obtain substantial compensation in these

Top Three Traffic Tickets in Hillsborough County

By |2019-10-25T07:49:35-07:00October 25th, 2019|Car Accidents|

Most vehicle collisions are not unavoidable accidents. In fact, driver error causes over 90 percent of all the car crashes in Florida. Many times, driver impairment, such as substance use or fatigue, causes these crashes. Other times, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) committed an operational error. The more common ones are outlined below. Legally, tortfeasors who

What Happens if the Other Driver is Under-Insured?

By |2019-09-23T10:16:55-07:00September 27th, 2019|Car Accidents|

This question comes up often, especially in catastrophic injury cases. For example, the medical bills and associated expenses in spine injury cases could be more than $1 million in the first year and close to $5 million over the course of a lifetime. Most tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not have nearly enough insurance coverage to

What is an Event Data Recorder and Why is it Important?

By |2019-05-29T10:46:36-07:00May 31st, 2019|Car Accidents|

Traditional evidence, like witness statements and the police accident report, can be important building blocks in most negligence cases. But there are problems with these tried-and-true proof methods. For example, witnesses are sometimes biased or incompetent. These strong-sounding words simply mean that their testimony is not always 100 percent accurate, even if their intentions are

Florida’s Get-Tough Distracted Driving Ban Moves Forward

By |2019-04-11T13:14:23-07:00April 19th, 2019|Car Accidents|

Proposed legislation which would ban most forms of distracted driving, and give police officers new enforcement tools, cleared an important hurdle in the State Senate. Sen. Wilton Simpson (R-Homosassa Springs) urged his fellow lawmakers to approve the bill, since “we’ve had record numbers of deaths in this state by distracted driving.” The proposal would apply