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

Electronic Evidence In Florida Car Crash Cases

By |2019-03-12T10:02:02-07:00March 15th, 2019|Car Accidents|

In negligence cases, the victim/plaintiff must establish liability by a preponderance of the evidence. This legal term means “more likely than not.” Because of the low burden of proof, and because so many cases settle out of court, many lawyers are not very diligent when it comes to collecting electronic evidence. But this kind of

Some Dos And Don’ts After A Florida Car Accident

By |2018-12-18T08:33:01-08:00December 19th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Dangerous roadways and natural disasters cause a handful of car crashes. But human error causes about 93 percent of the car wrecks in Florida. Many of these incidents involve excessive speed, improper lookout, and/or driver inattention. There’s often an underlying cause as well, such as alcohol impairment or fatigue. Damages in car wreck cases often

Transferred Responsibility Defenses In Florida Car Crash Claims

By |2018-11-26T10:50:33-08:00November 30th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

For as long as there have been negligence claims, insurance companies have tried to shift blame onto the victims. This trend began around 1900. As there were no federal safety standards at the time, many factories and cars were very dangerous. Defendants started calling job injuries and car crashes “accidents.” The word shifted focus away