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 [...]

Common Insurance Company Defenses In Florida Car Wreck Cases

By |2018-09-17T09:35:39-07:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

In Florida, human error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes. Momentary lapses cause a few of these wrecks. A few others happen because the driver was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the vast majority involve either negligence, which is a lack of ordinary care, or negligence per se, [...]

Obtaining Damages In Florida Alcohol-Related Collisions

By |2018-08-14T10:08:31-07:00August 17th, 2018|Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Today’s police officers and prosecutors have more tools than ever before with which to catch and convict “drunk drivers.” Yet alcohol is still directly responsible for about a third of the fatal car crashes in the Sunshine State. Alcohol is a depressant that causes unnatural relaxation by slowing motor skills. This substance also gives people [...]

Why Is Vicarious Liability Important In Florida?

By |2018-06-06T07:25:22-07:00June 8th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

The Sunshine State has the highest number of uninsured drivers in the country. Over a fourth of Floridians have no auto insurance at all. Moreover, Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum in the country. So, thousands of other drivers in the state are dangerously underinsured. When these individuals cause accidents, there may [...]