Some Dos And Don’ts After A Florida Car Accident

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

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

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, [...]

What Defenses Do Florida Insurance Companies Use In Car Crash Cases?

2018-06-22T04:33:18-07:00June 22nd, 2018|Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

Every year, car crashes seriously injure or disable over two million Americans. Nearly all of these incidents trigger some kind of legal proceeding. Contrary to the message in TV ads, the insurance company is not “on your side” in these proceedings. In fact, their lawyers use every means at their disposal to reduce or deny [...]

Why Is Vicarious Liability Important In Florida?

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 [...]

Some Recent News About Distracted Driving In Florida

2018-05-18T06:21:21-07:00May 18th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

A new study indicates that the distracted driving problem may be more serious than first believed, and that the solution may be multi-faceted. It seems that restrictive laws have an impact. The states with tougher cell phone laws, such as Montana and Idaho, had much lower crash statistics than states with weaker laws, such as [...]

Speed-Related Accidents In Florida: Causes And Effects

2018-05-08T09:34:02-07:00May 10th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Most of us speed much more often than we care to admit. If the road is flat, straight, and dry, the weather is clear, and the traffic is light, speeding is not particularly dangerous. But if even one of those “ifs” is not present, speed is often deadly. In fact, excessive velocity is a factor [...]

If A Rented Vehicle Hits Me, Who’s At Fault?

2018-03-07T10:51:46-08:00March 9th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Under the negligent entrustment rule, owners who lend their property to unqualified drivers are liable for the damages that these individuals cause. Persons without valid driver’s licenses, or who drive in violation of an eyeglasses requirement or other listed drivers’ license conditions, are unqualified as a matter of law. People with bad driving records may [...]

Momentum Builds For Stronger Distracted Driving Laws In Florida

2018-02-26T09:46:40-08:00March 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Some lawmakers are worried about the possible consequences of distracted driving from the four-legged friends that often ride unrestrained in passenger vehicles. Currently, Hawaii is the only state that bans unrestrained animals, and so far this year, peace officers have only issues thirteen citations for violating the law. But a number of states are considering [...]

Four Common Car Crash Causes In Florida

2018-01-30T09:52:37-08:00February 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Driver error causes roughly 95 percent of the car accidents in Florida, whether the cause is direct, such as running a stop light, or indirect, such as failing to slow down sufficiently on a wet road. Moreover, sometimes the error is a simple mistake and sometimes the error is negligence. Victims may obtain damages only [...]

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