Some Common Insurance Company Car Crash Defenses

2017-10-10T06:13:34-07:00October 13th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Despite what catchy commercial jingles may imply, an insurance company is not “on your side” if you are a car crash victim. These businesses make money by collecting large premiums and denying as many claims as possible, which is why the company is committed to minimum compensation for victims. In court, insurance company lawyers usually [...]

Vicarious Liability And Vehicle Leases

2017-08-31T09:43:10-07:00September 8th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Per the negligent entrustment rule, vehicle owners are liable for damages if they allow people to use their vehicles and those individuals negligently injure someone else. However, because of the Graves Amendment, this rule has limited applicability in commercial transactions, such as those that involve U-Haul and other moving truck rental cases. This issue is [...]

Drugged Driving Negligence Cases In Florida

2017-03-14T10:29:52-07:00February 16th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Because there is no BAC breath test for drug use, and because police officers rarely bother to obtain search warrants for blood draws, almost all drugged driving prosecutions are based on circumstantial evidence. For similar reasons, these cases are more difficult to win in civil court as well, largely because the negligence per se (negligence [...]

Rented Vehicles And Third Party Liability

2017-03-14T10:30:22-07:00February 10th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

One of the main reasons we file negligence lawsuits is to make the roads safer for everyone, and that is also one of the reasons third party (vicarious) liability is so important. Rented vehicles are a good example. If no one holds Enterprise, U-Haul, and other vehicle lessors responsible when they carelessly rent vehicles to [...]

Fatigued Driving In Florida

2017-03-14T10:30:42-07:00January 27th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

In Orlando alone, 60 percent of drivers admit they have operated a vehicle in the last twelve months even though they knew they were too fatigued to drive safely, and because this figure is self-reported, it is probably vastly understated. Nationwide, fatigue driving causes about one million vehicle collisions a year, and many of them [...]

Alcohol-Related Car Crashes In Orlando

2017-03-14T10:31:04-07:00January 5th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

It seems like light-years ago now, but back in the 1970s and 1980s, DUI laws were rather weak and sporadically enforced, and in fact, it wasn’t uncommon for police officers to release intoxicated motorists if they promised to drive straight home. Although we now live in a world of strict laws, ignition interlock devices, and [...]

Wasn’t This On The Late Show?

2016-10-12T11:46:57-07:00October 14th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

A large truck lost part of its load on an Orlando roadway, releasing an estimated one million bees into the surrounding area. Details remain sketchy about the single-vehicle accident that occurred near the intersection of State Road 46A and State Road 46 in Lake County. In the wake of the crash, fifty of the truck’s [...]

When Cars Become Deadly Weapons

2016-09-12T08:03:01-07:00September 16th, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

Police are looking for clues in a fatal aggressive driving incident that also involved a hit-and-run driver. Authorities state that 26-year-old Salman Khan and another unidentified driver collided near the intersection of Windhover Drive and Kirkman Road in west Orlando. For unknown reasons, Mr. Khan exited his vehicle after the non-injury wreck to confront the [...]

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