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Monthly Archives: January 2020


The Dangers of Nighttime Accidents

By Pendas Law Firm |

Local 10 News has reported that a 24-year-old man and his 19-year-old girlfriend were killed in Margate in a recent nighttime car accident. The crash took place at approximately 1 a.m. when the young man’s Honda Civic veered off the road and slammed into a tree, splitting the vehicle in half. Both occupants of… Read More »


Happy New Year! Texting and Driving Tickets Are Here

By Pendas Law Firm |

The Miami Herald recently reported that Florida Highway Patrol troopers and other law enforcement agencies are now ticketing drivers who are caught texting and driving. As of Jan. 1, 2020, drivers who are caught texting while driving will receive a ticket instead of a warning. The tickets are the final phase of a new… Read More »


Safety Tips for Good Samaritans

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Local 10 News recently reported that a Good Samaritan died trying to help a driver in a fiery wreck. The 63-year-old man reportedly stopped to help put out a fire following a fiery crash on a recent Friday afternoon. A short time later, the man went into cardiac arrest. Sadly, both he and the… Read More »


Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

By Pendas Law Firm |

There is a lot of uncertainty in the aftermath of a personal injury especially when dealing with unexpected injuries. Additionally, personal injury claims can be complicated. This is heightened by the fact that personal injury law is widely misunderstood. Therefore, today we are attempting to clarify some common misconceptions about personal injury claims. Minor… Read More »


Helping Teenagers Avoid Road Rage Confrontations

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Local 10 News recently reported that a 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident involving a teenage girl. The arrest came weeks after the man reportedly blocked off the teenage girl’s car with his Nissan Xterra and punched one of the rear-view mirrors of her vehicle, breaking it in… Read More »


The Implications of Speeding

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There probably isn’t a driver on the road who hasn’t heard at one point or another that traveling above the speed limit is an easy way to cause a car accident. Whether exceeding the posted speed limit or simply driving too fast for current road conditions, speeding can have serious implications. This behavior is… Read More »


Understanding Your Next Steps After a Car Accident

By Pendas Law Firm |

When you get in your car to drive to work, drop your child off at daycare, or rush to school for a class, you are probably not thinking about getting into an accident. But unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence here in the Sunshine State. And sadly, many of the almost 400,000 car… Read More »


The Role of a Directed Verdict in Car Accident Cases

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In some car accident cases, a party believes the evidence is so strongly in his or her favor that they pursue a motion for a directed verdict against the opposing party. If granted, the judge will then order the jury to return a verdict for the party that requested the directed verdict. A directed… Read More »


The Tragedies That Can Occur While a Student is Walking to the Bus Stop

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Transporting students to and from school safely on school buses is obviously an important priority for everyone from school transportation directors to school bus drivers to parents. After all, statistics suggest that well over half of the millions of students enrolled in public K-12 schools are bused to school. Before students can be transported,… Read More »


Proving a Driver Was Distracted After an Accident

By Pendas Law Firm |

We all know that distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. However, there is probably no one on the road who hasn’t looked into another vehicle at some point and seen a driver doing something that looked like a ticking time bomb for causing an accident. Unfortunately, this kind of behavior can lead to injuries that… Read More »

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