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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

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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 »


The Effect Failing to Wear a Seatbelt Can Have on a Personal Injury Claim

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At this point, most people understand that there is risk associated with failing to wear a seatbelt. For example, most of us know that in Florida, there is a law that requires drivers and passengers to wear a seat belt and that failing to do so is illegal and can lead to fines and… Read More »


Special Considerations For Liability in Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes

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Local 10 News recently reported that a 46-year-old man who was injured a week beforehand in a multi-vehicle accident in North Miami Beach has died from his injuries. He was one of nine people who were injured in a Thursday afternoon accident at an intersection. Surveillance video from the scene of the accident shows… Read More »


The Dangers of Running Stop Signs

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We have all approached a stop sign where we witnessed another driver who didn’t seem to come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection. And in fact, drivers seem to get away with it unscathed at times while we all know that running stop signs is illegal and doing so can have… Read More »


What You Should Do if You Are Involved in a Hit-and-Run Accident

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Local 10 News recently reported that one woman is dead and two other women were hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash. According to the Hialeah Police Department, the fatal crash occurred near an intersection in Hialeah at about 1 a.m. on a recent Friday. Authorities have also asserted that the damage to both cars involved… Read More »


What to Do if You Experience a Car Accident While Traveling This Holiday Season

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The Automobile Association of America (AAA) has reported that more than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home .The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations. This includes over 49 million travelers who will hit… Read More »


Liability When the Driver Of the Car is Not the Owner

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The News-Press recently reported that a 2003 silver Mercury Sable was involved in a minor collision without the knowledge of the car owner. Authorities have uncovered that the owner’s dog accidentally hit the shift gear into reverse causing the car to circle a cul-de-sac while concurrently leaving the owner locked out of the car…. Read More »

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