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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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Accidental Vehicle Submersions and What You Can Do to Help Avoid One

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We all know that driving holds a certain amount of risk. And we also know that much of our beautiful Sunshine State consists of natural bodies of water. However, the combination of driving and the water present by roadways throughout Florida can be a terrible one. A 2011 report published by the National Highway… Read More »

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A Heads Up About the Dangers of Heads-On Crashes

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All motor-vehicle accidents are potentially dangerous, but head-on collisions can have particularly tragic results. There is typically significant damage to both vehicles when two vehicles collide head-on. And in addition to the damage the vehicles incur, many head-on collisions also result in serious personal injuries. The Palm Beach Post recently reported that a 50-year-old… Read More »

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Why Cell Phones and Driving Don’t Mix and the Proposed Bill That Could Bring Legislative Changes Our Way

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These days, there is no question that cell phones are an important part of our everyday lives. After all, for most people, cameras, alarm clocks, and even computers have been replaced by the portable devices that we carry around and use to communicate in both our personal and professional lives. For this reason, it… Read More »

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How Miami-Dade County is Combating Rush-Hour Drivers Misplaced in Residential Neighborhoods With Traffic Calming

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According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County authorities and residents alike have noticed a growing issue in recent years. Traffic jams that used to be exclusive to highways and freeways can now be found in suburban areas throughout the city and the surrounding area. People who used to be able to peacefully run, walk… Read More »

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What You Should Do When a Collision With a Tractor Trailer Leads to Big Consequences

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Although all car accidents are unpleasant, a collision with a tractor trailer can be especially scary. After all, tractor trailers – also known as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and big rigs – tower over most of us as we are driving beside them. And statistics indicate that the size of these vehicle carries a very real… Read More »

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Staying Safe on the Road During the Holiday Season

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The beginning of the holiday season is here and this year, AAA predicts that nearly 54 million people – which is 2.5 million more than last year – will hit the roads and sky in traveling at least fifty miles from home. The overwhelming majority of these travelers, or 48.5 million of them, will… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Car Accidents and What Tampa Authorities Are Doing to Help Change Statistics

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Wrong-way driving is a significant cause of car accidents in Florida and can have serious implications. Fortunately, Tampa authorities are undertaking actions to help change this. The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that the Florida Department of Transportation has announced that it will be launching a pilot program on the Howard Franklin Bridge that… Read More »

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The Impact of Drowsy-Driving: More Can Happen than Simply Falling Asleep

By Pendas Law Firm |

Though we have all heard stories, you may think that you will never encounter a driver who is sleeping while driving. Or, as is even more likely, you may think you could never fall asleep while driving yourself. Unfortunately, statistics suggest that drowsy drivers are not uncommon. According to a report by the Governors… Read More »

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What You Should Do if You Encounter a Drunk Driver

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According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, a Florida man recently struck and killed an elderly man who was doing yard work. The intoxicated driver was driving a pickup truck off of Glenwood Avenue with a blood alcohol level that was two times the legal limit. In contrast to this tragic event,… Read More »

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Using Technology to Help Teens Form Safe Driving Habits

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As children evolve into teenagers, driving is a rite of passage that every teenager looks forward to. However, there is a dark aspect of this bright spot in every childhood. Here in America, teen motor vehicle crashes, unfortunately, lead the way among all teenage fatalities. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More »

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