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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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Using Cell Phone Data to Prove Distracted Driving

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Tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a car accident last year that fatally injured the other driver’s husband. That woman’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams, claiming that her negligence caused the accident. Specifically, they claim she was distracted by her cell phone when the crash happened. A judge recently ruled… Read More »

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Recognizing Delayed Accident Injuries

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Car collisions typically generate a lot of force, whether they involve minor fender-benders or a high-speed accident. “Minor” collisions are particularly problematic when it comes to recognizing personal injuries. People who think the accident is no big deal might not recognize injury symptoms right away. Sometimes it’s obvious when you’ve been injured — fractures… Read More »

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Suing Lyft for Negligent Hiring and Retention

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A female Lyft customer recently filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing company and one of its drivers, claiming that 61-year-old David Glen McNeill sexually assaulted her and that the company was negligent in dealing with him. In March 2017, McNeill picked the woman up in Orlando. She was partially naked and unconscious in the… Read More »

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The Dangers of Left-Lane Driving

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Driving too slowly in the left lane is often just as dangerous as driving too fast. That’s why Florida law generally requires slower drivers to keep to the right and designates the left lane for passing purposes only. There are many problems associated with left-lane driving. According to Expedia’s 2016 road rage report, hogging… Read More »

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Social Liability for Alcohol-Related Injuries and Deaths

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In September 2017, Spencer Hight got drunk and then walked into his estranged wife’s house in Plano, Texas, where a group of people were watching football. He killed eight people before being taken down by police. The families of three of the victims recently filed a lawsuit against the bar that Hight patronized twice… Read More »

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Seeking Compensation after a Hit-and-Run Accident

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Almost one-quarter of all car crashes in Florida involve a hit-and-run, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In fact, hit-and-run accidents are on the rise across the country, with Florida among the top-three worst states for hit-and-runs, according to a AAA study. Four years ago, Florida increased the penalties… Read More »

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Your PIP Insurance Policy and the 14-Day Rule

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Because Florida is a no-fault state, your auto insurance company must provide coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses whenever you are injured in a car accident. That coverage is limited by the terms of your insurance policy, but the minimum coverage that you must purchase is $10,000. (Note that… Read More »

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PIP Repeal Efforts Fail Again

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The latest attempt to repeal the state’s no-fault car insurance system recently died in a Senate subcommittee. Florida is one of only two states that doesn’t require car owners to purchase bodily injury and property damage coverage. Lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully for years to replace the personal injury protection (PIP) system with a requirement… Read More »

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The Safety Risks of Texting and Driving

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Texting while driving may be looked upon years in the future as the new “drunk driving” of our era. So many people mistakenly view texting as an option when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. This mindset needs to be changed because we are losing so many people each year to deadly… Read More »

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Overview of Florida’s Comparative Negligence Standard

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Determining who was at fault is one of the most important issues in the aftermath of a serious auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, etc. It is important because determining who was at fault in an accident can greatly affect your compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. According to Florida law, in order to… Read More »

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