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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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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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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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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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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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Car Crashes Leading Cause of Death Among U.S. Teens

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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. In 2015, 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 died in car accidents and more than 220,000 others were injured. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that means six teens died every… Read More »

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Accidents Involving Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

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A federal class action lawsuit in California involving a Florida plaintiff claims that the enhanced autopilot system in 47,000 Tesla S 90D electric sedans is dangerously defective. The Florida plaintiff is a man from Davie named John Kelner, who bought his Tesla in December 2016. According to the complaint, these cars veer out of… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Accidents in Miami

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Under Florida law, leaving the scene of a car accident that results in damage to a vehicle or other property, is a criminal offense. Moreover, the responsible driver can be found liable for damages if the accident results in injury or death and the victim (or the victim’s family) brings a personal injury or… Read More »

Beware: Drowsy Driving Accidents Increase in Numbers Each Year

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More and more car accidents in Orlando, FL are the result of sleeping drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 100,000 auto accidents are the result of a driver falling asleep behind the wheel each year. Those 100,000 accidents are the cause of approximately 1,500 deaths and over 70,000 injuries. The… Read More »

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