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Category Archives: Car Accident

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Can Heads Up Displays Prevent Distracted Driving?

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Trying to navigate while driving is an inexact science, no matter which tools you use.  Anyone below the age of 30 would probably panic if they saw someone trying to read a road atlas while driving.  The pages are so unwieldy and the print is so tiny that even having a front passenger unfolding… Read More »

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Driving Under The Influence Of Inhalants Leads To Deadly Collisions In Florida

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Legal and marginally legal drugs are just as bad as illegal ones when you are behind the wheel of a car.  Drunk driving greatly increases the risk of causing a fatal car accident, and so does driving under the influence of inhalants.  In fact, Florida news headlines from the last several years have shown… Read More »

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Dram Shop Liability: When Is Drunk Driving The Bartender’s Fault?

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Everyone knows that it is irresponsible to drink and drive, but whose responsibility is it to prevent drunk driving?  Various official policies and social norms aim to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road at any given time.  State laws impose criminal penalties for driving when one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is… Read More »

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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s Guide To Commercial Driver’s Licenses

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If you have had your Florida driver’s license for a long time, then all the hurdles you had to jump over to get your driver’s license may be a distant memory, but there were several.  First, you had to attend a six-hour class on traffic safety, and then you had to pass a written… Read More »

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Three Things The Car Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know

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Car insurance companies are typically known for their catchy slogans and interesting mascot choices. Statistics indicate these insurance companies spend millions of dollars on advertising annually. The many commercials that flash across our television screens on a regular basis can give the impression that these companies have your back and your best interest at… Read More »

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Safety Tips For Motorcycle Riders

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April showers have given way to May flowers and with them, the beginning of seemingly endless summer Florida sunshine that motorcyclists love to take advantage of this time of year. However, all the beautiful sunshine doesn’t mean that this popular recreational activity comes without risk. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and there… Read More »

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Preventing Distracted Driving Accidents

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Distracted driving is unfortunately one of the most significant issues in the nation these days and is also one of the main causes of collisions. In 2019 alone, distracted driving claimed more than 3,100 lives. Further, even when these accidents aren’t fatal, that doesn’t mean they aren’t serious. Upwards of 1,000 people are injured… Read More »

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Why Driving While “Tipsy” Isn’t A Good Idea

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While the difference between “tipsy” and “drunk” isn’t officially defined anywhere, most adults are likely aware that there is a spectrum when it comes to alcohol consumption and how much it affects the person drinking it. Exactly where this line is varies between individuals and depends on factors such as the person’s alcohol tolerance… Read More »

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How To React If You Encounter A Difficult Driver After A Car Accident

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Car accidents happen in this country more often than they should. Approximately six million car accidents occur every day. And unfortunately, statistics indicate that a sizable amount of these collisions lead to someone losing their life. For example, 38,800 people were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019. Sadly, if you… Read More »

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A Growing Threat in Distracted Driving: Anti-Drunk Driving Interlock Devices

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According to the results of a new investigation, there is a new culprit behind car accidents: Anti-drunk interlock devices. Although intended to prevent drunk driving, because of the way that they work, they are actually now causing distracted driving accidents. The issue is linked to what’s known as the “rolling retest:” People who can… Read More »

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