Car Accidents

Street Racing Accident Liability

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A deadly trend is taking over the streets of Miami-Dade. While street racing is nothing new, the popularity and frequency of accidents seem to be picking up speed. Drivers are…

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NHTSA Opens Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot Crashes

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on August 16 that it opened a formal safety investigation into Tesla driver assistance system Autopilot. Since that announcement, regulators have identified…

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How is a Car Accident Settlement Negotiated?

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An accident settlement occurs when there is an accident and the parties involved in the occurrence reach an agreement outside of the court system. Further, the injured party agrees not…

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partially at fault car accident miami

Winning a Car Accident Lawsuit if You Were Partially At-Fault

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Most car accidents are not so cut and dry. There is often no clear understanding of which individual is at fault. In fact, some drivers find themselves in a position…

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I was Involved in a Car Accident. Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

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After a serious accident, victims may face difficulties and hardships such as medical bills and the inability to work. Hiring a lawyer to handle their personal injury claim at this…

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Major Change to Florida Car Insurance

Major Change to Florida Car Insurance Requirements Close to Becoming Law

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On the last day of the 2021 legislative session, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that would make major changes to the state’s auto insurance system. If Governor Ron Desantis signs…

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What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

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The average driver will file a car accident claim once every 17.9 years, according to car insurance industry estimates. Meaning, the chance of experiencing a collision during your lifetime is…

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Car Accident Caused by a Blown Tire. Who is at Fault

Car Accident Caused by a Blown Tire. Who is at Fault?

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Car accidents caused by a blown tire can be both dangerous and frightening.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 738 total motor vehicle traffic fatalities…

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Impaired Driving Crash Fatalities Drop in 2020

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There were 746 fatalities from crashes on Florida roads involving impaired drivers in 2020, a decrease of more than 33% from 2019, according to the latest information from the Florida…

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I Was the Passenger in a Car Accident and Was Injured. Can I Sue

I Was the Passenger in a Car Accident and Was Injured. Can I Sue?

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A passenger in a car that was involved in an accident may have the right to recover compensation in Florida. For example, the passenger may be able to recover damages…

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5 Family Driving Resolutions for 2021

5 Family Driving Resolutions for 2021

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As we close out December, we are thinking about ways we can improve and continue to put family first in the coming year. Safety is a collective effort and one…

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3 Ways to Prevent Holiday Drunk Driving

3 Ways to Prevent Holiday Drunk Driving

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December is a month marked with celebrations and social occasions, even as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. While we may have less on our calendars than in previous years, we…

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New Technology Improving Car Safety

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If you bought a new car in the past decade, you may rely on several built-in safety features you may not think twice about while driving around town, like antilock…

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texting and driving

How to Use Apps to Stop Texting and Driving

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Florida’s texting and driving law went into effect just over a year ago. Since then, authorities have issued 3,842 citations issued for distracted driving. The texting and driving law gives…

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hit and run accident

What Should You Do After a Hit and Run Accident?

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Oftentimes, we think of car accidents as being resolved mutually, however that is not always the case. In the state of Florida, 25% of car accidents are hit and runs.…

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How to Avoid Holiday Season Auto Accidents

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During the holiday season, it is common for the number of auto accidents to increase compared to other times of the year. With an influx of tourists, endless festivities, and…

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What Do I Do After a Car Accident?

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What do I do after a car accident? This is a common question in the moments following a crash. Whether the incident was your fault or not, auto accidents can…

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New Florida Law Allows Fully Autonomous Vehicles

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There was once a time when the idea of driverless cars was a far-off notion. Now, that idea is a reality. As of July 2019, Florida law allows fully driverless…

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