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The Top Reasons Why Victims of Car Accidents Need an Attorney

Getting into a car accident can be an extremely emotional and frightening ordeal. The State of Florida has a no-fault car insurance system in place. Thus, when injuries occur in the event of a crash, each driver is responsible for filing an insurance claim against their own policy. It is absolutely essential that any possible mistakes with your accident claim are avoided, and that it is managed properly from the beginning. Nevertheless, most people lack proper knowledge of the law and can greatly benefit from the help of an attorney.  The Benefits of Hiring an Attorney to Manage Your Accident Claim Hiring...

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Construction Zone Accidents

When many people imagine construction accidents, they may think about construction workers falling from high buildings or getting crushed by big steel beams. Many people do not grasp the hazards that construction workers on roads and highways are forced to confront on a daily basis. Gravely deteriorated roads and highways present a big danger to all drivers. Roadway construction and repairs are critical to fix bad road conditions and upkeep them. Indeed, vehicles driving through construction zones often endanger the safety of construction workers. Construction workers often post signs to warn oncoming drivers of pending construction undertakings on roads. Depending on...

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Preventing Boating Accidents

Throughout the year many people in Florida enjoy relaxing and cooling off by spending a day on their boats. Boaters can have a good time and an opportunity to spend time with their loved ones in the waters of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or even the Caribbean Sea. Regrettably, boats can be extremely dangerous, sometimes leading to serious injuries, drowning or even death. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2017, there were 723 recreational boating accidents in Florida, resulting in 66 deaths. Duties of Boaters in Florida  The “Rules of the Nautical Road” were created to assist boaters as...

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Head-On Truck Accidents

Head-on truck accidents in Florida involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial trucks commonly have tremendous long-lasting effects on the lives of victims. In 2015, almost 30% of fatalities in occupants of passenger vehicles resulted from head-on crashes with large trucks, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  What Makes Head-On Truck Collisions So Deadly? Throughout the U.S. truck drivers completely dominate highways and roads with little consideration for smaller vehicles. Large truck drivers commonly speed and overload their trucks. Some truck drivers are forced to travel considerable distances and work extended hours. Even the largest passenger vehicles are...

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Rear-End Motorcycle Accidents

A rear-end crash between a car and a motorcycle can be a lot more severe than one consisting of two cars. Rear-end accidents with two cars are usually at low speeds and only minor damage occurs. The main difference between car rear-end accidents and a car hitting a motorcycle from behind, has to do with the bikers bearing little to no protection. Forceful collisions from the rear give the bikers no opportunity to make ready or prevent the crash. Rear-end motorcycle accidents are one of the deadliest types, because they can result in the rider being thrown from his or her...

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Blind-Spot Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle crashes commonly result in catastrophic injuries and in the most severe cases even death for riders. Motorcycle accidents involving the blind spots of other vehicles are one of the most frequently occurring types. When bikers ride in other the blind spots of other vehicles, it can be difficult for the driver to notice the biker. Unfortunately, too many motorcycle crashes happen from drivers forgetting to look in their blind spots. Methods to Identify Blind Spots Although most motorcycles do not have any blind spots, a majority of other vehicles have at least several blind spots. Tractor-trailers and other large trucks have numerous...

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U-Haul Accidents

Moving season typically lasts during the summer, when the weather is nice. As more Florida residents move into new houses and apartments there is an increase in the number of U-Haul rentals throughout the state. While U-Hauls might make moving easier, the moving trucks also generate a danger to other cars and trucks on the road. Inexperienced drivers driving large U-Haul trucks is a disaster waiting to happen. U-Haul crashes leave victims badly injured or even dead. The Danger of U-Hauls Driving U-Hauls is much different than driving an ordinary vehicle. U-hauls are much bigger than other vehicles and have the ability to...

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Preventing Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Riding motorcycles in Florida can be a very fun activity. The state is one of the highest ranked for motorcyclists. From riding along the gator infested swamps in the Everglades to the bright city lights in Miami, there are so many beautiful sites to see. The warm weather makes for perfect riding condition all year long. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are the most accident-prone motorists in the U.S. While motorcyclists only make up roughly 3% of registered vehicles, they are involved in 11% of all crashes. To make matters worse, motorcyclists are twenty-eight times more likely to die in a crash. In 2017 alone,...

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How to Handle a Parking Lot Accident

Almost everyone drives through a parking lot once or more per day. Parking lots have a huge role in day-to-day life. Although parking lots may not give the impression hazardous, due to lower speed limits and not as many cars, the larger concentration of people on foot and higher concentration of cars in a moderately confined space create a hotbed for car accidents. About one-in-five car accidents occurs inside a parking lot. These accidents are particularly dangerous when pedestrians or cyclists are struck. How to Prevent Being Involved in a Parking Lot Accident  Drivers tend to cross into empty rows, ignore speed limits...

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Although property managers and commercial business owners are required by law to maintain the safety of their premises, some fail to live up to this obligation. Every year, over one million people go to the emergency room because of slip and fall injuries. Slip and fall accidents often have unfortunate consequences, especially when the victims are small children or fragile elderly people. Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents  No slip and fall accident will happen with the same set of circumstances or in the same exact manner. There are many different causes that could result in this type of accident. Some victims...

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