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Parents’ Liability in Accidents Involving a Minor Driver

By Jay Butchko |

The risk of car accidents is higher for teenagers than any other age group. In 2017, 3,255 teen drivers were involved in fatal car accidents in the United States. In 2013 only, 371,645 people were injured and 2,927 died as a consequence of car accidents involving a teen driver. This includes drivers, passengers, and… Read More »

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Complications of Multi-Vehicle Collisions

By Jay Butchko |

Whether an impact from a traffic collision involves a single vehicle or half a dozen, the injuries that victims sustain can be substantial. With multi-vehicle collisions, however, the chances of being injured rise substantially compared to a single-vehicle crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40 percent of fatal crashes are multi-vehicle… Read More »

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Is Subpoenaing Cell Phone Records Necessary?

By Jay Butchko |

Driving and Cell Phone Use Laws in Florida Drivers, law-makers, and anyone with common sense has known that driving while talking or texting on the phone is dangerous. Anything that requires that a driver looks away from the road, or take their hands off the wheel to dial or text increases the chances of… Read More »

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The Top Reasons Why Victims of Car Accidents Need an Attorney

By Jay Butchko |

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… Read More »

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How to Handle a Parking Lot Accident

By Jay Butchko |

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… Read More »

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Accidents Involving Teen Drivers

By Jay Butchko |

A majority of drivers end up in at least one accident throughout the course of their lives. Newly licensed drivers, especially those in their teenage years, are more prone to accidents. Teens just lack comprehensive experience driving and are more likely to make mistakes. Car accidents are the number one cause of death, as… Read More »

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Car Accidents and Injuries in The Villages and Ocala

By Gordon Glover |

An Increase in Traffic Accidents in Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties Data from the Florida Integrated Report Exchange System show that the number of traffic accidents in The Villages and Ocala areas is increasing. In fact, in the past three years, the number of total accidents and injuries has increased in Lake, Marion, and… Read More »

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Avoiding a Florida Golf Cart Accident

By Gordon Glover |

The fatal golf cart crash that occurred in December, 2016, in Pasco County, highlighted the serious, growing problem of golf cart accidents in Florida.  In this particular case, a Jeep Cherokee and a golf cart were traveling in the same direction on a dark, unmarked road.  The Jeep hit the rear of the golf… Read More »

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Truck Accidents throughout the U.S., Florida and the Counties of North Central Florida

By Gordon Glover |

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2015, large trucks were involved in 3,598 fatal crashes across the U.S., resulting in 4,067 deaths.  While the number of fatal crashes has decreased by 22% since 2005, it has, with the exception of 2014, increased steadily since 2009, as shown in the chart below…. Read More »

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Increase in Large Truck Accidents

By Gordon Glover |

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, large trucks accounted for 3,964 fatalities in 2013.  That is the fourth straight jump in annual large truck-involved fatalities, dating back to 2009. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that the top ten most common factors causing these accidents are fatigue, brake problems, distractions, traffic… Read More »

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