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Prime Causes of Florida Accidents

2019-04-24T02:15:24+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you paying full attention to the road every time that you drive? When it comes to being on the road and being distracted, the state of Florida is attempting to do something about it, although there are obstacles. Florida stopped a texting while driving bill from going through recently that would've dealt with texting while driving, changing it over from secondary status over to 'primary offense' instead. Stopping it was mainly motivated by concerns over whether it would inadvertently make profiling based on race even more possible thanks to it giving a seemingly valid reason for cops to pull over people even if they didn't commit a traffic infraction. This is an admirable thing to do, and it illustrates precisely why legislation regarding a variety of topics can be so complicated. However, [...]

Dealing with Chest Pains After An Accident

2019-04-10T04:47:21+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , |

When it comes to being in an auto accident, are chest pains a bad thing to experience? They could be. When involved in any physical car accident, you are susceptible to getting injuries that are visible and also not. You may have injuries that even you may not be aware about because they are internal and functioning on a sort of invisible level, even though they are very real. Some people in an accident have cuts, burns, or other visible injuries like lacerations or broken bones. While emergency or first response workers may see those injuries and be able to rush individuals to be treated, the injuries that are not quite so visible and obvious may escape notice. Injuries may not be so visible at first. Then hours later, days later, even a [...]

What Should You Do If You Were in a Crash While Pregnant?

2019-03-27T05:20:16+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you are pregnant, you know there is nothing more terrifying than the idea of being in a serious accident when you are expecting. An expecting mother in an auto accident can have a lot to be concerned about for herself and for her baby. Many accident victims worry that being in a crash could negatively impact their pregnancy or cause the baby to have injuries or even die. Unfortunately they may have reason to worry, with five thousand fetal deaths are estimated to occur due to accidents annually. Pregnant and Driving Concerns Being in an accident alone may not cause fetal death. However, if you are pregnant, you should be aware of how different injuries or complications could come up from an accident. These could include: Abdominal Pain- Could signal internal bleeding [...]

Can a Dash Cam Help You Following an Accident?

2019-03-13T03:47:30+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Florida Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

People in Florida are turning to video as a way to capture what happened in their car accident. Dash cams are increasing in popularity as a small investment can pay off when you need evidence to back you up in a lawsuit or insurance claim. Dash cams are a small-sized video camera that can be mounted to the windshield or the dashboard. The majority of cameras record what is going on in the vehicle's front area and will record once a vehicle's in gear. Advanced models may also be capable of recording interior video/audio, rear facing video, rear view display, or even streaming on the Internet. When considering a dash cam for your vehicle, remember that the video will capture everything regardless of who is at fault. However, knowing that does give you incentive [...]

Driving and Using Hands-Free Devices

2019-02-26T02:05:31+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are using hands-free devices while driving safer than using a phone held by hand? You may be saying yes, and a number of drivers in the United States might agree with you. 80% of polled drivers thought using this type of device would be safer than using a phone held by hand, but studies have shown that this belief just isn't backed up by the facts. While it makes sense why a hands-free device would seem to allow you more focus and more control while driving, these devices still contribute to a percentage of crashes on the road. 24% of call crashes that involve conversations on cell phones, according to the NSC. Research suggests that a hands-free version might even be more distracting than driving intoxicated. Any type of hands-free device can cause [...]

Top Injuries Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

2019-02-11T06:19:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , , , , , |

How often do injuries caused by medical malpractice occur, and what are the top injuries that are usually sustained? A hospital in Florida made headlines in 1995 for a case of malpractice where a healthy leg was taken off. A series of errors led to this happening, but the surgeon had his license suspended while the hospital lost accreditation temporarily. The claim settled for $1.5 million and hospitals all over the nation decided to put new procedures into place so that they would not make the same mistake. Top Injuries Associated with Malpractice Claims The leading injury that people sue over for malpractice is death. Making up 26%, this is the top injury sustained. Coming in second is having a major physical injury to the brain and spine at 15%. Following that up with [...]

Texting and Proving Fault In Accidents

2019-01-30T05:52:19+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In many states, texting while you are operating a motor vehicle is not only illegal but a crime too. Even though there are rules set in place warning against it, using a phone or texting while driving is something that many people still choose to do, regardless of the risk. Some may not believe that any harm will come of a quick glance at the phone screen or a quick text reply. However, it's a belief that does not stand up to the hard truth of reality. Within the course of five seconds of motion, your vehicle can cover several yards. Whether you fail to notice the car in front of you stopping or drift towards the side or center of the road, just a few seconds of averted focus can result in [...]

Common Medical Errors That Lead to Lawsuits

2019-01-01T04:23:17+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , |

We rely on medical professionals to treat us when we go to a clinic, hospital, or office. While most of the time these professionals live up to the name, there are times when errors are caused by negligence or even bad intent. When a nurse, doctor, or other medical practitioner does not provide the expected standard of care and it results in errors, that could be a case for going to court for malpractice. Errors happen frequently, some more often than others. Mistakes do not always equate to malpractice. Neither does a death or an injury or bad result a lawsuit make. Even if patients or family are not happy with the outcome of what happens, legally, malpractice in the medical field is defined as involving negligence on the part of one or [...]

Why Do DUI Accidents Increase During the Holiday Season?

2018-12-11T19:37:00+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, DUI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

December is always a top month for auto accidents to occur. While crashes happen every day, the holiday season always seems to see an increase in not only accidents but DUI accidents as well. When it comes to the holiday season, your mind may be on spirits as opposed to crashes caused by them. However, there is no question that December is at the top of the list for months with car crashes-- particularly those caused by intoxicated drivers. While this is true in all states, Florida has seen a significant increase in car accidents over the holiday season in recent years. During the years of 2015 and 2016, the state of Florida saw an estimated 34,000 car crashes during the month of December (68,000 if you put them together). That's a significant [...]

Talking to a Lawyer When You’ve Been in An Accident

2018-11-24T22:30:02+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Have you or has someone that you know been in a car accident recently? It is quite unfortunate to be in an accident of any kind. However, auto accidents really do happen on a regular basis. Hopefully you or anyone you know have been through that. It may be you and you may be wondering what you should do now that you have been in an accident. The first thing that you should do is talk to a doctor or a medical professional. Go get treatment and be sure that your injuries if any have been identified. Then the next thing that you should do is speak to a lawyer. A quick consultation can tell you a lot about what you need to do and what your options are. Talking to a lawyer [...]