Are Our Smart Devices Interfering With Our Safe Driving?

2020-09-24T00:31:34+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

A common consensus amongst road safety experts is that the increasing proliferation of smart devices among drivers is mostly distractive and affects safe driving. Funny enough, all the problems caused by these smart devices can also be solved by other smarter devices.    The Extent of The Tech-Fueled Distracted Driving Problem  Distracted driving is an increasingly common cause of accidents on American highways which has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries over the recent past. Indeed, if you go to any highway - major or minor - across the country, and look closely at the traffic, you will note one or two drivers either talking over their phone, texting, or listening to music or podcasts over their car's 'infotainment' system, all while driving.  The use of navigation systems, like Google Maps and GPS [...]

What To Do To Increase My Chances of Receiving Fair Compensation After a Car Accident

2020-09-08T08:21:16+00:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

Talking to a car accident attorney can significantly boost your chances of obtaining fair compensation for injuries and damages caused after a motor vehicle accident.  A lawyer does more than just fight to protect your legal rights. He or she will gather and evaluate all available information and then advise you on how to avoid blunders that could possibly harm your case. Here are the dos and don’ts of car accident claims:   REPORT THE ACCIDENT IMMEDIATELY You should report the accident to the correct authorities as soon as possible. In most cases, the police will respond to the accident almost instantly. However, if the law enforcers do not come in time, you have to self-report by calling 911 immediately. Avoid exchanging information with other drivers involved unless you are asked to do [...]

Is a DUI Conviction Enough to Prove the Drunk Driver is at Fault?

2020-08-01T00:00:25+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: DUI|Tags: , , , , |

Although there is a common perception that a DUI conviction is proof of fault in the event of an accident, this is not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, negligence on the part of a driver must be proved beyond reasonable doubt in order for them to be held liable by law.  Unsurprisingly, a driver can be slapped with a DUI conviction for an accident that was caused by someone else. The role of a car accident attorney, therefore, is to carefully scrutinize the facts to determine who is at fault. How is Liability for a Car Accident Determined? Just because an individual is careless or reckless at driving doesn’t automatically mean they are at fault in the event of a collision. A car crash can be caused by a number [...]

Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

2020-07-10T21:11:54+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

The outcome of a personal injury lawsuit is dependent on many different factors, which can only be analyzed on a case to case basis. On a general level, how long a case takes to conclude is largely dependent on the nature and extent of injuries and the relationship between concerned parties. On a more specific note, here are a couple of steps to take to ensure that the timeline of your personal injury lawsuit remains consistent and streamlined throughout. Seek Medical Assistance As soon as you get out of an accident scene, find a way to get to the hospital for treatment, even if you are not under any pain at the moment. An appointment with the doctor is key to having your injuries documented (which will help in the event of trial), [...]

What Should I Do If I Was Hurt in an Uber Accident?

2020-06-26T20:14:47+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Uber is one of the most popular ridesharing companies, if the current stats are anything to go by. The company has over 4 million drivers operating in 700 cities, with a customer base of approximately 103 million users. With the rising popularity of rideshare services, it is no surprise that accidents involving Uber drivers are on the increase. In case you are hurt in an Uber accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately after seeking medical attention. The attorney will help determine whether you are entitled to compensation for damages or injuries. Urgent Action to Take After an Uber Accident Uber accidents are no different from any other accidents. Even though you are a passenger, it is important to report an accident immediately after it occurs.  Most Uber drivers are always [...]

Should I File a Police Report After an Accident?

2020-05-27T08:29:49+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

A car accident can happen at any moment. When it happens, it can be one of the most devastating experiences of your life. According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), a car crash is reported about every minute. This is according to the department's 2018 statistical data. The data also shows that about 250,000 people were injured through traffic accidents in 2018 alone. Although most of the accidents were minor, some are severe and can lead to life long disability or fatality.    Should I File a Police Report? You should file a police report as soon as possible, regardless of who was at fault. There are several reasons for filing a police report immediately. First, the report is the only official document that will prove that the accident occurred. This report [...]

How Safe are Teenage Drivers? 

2020-04-13T18:00:11+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , |

Each year, the number of teenage drivers on the roads increases exponentially. While this allows teenagers to enjoy more freedom and autonomy, it also poses serious safety risks both to the young drivers as well as other road users.  According to statistics by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle-related accidents are the primary cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Every year, car crashes account for over 2000 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of teens incur serious injuries. These shocking statistics undoubtedly reveal how road safety is still a major problem for teenage drivers in the US.   What are Some of the Causes of Teenage Driving Accidents? Reports by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicate that nearly 57% of teen-related motor vehicle accidents directly result from distracted [...]

Do I Have to Wear a Seat Belt?

2020-03-10T08:01:23+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

While the number of deaths and injuries arising from car accidents has significantly reduced over the years, there are still thousands of people who lose their lives every year. In the past, the leading cause of road accidents was poor vehicle safety features, but that’s not the case anymore. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), half the people who die from road crashes each year don’t have any safety restraints at the time of the accident. To put it in context, the number of reported deaths from motor vehicle accidents in 2018 was 33,654. Out of these deaths, 14,990 lives could have been saved by simply wearing seat belts!    Laws on Wearing Seat Belts Like every other state, Florida has comprehensive seat belt safety laws geared towards protecting the [...]

Does It Hurt My Case if I Delay Seeing a Doctor After an Accident?

2020-02-18T02:14:45+00:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Car accidents are always on the horizon for every driver, no matter how careful one may be. One minute you can be cruising the highway at the recommended speed, and the next minute you are in a hospital ward surrounded by your family members. It is therefore essential to know your options, as well as your legal obligations in case you're involved in a car accident. So Why Should you Seek Medical Help Immediately After an Accident? Not all road accidents result in fatal injuries. When you get away with a few cuts and bruises, you will probably be tempted to buy some painkillers instead of going all the way to the hospital. However, it is in your best interest to visit a doctor immediately after coming out of the accident. For one, [...]

What is Distracted Driving?

2020-02-11T03:37:44+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , |

We live in an age where people just can't keep their phones down, even when on the road! Despite having fewer road accidents compared to the past - thanks to advanced and responsive vehicle safety features - distracted driving still poses a huge threat to all road users. So why is it a major concern? Distracted Driving: The Statistics The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 9 people lose their lives every day, while over 1,000 sustain injuries from accidents arising from distracted driving. Worryingly, due to increased smartphone penetration, these numbers are only set to rise, as many drivers can't seem to keep their phones down when driving.   Types of Distracted Driving Distracted driving can be broken down into several categories, depending on the type and nature of distraction involved. These [...]

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