How Does Wet Pavement Contribute to Accidents?

2020-06-08T23:12:31+00:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

According to statistics by US Climate Data, Orlando has approximately 114 rainy days with 52 inches of precipitation annually. With so many rainy days every year, weather related accidents are likely to occur due to the excessively wet conditions. Close to one-fourth of accidents in Orlando, happen because of bad weather. Wet pavement can contribute to or even cause some of these accidents. However, this does not mean that the driver is absolved from blame. In any case, it is the responsibility of the driver to drive safely regardless of the prevailing conditions.  If you are injured in an auto accident, you should contact a car accident lawyer immediately to help you file for compensation against the negligent driver for any loss or injuries. Understanding the Impact of Rainwater on Roadways Rainwater can [...]

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

2020-05-13T06:57:47+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

As the Coronavirus escalates, public roadways and highways have become empty in recent weeks as more people opt to stay in the safety of their homes. However, the empty streets and open roadways have led to an increase in traffic offenses, as drivers seem to take advantage of the situation to flaunt safety laws. A recent report released by the Governors Highways Safety Administration indicates a significant spike in speeding facilitated by the open highways. Many drivers have seemingly thrown caution out of the window by hitting speeds of up to 100 mph. Regrettably, this trend has been witnessed in many states across the country with the association cautioning every road user to adhere to set traffic safety laws, particularly during these unprecedented times. Law enforcement officers are also in the frontline the [...]

Prime Causes of Florida Accidents

2019-08-26T07:14:54+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, [...]

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

2019-08-26T07:17:49+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?

2019-08-26T07:18:29+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 [...]

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 [...]

What To Do When You’re In An Auto Accident

2018-10-31T04:56:39+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you've ever been in an auto accident before, you can probably attest to the fact that there's not really much you can do to avoid them once they happen. But can you do certain things after an accident? Yes, and you should. If you've been involved in an accident through no fault of your own or have been the direct cause of a car accident, you might have learned these the hard way. They will document the accident. If necessary they will have reconstruction or accident teams sent out to examine the crash. It will also help you to deal with the situation and the insurance companies as well as protect you in the event that the other party should claim something different or untrue or try to get out of liability [...]

Truck Accidents: Everything You Should Know

2018-09-04T14:08:43+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Have you ever been in an accident in your truck or involving a truck? With more people getting into car accidents than getting into plane crashes every year, the odds are that you have. In fact, forty thousand people die in the United States every year to due to car accidents. Obviously, with so many accidents happening on the road every day, some of them are going to involve trucks. While a collision with a recreational truck may be more desirable than an encounter with an eighteen wheeler, auto accidents involving trucks can be devastating no matter what the type of vehicle. People get injuries that can be severe, property damage is definitely done, and lives can be lost. If you are dealing with the fallout from a recent truck accident and don't [...]

Back to School is Time for a Family Talk About Texting While Driving and Distracted Driving

2017-11-07T22:05:01+00:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

As we get past summer and later into the year, it's time for families to prepare for going back to school! It's also a good time to talk to your kids and just brush up on a few safety rules. While you're doing a little shopping before going back to school and preparing to go into the school year again, take the time to speak to speak to your kids who are old enough to drive about driving safety. Kids who are older are going to be either driving themselves to school or will be driving soon. It's important to have these talks so that teenagers understand that not only is it risky for them to practice distracted driving, but it's also risky for other people as well. Not only will junior operators [...]

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