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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 [...]

 What are Pain and Suffering Damages?

2020-04-29T00:00:07+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Getting involved in a car accident can leave one with severe injuries that require urgent medical attention. This may not only lead to high medical costs but also incapacitate the victim, making them unable to work. If you've suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a driver, you are eligible for compensation for all pain and suffering that you have been subjected to.  Generally, personal injury claims involve special and general compensation. Special damages are typically regarded as economic and are assigned a specific dollar value. Medical bills, for example, are determined by the value of the services rendered by medical institutions such as hospitals.    What Are Non-Economic Damages? Non-economic damages are essentially those that don’t have a specific dollar value. These are also referred to as general damages or intangible [...]

Top Mistakes To Avoid on Auto Accident Injury Claims

2020-04-01T20:01:56+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Auto accidents are somewhat unavoidable. If you’re constantly on the road, you may find yourself involved in one, whether due to your own actions, or another person’s negligence. Of course, your first concern should be your health, after which you should pursue compensation from the person(s) at fault for the accident. As you proceed with your personal injury suit, you need to avoid the following mistakes if you intend to achieve a favorable outcome:   Failing to File a Police Report In Florida, the law requires everyone involved in an accident that leads to death or injuries to file a police report within the shortest time possible. A police report will essentially give important details of the crash, including the main culprits, and the injuries suffered. This can help you prove to a [...]

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 [...]

Who is Responsible in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

2020-01-29T22:47:40+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , |

The process of determining a guilty party in a multi-vehicle accident can be a tough call, even for the most experienced accident experts. This means the case may drag for years before a final decision is made. Considering this, you are advised to seek the services of a car accident attorney in order to get a fair outcome. Types of Multi-Vehicle Accidents Any traffic accident can end up in a multiple vehicle accident. Common types of accidents involving multiple vehicles include:   Head-on collisions Head-on collisions occur when one car crashes into the front of another, especially on a two-lane road. As a result, other cars may end up crashing into the vehicles involved in the accident (from behind), hence causing multiple accidents.   Side-impact crashes A side-impact crash is a type of [...]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

2019-12-08T05:45:22+00:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning to drive can be both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. As a new driver, you not only need to know how your car functions but also be familiar with the numerous written and unwritten rules that motorists are expected to follow. If you are an inexperienced driver, you may be highly susceptible to making some errors, which most driving veterans have learned to avoid. Today, we are going to look at some of the mistakes that many new drivers make, and why it is important to learn how to avoid them. Phone Usage while Driving Although most motorists are aware that using the phone while driving is potentially dangerous, many fledgling drivers are usually ignorant about the risks involved. The truth of the matter is that using the phone while [...]

Safety Tips For Holiday Travel  

2019-11-08T01:55:24+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

  The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the most popular for people who like to travel. However, factors such as road congestion, poor weather conditions, and stress can make road travel very dangerous during this season. If you intend to travel, therefore, it is important that you become aware of these factors and plan your trip carefully. This will help you reach your destination safely, and with minimal hassle. Here are the top safety tips for holiday travel: Plan the Drive in Advance Before you embark on any destination, it is important to plan your drive ahead of time. Extensive planning will allow you to identify any incidences that you are likely to encounter on the road, and come up with strategies of dealing with them. You should also ensure that you [...]

What You Need To Know About Airbags

2019-09-17T03:45:52+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

A Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) or airbag is a unique safety feature designed to protect passengers during a crash or collision. Airbags were first developed in the 1970s to supplement safety belts. They were only meant to reduce injuries or deaths caused by a car crash. The bags proved to be effective, and in 1998, all vehicles in the United States were required to incorporate frontal airbags for both the driver and other occupants.   So How are airbags deployed? Each airbag unit in a car has a satellite sensor attached to it. The sensor activates inflator when there is a crash at speeds in excess of 14mph. The inflator will then ignite a chemical mix of potassium nitrate and sodium azide to create a pulse of nitrogen, which rapidly inflates a thin nylon [...]