The Real Cost of Distracted Driving

2020-11-30T08:31:59+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Personal Accident|Tags: , , , |

Hectic schedules, worries about an uncertain future, and a penchant for looking at phone screens every other second are some of the main causes of distracted driving on the roads. And while diverted attention while driving is risky all around, it is especially dangerous in the congested highways of big cities, where majority of the drivers likely to be distracted operate. The consequences of distracted driving go beyond the apparent damage to, or loss of, the vehicles involved in a crash. Serious injuries and even loss of lives are common occurrences as well. Understanding what distracted driving is and its consequences is key to making better decisions while on the road and averting potential tragedy. What Is Distracted Driving As the name suggests, distracted driving is basically being occupied with unrelated thoughts, or [...]

How Do I Get Reimbursed for Medical Expenses If I Was Hit by An Uninsured Motorist? 

2020-10-27T17:39:03+00:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , |

Ideally (and legally), all vehicles on our roads should have valid auto insurance policies and there are plenty of laws to that respect even in Florida. However, there is always a disconnect between what the law states and what actually happens. For instance, in Florida, 1 in every 4 drivers are uninsured, which is not only against state law, but also an added risk to victims of accidents involving these drivers.  Indeed, if you get caught up in an accident involving an uninsured driver in Florida, your legal chances of getting compensation are very limited. It is thus advisable to work with a credible uninsured motorist accident attorney to increase your chances of successful litigation.    Compensation for Medical Expenses For Injuries Caused By Uninsured Drivers If you suffer an injury from the [...]

How Do I Request Changes to a Police Report After an Accident?

2020-10-13T19:43:02+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Car accidents, even minor ones, can be very unnerving. When caught up in one, it's very hard to be calm, even if you didn't sustain any serious injuries. The damages to your vehicle, and the thoughts of all the processes you will have to go through to obtain compensation, can drive you crazy. And that's not even the worst of it….. The chaos and tension that encompass a typical accident scene may also affect the collation of evidence and consequently the final police report. Really, you can't expect the cops to get everything right when the involved parties can't agree who is at fault and some of the witnesses are too shook to give accurate attestations. And while an inconsistent, or incomplete police report won't really matter in court, insurance companies may use [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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