Category Archives: Car Accidents
Paying for Medical Expenses in a Pedestrian Accident
According to state statistics, more than 9,000 pedestrians were injured in collisions in 2018. Many of them sustained serious injuries, including head injuries, concussions, fractures, and abrasions or friction burns. Unfortunately, many victims were also unable to return to work as they tried to heal. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you… Read More »
Summer Road Trip Safety
Road trips this summer will be a little different. For one thing, traveling to another state might require that travelers quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in many ways, traveling involves familiar hazards: car accidents, pedestrian injuries, and other accidents that can land you or a loved one in the hospital. At Earnhart… Read More »
Does Getting into an Accident Increase Your Insurance premium?
After a car wreck, many motorists have an overriding fear: they don’t want to report the accident because they think their car insurance rates will increase. Insurance is very expensive in Florida, so these fears are justified. You might barely be able to afford mandatory personal injury protection (PIP) coverage right now. But will… Read More »
How to Travel Safely with Your Pet
Summer road trips are difficult for all humans. Your children will probably become cranky, and your back and legs could tighten up after only an hour on the road. To ease the discomfort, you should probably schedule regular breaks and, if possible, trade off driving with your spouse or significant other. However, traveling with… Read More »
Were You Injured in a Driveway Accident?
Not every car accident happens out on the highway. Instead, hundreds of people are injured each year in someone’s driveway, even at low speeds. Although many of these victims are entitled to compensation, they might not know what to do. For example, who can they sue for money damages? And whose insurance do they… Read More »
Car Technology Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has been called a “silent killer” on America’s roads. According to statistics, thousands of people are injured every day by a distracted driver, and hundreds are killed every week. When a driver fails to give adequate attention to driving, innocent people end up injured. A recent article highlights some of the technology… Read More »
What is the Seat Belt Defense in Florida?
Car accident victims sometimes contribute to their injuries. This is the legal doctrine of contributory negligence, which is now called “comparative negligence” or “comparative fault.” Florida’s comparative fault law is found at Fla. Stat. § 761.81, which states that a plaintiff’s contributory negligence will not prohibit a lawsuit but “diminishes proportionally” the amount of… Read More »
Florida Traffic Accident Statistics for 2019
The Florida Department for Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has updated its accident statistics for 2019. Although the numbers are preliminary, they are close enough to what the final numbers will be to review in some detail. They show that our state continues to suffer from very high numbers of car accidents. In… Read More »
Are Lawyers to Blame for Florida’s Expensive Auto Insurance?
Florida has some of the highest insurance premiums in the country. Things have gotten so out of control that the legislature is considering abandoning our no-fault insurance scheme, which was originally sold as a way to contain costs. But just what is to blame for our high insurance premiums? The Tampa Bay Times recently… Read More »
Impaired Uber Driver Arrested for Crash
WFTS Tampa Bay has the news that an Uber driver was arrested recently for his participation in a fatal accident on January 8, 2020. The accident occurred when the Uber crashed into the rear of a semi truck stopped on Shamrock Drive around midnight. The victim was 30-year-old Estevan Pascual, and the driver was… Read More »