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Category: Car Accidents

5 Most Common Auto Accidents in Florida

Whether you are a new driver or have thousands of miles under your belt, driving always carries a great deal of risk. In Florida, hundreds of auto accidents occur every day, and hundreds of thousands occur every year. Unfortunately, these accidents often cause injuries, such as broken bones, black eyes, concussions, paralysis, and even death. …

Consequences That Might Make You Reconsider Texting and Driving in FL

Life never seems to stop, and our phone connects us to friends, family, and our job. When we’re driving, it’s tempting to check notifications or quickly text back an important message, but nothing is more precious than your life.  Texting and driving laws in Florida aim to reinforce and protect these principles by upholding strict …

Overcoming Vehophobia After a Serious Car Wreck in FL

Driving anxiety is common and is often triggered by a specific driving situation, such as heavy traffic or highway driving. However, if there is a persistent fear of driving and it is stifling a person’s quality of life, their anxiety could actually be a severe phobia. What is Vehophobia? Vehophobia (also known as amazophobia) is …

Can I Be Responsible for Someone Else’s Driving in Florida? 

Many people do not realize that they could be found liable for someone else’s driving. These cases arise when you allow a friend or family member to drive your car. Your vehicle insurance will act as the primary coverage, and the driver’s insurance acts as a secondary or excess insurance, if necessary. If your car …

What are the Most Dangerous Roads in Florida?

Car accidents can happen anywhere vehicles meet the road, but there are hot-spots that are prone to collisions more than others. Due to traffic, construction, or simply their design, certain roads or segments are naturally more dangerous, and knowing where these may lie along your route can help you drive more safely. Florida is infamous …

Should I Sue a Friend or Family Member for an Accident They Caused?

Car accidents happen and when they do, consequences can be severe. Injuries may have occurred, and if the negligence of another person caused the accident, you have the legal right to file a personal injury claim. This may include suing a friend or family member. Many people wish to avoid this out of fear the …

How Can I Receive Financial Compensation after a City Bus Accident?

City buses are a common mode of transit for many Central Florida residents and tourists. They’re faster, more convenient, and cheaper than owning or renting a car. However, just like cars, motorcycles, and trucks, buses can also be in accidents. When an accident does occur, riders can be tossed around and suffer severe injuries. If …

Florida Hit-and-Run Fatalities Up in 2020

Hit-and-run cases were down last year in Florida, but the number of deaths from those crashes rose by 18%. To reduce these deaths, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles launched a “Stay at the Scene” campaign. The goal is to educate drivers about the dangers of hit-and-run accidents and the penalties for …

Is It Legal to Have a Dashcam in Florida?

If you were in a car accident in Florida, you probably think you need evidence to prove that the other driver was liable for the collision. However, Florida is a “no-fault state,” meaning that no matter who caused the crash, each person’s insurance company will cover part of their medical bills. Drivers may get attorneys …

Diminished Value Claims in Florida Explained

The second you buy a car and drive it off a dealer’s lot, it loses value. This is something called “depreciation,” and it can be costly for those who plan to sell or trade-in their vehicles in the future, especially those with expensive luxurious cars. What’s more, car depreciation can be a real problem when …

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