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Florida is a great state for riding motorcycles. The year round warm weather and flat open highways make this a perfect place to cruise. Unfortunately, not all Florida drivers are aware of motorcyclists. They do not understand how to drive safely around them. In those cases, they can sometimes cause an accident. There are two types of motorcycle accidents. The first is a collision. Collisions are when a vehicle makes full contact with a motorcycle. The other type is a “no contact” accident. What Is Considered A “No Contact” Motorcycle Accident? “No contact” motorcycle accidents are accidents that do not…
Florida car accidents can be devastating. They can lead to significant injuries and disabilities that can completely alter your life. In some cases, car accident injuries are so severe you can not go to work. While other times, they can be so damaging that you can no longer perform your job duties and have to change career paths. They can even be so bad that you can no longer work. Losing your income can create significant financial hardship. This is especially true if your medical bills are stacking up from your injuries. Financially Recovering From Your Auto Accident Fortunately, in…
A recent news report in the Orlando Sentinel revealed that over 20% of all Florida drivers do not carry insurance. This statistic makes Florida the sixth worst state in insurance coverages. This is a major problem for the residents of Florida. When a driver does not have insurance and causes an accident, it can create a significant hardship for the victim. If you are hit by a driver that does not carry insurance, it will complicate your case. However, you do have options to help protect your rights and receive compensation to pay for your damages. What Florida Law Says…
BRADENTON – Florida Highway Patrol reported one person was hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by a Sport Utility Vehicle Saturday afternoon. The accident happened as a 67-year-old man from Palmetto was walking on 26th Street West attempting to cross the street, walking toward the east side from 45th Avenue West just south of Cortez Rd. As the man was crossing the road, a 20-year-old woman from Bradenton was driving a sport utility vehicle southbound on 26th Street West approaching the intersection with 45th Avenue West. At 4:40PM, the SUV encountered the pedestrian and the right front of the…
Traumatic brain injuries are devastating and even more so when they occur in children. Young children may not always be able to verbalize their symptoms or how they’re feeling in a clear and easy-to-understand way, which is why it’s important for parents to know what to look for if their child has been in any sort of accident. In southwest Florida slip and fall accidents, accidents at the playground, or auto accidents are leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in children, and these can occur at any time. Without proper prompt medical intervention, a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury…
As each new season rolls around in Florida, new personal injury situations emerge. To know what to look out for in order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, it’s important to get to know what each season’s top injury accident causes are and how to avoid them. Should you find yourself in a slip and fall or accident of any kind this spring season, it’s important to seek the assistance of a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney in order to get the compensation you deserve. They can walk you through the claims process or represent you in…
Sarasota has plenty of cars on the road for reasons of both work and play. Florida is a “garden state” in that the weather is warm, and the state gets plenty of sunshine, so a lot of people drive the highways and streets all year round. However, this also means that with so many vehicles on the streets, mistakes can happen. Unfortunately, if those mistakes result in an accident between a car and a pedestrian, it is always the pedestrian that loses in such a confrontation. The car has the size, mass, and speed to “win” a collision, while the…
The Federal Highway Administration reports that 40% of all car accidents happen in intersections. This makes crossing intersections extremely dangerous, so all drivers must exercise extra caution when driving through them. However, crossing an intersection is even more dangerous when another driver does not follow traffic signals like running a red light. Running a red light is illegal in the state of Florida. So if a driver runs a red light and causes an accident, they are at fault for the accident and must pay compensation. However, in order to receive the compensation, you must first prove that the other…
Slip and fall injury cases tend to see something of a spike each year in Florida come springtime. It makes sense – more individuals are out walking, exploring entertainment sites, and opening up swimming pools all throughout the state. With more activity comes more opportunity for a slip and fall accident to occur. If your slip and fall is caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your injuries and lost wages as you recover from the incident. Alongside your personal injury attorney, you’ll need to prove a few different factors to ensure…
Manatee County – Florida Highway Patrol announced a tragic pedestrian accident that occurred Saturday afternoon. The accident happened as a 19-year-old man from Lutz Florida was driving a Chevy S-10 pickup truck northbound on the South Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing Pier. As the young driver traveled along, a 3-year old boy was walking westward behind a parked vehicle. At 4:50:00 PM, the small child walked past the parked vehicle onto the roadway attempting to cross the roadway on the pier, and directly into the path of the oncoming pickup truck. The boy was struck by the vehicle, and the vehicle…