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“Accidents” are No Accident

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The statistics are daunting: Over 600,000 Florida drivers were involved in nearly 400,000 car accidents in 2015, alone. That is over 1,000 accidents per day. The number of injuries surpassed 150,000, with nearly 3,000 fatalities. When you or a loved one is involved in a serious auto accident, you want help from an attorney… Read More »

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Driving in Construction Zones: A Situation Ripe for Collisions

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Jacksonville saw another Monday morning pile-up on I-295 in December 2016. In this case, the five-care accident was the result of sudden lane merges that forced unexpected slowing and stopping on the highway in a construction zone. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) states that crashes are up by 30 percent in 2016; construction sites seem… Read More »

Drunk Driving Accidents in Florida

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Far too many people are injured or killed each year on Florida roadways as the result drivers operating vehicles under the influence. In fact, drunk driving is the number one cause of car accident fatalities in the state, accounting for almost half of motor vehicle crash deaths. There is simply no excuse for such… Read More »

Car Collisions with Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists in Florida

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If you have been involved in a car accident, you are likely aware that working with the other driver’s insurance company to obtain compensation for your damages can be a frustrating process, even when your own insurance company is pursuing the claim. While this can be a hassle, it pales in comparison to the… Read More »

Lane Departure Crashes in Florida

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Florida’s Department of Transportation reports that lane departure crashes are a huge problem in the state, with a significant portion of Florida’s fatal car collisions involving a lane departure of one kind or another. If you or a loved one was hurt in a crash that involved a lane departure, you will need to… Read More »

Fatal Car Accidents in Florida

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So many different scenarios on Florida roadways can lead to motor vehicle accident fatalities. It helps to be aware of the type of accidents that can occur and their respective causes, so that motorists can attempt to avoid collisions and reduce risks. However, no amount of education or precautions can prevent all car accidents,… Read More »

Bicycle Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles in Florida

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Florida’s highway patrol considers bicycle users to be among the state’s so-called vulnerable road users, and for good reason. The state’s rate of bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles is consistently one of the highest in the country, and for fatalities, the state ranked first in terms of bicycle deaths, at double the rate of… Read More »

When the Numbers Do Not Add Up to Safer Florida Roadways

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Most Floridians know that the state has made strides lately in its efforts to reduce traffic fatalities and crashes on its busiest highways. Heavy interstate trucking, unpredictable weather, and the state’s popular tourism destinations make it a hotbed for traffic collisions, and the state’s responsive efforts are noteworthy – though in far too many… Read More »

Hit and Run Accidents in Florida

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If you have been hurt in a car accident and the driver who hit you leaves the scene of the accident without identifying him or herself, you will need to contact an experienced hit and run car accident attorney in Clermont. Florida Hit and Run Accident Facts Hit and run accidents in Florida are… Read More »

Semi-truck Accident Fatality High in Florida

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April was a grim month for auto accidents near Clermont, FL. One such accident involved the death of a vehicle driver involved in an accident with a semi-truck on April 23rd, 2016. The car came in contact with the side of the semi-truck, causing the driver to lose control and overturn. Unfortunately, fatal accidents… Read More »

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