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What to Do After a Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault

For most Florida residents, driving is an everyday occurrence. Florida is also a popular vacation destination, welcoming nearly 113 million visitors in 2016. That means there are lots of people driving on unfamiliar roads. For several years, Florida has appeared at or near the top of the list for the worst state in the country …

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The Six Most Common Causes of Collisions

People analyze all kinds of statistics relating to car accidents. What kind of car? How old was the driver? And, what was the cause of the accident? It’s easy to get caught up in the statistics, but they are more than just numbers. The represent disaster, pain, and personal loss, and much of it is …

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Sideswipe Collisions: Surprisingly Common and Dangerous Accidents

As compared to other types of auto accidents, people hear the phrase “sideswipe collision” and tend to picture a relatively minor accident. In reality, much of the time a sideswipe collision is anything but inconsequential. Sideswipes can cause significant property damage, of course. But worse, they can cause either driver to lose control, leading to …

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The Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is one of the most terrifying experiences one can have. Even more terrifying: being involved in an accident with a semi-truck. As noted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a fully loaded semi-truck weighs 20-30 times more than a passenger car and it features a ground clearance that …

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What Causes Rear-End Collisions—and What Rear End Collisions Cause

Rear-end collisions rank among the most common car accidents in the United States. They can happen at any speed, from two cars tapping in heavy traffic to violent collisions between a speeding car and a stopped one. It will come as no surprise to hear that high-speed rear-end collisions frequently result in catastrophic injuries and …

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22 Ways That Mechanical Failure Can Cause Trucking Accidents

Trucks in Florida were involved in a total of 996 injury-causing accidents in 2017, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). In roughly 23 percent of these accidents, the injuries were classified as incapacitating. Forty-six truck crashes were fatal. In fact, Florida made the top 10 list of U.S. states …

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How Dump and Garbage Trucks Can Cause Accidents and Injuries

When you think of a large truck accident, you might envision a big rig careening out of control on a Florida highway. Dump trucks and garbage trucks cause serious accidents and catastrophic injuries as well. You might not think about that scenario, however, because those big clunky trucks bring a different image to mind. Dump …

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Eleven Ways Head-On Truck Collisions Take Place

  Recently, CBS News released footage showing the instant that a semi-truck bumped a passenger vehicle and then veered into oncoming traffic and struck a van head-on. The van was carrying a church group from Louisiana to Disney World. Five children in the van were killed, as well as the driver of the semi-truck and …

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Common Trucks on Florida Roadways

Despite neverending and ever-changing federal and state regulations, the trucking industry in Florida is alive and well, growing, and responsible for delighting little boys and keeping motorists on their toes.   A Truck for Every Purpose Recent data from the Florida Department Of Highway Safety reports 533,643 residents who hold a commercial driver’s license. That’s …

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The Painful Truth About Road Rash Injuries

Thanks to the constant sunshine and wide open roads, road rash injuries are extremely common in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles department, there were 9,707 motorcycle crashes in a recent year. Of these, nearly 80 percent of the crashes involved injuries.   But road rash doesn’t just affect motorcyclists. Bicyclists, …

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Florida Reckless Driving Law

With 21,646,155 residents, Florida is the third most populated state. Every day 17 million drivers take to the state’s roads and highways. With such a large number of vehicles on the road, accidents are bound to happen. Some of those will involve reckless driving.   Under Florida law, any person who gets behind the wheel …

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Car Accidents Can Cause PTSD

A car accident can be a scary experience. In addition to physical injuries, a serious motor vehicle accident can cause emotional trauma. It’s not uncommon for people who have been in an auto accident to report feelings of anxiety, fear, and an inability to stop thinking about the accident. In many cases, these symptoms go …

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