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How to Handle Head On Car Collisions

After a head on collision (or any car accident type) the longer you wait to file your lawsuit, the longer it will take for you to recover from your damages, possibly leaving you to deal with bill collectors for an extended time, or even forcing you into bankruptcy. Contact an auto accident attorney as soon …

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Handling Rear End Car Collision Injuries

You’re properly stopped at a red light and suddenly you’re hit by another driver from behind. Your story is not rare. Rear end collisions are the most common car accident types in the United States, with drivers causing an estimated 1.7 million each year—that’s one every eight seconds! Over 1,700 people a year die in …

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Rollover Accident Dangers

A teenager from Polk County died of injuries he sustained in a single-car rollover accident in the days before. The 18-year-old was driving his pickup truck around 4:30 a.m. in Auburndale when, for unexplained reasons, he lost control of the vehicle. The truck swerved into an oncoming traffic lane, he over-corrected, and then the truck …

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Speeding Is a Factor in 26 Percent of Fatal Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and based on 2017 figures, speeding is a factor in more than a quarter of all types of accidents. These figures include not only accidents involving drivers who exceeded the posted speed limits, but also those who may have been traveling within the posted speed but …

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How Much to Expect From Your Car Accident Settlement

Four Factors That Go Into the Answer According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are around 165,000 injury crashes each year in the state, resulting in injuries to roughly 250,000 people. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, you likely …

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The Hazards Unqualified Truck Drivers Cause

When you drive in highway traffic next to a large truck, you assume that the person behind the wheel is experienced, skilled, and qualified to drive. If that trucker’s bad driving or poor judgment causes a crash, you wonder just how many unqualified truckers there are on the road. As just another driver on the …

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Seven Causes of Truck Rollovers

There is something absolutely terrifying about seeing a truck rolling over. And yet, with frightening regularity, trucks on Florida roads leave their wheels and end up on their sides and roofs. In the best case scenario, a rolled truck blocks traffic for a few hours, but its driver and others escape the accident unscathed. At …

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The 10 Most Common Reasons for Tractor-Trailer Accidents

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, parents in Orange County noticed new signs and the addition of a second crossing guard at an intersection near an elementary school. It was the site where a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while leaving school on his bicycle last spring. The boy’s …

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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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