Truck Rollovers

The size, weight, and center of gravity of trucks make them more likely to roll over than other vehicles. Truckers have the protection of a large vehicle, so they often walk away following traffic collisions. Rollovers are a different story. Not only do truck drivers face a severe risk of injury and fatality, so do any other drivers or passengers in the vicinity of a rollover. We offer this guide about truck rollovers to help you avoid severe injury or death if you are near a truck when it rolls.
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Sexual Assaults in Florida Theme Parks, Hotels and Resort Areas

Florida’s theme parks and resort areas are perfect for exciting family vacations. Of course you can anticipate some inconveniences you may encounter, and you try to plan accordingly. You will budget for park admissions and overpriced food. You will try to get plenty of rest so long amusement ride lines don’t leave you exhausted and frustrated. It may be easy to plan for typical theme park-, restaurant-, and hotel-disturbances. However, it is often difficult to strategize for the possibility of a sexual assault. Moreover, security has the responsibility to keep
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Facts You Need to Know About Sideswipe Collisions

There’s nothing typical about a Florida sideswipe vehicle collision. Sometimes, it’s the simple result of a negligent lane change. That’s often the case when a sideswipe occurs during congested commuter traffic. At other times the responsible driver is involved in one of the infamous risky driving behaviors that are a factor in far too many accidents. Whether a sideswipe involves a simple bump or a forceful impact, human error is usually the common element. By definition, the location and type of impact are the only appreciable differences between a sideswipe
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Causes of Florida Truck Accidents

Truck accidents affect the lives of thousands of Floridians every year. According to official data, in 2017, accidents involving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds (which describes most commercial trucks) resulted in 34 fatalities and thousands of injuries on Florida roads. How do these tragic accidents happen? And what can Florida motorists and their passengers do to avoid falling victim to them? In this blog post, we aim to answer those questions and to help keep you, our reader, safe the next time you take to the road here in
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PTSD After a Car Accident

As car accident lawyers, we spend much of our time helping clients recover from the physical toll of accidents: spinal cord injuries, broken bones, brain injuries, and so on. But that is not the only kind of trauma a car accident can inflict. Less obvious, but just as devastating, are the mental health impacts that accident victims and their loved ones suffer long after physical wounds heal and life supposedly returns to “normal.” In particular, survivors of car accidents frequently suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly referred to as
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Car Accident Scenarios: Who Is At Fault?

Telling someone you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident prompts lots of questions. One of the most common is: “Who was at fault?” We ask each other that question because the answer goes a long way in determining who faces legal liability for an accident victim’s injuries. But, what do we mean by “fault?” And how do the people who determine legal liability go about figuring out who is at fault and who isn’t? That is the subject of this blog post. It turns out, “Who’s at fault?”
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About Rear-End Collisions

If you were injured in a rear-end collision in Florida, an experienced car accident attorney can help you to understand the legal options that may be available to you. For example, according to a news report, a crash in Perdido Key left a woman dead and two other people seriously injured after a utility truck slammed into the back of a passenger car. The accident occurred when the passenger car slowed down and the utility truck was unable to come to a safe stop. The fatality was the backseat passenger
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When Reckless Driving Leads to Tragedy

A Florida road trip is the ultimate escape from your daily grind. As you share the road with fellow sunseekers, you encounter tropical landscapes and exciting new experiences. Unfortunately, road travel has a downside. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely trip or commuting to work, a car crash with a reckless driver can destroy your peace of mind and can sometimes lead to a tragedy. If a driver’s negligent actions cause a collision, you may accept it as a hazard of the road. It’s different when a fellow motorist behaves with
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Severe Injuries Caused by Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailers, eighteen wheelers, big rigs, and other large commercial trucks can cause serious injuries or death when they collide with a passenger vehicle. These are large vehicles that cause forceful impacts. There are over half a million commercial driver’s licenses issued in Florida each year. With this many new commercial drivers, state and federal regulations governing commercial truck drivers are extremely important. Commercial truck drivers are highly regulated and must follow strict standards. When that doesn’t happen, however, there can be dire consequences. If you or a loved one has
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What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident Neck and Back Injury?

As a car accident lawyer, I often have people ask me what a certain type of case is worth. It makes sense for people to ask that question. Personal injury law, in a rough sense, ultimately boils down to putting a dollar value on an injured person’s pain, suffering, and financial losses. The people asking this question expect there is a simple answer to their question. A lot of the time, it surprises them to hear me say that there is no simple answer. The title of this blog post
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