Six of the Most Common Causes of Collisions on Florida Roadways

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles during 2017, there were more than 650,000 drivers on Florida roadways involved in a traffic accident. In total, more than 400,000 crashes resulted in 254,310 injuries and 3,116 fatalities. With more than 17 million drivers in Florida, it is not surprising 2018 statistics showed there was not much change from the prior year. There are numerous reasons for  Florida roadway accidents and understanding the most common types of collisions may help keep you safer on the road. 1. High
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Six Major Types of Car Accidents

After a car accident, you are likely feeling a wide range of emotions. You might feel scared, confused, or even angry. These are all-natural feelings. Motor vehicle accidents are unpredictable. They are something that every driver hopes they will never have to experience. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents happen every day. In Florida, over 400,000 accidents were reported in one recent year. These accidents come in many forms and can lead to serious injuries. In 2018, Florida motor vehicle accidents led to over 250,000 injuries, killing 3,150 people. Understanding the different
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Common Trucks on the Road in Florida

We seldom think about the vehicles which are operating on the roadways in Florida. With more than 14 million vehicles registered to operate on Florida roadways, and countless snowbirds and trucks driving around, a staggering number of vehicles travels our state. What is concerning about most of the commercial vehicles on the road is the danger of the potential of truck accidents occurring. While trucks are operated by drivers with a commercial license, which typically means the drivers are well-trained, this does not always prevent accidents. Pickup trucks, SUVs, and
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Seven Major Causes of Car Accidents

In 2017, there were 34,247 traffic fatalities in the United States. Of these, 3,112 were in Florida. This accounts for over 9 percent of all traffic fatalities. That’s a scary number. Every day, thousands of accidents happen across the state of Florida. The majority of these accidents are preventable. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Law Office of Jerry Jenkins to learn more about your legal rights. What Are the Leading Causes of Accidents? Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in
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What You Should Do If You’re a Pedestrian Hit By a Car

If someone told you that pedestrian deaths over a ten-year period were “the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month” you would be shocked. Unfortunately, the report “Deadly by Design” published by Smart Growth America shows that this statistic accurately represents pedestrian deaths across the United States between 2008 and 2017. What is even more terrifying is the fact that eight of the top ten most deadly places for pedestrians are located in Florida.   Pedestrians face significant physical dangers regardless of where they
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