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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Tips You Should Follow After an Auto Accident

Victims must understand that proper steps to take following an Orlando car accident—failing to take these steps can prove harmful to their health, their property, and their chances of success should they elect to pursue legal compensation for damages.   Experiencing an accident can be a traumatic and confusing experience. If you sustain injuries during the accident, the aftermath can be even more overwhelming. But no matter what you do after an accident, it’s critical to remember to stay calm. This will help allow you to think clearly and may
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Common Injuries in Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every year, about three million people are injured in a motor vehicle accident. In Florida, more than 166,000 crashes led to an injury in one recent year. These injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to serious, life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one fell victim to injuries from a motor vehicle accident contact a skilled attorney to discuss your options.   Understanding the Physics Behind a Car Accident To better understand how injuries from an accident occur and why certain crashes are more dangerous than others, it
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You hear it all the time: “Don’t drink and drive.”

Drinking and driving is something that should never be done, but unfortunately happens quite often. Maybe you lost track of time. Maybe you honestly thought you could drive. Whatever the reason, it can happen and you’re only human. People tend to overestimate their abilities and because of this they end up putting themselves and others at risk. In legal terms, drinking and driving is also known as DUI or driving under the influence. In Orlando, DUI is a serious crime and is defined as physically controlling your vehicle while under
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The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins Receives 2018 Best of Orlando Award

Orlando Award Program Honors the Achievement ORLANDO November 7, 2018 — The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins has been selected for the 2018 Best of Orlando Award in the Local Business category by the Orlando Award Program. Each year, the Orlando Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Orlando area a great
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Can the iPhone Prevent Texting While Driving Accidents?

The iPhone can prevent texting while driving, to avoid accidents  According to reports, each day, 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes caused by texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving. Talking on a cell phone and using a navigation system are other common forms of distracted driving that cause car accidents among teens and adults. Texting while driving is on the rise despite efforts and recent changes in laws. Apple, with the release of its IOS 11 (newest update for iPhone), has created a feature
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