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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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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