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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5 THINGS YOU MUST DO AFTER YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT

There are many times that people are involved in an accident and don’t feel injured, so they agree to either swap information or not report the crash on the promise of being compensated by the other driver. This is the worst thing you can do, especially if you have property damage or bodily injuries that come up later. 5 things I recommend that you do in all accidents are: 1. Report it to the police. This is time consuming and the police could take a long time to get to you
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Jerry Jenkins – Criminal Defense in Orlando Florida

Being accused of a crime carries with it potentially serious implications for the accused’s future. Whether you are being charged with a crime, you’ve been arrested or indicted, or even if the police want to talk with you regarding a situation you had involvement with, it’s important to discuss your case with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in Orlando. Anyone being charged with a criminal suit has the right to consult with a lawyer, who can help to ensure that you receive all the constitutional protections you are entitled to.
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DUI Defense begins the minute you are pulled over

If you have been charged with a DUI in the state of Florida, it is a serious offense and must be addressed accordingly and quickly. It is important to acquire legal representation quickly after the offense, as the state of Florida has strict timetables and deadlines for when particular motions and evidence needs to be submitted after an offense. Any chance of having a charge dismissed or lessened is greatly increased having proper and professional law representation. What most individuals don’t know is that their legal defense starts the minute
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What Happens After Getting a DUI?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol can be a very dangerous and costly mistake to make. Florida considers any individual operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher to be legally DUI, or driving under the influence. Regardless of whether you didn’t feel drunk or felt your driving ability wasn’t affected, your BAC is often the determining factor in your conviction. This limit is lowered to 0.05% for anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 (considered to be minors under certain DUI
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