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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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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