Fatal Boca Raton Car Accident in Stolen Auto

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Stolen Car Causes One Fatality in Boca Raton Vehicle Accident

According to reports, a stolen Mustang driven by a 15-year old boy killed a woman driving a Honda Pilot in a Boca Raton vehicle accident. Two men used a gun to rob a valet at the Addison Event Center. Police spotted the 2016 Ford Mustang and attempted to stop the vehicle. The 15-year old driver sped away crashing into the Honda Pilot. A 20-year old man who was riding in the Mustang was also arrested at the accident scene.

Florida Hit-and-Run Laws

Florida vehicle laws include severe penalties for hit-and-run drivers. If you leave the scene of an accident involving a fatality, you can be charged with a Florida first-degree felony. If convicted of a hit-and run accident charge, you could face up to 30 years in prison. If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the hit-and-run accident, you will serve a mandatory prison sentence of two years. […]

DUI Accident in Naples Takes a Life

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Deadly Naples, FL Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a drunk driver rear-ended a Dodge Durango on 27th Street Northwest in Naples causing the vehicle to collide with a Honda Odyssey in the oncoming lane. The driver of the Honda Odyssey was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The drunk driver faces several charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and DUI manslaughter.

DUI Accidents in Florida

Nationwide, 10,076 people lost their lives due to a drunk driver during 2013. Florida ranked third for the highest number of DUI fatalities that year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 800 people died in Florida during 2013 in accidents involving a driver with a BAC of .01 or higher. Six hundred seventy-six of those fatalities occurred as the result of a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. Drunk driving is still one of the deadliest decisions a person can make. […]

Personal Injury Claims Evaluated By Computers

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How Does a Computer Evaluate My Personal Injury Claim?

Have you been injured in a vehicle accident in Boca Raton, FL? If so, you are probably suffering from physical injuries and emotional stress. As you struggle to recover, you also face financial burdens because of the car crash. You want someone to listen to you and do what is right — compensate you for your losses. What you do not want is a computer evaluating your personal injury claim and deciding how much compensation you are entitled to receive.

Do Insurance Companies Use Computers to Decide Car Accident Cases in Boca Raton, FL?

Yes, there is a good chance that the insurance company for the other driver uses a computer to determine how much money to offer you to settle your automobile accident claim. […]

Car Accidents In Florida Insurance Rates

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Insurance Rates and Florida Car Accidents

Have you been involved in a south Florida car accident? Are you struggling to pay expensive medical bills and living expenses while you recover from your injuries? Are you unable to work because a negligent driver caused a car crash? If so, our car accident lawyers want to help you. We can provide the legal counsel and support you and your family need as you concentrate on your recovery. We can also answer questions about your car accident claim including how a Florida car accident will affect your insurance rates.

Car Accidents and Insurance Rates

In most cases, if the car accident is not your fault, it will not affect your insurance rates. However, if you are the driver who caused the car crash, it is highly likely you will have higher insurance rates at least for the next several years. A new study suggests drivers who file claims against their insurance policy and drivers who have claims filed against their insurance parties by accident victims tend to see an increase in their insurance rates. This may not be true in all cases. Each insurance company and accident claim is different; therefore, you may not experience an increase in your insurance rates depending on the circumstances and facts of your vehicle accident. Several factors are used by insurance companies to calculate your insurance cost. […]

How a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

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What Can a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?

You and your family are driving from Fort Lauderdale to Miami on a short day trip to visit friends when a driver on Interstate 95 drifts into your lane and collides with your vehicle because the driver was texting while driving. The collision forces your car to slam into the car beside you resulting in a three-car accident on I-95 just outside Miami. You suffer injuries that require hospitalization and physical therapy. Your family suffers minor injuries that require medical treatment and follow-ups. You now have a personal injury claim.

It is six months later and you are just now returning to work. You have drained your savings to pay living expenses but the medical bills are piling up. The insurance company has offered to settle your personal injury claim and you need the money. What should you do? […]

Multiple South Florida Bicycle Accidents Result in Injuries and Death

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Bicycle Accidents in South Florida

Since August, at least four bicycle accidents in south Florida have resulted in the death or critical injury of the bicyclist. In each case, the bicycle accident was the result of a collision with a motor vehicle. In August 2015, a hit-and-run driver in Fort Lauderdale, FL critically injured a bicyclist when the car’s left front bumper collided with the bicycle. In September 2015, a boy was struck and an adult was killed in two separate bicycle accidents. A 9-year old boy was struck by a vehicle while standing beside his bicycle in Coral Gables, FL and a 46-year old man was killed when a minivan struck his bicycle in Pompano Beach, FL.

Just last month on November 9, 2015, a bicyclist and the driver of a stolen vehicle were both killed in a collision in Miami, FL. According to a report prepared by the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan, the bicycle fatality rate in Florida during 2011 was triple the national average. In 2013, Florida had the second highest bicycle fatality rates with 133 deaths. The most common cause of bicycle accidents is a collision with a motor vehicle. […]

Car Accidents Increase As Drivers Get Older

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Number of Senior Drivers Involved in Automobile Accidents Increases with Age

Studies have revealed that the number of vehicle accidents caused by senior drivers is increasing and the number is expected to continue to increase. The number of senior drivers on our roads is the highest it has ever been with almost 37 million licensed drivers over the age of 65 and that number is expected to more than double by 2050.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), fatal automobile accidents increase when a person is between the ages of 70 and 74. The number of fatal crashes peaks at age 85 and older. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports during 2012, the total number of vehicle fatalities in Florida totaled 3,412 with almost 14% of those fatalities being a person age 65 and older. Seniors are the second highest demographic group for risk of causing a vehicle accident, second only to teen drivers. […]