Being in a traffic accident is a traumatic experience. It can also be a very costly experience. Medical bills can quickly total thousands of dollars. You may also be out of work due to your injuries. If you do not have disability insurance, this could create a tremendous financial hardship. Below are two very important things you need to know if you are injured in a traffic accident while at work. […]
In 2012, Florida was one of the top three states with the most traffic-related fatalities in work zones. claimed at least 50 lives that year in Florida. In 2013, there were 67,523 work zone accidents nationwide in the United States. Even though the number of work zone accidents may have been lower in 2013 than previous years, the number of work zone injuries related to traffic accidents increased. Approximately 47,758 injuries were reported that year in work zone accidents. […]
We have that one outfit and that favorite pair of shoes that we love to pull out on a special occasion or a well-deserved vacation. Then we hesitate to try to decide if we truly want to wear that outfit or those shoes, so we rummage through the closet to find something else. The July 4th holiday is known for some of the epic parties of the year. We must account for other activities planned during the Independence holiday and pack accordingly. Then, let’s not forget the million and one things we need for our children or animals. Have you noticed the trend? What we do not need is an overloaded car that can cause an accident during our Fourth of July road trip. […]
Because more children will be on the roads riding their bicycles in just a few weeks, our attorneys feel it is an appropriate time to remind motorists and parents to take steps to protect their children from the risk of bicycle accidents. As school becomes a distant memory and the days grow longer, more children pull out their bicycles to spend the beautiful summer days riding from one friend’s house to another or from their home to the park. Bicyclists face an increased risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident because of distracted drivers, road debris, slick surfaces, traffic, and other hazards. However, when we increase the number of bicycle riders on our roads each summer, we increase the risk of a bicycle accident. […]
As part of its study of fatalities on American roads, The Auto Insurance Center has identified the deadliest roads in America. Two of those roads run through Florida.
According to its analysis, one person died every 16 minutes on U.S. roads during 2014. During 2014, 32,675 lives were lost in traffic accidents. The top two deadliest roads run through Florida, according to the information analyzed by The Auto Insurance Center. Interstate 10 ranked as the deadliest road in the United States with a total of 278 fatalities in 2014. It runs from Jacksonville to Los Angeles.
Interstate 95 came in at a close second with 204 fatalities during 2014. Interstate 95 runs from Miami to Maine. Anyone in Florida who travels either of these interstates knows exactly why these two stretches of road rank as the top two deadliest roads in America. […]
Florida Comparative Negligence and Motor Vehicle Accidents
“I was injured in a motorcycle accident. The police officer said that I was partially to blame. I disagree. Can I still receive compensation for my injuries?”
This is common in motorcycle accidents but fault can also be a problem in all motor vehicle accidents. First, the police officer’s finding of fault is not always true. The officer is basing his or her findings on the position of the vehicles and the statements of the drivers. However, vehicles are often moved in minor accidents to avoid traffic backups; therefore, the officer must then rely on the drivers’ statements which may contradict each other. […]
Is Your Child’s Car Seat Keeping Your Child Safe?
It is important to ensure that your child’s car seat is protecting your child every time you buckle your child in; however, as families prepare for the busy summer travel season, reviewing child car seat safety tips can help prevent a tragic accident.
Children’s Car Seat Safety By The Numbers
According to the Centers for Disease Control:
- More than 127,500 children 12 years of age and under were injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2013. During that same year, 638 children in the same age bracket died in motor vehicle accidents.
- Thirty-eight percent of the children who died in car crashes during 2013, were not in a child safety seat or a seat belt at the time of the collision.
- One study found that over 618,000 children from 0 to 12 years rode in a vehicle without a car seat, booster seat, or wearing a seat belt in one year.
- Seat belt use reduces the risk of serious injury and death for older children by one half.
- Using a booster seat reduces the risk of serious injury by forty-five percent for children four to eight years of age compared to using a seat belt alone.
- Using a car seat reduces the risk of death to infants by seventy-one percent and by fifty-four percent for toddlers.
Driver Runs Over Motorcyclists in Lutz
We are not sure if this would qualify as an “accident” because the victim is alleging the driver intentionally ran over him and his passenger; however, for the purposes of a personal injury lawsuit, this motorcycle “accident” does appear to qualify for compensation.
What is Being Alleged By The Accident Victim?
Because of amateur video shot by a bystander, it is difficult to dispute the actual moments when the driver ran over the motorcycle. According to Joseph Calderazzo, he was riding with a companion on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Memorial Day afternoon when the driver of a silver Pontiac swerved into his lane. At the next intersection, Calderazzo commented on the person’s driving abilities resulting in the driver of the Pontiac to back up and run over the motorcycle knocking Calderazzo and his companion off of the bike. The video, which has not gone viral online, shows the bizarre event unfold. […]
Being hit by another vehicle while you are riding your motorcycle is a traumatic experience. Most riders experience catastrophic injuries when they are in a motorcycle accident. This is in part due to the difference in the vehicle. A motorcycle is not a match for a passenger vehicle or a commercial truck. The other factor is the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle The rider receives the full impact of the collision. […]
Being injured in an accident can be very stressful, especially if you are out of work and unable to earn an income. In addition to struggling to recovery from physical injuries, you must deal with the emotional stress and financial hardship of being out of work. To add to the stress, you have an insurance adjuster for the other person harassing you for information, statements, releases, and other items that you are just not sure if you should provide. What should you do?
The first step after seeking medical treatment for your injuries is to contact a Boca Raton accident attorney for help. Your attorney can take the stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster off your shoulders so you can focus on what is really important — your recovery and your family. Call The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. at 1-800-333-3903 to schedule a free consultation with a Boca Raton accident attorney. […]