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. […]
Florida Teen Drivers At Greater Risk For Accidents This Summer
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident than any other time during the year. For this reason, the time between these two national holidays is dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers.” Over 5,000 people died from 2010 to 2014 in car accidents involving teen drivers during the 100 deadliest days of summer. Parents need to be aware of the dangers and the increased risk for teen drivers of being involved in a car crash during the summer.
Teens have more time on their hands during the summer; therefore, those with a driver’s license and a vehicle are on the road much more than during the school year. Furthermore, teen drivers are more likely to have more passengers in the vehicle during the summer than during the school year and they are more likely to travel new routes as they enjoy many of the summer activities in Florida from the beach to the amusement parks. […]
How Many Times Will You File a Car Accident Claim?
According to an article published in Forbes, you will file a car accident claim at least once every 17.9 years. If you have never filed a car accident claim and you have been driving over 18 years, consider yourself an exception to the rule or maybe just very lucky. If you accept the premise that drivers will file a car accident claim once every 18 years, the typical driver will be involved in a car accident three to four times during his or her lifetime.
The chances of suffering a serious injury increases with the number of motor vehicle accidents you are involved in during your lifetime. Even though you may take every precaution to be a safe driver, you cannot control what other drivers do while on the road. If every driver on the road is expected to be involved in three to four accidents during their lifetime, the chances you will become a statistic are very high. […]
I-95 Accident Kills Woman in Boca Raton FL
The Florida car accident attorneys of the Broderick Law Firm see a wide range of crashes and accident-related injuries. As is well known to all, the stretch of Interstate 95 near Boca Raton is one of the most accident-prone roadways in the entire area. This week, a 44-year-old woman from Boca Raton was killed on I-95 near Deerfield Beach. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tichy Hanna was driving a southbound on I-95 in a 2005 Kia Sorento when she lost control of the vehicle just south of the Hillsboro Boulevard exit. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
Are You in Danger Because of a Lack of Medical Device Security?
Your personal information may be at risk due to a lack of medical device security; however, your personal health and even your life could be at risk for the same reason. When you visit your doctor or a medical facility, you assume that the medical devices being used are safe — they should not cause harm. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls defective medical devices each year for a variety of reasons.
If you are injured by a defective medical device, you may recover damages from the liable party. Contact the defective medical device attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. for a free case evaluation. […]
Injured In A Boca Raton Slip And Fall Accident – Steps You Need To Take
A common misconception about a slip and fall accident is that the victim is never seriously injured. This is not true! Some slip and fall cases result in traumatic, life-altering injuries that substantially change the victim’s life forever. A broken bone, traumatic head trauma, fracture, spine and neck injury, or internal injury can change your life forever. A jury recently awarded a plaintiff $1.35 million in a slip and fall lawsuit against a West Palm Beach, FL Chipotle Mexican Grille. The woman slipped and fell in a puddle of water inside the store caused by rainfall. She suffered herniated disks, a concussion, whiplash, and chronic ongoing pain. […]