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. […]
What are the Common Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
While some motor vehicle accidents may only involve property damage, most accidents involve some degree of bodily injury. The injuries you sustain in a motor vehicle accident can vary greatly depending on several factors such as were you riding a motorcycle; did a semi-truck cause the accident; and, how fast were the cars traveling the time of the crash.
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should always seek medical attention following a motor vehicle accident. Some injuries (i.e. closed head injury) may not be easily identified immediately following an accident. Even if you do not need emergency medical attention, it is always in your best interest to follow up with your primary care physician after being involved in a car crash. […]
What Are the Minimum Car Insurance Coverages in Florida?
Car insurance protects you and others in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Florida requires drivers to maintain a minimum amount of coverage. Florida is a no-fault insurance state meaning that your insurance coverage will pay your damages up to the policy limits. You must exhaust your no-fault insurance coverage before you can sue another driver for damages.
Minimum Car Insurance Coverage in Florida
In order to purchase and maintain a Florida license plate and registration for your vehicle, state law requires that you have two types of automobile insurance. The car insurance policy must be issued by an insurance company licensed to provide insurance by the Florida Department of Financial Services. […]
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. […]
Do I Need a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney or a Personal Injury Attorney?
“I work for a courier service delivering documents. I fell while at a business making a delivery. Do I need a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney or a slip and fall attorney?”
The best answer is to hire a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney who also has experience handling personal injury claims. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm P.L. are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys and personal injury attorneys. We represent clients who are injured in the workplace and clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. In a situation like the one above, our experience in both areas of law gives you the comprehensive legal representation you need in order to receive the maximum compensation allowable by law for your injuries. […]
What is the Difference Between Florida Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Laws
Medical malpractice and Medical Negligence laws are very similar; however, there are a few differences that some medical malpractice attorneys may not understand. It is crucial that you hire a Boca Raton medical malpractice firm that understands both of these personal injury claims in order to ensure your case is handled properly. If not, you may risk losing your case or receiving less money than you deserve for your claim. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. not only understand the differences between these two areas of law. […]
Do I Really Need a Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorney – YES!
You may believe that if you slip or fall while on another person’s property or in a commercial setting you do not need a slip and fall attorney because the property owner is automatically liable if the reason for your fall was something left on the floor that caused a hazardous condition. You are wrong — you need a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney because Florida slip and fall laws make it much more difficult to prove fault in these types of cases.
If you have fallen due to a substance left on the floor, contact our office immediately to protect your legal right to receive a fair and just settlement from the property owner. […]
Pedestrian Injured in Boca Raton Automobile Accident
A car collided with a pedestrian on Palmetto Park Road in West Boca Raton around 5:30 a.m. on Friday. The car-pedestrian accident resulted in serious injuries to the pedestrian, who has yet to be identified. He was treated for his injuries at Delray Medical and is expected to survive. Although the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident, the woman driving the car that collided with the pedestrian is not yet facing charges. A stretch of Park Road was closed for three hours to investigate the scene of the motor vehicle crash, with westbound traffic being diverted at Boca Rio Road, just west of the Turnpike overpass. […]
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. […]
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. […]