In Florida, all motorists have a duty to obey the rules of the road including yielding the right-of-way to other drivers, motorcyclists, or pedestrians. When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way and an accident occurs, they could find themselves liable for the other party’s losses, including property damage, personal injury, and wrongful death. What […]
Blog Category: Car Accidents
Should I Get a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Car Accident that Wasn’t My Fault?
You aren’t required to hire a lawyer after a car accident if the accident wasn’t your fault. However, if you were injured or there are questions about liability, hiring a Lutz personal injury attorney would be the smart thing to do. Why You Should Get a Personal Injury Lawyer If You Were Injured in a […]
5 Defensive Driving Tips to Avoid a Lutz Car Accident
In Florida, it only takes a split second for an auto accident to cause death or serious injury. A car accident can happen anywhere at any time for a thousand different reasons. Are you prepared? The best way to avoid an auto accident, other than staying off the road, is to be a defensive driver. […]
Pay Attention: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
There are too many people being injured or killed in Florida due to distracted driving. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, there were 56,425 distracted driving related accidents across the state in 2021. These accidents caused 2,723 serious bodily injuries and 333 deaths. To shine a spotlight on the problem, the […]
Can a Dash-Cam Impact Your Florida Car Accident Case?
More and more Florida residents are placing dashboard-mounted cameras, also known as dash-cams, in their vehicles. These devices allow drivers to capture and record the events taking place in the environment surrounding their vehicle; including any car accidents they may happen to be involved in. If you’ve been injured in a Florida car accident, you […]
The Mental and Emotional Toll of a Florida Car Accident
When discussing injuries resulting from a Florida car accident, we usually refer to whiplash, broken bones, burns, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. But there are other types of injuries you can suffer after an auto accident. Mental and emotional trauma caused by a car accident can be just as damaging as physical injuries. […]
Can Not Wearing a Seat Belt Hurt Your Case if You’re Injured in a Florida Car Accident?
Wearing your seat belt is one of the best ways to avoid serious injury in the event of an accident. According to the latest data from the NHSTA, 47% of the vehicle occupants killed in auto accidents in 2019 were unbuckled when the accident occurred. Data also revealed that seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 […]
Causes of Leg Pain After a Winter Haven Car Accident
It’s not uncommon to experience leg pain — including knee pain, foot pain, and shin pain — after an accident. Pain resulting from injuries like fractured leg bones, deep cuts, or crush injuries is easy to diagnose. However, other causes of leg pain after a car accident, such as soft tissue injuries, aren’t always so […]
Who Is Liable in Winter Haven Sideswipe Accidents?
Sideswipe accidents are among the most dangerous types of car accidents in Winter Haven. A sideswipe accident happens when two vehicles are traveling alongside each other in the same direction and one vehicle crosses lanes and collides with the other vehicle. Automobiles and their occupants are particularly vulnerable in sideswipe accidents. The sides of a […]
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in Central Florida
Exercising, eating healthy, watching our weight, and not smoking are all ways we can avoid succumbing to the two leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease and cancer. However, there’s no foolproof way of preventing the third leading cause of death: accidents. A fatal accident can happen anywhere at any time. According to […]