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Think of Lindsay Sapp Before You Drink and Drive This Holiday Season

By Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC |

The next time you get into your car, think of Lindsay Sapp. The 18-year-old high school junior died on May 10, 2021, two days after she was involved in a four-vehicle crash on State Road 70 in Lake Placid.   She was killed due to the negligence of a drunk driver.  “It all comes down… Read More »

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Car Accidents Caused By Combined Alcohol And Cannabis Intoxication

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Drunk driving can result in serious car accidents, and using marijuana can result in severe collisions. What happens when a motorist combines the two substances and gets behind the wheel? According to a recent article in Psychology Today, extremely severe crashes can result. Anyone who has been injured in a serious car accident in… Read More »

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Large Trucks And Passenger Pickup Trucks: Injury Risks In Motor Vehicle Collisions

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When most people think about the dangers posed by big trucks on the Florida roads, they are thinking about semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other names for large commercial trucks that often weigh 20 or 30 times as much as a passenger vehicle and thereby causing severe injuries in auto collisions with smaller cars…. Read More »

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Texting While Driving: Knowing The Dangers

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Since 2019, a law in Florida has allowed law enforcement officers to stop drivers for the offense of texting while driving. The law, which took effect in October 2019, made texting while driving a primary offense in the state and started fines at $30. Yet texting while driving continues to happen in Florida, and… Read More »

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Rideshare Services May Reduce Car Accident Injuries In Florida

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Can Uber and Lyft help to reduce the rate of car accident injuries in Florida and across the country? According to a recent study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and published in JAMA Surgery, it appears that they can lower the overall rate of auto… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida: What You Need to Know

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Florida has one of the highest rates of hit-and-run accidents of all states across the country, and these collisions often result in pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicle occupants sustaining serious and fatal injuries. In a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, researchers indicated that hits and runs have been increasing across the country,… Read More »

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Labor Day

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Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.  It first became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day frequently involves road trips, backyard get-togethers, and parties.  So far, so good. Unfortunately, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 390 people may die on U.S. roads this Labor Day holiday period.  Did… Read More »

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School Bus Safety Tips As Children Head Back To School

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Florida school buses carry precious cargo – our children. Motorists should always be alert and drive with caution around school buses and in school zones where children may be present like schools, bus stops, school buses, and school parking lots. Parents should also go over safety tips with their children to make sure they… Read More »

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NEW LAW: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed the Essential State Infrastructure bill, which received bipartisan support in Tallahassee.  This new law has several facets, but as it relates to electric vehicles (EVs) it, “Requires the FDOT, in coordination with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Office of Energy within the Department of Agriculture and… Read More »

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Does Your Car Insurance Coverage Protect You And Your Family?

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Selling auto insurance is a highly competitive business.  Television ads tout how one company can save you a few percentage points while another claims to be able to save you money by letting you buy only the coverage you need.  The coverage you need?  The problem is that most people don’t understand insurance policies… Read More »

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