Category Archives: auto accidents

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Drug-Impaired Driving and Traffic Accidents in Florida

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How big of a problem is drug-impaired driving in Florida? According to a recent article in the Insurance Journal, drugged driving may be a bigger problem when it comes to car accidents than some of us think. Indeed, “U.S. transportation safety officials sound the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators… Read More »

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Will Florida’s No-Fault Car Insurance System End?

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Since the 1970s, Florida has had a no-fault car insurance system in place. It is one of a small minority of remaining states with a no-fault system like this, and it impacts how injury victims in car accidents seek and obtain compensation after a car accident. In no-fault states like Florida, drivers are required… Read More »

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Texting While Driving in Florida

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Currently, texting while driving is only a secondary violation in the state of Florida. In other words, a motorist cannot be stopped and cited merely for texting while driving. Instead, the motorist must be stopped for a primary offense—such as speeding—at which point that motorist can be cited for texting while driving. However, according… Read More »

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School Zone Safety in Florida

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Whether your child attends school in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or another part of South Florida, do you need to be concerned about pedestrian safety and car accident risks within a school zone? According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, school zones are supposed to be safe areas for young students,… Read More »

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Reducing Florida Speed Limits to Prevent Car Accidents

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Could reducing speed limits in Florida help to reduce the number of serious and fatal car crashes in West Palm Beach and throughout the state? According to a recent report from WCTV News, the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering reducing speed limits throughout the state to prevent pedestrian accidents and fatalities, and… Read More »

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Driving Safely with Kids in Car Seats

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If you are regularly driving around West Palm Beach or Boca Raton with a child who requires a car seat, it is important to make sure that you have installed the seat properly to prevent injuries in a car accident. According to a recent report in Today, “many parents are making mistakes with their… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Legislation in Florida

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What should you know about drowsy driving and ways to prevent car accidents in Florida? Recently, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), along with the Florida Department of Transportation and other organizations, led a Drowsy Driving Prevention Week campaign. Residents of West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and cities throughout the… Read More »

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New Study Addresses Distracted Driving in Florida

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Distracted driving can cause serious and fatal car accidents in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. How many of those collisions result from the illegal use of cell phones for texting or other forms of wireless communication? According to an article in the Miami Herald, “Florida drivers are among the most dangerous menaces on… Read More »

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Are Older Drivers Most Likely to Cause Car Accidents?

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Can you be too old to drive safely in West Palm Beach? As an article in TCPalm suggests, seniors may be responsible for almost as many car accidents in Florida as teen drivers. It is important to keep in mind that older adults currently make up approximately 23 percent of the total population in… Read More »

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Estimating the Value of Your Florida Car Accident Claim

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After someone is injured in a car crash, one of the primary considerations when initiating a claim is what amount of damages that person may be entitled to receive. Determining the value of someone’s claim is more difficult than one may believe. There are a wide array of factors a person needs to contemplate… Read More »

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