Attention Attorneys!
Be part of FLG’s exclusive 
Legal Network. Sign up
to be included in our list of
Preferred Referral Attorneys.

Category : Accidents

Wreck Your Florida Auto Accident Claim In Seven Simple Steps

Learning the Don’ts, So You Simply Don’t Do Them Waiting To Call The Police. Under Florida law, you have an obligation to report any accident that involves property damage or bodily injury. The police report made by the responding officer(s) could prove vital to your claim, as it should establish the facts of the accident itself (e.g., location, date, time),… Read More →

Talking Or Texting While Driving Is Dangerous.

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, found that motorists who talk on cell phones while driving made more driving errors compared to drivers who were not engaged in phone conversations. The study revealed that these motorists were found to be much more likely to make common driving errors, including improper lane changes, driving at… Read More →

Uninsured Drivers And Auto Accidents In Florida: Your Legal Remedies

Having auto insurance isn’t a choice in Florida; it’s a requirement. Personal injury protection (PIP) in the amount of $10,000, as well as property damage liability (PDL) in the amount of $10,000 is required under Florida law. In addition to driver’s license suspension or revocation, a driver who is found without the proper amount of auto insurance could find themselves… Read More →

How Is Compensation Determined In Car Accident Cases?

There are five major factors taken into account to determine the settlement amount in a personal injury claim resulting from a car crash. The first is the amount of money spent on medical treatments and related expenses, such as medicines and drugs, professional fees and hospital bills. The second is damages to property; if a personal injury is the result… Read More →

Speeding May Not Get You There Faster; In Fact, It May Not Get You There At All!

Automobile accidents happen more frequently in Florida than anyone fully realizes – current statistics reveal that there’s a crash every 10 seconds, with close to 5 fatalities reported every hour as a result of those crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that speeding is not only a major contributing factor in vehicle accidents nationwide, but also results… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

Bicycle accidents can result in injuries, and these injuries can result in short- or long-term complications. Besides the common minor scrapes and bruising resulting from common spills, most serious injuries result from collisions with motor vehicles, which may include fractured or broken bones; internal injuries and bleeding; facial scarring and disfigurement; skull fractures and/or brain injuries (some resulting in coma,… Read More →

Do You Really Need Legal Help For A Minor ‘Fender Bender’ Auto Accident?

While “minor fender benders” in South Florida often result in negligible property damages, it is never safe to assume that such simple accidents always result in logical outcomes. “Fender bender” is a low-speed minor accident that can turnout exceptionally costly when all is said and done. Vehicle occupants, for instance, could have suffered injuries that were not immediately apparent at… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Boating Accident In Florida?

Surrounded by water, and home to thousands of lakes, rivers, and canals, boating is one of the most common recreational activities in Florida. It is meant to be a safe and fun way to enjoy Florida’s warm weather. Unfortunately, with so many boats traversing our waterways on a daily basis, accidents are bound to happen. According to Florida Fish and… Read More →

Is Your Teen Safe Behind The Wheel On South Florida Roadways?

Time flies, and all of a sudden your baby is a teenager and wants to drive. While this thought may inject a combination of pride and fear in the hearts of most parents, as it is the parent’s job to keep their children safe, there are things you can and should do to increase the chances that your teen will… Read More →

Memorial Day – Celebrate With A Plan!

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. Families and friends gather together for a picnic or barbecue. However, it’s important to celebrate safely, alcohol has become very common at most occasions as a tool to celebrate. Thus please remember, blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more is the qualifier for drunk driving. Much smaller levels can still put people at… Read More →

Finding The Right Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in South Florida due to ignorance and carelessness of others, your choice of a Personal Injury Attorney may be the most important decision you can make to protect both yourself and your loved ones’ legal rights. How do you know you have found the right Personal Injury Attorney to… Read More →

Have You Been Hit By A Drunk Driver And Suffered Injuries?

If you or a loved one has been the victim of an automobile accident or injury as a result of someone driving under the influence of alcohol, there are four basic steps you must take to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. First and foremost, you should obtain a copy of the police… Read More →

Decrease Your Odds Of Being Involved In An Auto Accident In Florida

The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic with over 5 million auto accidents happening annually, resulting in injuries (many with permanent disabilities) to more than 3 million people, and over 40,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, car accidents will continue to happen as long as people continue to drive, but we can all use some common… Read More →

Be Aware Of Aggressive Drivers On South Florida Roads!

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as “the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner which endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.” It is equally dangerous for pedestrians, cyclists as well as a motorist. As reported by NHTSA, approximately one-third of motor vehicle accidents resulting in deaths are caused by road rage. Examples… Read More →

Ban On Texting And Driving Advancing Through The Legislature

A bill that would let law enforcement pull over Florida drivers they see texting and driving is moving closer to becoming law. House Bill 107, filed by state Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa, was passed unanimously by the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. The bill will now go to the House Appropriations Committee. The new proposed bill would shift texting while driving… Read More →

Motorcycle Safety – Dress Right When You Ride!

Every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts will take to the roads. If you are one of them, make sure you are safe. According to 2018 reports from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), a nonprofit organization representing state highway safety offices, nearly 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. That’s significantly higher than passenger vehicle occupant fatalities. One… Read More →

Head Injury Is Not Always Immediately Apparent After An Accident

When head injuries are suspected after an accident, immediate medical treatment is of utmost importance. Although signs of head trauma can be readily apparent immediately after a car accident, mild head injuries may not result in any major symptoms and may even be confused with symptoms of other types of medical conditions. But symptoms may indeed show up well after the… Read More →

Is There A Time Limit To File A Claim For Injuries In Florida If You Did Not Report Injuries At The Time Of The Car Accident?

Yes, depending on the type of claim being filed. If you find yourself involved in a car crash in Florida, you should immediately report it to the police, even if no injuries are apparent, as a police report can assist the insurance companies in determining who was at fault. If you’ve suffered injuries in the accident, you should also seek… Read More →

Insurance Companies Do Not Always Act In Your Best Interests!

Even though you are paying your insurance company to protect your assets, they are mainly interested in protecting their own vested interests and bottom lines, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their profits. When dealing with insurance companies, it is important to understand how they work, so your settlement is full and fair. Simply stated, insurers… Read More →

What Action Should I Take If Involved In A Car Crash In Florida?

While we all try to be safe and responsible drivers, someone else’s reckless decision behind the wheel may only take a second, and the resulting injuries to you or your loved ones could last a lifetime. Here are seven important steps to keep in mind if you’re faced with an automobile accident in Florida due to someone else’s heedlessness. Call… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Rideshare Accident In South Florida?

More and more people are using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft for its convenience. However, most have no idea what steps to take if they were involved in a rideshare accident. Most rideshare companies hold liability insurance that will protect you if you were involved in a collision. As with any accident, you should seek immediate medical help, even… Read More →

The Importance Of Preserving Evidence In An Auto Accident

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and if you have been injured in a vehicular accident or any other accident, it is important to have as much evidence as possible to support your legal claim. If you have been hurt in a car crash, take photos of the car you were in, the scene of… Read More →

Are Head Injuries Immediately Noticeable After An Accident?

Although signs of severe head trauma can be readily apparent immediately after a car crash or slip and fall incident, milder head injuries may not reflect initial symptoms, and sometimes may even be confused as indicators of other types of medical conditions. Symptoms that could indeed be a direct result of the accident may sometimes show up weeks or even… Read More →

Pedestrian Accidents Can Happen Anywhere, Anytime In South Florida

More stringent laws about vehicle safety and driver behavior have succeeded in reducing the number of fatalities in car crashes, but the number of people killed in pedestrian accidents has actually increased in recent years. Pedestrians have a great responsibility in staying attentive at all times and following simple rules such as crossing the road only at the designated crosswalks, but… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Boating Accident?

The State of Florida, surrounded by water on three sides, and home to thousands of lakes, rivers and canals, is universally recognized as one of the boating capitals of the world. Unfortunately, with so many varieties of vessels traversing our waterways on a daily basis, boating accidents are bound to happen. Boating accidents happen due to variety of causes, including… Read More →

Should You Automatically Be Considered At Fault In A One-Car Accident?

Traffic accidents in South Florida are not always the result of vehicles crashing into each other. Single-car crashes are more common than people realize, and the fault may not always rest with the driver. The accident may have resulted from circumstances beyond the driver’s control, such as hazardous road conditions or defective or malfunctioning equipment within the vehicle being driven.… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

Most bicycle accidents in Florida are minor in nature, but some result in serious injuries for the cyclist. More than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments – and more than 700 fatalities are reported – as a result of bicycle-related injuries each year, with children ages 5 to 14 being most at risk for death and… Read More →

South Florida Roads Can Be Dangerous For Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycles can be a lot of fun. Not only do they offer a freeing and exhilarating experience on the South Florida roads, they are also much easier to maintain than the larger cars or trucks, and also provide great gas mileage. However, since motorcycles do not have many of the safety features inherent to cars and trucks – such as seat… Read More →

Have You Suffered An Accident Related To Roadwork In Florida?

By and large, highway construction and maintenance work in our roads is typically carried out by independent contractors, hired by the State. These contractors have an obligation to ensure public safety, but in some cases some of the applicable State safety laws – such as ensuring the correct placement of necessary road signs and the proper disposal of scattered debris… Read More →

Stress And Trauma Can Persist Long After Accident Injuries Have Healed

People who have suffered a serious personal injury may continue experiencing psychological after-effects well after they have completed successful medical rehabilitation. While it may be normal to experience feelings such as general confusion, irritability, anxiety, sadness, helplessness and even insomnia after an injury has physically healed, it is just as important to understand that if the stress remains constant, continuing… Read More →

Five Things That Don’t Mix Well With Getting Behind The Steering Wheel

Texting. No matter how much the danger of texting while driving has been publicized, nationwide reports keep mounting about accidents and fatalities resulting from this extremely dangerous activity. Talking on a Cell Phone. We’ve gotten so used to the idea of using the cell phone in our daily life that we forget that doing so in our vehicles prevents us from keeping… Read More →

Concussions In Car Crashes Often Go Unnoticed And Unreported

Thousands of people are involved in automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents each year in the State of Florida. Many types of traumatic brain injuries can result from vehicular accidents, concussions being one of the most prevalent. If concussions are minor, however, they can go undetected, and minor concussions can still have a long-term impact, even months after an accident, that… Read More →

Allow Yourself The Proper Time To Get There Without Speeding

Current statistics reveal that automobile accidents happen with alarming frequency in Florida – there’s a crash every 10 seconds, and close to 5 people die every hour. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is not only a major contributing factor in vehicle accidents nationwide, but also results in a higher percentage of fatalities when crashes occur.… Read More →

How Are Settlements Determined In Vehicular Accident Cases?

There are four major categories that determine the amount or extent of the compensation in deciding a personal injury claim resulting from a vehicular accident. The first is the amount of money spent on medical treatments, which will include all related expenses – such as medicines and drugs, professional fees and hospital bills. The second is damages to property –… Read More →

5 Things Every Car Accident Report Should Include

When you’re in a car accident, file an immediate report. Even if you’re not injured on the scene, physical side effects could appear later on. Your vehicle could also suffer “hidden” damages that show up days or weeks after the crash. Once the police arrive on the scene, provide enough detail to build a sufficient case, if and when you… Read More →

Lessen Your Odds Of Being Involved In An Auto Accident In South Florida

Over 5 million auto accidents happen annually in American roads, resulting in injuries (many with permanent disabilities) to more than 3 million people, and over 40,000 fatalities. Unfortunately, car accidents will continue to happen as long as people continue to drive, but we can all use some common sense behavior to lessen the odds of being involved in a crash.… Read More →

Have You Suffered Burn Injuries In An Accident In South Florida?

While residential fires are the most common cause of burn injuries in the United States, these injuries can also result from a variety of reasons, such as car, motorcycle, boat or airplane crashes, contact with electronic devices or unexpected hot substances, inadequate wiring and defective products, among many possibilities. Almost half a million people annually suffer the consequences of burn… Read More →

Is it worth it to secure legal help for a “minor” auto accident?

Minor “fender benders” in South Florida often result in negligible property damages, but it is never safe to assume that simple accidents result in fair outcomes. Vehicle occupants in such accidents, for instance, could have been injured, but the injuries were not immediately apparent at the time of the collision. Insurance company adjusters are not necessarily agreeable with these premises,… Read More →

Car Accidents in Bad Weather Conditions

Driving in poor conditions can cause serious auto accidents. Car after car can crash into each other because of lowered range of sight and lowered grip of the car. I’m sure you have seen a lot of car accidents videos and picture which illustrate this scenario. Especially when the winter comes, the main suspect for causes of car accidents is… Read More →

Motorcycle Accidents in South Florida

As you would have probably guessed, motorcyclists face a lot more danger when driving on the road. They are not protected by the body of the car as other drivers, which is what makes them so vulnerable. And when this is combined with the negligence of other drivers around them, the results can be catastrophic. Most often, motorcycle accidents result… Read More →

4 Things You Didn’t Know about Highway Construction Accidents

Nowadays, road construction and construction projects of some sort are a common sight across the United States. And sadly, sometimes things go wrong. Either bad signage, debris from the construction site, or driver distraction caused by the construction itself, can lead to serious highway construction accidents with possible injuries and fatalities not only for the drivers of the vehicles involved,… Read More →

Information about Car Accidents you need to be aware of

Preface Auto accidents are a plague to the modern world. More than 30,000 casualties due to car crashes are documented every year, and in addition more than 2 million people get seriously injured. Keep in mind that this is just in the US. In this article we will aim to educate you on the common motor vehicle accident causes, the… Read More →

Staying Safe While Driving in the Rain

Driving in inclement weather has a significant impact on vehicle safety, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Be Cautious of Motorcycles on the Road

Motorcycles are very popular vehicles in Florida because they can be easily driven all year round. Motorcycles are a great way to get around and offer a cost effective mode of transportation. There are also some dangers in riding a motorcycle. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to… Read More →

15 ways everyday people get into Car Accidents

Getting into a car accident can ruin your day, doesn’t matter the time or place. It definitely leads to several unwanted headaches and expenses. Not to mention, the possibility of severe injury to yourself or others. We are going to help you by listing the most common ways people get into car accidents. Therefore help you prevent any future automobile… Read More →

5 Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Driving can be dangerous enough as it is. Get on a motorcycle, removed from the protective walls of a car or truck, and it becomes even more dangerous. The main reason is that your body and head are more exposed to the objects and surfaces out there on the road in the case of an accident. It is also more… Read More →

DUI Legal Cases

A Closer Inspection At Drunk Driving – Information For Legal Clients Every half an hour someone dies, and each two minutes someone is hurt within the U.S. within an alcohol-related accident. The private injuries caused by a person driving while intoxicate (DWI) or drunk (Drunk driving) are frequently severe and financially devastating. For that sufferers, justice from the liable party… Read More →

Tractor Trailer Accidents

The U.S. Dot (Us dot) roughly estimations that 18 wheeler collisions kill over 5,000 people yearly and then leave 131,000 struggling with debilitating injuries. Us dot studies also indicate that tractor trailer crashes take into account 5% of accident-related injuries and most 14% of deaths every year. An 18 wheeler attorney will investigate occurrences of suspected negligence for operators who’re… Read More →

Car Accident Kills 10 People

In the busy streets of South Florida, 10 people and an unborn child were killed in 24 hours last August 18-19, 2012. Four people were found dead on a fiery head-on collision that took place in Gratigny Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade on Sunday. The seven month pregnant woman along with a 5 year old girl and elderly churchgoer were killed… Read More →

Tractor Trailer Crash Wrongful Death

Tractor Trailer Crash Wrongful Death … on the paved shoulder of I-4, the victim’s car burst into flames leading to Ms. Daniels’ death on the spot.

Reckless Driving Knocks Construction Worker off Bridge

Sixty-year-old construction worker, Larry Norris fell roughly 15 feet off Siesta Key Bridge in Sarasota just as when a hit-and-run driver struck him while he was working on the bridge. Reports state that the worker was hit by a burgundy Lexus Sedan and was immediately treated at the Sarasota Hospital. Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident… Read More →

Get Help Now
Accessibility Accessibility
× Accessibility Menu CTRL+U