Florida Auto Accidents: Crash And Burn Your Doubts About Getting Fair Compensation

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Have a Car Accident Lawyer Get It for You We’re in the business of being fair, meaning we won’t lie to you: hiring a car accident compensation lawyer after an accident isn’t always necessary. If someone taps your bumper in a parking lot or stop sign at low speed, you likely won’t have any injuries, and there will be minor or no damage to either vehicle. In these types of situations, reasonable parties often agree not to file a claim. If you have minor injuries, like a scrape or bruise, filing a claim may be more trouble than it’s worth. However, there’s a big caveat: car accident injuries can be insidious, hiding at first before progressively worsening over days, weeks, or even months. If you are unsure whether you’ve been injured more severely than it first appears, the wisest decision is to seek medical attention and contact a car accident lawyer. For any collision involving more than minor injuries and/or vehicle damage, a car accident compensation lawyer is your wallet’s best friend and, for most people, an invaluable source…Read More

More Money & Less Stress: Hiring A Florida Auto Accident Attorney Is Worth It

For tourists and locals alike, summertime in Florida usually means relishing the breathtaking beaches of Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and West Palm Beach, perusing eccentric boutiques and enjoying world-class dining in Sarasota and Hollywood, or catching vibrant festivals and events in Orlando, Miramar, and Hallandale Beach. Unfortunately, it can also mean a surge in auto accidents. In 2021, there were over 400,000 traffic crashes in Florida, an increase of more than 17% from 2020. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida’s population grew nearly 2% from July 2021 to July 2022, making it the state with the fastest-growing population. With a growing population and rising auto accident rates, spending time in Florida this summer could land you in the same place as hundreds of thousands of others: reeling from the aftermath of a serious auto accident. Here are the top 5 advantages of hiring an experienced Florida attorney to handle your auto accident personal injury claim: 1) Professional investigative skills that can make or break your case. Not sure who caused the accident? Certain who caused it but can’t prove it? Either way, if…Read More

Wreck Your Florida Auto Accident Claim In Seven Simple Steps

Learning the Don’ts, So You Simply Don’t Do Them 1. 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), the names and contact information of all parties involved, including witnesses, statements provided by the other parties and/or witnesses, the conditions at the scene of the accident, and the officer’s impression of what occurred and/or which party was at fault. 2. Apologizing To The Other Driver(S) Involved, Or Admitting Wrongdoing. A seemingly benign statement such as, “I’m so sorry, I didn’t see you,” can be used against you, as it could indicate fault on some level. The key is to limit what you say to the other parties involved, and to the authorities. This means that you should not make assumptions about what happened, or give a drawn-out story of what was happening in the moments before the accident. The more unnecessary information you…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 excessive speeds and suddenly crossing center lines. The researchers found that, even if a person is using a hands-free cell phone, there’s still an increase in brain activity and a jump in cardiac rate. Even if the conversation was not emotional in nature, the study revealed that there were definitely changes in the person’s emotional reaction to the conversation, resulting in an increase in the number of driving errors made – almost all of the participants in the test groups made some sort of driving error as a result of the conversation. If you have been involved in an automobile accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to money damages. Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., has over three decades of experience…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 in criminal court. Despite all of this, one thing remains true: approximately 23 percent of Florida drivers are uninsured, according to the Insurance Research Council. This is the fifth highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the entire country. What does this mean for you? It means that your first priority should be to learn how to protect yourself in the event that you become the victim of an accident caused by an uninsured driver. Is The At-Fault Party Suable? An auto accident can completely derail your life, especially if you can’t find a way to obtain compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured as the result of someone else’s negligence. Under these circumstances, most people wonder…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 of a car crash, the compensation will include the cost of repair of the car or vehicle. The third category is the amount of money spent on car rentals while the vehicle is being repaired. And the fourth and perhaps most important factor is loss of income incurred as a result of the injuries suffered in the accident. Obviously, the length of time missed from work will be a big factor in the computation of the lost income. It is of the utmost importance, in order to present a strong case in court, to save all receipts related to the crash, both for medical and repair expenses. The last consideration is pain and suffering, and how the accident will affect your long-term quality of life.…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 in a higher percentage of fatalities when crashes occur at higher than normal speeds. When other dangerous factors – such as fatigue, distracted driving, cellphone use, texting while driving and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – are combined with speeding, the results can prove devastating. According to NHTSA estimates, speed-related crashes cost Americans upwards of $40 billion each year. Please use common sense every time you get behind the wheel on South Florida’s roadways; plan wisely and take your time – it’s a much better proposition to arrive a little late than not to arrive at all. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile, truck or motorcycle accident in Florida due to the negligence of others, contact…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, either temporary or permanent); spinal cord injuries (some resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis); temporary or permanent damage to limbs (even resulting in amputation); and even death. According to 2018 statistics from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there were 857 cyclist’s deaths on our national roads. 75% of the deaths occurred in urban areas, with children ages 5 to 14 being most at risk for death and injury from these accidents. Florida is among the states that has the highest rate of bicycle accident fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, call 1-800-TellRobert now, toll-free, to consult with the Bicycle Injury Department of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. We have over three decades of experience with bicycle injury…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 the time of the collision. And since insurance company adjusters are not necessarily agreeable with these premises – often offering inadequate compensation to individuals involved in car crashes dealing with lesser property damage – it is highly recommended that, if you’ve been involved in any kind of auto accident, you take these immediate important steps: First, contact law enforcement to report the accident. With a report, the driver at fault will not be able to deny the accident never occurred. Second, take pictures to document any damage to your car. Third, visit a doctor as soon as possible, as a trained physician can detect physical damage that may not be immediately apparent. Very often, injuries occur days or weeks following the accident. And lastly, secure…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 Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida has the most boating accidents resulting in injuries and deaths. Boating accidents happen due to variety of causes, including operator’s carelessness, inattention or inexperience, machinery failure, excessive speed, and alcohol intoxication, which is the contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a boat or any other type of watercraft as a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you need a knowledgeable and experienced legal team on your side. For more than three decades, the Boating Accident and Injury Lawyers of Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., have been helping people injured throughout Florida. We stand by our long history of compassion, integrity, and tenacity in bringing justice for the injured.…Read More

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