Category Archives: Car Accidents
Minor Injuries & Car Accidents
When a person is involved in an accident, it is likely that they may suffer injuries of varying severity. If the accident happened due to the negligence of another driver, the injured person generally has the right to seek money damages for what they have been through – however, in Florida, that right is… Read More »
How Does Florida’s No-Fault System Handle Minor Injuries?
When a person is involved in a vehicle accident in Florida, their next steps will be governed by the severity of their injuries. If their injuries are severe, an injured driver is permitted to file suit against the driver who allegedly caused them. However, Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to auto… Read More »
Can I File Suit After Minor Car Accident Injuries In Florida?
Most of the time, the average person will only contemplate filing a personal injury lawsuit if they have been severely injured. Despite that, it is possible, in some cases, to file suit against a negligent person even if the harm you suffered is “minor.” The distinction between “major” and “minor” injuries is often not… Read More »
Do Roundabouts Make Florida Roads More Or Less Dangerous?
Roundabouts, also called traffic circles, are very common in many European cities, but are less often seen in the United States. Florida is one of the states that has begun to implement them on both state roads and highways, at least in theory to improve the flow of traffic in a state with a… Read More »
What Is Florida’s Impact Rule?
Most of the time, a person can only file a personal injury lawsuit if they have sustained a physical injury, and that injury can be shown to have been directly caused by another person’s negligence. One might notice that the injury must be physical; in Florida, a person may not recover damages in personal… Read More »
Exceptions To Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System
Florida is one of the handful of U.S. states that has a no-fault auto insurance system, which means that instead of injured drivers filing suit against the people who allegedly caused their injuries, each driver carries insurance coverage intended for use in covering one’s medical bills. This type of system has its positives and… Read More »
Good Samaritan Is Killed In Road Crash After Stopping To Help
In mid-June 2022, a woman was killed on Florida’s State Road 113 while trying to assist the driver of a crashed car. A man driving a pickup had been struck by a hit-and-run driver, and the ‘Good Samaritan’ pulled over onto the side of the road to see if he was injured. A third… Read More »
Have You Been In A Florida Rollover Accident?
Florida has some of the busiest roads in the United States, but unfortunately, this means an elevated number of traffic accidents occur each year. Some of the most devastating are known as rollover accidents, in which a vehicle will flip and land on its side (or, in rare situations, finish upright). Because of the… Read More »
What Is Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine?
It is not uncommon for people to allow their friends or family to borrow their vehicle, but what many do not know is that in Florida, they may still be on the proverbial hook if their friend or family member negligently causes an accident. Florida observes what is known as the dangerous instrumentality doctrine,… Read More »
Keep Your Eyes On The Road In Florida
Auto accidents happen every day in Florida, for a variety of reasons. However, what many people are not aware of is that some car accidents are caused simply by a swerve, or a failure to maintain one’s lane. Even small movements or lapses in attention when driving a car can lead to injuries and… Read More »