Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents
What is Florida’s “move over” law, and is it effective?
You are driving in Lakeland when you see an emergency vehicle stopped on the side of the road, assisting a prior crash. What do you do? According to Florida law, you must move over to ensure you do not collide with the stopped vehicle. What are move over laws? Florida’s move over law requires… Read More »
TBIs can be caused by personal injuries
Personal injuries are caused by personal injury accidents. And, if you have watched daytime television for any amount of time, you know the hallmark of personal injury accidents is the car accident and the physical injuries that result. As a result, many people do not know that traumatic brain injuries are just as common… Read More »
Must I accept my insurer’s lowball offer following a car crash?
When a person is in a car crash, they will file a claim with their insurer. But they must remember that the insurer is looking out for their own bottom line, not the crash victim’s. Simply put, most insurers want to pay as little as possible for motor vehicle accident claims, to maximize their… Read More »
Distracted driving continues to be a problem in Florida
We have all been hearing about the dangers of distracted driving for years now. While distracted drivers have always been a factor in many car accidents, the technology that is part of our world today has only increased the ways that drivers can become distracted. By now, we know we should avoid technological devices… Read More »
Study: ‘Deadliest mile’ in nation is a stretch of Florida highway
Most Florida drivers know that some stretches of road are more dangerous than others. And many of us imagine that our state’s roadways are more dangerous than those in other states. A recent study lends weight to this suspicion. In fact, it found that the most dangerous mile of road in the entire country… Read More »
What can you do if you are sharing the road with a drunk driver?
Who does not like having a glass of wine at their Thanksgiving dinner, eggnog at the family Christmas celebration or champagne on New Year’s Eve? The holidays are here in Lakeland and for most people this means enjoying a drink responsibly. Still, some people take their drinking too far and get behind the wheel… Read More »
Rebuilding your life after a car accident
Being the victim of a car accident can derail your entire life. You may suffer from debilitating injuries and face weeks or months of healing and recuperation. Some injuries may even be permanent. Your injuries could require a hospital stay or ongoing medical treatment, which leave you with medical bills that continue to pile… Read More »
How experts reconstruct accidents
Many media reports of traffic accidents conclude with the phrase “The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.” A recent report of a collision between an automobile and a school bus ended with this exact phrase (except for the deletion of the name of the county where the accident occurred.) What does this phrase mean?… Read More »
How liability is different for commercial vehicle accidents
Cars today have many safety features that are designed to protect occupants in the event of an accident. Airbags and other improvements have no doubt saved thousands of lives. Unfortunately, there’s only so much these features can do. When high speeds and high mass are involved, the laws of physics dictate that a vehicle… Read More »
Golf pro Bart Bryant killed in two-vehicle crash
The golf world suffered a major shock when a well-known golf pro was killed in a traffic accident. While not a household name, golfer Bart Bryant was quietly successful on the PGA Tour, winning three tournaments before choosing semi-retirement. News of Bryant’s death spread quickly across the country. The accident According to the Polk… Read More »