Category: Car Accidents

The Financial Responsibility Law in Florida

Anytime you go out on the road, you are at risk for an accident. In Florida, car accidents happen more frequently than almost any other place in the United States. It is important that you know how to protect yourself and what you need to do if you get in any kind of accident on… read more

UPDATE: Jessica Guevara Killed In Car Accident That Left Six Children Injured After Tire Blowout In Apollo Beach On Interstate 75 Freeway

Jessica Guevara Killed In Car Accident That Left Six Children Injured After Crash on Interstate 75 Freeway in Apollo Beach; Please Support The Family of the Victim By Donating the the GO FUND ME Page Set Up For Them  APOLLO BEACH, FLORIDA (October 15, 2016) – A 28 year old woman was killed in a car… read more

Can injured pregnant women benefit from care at trauma centers?

Around 8 percent of expectant mothers suffer traumatic injuries such as fractures and open wounds that typically arise from falls or car accidents. A recent study has suggested pregnant women who sustain traumatic injuries may experience better outcomes when treated at trauma centers instead of non-trauma hospitals. According to research published in the Journal of… read more

Driver negligence is the Cause of Most Car Crashes

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that mistakes on the part of drivers are the cause of 94 percent of all car accidents, and about 87 percent of drivers engage in unsafe behaviors. Meanwhile, the number of deaths from car accidents has risen sharply. In 2015, there were 38,300 fatalities and… read more

Teen Driver Risk

Inexperienced Teen Drivers Pose a Risk to Others on Florida Roads All drivers are potentially dangerous, possibly causing serious Florida car accidents involving you or your family members. These wrecks can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones or internal bleeding, and can even result in loss of life. Though any driver can cause a… read more

Watch This Campaign and You Will Never Drive Reckless Again

The holiday season brings a higher volume of drivers on the road in Fort Lauderdale. There are relatives and friends visiting others, there are holiday parties, and there are seasonal residents trying to escape the cold winter season up north. With a greater number of vehicles on the road – and people attending holiday parties… read more

7 of the Best Vehicles for Families

When you are buying a car for your family, safety is paramount. You want a car that’s safe, reliable, spacious, and affordable. U.S. News and World Report assesses the options on the market for families, and publishes a yearly list of the best cars for families for each vehicle class. U.S. News and World Report… read more

Florida Ranks Highest for Crashes Involving Drowning

Any car accident is dangerous, but one few people consider is driving into a body of water. According to a November 8, 2014 article in the Orlando Sentinel, more people drown in cars in Florida than in any other state. Car Accident Drownings Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites Florida as the… read more

Broken Ribs in an Auto Accident in Florida

A broken or fractured rib is a very painful medical condition. When trauma to the chest occurs, a broken or fractured rib is a common result. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of trauma to the chest, and therefore one of the leading causes of broken ribs. If you need help recovering compensation… read more

It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, but it’s not too late to have a talk with your teens about driver safety. Specifically, here are some facts you need to know about teenage texting and driving. Teen Drivers Already Face an Increased Risk of Having a Car Accident  Teen drivers, even before texting is… read more

2017 Car Accident Statistics in South Florida

Car accidents occur every day in South Florida. Some are fender benders and lead to nothing more than scratches, while others result in devastating injuries that completely change the lives of the victims. While many accidents involve two or more cars, some involve only one or a variety of other vehicles present on the road…. read more

How To Obtain a Police Report After a Car Crash

If you’ve been in a car accident and need assistance obtaining a police report, making changes to an incorrect police report or filing a personal injury case for damages, an attorney can help. With a thorough understanding of car accident and personal injury law, the Ft. Lauderdale personal injury firm at Chalik & Chalik Law… read more

In a Car Accident in Florida with No Insurance

The state of Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. This means that in the event of a motor vehicle accident, each driver’s own insurance policy is responsible for paying damages to the policyholder, regardless of fault. For persons involved in an accident without car insurance, knowing what to do can be frustrating. If you’ve… read more

The Facts of Facial Lacerations Cause by Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, it is a blessing to come out alive. But many accident victims suffer disfiguring injuries. Some injuries cause mountains of medical bills, pain and suffering, and anguish. For example, if your airbag did not deploy during a car accident and you struck the steering… read more

Top 10 Car Accident Causes in Florida in 2012

In 2012, Florida experienced 281,340 traffic accidents involving 468,470 drivers, resulting in 2,430 fatalities, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. While some of these accidents were caused by unknown or unpredictable factors, the majority of them were preventable and occurred as a result of driver error. Below are the top… read more

Child Passenger Safety Week (9/14-9/20) : How to Tell if Your Child is in the Right Car Seat

Car safety seats for children play a vital role in protecting your kids when driving in the car. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a 2011 study in Pediatrics, car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants by 71 percent, and for toddlers by 54 percent. Sadly though,… read more

More Intersection Traffic Cameras May Be on the Way in Palm Beach County

The daily commute can be stressful. A lot of drivers are in a rush to get to work on time, which might lead to reckless behaviors like running red lights that can put others at risk. Palm Beach County commissioners have decided not only to keep the traffic cameras that issues automatic tickets for traffic… read more

The Pros and Cons of New Auto-Digital Technologies

Google is investing a lot of time and money in auto-digital technologies, working toward making cars of the future a current-day reality. It has co-founded the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), an industry group that includes car manufacturers working to integrate computer technologies (specifically Android) into automotive systems. Car-Based Software and the Open Automotive Alliance By… read more

Top Rated Safe Cars for 2014: Raising the Bar on Safety Standards

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranks cars according to safety features and publishes its findings in a list, “Top Safety Picks,” a ranking that automakers covet. This year, it has toughened its standards in an attempt to get more auto manufacturers to begin using new safety technologies that will prevent crashes…. read more

A Brief Overview of the IntelliDrive System & Its Potential Benefits

In 2009, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) launched an initiative to bring sophisticated computer technologies into vehicles. The program, called IntelliDrive, is now in its pilot phase, and we may soon begin to see more IntelliDrive-equipped vehicles on the road. What is IntelliDrive? IntelliDrive is a suite of computer technologies and software applications that… read more