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Personal Injury Law Blog Category: Car Accidents

March 27, 2017

Teen faces felony charge for hit-and-run with injury

A teen from Cape Coral, Florida is held responsible for a hit-and-run collision took place on January 21, on the Midpoint Bridge. The teen, driving a 2011 Infiniti, struck the rear of a moped, causing the driver to be ejected from the bike. As reported in The News-Press, the 17-year-old driver left the scene of […]

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March 13, 2017

Potential for less personal injury protection litigation in Florida

After a motor vehicle accident, those who were injured need funds immediately to pay for medical bills. Under Florida law, auto insurers must provide a maximum of $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) in order to make certain that victims can access the healthcare that they need. It is possible to acquire such coverage regardless […]

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November 16, 2016

High school principal loses both legs in DUI crash

A high school principal is on the road to recovery after undergoing a double leg amputation due to the negligent actions of an alleged drunk driver in an April 26 car crash. According to police, 51-year-old Marilyn Aguilera’s SUV slammed into a fence and hurtled onto the ball field at Tamiami Park in Miami, Florida. […]

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October 07, 2016

Fort Lauderdale detective killed by suspected drunk driver

A memorial service was held on August 26 for a police detective who died in a fiery rear-end collision. Loved ones, police officers and South Florida community members paid their respects to the seven-year veteran of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Christopher Sheehan, 30, was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler in Coral Springs, Florida, located […]

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September 12, 2016

Fort Lauderdale crashes highlight Florida’s high rate of car accidents

Florida has seen a dramatic 43 percent surge in traffic deaths since 2014, according to a recent National Safety Council (NSC) report. The number is significantly higher than the 9 percent increase in fatal crashes nationwide in the first half of this year. Around 19,100 people died while another 2.2 million suffered injuries, compared to […]

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August 25, 2016

Fatal collision due to tire separation

Tire separation was the cause of a deadly crash that occurred between a tractor-trailer and the south median guardrail on Interstate 95 in West Melbourne, Fla. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place in the vicinity of Palm Bay Road where a tractor-trailer was carrying a road construction excavator. The excavator fell […]

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August 22, 2016

First fatality for self-driving car

The first American fatality in which a self-driving car was involved, poses the question of how to accept the car’s life-saving technology. The issue becomes even more difficult given the fact that the motorist had a history of speeding. His name was Joshua D. Brown, age 40, from Canton, Ohio, and he owned a technology […]

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June 01, 2016

Takata airbag recall now largest auto safety recall in history

Takata airbags have been linked to car accidents that have caused 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries, in Florida and elsewhere. Now U.S. officials have announced that an additional 35 million to 40 million airbag inflators will be recalled, adding to the 28.8 million inflators recalled since 2008, making it by far the largest […]

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May 13, 2016

Will self-driving cars cause accidents or prevent them?

Autonomous vehicles are under development by a number of auto manufacturers and other companies, notably Google. The promise of self-driving cars is that they will not only be convenient for travelers, but will greatly reduce car accidents. Some reports indicate that wide adoption of driverless vehicles could reduce car accidents by 90 percent, saving 300,000 […]

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April 12, 2016

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 […]

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