According to statistics, nearly 9,000 people are killed each year when they are ejected from their vehicles. There are an additional 20,000 people who suffer from traumatic and long-lasting injuries due to partial or complete ejections. The NHTSA reports that 28% of all car crash deaths are caused by vehicle ejections. People who are ejected… Read More
Car accidents are the most common reason for people to see a personal injury attorney. Most people will be in 3-4 accidents in their lifetime. Not all of these will result in an injury, of course, but getting hit is a matter of when, not if.
Accidents are often in the news and we’ve curated some of these stories from around Florida here on this section of our website. All stories link back to the original news source.
If you are in a car accident, the first thing to do is to seek medical attention. For insurance to pay you what you deserve for your injuries, you need to prove that you are injured. If the cost of your car repairs and medical bills is under $10,000, or $20,000 if the crash wasn’t your fault, insurance will likely cover the costs because this is the minimum coverage required by law in Florida.
However, injuries can cost far more than this. That’s when you need the help of a personal injury attorney to fight for your needs. We can negotiate with the insurance companies to get you what you deserve and protect you from sneaky tricks. And should they refuse to budge, we will fight on your behalf in the courtroom.
Thousands of people enter courtrooms every day to fight for their due compensation after an injury accident. The ones with the best chances come with a lawyer on their side like one from the team of Chalik Law. We represent the interests of the unjustly injured.
At some point in their driving lifetime, everyone has needed to pass another driver. Each state has certain statutes for passing the vehicle properly, which are relatively similar for each state. The driver should signal their intent to change lanes, check their side-view mirrors and blind spot, and make sure there is room to pass… Read More
Under Florida law, there are two ways that a person can be charged if the police or prosecutors believe that they were driving in a manner that put other people’s lives, health, or property in danger. The first charge is simply a traffic violation. It is a citation for careless driving. Being found guilty of… Read More
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, run-off-road (ROR) collisions account for as much as 70% of all fatal single-vehicle collisions. There are many factors that can contribute to ROR traffic collisions. One such factor is the alignment of the road. For example, 90.2% of fatal single-vehicle collisions that occurred on curved roads were… Read More
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, although wrong-way collisions are rare, especially when compared to other accidents, including head-on crashes, they tend to be fatal. Wrong-way collisions occur most often at night, on weekends, and in the lanes closest to the median. The fatality rate in wrong-way collisions has remained unchanged for several years…. Read More
Experiencing a flat tire is a frustrating problem and can become problematic when on a busy roadway, interstate, or a highway. According to the National Safety Council, a person should do certain things to remain safe when they encounter a tire problem on a highway. If at all possible, you should work your vehicle towards… Read More
In most accident cases, fault is clearly established because one of the drivers failed to obey a traffic law or rear-ended the other vehicle. However, when the driver has suffered a medical emergency, liability is not so simple. Most states recognize the “sudden medical emergency” defense in a car accident. The thought is that the… Read More
Because Florida is currently a no-fault state, each driver must carry insurance called personal injury protection. This insurance covers an individual’s injuries and property damage up to the policy amount. Only if the medical bills and other factors such as pain and suffering exceed the amount of the PIP policy may someone then sue the… Read More
All drivers have a responsibility to obey the laws of the roadway. This includes yielding the right of way to other drivers when warranted. Not only can failing to yield the right of way lead to traffic citations, but it can also lead to liability in the case of an accident. When failure to yield… Read More
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the state had the second-highest number of fatal traffic accidents in work zones in 2016. Workers were present in 35% of those fatal crashes and 44% of the crashes that resulted in serious injuries. To combat the number of crashes that occur in work zones, the agency concentrates… Read More
Street racing has existed in some form since the first automobiles came off the assembly line over a century ago. During prohibition, bootleggers would make modifications to their vehicles to make them better able to outrun law enforcement. This gave birth to the popular sport of NASCAR. In the late 1990s, street racing saw an… Read More
Under Florida law, the crime of vehicular homicide is committed when a person causes the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner that is likely to cause death or great bodily harm. The prosecutor must prove that the driver knowingly drove in such a way that they knew that… Read More
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, approximately 360 lives are lost each year in wrong-way collisions. Due to the speeds that are generally involved, the head-on nature of most wrong-way collisions, these kinds of collisions can be the most serious that occur. After reviewing statistics from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the NHTSA… Read More
Local 10 News reports that a Tesla Model X was torn apart and there were four people injured in a crash on Hallandale Beach Boulevard. The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning and witnesses to the accident say that everyone involved is lucky to be alive. A Nissan GTR ran a traffic light… Read More
Road rage has become a growing problem among drivers in the United States. According to a survey conducted by The Zebra, 82% of drivers reported that they have had road rage or drove aggressively over the past year. 45% of these drivers have reported changing lanes without signaling. 59% show their anger only by honking…. Read More
A side-impact crash, sometimes called a “T-bone” crash is one of the more deadly crashes. While head-on crashes are dangerous and deadly, side-impact crashes may be the most dangerous type of accident because there are no crumple zones. There are just a door and a window between the drivers and passengers and the other vehicle…. Read More
The State of Florida recognizes that accidents happen and people make mistakes. This is why vehicular homicide charges are only presented when a person kills someone while operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is reckless and likely to cause the death of or great bodily harm to another. Reckless driving can be assumed… Read More
Serious car accidents can result in damage ranging from a mangled bumped to a totaled vehicle. They can also result in the vehicle catching fire, a hazard for both the passengers and any onlookers. A violent impact can easily loosen wires and cables, causing electric sparks to fly. If fuel is present, this can cause… Read More
According to Consumer Report’s magazine, the latest version of Tesla’s Autopilot function is doing nothing to quash concerns. The tests performed revealed that the Autopilot’s new upgrade performed worse than human drivers and even created new risks when the company is already facing scrutiny over the system. One of the features, which allows the car… Read More
Statistics reveal that most drivers will be involved in at least one accident in their lifetime. However, a little knowledge about the top causes of car accidents and how to avoid these situations may help you arrive home safely. There are about 350,000 car accidents in Florida each year. Speeding is one of the top… Read More