The Villages News reports that a daughter has finally seen justice in court after her father’s death resulting from a hit-and-run crash. On Tuesday, a Sumter County court sentenced 34-year-old Natem Stonic to five years in prison. The victim’s daughter, Jacqueline Noyes was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down. The victim, Theodore Chalifoux,… 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.
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
Fleeing from the police is against the law in many states and Florida is no exception. Prior to 2003, however, the charge was only a misdemeanor. Since 2003, a person who is willfully refusing to stop for a law enforcement officer is a third-degree felony offense. This is the case regardless of whether the police… Read More
Between October and December, love is in the air for most deer. Those months mark mating season when deer are at their most mobile. Unfortunately, this means that this is the time when most car accidents involving deer take place. To keep yourself safe and your car intact you might want to consider these safety… Read More
Head-on crashes account for only a small percentage of all overall accidents, but those accidents tend to be severe enough to cause 10% of all fatalities. Head-on crashes had a 58% fatality rate in 2017 according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A large percentage of head-on collisions occur when a driver crosses the… Read More
While head-on collisions only account for an estimated 2% of all traffic accidents, they account for over 10% of all traffic fatalities. Head-on accidents can lead to injuries such as spinal injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries. These accidents are often more serious because of the speeds that are involved. There… Read More
While Tesla certainly has innovated the motor vehicle, offering fully electric vehicles that are stylish and perform well, they are not without problems. One of the first problems is that the “Autopilot” system, sometimes marketed as fully self-driving, is not. The company is facing numerous lawsuits and NHTSA scrutiny over the system, which may have… Read More
Roadway departure crashes, sometimes called run-off-road collisions, are frequently severe. Because most of these crashes occur at high speeds, they can cause catastrophic injury and even death. Typically, roadway departure accidents are caused by driver error. They have frequently been attributed to driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, overcorrecting, driving while drowsy, and speeding through a… Read More
Side-impact collisions, sometimes called “T-bone” accident, are among some of the deadliest accidents that can occur. They typically occur as a failure to yield, especially at intersections. According to the NHTSA, deaths caused by side-impact crashes have risen by 20% in the last two decades. The popularity of SUVs and faster travel speeds are a… Read More
NBC-2 reports that a Florida man was busted for speeding at 100 m.p.h. and causing a wreck. The crash occurred on September 24th. Jivon Rodriguez was driving 102 m.p.h. on Del Prado Boulevard South, which is a 45-m.p.h. zone. As Franklin Mihacy attempted to turn left onto SE 14th Street, he turned into the path of… Read More
Most people are aware of the dangers involved with driving while intoxicated, but the problem still persists. Although Florida ranks pretty low when it comes to DUIs compared with other states, there is still a serious issue. In 2016, there were 5,223 alcohol-related crashes. 417 of those crashes were fatal. Alcohol-related does not necessarily mean… Read More
WTXL Tallahassee reports that the Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on crash that was fatal in Madison County. The accident happened on Tuesday at 11:34 p.m. on Interstate-10 near mile marker 260 in Madison County, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. A Subaru Outback was being driven the wrong way in the westbound lane of I-10…. Read More
Although wrong-way crashes make up only a small percentage of all overall crashes, they often make for terrifying and sensational headlines. The truth is that due to the nature of wrong-way collisions, they do cause more serious injuries and fatalities than other types of freeway crashes. Wrong-way crashes are generally head-on crashes that take place… Read More
His origins are debatable, but most date the origin of the internet sensation “Florida Man” to a 2013 Twitter feed that went viral. It concerned the story of a Floridian named Scott Simon who apparently butt-dialed 911 to be overheard discussing murder plans. What may have been a viable conspiracy charge soon devolved into lunacy… Read More