Library: Car And Motorcycle Accidents

TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS FOR THE 15-PASSENGER VAN

15-passenger vans, often used by churches, daycare centers, and large families have a higher rate of rollover crashes. Rollover crashes have a high fatality rate. If your travel plans include a group trip in a 15-passenger van here are some important safety tips that you should be aware of to minimize the potential risks posed […]

MAKING SENSE OF SPINAL DISC INJURY AFTER A SERIOUS ACCIDENT – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

Injury to the discs in the spine after a serious accident is common. Disc injury can have many names, “herniated disc”, “bulging disc”, “pinched nerve”, “ruptured disc”, “torn disc”, “slipped disc”, “disc protrusion”, etc. It is also common that symptoms of a disc injury after an accident may not show up immediately after the accident. […]

WHO HAS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ON THE ROADWAY IN FLORIDA? DO YOU KNOW?

Failure to yield the right of way was the second leading cause of fatal accidents and accidents resulting in injury in Florida in 2010. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2010 Florida traffic Crash Statistics Report, failure to yield the right-of-way was the right behind careless or negligent driving as a contributing […]

WHAT ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS TIMES TO BE ON THE ROAD?

Whether you are a parent of a young driver, an elderly driver, or are just curious when the most dangerous times to be on the road in Florida are – here are seven interesting facts that may help. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ 2010 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics: There are more […]

CURRENT GDL LAWS IN FLORIDA WHY IS THIS PROGRAM IMPORTANT

The purpose of the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program is to reduce injury and death in young teen drivers by easing teens onto the road in stages as they gain experience and maturity. Florida’s GDL law is staged in three levels: Stage 1 – Learner’s Permit: Teens must be at least 15 years old to […]

PUT DOWN THAT PHONE: TEXTING A LEADING CAUSE OF FLORIDA CAR ACCIDENTS

In 2011, distracted driving was attributed to the deaths of 3,331 people in car accidents throughout the country. Another 387,000 people were injured due to distracted driving. One of the biggest contributors to distracted driving accidents in Florida is texting on cell phones. Texting greatly interferes with a driver’s ability to focus on driving. The […]

MUST-READ STATISTICS ON FLORIDA WORK ZONE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

– – – – – If you have traveled Florida’s roadways, you are familiar with the sight of work zones along the highway. Unfortunately, these zones increase the risk of an Ocala car crash. Drivers traveling through work zone areas need to slow down and pay close attention in order to navigate narrowed lanes, read […]

DISTRACTED DRIVING | LEADING CAUSE OF FLORIDA CAR ACCIDENTS

– – – – – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, drivers who are distracted while traveling on roadways are far more likely to be involved in a car crash. It is estimated more than 800,000 drivers are distracted by cell phones every minute on our nation’s roadways. Mobile devices, however, are just […]

DROWSY DRIVING AS DANGEROUS AS DRIVING DRUNK – DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE DANGER!

– – – – – Driving under the influence of not enough sleep can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Association, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes each year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 fatalities. However, the number is most likely much higher […]

THE 3 BASIC STEPS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT CLAIM

In this article, accident attorney, Jeffrey Meldon, explains how to begin to go about telling if you have an accident claim or not, using his three basic step approach. Determining if you have an insurance claim to file is step one in being reimbursed for your losses in an auto accident. I like to use […]