Motorcycle accidents fall under the category of personal injuries. To establish a prima facie case for personal injury, a plaintiff must show: (1) the existence of a legal duty owed by the defendant, (2) breach of that duty, (3) actual and proximate cause, (4) damages, and (5) no defenses. Because motorcycles are smaller than cars … Read More
Are there any rules about truck drivers texting while they drive? I was involved in a truck accident in Palm Beach and think the driver was texting at the time of the accident.
Yes, there are definitely rules about truck drivers texting and driving while they are on the road. These rules went into effect in January 2010. Federal guidelines state that commercial truck drivers are prohibited from texting and driving. Drivers who violate these rules could face civil or criminal penalties up to $2,750. According to research … Read More
Where You Ride Can Be a Factor in Florida Fatality Rates
When a fatal crash is reported the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) records the details of where the victim was at the time of the accident. By classifying the occupant type they can work on targeting safety improvements for many types of vehicle and pedestrian accidents in Florida. In 2009 there were 2,558 … Read More
Know your Types of Fatal Crashes and the Florida Crash Statistics
When a car accident in Florida is deemed “common” it is because it falls into the category of the serious injuries or fatal crashes most commonly reported by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2009 there were 2,558 total fatalities reported in their annual statistics and they can be broken down in … Read More
What is the formula for calculating a fair Florida car accident settlement?
When you have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one in a car accident in Florida, you can file a claim against the responsible insurance company to cover your damages. In turn, the insurer may offer you a settlement to resolve your case but there is no magic formula that works for … Read More
What Florida Car Accident Statistics Reveal About Your Accident
You’ll often hear people talking about a “common” car accident in Florida but that statement doesn’t really weigh in until you look at Florida car accident statistics. The numbers recorded annually in car accident statistics show just how common a car accident in Florida can be, but they also reveal a great deal about the … Read More
Nerve Damage Resulting from Palm Beach Car Accident Injuries
Not all cases of nerve damage are simply a nerve that is compressed, stretched, or cut. In many cases, a preceding injury causes the nerve to be damaged, creating the need for that injury to be repaired first before the nerve damage can be treated or relieved When you are in a serious car accident, … Read More
How should I deal with insurance adjusters after suffering injury in an accident in Florida?
When you are injured in an accident in Florida, you may find yourself filing a Florida personal injury claim. With the help of your Palm Beach personal injury attorney, you can avoid damaging your claim with the insurance adjusters and work to negotiate a fair settlement. Remember that insurance adjusters are experienced at handling Florida … Read More
Loss of Sensation from Nerve Damage after a Florida Accident
Imagine you have been in a car accident in Florida that caused nerve damage to your legs. While you were lucky to avoid complete paralysis, the nerve damage has left you with reduced sensation in both legs. While you understandably feel a huge sense of relief you are still able to walk and flex your … Read More
How common are so-called ‘common’ car accidents in Florida?
Every year the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) compiles the data of the car accidents that occurred in Florida. This data is used to create action plans to help improve the safety of our roadways for both drivers and pedestrians. Through these findings we can see just how common some types … Read More