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Tips For Avoiding Accidents During A Tire Blow-Out

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 738 motor vehicle traffic fatalities caused by tire-related crashes in 2017. Especially dangerous is a tire blowout. A tire blowout occurs when the car’s tire erupts due to the rapid release of air pressure caused by one of the following: too much internal tire pressure a weak spot in the […]

Tesla Accident in Delray Beach Raises More Questions About Self-Driving Cars

In early March 2019, the driver of a self-piloting Tesla Model 3 was killed in Delray Beach when the Tesla slammed into the side of a tractor-trailer, tearing off the car’s roof. Federal investigators still haven’t determined whether the Model 3 was in self-driving mode when the collision occurred, but this isn’t the first time […]

How Does Distracted Driving Cause Car Accidents?

In November 2018, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department (FHSMV) issued its 2017 driving statistics. Distracted drivers were responsible for 234 fatalities and more than 15,000 injuries of which 3,096 were incapacitating. Every day in Florida, there were 136 distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving falls into three categories: Visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual. […]

Shopping in a Big Box Store: Beware of Falling Objects

Big Box stores, like Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, Ikea and other similar shopping venues, offer items to consumers at substantial savings. But, before you trek out on your mission to be economical with your purchases, beware. Through the years, there have been a number of people tragically injured, or even killed, when hit by falling […]

Workers’ Compensation: What if I’m Injured While on my Lunch Break?

Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to compensate for lost wages and medical expenses if you’re injured on the job–but what if you’re off-the-clock when the accident takes place? In general, any injuries that happen “in the course and scope of employment” are covered by the state’s workers’ compensation system, but whether that covers accidents […]

Hit-and-Run Accidents Present a Growing Problem Throughout the State

What are the Statistics According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety? According to statistics released by the Florida Highway Patrol, hit-and-run crashes continue to present a significant problem throughout the state. The law enforcement agency found that there were over 98,000 hit-and-run accidents in Florida in 2017 alone, and hit-and-run crashes represent about 25 […]