You’ve probably heard of a wrongful death lawsuit before, but do you know what constitutes a wrongful death cause of action in Florida? Or who can file a lawsuit for wrongful death? At Martin Law Firm, P.L., our attorneys are experienced legal professionals who help the families of those who […]
Category: Personal Injury
People ride bicycles for different reasons. Some people choose to ride them for the exercise they provide, others because they are an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Still, others ride them because they are budget-friendly or much easier to park than a larger motor vehicle. Whatever the reason you ride […]
Whenever there is an accident involving a motorcycle and a four-wheeled vehicle, such as a car or a truck, the rider on the motorcycle is the party most likely to suffer the most injuries. The reason is simple: a motorcycle rider lacks the additional protections the occupants of the other […]
Motorcycle enthusiasts abound in the state of Florida, in large part due to our great weather and flat terrain. It really is a great combination for those that love to travel on two wheels. However, safety is a crucial issue at the top of every responsible rider’s mind, and a […]
Many people understand the importance of children being buckled up and the importance of anyone riding in the front seats being buckled up, but for some reason do not put the same emphasis on passengers in the back seat buckling their seat belt. There seems to be some thought that […]
Large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are responsible for some of the most catastrophic accidents on Florida roadways. The leading cause of death in trucking accidents is due to jackknifing, which occurs when a truck with a cab and a trailer folds in on itself at the point where the two parts join together. It results in the cab and trailer forming a ninety-degree angle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) report, approximately 10% of truck occupant fatalities are related to a jackknifing incident.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2019, there were 58.33 motorcycle occupant fatalities per 100,000 registered vehicles compared to 9.42 fatalities for passenger car occupants. So why is there such a huge discrepancy in the numbers? Some of the reasons may surprise you.
When hiring an attorney, how do contingency fees work? Many people avoid retaining, or even speaking with, an attorney because their initial thought is that they cannot afford the services of a lawyer. Often, this is simply not the case. Many attorneys, especially those that practice in personal injury, understand […]
You may wonder how you can recover damages for your injuries if you are injured while a passenger in a car accident in Florida. Thankfully, there are several different avenues available to you to pursue the compensation you deserve. Which option, or combination of options, is best for you depends […]
According to a report from Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, there were 341,333 crashes on Florida roadways. This resulted in 212,535 injuries and 3,347 fatalities. Many of the accidents on Florida roadways lead to litigated cases as insurance companies, and […]