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.
Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows people and businesses to seek relief from debt they cannot repay. Historically, filing bankruptcy has gotten a bad rap. In truth, bankruptcy can be an invaluable tool that allows a fresh start. For many young people starting out, the debt they need relief from includes their student loans.
Consequences of Passing Away Without a Will In Florida You are allowed to die without a will. We pose this statement in a somewhat silly way in order to get you to consider whether a last will and testament is something that you actually need. A Will directs what 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 […]
The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has brought about many changes for the world we live in and negatively impacted the ability of many people to continue earning enough money to pay their rent. However, now that the moratorium is expiring, many of those same people will face eviction. […]
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 […]
Twenty states in the U.S. have mandatory requirements for uninsured motorist coverage. Unfortunately, Florida is not one of those states. However, although not legally required, it is always in the best interest of motorcyclists to carry as much uninsured motorist coverage as they are able to afford. Unfortunately, failure to obtain this coverage all too often results in injured riders receiving insufficient compensation for their injuries. Tragically, most motorcycle accidents are catastrophic, resulting in outrageous medical bills and death.
People ride motorcycles for various reasons, including cost-efficiency, ease of movement, and the feeling of freedom it brings. However, riding also carries a much higher chance of severe injury or death when an accident occurs. In 2019, motorcycle riders were almost 29 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of a car. The good news is there are steps motorcyclists can take to prevent these accidents from happening. The most common types of motorcycle accidents we see are related to: