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June 2016 Archives

A look at the problem of distracted driving in Florida

Car accidents related to distracted driving are steadily increasing in Florida approximately 3 years after Florida enacted its texting while driving ban. Initial data from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals that there were almost 46,000 distracted driving accidents in Florida during 2015. By year, in 2014, there were just over 42,000 distracted driving accidents; in 2013, just under 40,000 distracted driving accidents; and in 2012, just over 33,500 distracted driving accidents in Florida.

Understanding the impact of bus accidents on victims

Commercial vehicle accidents may not only injure a number of victims but may also injure those victims seriously as well. Commercial vehicles are commonly much bigger in size than passenger vehicles and present a more significant danger on the roadways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that injury accidents involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent from 2009 to 2014.

What is car accident reconstruction?

Car accident reconstruction can be an important part of the process following a car accident. Victims and family members may be familiar with the term accident reconstruction and wonder what that means. When a car accident occurs, especially when it is serious and involves injuries or death, an accident reconstruction is oftentimes performed as part of the investigation of the accident.

Tampa Bay pedestrian accident victim suffers serious injuries

Pedestrian accidents can leave victims facing catastrophic injuries, the recovery process and a significant disruption to their lives. A pedestrian victim recently suffered serious and life-threatening injuries following an auto-pedestrian accident in the Tampa Bay area. The pedestrian accident that left the woman seriously injured is being investigated. The 69-year-old woman was walking across the street in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a 25-year-old driver driving a compact SUV. Authorities reported that the 25-year-old driver did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk. The victim was pinned under the vehicle after it struck her and had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital.

Help for victims of neck, back and spinal cord injuries

Motorcycle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries including neck, back and spinal cord injuries. The neck and back are important and vulnerable areas of the body and injuries to the neck, back and spinal cord can have a significant physical, financial and emotional impact on victims.

Tampa Bay car accident statistics and the impact on victims

This blog recently discussed a drunk driving accident in Florida, and many Florida residents, especially those in the Tampa Bay area, may wonder how many drunk driving accidents occurred on their roadways last year. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles released preliminary statistics for 2015 including car accident, car accident injury and DUI statistic numbers.

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