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Victims of head injuries have legal protections

Victims of accidents can suffer a variety of serious and catastrophic injuries in motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents and drunk driving accidents. Head injuries are one of the most serious injuries victims of traumatic accidents can suffer. Brain injuries can have devastating consequences for victims and can be challenging to treat.

Florida drivers second worst in country for distracted driving

A recent study revealed that Florida drivers rank second in the nation for distracted driving. According to a representative for the company that collected the data, fatalities have increased due to phone use. Each day in the United States, 1,161 victims are injured and others are killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, a representative also noted a link between prohibitions of phone use while driving and safer driving.

Tampa motorcycle rider injured; drive of vehicle cited

While traveling by motorcycle can be a very enjoyable activity during the warm months, it is also a form of transportation that is vulnerable to many risks and dangers on the roadways. Inattentive drivers can place motorcycle riders in danger on the roadways. This could result in a serious motorcycle crash, causing a rider to suffer injuries, damages and even death.

Help for pedestrians injured on highways

Accidents involving pedestrians can occur anywhere, including on interstate highways. As is always true, pedestrians are required to exercise due care on the roadways but it is also incumbent upon drivers to exercise due care as well for the safety of others on the roadways. In Florida, victims injured in any type of accident can recover damages to the full extent of the harm they have suffered, which will only offset by their own liability, if any, to the extent they are liable.

How common are drunk driving accidents?

There is no question drunk driving incidents are dangerous, but you may wonder how common they are. During 2010, there were a total of 17,480 traffic accidents in Hillsborough County. A total of 1,976 of the car accidents in Hillsborough County were alcohol related. Though the number of traffic accidents is declining, of the total 21,722 traffic accidents in Hillsborough County during 2004, for example, 1,432 car accidents involved alcohol-related injuries.

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