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Legal protections for victims with catastrophic injuries

Victims of car accidents and other types of traumatic accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries at the hands of negligent drivers. To help deal with the harm they have unexpectedly suffered, a personal injury legal claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

Distracted driving increasing in Florida


A previous post here recently discussed the serious impact of distracted driving. The number of car accidents caused by distracted drivers in Florida is increasing. Last year in Florida, 50,000 car accidents were caused by distracted drivers. Because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is important for drivers and victims to be aware of the serious consequences of distracted driving and the resources available to help victims of a distracted driving accident.

Distracted driver critically injures bicyclist in Florida


A personal injury claim for damages against a negligent driver can be an important tool for victims suffering from the harm of an unexpected car accident. In a nearby Florida community northeast of the Tampa area, a 33-year-old bicyclist was recently critically injured in a car accident after being struck by a distracted driver. According to authorities, the 25-year-old woman was momentarily distracted when she hit the bicyclist while driving her SUV. The woman had two small children in the car with her at the time of the accident.

Distracted driving is a growing safety threat on Florida roads

Florida readers understand the safety issues associated with distracted driving. Distraction greatly increases the chance of a car accident, and it is an issue most often related to the inappropriate use of a phone or other distracting item while driving a car. Despite the well-known dangers of engaging in this type of behavior, Tampa drivers still drive while distracted every day.

What is a common carrier and what if I am injured by one?


Victims may suffer serious injuries and harm in a bus accident or other commercial vehicle accident. Buses, and some other forms of public transportation, such as trains, planes and taxis, are referred to as "common carriers." Common carriers transport goods and individuals and are subject to certain requirements and liability, such as in a bus accident.

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