You can do everything in your power to keep yourself, your passengers and all others in your vicinity as safe as possible when you get behind the wheel to drive. And sometimes you can prevent another person's poor choices on the road. For instance, if your friend has had too much too drink, you may be able to convince him or her to hand over the keys.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be considering your options to obtain compensation for the costs you incurred as a result, as well as for your pain and suffering. Whether your injuries resulted from a car accident or a slip-and-fall mishap, you can file a personal injury claim against those you feel are responsible to seek restitution. If you feel you want to pursue such a claim, there are several things you must do to establish and support your claim in Florida.
Since 2013, a unique law and deadline has existed for obtaining compensation for a car accident injury in Florida. The most important requirement to protect your right to personal injury protection (PIP) benefits is to seek medical attention within 14 days of an accident. The goal of the law was to decrease insurance rates and ensure that all injury victims have coverage for medical expenses. However, it has been a subject of debate among lawmakers since it was enacted. Additionally, one 2015 study reported that Florida is the worst place to get into a car accident, considering the financial impact on drivers here compared to the rest of the country.
It is often said that family is paramount in life - but what and who constitutes "family" can sometimes stretch beyond genetics. For Attorney Brad Culpepper and his family, caring for and supporting others simply isn't limited to the basic definition. It is an ethos that permeates their lives and colors their actions.
The Florida Department of Transportation and University of South Florida recently released figures that might concern motorcyclists throughout the state. In 2011 alone, there were "8,621 people involved in motorcycle crashes." To make matters worse, that number represents a 15 percent year-over-year increase between 2010 and 2011.
In the early hours of a recent morning, three trucks became tangled in an accident. Emergency crews responded to the crash site on the Florida Turnpike to find that a U-Haul truck and a cement mixer collided with a commercial truck as it entered the highway.