A split-second is all it takes for a fatal pedestrian accident to occur. When this happens, it is important for the victim's loved ones to consider the various legal options available to them.
It goes without saying that the best place to cross the street is in a marked crosswalk. However, as one Florida teen recently found out, pedestrian accidents can happen just about anywhere.
Florida is a great place to ride a motorcycle. However, motorcyclists may be especially prone to injuries or deaths in the event of a motorcycle accident.
It is an unfortunate fact that some drivers will think nothing of getting behind the wheel of a car after having a few drinks. But even buzzed driving can have deadly consequences.
Jogging is a great pastime for those in Florida who can take advantage of the state's mild temperatures year-round. Sadly, a recent accident involving an automobile claimed the life of one jogger and injured another.
Even the most cautious of motorcyclists can find themselves in a vulnerable position while on the road. This is exemplified by a freak motorcycle accident in Florida that recently claimed the lives of two people.
When a young adult is killed in an auto accident it is a tragedy for their loved ones and their community. Yet when four young adults are killed in a single accident the results of the crash are exponentially devastating.
Accidents involving bicyclists are all too common. After all, bicyclists in Florida have the right to traverse the roads of Florida along with automobiles. However, a bicyclist can be difficult to see. This is especially true when the bicyclist is a child.
Even when winter weather strikes, drivers in Florida are under a duty to operate their motor vehicles in a manner that is reasonable and safe. This means driving only as fast as weather conditions permit and taking extra time when decelerating or accelerating. This is especially true for drivers of tractor-trailers, whose extra-large vehicles already take special care to safely operate.
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality in the state of Florida. In fact, in 2012 over 2,400 people died in traffic accidents statewide. One recent incident at a Florida intersection left one person dead and injured another.