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West Palm Beach crash kills one, seriously injuries another

A serious car accident in the West Palm Beach area left one man died and another person hospitalized with serious injuries. The accident involved four vehicles, but the drivers of the other two vehicles were thankfully not hurt seriously.

Hit-and-run epidemic continuing in Florida, across country

According to a recent report prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which is affiliated with the American Automobile Association, there is a hit-and-run crash every minute somewhere in the United States, with an average of 682,000 hit-and-runs happening annually. A summary of this fact and the report's other findings is available via a press release issued by the AAA.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month

Every motorist should focus on driving safely whenever they are behind the wheel. However, this doesn't always happen. Most people find that they get distracted or take some unnecessary risks at some point when they are driving.

What is the loss of consortium?

While we may drive by them on the side of the road and hear about them on the news, no one ever expects to be involved in a car crash. Whether it is minor or major, a car accident could be the source of the most severe injuries a person could suffer. And much like a person never dreams of being involved in an automobile collision, they are not prepared for how the injuries they suffered in the wreck will impact them personally as well as their loved ones.

What is a catastrophic injury?

In short, a catastrophic injury is a life changing injury. They usually occur suddenly, without warning, and take individuals and families by complete, unprepared surprise. They often affect far more than just the person who was injured, as many times their families and loved ones need to step into a caregiver role. Accidents involving catastrophic injuries require complex litigation best handled by an experienced attorney. In the end, these cases often bring substantial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and future expenses.

How crash reconstruction can win a car accident injury case

Crash reconstruction is a mathematical science. It is also an art, in which one must be able to view the scene and surroundings of a crash constructively. Its purpose is to determine pre-impact circumstances. In other words, to figure out exactly what happened from the time the circumstances that caused the crash were set into motion, until the actual point of impact. It is used to determine things such as speed and angles of impact, among other factors.

The dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a concern in Florida as it is throughout the country. Distracted driving is dangerous and risky behavior and creates a hazard for everyone sharing the roadway. Distracted driving is considered anything that removes the driver's attention and focus from the roadway, eyes from the roadway and hands from the wheel.

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