Events like March Madness increase the chances of an Uber or Lyft collision
Despite the risks and rules that should discourage texting behind the wheel, many motorists continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. Oftentimes, they think it's not a big deal to look at their phone for a few seconds, or they believe they can safely divide their attention between their phones and the road. It is only in the event of a serious accident that these drivers learn they are wrong.
Bicycle crashes happen even when you are the most careful cyclist in the world. Bike-car collisions can result in costly property damage and serious injuries. Knowing what you should do in the event of an accident on your bike is important.
Every day, people in Florida end up in car accidents. The year 2016 saw the highest number of car accidents on record in recent memory. According to data compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 395,000 accidents occurred in 2016 compared to just over 374,000 in 2015.
With Hurricane Irma causing extensive devastation in Florida, notably in the Keys, personal safety is top of mind. After a storm like this, auto accidents peak, often due to flooding, debris in the roadway, high traffic levels (due to people returning home after evacuating) and more.
Thanks to the teamwork of Ford and Amazon, Floridians now can use the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Amazon Tap "smart" speakers in their homes to check automobile system information (how's the fuel/battery level, for instance), lock or unlock the car, or turn it on and off.
Eight-year-old Ronshay Dugans was on her way to a Boys & Girls Club in Tallahassee in 2008 when her school bus was hit by a cement truck whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Her biography, posted online, tells how her mother, an aunt, and a Florida legislator worked together to produce the Ronshay Dugans Act, which designates the first week of September "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week" in Florida.
Imagine closing your eyes for five seconds while driving 55 mph down a busy road, which means you will be traveling blind for about 400 feet. Five seconds is the average time a driver takes his or her eyes off the road to text, and millions of people do it every day - some with deadly consequences.
Many people think that talking on your cellphone while driving is not dangerous, as long as you are using a hands-free Bluetooth device. In fact, many states ─ including Florida ─ do not have bans on the use of hands-free devices while driving, but they do have bans on other cellphone-related activities, such as texting while driving.
After an accident that results in an injury, you may have questions about your legal rights and how to recover financial compensation for your losses. The easiest way to have your questions answered is to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. The following are answers to some frequently asked questions about what happens during a personal injury consultation: