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Not all car accidents involve only two vehicles. Three-car accidents and pileup accidents are also common, especially in densely populated areas.  If you’re part of a three-car accident, two questions will immediately come to mind: Who was responsible for causing the accident? Who will pay your damages? Determining fault in a three-car accident is challenging, as every driver will have their own version of events. It’s best to protect yourself by consulting with an experienced…
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, you may wonder where to start. While no law requires you to have an attorney to handle this, it is highly recommended.  Personal injury law can be complex. Also, if you have never dealt with the laws in this area, you may not get the compensation you deserve. That’s why hiring a professional, and experienced personal injury attorney from…
Despite Florida’s abundant sunshine, it rains almost daily during the rainy season from June to August.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 21 percent of vehicle crashes each year involve hazardous weather. These crashes account for about 16 percent of all vehicular deaths.  Approximately 70% of all rain-related crashes happen on wet roads. However, 48% occur while it is actually raining. Only 18% of weather-related crashes happen during snow or sleet.…
It’s estimated that more than 25 million school-aged children ride the bus each day in the U.S. While school buses are designed for efficiency and safety, accidents still happen. One of the best ways to prevent an accident for you or your child is by knowing and following school bus safety rules and guidelines. If you are involved in an accident with a school bus that was not your fault, or if your child is…
No one anticipates being in a car accident that will leave them traumatized and experiencing life-altering injuries. Not anticipating such an incident, however, does not stop it from happening. All it takes is one driver to not do the right thing and you end up on the unfortunate receiving end of said driver’s failure to obey the traffic laws and regulations. Thankfully, even in such dire situations, there is help. If you or someone you…
The first and most important rule of driving is that your mind and eyes should always be on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t always follow this rule. They engage in other seemingly harmless tasks such as eating or talking on the phone. However, these seemingly harmless tasks are distractions that often lead to road accidents.   Many car accidents in Port St. Lucie are a result of distracted driving, and the results often are devastating.…
Learn about the 5 most common personal injury cases in Port St. Lucie and how to protect your rights to compensation with an attorney. If you are injured because of the negligence of another person or entity, you have the right to seek compensation from that party. This right is law, and it falls under the umbrella of personal injury law. Many different types of situations are considered personal injuries. The list is quite long,…
Learn how motorcycle accident injury cases differ from regular car accidents and how to protect yourself on Florida roads. You are more likely to get involved in an accident when riding a motorcycle than a car. The chances of getting serious injuries from such an accident are extremely high. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have incurred losses or injuries, hiring a lawyer to help you receive compensation is especially important.…
The 100 Deadliest Days refers to the the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes among teen drivers surge. As a Florida resident, you have likely heard the phrase “100 Deadliest Days.” Unfortunately, it is something that far too many families have been affected by. The 100 Deadliest Days refers to the period during the summer months that span between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During this time, fatal crashes among…
The total number of unintentional drownings surges during the summer. Now is the time to review summer swimming pool safety. Each year, thousands of people are injured in preventable accidents. One such accident involves the pool. The total number of unintentional drownings surges during the summer, with many of the accidents being completely preventable. Because of this, now is the time to review summer swimming pool safety. By doing this, you can avoid devastating losses…