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2019 Worst Drivers in the U.S. by State

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

The third annual study on states with the most unsafe drivers on the road has been released by SmartAsset for 2019. The metrics that were used to measure each state against each other include: Percentage of all drivers on the road that are insured versus uninsured The amount of DUI arrests per 1000 drivers… Read More »

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New Texting While Driving Laws Enacted in Florida July 1

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

On July 1, Florida enacted new laws regarding the behaviors that are allowed for drivers in cars. Now, if you are a driver and you are caught texting, that is all that is required for a police officer to pull you over. The law that allows for this has been named the Wireless Communications… Read More »

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Common Features of Wrong Way Accidents

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Although automobile accidents, in general, can be horrific and tragic, automobile accidents which involve one driver going the wrong way down a thoroughfare can be especially catastrophic. Most often, these situations occur at night or at dusk or dawn, when visibility is at a minimum. Additionally, and unfortunately, alcohol is usually a factor of… Read More »

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Accident Claims Involving Commercial Vehicles

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

The automobile is as integral to American life as baseball, apple pie, and mom. A big part of the American reliance on car transportation involves the use of commercial vehicles to move product throughout the country. With all these vehicles on the roadways, accidents happen, including those involving commercial vehicles. Since a good portion… Read More »

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The Police Report Matters in Your Car Accident Case

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Whether a minor fender bender or a catastrophic event that renders a vehicle totaled, all accidents involving automobiles should be recorded in a police report. In many cities, law enforcement does not actually come out to an accident scene, in which case it is incumbent upon the motorists to go to the nearest police… Read More »

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Proposed Changes to Florida’s PIP Laws

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

When instituted in 1971, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws were intended to reduce extraneous litigation brought by individuals injured in automobile accidents. However, over time, this has not necessarily proven to be accurate. Unfortunately, the Florida Legislature has not seen fit to repeal these laws, so Florida automobile owners are forced to deal with… Read More »

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Liability When Livestock Causes an Automobile Accident

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Experiencing an automobile accident is often a surreal experience. Although many accidents occur at a high rate of speed (which, in some cases, is the cause of the accidents), many operators note that time seems to stand still as they experience the oncoming accident. Another type of automobile accident is where an obstruction suddenly… Read More »

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Can You Sue for an Automobile Accident Caused by Road Debris?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

With the large number of cars on the road today, car accidents are part of the experience of driving. In some cases, accidents are just that – accidents, either the result of a natural occurrence, such as a gust of wind pulling an automobile off the road into a ravine, or through the fault… Read More »

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When Speeding Is the Central Aspect of a Car Accident Lawsuit

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Being involved in an automobile accident can be full of contradictions. While accidents involving automobiles usually involve a high rate of speed, when facing the impending crash, many individuals insist that time seems to proceed in slow motion. When an accident does happen that results in injury, retaining the services of an experienced Miami… Read More »

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Who Has Liability in Self-Driving Car Accidents?

By Pita Weber Del Prado |

Driving may be part of everyday life in most of America, but that does not remove the risk that is present every time someone gets behind the wheel. Although speed and road conditions are always factors when vehicles collide, in most cases, operator error is to blame. When an accident does occur, and someone… Read More »

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