Tesla Slams into Concrete Wall in Fort Lauderdale,  Bursting into Flames Killing Two Teens and Prompting Federal Inquiry
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Tesla Slams into Concrete Wall in Fort Lauderdale, Bursting into Flames Killing Two Teens and Prompting Federal Inquiry

A 2014 Tesla Model S recently ran into a concrete wall and burst into flames in Fort Lauderdale, killing two teenagers and prompting an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  According to a report from Bloomberg News, the teenagers were driving at a high speed when they drove off the road, slamming into…

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Schwed Associates Shaloub and Swan Named to “Top Lawyers 2018”

Schwed Adams & McGinley, P.A is pleased to announce that two of its Associates—Paul Shalhoub and Blake Swan—have been selected by Palm Beach Illustrated as Top Lawers in Personal Injury Law. Mr. Shalhoub and Mr. Swan will be featured in the publication’s September issue under their specialty. This recognition is particularly noteworthy because selections were…

Insurance Industry 2017 Data Shows Florida Is One of the Leading States for Dog Bite Incidents
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Insurance Industry 2017 Data Shows Florida Is One of the Leading States for Dog Bite Incidents

A recent nationwide study showed that the number of dog bite incidents across the U.S. increased 2.2 percent in 2017 when compared with 2016, and that Florida was one of the leading states for such incidents.  The study, which was conducted by insurance industry trade group the Insurance Information Institute (III) and State Farm, the…

Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa,  the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week
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Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Tampa, the Sixteenth Fatality in the Tampa Bay Area in One Week

A female pedestrian died in a hit-and-run accident outside Tampa last week, marking the sixteenth fatality in a motor vehicle accident in the greater Tampa area in a single week.  According to a report from ABC Action News, this most recent fatality occurred when a woman was attempting to cross U.S. 19 just south of…

Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida: On the Rise and Unlikely to Change Any Time Soon
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Distracted Driving Accidents in Florida: On the Rise and Unlikely to Change Any Time Soon

In honor of Distracted Driving Month in April, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) recently released statistics showing that 2017 was the worst year on record for accidents involving distracted drivers in Florida. Even though more than 50,000 accidents occurred in 2017 that were attributed to driver inattention, proposed legislation in the Florida Senate that would…

Investigation Shows Former Professional Hockey Player  At Fault in Fatal September 2017 Florida Boating Accident
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Investigation Shows Former Professional Hockey Player At Fault in Fatal September 2017 Florida Boating Accident

A former professional hockey player and educator who was killed and his young daughter injured in a Florida boating accident in September 2017 was determined to be at fault in the accident after an extensive investigation whose findings were recently released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FFWC). According to a Tampa Bay Times…

Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian
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Self-Driving Uber Car in Arizona Kills Pedestrian

A pedestrian wheeling a bicycle across the road was recently killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, calling into question the safety of the company’s self-driving vehicles and its use of public roads for test-driving those vehicles. This was believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving vehicles. Prior to this accident,…