Florida Road Rage Accident on a Rainy Night Results in One Death and Two Fatalities
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Florida Road Rage Accident on a Rainy Night Results in One Death and Two Fatalities

A recent accident on a rainy night in Broward County highlighted the need to drive safely during the frequent rainstorms in this part of the Sunshine State.  It also highlighted how dangerous road rage can be, particularly in rainy or other inclement weather.  The accident was tragic, resulting in one death and two injured motorists. …

Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?
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Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?

Florida’s 2019 legislative session officially starts on March 3rd, and legislative committees are already meeting to discuss what the 2019 Legislature’s priorities will be. One of the items expected to be high on the agenda, for the third year in a row, is automobile liability insurance reform. According to a report from the Daytona Beach…

Drowsy Driving
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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is an underappreciated danger on today’s roads.  A recent accident in Polk County in central Florida serves as a wake-up call for those of us who may not get enough sleep and then climb behind the wheel.  Driving drowsy is a dangerous practice and can be fatal or cause serious injuries to both…

What If Am I Rear-Ended by a Driver Who Flees the Scene of the Accident in Florida?
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What If Am I Rear-Ended by a Driver Who Flees the Scene of the Accident in Florida?

Imagine you are rear-ended by a driver in Florida.  As required by Florida law, you immediately pull to the side of the road in order to exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver.  Before you have a chance to even react, the other driver takes one look at your crumpled rear bumper and…

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…

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,…