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Car Accident Archives

Some drivers fail to consider the consequences of distractions

Driving requires those behind the wheel to use their hands, eyes and minds, along with other senses, such as hearing, in order to safely navigate the streets and highways across the country, including those here in Florida. Unfortunately, not all drivers consider the consequences of removing even one of these factors by allowing distractions to take their attention off the road and the traffic around them.

How to handle a car accident with a tourist

Florida's beaches, weather and theme parks are an international draw that make The Sunshine State one of the country's major attractions. Visitors travel south all winter long with AAA predicting 2016's holiday season as one of the busiest travel holidays in recent years. Visit Florida estimates that over 85,000 visitors came to the state this year.

Accidents cost more than just vehicle damage

Vehicle damage is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a car accident. You step out of your vehicle to check out your crushed bumper, or sulk at the huge scrapes along the side of the door. Most people do not realize that car accidents can be devastating in more ways than just vehicle damage. The result of getting in a serious motor vehicle accident can have a lasting impact on your life physically, emotionally and financially.

Should your smartphone refuse to work while you're driving?

We wrote recently about the recent spike in traffic deaths in the U.S., which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has blamed in part on increased app use. Now federal officials are asking smartphone manufacturers to do their part to prevent people from using their devices while driving.

Florida drivers tops in the country? Not when it comes to insurance

A new study has found that Florida drivers are some of the best in the country. The study, conducted by QuoteWizard, ranked Florida drivers as number two in the U.S., based on Federal Highway Administration data on DUIs, traffic tickets and accidents.

New 'Quiet Car' safety rules could protect pedestrians

Pedestrians and bikers are some of the most vulnerable people on the road, and a new safety requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may help protect pedestrians from danger.

SnapChat video of speeding driver illustrates rise of social media in accident cases

A 10-second SnapChat video is giving law enforcement officials an inside look into a horrifying crash that occurred late last night. A 22-year-old man was driving far in excess of the speed limit when his car crashed into another vehicle in Tampa late last month.

Traumatic brain injuries common in car accidents

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have gotten a lot of attention publicly lately, due to issues that athletes and other public figures have suffered. But did you know that sports are actually a fairly uncommon way to get a TBI, and that falls and motor vehicle accidents are the more likely sources? Falls make up 40.5 percent of TBI and motor vehicle accidents make up 14.3 percent.