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June 2018 Archives

Does the idea of using a roundabout make you nervous?

You may consider yourself a nervous driver. As a result, you want to make sure that you take the time to understand the various aspects of your vehicle and plan your routes ahead of time before hitting the road. Both of these actions may help you feel more comfortable behind the wheel, and they could also help you remain a safe driver.

Wrongful death: Mom and daughter killed by racing cars

Right now, the future is bright for many high school graduates, and the future for most students is yet to be determined. For three Florida teenagers, their future may be limited. All three face serious felony charges after a mother and daughter died following an impromptu street race. In addition to criminal charges, they are also at risk of being held liable for the deaths in civil court if family members decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Riders may have suffered brain injury on Florida roller coaster

Roller coaster riders typically enjoy a ride for the thrill and rush it offers. Unfortunately, one roller coaster ride in Florida offered several riders more than just an adrenaline rush. Something went wrong and one of the coaster's cars derailed, injuring nine riders. Two riders may have suffered a possible brain injury after a 34-foot drop onto concrete.

Are you wearing the right sunglasses for driving?

For you, fashion or otherwise looking and feeling your best may be a major part of your life. You may painstakingly decide what outfits you should wear and what accessories would best go with the look you are trying to achieve. As you grab your keys to head out with friends, set off to work or run errands, you may also grab a pair of sunglasses to help protect your eyes but that also go with your outfit.

Man charged with drunk driving after failing to move over

Many states, including Florida, have passed a move-over law in recent years. The law aims to protect anyone who may have the need to pull over to the side of the road, which is most often emergency workers or law enforcement. Failure to move over can result in a collision with the stationary vehicle, which can, in turn, cause serious and even fatal injuries to that vehicle's driver and passengers. One man ended up with serious criminal charges after a failure to move over for a trooper on the side of the road, and complicating his legal matters, he has additional charges for drunk driving.

How can you and your teen reduce driving distractions?

You always want to remain a safe driver. As your child reaches the driving age, you may have concerns about how safe he or she will stay on the road. While you cannot account for the actions of other drivers out there, you can take the time to teach your child certain safety measures and lead by example by adhering to those same safety rules.

Wrongful death: Mother killed in head-on-collision

Families usually need some sort of closure when a loved one dies due to the negligence of another. Florida personal injury attorneys are often able to help assist a family to find closure through a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. Lawsuits do not change the circumstances of grief, but the offer of legal recourse is sometimes comforting to victims by holding culpable parties fully accountable for negligence. Sadly, a recent crash has left a family without a mother and two other family members injured.

Motorcycle accidents: Young man dies after crash with truck

Over the years some motorcycles have earned a reputation for being fast. The reputation can often skew the perception of witnesses and/or authorities and can make it difficult for victims of motorcycle accidents when processing a claim. Personal injury attorneys often serve as skilled advocates for victims during the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. Sadly, a recent Florida crash has resulted in the death of one young biker's life.

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