A Rideshare Lawyer Shares FAQs About Rideshare Apps and Auto Accidents
September 27, 2016 By :
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A Rideshare Lawyer Shares FAQs About Rideshare Apps and Auto Accidents

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are great for getting around town for work, errands, or even a night out. While it seemed a little odd at first, calling up a stranger to drive you has quickly become completely normal. But we’ve all had that one Uber driver that was going a little too fast, or cutting red lights a little too close for our liking. It may get you thinking: what happens if you get into an accident while you’re in an Uber? Because of that, we thought it might be helpful to post some frequently asked questions about rideshare accidents and what you should do. Should I stay with my rideshare after the accident, even if I’m not injured? If you are lucky enough to walk out of the accident without a scratch, you may just want to go home or get to work after...Read More
The Scary Facts About Car Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
September 26, 2016 By :
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The Scary Facts About Car Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida has always had a reputation for bad drivers.  Whether it is drunk drivers, uninsured drivers or people distracted by their cell phones, there is no shortage of dangers on South Florida’s roadways. So which city are you more likely to be involved in a car accident--Miami or Fort Lauderdale? The popular opinion is Miami due to its larger population and urban sprawl. But statistical data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration draws a completely different conclusion. Fort Lauderdale is more dangerous and it is not even close.   The numbers are shocking. Fort Lauderdale ranks as the most dangerous city to drive in the United States. The NHTSA study focused on car accident fatality rates. Although Miami has nearly twice as many drivers, there is a...Read More
Actor Jim Carrey Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit
September 20, 2016 By :

Actor Jim Carrey Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

He made us laugh in movies like “Liar, Liar”, “The Mask” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”. But now Jim Carrey is back in the spotlight for a completely different reason. He is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the suicide of his girlfriend Cathriona White. Mark Burton, White’s estranged husband, filed a wrongful death complaint against the actor this week. Burton was legally married to White while she was dating Carrey. The complaint alleges Carrey provided White with illegally obtained prescription drugs that caused her to commit suicide. To prove Carrey is responsible for wrongful death, Burton must show the actor supplied White with the addictive pharmaceutical drugs, knowing she would use them to harm herself. But proving Carrey is guilty of...Read More
Trampoline Parks And the Risk Of Injury
September 19, 2016 By :

Trampoline Parks And the Risk Of Injury

Nearly everyone can recall the fun and excitement of bouncing on a trampoline as a kid, and even sometimes even as an adult. Entertainment facilities have caught onto this trend and built large trampoline parks. These parks have multiple trampolines on a shared floor with pads covering the springs. Sometimes they even have tilted trampolines on the walls. Trampoline parks can be a lot of fun, but the risk of injury is high. In a recent report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers found that the number of injuries was up significantly from 571 trampoline park-related injuries in 2010 to more than 6,292 trampoline park injuries that sent someone to the emergency room today. The most likely to be injured were teenage boys, and the most common injuries were sprains...Read More
What To Do In a Water Crash
September 16, 2016 By :
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What To Do In a Water Crash

What to Do If Your Car is in the Water In the state of Florida, particularly around Miami, we are surrounded by bodies of water of one type or another. The chance of a motor vehicle going off the road and into a body of water is higher here than in most other places.  It can be both a frightening and disorienting situation, but it is possible to quickly escape in a vehicle before it sinks. That’s why knowing what to do in such an emergency is important. According to Gerald Dworkin, founder of Life Saving Resources, once a vehicle hits the water, you have between 30 seconds to just a couple of minutes before a vehicle is completely underwater. Stay Calm & Assess the Situation -  When your car is in the water, you are simply not going to have time to dial 911.  You need to...Read More
Have You Been Hit By a Drunk Driver in Miami?
September 6, 2016 By :
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Have You Been Hit By a Drunk Driver in Miami?

One of the biggest reasons that people get into accidents is because of drinking and driving.  Because a drunk driver acts so erratically, it’s easy to get caught up in a wreck with one. As personal injury lawyers in Miami, we see situations like this happen all the time. A lady, JA, was driving her Hyundai. Her blood alcohol level was at least three times the legal limit allowed by the State of Florida.  She was automatically impaired, and she should not have been behind the wheel of a car.  She ran a red light in Miami-Dade county, crashing hard into another vehicle, killing the driver. Not only that, but the force of the impact spun the two vehicles into a third vehicle.  JA and the driver of the third vehicle were not severely injured, but the driver of the car that...Read More
Hit and Run Accidents on the Rise
September 2, 2016 By :
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Hit and Run Accidents on the Rise

The sad truth is that the number of hit-and-run accidents is going up across the country and in the state of Florida.  What is worse is that many hit-and-run accidents involve pedestrians.  There is simply no match between someone who is on a bicycle or on foot and someone who is behind the wheel of a car. In 2015, there were more than 92,000 hit-and-run crashes in the state of Florida. Most of them, approximately 80%, result in property damage. In the remaining incidents, 19,000 resulted in someone being injured with 186 people losing their lives in hit-and-run crashes.  Of those fatalities, 93 of them were pedestrians. It is estimated that in 25% of pedestrian accidents, the driver will flee the scene. The Florida Statutes on the matter are clear.  According to FS 316.027 of...Read More
NFL Player Claims TBI as Defense
August 31, 2016 By :
Filed Under : Brain Injury Lawyer

NFL Player Claims TBI as Defense

Anyone who has ever been hit in the head and seen stars or had their ears ring probably knows what it is to suffer from a concussion. The word concussion comes from the Latin root word, concutre, meaning ‘to violently shake’. Concussions occur when the body suffers a blow to the head or neck or body that shakes the brain. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the medical condition known as traumatic brain injury or TBI. In simple terms, traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a violent blow to the head or body.  Mild traumatic brain injury can result and cause brain cells to dysfunction. Repeated or more severe traumatic injury can cause traumatic brain injury. This can result in bruising, tearing tissues, and additional damage to the brain. In short,...Read More
Teen Driving in South Florida
August 29, 2016 By :
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Teen Driving in South Florida

School is officially back in session in Miami-Dade County. High school students who worked hard to get their driver’s license naturally want to get off the school bus and drive themselves to school. Being able to drive is a right of passage and a sign of independence and self-reliance. It can be exciting for students – but it can also be terrifying for parents! According to the National Safety Council, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for teens. The first year and the first 1,000 miles that an inexperienced driver is on the road are the riskiest.  Drivers aged 16 -19 years are four times more likely to get into a serious accident while driving than drivers aged 35 -54. The cost of crashes involving teen drivers is approximately 27 billion dollars annually. Not only...Read More
Reduced Regulations Lead To More Accidents For Uber
August 23, 2016 By :
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Reduced Regulations Lead To More Accidents For Uber

Everyone seems to be talking about the so-called sharing economy.  This new business approach has helped in the rise of startups such as Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing companies.   Many safe drivers are able to make a little cash on the side through these services.  Along with the potential for good from these ridesharing services, there has also been a host of problems.  The ridesharing industry is far less regulated than the already established taxi and public transportation industry.  Because of this, there have been tragic incidents for passengers and others on the road. Such was the case in Washington D.C.when a former Uber driver and Federal Protective Services officer was sentenced to five years in prison for killing another driver while driving drunk in May 2015. Juan...Read More