Car accidents happen every day in parking lots across Collier County and Southwest Florida. Most parking lot accidents occur at low speeds and don’t typically cause massive damage. However, determining fault in these types of incidents can be tricky. It can be difficult for drivers to understand who has the right of way, which is an important factor in determining liability.
Defective products cause thousands of injuries each year. Everything from recalled vehicles to contaminated food products and furniture that too easily topples over are sold to consumers on a regular basis.
Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are 39.5 million medically attended injuries and poisonings every year, resulting in 42.3 million emergency room visits for accidental injuries? That’s 126.3 medically attended injuries per 1,000 people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that there were 37,461 fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents in 2016 (most recent statistics), which was an increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. And nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017 amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released its annual Traffic Safety Culture Index identifying driver’s attitudes and behaviors as they relate to traffic safety. What is most striking is that while most drivers desire a greater level of security of the wheel, they way they behave pretty much contradicts that desire for safety. Some highlights from the Index include:
Getting into a car accident is not something we plan for. In fact, most of assume that when we get into our vehicles, we’ll make it safely to our destination without issue. And for the most part – that is usually the case. However, situations arise and accidents can be an unfortunate consequence of those actions.
The Internet of Things tends to create buzz among tech-enthusiasts with the way by which it connects objects to objects, objects to people and people to people. This has impacted countless industries and changed the lives of billions, but how might you ask is technology affecting the auto insurance industry?
The holidays are some of the most congested travel days of the year. We’re eager to get home to spend time with loved ones and it’s inevitable that we’ll bear witness to several accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to holiday celebrations, this time of the year is also one of the deadliest when it comes to traffic accidents.
Florida is a “No-Fault” insurance state as it relates to automobile liability insurance so the likelihood you will ever see the inside of a courtroom after an accident in Naples, Florida is…well, it depends on the actual accident itself. It may sound a little confusing, so let’s take a step back and examine all the pieces.
For the most part, simple rear end collision cases are usually not the most complex to resolve. We work with the defendant’s attorney and all the insurance companies involved to come to a reasonable settlement, or when needed, take the case to trial and litigate based on the facts and evidence in the case. Our aggressive and hard-nosed style of legal representation favors our clients in this regard and it has allowed us to achieve fair and just compensation on their behalf across a wide range of case sizes.
National Teen Driver Safety Week officially kicks off today October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 22nd. This week is about reminding young drivers and the parents of young drivers across South Florida and Collier County just how important safe driving habits are for not only them, but also for everyone else on the road.
Our team has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair and just compensation for our clients. We are an aggressive litigation firm known for the absolute highest quality representation and staffed by the finest and most skilled litigators, paralegals, investigators and support staff.
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