One of the most difficult decisions an accident victim has to make is to whether they should seek legal recourse. While there is no shortage of lawyers across Miami-Dade, Broward and Naples that will make unfathomable promises in an effort to sign you up as a new client – making the most informed decision can be difficult considering all the noise you need to navigate. The simple fact is that not all lawyers and law firms are equal. Who you choose to represent your interests can have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. Before you ever hire a personal injury attorney, these are some of the most important questions you should ask.
Jack was just trying to do the right thing when David and Diane approached him for a ride back to their car in his golf cart following the late end to an annual Senior PGA Tour event in Naples, Florida. The tournament was held at a golf club and community located about 20 minutes from downtown Naples.
While prior tournaments finished without incident, this particular tournament was plagued by rain delays. These delays led to a breakdown in adequate safety and security for the parking area. What happened next changed the lives of Jack and his passengers forever.
It’s clear that distracting driving is dangerous. We all know it’s happening around us. We see it on US1, I-95, I-75 and suburban streets from Naples to Miami. But exactly how many people are looking at their phones while driving? Is it just young millennials or older people as well?
A recent study from driving analytics company Zendrive shows that basically everyone is on their phone when behind the wheel. Using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 5.6 billion miles of trips, Zendrive found that drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their trips. Turns out the average driver spends 3.5 minutes on the phone per one hour trip, a statistic that is compounded by the fact that just a 2-second distraction increases your risk of being in a crash by 20 percent.
Just outside the Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, Florida, LPGA Assistant Golf Pro Kristin Popowski’s life was forever changed after she left work late last year. While waiting to make a legal left turn on a green signal, she proceeded into the intersection, waiting for oncoming traffic to clear. When the light turned yellow, she continued to wait while oncoming traffic slowed to a stop. As Kristin began to finally make her turn, that’s when it happened.
In the blink of an eye, she was t-boned by a car that drove into the intersection past another vehicle that had stopped for the light. This sent Kristin’s car crashing into another vehicle before coming to a rest. Kristin blacked out, her airbags deployed and her golf equipment was scattered out on to the road.
In this week’s edition of How Lawyers Work, we talked to Mark Weinstein, founding partner of Weinstein & Cohen, P.A., a personal injury and wrongful death specialty law firm.
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