Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days? In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 91,000 crashes and 795 deaths in 2017 alone. However, these numbers are likely underestimated and fatal crashes may be much higher that are caused by drowsy drivers.
With summer descending upon Southwest Florida, now is the perfect time for increased chances of hurricanes, rain, tropical depressions, flooding and hazardous road conditions of all types. As we look around Naples, FL, we can still see the effects of Hurricane Irma firsthand.
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.
Did you know that in 2018 there were more than 399,000 traffic accidents in the state of Florida, resulting in more than 215,000 injuries and nearly 3,000 fatalities? So far in 2019, there has already been 24,500 traffic accidents on Florida roads with more than 15,000 people injured and 162 with traffic crash fatalities.
Ridesharing is part of the fabric of our lives now. And whether you’re a passenger, the driver, or in the other motor vehicle involved in an accident with a company such as Uber or Lyft, there are certain procedures essential to the insurance and claims process that you need to be aware of.
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?
According to recent reports, U.S. pedestrian deaths totaled nearly 6,000 in 2017 for the second consecutive year amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
Everyone has an opinion, but what are the facts? Below we uncover 5 basic misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits that can hinder a victim in achieving fair and just compensation for their loss.
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