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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

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Hit and Run Numbers Rising in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With FHP releasing surveillance images of vehicles that struck and killed a woman in Martin County this part week, the number of hit and runs in the Florida seem to have surged as of late. According to the AAA Foundation, there were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to… Read More »

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Florida PIP Claims: What is the ‘14-Day’ Rule?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida is a partial no-fault insurance state. As noted by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, all vehicle owners are required to purchase and maintain Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. PIP is a type of no-fault insurance that covers 80 percent of all necessary and reasonable medical expenses after an accident—typically… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Teenager Killed in Tragic Car Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Palm Beach Post, Malicki Frett, a 15-year-old boy from West Palm Beach, passed away after sustaining severe injuries in an auto accident. The teenager was one of eight different people hurt in a three-vehicle collision that happened in Jupiter, Florida in the middle of July. It is a heartbreaking… Read More »

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One Person Ejected from Vehicle After Serious Collision at an Intersection in West Palm Beach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from ABC 25 WPBF, traffic in suburban West Palm Beach came to a standstill after two vehicles collided at the intersection of C Road and Southern Boulevard. One person was ejected from their vehicle in the car crash and immediately transported to a local hospital. An aeromedical helicopter was dispatched… Read More »

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No One Has the Right-of-Way in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Failure to yield the right of way is among the top 5 leading causes of fatal accidents and accidents resulting in injury in the U.S. So, the question is: Who has the right of way on the roadway in Florida? And the simple answer is: No one! According to the Florida Driver’s Handbook, Florida law doesn’t actually… Read More »

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Are Child Restraint Systems Required in Vehicles by Florida Laws?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many Floridian parents are confused about whether or not they must use child restraint systems when traveling with their kids. However, if you often travel in your car with children, it is time to put an end to the eternal debate: “Are Florida parents required to restrain their minor children when riding in a… Read More »

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Happy 2020, Florida! New Year, New Laws

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the holidays come to an end and we say goodbye to another year, the fireworks of New Year’s Eve are no match for the explosive results of not knowing what new laws coming into effect may affect you. Ironically enough, the most important new law Florida residents should be aware of isn’t actually… Read More »

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Tesla Battery Contributed to a Fiery Crash That Killed Two Teens, Parents Are Suing the Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The battery of a Tesla is partially responsible for killing two teens in a fiery crash, according to an accident report. The conclusion was made by the National Transportation Safety Board and is stemming from a May 2018 auto accident that killed a teen driver and his front-seat passenger. According to the New York… Read More »

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How is Fault Determined in Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The vast majority of auto accidents in the United States occur between two vehicles, but sometimes, more than two automobiles are involved. When multiple cars are part of a chain-reaction or pile-up crash, you may wonder how fault is determined. Determining who is to blame for a multi-vehicle accident can be challenging because, more… Read More »

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Wrong-Way Driving Auto Accidents in Florida: Dangers, Causes, and Fault

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Wrong-way driving, or the act of driving a vehicle against the direction of traffic, causes more than 350 fatalities each year. Wrong-way driving is a common cause of auto accidents in Florida and can result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. Driving in the wrong direction poses a significant threat to Floridians. In fact, according… Read More »

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