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Will The Court Recognize Robots as Car Drivers for Liability Purposes?

When it comes to the vehicles we drive, the push towards more automated systems has been going on for decades. Automatic transmissions, antilock braking systems, and stability control systems utilize technology to assist drivers in controlling vehicles and avoiding accidents. The goal is to develop automotive systems that are more convenient and safer in terms [...]

March 2nd, 2016|Car Accident|Comments Off on Will The Court Recognize Robots as Car Drivers for Liability Purposes?

How Can I Get My Insurance Company to Pay for a Rental Car After an Accident?

Florida car accidents can leave you and your passengers with serious, even life-threatening injuries. But even if your fender-bender results only in damage to your vehicle, you may find yourself without a car for weeks as your vehicle is repaired. This can be more than a minor inconvenience. Without a second car available for use, [...]

November 29th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on How Can I Get My Insurance Company to Pay for a Rental Car After an Accident?

How Long Do You Have to Contact the Insurance Company After an Accident?

You’ve just been involved in a Florida car accident, and now your mind is racing with the questions you have and things you need to check: Is everyone in your car okay? Are there any injuries that need immediate medical attention? Is your car drivable and can it be moved to a safe location? Did [...]

November 15th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on How Long Do You Have to Contact the Insurance Company After an Accident?

2015 is Shaping Up to Be a Dangerous Year for Car Accidents in Florida

An improving economy and lower gas prices are leading to more motorists on the nation’s highways and more fatal car accidents, the National Safety Council (NSC) says. The NSC said in a news release that the 18,630 motor vehicle deaths from January through June 2015 represent a 14 percent increase from the same six-month period [...]

August 25th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on 2015 is Shaping Up to Be a Dangerous Year for Car Accidents in Florida

Which One is the Brake? Avoiding Accidents Involving Pedal Errors

An 84-year-old Sarasota woman recently crashed her Toyota Avalon into a Bank of America building when she hit the gas pedal rather than the brake as she was pulling into a parking space, according to a news report. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident when the woman’s car surged onto the sidewalk beside [...]

July 15th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on Which One is the Brake? Avoiding Accidents Involving Pedal Errors

Parents Responsibility When it Comes to Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

With many Tampa Bay area schools out for summer recess, many teens have more free time to spend driving. While teen drivers may assist parents in running errands, more time behind the wheel means that the risk of accidents will go up. The American Automobile Association (AAA) describes the period between Memorial Day and Labor [...]

June 16th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on Parents Responsibility When it Comes to Keeping Teen Drivers Safe

FHP: Texting and Driving Distracted at 89 MPH Before Crash

A driver involved in a fatal collision that killed a St. Petersburg woman was allegedly sending text messages and driving nearly 90 miles per hour in the seconds leading up to the crash. Earlier this month, the Leon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ashli Harvey, 27, of Tallahassee on charges of vehicular homicide and possession of [...]

May 14th, 2015|Car Accident, Distracted Driving|Comments Off on FHP: Texting and Driving Distracted at 89 MPH Before Crash

Distractions Cause More Teen Crashes Than Previously Reported

Cell phones and friends: Those are the most likely distractions for teen drivers, and new research shows the problem is much worse than anyone knew. Researchers at the University of Iowa studied about 1,700 videos of teen car crashes and found that distractions were contributing factors in 58 percent of the wrecks, according to a [...]

April 2nd, 2015|Car Accident, Distracted Driving|Comments Off on Distractions Cause More Teen Crashes Than Previously Reported

Spring Break Brings Increase in Traffic and Car Accidents

Many college students from across the nation flock to Florida and other warm weather destinations during spring break to take a breather from studies and enjoy the sun and fun. The mix of youthful energy and a party atmosphere, however, can be a dangerous combination and lead to serious accidents. A new study by researchers [...]

March 30th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on Spring Break Brings Increase in Traffic and Car Accidents

Rear End Collision Leads to Fatal Multi Vehicle Accident in Zephyrillis

An early morning accident involving three vehicles took the life of a 16-year-old St. Petersburg High School student who was on the way to school and sent four others to the hospital. Nothing is more devastating to a family than the sudden loss of a child. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred [...]

March 20th, 2015|Car Accident|Comments Off on Rear End Collision Leads to Fatal Multi Vehicle Accident in Zephyrillis