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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Motorcycle Accident FAQs - Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney - Personal Injury Lawyer

Motorcyclists love riding their bikes. They go out on long rides in groups. There are roads across the country that draw motorcycle riders like moths to a flame, many of them scenic mountain roads that are long, with lots of curves, steep drop-offs that go down hundreds of feet, fantastic vistas, and no intersecting roads, like U.S. 129 through the Tennessee-North Carolina Smoky Mountains, known as the Tail of the Dragon. They ride for the joy of riding, the fellowship, and just the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle can bring. They aren’t cooped up in a car, they...

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Tired Truckers Put Everyone on the Road at Risk – Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Tired Truckers Put Everyone On The Road At Risk – Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Miami Truck Accident Lawyer: Over-the-road commercial truckers – the drivers behind the wheels of 18-wheel tractor-trailers that haul a significant proportion of the things Americans buy daily to their destinations – often spend long hours driving considerable distances to deliver their payloads on time. A shortage of truck drivers is pushing the drivers who are on the road to the limit. Driver fatigue can be a result of long hours, insufficient sleep, and many other factors, but while truckers are under stringent federal regulations regarding how many hours a day they can drive, even those regulations let drivers go as...

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Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers

Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

There is no question that distracted drivers are a contributing factor to a significant number of accidents News reports every day include stories about traffic accidents caused by people who were talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, who spilled coffee in their lap, or were otherwise distracted from the traffic around them on the road.  A study by the Governors Highway Association contends that distracted driving was a factor in accidents in 2016 that resulted in 3,450 highway deaths. That figure totaled more than 9 percent of all traffic deaths that year. Thousands more were injured that year...

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Miami Commercial Trucking Accidents Can Leave Victims with Severe Injuries

Miami Commercial Trucking Accidents - Severe Injuries - Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Miami Truck Accident Lawyer - Commercial trucks are much, much larger and heavier than the passenger vehicles with which they share the road. In accidents that involve 18 wheels versus 4, 18 wins every time. Unfortunately, when it comes to cars and trucks, the vehicles contain people. While the occupants of large commercial trucks also get killed or injured in traffic accidents – even with cars – they do so at a far lower rate when compared to the occupants of the cars. The size disparity also contributes to both the higher number of deaths and the severity of injuries...

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How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost?

How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost

Many people who are injured in traffic accidents consider retaining an attorney but hesitate to do so because of concerns about cost. It’s easy to find advertisements for injury lawyers who claim your case is free if they don't recover damages for you – the wording varies, but the message is the same: no compensation, no fee. The problem is, not many people believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch, and nobody believes there is such a thing as a free accident lawyer in Miami. In fact, many people are hesitant to hire a lawyer because...

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Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents

Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: The condition of roads is important – you have to drive on them, after all. There are many hazards on the roadways that can cause accidents, potentially leading to damage and injuries. Some hazards are seasonal and really can't be avoided or blamed on someone else. Ice, snow, rain, and high winds can't be controlled. Such events can leave the roads littered with debris, which can lead to accidents. Other road hazards are more directly controllable. Proper maintenance and design of roads are far more within the control of the government authority responsible for designing or maintaining the...

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Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: Florida doesn’t require all that much in the way of automobile insurance.  When you register your car, you need only prove that you have the minimum coverage required by law, which is $10,000 in personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage. Even with those minimal requirements, about one in five South Florida drivers, including the Miami area, does not carry any auto insurance.  If you are in an accident where the other driver is at fault but has no auto insurance, you stand a good chance of winning a court judgment for...

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Can You Recover Damages for Your Motorcycle Accident?

Can You Recover Damages for Your Motorcycle Accident - Miami Injury Attorney

Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer News: Statistically speaking, motorcycle riders are far more likely to be injured in a traffic accident than are drivers of other passenger vehicles.  Federal statistics show that in 2013, motorcycles made up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles and traveled less than 1 percent of all vehicle road miles that year, but motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die in a traffic accident per vehicle mile driven as compared to passenger car occupants, and nearly 5 times more likely to be injured. Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic deaths in 2013, 18...

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Will Your Car Accident Case Go to Court? Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: When people injured in a traffic accident talk to a lawyer about recovering damages for their injuries, they are presented with options. They can file a lawsuit as a strategy of forcing a settlement. They can directly enter settlement talks without actually filing a lawsuit. Or they can file a lawsuit with the intent of taking the matter to trial. These decisions depend upon the attorneys involved, the circumstances of the accident, and the amount of damages suffered, among other factors that often are personal. Even then, people who file lawsuits for damages suffered in...

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Pedestrian Deaths Are Near All-Time Highs – Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Pedestrian Deaths Are Near All-Time Highs - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer News: Pedestrians are undoubtedly the most vulnerable people using the sidewalks and roads. The human body is simply no match for a motorized vehicle, and pedestrians can suffer extremely serious injuries when they are involved in accidents. In fact, pedestrian deaths are in the middle of a significant spike. From 2007 through 2016, pedestrian deaths nationwide rose 27 percent. This increase came when traffic fatalities for occupants of vehicles were down 14 percent over the same time period. Given that juxtaposition, it should be no surprise that pedestrian fatalities posted a sharp increase during that period...

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