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Obtaining Compensation in Device Distraction Claims

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Most people multitask their way through each day. A friend once told me she could feed her infant child, cook dinner, talk on the phone, and yell at her older children all at the same time. But behind the wheel, such multitasking is very hazardous. Driving already involves multitasking. Operators must almost simultaneously watch… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of people every year, and only a few of these incidents are “accidents.” Instead, avoidable driver error causes over 90 percent of these wrecks. Substantial compensation may be available in these situations. That’s especially true if the driver error involved one of the five types of driving… Read More »

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The Five Kinds Of Impaired Driving In Port St. Lucie

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The vast majority of car crashes in Florida — about 95 percent — involve some kind of human error. Sometimes, a one-time lapse causes these crashes. But typically, negligence is the root cause. For example, most jurors would not consider rolling down the window to be a big deal, even though such an act… Read More »

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Two Injured In High-Speed Rollover Crash

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A teenager who sold a bag of fake marijuana to another person slammed into another car as he tried to flee the scene. According to police and witnesses, the crash occurred near the intersection of Southeast Crosspoint and Southeast Floresta. A 20-year-old man paid a 15-year-old boy $50 for what he believed was marijuana…. Read More »

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St. Lucie County Car Crash Kills Child

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Several other people, including a 1-year-old child, were seriously injured in the second January vehicle collision to claim the life of a Treasure Coast child. This incident occurred on Midway Road near the Glades Cut Off. A Fort Pierce man, who was westbound on Midway in a 2003 Acura, failed to slow down as… Read More »

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Five Common Car Crash Causes In Port St. Lucie

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Human error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes in Florida. Typically, this error is serious enough to breach the duty of reasonable care, meaning that the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is usually liable for damages. In other cases, the error violates a safety law, such as speeding or DUI, and the tortfeasor may… Read More »

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Lawmaker Aims To Strengthen Texting Ban

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After her hometown of Boca Raton became the first city in the state to support texting while driving as a primary offense, State Representative Emily Slosberg is on a mission to make the change part of state law. Her goal is for all 67 counties to pass similar resolutions before the State Legislature reconvenes… Read More »

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Pressure Mounts For Tougher Cellphone Law

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Days before lawmakers heard emotional testimony about the effects of distracted driving at a nonpartisan workshop, a new study pegged Florida as one of the worst such states in the country. Although the deadline for new bills has already passed for this session, legislators gathered for a House Government Accountability Committee workshop to consider… Read More »

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Teen Driver Causes Fatal Crash

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A young motorist crossed a center divider in Palm City, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Witnesses and authorities state that the accident happened on Southwest High Meadows Avenue, not far from Southwest Golden Bear Way. For unknown reasons, a southbound Kia strayed onto the northbound side, striking a Ford Ranger head-on…. Read More »

The Ultimate Distracted Driving Incident?

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A vehicle exploded into a fireball after a 55-year-old man’s cellphone apparently caught fire during charging. The incident occurred on the Crosstown Parkway. According to witnesses, the man heard a loud “pop” a moment before his Samsung Galaxy 7 burst into flame; the fire quickly spread and soon engulfed the entire vehicle. There was… Read More »

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