Since the relatively recent invention of cell phones, navigation systems, and other portable electronic devices, automobile accidents resulting from distracted driving have been steadily increasing. Florida, unfortunately, is no exception, according to recent statistics provided by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Aggressive drivers are dangerous, and they pose a serious threat to all other drivers on Florida roadways – especially moped and motorcycle operators and passengers.
When aggressive drivers collide with mopeds or motorcycles, serious and catastrophic injuries may result. This is because motorcycle operators and passengers are directly exposed to the ground and to everything else around them.
States in the U.S. have the autonomy to make their own laws about a myriad of things, including car insurance. Florida is one of the states in the nation that has elected to follow a no-fault car insurance system. Under a no-fault system, drivers turn to their own insurance companies for compensation after a crash, rather than filing a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance, regardless of who caused the accident.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) recently approved a statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent that took effect at the end of 2016. This means that the rates insurance companies charge businesses to insure them against employee injuries will go up, overall.
Everyone uses social media these days. Well, almost everybody. The Pew Research Center reports that as of 2015, 65% of adults use some form of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.That number is surely rising.
So, what could Twitter possibly have to do with a personal injury claim? More than you think. Everyone knows that evidence is essential to any trial, for both sides, and no place provides more of it than social media.
We often hear stories and handle cases of people who were cut off or rear ended by elderly drivers. Sometimes it leads to injuries, sometimes it doesn’t. But it can be a risk for both parties involved.
Elderly driving is a sensitive subject; we understand that completely. People who have lived a long life, fought in international wars, raised an entire generation, and took care of us younger people our whole lives deserve respect. They deserve independence and freedom. After all, if you flew a jet in Vietnam or ran your own business for 50 years, you can probably operate a car.