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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Why You Should Visit a Doctor After Even a Minor Car Accident

Sometimes in the confusion that follows a car crash, drivers, passengers and pedestrians put the needs of more obviously injured people first, failing to take the time to care for themselves. This can be a serious mistake, affecting both your health and your ability to recover compensation. If you are involved in an auto accident […]

When You Suffer a Slipped Disc Injury in an Auto Accident

Your spine consists of an array of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by rubbery discs wedged between them. When a disc becomes ruptured, fluids leak out and deplete the cushion, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This syndrome, known as a herniated disc or “slipped disc,” can be the result of physical trauma or excessive […]

Florida Beats Its Record for Buckling Up, But There’s Room for Improvement

Good news: Now more than ever, Floridians traveling the state’s roadways are looking out for themselves and for each other by fastening their seat belts.  In its “June 2018 Safety Belt Use in Florida” report, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that the statewide safety belt usage rate has climbed to 90.6 percent, beating […]

Remember to Wear Your Seatbelt — It’s the Law!

The Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law was enacted in June 2009 and made it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt while driving. Under the law, all drivers, front seat passengers and passengers under 18 must wear seatbelts, and police officers can pull over drivers for not buckling up. Anyone in […]

In Florida, Drivers Must Stay at the Scene After an Accident

Historically, Florida has had major problems with hit-and-run accidents. Year after year, about 25 percent of all crashes that occur in the state involve a driver leaving the scene. While most of these hit-and-run crashes only result in damaged vehicles or property, they can be deadly in some cases. Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles […]

Looking Ahead to the Wekiva Parkway Extension Project

Most residents of Central Florida are well aware of the ongoing extension project for Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429). The project is a cooperative effort among the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The design phase for the project began in earnest in 2012, and construction […]

Focus on Child Safety This Back-to-School Season

Each year, Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV) names August “Child Safety Awareness Month,” just in time for kids to head back to school. The goal is to remind drivers to be aware of children walking to and from school or the bus as they drive along Florida’s roads, and also to make sure […]

Spike in Florida Traffic Deaths Prompts FHP Safety Campaign

Fatal car crashes in Orange County increased by 23 percent in 2016, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. In Volusia County, fatalities jumped from 92 in 2015 to 120 last year, an increase of 30 percent. In the seven counties of Central Florida, only Lake County saw a decrease, as fatal crashes declined 8 percent. […]

Florida Highways Ranked Most Dangerous in the United States

NBC Miami recently reported on a survey from EverQuote.com, the online auto insurance marketing service, which found highways in the Sunshine State to be among the most dangerous highways in the United States. EverQuote claims to have analyzed interstate fatalities using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the years 2010 to 2015 […]

Four Things to Do If You are Involved in an Automobile Collision

Automobile collisions can change a person’s life in an instant. The stress of getting your medical bills paid and making sure you can meet your financial obligations when you are unable to work due to your injuries can be overwhelming. The hiring of an experienced personal injury lawyer like the lawyers at Largey Law can […]

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