Category Archives: Auto Accident
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users. Children, meanwhile, are even more susceptible to serious and catastrophic injuries when being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. But who is responsible when child pedestrians are struck by cars while attempting to cross the street? Unfortunately, statistics show that small children are at a… Read More »
Rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous crashes on our roads, primarily due to the severity of injuries and the likelihood of death. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are more susceptible to rollover accidents than other automobiles due to their higher center of gravity. Rollover accidents involving SUVs often lead to: Brain and head… Read More »
A large percentage of auto accidents are unavoidable as they occur due to unforeseen road hazards, adverse weather conditions, or vehicle defects. However, many other crashes are completely preventable. Accidents caused by a drunk driver fall into the latter category. Anyone who makes the decision to drive while intoxicated is aware of the possible… Read More »
Self-Incrimination Privilege in Car Accidents: Can the Police Rely on Statements Made by Other Persons?
When a car accident occurs, can the police officer rely on statements made by persons involved in the crash or those who conducted their investigation before the police arrived? This was the key question asked by the defendant in State v. Cino, 931 So. 2d 164 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006). Can Police Rely on… Read More »
While reports indicate that car accident fatalities and traffic volume decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly due to stay-at-home orders, some Floridians still get into vehicle crashes during the pandemic. Dealing with a Car Crash During the Pandemic is Challenging While getting into a car crash can feel overwhelming even in normal times, being… Read More »
While watching police chases on television or YouTube can be quite thrilling and exciting, being a witness in immediate proximity can be terrifying. As multiple police cars and the pursued vehicle drive recklessly in a high-speed chase, witnesses, bystanders, and other motorists can get hurt. Hot pursuit chases often involve vehicles running red lights,… Read More »