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Who’s at Fault When a Driverless Car or Bus is Involved in an Auto Accident?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Once imagined only as science fiction, self-driving vehicles are slowly becoming a reality. Driverless shuttles have recently appeared on public roads of Tampa Bay in Florida. Self-driving shuttles launched in downtown Tampa Bay on October 12, 2020, according to The Tampa Bay. Residents now have a chance to ride in driverless shuttles deployed by… Read More »

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Who’s Liable for Injuries in SunRail Train Accidents in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

While thousands of people in the Orange County use the SunRail as a convenient form of transportation to commute to and from work, accidents involving SunRail trains are not unheard of. Determining liability for a SunRail train accident can be tricky, especially considering that an accident may involve multiple liable parties. If you were… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in Improper Passing Accidents in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Passing another vehicle is a common maneuver on U.S. roads. Under Florida law, motorists can lawfully pass other vehicles when they exercise due care to avoid causing improper passing accidents. The dangers of improper passing were evident in a recent fatal auto accident in Pasco County. As reported by The Ledger, a motorcyclist was… Read More »

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Who’s at Fault in a Chain-Reaction Car Accident in Florida?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Determining liability in chain-reaction auto accidents can be confusing, especially when the crash involves three, four, or more vehicles. The devastating consequences of multi-vehicle crashes were evident in a recent accident in Polk County. As reported by The Ledger, several lanes on Interstate 4 were closed following a fatal chain-reaction accident. Investigators have yet… Read More »

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Can You Recover Damages if You Were Not Wearing a Seat Belt During a Car Accident?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Does the fact that you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of an auto accident mean that you cannot seek compensation for your injury? Do insurance companies in Florida deny personal injury claims if the injured party was not wearing a seat belt during a car crash? Not Wearing a Seat… Read More »

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Liability in Child Pedestrian Accidents in Florida: Who’s Responsible When Vehicles Hit Children?

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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7 Safety Tips to Prevent SUV Rollover Accident in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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Impaired Motorist May Not Be the Only at-Fault Party in a Florida Drunk Driving Crash

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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Self-Incrimination Privilege in Car Accidents: Can the Police Rely on Statements Made by Other Persons?

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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5 Challenges of Dealing with a Car Accident During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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