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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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Liability for Injuries and Deaths Caused by High-Speed Police Chases in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

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 »

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