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Accidents Involving Distracted Drivers

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Both the state of Florida and the U.S. federal government recognize distracted driving as one of the most dangerous behaviors one can perform behind a wheel. Data reported in Forbes estimates around 3,000 deaths per year occur in accidents where distracted driving is a factor – roughly 9 percent of all road fatalities in… Read More »

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What Not To Do After An Auto Accident

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Most people who are involved in a Florida auto accident are experiencing this scenario for the first time, and the legal process of seeking damages or filing suit against a person who allegedly caused that accident can feel very overwhelming. It is all too easy for a well-meaning plaintiff to torpedo their own case… Read More »

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Could I Be Held Liable For Someone Else’s Accident?

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For some people, it is common practice to lend their car to a friend or family member. Normally, this practice leads to no harm – but in the rare situations where an accident may occur, both you and the person who was driving your vehicle may wind up on the proverbial hook for damages,… Read More »

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Can I Recover For My Auto Accident Injuries In Court?

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Car accidents are common in Florida, just because of how many vehicles are on the road. Because of this, Florida’s legislature established a no-fault auto insurance system. Under a no-fault system, anyone sustaining injuries in an auto accident must seek compensation by filing a claim with their personal injury protection insurer – but if… Read More »

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Filing Suit After A Hit-And-Run Accident

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Data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) estimates that over the last five years, there were approximately 516,000 hit-and-run crashes that resulted in about 1,250 fatalities and many injuries. A hit-and-run is a serious crime in Florida, which can carry significant prison time for a motorist found guilty. However,… Read More »

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Establishing Liability In Florida Car Accident Cases

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The most recent available data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) estimates just over 400,000 car crashes in 2021, with around 3,700 fatalities. Auto accidents can be deadly for all involved – even pedestrians on the road may be injured or killed in a crash involving a passenger vehicle…. Read More »

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Texting & Driving Is Against The Law In Florida

By Hornsby Law Group |

It is no secret that texting while driving a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous activities a person can do on the road. However, people continue to do it – a survey reported on Forbes Magazine’s website states that as many as 40 percent of licensed drivers admitted to reading a text… Read More »

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Seeking Compensation Under Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law

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In many states, if you are involved in an auto accident that you believe is the fault of another person, you have the right to file suit against them in district court for the injuries and damages that you suffered. Florida, by comparison, has a different system, referred to as the no-fault system of… Read More »

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Rollover Auto Accidents Can Be Dangerous

By Hornsby Law Group |

Any type of auto accident can cause life-changing injuries, depending on the specifics of the situation. However, there are certain types of car crashes that are statistically more likely to cause severe injury and death, with rollover accidents at the top of the list. While the majority of rollover accidents are single-vehicle, it is… Read More »

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Have You Been Struck By A Distracted Driver?

By Hornsby Law Group |

Florida roads can be dangerous at times, but one of the most insidious hazards facing road users is distracted drivers. Instances of distracted driving have shot up in recent years, with over 3,000 fatalities linked to the practice in 2020. This may not seem like many, but each of those deaths could potentially have… Read More »

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