Precise statistics are hard to establish, but somewhere around one in four Florida motorists have no auto insurance. Furthermore, the Sunshine State has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country, so millions of other drivers are under-insured. As a result, there is a fairly good chance that the tortfeasor (negligent driver)… Read More

Between 1990 and 2006, golf cart accidents increased a startling 130 percent, as almost 148,000 victims were rushed to hospital emergency rooms during this period. While many of these accidents involved collisions, about a third of them involved falls. Both kinds of incidents usually involve negligence, which means that another person or entity is responsible… Read More

The personal injury claims process in Florida can be lengthy and complex, but a reputable personal injury attorney can walk you through the process and help you understand the legal challenges ahead of you. One of the most important state laws to consider when filing a personal injury lawsuit is the statute of limitations. This… Read More

Being in a car accident can be a frightening, stressful experience, especially if there are injuries. While we hope you never have this experience, learning what to do in this situation can help you stay calm and cool under the pressure. Call for Medical Attention and the Police. Immediately after a car accident, you should… Read More

Florida sees over 100 million visitors every year from all over the United States and abroad. So what happens when a tourist vacationing in the Sunshine State is injured in a car accident? The laws that govern car accident insurance and personal injury claims vary significantly from state to state. In most cases, the state… Read More

Collisions with large commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous types of car accidents and occur at an alarming rate across the state. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that more than ten percent of truck accidents are caused by truck driver fatigue. Falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous… Read More

According to The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were almost 50,000 distracted driving-related car accidents in 2016 alone. In those accidents, approximately 3,500 injuries were sustained and 233 people tragically lost their lives. These numbers represent an increase of around 26 percent since 2013. Types of Driver Distractions Driver distractions can… Read More

Last week, an Orlando woman tragically lost her life in a golf cart accident when she fell out of the cart and was dragged for several feet. Sadly, these types of accidents are all too common in Florida, where it is not uncommon to see both golfers and members of retirement communities traveling by golf… Read More

Embarking on the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is a big commitment – before you do it, you surely want to learn as much as you can about the process, what your chances of success are, and how much you can recover in compensation. While considering the villages personal injury lawyer, Oldham Smith… Read More

Each state has autonomy in determining the laws surrounding fault and liability in the event of a car accident involving two or more drivers. Most states have enacted either a fault or a no-fault system (some states have created a blended system, using “choice” at-fault laws). Consider the difference between an at-fault and a no-fault… Read More