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West Palm Beach is a Dangerous Place for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Thousands of pedestrians and bicyclist are injured or killed by negligent motorists Florida is blessed with the beautiful weather and warm climate that makes so many people want to spend time outside. Unfortunately, it also has some of the highest rates of personal injury claims from pedestrian and bicycle accidents. The top four U.S. metropolitan areas that are ranked the most dangerous for pedestrians are all located in Florida: Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach. Throughout the state,

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WIN A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT 2017 FROM FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES, PA!

NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – The Law Team of Fetterman & Associates, PA headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices, is excited to announce the 4th Annual FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES, PA SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT, which encourages and supports students in the pursuit of education. This year, the Project will award scholarships to five college bound high school seniors. Our program will focus on student development and teacher influence/appreciation. Each applicant will be

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Tow Truck Crash Shows Why Accident Victims Need a Lawyer

A recent fatal tow truck crash in New Orleans highlights why it’s important for accident victims to get legal help right away following an accident. At Fetterman & Associates, we are West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers who serve individuals and families throughout Florida. If you or a loved one has been hurt in any kind of truck accident, it’s important to protect your rights by speaking to an experienced truck injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Tow Truck

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Tips for Driving When Roadways Are Flooded

Florida residents are unfortunately well-acquainted with the dangers and risks associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. In the first half 2016 alone, the Sunshine State has braced itself for a number of severe storms, including Hurricane Matthew. As West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers, we want everyone to stay as safe as possible during hurricane season. Although it’s not always practical or financially feasible to put your life on hold during a bad storm or the aftermath of a hurricane,

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Handling A Tire Blowout On a Busy Road

Anytime that you are on the busy roads of West Palm Beach or Jupiter, Florida, it is important to be prepared to handle an emergency situation. Although proper maintenance and ensuring that you select a safe vehicle to begin with can decrease your chances of being involved in a car breakdown situation or a vehicle accident, a breakdown can happen at any time. In fact, the only aspect of a breakdown in Florida that you may be in control of

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Fast Facts about Car Accidents in Florida

An auto accident is a risk any time you get behind the wheel, but knowing the real numbers behind the risk can help you understand why it’s important to drive carefully and avoid distractions on the road. Auto Accidents by the Numbers According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes throughout the United States in 2014, resulting in a total of 32,675 deaths. How Florida Stacks Up The state of Florida accounted for

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Car Accidents in Port St. Lucie, Florida

According to recent reports, 2016 has been a bad year for car accidents in Florida. In just the first nine months of the year, Florida saw 269,868 traffic crashes, with over 113,000 injuries and 2,040 fatalities. In Port St. Lucie, there were over 3,250 car accidents and 20 auto accident-related deaths. Considering Florida’s population size, these auto accident numbers are noticeably high, which has led to concerns about how the rest of the year will shape up. More in-depth statistics

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Are Wrong Way Crashes on the Rise in Florida?

If you have recently been injured in an accident where another driver was going the wrong way on a road, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. According to research in Florida, nearly 100 individuals were killed last year where at least one person was driving the wrong way on the road. That number has increased by 37% since 2013 alone. Wrong-Way Crashes Serious Issue in Florida There were nearly 1500 wrong way

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