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How to Deal with a Drunk, High, or Aggressive Driver After a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is always a stressful experience, but even more so when the other driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs or appears to be aggressive and hostile.  When you encounter an impaired or belligerent driver, it can be very scary and dangerous to communicate with them. Unfortunately, situations like these are not uncommon in Florida, which is why you should learn how to deal with drunk, high, or aggressive drivers at the scene of the

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How Will My Medical Records Affect My Car Accident Claim?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you’re likely going to seek compensation for your injuries. Considering that you have physical injuries, you might be tempted to think that being in a cast or wheelchair will serve as proof for your accident-related injuries and compel the at-fault party to pay up. But that’s far from the truth.  The reality is that recovering full compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company requires extensive documentation of

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Can You Seek Compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a Car Accident?

A car accident is a traumatizing and stressful event that can leave behind physical injuries, psychological trauma, and emotional scars. While physical injuries are almost always immediately apparent after a car crash, the same cannot be said about psychological injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  PTSD is one of the most common mental health conditions that occur after a car accident. If another driver’s negligent actions resulted in a crash that led to your physical and psychological injuries, including PTSD,

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What Are the Different Types of Negligence?

If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Florida law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries. However, you must prove every element of negligence in order to recover compensation for your damages. What this means is you must show that:     a. The at-fault party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident        b. There was a breach of the duty of care    

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8 Safety Tips to Avoid Car Accidents When Driving in the Rain

Florida is one of the country’s wettest states. According to the Florida Climate Center, “Florida is situated within a part of the United States where torrential rain is a common occurrence,” particularly along the coast. Torrential rain being defined as at least 3 inches in a single day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, bad weather conditions, including snow, rain, ice, and sleet, are responsible for more than 20% of all car accidents in the United States. Specifically, 70%

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What to Do if You Were Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you’ve been injured  in a hit-and-run accident, you are probably feeling helpless and confused about what to do next. You’re probably wondering who will pay for your injuries and damages. If the other driver fled the scene, contact West Palm Beach car accident attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, P.A., to help you navigate this complicated legal process, strengthen your insurance claim, and get compensated for your injuries. What to do immediately after a hit-and-run? Following the crash, your priority

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What If You Were in a Car Accident Involving a Rental Car?

Florida welcomes over 125 million visitors each year. Often, out-of-state visitors prefer to get around town by car to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sunshine State. In particular, many of these visitors and vacationers opt for rental car services for their temporary transportation. Though it’s the last thing on any vacationer’s mind during a trip, getting into an accident involving a rental car (whether you or the other party was driving a rental) can raise many questions, including: Who

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What To Do If Police Don’t Show Up After a Car Accident

Police often don’t show up after a minor car accident that involves no injuries or deaths and no significant property damage. Even though being in a car accident is always a stressful event, most drivers remember that the first thing they should do is call 911 to request police and medical assistance.  In some cases, drivers involved in a car crash wait hours for the police to come. In other cases, however, the police do not show up at all.

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Can An At-Fault Driver Purchase Insurance After A Car Accident to Cover My Damages?

Florida is home to the highest number of uninsured motorists in the nation. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), one out of every four drivers in Florida does not carry auto insurance. In other words, it means that if you get into a car accident in the Sunshine State, there is a 25% chance that the other motorist is uninsured.  But what if your crash is caused by an uninsured driver who is willing to purchase auto insurance after

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Shopping Mall Accidents in Florida: Injuries, Causes, and Liability

This 2020 holiday season, shopping malls in Florida and across the U.S. may experience less foot traffic due to the ongoing pandemic, but that doesn’t mean shopping mall accidents will disappear for those of us who decide to pop into our favorite retail stores for a quick shopping spree. A report from the National Floor Safety Institute shows that slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospital admissions, specifically accounting for more than 8 million hospital emergency

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Liability in a Boating Accident in Florida

There are over 12 million registered boats in the United States, and every year more than 4,700 recreational boating accidents happen, causing the death of over 700 people. Even if these accidents are not fatal in most cases, the boat operators and passengers can suffer severe injuries ranging from bone fractures and broken limbs to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and loss of limbs. Generally, there are different causes of boating accidents. Some of these causes include malfunctioning equipment,

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Avoid Cycling Accidents on Florida’s Roads

M.D: Learn how to avoid traffic accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians in Florida. Cyclists often find themselves sharing a road with a multitude of vehicle drivers with the extra protection of their vehicles’ safety measures. Unfortunately, cyclists and pedestrians are overly-exposed to the impact of traffic accidents. This is why accidents involving vehicles and cyclists are fatal. Here are tips to help you avoid these accidents. Before you start cycling… Cyclists, no matter their age and abilities, should use a

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What is Personal Injury Fraud?

Engaging in personal injury fraud in Florida has serious ramifications. You can face personal injury fraud charges if you provide false information while filing a claim. Fraud mainly involves acts intended to deceive the insurance company and make it pay for exaggerated or non-existent injuries. It is fraudulent to seek compensation for injuries or damages unrelated to an accident covered by the insurance policy.  It is important to note that you do not have to make a false representation or

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Reasons Your Airbag May Not Deploy

Advancement in automotive technology has made driving more enjoyable and safe. Lane departure, backup cameras, automatic braking systems, and tire pressure monitoring systems – all these innovations have helped prevent accidents and save lives. However, although seat belts are still the most effective safety devices, they may not prevent the driver’s head from striking the steering column in high-speed crashes. According to the NHTSA, airbag technology helped save more than 50,000 lives between 1987 and 2017. This makes them an

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Florida No-Fault Insurance Laws and PIP Insurance

In Florida, the no-fault auto insurance law has been in place since 1972. This law requires a driver to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage as part of their auto insurance. The PIP coverage covers the insured person’s bills irrespective of the party at fault in an accident. This means that your insurance coverage pays the medical bills and other financial losses up to the policy limits in case of an accident.  In Florida, all motorists must purchase a minimum

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What to Do If the Other Driver is Uninsured

Owning a car and having it help you navigate around can be convenient and comfortable. Unfortunately, a vehicle having an accident is inevitable. Statistics indicate that about 13% of the USA’s drivers are uninsured. With a 26.7% rate of uninsured motorists, Florida emerges the highest compared to other US states. It is for this reason that vehicle owners are required to obtain automobile liability insurance. With this policy, it is easier to compensate or get compensated in case of an

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What is Premise Liability in Florida

Every property owner has to ensure the safety of any person that enters their property. Under Florida’s premise liability law, property owners are liable for any injuries a visitor sustains at their home or property. Premise liability claims in Florida are a form of negligence and are under the common law. Therefore, a person can seek compensation for their injuries or damages they incur in someone else’s property due to a defect or hazardous condition in the property. The law

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Signs of Malnutrition and Neglect in Nursing Homes

Nursing home neglect occurs when the residents of that facility are not fully cared for. Different forms of neglect fall under four main categories. These include neglect of personal hygiene, medical negligence, emotional neglect, and neglect of basic needs. Some of the common signs of neglect in assisted living facilities include malnutrition, falls, dehydration, withdrawal behavior, poor personal hygiene, bedsores, and more. This article focuses on malnutrition as a sign of neglect in a nursing home. What’s malnutrition? According to WHO,

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How to Prove a Truck accident was Caused by Sleep Apnea

According to several studies, sleep apnea is linked with a substantial increase in motor vehicle accidents. Sleep apnea is one of the conditions that can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, and it is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. Almost all the time, victims of sleep apnea are not aware of their condition, and if it was a factor that led to the accident. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that affects many

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Most Dangerous Intersections in St Lucie County and Martin County Florida

With highway intersections bringing multiple roads and opposing traffic directions together, it’s no surprise that these are the most common locations for accidents. However, all intersections in Martin County and St Lucie County are not created the same. Some happen to be more dangerous than others because of their specific characteristics such as high traffic levels, several roads intersecting, multiple lanes, blind spots, regular sun glare, etc. If you live or drive in Martin County and St Lucie County, knowing

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