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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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My Personal Injury Lawyer Dropped My Case, Now What?

If you hired a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the insurance claims process and obtain the financial compensation you deserve, but then suddenly your attorney dropped your case, you may be wondering what to do next.  While it’s not very common for personal injury lawyers to drop their client’s case or withdraw from a case in the middle of litigation, it does happen. If it happened to you, it is essential to consult with a reputable Florida injury

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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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