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5 Things You Should Never Say to an Insurance Company After a Car Crash

There are many steps to take in the aftermath of a car accident, with contacting your insurance company among the most important. While it sounds easy enough to file a claim, you’ll soon find that there are various challenges along the way. For example, if you say the “wrong” thing to an insurance company representative, it could harm your ability to receive all the compensation you deserve. So, with that in mind, here are five things you should never say

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I Was in a Three Car Accident — Who Pays My Damages?

Not all car accidents involve only two vehicles. Three-car accidents and pileup accidents are also common, especially in densely populated areas.  If you’re part of a three-car accident, two questions will immediately come to mind: Who was responsible for causing the accident? Who will pay your damages? Determining fault in a three-car accident is challenging, as every driver will have their own version of events. It’s best to protect yourself by consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.  How Do

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Tips for Driving in the Florida Rain

Despite Florida’s abundant sunshine, it rains almost daily during the rainy season from June to August.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 21 percent of vehicle crashes each year involve hazardous weather. These crashes account for about 16 percent of all vehicular deaths.  Approximately 70% of all rain-related crashes happen on wet roads. However, 48% occur while it is actually raining. Only 18% of weather-related crashes happen during snow or sleet. Wet roads and rainy weather conditions are

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Important Steps Following A Port St. Lucie Car Accident

No one anticipates being in a car accident that will leave them traumatized and experiencing life-altering injuries. Not anticipating such an incident, however, does not stop it from happening. All it takes is one driver to not do the right thing and you end up on the unfortunate receiving end of said driver’s failure to obey the traffic laws and regulations. Thankfully, even in such dire situations, there is help. If you or someone you love have experienced injuries resulting

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Distracted Driving and Port St Lucie Car Accidents

The first and most important rule of driving is that your mind and eyes should always be on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t always follow this rule. They engage in other seemingly harmless tasks such as eating or talking on the phone. However, these seemingly harmless tasks are distractions that often lead to road accidents.   Many car accidents in Port St. Lucie are a result of distracted driving, and the results often are devastating. Here is an overview of

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The Dangers Of Drowsy Driving In West Palm Beach

Did you know that around 30% of drivers in the U.S. have admitted to falling asleep while behind the wheel? Over 50% of people asked have admitted to getting behind the wheel while drowsy, which is extremely risky for themselves and others on the road.  Unfortunately, you may find yourself included in the statistic above. For example, have you suddenly jerked awake as your car starts vibrating as it moves toward the shoulder and runs over the rumble strips on

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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 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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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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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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Florida roadways, a trap? Know How to protect yourself from financial disaster!

You are on your way home, it has been a beautiful day.  You stop for the red light and while you are waiting, you hear metal crunch and glass break as you are violently shoved forward against the seatbelt. You have just been struck in the rear by a driver who was not paying attention. You are dazed, your head hurts, you hope everything will be okay. The police and the paramedics arrive. Your car is destroyed. You need to

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Reported 2-Vehicle Accident on Cove Road near Stuart Kills 1, Injures 1

Two vehicles are reported to have been involved in an accident on Cove Road near Stuart on August 23rd, 2020. The Sunday crash that happened at about 5:30 p.m. caused a huge snarl-up as the stretch of Cove Road remained closed between Ault Avenue and Willoughby Boulevard to allow the Florida Highway Patrol to carry their investigation. Reported Casualties According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the two-vehicle collision on Cove Road caused the death of a 65-year-old man at

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Car Accidents in Florida: What the Numbers Say

Whether you live in Florida or frequent its crossroads and highways for a gateway, you have probably noticed an influx of traffic in the past ten years. Florida is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States, and as more people drive into this state, fatality rates on vehicle accidents continue to increase each year. This article focuses on the latest statistical data regarding car crashes, fatal car accidents, injuries associated with his accidents, and more. Car

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What to Do After a Car Accident with Uninsured Driver

Car accidents happen in Florida every day. Getting involved in one often comes with some comfort: there is car insurance to mitigate damages. If you are lucky, your car insurance coverage will pay for vehicle damage and medical treatment of the victims involves. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. You can get involved in an accident where the other party is entirely uninsured. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in such a situation. Call the police – Call

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