Injured By a Drunk Driver in Port St. Lucie?

In 2021, there were 401,076 motor vehicle crashes in Florida. That comes out to around 1,000 accidents per day — a distressingly common occurrence. While there are many possible causes of a car accident, one of the most common is drunk driving. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be wondering if you can pursue compensation for your injuries or how to determine who is liable for the accident. In this article, we will detail what

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School Bus Safety and Laws 

The news of school bus-related accidents is far too common in Florida. On the 28th of March, a 15-year-old Royal Palm Beach student was struck by a car while at the bus stop This came just two days after another student was struck and killed in a similar situation. News stories like these highlight the importance of reviewing school bus safety and laws. Situations like this happen across the state and are devastating to families and communities. Family members of

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Driving Tips for Senior Drivers

Growing older happens to all of us, and with it comes changes to our strength, coordination, and flexibility. These changes can be gradual and unnoticeable, until one day you struggle to move your foot from the gas pedal to the brake. Realizing that you may no longer be at your full capacity as a driver can be worrying, but it does not necessarily mean that you have to give up your car keys. Here driving tips for senior drivers, you

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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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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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Safe Driving: 6 Proactive Steps You Can Take

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers tips to commercial drivers regarding driver safety.  However, commercial drivers aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this advice.  Below are six proactive steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones on the road.  At Fetterman & Associates, we hope you are never in a car crash.  Following this advice won’t be able to stop every car crash, however, it can make a difference. Expect the Unexpected As

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