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Uber Accident FAQs

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As ridesharing companies elbow aside the taxi industry, we are seeing an increasing number of clients who have been injured in Uber accidents. Here are some answers to questions that Uber accident victims often ask. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case, call our office today to speak with a Miami car accident lawyer. Can I Sue Uber or Lyft if their Driver Causes an Accident? The current answer to this question is no, as they are very careful to classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. That said, they choose to provide significant insurance coverage...

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Florida Commercial Truck Accident FAQs

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Far too many people are injured, some of them fatally, in commercial truck accidents each year. In 2019, over 4,000 individuals died in large truck crashes. Sixteen percent were truck occupants, 67 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Sadly, deaths were 31 percent higher than they were in 2009. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a commercial truck accident, you probably have many questions. The Miami truck accident attorneys at Flagler Personal Injury Group answer some of your questions here. How Is Fault Established in a Commercial...

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What to Do After a Metrobus Accident

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Motorbus moves over 250,000 people around Miami each day. While the vast majority of buses travel safely over the nearly 100 routes, there are occasional accidents that cause severe injuries. For example, in May 2019, a Metrobus was involved in a head-on collision with an SUV that killed the other driver. In February 2020, a person was killed when a Metrobus crashed into a bus stop. If you have been injured in a crash with a Metrobus, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A lawsuit against Metrobus will have many similarities to a personal injury lawsuit, but plaintiffs must also...

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What is PIP and Do Drivers Need to Have It?

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Auto accident claims are handled differently in each state. Even still, every person injured in a car accident deserves to be adequately compensated for their losses. Florida is a no-fault state and requires drivers to carry PIP coverage. If you believe your claim isn’t being handled as it should or you want to ensure you get what your claim is worth, contact a skilled Miami car accident attorney for help. No-Fault vs. Fault States In no-fault states like Florida, anyone injured in a car accident needs to file a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim on their own insurance policy. It doesn’t matter...

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Porn Star, Taylor Jackson, Films Scene While Driving Tesla on Autopilot, Sparking New Distracted Driving Concerns

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With the invention of cars with autopilot features, it was only a matter of time before someone filmed a porn in a self-driving car. Recently, adult film star, Taylor Jackson, and her boyfriend uploaded a film to PornHub that shows the couple having sex in the front seat of a Tesla Model S driving on autopilot.The Tesla self-driving system is described as semi-autonomous and according to the company, “is intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.” Tesla’s instructions did not prevent Ms. Jackson...

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Calculating Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident in Florida

Calculating Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident in Florida - Miami Traffic Accident Attorney

Traffic accidents often lead to injuries. Injuries almost always lead to pain. Pain is pretty much the definition – or at least one definition – of suffering. Would it make sense that you could recover damages for the medical bills for your traffic-accident injury, but not for the pain and suffering that accompany that injury? It is difficult to put a monetary value on pain and suffering, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recover damages for it. In fact, Florida law explicitly endorses the recovery of damages for pain and suffering as a result of injuries incurred in an accident...

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Should You Settle After Your Car Accident Case?

Should You Settle After Your Car Accident Case - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Miami Car Accident Attorney - If you have been injured in a traffic accident and the other driver is at fault, like night follows day, you will receive a settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company in short order. It might cover your property damages – damages to your car, most commonly – but it might not. It might cover your medical costs, but it might not. It might cover your lost wages from the time you had to take off from work as a result of the accident, but it might not. If you are a betting person,...

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Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney: Florida PIP Basics

Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida PIP Basics

Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida is one of only a few states that requires drivers to carry no-fault auto insurance known as personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. The minimum required insurance coverage in Florida, PIP provides a basic level of minimum coverage for personal injuries and property damage liability. Even among states that require some form of PIP, Florida’s PIP mandate is one-of-a-kind. It is important to understand the basics of PIP coverage if you plan to drive in Florida using only PIP coverage. PIP is Basic Medical Coverage at Low Cost [caption id="attachment_5060" align="alignright" width="300"] Ask a Miami Car Accident...

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How Much Will I Recover for My Car Accident Case?

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Miami Car Accident Lawyer - You got hurt in a traffic accident. The accident wasn’t your fault, but you still got hurt, and the bills are real. You didn't suffer catastrophic injuries, but your injuries could last a while and require continued treatment. Your car is a tangled mess in a junkyard somewhere. You've already missed a week of work, and your doctor tells you it could be two or three more weeks before you can return to work The cost of prescriptions for painkillers, antibiotics and other medications prescribed as a result of your injuries is mounting quickly. You're...

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Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers

Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

There is no question that distracted drivers are a contributing factor to a significant number of accidents News reports every day include stories about traffic accidents caused by people who were talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, who spilled coffee in their lap, or were otherwise distracted from the traffic around them on the road.  A study by the Governors Highway Association contends that distracted driving was a factor in accidents in 2016 that resulted in 3,450 highway deaths. That figure totaled more than 9 percent of all traffic deaths that year. Thousands more were injured that year...

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