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Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer located in Altamonte Springs, Florida

Pedestrian Accidents Result In Serious Injury or Death In a 2015 study, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimated there were almost 70,000 pedestrians injured in motor vehicle crashes in the US and almost 5400 killed from pedestrian accidents. The study revealed an increase in pedestrian fatalities as an overall percentage of pedestrian-involved crashes. This means that, as a percentage, more pedestrians are being killed by motor vehicle crashes today than they have been historically. Florida is known as one of the more dangerous states for pedestrians. A recent analysis revealed the Central Florida metro area from Kissimmee-Orlando-Sanford was near the top of...

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5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Why you need a car accident lawyer

5 Reasons You Need a Car Accident Lawyer While there are many ways a car accident lawyer can help, this article is designed to highlight five reasons you need a car accident lawyer if you have been injured in a car accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, your first thought may be your need for immediate medical care. As time goes on, that focus may change from finding a doctor to finding a lawyer. When this happens, car accident victims often wonder whether it is worth hiring a car accident lawyer. This is a legitimate question you should...

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Florida Accidents and Traffic Deaths Decline in 2018

Florida accident and traffic death statistics

Florida 2018 Accident Statistics New statistics show that Florida saw a decline in total traffic accidents and traffic deaths in 2018.  In fact, in 2018, Florida saw a decrease of 6,000 traffic accidents and almost 150 traffic accident-related fatalities.  This is good news.  It also reverses a dangerous trend from 2014 – 2017 which saw year-over-year increases of traffic accidents. Not all news was good news.  There was an increase of Pedestrian deaths and Bicycle deaths in 2018.    2018 also continued the trend of increased commercial vehicle traffic accidents.  Since 2014, the number of commercial vehicle accidents has increased every year from 34,478 to 44,435...

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Holiday Travel Increases Chance for a Car Accident

Holiday travel and car accidents

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Holiday travel can significantly increase your chance of being involved in a car accident.  As 2018 comes to an end, it promises to be one of the busiest travel years we have had in some time.  AAA is forecasting almost 112.5 million more Americans will travel during this Christmas-to-New Years holidays. Every travel avenue will see an increase in usage, including roadways which is expected to see 4.4% more travel than 2017. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Christmas and the New Year are supposed to be times of joy and excitement.  However, with such busy roadways the danger of car accidents cannot be...

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Time is Running Out – Florida’s Statute of Limitations

Florida's Statute of Limitations

FLORIDA'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Injuries can occur in a number of ways.  However, they all have something in common – a time limitations on bringing your claim in court.  Florida’s statute of limitations is found at Florida Statute 95.11.  This statute outlines the time limitations which apply to wrongful death, car accident and other injury and non-injury claims.  Failure to bring an action within the appropriate limitations period risks being unable to bring the claim at all. Some of the most common statutes of limitations are as follows: Statute Type of Case Limitation 95.11(1) Recorded Judgment 20 Years 95.11(2)(b) Breach of Written Contract 5 Years 95.11(3)(a) Negligence 4 Years 95.11(3)(k) Breach of Unwritten Contract 4 Years 95.11(4)(b) Medical Malpractice 2 Years 95.11(4)(c) Wages...

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Children At Danger From Vehicles

Child injury law

Injuries to Children On average, 12,175 children under the age of 19 die each year from unintentional injuries.  These injuries and deaths occur in countless ways.  The most common include car accidents, being struck as a pedestrian, and trip and falls.  However, there are many other, less common, ways in which a child can be injured or killed - such as failing to properly secure furniture or drowning due to inadequate or improperly trained staff. Children As Pedestrians According to AAA, nearly 1 out of 4 child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  In 2016, the NHTSA documented 2,466 children killed...

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How Much Does Hiring An Injury Lawyer Cost?

How much does hiring a lawyer cost?

Presser Law, P.A. Has No Upfront Attorney Cost Or Fees As an injury lawyer or attorney in the Central Florida area for over 10 years, one of the more common inquiries I receive concerns payment to retain my services by injury victims.  It is not uncommon for an injury victim to worry about the cost of retaining an attorney or lawyer.  For many people, before they even seek out an injury lawyer all they know is that attorneys can be expensive many people simply cannot afford upfront costs of retaining an attorney to fight major insurance companies or corporations for the...

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What is Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage and Do I Need It?

What is uninsured motorist coverage

Why Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage As you already know from my prior blog, “Understanding the Full Coverage Myth,” Florida requires the average, non-commercial driver to carry only Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage coverage.  While both of these coverages can assist the coverage holder in different ways, neither of these coverages protects an injury victim from the physical injuries caused by someone else in a car accident. Bodily injury coverage is the name of the insurance which protects someone if they cause physical injuries to another in a car accident.  However, because this coverage is not currently required, many drivers...

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