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What to Know about Ridesharing Car Accidents and Insurance Policies

Ridesharing vehicles such as Lyft and Uber are becoming more popular as our lives continue to get busier, and in many respects, these services simplify commuting and make travel much easier. However, as their popularity increases, the risk of a ridesharing vehicle accident increases...

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There Was an Accident During My Rideshare—What Do I Do Next?

As rideshare services have skyrocketed in popularity since their introduction in 2010, many commuters have had an improved travel experience with apps such as Uber and Lyft because of their quality service and ease of use. Although this transportation innovation has brought many improvements...

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Am I Entitled to Compensation if a Rideshare Driver Hit my Car?

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular, especially in large metropolitan areas like West Palm Beach. Any person injured in a rideshare service car wreck may be entitled to compensation from a negligent rideshare driver. If this happens to you,...

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Federal Legislation of Autonomous Vehicles Fails to Pass

The AV START act, a bipartisan bill that would have been the first significant federal legislation of autonomous vehicles, failed to make it through Congress. This happened as drivers throughout the country are sharing the roads with an increasing number of self-driving cars, and...

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Death Toll Rising in Keyless Ignition Tragedies as Regulators Idle

Palm Beach County is leading the nation for deaths linked to keyless vehicle ignition systems according to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post.   To date, five fatalities have been documented in Palm Beach County out of the 14 reported nationwide.  The tragedy...

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Texting While Driving Illegal Now

In an effort to curb the dangerous but common activity of texting behind the wheel, Governor Rick Scott has signed SB 52 into law. Most states already have laws against texting while driving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that drivers take...

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NTSB Issues Recommendations to Decrease Drunk Driving Accidents

The latest report issued by the National Traffic Safety Board states that approximately 10,000 Americans die each year in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. In addition, about 173,000 more are injured and about 27,000 of those injuries are disabling. As Florida personal injury lawyers, we...

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“Landmark Court Decision Punishes Texting While Driving”

“Landmark Court Decision Punishes Texting While Driving” While texting and driving in Florida is now illegal, enforcement is problematic. However, civil lawsuits are making real progress at punishing reckless texters. In a recent landmark decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey – Appellate Division...

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