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Speeding is a Top Cause of Florida Car Accidents

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When you consider some of the top causes and contributing factors of Florida car accidents, you might rank drunk driving, texting, and red light running high on the list. You may not think of speeding as being a major issue, especially when you drive faster than the posted limit yourself from time to time…. Read More »

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Overview of Florida’s No Fault Laws for Car Accidents

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All US states require motorists to carry car insurance, but the rules regarding coverage and what happens in the event of a crash are somewhat different in the Sunshine State. Florida is one of just 12 states that are considered “no fault” instead of “at-fault” for purposes of liability in motor vehicle accidents. The… Read More »

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What Causes More Accidents in Florida – Drunk or Distracted Driving?

By Musleh Law Firm |

Drunk and drugged driving have long been top causes of car accidents in Florida, but a new threat could soon rank high on the list: Distracted driving through texting, talking on the phone, posting on social media, and other smart phone use. Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), an analytics company that focuses on driving behaviors… Read More »

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Do’s and Don’ts After an Ocala, FL Car Accident

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Despite your efforts to drive safely and not take risks when driving, there are still negligent motorists on the road that make accidents an unfortunate reality. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Crash Dashboard reveals that there were 6,342 crashes in Marion County in 2019, leading to injuries for 5,263… Read More »

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What to Know About Ridesharing Accidents in Florida

By Musleh Law Firm |

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft continue to gain in popularity around the world. They are a convenient way to get to your destination, especially to and from airports. Many people use them in lieu of taxis, especially in cities where taxis are expensive, unreliable, or not necessarily safe. In Florida, rideshare services are… Read More »

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Many drivers tune out when using automated vehicle safety systems

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Automakers have developed automated safety technology that can reduce motor vehicle accidents. Trouble arises, however, when drivers of these modern vehicles in Florida rely on the automated systems too much. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that some drivers stop paying attention to the road because they place too much… Read More »

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Bill aims to standardize drunk driving prevention equipment

By Musleh Law Firm |

Work-related fatalities in Florida and around the country rose by 2% to 5,250 in 2018 according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Dec. 17. Transportation incidents such as motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of workplace fatalities, but the BLS figures also reveal an alarming increase in overdose… Read More »

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Technology can help alleviate distracted driving

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Technological advancements have improved life for people globally, but in many cases, there has been a lag time, disconnect or outright contradiction between what the technologies can effectively do and what is a higher and better end use. For instance, many Florida drivers find the increased capabilities of ‘smart” cars enticing but also distracting… Read More »

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How to stay safe on the winter roads

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Florida roads can still become icy and snowy in the winter, so drivers will want to know how they can stay safe during this season. It all starts with knowing a few basic facts. For example, the faster a person drives, the less traction there is on the road. Since icy and wet roads… Read More »

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NHTSA reports on 2018 traffic fatalities

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Florida drivers may be safer on the roads than in some previous years, but pedestrians may be at a greater risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, fatalities from motor vehicle accidents dropped for the second year in a row, and estimates from the first half of 2019 show the… Read More »

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