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Five Vehicle Safety Technologies That Can Help You Avoid a Crash

We’re on the cutting-edge of vehicle safety, with new technologies being released or updated all the time. These are five technologies that can help you avoid a car accident in Miami. Automatic Emergency Braking Not reacting quickly enough is the cause of many accidents. Automatic emergency braking is a system that hits the brakes for you if a vehicle or obstacle is in your path and you haven’t started slowing down. Lane Departure Alert and Prevention This system alerts the driver when the vehicle starts to drift out of a lane. Some also have a prevention feature, which can automatically guide the car back

What to Do If You Are in a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshares have revolutionized how we get around, but they’ve also introduced some sticky legal problems. Follow these steps if you’re involved in an Uber or Lyft rideshare accident. Call the Police Like any type of car accident, you should call the police if there’s significant damage and once it’s safe to do so. The officer will file an official report, which will be crucial evidence if you intend to pursue damages against the parties responsible. Document the Event The police will gather evidence in an official report, but you should also make note of what happened for your own records. Again, when it’s safe

The Relationship Between Negligence & Personal Injury Law

Negligence is a significant part of personal injury law. When someone acts carelessly and causes an injury to another person, the responsible party is liable under the legal principle of negligence. This method for determining fault is used in most disputes that involve an accident or injury. These include informal settlement talks and trials in personal injury lawsuits. Here are the typical parts of a negligence claim. Duty The first step in a negligence claim is determining whether the defendant owed the plaintiff a legal duty of care. For example, drivers have a responsibility to pedestrians and other drivers to obey traffic

Types of Car Insurance Coverage for Personal Injury

Car insurance coverage for personal injury can provide compensation for medical expenses and lost wages if you, one of your passengers, or another driver are injured in an accident. Depending on who’s at fault, your insurance or the other driver’s insurance should pay. However, you should understand the types of car insurance that cover personal injury before you seek compensation. Bodily Injury Liability Coverage If an accident is the other driver’s fault, their bodily injury liability coverage will pay your medical bills. You won’t need to pay a deductible or deal with an increase in your insurance rates. You could even receive

Publix Wins Reversal of $1.5 Million Miami Slip and Fall Verdict

Every year hundreds of thousands of tort lawsuits are filed. With Slip and fall cases, it’s not always the best idea to file a lawsuit.  A majority, about 95 to 96 percent, are settled pretrial. Accidents happen, and often injuries are the result. When the accident was caused by something or someone outside of your control, you may wonder if you have any options for legal recourse. In this case, it’s necessary to prove that someone else – usually the property owner – is liable for your injuries (Premises Liability). The first two questions to ask are

Who are the potentially liable parties? Were