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Things You Need to Know About ​Car Crashes in Tampa

Frank Fernandez
Places like Tampa see plenty of traffic violations. Some of those offenses lead to car crashes. The growing population increases the potential of a collision. A traumatic event can change a person’s life in seconds. They experience multiple physical and mental effects, and the damage can last for years. One question a victim might consider is why exactly a car accident occurred. Motor vehicle crashes happen for several reasons, and some causes are more common...
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Tampa Sideswipe Collisions: Why They Occur and What To Do After

Britt Reiersgord
Sometimes, you may not even see a sideswipe collision coming. One moment, you think a vehicle has positioned itself next to you, waiting for you to pass by before changing lanes or merging. The next moment, the vehicle slips into your lane, causing severe damage to your vehicle and, in many cases, serious injury to the occupants in that vehicle. You may have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries following a sideswipe collision...
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How Can a Lawyer Help Me After a Road Rage Accident in Tampa?

Britt Reiersgord
Driving for long periods can make people feel stressed and exhausted. Another motorist might do something to make a person annoyed. The frustration of a driver increases the risk of a road rage incident. Road rage can lead to dangerous actions, and people can get hurt. In Tampa, drivers face the risk of aggressive motorists each time they get onto the road. A guilty driver receives multiple penalties as a result of their behavior. Furthermore,...
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​Understanding the Potential Impact of Tampa Car Driver Fatigue

Frank Fernandez
No matter what road you travel in Tampa, be it I-275 or a side street in Seminole Heights, you always risk crossing paths with a dangerously drowsy car driver. Unlike some other dangerous driving behaviors, like drunk driving or texting behind the wheel, fatigued driving often happens without the drivers themselves or others with whom they share the road realizing it’s happening. But a Tampa car driver’s excessive fatigue can have a devastating and tragic...
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Tampa Drivers: What to Do After a Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault

Frank Fernandez
A car accident is always a stressful and overwhelming event. But those feelings are compounded if the other driver is at fault. What legal rights do you have? Who will pay for your medical bills and car repairs? And, do you need an attorney? Talk to an Attorney Learn more about what to do after a car accident that is not your fault. Immediate steps to take after a Tampa car crash After any motor...
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What to Do After a Car Accident Not Your Fault

Frank Fernandez
The U.S. has some of the busiest roads, with more vehicles than licensed drivers. Though this does not justify the high rate of road accidents, crashes frequently happen. No one gets behind the wheel anticipating an accident, and no matter how careful you are, you cannot regulate the actions of the other motorists. All it takes is a slight mistake, such as a driver getting distracted by a text message, and in a split second,...
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What Happens After a Deposition in a Car Accident Case?

Frank Fernandez
If you had a car accident and your claim has failed to settle, necessitating a lawsuit, the legal proceedings may involve a deposition. That is, the defendant’s attorney might depose you or your witnesses. Your lawyer may also depose the defendant or their witnesses. Normally, deposition is one discovery method in a car accident lawsuit others include requests for document production, admissions, and interrogatories. Discovery happens at the initial stages and may or may not...
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Should I Take the First Offer of a Car Accident Settlement?

Frank Fernandez
Generally, never take the first offer of a car accident settlement. In most cases, such an offer is not in your best interests. Sometimes the deal might be tempting, especially if the medical bills are piling and probably you cannot resume working yet. Any promise of finances might sound like a relief. Unfortunately, accepting the offer closes the case, meaning you cannot pursue the claim further. If you have not healed completely, you would have...
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For How Much Should I Settle My Car Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Each year in Hillsborough County, nearly 2,000 people suffer injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Florida generally requires those who sustain serious injuries in car accidents to first seek compensation through their own insurance policy. However, if the expenses of the injury exceed the limits of that policy or if the injuries meet the state’s serious injury threshold, these individuals qualify to seek compensation through the personal injury claims process. Generally, when people hear about personal...