Traffic Accidents

Motorcycle accident

Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle knows how much fun it is. Cruising down the road with the wind in your face is exhilarating, but also dangerous. Data shows that someone riding a motorcycle is 28 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than someone in a car. Motorcyclists and…

Traffic Light at intersection

There are many situations in driving where one car should let another car pass or go first. If there weren’t laws governing right of way, the number of accidents would increase because many drivers would not give any right of way. Even with current laws in place, there are more…

pedestrians

Pedestrians and bicyclists are vulnerable on our nation’s streets and sidewalks. Every year, hundreds of pedestrians and bicyclists are killed in accidents with automobiles or other vehicles. In 2017 almost 6,000 pedestrians were fatally injured, along with almost 800 bicyclists, accounting for 18.2% of traffic deaths. These numbers aren’t going…

police car lights

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has deemed January as Move Over Month, to help educate all drivers in Florida about the importance of moving over or changing lanes when emergency or service vehicles are stopped on the side of the road. Records show that there…

bottles of liquor

Safe driving depends on the driver’s ability to make sound judgments, react quickly to hazardous road conditions, and maintain high levels of concentration. Alcohol diminishes these skills, which compromises the safety of road users. Some of the effects of alcohol consumption that drastically reduce driving ability include: Poor judgment Slow…

drinking alcohol

This time of year is the most “let’s celebrate” season. There are parties, events, dinners, gatherings, etc., and many of these involve alcohol. The number of accidents involving alcohol consumption increases substantially this time of year. During the holiday season, the Department of Transportation reports: “Alcohol-impaired fatalities make up more than a…

rear-end car collision

Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of automobile accidents. They can cause serious injuries that require significant medical expenses. If you find yourself in this situation, you should act fast. Enlisting the help of an experienced car accident lawyer from Zervos & Calta, PLLC allows you to defend…

highway construction road work ahead sign

Every year there are thousands of vehicle collisions and crashes in and around construction zones. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over a recent five year period, 4,400 people died in work zone crashes of which 85 percent were drivers or passengers. More than 200,000 people suffered injuries. The risks…