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January is “Move Over” Month for Florida Drivers

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 were 182 accidents in 2019, and more than 20,000 tickets

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What Causes 18-Wheelers to Roll Over

According to statistics published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately five percent of truck accidents involve rollovers. 18-wheelers are prone to rolling over owing to size and load distribution factors. Reports show that 18 wheeler rollover crashes often lead to catastrophic personal injuries and fatalities. The causes of these types of accidents include blown tires, over-correcting, a

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How to Spot Signs of a Drunk Driver on the Road

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 reaction time Reduced concentration Impaired coordination Poor vision High levels

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How Many Drinks Does It Take to Be Impaired?

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 quarter of all crash fatalities.“ Drunk driving is

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What Can Cause Neck or Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident?

The force of a car accident can be extremely damaging to the back and neck. Both these areas are vital bodily functions but are also very sensitive to sudden impact and movement. As a car crashes into another object, the inertia of the opposing motion causes everything present in the car, including the driver and passengers, to move in that

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Steps To Take After Suffering Rear-End Collision Injuries

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 allows you to defend your rights and receive fair compensation. Injuries associated rear-end collision

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5 Common Practices Insurance Companies Use To Pay You Less

Accidents can be stressful and daunting, especially when the accident was not your fault. If you have been injured or have damage due to someone else’s negligence it is important to understand the right steps to take to ensure you receive the full compensation you are entitled to and deserve. The process can be hard to figure out where to

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