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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Pedestrian Killed By Self-Driving Uber Vehicle in Arizona

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A woman was killed by a self-driving car being tested by Uber in Tempe, AZ at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. This is believed to be the first pedestrian death connected to automated vehicles. Uber suspended their vehicle testing in Tempe, as well as in Toronto, San Francisco, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA… Read More »

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Soft Tissue Injuries: Why They Should Be Taken Seriously

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Soft tissue injuries often happen during low impact motor vehicle accidents and can range from minor to severe, even debilitating or life threatening. Many tend to believe low-impact collisions are generally never serious, but this is far from the truth. In fact, even at a speed as low as 2.5 miles per hour, victims… Read More »

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March Brings Spring Breakers, More DUIs to Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

No Floridian needs to be reminded that spring break is upon us. Thousands of young people from all over the country are beginning to descend upon our beaches. Of course, alcohol, and copious amounts of it, have become part of the spring break ritual. Those of us who live here, particularly in South Florida,… Read More »

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How Can Florida Drivers Avoid Pedal Error Crashes?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We’ve all read the stories of drivers who crashed into buildings, other vehicles or even into crowds of people because they accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. When we see them on television, it’s often because multiple people were injured or killed or because there was considerable damage to a structure…. Read More »

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Road Construction and Damage Can Cause Accidents

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Most serious car accidents here in South Florida are caused by the negligence or recklessness of drivers. In some cases, however, they result from things like unrepaired roadway damage, poor design, inadequate lighting or poorly-marked construction zones. Too often, people are injured due to one of these problems and don’t even consider that someone… Read More »

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Technological Advancements That Can Help Seniors Drive Safely

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

No one wants to have to tell an aging loved one that he or she should no longer drive. In fact, evidence suggests that seniors who stop driving are more likely to suffer from both emotional and physical health issues as a result. However, it can’t be denied that health problems from arthritis and… Read More »

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Can Your Self-Driving Car Kill You to Protect Others?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many of you have likely read, perhaps with some trepidation, about self-driving cars being the wave of the future. Florida is one of just a few states already testing these “autonomous” cars. While humans are too often guilty of reckless or negligent behavior behind the wheel, the thought of handing that power over to… Read More »

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Tips for Staying Safe on Florida Roads over the Holidays

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Thanksgiving week kicks off the beginning of our holiday travel season that lasts until after the first of the year. Our Florida roads are filled not only with residents driving to visit family and friends within the state, but with tourists from across the country and around the world seeking sun, warmth and Disney… Read More »

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Helping Car Accident Victims So That They Can Focus on Healing

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When you’re injured in a serious car accident, your life is going to be turned upside down for a while. While getting the necessary medical care and therapy to heal is going to be at the forefront of your concerns, there are going to be seemingly mountains of paperwork and red tape to ensure… Read More »

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Hands-Free Technology Doesn’t Remove Distractions for Drivers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We’ve all been warned about the dangers of talking on a cellphone while driving. In some states, it’s illegal to talk on a hand-held device while operating a vehicle. In Florida, it’s still legal. However, hands-free technology doesn’t lead to distraction-free driving. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that even… Read More »

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