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Category Archives: Car Accidents

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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The Incredible Frequency of Auto Accidents

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

No one thinks about getting in a wreck every time he or she gets in the car in Florida, but the stats show that it happens with alarming frequency. In fact, experts have guessed that people are killed in these accidents every 13 minutes. When looking at all accidents, things appear even worse: There… Read More »

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Crash Victim’s Parents Sponsor Vehicle Safety Watch List

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We’ve previously discussed the massive recall by General Motors that was spurred by problems with the ignition switch that caused the cars’ systems to shut down. GM has paid money to victims and family members for crashes related to the ignition issue. These payouts include 124 death claims. The parents of one young woman… Read More »

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving by Emergency Responders

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Responsible Florida drivers do their best to safely pull over when we hear or see an ambulance or other emergency response vehicle behind us with lights and sirens on. A recent story about an ambulance driver caught on video using his personal cellphone while taking an injured boy to the hospital made the news… Read More »

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How Does Drunk Driving Impact the American Economy?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Any reduction in drunk driving and the accidents caused by impaired drivers makes the roads safer for all of us. However, it also improves the American economy according to a study on the economic impacts of drunk driving crashes. A study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation looked at costs associated with… Read More »

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Some Troubling Car Accident Statistics for American Indians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Obviously, auto accidents cause injury and death for too many Floridians. However, the death rate for adults in the American Indian/Alaska Native population is 1.5 higher than that of white or black people. Meanwhile, AI/AN children under a year old have an eight times greater chance of dying in a car accident than non-Hispanic… Read More »

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Why College Students May Be Particularly Dangerous Drivers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As the beginning of the school year nears, many college students will be taking a car with them to have on campus. It can be a great convenience to students who work part-time off-campus as well as to those who simply want the freedom to explore what the surrounding area has to offer. Floridians… Read More »

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Could Hackers Take over Your Vehicle and Cause an Accident?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As if South Florida drivers don’t have enough to worry about, thanks to all of the wireless technology in later-model vehicles, our cars (or those of others sharing the road with us) can be hacked. While sometimes this is done just to make mischief, such as messing with the driver’s music, the results could… Read More »

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Why Can Drinking and Driving Be Even More Dangerous for Seniors?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many people associate driving under the influence with young people who go out partying and have too much to drink or with middle-age people who stop by a bar and have a few drinks before driving home from work. However, senior citizens may be particularly susceptible to impaired driving. It’s easy for someone who… Read More »

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