Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog
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RVs are a great way to travel and to see Southern Florida. These vehicles are very popular in the state, since the warm weather makes Hollywood and the rest of Florida a great place to visit by RV. Although RVs can be a safe way to travel, each year people are injured and killed in camper and RV accidents in Hollywood and across the country.

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Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts longer than six months. It can be mild or severe, dull or sharp, and it can affect any part of the body. Most people who have suffered this condition after a severe car crash in Hollywood or Florida find that their lives are forever changed with long-term pain.

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Chronic pain takes a significant physical and emotional toll on victims. Because there is often no treatment available for the specific cause of the pain – in most cases, chronic pain after a traffic accident is caused by long-term injury and can’t necessarily be solved immediately – patients may feel a sense of helplessness. They may get angry or frustrated. It can take months for the pain to go away because it may take months for the injury to heal, and in the meantime patients may not be able to live fully due to the pain.

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Wrong way accidents in Hollywood and South Florida are terrifying. One minute, you may be happily driving your car down the highway or road and the next instant you may be facing a car speeding towards you in your lane. You may not have enough time to react, and the resulting head-on collision in Hollywood or your community can be serious enough to claim lives.

The interesting thing about wrong way accidents is that they really shouldn’t happen at all. All drivers are carefully instructed to stay in their lanes when driving and road signs clearly indicate the direction of traffic to prevent wrong way accidents. On highways, medians, large signs, and other design features are often in place to help prevent wrong way crash.

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Elderly drivers can be safe behind the wheel, but senior drivers statistically have more accidents per mile driven than younger adult drivers. In fact, only teen drivers have more accidents per mile driven – and their accidents are less likely to be fatal when compared with crashes involving the elderly.

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If you have a loved one, you may worry that they’ll be in a car accident in Hollywood or their home community. You may realize that any health conditions they have may make it harder for them to recover quickly, and you may genuinely be worried about their welfare. But how can you have a conversation about driving skills and safety with a parent or other senior?

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Being in a car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida is already frightening, but it can be downright scary how a collision can affect your finances for some time. There may be hospital or medical bills to pay after your accident, for example, as well as costs for getting your car towed and repaired. You may miss out on some time at work and may need to rent a car or take a taxi while your car is being fixed.

Car insurance, of course, is meant to help you pay for some of these costs. The problem is that after a crash, your insurance rates may go up. This means that even though insurance can pay for some of your accident costs, the higher insurance rates will mean you’re paying for the crash for months or years in the form of higher premiums.

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This past week, a Florida family announced it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and one of its drivers after a college student was killed in an Uber car accident in Miami in the final days of 2015. This case, as well as a string of other claims from injured passengers across the country, has shone a spotlight on Uber and its drivers.

Uber is a ride sharing service, much life Lyft and Sidecar. You can use your phone app to call for a car when you need one, and the service costs a fraction of what taxis cost because the drivers are not professionals – they’re simply car owners. Uber drivers and other ride-share drivers are contractors, not employees the way taxi drivers are.

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It’s something no one wants to think about: the possibility of being in a serious roadway accident. Many of us think it won’t happen to us, but the reality is that most drivers will be in at least one accident at some point in their lives.

Of course, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk of a car crash in Hollywood or your South Florida community. You can take good care of your car, drive defensively, and take additional courses or training to develop stronger driving skills. You can also make a commitment to never drive distracted, fatigued, or drunk.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of severe winter depression common in many parts of the country at this time of year. When winter settles in places like Vermont, Illinois, and New York, some people suffer from this condition, which researchers think may be caused by genes, darker days during the winter, and snow.

Year-round sunshine in Hollywood and South Florida can provide natural protection against SAD, so only just over 1% of the Florida population suffers from this type of seasonal depression (compared to 10% of New Hampshire, for example). Sunshine is not a cure-all, however, and thousands of Florida residents still do suffer from SAD symptoms each year. It’s important not to overlook these symptoms and important not to assume you can’t get depressed because you live in the Sunshine State.

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Every year, tens of thousands of Americans lose their lives in roadway accidents and tens of thousands of Hollywood and Florida drivers are injured in the state. While you might not be able to do much about the driving habits of those around you, there are things you can do to make 2016 the safest year ever for you as a driver.

Building new habits and setting new intentions for your driving can make you a stronger driver and can reduce your risk of an accident. Here are ten habits that can make you more confident and safer on the road:

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With 2016 just around the corner, the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group would like to wish you and your family a safe, happy new year. However, we’d also like to remind you that the New Year is a great time to make resolutions and changes. We hope you take this time to make resolutions that will make 2016 not only your most successful, but also your safest year yet.

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One of the big areas where you can make changes involves your car. With tens of thousands of people injured or killed in car accidents across the country each year, few things affect your safety as much as driving. Simply making yourself a safer driver and reducing your chances of an accident can dramatically improve your chances of avoiding injury this year.

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