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In North Miami Beach, driver impairment is a major cause of car crashes and injuries. In fact, across Florida about one in four car collision fatalities are caused by driver impairment.

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While most drivers think impaired driving only means driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, in Florida DUI car accidents can also be caused by consuming over-the-counter drugs, prescription medication, and illegal drugs. Any time a driver takes a substance which impacts their ability to drive, they may be driving impaired.

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Drug related car collisions in Cutler Bay cause serious injuries and even fatalities each year. These preventable crashes are caused by a range of substances and if you find yourself in a collision due to drug-taking you may face serious injury, a long recovery period, and significant out-of-pocket costs.

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Speed limits are posted to keep drivers safe. When creating a speed limit for an area, cities like Miami Beach consider many factors, including the state of the roads, natural dangers, road use, nearby schools and homes, traffic flow, and other factors. They choose a limit which allows for effective movement of traffic without increasing the risk of collisions.

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When drivers exceed the posted speed limit, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. Speed is a factor in many Miami Beach traffic accidents and especially in fatal and serious accidents.

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Car accidents are caused by many factors and in many cases, drivers assume either negligence or human error are the cause of their collision. However, faulty design and manufacturing defects can also contribute to car collisions.

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Car manufacturers have an obligation to produce a safe product. They must meet certain standards and are expected to test their cars to make sure they are safe. Unfortunately, unsafe cars end up on our streets all the time. Common mechanical defects include:

  • tire defects which can cause tire blowouts and rollovers

If you have been in a traffic collision in any community in Miami-Dade County, it’s important to keep in mind that you have rights. If you have been in a collision, the first thing to do is to remain calm and to evaluate the situation. Is the accident serious? Could there be a fuel leak? Is anyone seriously injured and in need of help? If the accident is serious, you’ll want to contact emergency services immediately and follow their instruction to try to avoid further injury. Avoid moving anyone unless instructed to do so, since you may cause further injury.

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If the accident was minor, you will want to pull over your car to get out of the way. In these cases, it may be safer to pull over and allow traffic to pass. You will want to exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver. However, avoid discussing the accident or talking about what may have caused it. It is too early to tell what caused the accident and you don’t want to make a statement which can later affect your claim.

In the event of a hit-and-run, take down as many details as you remember and report the incident to police. Hit-and-run accidents are unfortunately common in Miami, but they are also illegal. Police can help you file a claim and your insurance company may be able to compensate you if you have coverage for uninsured or underinsured drivers.

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If you have been in a car collision in Coral Gables and have retained the services of an attorney, you are likely interested in pursuing fair compensation. Ideally, you have chosen well and you are happy with your legal representation. But what can you do if you’re not pleased with the attorney representing you in your Coral Gables claim?

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In most cases, you do have the right to switch attorneys. Plaintiffs may take this step when they cannot get their attorney to return emails or calls or when they have a difference of opinion about the direction of the case. Some plaintiffs switch attorneys because they have concerns about the strategy an attorney is using or because they are not happy with where their claim is going (or isn’t going).

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Car crashes in Aventura can happen for any number of reasons, but a common cause is road rage. Road rage incidents can happen in any community, and when they do occur they can be quite dangerous.

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Road rage occurs when a driver loses their temper while driving. In some cases, they may leave their vehicle to confront or even assault other drivers. In other cases, they may drive aggressively and cause a collision or may even use their vehicle as a weapon, to hit others on the road.

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In Parkland and across South Florida, car collisions can happen for any number of reasons. No matter why your collision has occurred, it can be an upsetting and life-altering experience. Knowing the most common types of accidents, however, can help you understand what you can do to prevent these collisions.

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Common Car Collisions in Parkland

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If you’re in a car accident in Oakland Park—or any South Florida community, for that matter—your immediate concern may be your health. And you probably can predict that you will face some costs. You may know you may need to visit the doctor and get your car repaired, for example. However, many residents of the Oakland Park area underestimate the many expenses of a car collision in South Florida.

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It’s important to keep costs in mind when you’ve been in a car collision. After all, when you submit a claim to your insurance company, you need to know how much you can expect to pay for your injuries and damages so you can be sure your insurance company pays you a fair amount. At Flaxman Law Group, we often work with traffic collision survivors who underestimate the following financial costs:

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