Traffic deaths increased across the country in 2016, including the state of Florida. While the number from 2015 to 2016 wasn't a huge increase, it follows a growing and disturbing trend since 2014. Over the past three years, Florida has a 21 percent increase in traffic fatalities.
Do you have any Florida friends who live by the clockwork of their own house and vehicle maintenance routines? You know the type who has lists for everything with all projects, chores and upgrades scheduled on a calendar. For instance, there might be a date each Autumn when your friend takes down all the blinds in the house to give them a thorough cleaning, or, once a year, the ladder is brought out of the garage so all outside windows can be washed, even the high ones.
When you purchase a car in Florida, you naturally expect the car to function reliably and properly. However, sometimes you simply received a lemon, or a car with auto defects, which you may only have discovered after something went wrong... If you or someone you know was injured because of a defective car part, you can seek justice through the civil court system.
Car accidents in Tampa Bay can have devastating consequences. You may have lost a loved one or suffered injuries that left you with disabilities that changed your life forever. Have end-of-life expenses and/or medical bills, lost income and other losses ruined your financial stability? It will be only natural for you to seek recovery of damages.
According to a 2008 report from Nationwide Insurance, four out of five people with cell phones admit to using their devices while driving.
Tragedy struck Manatee County on the night of Nov. 20 when a car crash took the lives of two young people and sent two more to the hospital. Florida police are still piecing together exactly what happened, though it has been confirmed that two vehicles were involved in the crash. So far, police have not filed charges associated with this case, as is common in the immediate aftermath of many car accidents.
It's pretty easy to become distracted while driving. Talking on a cellphone, tending to a child in the backseat or changing the radio station are all activities that require a driver's attention and focus and therefore can interfere with a driver's ability to notice and respond to what's happening ahead of or around their vehicle. Likewise, stimuli outside a vehicle may serve to distract a driver. This is especially true when drivers travel through densely populated areas, school zones or road construction work zones.