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Was This Accident Staged? Find Out How To Tell

How to Tell if an Accident Has Been Staged

There is nothing more terrifying as a Florida driver than being in a car accident. If having to miss work due to injuries and stacking medical bills weren’t already enough added stress, there’s also the chance that your accident could have been staged. Car accident scams are a huge problem in the state of Florida and it’s not easy to be able to tell if your accident was staged or not. Don’t worry, not many people can. We at [...]

Jacksonville Ranked One Of The Most Dangerous Cities For Cyclists

Jacksonville Ranked One Of The Most Dangerous Cities For Cyclists

A great way to stay in shape and help save the environment is by riding a bicycle, especially when the weather is nice in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, with the rise of bicycle riders, comes a rise in cyclist fatalities, especially when the streets are filled with elderly drivers and tourists. In 2016, cyclist fatalities made up 2.2% of all traffic fatalities in the United States, with an astonishing 840 fatalities. Jacksonville ranks the most dangerous metro area to cyclists, with [...]

When Medical Issues Cause A Florida Car Accident

When Medical Issues Cause A Florida Car Accident

Distracted driving, failure to yield the right of way, drunk driving, and others are the most commonly known causes of car accidents on the streets of Florida and across the United States. In these cases, it’s perfectly clear to tell who is at fault and should be held responsible. One of the less common causes of a motor vehicle crash is a medical issue. Medical issues can include a sudden stroke, allergic reaction, or heart attack among other medical emergencies. [...]

How Drunk Driving Causes Wrongful Death In Florida

How Drunk Driving Causes Wrongful Death In Florida

Every 51 minutes in the United States, an innocent life is tragically lost due to drunk driving, and every 2 minutes, somebody is injured in an accident involving a drunk driver. On the roadways in Florida today, drunk drivers are still a serious problem. Even though there are stricter laws and more preventative measures put in place, people still choose to get behind the wheel after a few drinks. What Are The Consequences Of Drunk Driving? A person can be charged [...]

How To Deal With An Insurance Adjuster

How To Deal With An Insurance Adjuster

Statistics show that the average American driver is involved in three to four car accidents in their lives. Every year, an average of 6 million car accidents occur in the United States. The state of Florida is what is known as a no-fault state, which means individual drivers are required to file a claim through their insurance company regardless of who is at fault. Florida also requires drivers to carry personal injury protection along with their car insurance policy. [...]

The Dangers Of Underride Accidents In Florida

The Dangers Of Underride Accidents In Florida

When vehicles such as cars, pickup trucks, or SUVs, collide, there are several safety features such as airbags, crumple zones, and bumpers to absorb the majority of the impact and help keep drivers and passengers safe. Commercial trucks, however, don’t have these same features. Accidents with trucks, in general, are scary and stressful situations that nobody plans to be part of. Just the sheer size and sounds of a semi are enough to intimidate anybody on the road. A [...]

How Wet Roads and Worn Tires Can Cause An Accident

How Wet Roads and Worn Tires Can Cause An Accident

The state of Florida has one of the longest rainy seasons in the country, which lasts from roughly May to October. The length of time can vary, depending on the weather during that year. Rain usually means wet roads, and if your tires are worn, the two combined creates a recipe for disaster. It’s important to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, including the tires. Your car’s tires are what keep it connected to the road, and [...]

Proving Negligence In A Slip And Fall Case

Proving Negligence In A Slip And Fall Case

Slip and fall is a term used in a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. These cases usually fall under the broader category of cases known as premises liability claims. It’s difficult to prove who’s at fault in a slip and fall accident. Thousands of people each year in the United States are injured from slipping and falling on dangerous conditions like wet floors, uneven pavement, and down [...]

Understanding Your Rights After A Construction Accident

Understanding Your Rights After A Construction Accident

There are dangers with every job in the United States, but one of the most dangerous fields is construction work. From condominiums to commercial buildings, these workers build it all and face some of the most dangerous situations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1,000 construction fatalities occur each year in the United States, giving construction workers the highest rate of workplace fatalities. It’s important to know how these workplace accidents happen, what can be a result [...]

What You Can Do After An Accident In Florida

What You Can Do After an Accident in Florida

Picture this, you were just in a serious car accident on one of the many busy streets of Florida. Your car is destroyed, the other driver’s head is bleeding, you’re panicking, and you have no idea what to do. Our team of car accident attorneys at Sheftall Law understands how scary a car wreck can be, so we have put together a guide to help you know what to do and what not to do right after a crash. [...]