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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. [...]

The Importance Of Truck Accident Reconstruction

The Importance Of Truck Accident Reconstruction

Accidents involving large trucks are more complex than those involving regular passenger vehicles. With most commercial truck accidents, it is recommended that accident reconstruction takes place. Accident reconstruction is the process of investigating and analyzing evidence from a crash to determine the causes and who was at fault. This process is especially useful if there is a lack of evidence, more than one negligent party, or conflicting stories and witness testimonies. Proving that a trucking company or its driver is [...]

How To Prevent An Accident In Foggy Conditions

How To Prevent An Accident In Foggy Conditions

Driving on the roads of Florida is a dangerous task done by several people each day. However, if weather conditions such as fog are present, driving becomes even more hazardous. Fog is a weather condition that can be created when the air is warmer than the dew point and can be heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water. Moisture in the warmer air condenses and cools, forming droplets that hover over the ground. The fog can be either thick [...]

The Added Dangers Of Holiday Drinking And Driving

What You Need To Know About TBIs

A Traumatic Brain Injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. A TBI can also occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. This is known as a Penetrating Injury. These types of injuries are often serious, sometimes deadly depending on what areas of the brain are injured. The recovery time from a TBI can vary greatly due to [...]