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Important Distracted Driving Information for Every Parent of a Florida Teen Driver

December 02, 2022

Although many programs exist to reduce the risk of collisions involving teen drivers, motorists in the 16 and 17-year-old age range are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal auto accident than drivers from ages 30 to 59-years-old.  Approximately one in five 16-year-old drivers are involved in an accident during their first year of driving.  The number of accidents involving teens presents a serious issue with over 800,000 registered teen drivers in Florida.  In this blog, we examine the significant role distracted driving plays in causing teen auto accidents.

Why Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Can Prove Costly for a Florida Motorcycle Accident Victims

November 28, 2022

While the safety benefits of wearing head protection when riding a motorcycle are well documented, the decision to strap on a helmet also can have an impact on a rider’s financial recovery following a crash, depending on what state the collision occurred in.  Although the decision not to wear a helmet generally does not shield a negligent driver from liability, this choice can have a substantial effect on both the injuries experienced and the financial recovery of a motorcycle enthusiast.

Summer Car Accidents Can Quickly Ruin a Vacation Experience

July 30, 2021

With the mercury rising to triple digits in many parts of the country, individuals and families that have saved for some fun, recreation, and relaxation to arrive at a summer vacation, wherever that destination may be.  While no one welcomes the prospect of experiencing injuries in an auto accident while driving in another state, many families face this dreaded situation each year.  Whether you were rear-ended while waiting at a red light or T-boned in an intersection when another driver blew through a stop sign, out-of-state auto accident claims can be a logistical nightmare.  An experienced auto accident lawyer becomes virtually indispensable when pursuing this type of claim because of the unique issues an accident victim faces in this scenario.

Four Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Glide Soothers

June 14, 2021

Recall Alert: WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 4, 2021, Fisher-Price announced that the company is recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother and its 2-in-1 Sooth ‘n Play Glider baby swings following four reported infant deaths.  The purchasers of the 2-in-1 Sooth ‘n Play Glider and the 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother are being are urged to immediately stop using the baby swing and are asked to contact Fisher-Price for a refund.

Distracted Driving Caused Over 48,000 Car Accidents in 2020 in the State of Florida

April 05, 2021

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is trying to end distracted driving.  In a preliminary accident report for 2020, the state of Florida had over 48,000 distracted driving accidents, and 75% of those crashes were caused by a distracted driver.  Distracted driving tragically killed about 300 people and caused about 2,700 serious injuries.  In 2020, there were over 900 distracted driving accidents on average every week throughout Florida.

Florida Reduces the Number of Impaired-driving Fatalities in 2020

March 08, 2021

FLORIDA - Florida reduced the number of impaired-driving fatalities in 2020.  In 2020, there were approximately 745 fatal accidents caused by drivers intoxicated by drugs, alcohol, or a combination in Florida.  This was a decrease of around 33% of fatalities from 2019.  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is pleased to see a significant decrease in the number of impaired-driving deaths in 2020, but the agency is rolling out a new impaired-driving prevention and education campaigns in 2021.  

Hillsborough County Officials Identify Tampa Bay's Most Deadly Roads Cause by Improper Speed Limits

January 21, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL - According to a news report on, speeding is a significant cause of deadly motor vehicle crashes.  Hillsborough County transportation official have discovered that many Tampa Bay roadways have higher posted speed limits than what is suggested by organizations such as the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Hillsborough County transportation leaders are evaluating Tampa's accident data to determine which areas and roadways contribute to the most dangerous and deadly accidents.  

Travel Safety Tips for Motorists Traveling Through the State of Florida

October 22, 2020

Each year, tens of thousands of motorists are tragically killed in motor vehicle accidents. The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that Florida has some of the most trafficked roadways in the United States. This is especially true during the holiday season, spring break, summer break, and other national holidays. The pandemic has also caused more people to travel to Florida by car, as people are avoiding large gatherings and spaces with lots of travelers, such as congested airports. Florida is witnessing a rise in traffic due to the economy opening up and travel from out-of-state tourists. For this reason alone, drivers need to exercise additional caution when traveling by car. The following few tips might help keep you and your family safe as you travel to and through the State of Florida.

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All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.