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The Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

The Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

  FAST FACTS  In 2014, there were 199,756 deaths resulting from an injury. 33,736 of those deaths were the result of a motor vehicle accident. 51,966 of those deaths were the result of poisoning.   People are understandably distraught when a loved one passes away. Despite the grief that follows the death of a family member, it’s often easier for the family when they have had time to prepare for the passing, as in cases where a serious or terminal illness has be . . .
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Driving Safely During a Hurricane Evacuation

Driving Safely During a Hurricane Evacuation

  FAST FACTS Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica and Puerto Rico in 2017, causing $90 billion in damage. Hurricane Irma caused $50 billion in total damage and caused six million Floridians to be evacuated. Hurricane Harvey caused devastating flooding in Texas, dumping 51 inches of rain on a portion of the state.   No one wants to be evacuated from their home. What if you come back to nothing? What are you supposed to take with you and how do you choose what to save? . . .
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The Dos and Don’ts of a Hit-and-Run Accident

The Dos and Don'ts of a Hit-and-Run Accident

  FAST FACTS Close to 25% of all crashes in Florida involve a hit-and-run. Hit-and-run deaths have increased by approximately 7.2 percent each year since 2009. Florida is among the top three states when it comes to fatal hit-and-run accidents.   Any car accident results in a stress response, but none so great, perhaps, as a hit and run. Imagine yourself driving down the road, pulling out of a parking lot or even backing out of your own driveway. Now picture another d . . .
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The Safest Car Options for New Drivers

ESC The Safest Car Options for New Drivers

  FAST FACTS There are over 780,000 teenagers with drivers' licenses in Florida. In 2016, there were 16,124 teens between the ages of 15 and 17 involved in car accidents. Of those teens, 27 experienced fatal injuries.   When you purchase a new or new-to-you vehicle, chances are you do at least a bit of research. Choosing a vehicle for a new teenage driver often requires more than just a little bit of research. Teens are inexperienced, and that lack of experience be . . .
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What Are the Most Crash-Prone Cars?

What Are the Most Crash-Prone Cars

  FAST FACTS There were 395,785 crashes in Florida in 2016. 254,155 people were injured in these crashes. 3,176 people lost their lives in these accidents.   What did you look for the last time you purchased a vehicle? The things most important to you may depend on your life circumstances. For example, if you commute every day, gas mileage may have been your top consideration. If you haul items frequently, you may have chosen a car or truck based on interior room . . .
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Don’t Skip These Summer Car Maintenance Needs

Don't Skip These Summer Car Maintenance Needs

  FAST FACTS There are more than 800 million passenger cars in use around the world. It costs about $4,000 to maintain a Porsche Cayenne SUV for its first four years, which is one of the highest costs of any car on the market. 1 in 3 owners of automotive repair shops reports declining revenues and expect to be out of business by 2020. Car maintenance is only necessary during the winter, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, that's what most people tend to think. Once the cold weat . . .
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The Most Common Myths About Car Accidents

The Most Common Myths About Car Accidents FI

FAST FACTS There were 387,900 car accidents in Florida in 2017. There were 246,285 injuries reported as a result of those crashes. There were 2,892 fatalities reported as a result of those crashes.   Leaf through the pages of your local newspaper, turn on the news, or check out your social media account. Chances are you will see at least one report of a car accident, because they happen on an almost daily basis. Every accident is unique, and each survivor has their own . . .
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The Best Items to Keep In Your Car In Case of a Car Accident

The Best Items to Keep In Your Car In Case of a Car Accident FI

  FAST FACTS There were 395,785 traffic collisions in Florida in 2016. 668,699 drivers were involved in these crashes. 3,176 people lost their lives in these accidents.   Do you drive on autopilot? Perhaps you take the skill for granted? If you do, you're not alone. Driving is second nature for most of us because we do it every day. We don't stop to think that we're going to be involved in a collision, even if we've had an accident before. A lot of drivers neglect p . . .
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The Top Causes of Car Accidents in Pensacola

The Top Causes of Car Accidents in Pensacola feature image

  FAST FACTS: There were 395,785 car accidents in Florida in 2016. 3,176 people lost their lives in those accidents. 5,223 of those accidents were alcohol-related.   According to the available statistics, there are an average of  more than 1,000 car accidents on Florida's roadways each day of the year. While some of these crashes can be attributed to equipment malfunction or failure, most are caused by human error. Lives are at risk when people drive in unsafe wa . . .
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Tips for Protecting Your Car from the Coastal Elements

Tips for Protecting Your Car from the Coastal Elements FI

Living near the ocean is a dream for many people. The views and the smell of salty air when you open your windows pulls people toward the coast. If your vehicle could dream, it certainly wouldn't be sharing your aspirations. Ocean air can wreak havoc on your car's exterior, subjecting it to an early demise. Here's how coastal air could affect your vehicle. View/Download PDF Paint Corrosion You may have chosen your vehicle's color because it appealed to you. If that's the case, you cert . . .
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