Jared Newman, Esq. Legal Blog

Determining who was at fault in a car accident

June 12, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Determining who was at fault for an accident in Florida is a decision usually made by a judge. This decision is made based on the information collected from all parties involved in the accident. Input comes from insurance claim adjusters, legal representatives and police officers who responded to the accident. Determining fault The court considers […]

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The unique hazards of summertime driving

June 1, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Each Florida summer brings an increase in driving hazards and motor vehicle accidents. By taking an informed and proactive stance toward summer driving, you can heed some precautions to ensure safety for you and other drivers on the road. Stay aware of the following four hazards while driving this summer. Summer construction Summer often brings […]

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2021 was a terrible year for pedestrian accidents

May 31, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrians take risks even when walking on familiar routes. All it takes is one negligent driver to commit an ill-advised action, and someone could lose their life. Pedestrians in Florida may face greater risks, as tourists unfamiliar with directions might make costly mistakes. That said, commuters face dangers throughout the United States and not only […]

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Some common traumatic injuries after a car accident

May 25, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents can be devastating to anyone in Florida. Depending on the severity of the collision, a person can be left with injuries severe enough that it takes months or years to recover if they even do. Traumatic brain injury Motor vehicle accidents can easily leave victims suffering from a traumatic brain injury. When a person’s […]

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Understanding moderate and severe TBI

May 10, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Over 5,400 people in Florida died from traumatic brain injuries in 2021. The rate of traumatic brain injury-related deaths per 100,000 people was 20.6, the highest since 2005. The CDC describes traumatic brain injury, or TBI, as an injury that impacts brain function. The injury occurs by blunt force, like a jolt, blow or bump […]

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What are traumatic brain injuries?

April 27, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

About 223,000 people are hospitalized annually in the United States, including Florida, with a traumatic brain injury, and almost 70,000 die. Males are twice as likely to be hospitalized and three times more likely to die than females. Over 32% of traumatic brain injuries requiring hospitalization occur in people over 75, and they account for […]

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Factors involved in the 2021 car accident statistics

April 13, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

In the U.S., the number of fatal motor vehicle crashes increased 10.5% in 2021 compared to 2020. Almost 43,000 people died as a result of a fatal car accident in 2021. Keeping yourself safe on Florida roads requires an understanding of the reasons behind such a drastic increase. Distracted driving Distracted driving refers to any […]

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Grocery stores and premises liability claims

March 29, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A routine visit to the grocery store could result in an unexpected mishap. When a Florida customer or employee slips and falls in a grocery store, the accident victim might have a personal injury claim under premises liability statutes. Those claims could seek compensation for medical bills and other losses inflicted because of the fall. […]

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Why women suffer more serious car accident injuries than men

March 28, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

When researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied motor vehicle accident reports that took place in Florida and around the country between 1998 and 2015, they discovered that women suffered injuries far more often than men. They noticed that female accident victims suffered serious injuries twice as often and minor injuries three times […]

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Improper truck loading creates dangers

March 15, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Semi-trucks carry a tremendous amount of cargo to destinations in Florida. Securing the cargo is loaded correctly is vital to safe transport. Many things could go wrong when a truck experiences troubles from improper cargo loading. Drivers, their employers and other responsible parties could face legal claims if anyone gets hurt from a cargo issue-related […]

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