Jared Newman, Esq. Legal Blog

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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Injuries and reckless drivers

March 2, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Reckless driving takes many forms, and virtually all types of dangerous driving could fit the legal definition of recklessness. Under some circumstances, accident victims may be able to seek compensation for their injuries in a Florida civil courtroom. Reckless driving behaviors and consequences Anyone engaged in reckless driving displays little or no regard for their safety or […]

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First-time car accident safety and evidence collection

February 14, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

No one gets used to being in car accidents, but the first one that you experience as a driver shocks the system. Feelings of panic, anger or fear are common among drivers in South Florida when collisions occur. The extent of your injuries, if any, will influence what you can do after your first car […]

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Why truck accident claims can be complicated

February 10, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Truck accidents can be devastating and often result in severe injuries or even death. However, filing a claim for a truck accident in Florida can be complicated and may be different from filing a claim for a car accident. Number of parties involved One reason why truck accident claims can be complicated is because of […]

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Drivers and rear-end collisions

January 31, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Thousands of rear-end collisions occur in Florida every year. And it’s estimated that one out of every four motor vehicle accidents in Florida is a rear-end collision. Drivers and passengers in these collisions can get serious injuries. The driver in the rear is usually blamed for rear-end motor vehicle accidents. However, there are situations where the […]

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NHTSA links almost 400 accidents to advanced safety features

January 23, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A great many of the new cars, pickup trucks and SUVs on sale in Florida and around the country are equipped with advanced driver-assistance features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure and blind spot monitoring. Automobile manufacturers say these systems can prevent accidents and save lives even when drivers are unaware of […]

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A serious mistake that drivers make

January 9, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

No driver wishes to become involved in a motor vehicle accident, but collisions happen. Defensive driving skills may reduce accidents on Florida roads, and understanding why some crashes occur might help those wishing to commute more safely. Determining the number-one cause could greatly assist with accident avoidance. A top reason for collisions As many would […]

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How to protect your business from slip and fall injuries

December 23, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Protect your business in South Florida by following a few simple steps. Your business may be liable if an employee or customer loses their balance and falls because of your negligence. Slippery or wet floors can cause a person to slip and fall. As a responsible business owner, put up a warning sign indicating that […]

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Who is liable when the dog bites?

December 9, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Florida law makes dog owners liable if their pet bites someone in public. Liability also rests with the owner if the victim was on private property and it was within the law for them to be there. This is still the case even if the bite took place on the dog owner’s property. The dog’s […]

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Florida cities can be dangerous for pedestrians

December 6, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Pedestrian fatalities have risen alarmingly in recent years, and a report released by Smart Growth America suggests that the problem is getting worse. It reveals that 7,485 pedestrians were killed on America’s roads in 2021, which the road safety advocacy group says is the highest pedestrian death toll in four decades. The report also listed […]

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