Category Archives: Car and Truck Accidents

Off-Duty officer injured after being rear-ended by drunk driver

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According to the Florida Times Union, an off-duty officer was sent to the hospital after the back of his patrol car was hit from behind by another vehicle on Jacksonville’s Southside last weekend. The off-duty officer was headed eastbound on Baymeadows Road when he stopped at a red light near the 8700 block. Another eastbound vehicle struck […]

$14.5 million jury verdict for Geico failing to pay a viable claim

The Washington Times reports that a former chiropractor and his wife have won a $14.5 million jury verdict in a lawsuit filed against Geico over a 2004 car crash that involved a motorist with no insurance.  The crash happened on Interstate 95 in Miami after motorist Miguel Gonzalez collided with an 18-wheel oil tank truck and […]

Could the tragic accident between a firefighter and a JEA truck been avoided?

Workplace injury results held up due to OSHA Investigation

News4Jax reports that a tragic accident which occurred several months ago between a firefighter and a JEA truck working on Arlington Expressway has new details.  The firefighter who died after hitting a JEA truck working on Arlington Expressway on Feb. 2 had a blood alcohol level of .224, nearly three times the legal limit for […]

Three-officer involved car accidents in less than one week

News4Jax reports that there was a third officer-involved crash in less than a week on I-295 between the Buckman Bridge and Roosevelt early Monday morning. It involved an Orange Park police officer.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the officer lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway and hit the outside emergency […]

Husband's death in a Lyft vehicle results in a wrongful death lawsuit

Lyft has successfully kept their training and vetting out of the public and now they will be forced into sharing how they vet and train their drivers.  This type information coming to light is the result of a tragedy that occurred recently in south Florida.  A Lyft driver, who at the time was transporting two […]

Head on Crash and Reckless driving leads to collision which leads to two dead and two in critical condition

Two people are dead and two people are in critical condition after a head on crash last week involving four vehicles on State Road A1A. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. when a Mercury Sable traveling south hit a Ford Fusion that was traveling north.  The elderly couple in the Ford were killed. According to […]

When should an insurance company settle your claim? Is there a time limit?

Recently, the parents of a young woman who died in a car crash pled that the Eleventh Circuit uphold a Georgia federal judge’s ruling that Grange Mutual Casualty Company failed to settle their claim against the at-fault driver, saying the insurer tried to pay too late. It was in March 2014 that a car crash […]

Hacked Cars!? Does internet connectivity in vehicles make them safer?

Hacked Cars!? In our day of technology and internet connectivity, will there be safety with our vehicle’s safety systems?  Should we worry about hacked cars? According to IIHS, we are moving this way with cars with internet connections that will be able to update themselves to stay safe and secure.  According to Russ Rader from […]

Teen driver pulls off 'hat trick' of distractions before crash

Teen Driver – News agencies out of North Florida are reporting on an interesting topic that I thought was an interesting blog.  In Washington state, a 17-year-old girl pulled off a “hat trick” of distractions while driving along a road last week and is now facing criminal charges. The girl was heading north on SR-503 in […]

Deadly accidents occur on I-95 in St. John's County

Deadly accidents occur on I-95 in St. John’s County. According to News4Jax, I-95 in St. John’s County was a scene of disastrous accidents this past Thursday.  The cause of the accidents – probably speeding and distractions.  The first accident occurred at I-95 north and County Road 210 at approximately 8.a.m.  The crash involved a flipped […]