Category Archives: car-truck-accident-attorneys-jacksonville-fl

Law enforcement agencies unite for "Move Over" law

As Florida continues to mourn the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life earlier this month in a crash on Interstate 75, law enforcement agencies around the state announced Monday they’re designating June as “Move Over – Slow Down – Save a Life” month.  Just a week ago, Florida Highway […]

May 12 – June 1 – Click It or Ticket Mobilization

Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.  Florida law requires drivers and passengers to fasten their safety belts. (Ch. 316.614, Florida Statutes) Buckle up every […]

For Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

The number of children killed by drunken motorists has declined substantially in recent years but the biggest threat remains their own drivers, not strangers in other vehicles, a study found.  The data show most impaired drivers survived these crashes, suggesting many kids might have survived if they’d been wearing seat belts or using car seats. […]

Nearly 100 crashes on five St. Augustine roads in 2013

Action News reports on s staggering figure that has come to light pertaining to auto accidents in St. Augustine.  Nearly 100 car crashes happened on five of St. Augustine’s major roads in 2013. According to residents, Ponce de Leon Boulevard and State Road 16 is one of those intersections to watch out for. According to the […]

AAA does not support speed limit increase on Florida's highways

Channel 4 reports that AAA will formally request that Gov. Rick Scott veto Senate Bill 392, which would allow the Florida Department of Transportation to post higher speed limits on many Florida highway. The Florida House voted 58-56  to pass the bill, despite several lawmakers who said it would cause more deaths. That includes Democratic […]

Two semis collide at rest stop on I-10

One driver is in critical condition after two semis big rigs collided at a rest stop of Interstate 10 in Sanderson early Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Before 4 a.m. two semis collided on the ramp from I-10 eastbound to a rest area before U.S. 90, according to FHP.  One of the […]

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo – Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Cinco de Mayo has become a big night out for many, particularly among young adults. But it is also a very dangerous night out because of alcohol-impaired drivers. Those celebrating should be sure to designate their sober driver in advance – before the festivities begin.  From 2008 to 2012, 233 people were killed in drunk […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

I have blogged a lot on distracted driving.  I still don’t think people realize how many tragic accidents occur because of distracted driving.  I do because of my profession and because of my frequent reading of the news as I choose what to blog about on our website.  Hence, I thought it was important to […]

Estranged spouse liable in car death

An interesting legal story is making the rounds in the news here in Florida.  This past Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court held that a man is also liable for a fatal accident caused by his estranged wife because his name was on the car’s title.  Robert Christensen and his wife Mary Taylor-Christensen had a car with a […]

Tragic accidents over the weekend that may have resulted from drunk drivers

Channel 4 reports on 2 separate accidents with tragic injuries that may have been the result of drunk drivers. A man is dead and a woman is in serious condition after a crash Sunday night in Jacksonville.  A black Honda SUV was traveling northbound in the outside travel lane on Interstate 295 around 9:45 p.m. according to the Florida […]