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Florida hit and run car accidents can be harder to recover for

Being the victim of a car accident is difficult. The stress that comes with the adrenaline rush during the crash often lingers after the fact, leaving one feeling tired and spent, emotionally and physically. Then, there's dealing with any injury that has occurred, which often means having to rely on others' help to get out of a vehicle, or to a medical facility. But what happens when one is left alone after an accident? When the other driver involved simply drives away, leaving the victim there to deal with the aftermath, the situation can become catastrophic.

Truck collision sends 2 to hospital

St. Augustine drivers know that Interstate 95 is a busy place. Being a main federal highway that stretches from Miami up to Boston, it is used by hundreds of thousands of vehicles, of all shapes and sizes. In St. John's County, one can often find large trucks hauling their goods both North toward Jacksonville and south to Miami. Add in the high speeds cars usually travel on a major highway like I-95, and some wet roads, and the chances of a serious collision can increase significantly.

What is negligence in a car accident?

Any St Augustine resident who has been involved in a car accident understands the traumatic experience it can be. The adrenaline that shoots through the bloodstream during the event can leave one feeling absolutely drained afterwards, and that's disregarding any actual injuries suffered in the crash. Attempting to make sense of it is difficult, especially if serious injuries resulted. The question of "why me" can be even more pronounced if the accident was caused by someone else's negligence.

What happens when semi-trucks become automated?

If you are enamored with the prospect of being behind the wheel of a self-driving car, you are certainly not alone. Buyers are lining up in droves to purchase the Model S and the Model X from Tesla, the American automaker producing high-end, zero emission vehicles. The “semi-automatic” auto pilot function will guide the car with minimal input from the driver. So the next time you pass a Tesla on the street or on I-95, you may wonder who’s driving: the car or the driver.

Regulation violations can cause truck and bus accidents

Every year, state and federal regulators and safety organizations do what they can to improve the culture of the trucking industry and minimize accidents. Some of the most visible efforts are those conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. They conduct special inspections at sites around the country at different times. One occurred this week.

Who's eligible for Florida victim compensation in a hit-and-run?

Here's a hypothetical situation. You're driving in the environs around St. Augustine and another vehicle crashes into you and leaves the scene. How will you get full compensation for damage and possible injuries you've suffered? As we noted in a previous post, this amounts to a hit-and-run accident. No one imagines that such a thing will happen to them, but such collisions do occur. It's hard to call them accidents since the perpetrator has chosen to commit a crime by fleeing.

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