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Florida attorneys help those injured by other's overindulgence

The holiday season is here, and, in Florida, this means people are celebrating it in a variety of ways. It could be the office work party, family celebrations, and get-togethers with friends starting on Thanksgiving and culminating on New Year's Eve. It's a time of year to celebrate the good times and appreciate the loved ones in our lives, and, with this celebrating, often comes a drink or two. It could be eggnog, a seasonal brew or a fancy champagne. Whatever a person's drink of choice is, though, when one or two becomes four or more, it doesn't take much for a person to become intoxicated.

Can the interstate ever be the scene of a pedestrian accident?

Pedestrians can be found on more than just sidewalks in Florida. They may have to walk on the side of the road if there is no sidewalk. They may be in a crosswalk at an intersection. They may even be walking in a parking lot going from their car to the building. And, sometimes, pedestrians can be found on the interstate.

Autonomous bus crash occurs shortly after initial deployment

Technology across the nation is developing at a rapid pace. Ideas that once seemed to be only the stuff of science fiction are now becoming a part of reality. For example, the current development and testing of autonomous vehicles may mean that one day driverless cars will become commonplace. However, people in Florida may wonder, what happens if a driverless vehicle is involved in a collision?

Don't go back and forth in figuring out how to handle whiplash

As you drive to work, your mind may feel consumed with thoughts about the upcoming activities of the day, such as the seminar you have to teach, the business meeting and cooking dinner once you get home. However, all of a sudden, a nearby car hits you without warning, thus forcing your mind to return to the present from the future.

Steps to take if you are involved in a car accident in Florida

You may be heading down Interstate 95 or one of Florida's other streets or highways, minding your own business and concentrating on the task of driving when suddenly, "Bam!" -- you've been struck by another driver. Car accidents can be frightening and confusing, especially if you are injured. However, they do happen, so it is important to know what to do if you are involved in a car crash.

Driver fatigue in Florida can be as dangerous as drunk driving

Companies in Florida and across the nation rely on semi-trucks to transport their goods from one destination to another. In fact, semi-trucks provide a necessary service that allows for interstate commerce, which is vital to a healthy economy. However, driving a semi-truck takes skill, and semi-truck drivers have to obtain a special license in order to operate their vehicles. There are also laws and regulations in place that dictate how long a trucker can be on the road before stopping to take a rest break. Nevertheless, truckers sometimes ignore these rules and drive while they are fatigued. In fact, according to one expert, driver fatigue may be as dangerous as drunk driving.

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