Most people in St. Augustine, Florida, know by now that drunk or drugged driving is very dangerous behavior. This blog has discussed countless cases where a drunk driver has left a Floridian seriously injured or even dead, even though countless public service announcements and law enforcement efforts have reinforced the importance of driving sober.
An accident in nearby Jacksonville claimed the life of one man and left another person seriously injured recently. The accident, which also left a child with what police called minor injuries, involved a head-on collision between two vehicles.
While in many respects, Florida is just as tough on drunk driving as other states, recent stories about drunk drivers causing severe accidents have highlighted a loophole in Florida's laws that allows drunk drivers to immediately return to the streets even after an arrest.
One of the things a personal injury attorney will do is help a victim prove that a drunk or distracted driver was negligent or reckless and then, upon doing so, demanding that the driver's insurance company pay the full extent of the victim's injuries.
Like most other states, Florida has a law that prohibits motorists from engaging in so-called texting and driving. Texting and driving not includes instant messaging, but it also includes things like checking email or surfing the web.
A recent accident in St. Johns County left a young man dead after his car flipped over on its side after striking a sign that was well off the road where the man was traveling.
When one thinks of a distracted driver, some residents of St. Augustine, Florida, may have in their heads the image of a busy professional thoughtlessly taking text messages and emails that are work-related while they are driving. Others might envision a younger driver texting his or her social acquaintances and peers.
Most parents in Florida want to do whatever it takes to keep their children safe while driving. They use car seats and seat belts to keep their children safe in the event of a car accident. However, sometimes parents' own driving habits put not only their children at risk, but also everyone else on the road.
South Florida is a popular place for tourists and locals alike to have a good time. Whether it is at the beach, a night out on the town, or at a party, many people will raise a glass and toast to good friends and good times. However, according to a recent report, more people in the Miami-Dade area are finding a responsible way to get home when too much drinking has led to intoxication.