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Bicycle Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

The death rate for bicyclists in Florida is higher than in any other state in the country. In fact, it more than doubles the national average. And while other states have seen a steady decline in the rate of these fatalities, the same cannot be said for Florida. Over 800 bicyclists lost their lives… Read More »

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When a Night Out Becomes a Death Trap: Dangers of Stretch Limousines

By Robert W. Elton |

Nothing adds to the elegance or grandeur of a celebration like a ride in a limousine. People book these chauffeured rides for all kinds of occasions, from prom night to wedding day celebrations. Most of the time, the splendor of the occasion is enhanced by the extra touch of riding in a limo. But,… Read More »

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Head-on Collisions

By Robert W. Elton |

It’s the stuff of action movies: a criminal suspect tries to evade police; a high speed chase ensues; shots are fired; law enforcement officers come at the subject from all directions. It all comes to a dramatic conclusion when the suspect slams the stolen vehicle head-on into a sheriff’s vehicle, resulting in the Florida… Read More »

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Roll Over Crashes

By Robert W. Elton |

What could be more terrifying than cruising along a highway and suddenly finding yourself topsy-turvy, spinning, the victim of a rollover crash? Sadly, over 40,000 of these incidents occur every year in this country. And although only one in 100 crashes involves rollovers, this type of crash results in one in three deaths on… Read More »

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Hit And Run Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

When The Bachelor star Chris Soules rear-ended a tractor, instead of staying around to help the tractor driver, he called 911 and booked it out of there. Soules was later arrested in his home and was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Hit and Run Statistics  Hit and run accidents are… Read More »

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Intersection Crashes

By Robert W. Elton |

The June 2017 deaths of a 73-year-old man and his young grandson in Deland, Florida reminds us of the seriousness of approaching intersections while driving. In this tragic case, a high-speed collision resulted in an explosion and multiple deaths and injuries. Contemplate the causes of intersection crashes in America: Driver negligence; Driver recklessness; Running… Read More »

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Ignoring Red Lights and Stop Signs Resulting in Collisions

By Robert W. Elton |

Some of the footage is jaw dropping: cars pucker and scrunch, tires screech. And, in the most heinous cases, people are injured or killed. American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is the company that provides most of the traffic cameras that capture red-light running incidents on Florida roadways. If you or a loved one is involved… Read More »

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Street Racing

By Robert W. Elton |

By all accounts it was a typical balmy evening. But for five victims of a multi-car crash, one night in late October 2016 was a nightmare. A Snapchat video posted minutes before the collision showed the speed at which one vehicle was careening down Coconut Palm Drive: 115.6 miles per hour. Although troopers report… Read More »

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Loose Loads on Florida Highways

By Robert W. Elton |

You are driving along on a Florida roadway when suddenly an armchair comes barreling across the lanes in your path. You swerve, but not before the errant chair crashes into your front fender. Damage and injuries were unavoidable. Or were they? In a case that involves improperly secured loads, you may want sound legal… Read More »

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Dealing with Uninsured Motorists

By Robert W. Elton |

Following your auto collision, you do the responsible thing and check on the occupants in the other vehicle. Seeing that everyone seems to be fine, you survey the damage to your vehicle with a wince. You pull out your license and insurance information, eager to exchange the necessary phone numbers and so forth before… Read More »