Last month on July 18, 2020, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Marion County, Florida on US 27. He did not survive the accident. According to the Rubenstein Law:
“The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene shortly after the crash took place. According to troopers, a man was walking on US 27 when he was hit by a truck. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and pronounced the man dead as a result of his injuries. His identity has not been released. Neither the driver of the truck nor his two passengers were hurt. There is no word on whether any charges were expected.
Additional details are not available at this time.”
Pedestrian Accidents are Dangerous and Sometimes Fatal
These types of accidents are not rare. Pedestrians are struck by vehicles all over the country on a daily basis. Not only do these accidents happen often, but they are some of the most dangerous accident of all. Most of the time, these accidents end up in death. However, if you do survive the accident, you and your family are entitled to compensation.
Ultimately, it is your lawyer’s job to help you recover the maximum compensation you are due based on the facts of your case. There are many aspects involved in the successful handling of a personal injury case. As long as the accident was caused by the negligence of the driver and not you, then you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We wish the best for the family of the pedestrian who lost his life in the accident. The lawyers at the Schrier Law Group are experienced in all types of personal injury cases. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of the driver, then contact the Schrier Law Group today.
Many people to this day are terrified of driving near large commercial trucks. And rightfully so. These accidents usually end in an extremely catastrophic manner. Many different reasons could be the source of a truck accident. When a truck driver is handling that vehicle in a negligent manner, people could end up extremely injured or even worse, dead. People who have been the victim of a truck accident due to the negligence of the driver are entitled to compensation. If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident in South Florida, then contact the Schrier Law Group so we can get your truck accident litigation started immediately.
Truck Accidents Are Very Complicated
Truck accidents may have only been the cause of one person, but the actual litigation can trace all the way back to the manufacturer of the vehicle. When you’re suing for a truck accident case, you can go after the driver of the vehicle, the company who employed said driver and the contractor that hired the truck company. If there was a hardware issue with the truck, then you can even go after the manufacturer. As said, these cases can end up being extremely complicated. So, it is important that you are backed up by a team of attorneys that know how to handle those big companies.
The Schrier Law Group is a team of attorneys that prides themselves on aggressively represent those who have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another. If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a commercial truck and were injured due to the negligence of the driver, then contact the Schrier Law Group today. We will make sure that no matter how far down the ladder we have to go, that you receive the proper compensation for your pain and suffering.
Car accidents have some of the highest rates of fatalities in the country. If you are in an accident, then you may be dealing with a long and painful recovery. One of the most serious is called a traumatic brain injury or TBI. When the brain is injured, various parts of the body can be affected. A traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and have been injured to due the negligence of another person, then contact the Schrier Law Group today.
What Types of Effects does a TBI have on a Person?
A traumatic brain injury is referencing any injury to the brain that has a lasting effect. Symptoms of a TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Trouble concentrating
- Mood swings
- Difficulty remembering a word (tip-of-the-tongue syndrome)
- Coordination problems
- Impaired motor function
Many times, these traumatic brain injuries may eventually lead to death. Because brain injuries often result in long-term loss of function, they tend to affect the entire family. Not only must the brain injury victim cope with pain, emotional stress, and a long recovery, he or she must also worry about finances and the cost of ongoing medical treatment. When you have a family to support and a job to protect, this can be an overwhelming burden.
The Schrier Law Group is a team of experienced personal injury attorneys that know what to do when an accident such as this happens. A TBI will most likely impact that person for the remainder of their life and possibly even end it early. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and require legal assistance, then don’t hesitate to call us today. The Schrier Law Group has your back.
This is a very sensitive subject when referring to a personal injury case. Normally, pool injuries or drownings follow events that are filled with enjoyment. An accident occurs due to the negligence of another person and a serious injury or death follows. You need an advocate on your side when these types of accidents occur. A qualified pool injury and drowning attorney can give you hope during these tragic times. Consulting with an expert in this field can assist in addressing your legal matters resulting from a claim or lawsuit. Allow you and your family the time to mourn as a personal injury attorney at the Schrier Law Group takes care of your case.
What Types of Accidents are Usually Associated?
Drownings or injuries in the water are usually the cause of either two reasons. The first, the victim of the accident caused their own injuries due to their own negligence. On the other hand, someone who was negligent in some manner caused the injury or death of another due to said negligence. For example:
- Near pool accidents
- Beach accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Water park accidents
- Hotel pool or drownings
- Theme park accidents
- Swimming pool drain accidents
- Lifeguard negligence
- Boating accidents
- Water ski or jet ski accidents
- Summer camp drownings
- Hot tub injuries or drownings
- Pool injuries and drownings
Unfortunately, Florida has some of the highest pool injuries and drownings in the United States. Even if the victim survives from the event, they may have some serious medical issues. Brain damage, loss of limbs or even loss of mobility completely are examples of what could be wrong. These accidents are very serious and end up being very difficult to go through. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a pool injury or drowning, then contact the Schrier Law Group for a personal injury attorney today.
Thousands of auto accidents happen every day throughout the United States. All of these situations are always going to have a person at fault. However, this determination over fault could be very complicated. All of it comes down to either one party admitting fault or finding out who was negligent in the accident. That is where the importance of never saying sorry following an accident. An apology is basically you declaring you are at fault. That means you are going to be responsible for the accident.
Information to Gather Following an Accident
There is a lot of things that need to be done following an auto accident. However, the information you gather at the scene of the accident is most useful in the future if a case erupts. Here is a list of information you should be gathering:
- Report the Accident to the police. After doing so, record the time, date and parties involved.
- Obtain witness information but never admit fault. Regardless if you are at fault at not, any indication that you may have been in the wrong may be used against you in a court of law at a future date. Never apologize.
- Take pictures of the accident. Make sure to take very clear pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other person’s vehicle. The more pictures the better. Making sure that their license plate is in at least one of the pictures is recommended as well.
- Gather personal information for the parties involved. Name, phone numbers, insurance information, license plate numbers are all very important for your insurance company.
- If you require any medical care at all, make sure to take note of all even slight injuries. If medication, treatment or surgery is required, then you need to keep all of the bills from medical treatment. These may be compensated to you in the future.
Regardless of the accident or if you are at fault, never apologize for the incident. You will be immediately seen as the person who was most likely being negligent prior to the accident.
Most Florida drivers have an idea of what they consider their dream cars. Many factors may have gone into deciding on the car you have always wanted, including looks and engine power. Of course, safety should also act as a top concern, but this aspect often goes overlooked by many people simply hoping to get the vehicle they want.
Many of the most sought after vehicles could potentially land among the deadliest, and you may find yourself surprised by some of the vehicles that make up the list. However, having this knowledge could help you choose an automobile that allows you to feel safer on the road.
Lower End Of the Spectrum
When it comes to the top 20 deadliest vehicles in America, the vehicles on the lower end of the spectrum each have 60 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles. These three vehicles include the Ford Mustang convertible, the Dodge Avenger 2WD, and the Chevrolet Impala. The Volkswagen Golf, Mitsubishi Lancer 2WD, Hyundai Accent hatchback and Ford Fiesta sedan all head up the next part of the list with 63 fatalities for every million registered vehicles.
Higher End Of the Spectrum
When it comes to the higher end of the spectrum and top five vehicles in the 20 deadliest vehicles, the number of fatalities increases considerably. The Nissan Versa takes the number five spot with 95 fatalities per million registered vehicles. Next, the Chevrolet Spark comes in at number four with 96 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles. The Scion tC holds the number three spot with 101 deaths per million while the Kia Rio comes in at number two with 102 deaths per million vehicles. Passengers may be at risk because of the small size and rigid structures of these vehicles.
The deadliest vehicle in the United States is reported as the Hyundai Accent sedan. This vehicle holds the number one place on the list with 104 fatalities for every one million registered vehicles.
Are You At Risk?
Though these and other vehicles made the top 20 deadliest vehicles list, a number of factors can play into whether an Accidents proves fatal. As a result, anyone could face the possibility of involvement in a fatal event. If you have lost a loved one in a car Accidents due to the actions of another driver, you may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for allowable damages. Gaining information from reliable local legal resources may prove useful.
Traveling the highways and interstates that crisscross the country provides you some semblance of safety against poorly maintained trucks since they must stop at weigh stations periodically for inspections. Not all of the commercial trucks you encounter in your travels go through these inspections, however.
Many of the trucks that travel within the Orlando city limits or within a radius that doesn’t take the truck through a weigh station may not have received proper inspections in some time. This may cause the drivers and the companies that own the trucks to become lax on maintenance and repairs, which could put your life in danger.
One state decided to take steps to change that
Apparently, this is an issue across the country since troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted numerous surprise inspections back in May. Their focus was on trucks that don’t usually leave the city or otherwise don’t go through weigh stations. What they found may surprise you:
- Troopers and local law enforcement officials conducted inspections in Lincoln, Omaha and Sarpy County.
- They conducted inspections on 261 total vehicles.
- Inspectors found violations on 109 of those vehicles.
That means that 42 percent of the trucks involved in these three surprise inspections were not road worthy.
Breakdown of Lincoln inspections
The first round of inspections took place on May 16 in Lincoln. Here is what inspectors found:
- Officials conducted inspections on a total of 100 vehicles.
- Inspectors found an astonishing 336 violations.
- Of the trucks inspected, 41 received out-of-service designations.
- Officials assessed fines totaling $7,350.
Breakdown of Omaha inspections
Inspections took place on May 17 in Omaha. The results were as follows:
- Sixty-seven trucks underwent inspections.
- Of those, 30 went out-of-service for violations.
- Five drivers could not drive due to license violations.
- Inspectors found 198 violations total.
- Officials issues fines totaling $3,950.
Breakdown of Sarpy County inspections
On May 18, the last round of inspections took place in Sarpy County, Nebraska. Here’s what they found:
- Ninety-four vehicles underwent inspections.
- Inspectors discovered 336 violations.
- Of those trucks, inspectors took 38 off the road.
- Five drivers also had violations that prohibit them from driving.
Officials assessed more than $6,200 in fines as well.
What does this have to do with Florida?
The results of these surprise inspections in Nebraska may be representative of the trucks that are out on roadways of counties, cities and towns across the country. You would more than likely be surprised at the results here if Florida officials conducted surprise inspections of these types of trucks as well.
Maintaining their vehicles ought to be a primary concern for truckers and the companies they work for here and everywhere. Failing brakes, bald tires and other mechanical deficiencies pose a real threat to everyone on the road. In fact, poor vehicle maintenance turns out to be at least one factor in any number of truck Accidents here in the state of Florida.
Your best course of action as a truck Accidents victim
If you were involved in a truck Accidents, one of the primary investigative tasks would be to inspect the truck for mechanical defects and to inspect the maintenance logs. Other aspects of the investigation into a truck Accidents may reveal further issues relating to the driver as well.
If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a truck Accidents, you may benefit from a discussion regarding your rights and legal options. An inquiry into the factors that caused the Accidents may reveal negligence on the part of the driver, the owner of the truck and the company for which the driver worked. Any evidence gathered could establish such negligence and provide you with an avenue for the pursuit of the compensation you deserve.
Hit-and-run Accidents are events that can easily make an already difficult situation more complicated than necessary. With pedestrian Accidents, individuals who are injured in the event could suffer longer than necessary without medical attention, if a driver does not remain on the scene to call emergency services or offer assistance. Furthermore, leaving the scene of an Accidents also results in an additional criminal element.
Such an incident recently took place in Florida and resulted in a fatality. Reports stated that authorities came to the scene of the Accidents at approximately 6:30 a.m. A pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle did not remain on the scene. However, witnesses followed the driver, and he was later taken into custody.
The pedestrian was reported as being a 35-year-old woman, and she was taken to an area hospital. However, she was declared dead after arriving at the medical facility. At the time of the report, the driver of the vehicle had been charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal Accidents. The incident was still being investigated at the time of the report, and additional charges could come about later.
When pedestrian Accidents result in deaths, the families of the victims can feel a variety of emotions and face numerous challenges. The surviving loved ones of this Florida victim may feel particularly distraught over the fact that the driver did not remain at the scene. If they feel it could suit their circumstances, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to seek compensation for monetary damages.
When a Miami hotel worker decided to take a car from valet parking to run to the store, he probably knew he could end up in jail. The Florida man likely didn’t realize at the time, however, that he would be booked as the suspect in one of the area’s hit-and-run pedestrian Accidents. To make matters worse, the woman who was struck in that incident died later at a nearby trauma center.
At around 3:30 a.m., the hotel worker had an irresistible craving for a Red Bull drink. He decided to take a car from valet parking without permission and drive to the store to alleviate that craving. The man ended up behind bars on charges that he allegedly left the scene of an Accidents in which a death occurred.
The man chose to drive to Walgreens for the beverage so that it could help him get through his shift. He told police that the woman stepped out to cross the road in front of him from his right. He also stated that he tried not to hit her but did so, and he admits that he saw her on the ground but kept driving. He then returned the extensively damaged car to the valet lot.
The man did have prior tickets for careless driving but none within the last three years. When pedestrian Accidents such as this happen, families are left with questions, emptiness, pain and financial hardship. A personal injury attorney can help the victim’s loved ones seek damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: Miami Herald
Almost every driver would admit to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while a sleepy from time to time. However, there are times when a person is more than just a little tired, and getting behind the wheel is a little dangerous. Drowsy driving is risky, and while it may seem rather benign, it can have fatal implications for every person on Florida roads.
Most people would say that they are tired at any given time, and for some, lack of sleep over an extended period of time could impact the way that they drive. In fact, estimates suggest that a few thousand people die every year because of Accidents related to drowsy driving.
The root of the problem
Americans are busy and overworked, and many people sacrifice their sleep in order to get more done. This is an unhealthy habit that could lead to much more than just a feeling of sleepiness. Back in 2015, studies showed that fatal motor vehicle Accidents were up almost eight percent. It is reasonable to suggest that this number may be even higher now, and many agree that drowsy driving is an issue that is not going away any time soon.
Researchers find that studying this issue is rather complex, but their efforts have revealed the following about this dangerous issue threatening the safety of every driver:
- Drowsy is difficult to quantify. There is no accepted scale of tiredness or way to measure how tired a driver is.
- Law enforcement officers do not have training to recognize signs of distracted driving and how to spot a drowsy driver during a traffic stop.
- Experts now consider drowsy driving to be a type of impaired driving, much like drunk driving or distracted driving.
Like other types of reckless driving, drowsy driving can lead to serious Accidents and severe or fatal injuries. If you are a victim of an Accidents caused by a driver who was overly tired, you have rights.
Protecting the interests of innocent drivers
The fact is that drowsy driving is a type of negligent behavior that is completely unacceptable and completely preventable. Innocent people who experience the negative impact of this irresponsible action have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim.
It is possible to hold a drowsy driver accountable for the harm caused by his or her actions. One of the most beneficial things that you can do in your effort to seek compensation is to reach out for help as soon as possible after an Accidents.