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St. Lucie County Announces Plans for Increased Safety Measures for Accident-Prone Intersection

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

What is the most dangerous place you can drive?  Is it poorly lit?  Does it lack traffic lights or other indications of who has the right of way?  Is it far enough from populous areas that there is seldom enough traffic to deter speeding?  Are there objects or structures blocking drivers’ view of oncoming… Read More »

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Marco Island DUI Wrongful Death Lawsuits Highlights Obstacles to Plaintiffs Collecting the Money Awarded to Them by the Court

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Someone telling you that you are entitled to a large sum of money is not the same as actually having the money in your bank account.  If all the statements on loan advertisements that said “Congratulations!  These $40,000 are now yours,” followed by lots of fine print, were true, we would all be rich. … Read More »

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Mother of Child Injured in Delray Beach Golf Cart Accident Files Lawsuit, but Who Is Liable?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

You might think that golf carts are the least dangerous, and therefore least thrilling, vehicle imaginable.  You are probably imagining them being used for their intended purpose, however.  An elderly man driving a golf cart on a golf course where the holes are too far apart for him to walk to the next one… Read More »

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Teen’s Invention May Help Prevent Blindspot-Related Car Accidents

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The features of cars that have done the most to reduce the rate of accidents and car accident-related injuries are not necessarily the newest or flashiest.  The humble seatbelt has prevented more accidents than the (admittedly useful) rear-facing camera or the dreaded heads up display (HUD) can hope to prevent.  Mirrors are as old… Read More »

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“Retro” Safety Features in Your Car Are a Legal Liability

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Old cars are undeniably cool to look at, but newer cars are much safer.  You might wish to feel like a young James Dean, racing down the road in a classic car, but then you should remember that most cars in the 1950s didn’t have seatbelts, and thus James Dean, like so many young… Read More »

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Florida Is by Far the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Florida’s highway traffic is fast and chaotic enough to make even the most daring drivers think twice before attempting to travel in it, but if you think it is dangerous to drive on Florida’s roads, it is even more dangerous to walk on them.  A report based on data from the National Highway Traffic… Read More »

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Widow Sues Tesla, Alleges That Autopilot Malfunction Caused Fatal Crash

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Unless you are an industry insider or a skilled researcher, you probably get plenty of mixed messages about the state-of-the-art features found on new models of cars.  On the one hand, tech news sites run plenty of puff pieces about how the new features of cars will make driving so much easier and so… Read More »

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Military Trail

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Car manufacturers often claim that theirs are the safest cars on the road, and while the rate of serious injuries resulting from car accidents has decreased over the last few decades, largely because of the introduction of seat belts and airbags, the truth is that any car is safer than no car.  If a… Read More »

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Whiplash: A Potentially Serious Injury That Can Result from Even Minor Car Accidents

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Driver’s ed teachers, frequently asked questions pages on car insurance websites, and police officers who take statements from drivers and passengers at the scene of a car accident all agree that you should go to a doctor’s office or hospital to be examined after you are involved in a car accident, even if you… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Car Accident News Roundup June 30

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Palm Beach County has the highest per capita income of all the counties in Florida, but behind its luxuries lurk many hazards.  The roads are great for driving fast, but it is obvious how dangerous that is.  The Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County is one of the most comfortable ways to take a… Read More »

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