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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2018 – J&Y Law rewards UC Berkeley student with $1000 scholarship for her pledge to help stop distracted driving. J&Y Law, which is co-owned by partners Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai, created their Distracted Driving Scholarship to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The scholarship required the students to have a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay with a minimum of 500 words, and essay topics included how students can actively abstain from distracted driving and how they can prevent their friends from distracted driving. “We were shocked by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2017 – The ban on texting while driving is slowly making its way across Texas. The state does not have a statewide texting while driving ban. Distracted driving is a serious problem. In fact, it is the leading cause of the vast majority of car accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Studies done by both entities reveal that 80 percent of car wrecks and 65 percent of almost accidents, or near-miss crashes, are the result of driver distraction within three seconds prior […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire)January 2, 2017 – Safety experts say an explosion of new smartphone apps is partly to blame for a dramatic increase in fatalities from car accidents. Increasingly, apps are designed to be used in vehicles, taking drivers’ attention away from the road. Safety officials say that is one reason 2015 saw the largest annual percentage increase in traffic deaths, and 2016 may be even worse. “In Florida and across the nation, we are seeing a crisis of distracted driving,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Driver negligence is the number […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2016 – A car crash early on December 18 took the life of a Nova Southeastern University baseball player. Dallas Perez , 21, was killed when the car he was driving on Interstate 75 came into contact with another vehicle and then traveled down an embankment, crashed into an underpass and burst into flames. The accident took place on I-75 near Pembroke Pines, between Sheridan Street and Griffin Road, at about 5:30 a.m. The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured. “Authorities should conduct a full investigation into the cause of this tragic […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) December 14, 2016 – Distracted driving is a major cause of serious car accidents, resulting in about 3,000 deaths and 430,000 injuries per year, according to U.S. government statistics. Meanwhile, software companies continue to develop apps that draw drivers’ attention away from the road. The latest distraction is the game Pokémon Go. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game, in which players must travel to real-world locations to play the game on their phones. It is the most popular mobile phone game in U.S. history, having attracted millions of users within a few days of […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2016 – Driving without a license is an issue in Austin, and the police department wants to do something about it. A proposal put forth to Austin lawmakers would allow the police department to impound a car when the driver has no license. The police would be allowed to impound and tow a vehicle involved in an accident if the driver has a suspended license or no license. Law enforcement feels that this pro-active step forward would assist with Vision Zero’s goal of reducing traffic deaths. El Paso, Waco, Dallas, Corpus Christi, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2016 – Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous undertaking due to unexpected weather, distracted drivers and debris on the road. A fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Rockwall, Texas on the I-30. A mattress fell off the bed of a red Ford F150 traveling in the same direction as the biker. According to the police and eye witnesses, the motorcyclist ran into a mattress lying on the road which caused his bike to veer off the highway and slam into a light pole. The 73-year-old man was taken to the hospital but died […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2016 – The number of deaths from car accidents is rising nationwide, and auto fatalities in Florida are increasing more than the national average. According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), car accidents in the first half of 2016 showed a nine percent increase over the same time period in 2015. From January 1 to June 30 of this year, there were an estimated 19,100 deaths on U.S. roads, up from 17,530 fatalities in the first half of 2015. The rate of fatal accidents is increasing in some states more than […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2016 – A bicycle rider was killed after being struck by a box truck on an Indianapolis state road. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the bike rider dead and the trucker waiting to answer questions. The investigation is ongoing, and police are unclear why the accident occurred. The state road is well known to be a dangerous stretch for car accidents. Residents report that bicyclists are not uncommon on the highway, as it is the only way across. Police say both drivers and bicyclists need to use […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Florida leads the nation in the number of people who drown in their vehicles after car accidents. According to an Orlando Sentinel analysis, 49 people drowned inside cars in Florida from 2008 to 2012. That is far more than Texas, the state with the second highest number of motor vehicle drownings, at 18 during the same time period. The actual number of drownings may be much higher. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found in 2011 that there was an average of 57 vehicle drowning deaths per year in Florida […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2016 – Florida law enforcement officials and advocates for injured people say violations of Florida’s Move Over Law cause car accidents that result in serious injury and death. “Failing to move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles is a cause of numerous very serious accidents,” said Robert Joyce, a car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes in Tampa. “Not only is it against the law, but a person who causes an accident through such negligence can be held liable for damages.” In Florida, drivers who encounter police or emergency vehicles pulled […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2016 – The number of Florida car accidents in on the rise in 2016. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), there were 129,168 car crashes in the Sunshine State in the first four months of 2016. That is an increase from 122,192 collisions during the same period in 2015. There were 34,062 Florida car accidents in March 2016, more than any month during 2015. “There is no doubt that car accidents are on the rise,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “With more […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2016 – April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and experts say that driving while distracted is a major cause of car accidents in Florida and throughout the country. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were nearly 46,000 crashes caused by distracted driving in the state last year. “There are far too many accidents caused by distracted driving,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “Anyone who is injured or loses a loved one in a car accident through the fault of another driver should consult […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2016 – A recent string of wrong way car accidents in Florida has prompted renewed calls for increased safety measures. Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 4 near Orlando, just days after a Hillsborough County deputy died in a wrong-way car accident when he acted to protect another driver. Another man was killed in a February crash on Florida’s Turnpike near Davie. “Wrong way crashes are especially troubling because they are so often deadly and they are preventable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2016 – There has been an alarming increase in pedestrian deaths from car accidents across the United States, and Florida is estimated to have the highest rate of such deaths in the nation, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. Based on preliminary data, the safety association estimates a 10 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. Florida is estimated to have the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country. “Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in car accidents, and collisions […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 7, 2016 – A woman who suffered a brain injury in a Florida car accident while riding in an Uber vehicle has filed a lawsuit against the ride-sharing company. Jean Day, a nurse visiting Florida from South Carolina for a medical conference, and her husband Dr. Richard Day, hailed a ride from an Uber vehicle in December. According to their lawsuit, the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and crashed into another vehicle. Jean Day suffered brain injuries that required multiple surgeries, and her husband broke his leg. Ms. Day must protect her […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2016 – The number of hit-and-run car accidents in Florida increased in 2015. According to preliminary statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 92,623 hit-and-run crashes in the state in 2015. That represents a nine percent increase from 2014 and a 17 percent rise from 2013. “The increase in hit-and-run accidents is disturbing,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “Far too many Floridians are injured or lose their lives in car accidents today, whether as a result of a hit-and-run or […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2016 – In 2015, 51 pedestrians died in car accidents in Hillsborough County, the most since the state began keeping records in 1998, and a 50 percent increase from the 2014 total of 34 pedestrian fatalities. “Our roads are very dangerous for pedestrians, and the problem is getting worse,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa, Florida, car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “Whether the cause is poorly-designed roadways or the negligence of drivers, pedestrians are in danger, and we need to take action to protect them.” The neighborhoods advocacy […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2016 – Safety advocates say that DUI arrests in Miami-Dade County, and throughout Florida, have dropped precipitously. Although car accidents resulting from drunk driving have also decreased, advocates say that does not justify the lack of enforcement. Newly released court statistics for Miami-Dade County show that police made just 3,609 DUI arrests in 2015, a 20 percent decrease from 2014. In 2010, police arrested 6,321 suspected drunk drivers countywide. DUI arrests were especially low in Miami Beach, where police arrested just 138 suspected intoxicated drivers, compared to 1,299 in 2010. In the city […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2016 – Texting while driving is known to cause car accidents, and it is illegal in Florida. However, it is not a primary offense, which means that a police officer must observe drivers breaking some other law, such as speeding or not wearing a seatbelt, in order to pull them over and ticket them for texting while driving. Some state legislators say it is time for that to change. Three state senators have sponsored three separate bills to strengthen distracted driving laws in Florida. “It is horrible to realize that so many people […]


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