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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) October 14, 2015 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Florida woman who was struck and killed by a car in 2013. Esther Ohayon, an Orthodox Jewish woman, was crossing an intersection on her way to a Florida synagogue on Sept. 13, 2013, when she was struck and killed by a driver. Esther Ohayon and her daughter Orly were unable to press the walk button to cross the intersection, due to religious strictures preventing them from performing certain activities, including generating electricity, on holy days. This meant that they […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2015 – A man who was left incapacitated by brain injuries after a traffic accident was awarded $6 million by a Florida jury. The jury found that the defendant driver was negligent when she crashed into Kenneth Jones’ scooter in 2011. The verdict was rendered at the Moore Justice Center in Viera, Florida, with Judge George Maxwell presiding. Jones, who was retired from the Air Force and once lived alone, now must live in a nursing home. He is alert and aware of his surroundings, but needs constant care. “Even a mild or […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2015 – Traffic fatalities in Florida are higher than the national average, and the Florida Highway Patrol is taking action to reduce them. Each quarter, the Florida Highway Patrol coordinates with state and local police to increase police presence on sections of Interstate 75 with the goal of reducing fatalities to zero during a period of several days. The effort, dubbed “Staying Alive on I-75,” involves five other states and has had some success, and a similar campaign called “Safe 95” is now being conducted along the east coast. “Far too many Floridians […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2015 – Florida law enforcement officials have noted an alarming increase in hit-and-run car accidents. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were more than 80,000 hit-and-run accidents in the state during 2014. Between 2013 and 2014, a 23 percent increase in fatal hit-and-run collisions appeared. Almost half of the victims were pedestrians. “Hit-and-run accidents are bad for everyone involved,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. “The victims left behind may have injuries that need immediate medical attention, and the perpetrators face serious criminal charges when they […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2014 – In 2014 alone, 11 people have died in six Tampa Bay area collisions that involved wrong-way driving. Four fraternity brothers from the University of South Florida died in February when a wrong-way driver crashed into their vehicle on Interstate 275. Several other wrong-way crashes and arrests of wrong-way drivers have brought national attention to the problem. “Clearly, negligence on the part of the wrong-way driver is a factor in many of these tragic accidents,” said Robert Joyce, a prominent Tampa car accident attorney with Joyce & Reyes. With new attention paid […]


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