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What to do after a hit-and-run accident

Getting into a car accident is frustrating and painful; getting into an accident with a person who then flees the scene only makes the experience worse. People in this situation can feel hopeless and angry, particularly when there is property damage or physical injuries resulting from a serious crash.

Under these circumstances, it is important for accident victims to not lose hope. You can protect yourself by taking some crucial steps.

Florida drivers: Use caution on the highways this week

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means people across Tallahassee are finalizing their holiday plans. For many of us, these plans include doing some driving. In fact, millions of people will be driving this Thanksgiving, which means there could be an increased risk of accidents.

This could be especially true for people traveling on interstates and highways, as data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that 95 percent of fatal accidents occur on highways. As such, drivers must take precautions to minimize their risk of accident in the next week.

Driver's employer liable for crash injuring motorcyclist

In the aftermath of most motor vehicle accidents, an investigation will reveal that one driver was to blame -- or more to blame. It might be a driver distracted by a phone, someone speeding down the highway or a motorist who turned into an intersection without making sure it was clear first.

While every driver is responsible for his or her actions behind the wheel, there could be other parties who are liable after an accident. Recently, for instance, a lawsuit named a driver's employer after the driver caused a serious accident with a motorcyclist.

Who is to blame for truck accidents?

Crashes involving massive tractor-trailers are often catastrophic. Due to their size and weight, these vehicles can do enormous amounts of damage, and victims often suffer severe or fatal injuries.

Therefore, determining who is responsible after these accidents will be crucial in order to hold the appropriate party accountable. This can be a challenge because every accident is different, but we can start by looking at the most common causes of truck crashes.

What can we do to prevent motorcycle accidents?

Florida sees a higher rate of fatal motorcycle accidents than 44 other states in the U.S. And while preliminary data shows that there were fewer fatal accident in the state last year than there were in 2016, there are still over 500 people per year killed in motorcycle crashes.

This information, which comes from a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, should serve as an unfortunate reminder of the risks motorcyclists face on Florida roads. It should also reinforce the importance of taking steps to prevent these accidents.

Fake bike helmets putting riders in danger

In a collision between a car and a bicyclist or pedestrian, there is a far greater risk of injury for the person outside the vehicle. As such, it is crucial for all parties to practice safe habits that minimize the risk of an accident.

Unfortunately, even when people try to make safe decisions, they can wind up suffering serious injuries when other parties are negligent or reckless. For instance, you might buy a bicycle helmet to stay safe while riding your bike, but it may provide little or no protection if it is fake or defective.

Florida pedestrian struck and killed by train

Florida Highway Patrol reported 53-year-old Mane Yee was struck and killed by an Amtrak train on September 9, while the Florida man was walking his bicycle in between train tracks.

The man was unable to get out of the way, despite the train operator using his horn to warn the man, according to authorities. There were about 100 passengers on the train, however none have reported injuries. The incident occurred in Seminole County and is under investigation for further detail.

How truck parking challenges may lead to accidents

Commercial drivers must take breaks and rest after a certain number of hours on the road. These are Hours of Service regulations, which attempt to keep drowsy drivers and drivers using dangerous substances to stay awake off the road.

Unfortunately, the HOS regulations are creating another issue: parking challenges. While it may not seem like parking problems could threaten the lives of truckers and motorists, one report reveals the connection.

Which riders are at a higher risk of motorcycle crashes?

Every person on the road is at some risk of being involved in motor vehicle accident, whether the crash is their fault or someone else's fault. But while everyone can be in danger of getting hurt, certain people are particularly vulnerable and may be more likely to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.

This includes Florida motorcyclists who have little or no protection from the impact of a collision. With this in mind, it can be important to understand which riders can be at a higher risk of accident to begin with.

Are Florida drivers trending away from drunk driving?

Drunk driving accidents are among the most upsetting types of accidents in Florida. Not only are they often serious or fatal, but they are also completely preventable. 

For decades, people have known about the dangers of drunk driving and the laws prohibiting motorists from driving while intoxicated. However, while drunk driving accidents still occur, statistics show that the number of them could be declining.

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