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Truck accident leaves one dead and three injured

Individuals driving semi trucks or any vehicle pulling a large load often need to be more acutely aware of their surroundings than other drivers. One late reaction or wrong move can spell disaster of other smaller vehicles on the road. This was the case on Oct. 12 when Florida Highway Patrol responded to reports of a truck accident.

Around 6:45 a.m., authorities received a call about an accident involving five vehicles. The accident occurred on State Road 710, which is a two-lane road. Upon arriving at the scene, police saw that the accident involved a large milk truck and four pickup trucks. The milk truck, which was empty at the time, appeared to have been heading westbound, and all four pickup trucks appeared to have been heading east.

Don't let compensation slip away after a slip-and-fall accident

If you have ever experienced a fall in a public place, you know how painful and embarrassing it can be. You may assume that the fall was the result of your own clumsiness or inattentiveness, but in reality, you could be the victim of factors beyond your control. After any type of slip-and-fall accident, you would be wise to take the appropriate steps to learn about your options.

Often, slip-and-fall accidents happen because Florida property owners do not take proper care of their premises. Whether your accident was the result of slippery floors or other preventable hazards, you have the right to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Child custody battles may see drug, alcohol abuse accusations

Many Florida residents may face difficulties throughout their lives that lead them to make questionable decisions. However, they may fear that those decisions could have negative impacts on their child custody arrangements. For instance, if one parent accuses another parent of drug or alcohol problems, a positive test result could result in undesired custody terms.

Drug or alcohol abuse accusations during custody battles are not entirely uncommon. This type of issue could easily present concern for the well-being of the children, and if the court believes that potential dangers exist, the accused parent could see the children less. There are a variety of ways in which a person could be tested for drugs or alcohol, including urine screening, hair testing or blood testing. 

Finances often a concern in Florida high-asset divorce cases

Most people have a difficult time wrapping their heads around life-changing situations. When wealthy Florida residents find themselves facing a high\-asset divorce, they may have particular concerns about their finances and other various impacts the process could have. As a result, they may find themselves seeking reliable information relating to their predicaments.

One concern that may come to mind during this time is the potential legal expenses divorcing parties may face. While it is true that it could prove costly to end a marriage, the actual amount differs from case to case. Various factors that could impact costs include how well the divorcing parties cooperate with each other, how prepared the individuals are and what type of budget a person may wish to stick to during the process.

Insurance claims denials may leave Florida residents hurting

Though weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made its way across Florida, many individuals continue to struggle. Now, financial issues may pose a considerable challenge as parties work to repair damage to homes and other property. Even those who have coverage and file insurance claims may find themselves facing difficulties when it comes to obtaining needed assistance in this area.

Recent reports stated that approximately $3.6 billion have been estimated in insured losses across the state. This amount stems from over 560,000 insurance claims that have been filed since the devastation of the hurricane. Single counties are seeing tens of thousands of insurance claims filings as residents work to get their lives back in order as best as possible. Unfortunately, some parties may continue to face roadblocks.

Fatal car accidents could lead to claims against estates

In the event that a person considered at fault for a car crash dies in the incident, many individuals may think that they do not have the opportunity to seek compensation for damages resulting from the incident. However, many car accidents have such outcomes, and surviving parties who were seriously injured in the crash or families of other victims could still pursue reparations. In such cases, these parties could file claims against the estate of the driver deemed responsible.

One individual may be considering this option after a recent Florida crash. Reports stated that the incident occurred on U.S. 301 when the driver of an SUV heading south attempted to make a left turn. However, this individual did not yield to another vehicle that was traveling north. As a result, a crash took place.

Personal injury during Irma cleanup may add further hardships

Natural disasters can easily cause hundreds of people to suffer tremendously. Even after a serious event such as Hurricane Irma, Florida residents could still be at risk of encountering dangerous situations. Many individuals attempting to return home and rebuild may feel lucky to have survived, but they could also still be at risk of suffering personal injury.

Now that Irma has passed, many individuals hope that they can begin to live their lives normally. According to reports, electricity and sewer services are not yet up and fully running, and individuals should still boil water before attempting to drink it. Additionally, the devastation caused by the hurricane has caused a significant need for cleanup efforts. Though the storm itself is over, people are still at serious risk for suffering injuries during the cleanup process.

Florida truck accident causes semi driver to suffer injuries

When a driver is operating a vehicle with equipment that is not in working order, the driver as well as other travelers are placed at risk. For instance, if a vehicle's brake lights do not work, a car or truck accident could easily take place. This type of accident could lead to serious outcomes, and individuals could end up suffering harm.

Such an incident recently took place in Florida and resulted in one driver's injuries. Reports stated that the crash took place between two semi-trucks on Interstate 10. Apparently, one truck began to slow, but because of improperly working equipment on the truck, a second truck traveling behind the first did not see the first truck slowing down. The second truck then collided with the first and rolled off the road as a result.

Enjoying the open road could lead to serious injuries for bikers

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, and many people enjoy the freedom and fun that these vehicles provide. While motorcycles have the right to share the road, sadly, many other Florida drivers do not believe they should. The reckless and negligent actions of other drivers often cause accidents, leaving innocent bikers and passengers injured.

Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons, and often, they are preventable. Despite protective equipment and training, motorcyclists often bear the brunt of the irresponsible actions of others. If you suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, it may not be your fault. You would be wise to know your rights and the legal remedies that may be available to you. 

Fatal car accidents may warrant legal action in Florida

Making sense of serious accidents rarely comes easy to anyone. Many individuals attempt to understand why car accidents and other incidents take place, especially when a loved one is killed as a result, but it is often difficult to find the desired answers. Unfortunately, many people are often left grieving and hoping to find the best way to contend with such events.

Multiple families in Florida may be in such a predicament after a recent incident that claimed two lives. Reports stated that the crash involved three vehicles when a pickup truck was traveling the wrong direction on the roadway. Apparently, the pickup was heading west in the eastbound lane, and the driver of a car traveling east attempt to avoid colliding with the truck but was unsuccessful. The car came to a stop on the shoulder of the road, and a passenger was ejected. The pickup truck then collided with another oncoming vehicle.

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