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Sarasota residents at risk for personal injury re DUI

Florida attracts many permanent residents, retirees and tourists every year. As a southern, coastal state, its scenic features and amenities make for a desirable vacation location or year-round residence choice. Sarasota, in fact, was recently voted one of the best places to live in the United States. However, it was also voted as a high-risk area for fatal personal injury involving drunk driving collisions.

Tire safety and road hazards are often factors in collisions

As many Florida car owners understand, proper upkeep and maintenance can help extend the life of a vehicle, as well as improve safety. On the contrary, if a car owner neglects vehicle maintenance, it can have disastrous results. For instance, lack of proper tire maintenance can cause a blowout, which is among frequently reported factors in collisions.

There are drunk drivers in Florida: Know how to recognize them

Any number of urgent situations can arise while traveling on Florida roadways. If a car breaks down, a driver might have to wait on the side of the road until a tow truck arrives or someone comes to provide support. There's not much one can do in such situations except try to find a ride home if the car is no longer drivable.

Personal injury: 2 fatalities resulted from Florida crash

While one might logically assume that the wee hours of the morning would mean less traffic and quieter roadways, in reality, that's not always the case. Many Florida travelers begin their journeys before the sun has risen. This often places drivers who are sleepy at risk, as well as other motorists or pedestrians who happen to be sharing the road at such times. Sadly, fatal personal injury occurred when a recent collision took the lives of two people.

Banning distracted driving may reduce personal injury accidents

Florida readers know distracted driving has long been a serious concern for state lawmakers and residents. Distraction significantly increases the chance of an accident, and it is now one of the leading causes for personal injury accidents on the road. Because of the increase in cellphone use and the continued safety concerns over drivers using their phones, lawmakers are considering a complete ban on all forms of distracted driving.

Personal injury: Another fatal autopilot car crash in Florida

Advanced technology has facilitated many amazing products in Florida and throughout the world in recent years. One such product is the Tesla Model 3, a third-generation platform vehicle that contains an autopilot feature and is said to be affordable to average-income consumers. The development of such products has prompted many legal questions, such as who is liable for personal injury if a collision occurs while the autopilot feature is engaged?

Personal injury claims may follow Florida restaurant accident

It is common for Florida residents and tourists to gather with friends at local eateries. It is not common, however, for restaurant customers to fear personal injury while enjoying a nice meal. Most diners reasonably expect to make it through their meal without worrying about their personal safety. Unfortunately, disaster recently struck at a Beef O'Brady's franchise. 

Florida drivers who run red lights often cause personal injury

A Florida motorist may be cautious and alert behind the wheel, obeying all traffic regulations. However, if another nearby driver is negligent or reckless, the careful driver is still at risk for a collision. For instance, if two cars approach an intersection and one driver proceeds to enter the crossroads on a green light but another driver fails to stop at a red light, it is a recipe for disaster. Personal injury and loss of life occurred after a recent incident like this.

Florida scooter crash results in personal injury, death

As most Florida travelers have experienced, there is typically a lot of traffic in late-afternoon hours, with people heading home from work, as well as others who may be driving to sporting events or other social gatherings. If even one driver is negligent behind the wheel, it places that person and all others nearby at risk for personal injury. Many times, collisions have the worst possible outcome.

Tragic Florida crash results in fire, personal injury and death

Members of a Florida Pentecostal church were shocked and grief-stricken to learn that a van carrying numerous children and adults from their congregation was involved in a serious multi-vehicle collision. The incident caused serious personal injury to eight people. Sadly, an additional seven people died. When fatal accident victims include children, sorrow is always intensified.

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  1. RATED BY Super Lawyers | Clifford C. Higby | SuperLawyers.com Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  2. AV 1 | PREEMINENT | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence AV Preeminent®AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  3. RATED BY | Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Kevin D. Barr | SuperLawyers.com Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  4. Florida Justice Association The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
  6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE The American Association for Justice, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. AAJ's stated mission is to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
  7. BAR REGISTER PREEMINENT LAWYERS | Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is widely regarded within the legal profession as a signal honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. The Martindale Hubbell Bar Register has listed lawyers who have earned the respect of the profession.
  8. ABA | AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION The American Bar Association, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which builds the expertise of its members, protects the independence of the legal profession and advocates for justice in the United States and the world.

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