Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Manatee County Auto Accident

Manatee County Florida – Early Monday morning an RV and a car crashed toppling some power lines Monday Morning. No word on injuries but the auto accident did cause the residents of the 7000 block of U.S. 41 by 66th Avenue to lose power.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Miami Gardens Deadly Auto Accident

Jan 21- Miami Gardens- Northbound lanes of I-75 in Miami Gardens were closed today due to a deadly auto accident. Around 3 a.m. this morning a Chevy Tahoe flipped the car into a center median after losing control late last night. When Police arrived at the accident one person was pronounced dead at the scene while another was rushed to a local Miami Gardens Hospital in critical condition.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jacksonville Auto Accident

Jacksonville Auto Accident can happen at any time. You need to be aware of the congested roads and highways in Jacksonville as these are where the majority of accidents happen. The city of Jacksonville has many programs in place to protect its citizens from auto accidents, however, there are still a lot of very good driving school and accident prevention programs right in the Jacksonville area that you can take advantage of.

First Coast Traffic
221 N Hogan St, Jacksonville - (904) 475-0990

Florida Driver Improvement School Inc
625 Cassat Ave # 4, Jacksonville (904) 388-9888

Consolidated Traffic School
416 W 25th St, Jacksonville (904) 350-3500

Being in a humid subtropical climate, Jacksonville has mild winters and very hot in the summers. Heavy rain storms can have a dramatic effect on driving. As Such the majority of accidents occur during the summer seasons when the precipitation is at its highest. (August and September)

Many people are not aware that Jacksonville is by far the largest area in terms of city land in the contiguous United States. Because of this the city is broken up in to 6 different areas with the Urban Core representing the majority of accidents that occur. Being the biggest city in the State Jacksonville also happens to be the most populous which can mean dangerous driving conditions when moving around the city.

Two major interstates collide right in the heart of Jacksonville. Both Highways 10 and 95 consume much of the traffic as well as auto accidents in the city. US 90 running east to popular Jacksonville Beach on the Atlantic Ocean is another highly congested stretch that has been known for a high number of crashes.

The best way to avoid these auto accidents and congestion is to take part in the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Jacksonville offers both the JTA Skyway as well as an elevated skyway. The skyway does have a bad reputation in the city from people stating that it goes from “nowhere to nowhere”, but if it does fall on your route it is an easy way to avoid a Jacksonville Auto Accident.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tampa Auto Accident

Tampa is a great city in the State of Florida nestled in Hillsborough County on the West Coast. The city continues to grow in population and city size to nearly 4 million by April of 2007. Unfortunately with the increased numbers of population also happens to increase the number of auto accidents in Tampa as well. Last year there were over 10,000 auto accidents in the city limits alone.

This is a staggering number and takes the rank of number 2 for the entire state in that statistic. With such a high number of auto accidents in Tampa, there are also an unusually high number of personal injury related issues that result. If you are driving in Tampa and find yourself in an auto crash, be sure to contact an experienced Florida Auto Accident Attorney

If you are unaware of the tremendous benefits that taking a driver education course or defensive driving course can have on your overall driving you should really look into it. Not only will it likely help you get discount your insurance costs but it will also give you valuable knowledge about driving that could save you from getting into an auto accident in Tampa or anywhere you are traveling.

Some notable Tampa Driver Education Schools are:

1. Ramlogan's Driving School

Education, Driver's Education

3550 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33614

2. Driver License Offices

Education, Driver's Education

10101 Adamo Dr
Tampa, FL 33619

3. DUI Counterattack School

Education, Driver's Education

1209 Tech Blvd
Tampa, FL 33619

Tampa Auto Accidents happen all the time. It is very important to know the laws of the road and to keep aware of others driving around you to ensure that you and your passengers are safe in the car. Auto accidents can occur at anytime and sadly can create injury and put people in major financial distress. Be sure to read through this blog to find helpful hints that will keep you and your family safe driving in Tampa.

Also, if you have been injured because of a Tampa Auto Accident be sure to keep reading about rights you have as a victim. If you have suffered injuries make sure you have someone you can trust to represent you. If not you may be one of the unlucky who gets taken advantage of by insurance companies.

Missed Work

Often times you may miss work due to an auto accident. Be sure to be able to provide the name of your employer, your job title, pay rate, and the amount of time that you have missed from work. If you’re out for some time, you may need to obtain a 13-week wage statement from your employer to prove you wage so that you can collect lost wages. Keep a detailed time line of the exact number and dates that of work that you missed. If there were other people in your vehicle that were also injured during the accident, they too may need representation from your lawyer as such it is important to make sure you have them keep detailed information as well. After the auto accident, it will be your immediate concern to figure out who is going to pay medical bills. It is the responsibility of your insurance carrier that insures your motor vehicle to pay for the first $10,000 of your medical coverage minus and deductible you might have. Additional coverage can also be acquired through a process known as Med Pay. These monies are paid until they are completely exhausted.

After this process your individual health care coverage becomes the primary insurance carrier and will cover whatever medical care’s you may need. However, you health care coverage will have a lien against any money that might be acquired from any personal injury action against the at-fault driver. Information that you will want to have for your attorney will be your health insurance company and also the policy number so that your attorney can get the necessary information to begin to build your case. It is important to keep in mind that in Florida a doctor must determine that you have permanent injury in order to recover from the Florida Automobile Act against the any other party.

If you happen to known anyone involved in an automobile accident, make sure to ask them how their insurance company handled their claim throughout their medical needs. This will help to give you a good idea of how an insurance company might treat you if you happen to be in an injury related Florida auto accident. Often times people take things for granted that an insurance company will live up to their word and do the things they expect them to do. Unfortunately all too often this is not the case, and even though many insurance companies stand up to their reputable name, other do not. It is important to know your rights and the rights of your loved ones.

After the accident

Be sure to take your car to a well established auto body shop for repairs. If you are not sure of well respected shops in your area ask friends and family and be sure to get quoted at least two different repair shops. This way you can be sure that you are not being taking for a ride and being charged more than you should for repairs to your vechicle.

Also get checked out by your doctor and if you have sustained any injuries that need immediate medical attention, go directly to the hospital. However, be cautious that anything you do or say can be documented from medical record. Be sure to record the different doctors that you meet with and see as such they are good information to have when meeting with an attorney. Also, make notes if X-Rays or CT Scans were taken. Also, collect pertinent past medical history which may be of interest to your attorney.

What to do at the scene of an accident

When and if you are involved in an auto accident, it is important to remember a few different things. First, it is very important that the police are contacted at once to file a report. When an accident report is written it usually documents who is at fault. It is important to record the date of the accident, the police agency that conducted the investigation, and also make sure you write down the make and model of all other vehicles involved. Write down the insurance information, policy number of the individual who hit you and gather the same information in regard to your own vehicle. Next, make sure you contact your insurance company immediately following the crash. Time sensitive documents need to be put in place so that your claim can be filed.

Your insurance company can ask for a statement to be taken and recorded from you that will be saved and preserved. Next you should almost always get in contact with the insurance company who caused damage to your vehicle. When calling, be aware that they may in fact want to take a statement from you as well and record it. You do not have to agree to a recorded statement. If you wish to not be recorded be sure to tell them.

It is also necessary to write down exactly how the accident happened. This is important for when you may need to sit down with an attorney at a later date, you will have this already written down and not have to jog it from memory. You may also want to have anyone that was present in your vehicle or anyone witnesses of the crash write a statement listing what they saw along with their contact information so you can reach them in the future.