Car Accident & Injury News February 3, 2017
Three Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa Bay
This week we were saddened to have to share THREE different stories of pedestrians dying after getting hit by vehicles. These three accidents occurred in Tampa, Citrus County and Lakeland. This shows that the pedestrian accident problem isn’t limited to one county; multiple counties in the area have these issues. While the area may have had fewer accidents overall last year, this year is not off to a good start. It is up to drivers to stay alert while driving and being free from distractions. Also, it is the responsibility of pedestrians to use designated crosswalks, and common sense if they see a car not slowing down before they decide to cross. It is also the job of county leaders to continue to work on solutions to this problem that obviously is not going away.
Have a Winning Night & Don’t Drive Drunk on Super Bowl Sunday
Are you ready for Superbowl LI? It’s almost time for the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots to battle it out. Super Bowl parties will be happening at homes and restaurants all over Tampa Bay, and we want to remind you to party, but party responsibly. We know, we know. Beer and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. By all means, drink and have fun, but make sure you have a plan to get home safely. Click here for some tips to make sure you (and hopefully your team) are #winning on Super Bowl Sunday!
Recently on Saturday Night Live, there was a parody skit on personal injury attorney commercials. We got a great laugh out of it, and trust us we are NOT a “Ganz”. Watch here!
Most of the time, when people think of getting into a car accident, they automatically think of a collision with another driver. However, in many cases, only one car might be involved. So what happens, if anything, in the case of a single-car crash? In a 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it says that about 55% of motor vehicle deaths, nationwide, involve single-vehicle accidents. We see that many Floridians are involved in single-vehicle accidents each year. In most cases, drivers and passengers usually have medical costs or property damage. But, since single-car accidents only involve one vehicle, many think that they are not entitled to recover anything. That is a mistake. Read how you might be able to get compensation here.
A science fair project, that is winning more than awards. It might be able to save lives. Three teens from Virginia invented a system to alert parents if they have left a child in the car in an effort to prevent hot car deaths. The parent is notified via an app on their cell phones that is connected to sensors in the child’s car seat. What an amazing project! Patent Pending!
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