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How NHTSA Issues Vehicle Safety Ratings

By John Piccin |

When you’re shopping for a new car, safety considerations are always a top priority. As you’re doing your homework, you’ll probably review TV ads, talk to trusted friends, and do some online research. Unfortunately, a lot of the information you find will be sales-speak and marketing. Of course, automakers will tout their safety features… Read More »

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The Risks of Being a Vulnerable Road User in Florida

By John Piccin |

You hear a lot about the frequency of fatal and injury-causing auto collisions in Florida, but it’s important to realize that you could be involved in accidents without even being in a car. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) refers to motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians as “vulnerable” road users,… Read More »

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New Announcement on Toyota, Honda Airbag Recall

By John Piccin |

Several automakers have been battling bad publicity, government investigations, and legal action stemming from defective Takata airbags for years, but they could soon face additional fallout through another setback. According to an NBC News report, Toyota issued a recall on January 21, 2020 covered 3.4 vehicles globally because of a flaw in airbags manufactured… Read More »

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Unique Dangers of Rollover Car Accidents in Florida

By John Piccin |

When it comes to fatality rates in Florida car accidents, among the deadliest types of collisions are rollovers. According to statistics compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) in its report on Traffic Safety Facts: Rollover Crashes, the issue isn’t the frequency of these accidents. Rollover crashes account for… Read More »

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Who is Liable for a Florida School Bus Accident?

By John Piccin |

Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asserts that school buses are the safest way to transport children, there are still many factors that can contribute to an accident. If your child was injured in such an incident, your first concern will be ensuring he or she receives proper medical attention. However, your thoughts… Read More »

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Key Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents in Florida

By John Piccin |

Though both involve collisions with motorized vehicles, truck accidents and car crashes are very different. One of the key and most obvious distinctions is size. Statistics compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, for 2017 reveal that large trucks are responsible for a relatively small percentage of crashes. However, semis, 18-wheelers, and other… Read More »

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What to Include in Your Personal Journal After a Florida Auto Crash

By John Piccin |

Aside from hiring an Ocala car accident lawyer to represent you in connection with a claim for compensation, one of the most critical tasks after suffering injuries in a crash is to start a journal. There are two primary reasons to begin documenting your experiences right away: You enhance the recovery process, since you’re… Read More »

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Who Can Be Deposed in a Florida Car Accident Case?

By John Piccin |

Most Florida auto collisions are caused by negligent misconduct by a driver, which has a separate meaning in the practice of law compared to common usage. In a negligence-based case, you need to prove that the responsible motorist failed to exercise reasonable care when driving, leading to the accident in which you were injured…. Read More »

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3 Things to Know About Juul Litigation and Your Rights Under Florida Law

By John Piccin |

Once promoted as being a healthier alternative to smoking, e-cigarette device Juul is now under intense scrutiny by government agencies and the subject of multiple personal injury lawsuits. According to a recent article published by the Washington Post article, almost 1,100 cases of vape-related lung diseases have been reported to officials and 18 people… Read More »

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5 Rules for Talking to the Other Driver After a Florida Car Accident

By John Piccin |

Even though you drive carefully and hope to never be involved in an auto collision, statistics demonstrate that there’s a good chance you or someone you know will become a victim. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Crash Dashboard for Marion County, FL reveals that there have been 6,113 total crashes… Read More »

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