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Car Accidents Archives

Start a trend--serve mocktails to designated drivers

Given the great year-round Florida weather, you are probably accustomed to having guests over for an enjoyable evening. Food and drinks served out by the pool may be popular with your friends, and you might be used to having quite a crowd. However, as host, you must be concerned with the issue of driving safety once the party is over. You may think that appointing designated drivers solves this problem, but did you know that DDs are not always sober?

How does alcohol affect driving skills?

It is encouraging to know that since the 1980s, alcohol-related deaths on our highways have continued to decrease, according to the National Institutes of Health. However, the NIH also reports that alcohol is still related to 40 percent of all traffic deaths in the U.S. Learning how drinking affects the body makes it easier to understand that even a small amount of alcohol can impair driving skills.

Tips on how to avoid distraction while driving

Driving is a privilege, sometimes a necessity and often a pleasure. However, because distractions are all around, operating a vehicle can also be dangerous. Driving is a responsibility that everyone should take seriously, and that means eliminating as many distractions as possible.

Texting-While-Driving: A New Disease

Texting-while-driving has become an epidemic. The statistics are nothing short of ghastly. Indeed, the National Safety Council estimates that a quarter of all accidents on American roads last year - 1.6 million - were the result of texting-while-driving. Texting behind the wheel accounts for nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year.

U.S. Leads The World...In Traffic Fatalities

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) names the United States as the country with the highest rate of fatal motor vehicle accidents among 20 developed countries with similar populations. What puts the U.S. in this unenviable position is the more than 32,000 annual car crash deaths - about 90 a day. More than two million others are injured.

Just how dangerous are drowsy drivers?

While you have likely heard stories about drowsy drivers causing accidents in Ocala, your primary concern on the road likely remains drivers whose impairment can actually be proven, such as those under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Yet have you ever contemplated just how impaired one becomes following several consecutive hours without sleep? Like drunk or drugged drivers, drowsy drivers may see their reaction times hindered dramatically, while the persistent blinking of their eyes and momentary moments of sleep diverts their attention from the road. By way of comparison, the National Sleep Foundation’s website reports that one who been awake for 18 straight hours can experience the same level of impairment as one whose blood-alcohol content is .08 percent.

Understanding dram shop liability

Too many of the Ocala clients that we’ve worked with here at the King Law Firm have to discover what it is like to deal with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. When you are the victim of a drunk driver, the foremost question in your mind after why someone would choose to drive after drinking may be who could have contributed to the at-fault driver’s drunken state. While it is important not to overlook a person’s own accountability in such a situation, the question may still linger as to whether or not the person or establishment who helped get him or her drunk should also share some of the liability.

Negotiating a settlement following a car accident

One of the common concerns that Ocala County clients have when they come to us here at the King Law Firm following a car accident is whether they will have to sue in order to get their expenses paid. You likely share this same concern. However, you may be surprised to learn that, at least according to the American Judges Association, only 3 percent of civil cases every actually get to the point of a jury trial. Yet even if your case does not go to trial, you still need to be prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Helping those whose loved one died in a car crash

When someone loses a close friend or a family member in a fatal motor vehicle accident, life may permanently change for them. Not only do people in this position often struggle with a loss of companionship and unbearable emotional pain, but some are also impacted financially. At the King Law Firm, we strive to help people in Ocala and other parts of Florida who are facing these challenges personally.

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