Category Archives: Traffic Citations

Why Do I Need to Use My Automobile Insurance if I Was Not At Fault?

Florida has No Fault laws in place for an automobile accident. This term is somewhat misleading.  No Fault refers to some of the insurance coverages and entitlements to compensation. “No Fault” does not mean that the negligent driver is immune from liability or financial responsibility. Key components of the Florida No-Fault laws: 1. PIP – Personal Injury Protection.  PIP pays for reasonable and necessary medical bills related to an automobile accident.  Under Florida law, every owner of a motor vehicle must carry PIP and Property Damage coverage.   When a person is injured in an automobile accident, medical bills get … Continue reading

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Do I Automatically Win My Personal Injury Case / Claim if the Other Driver Receives the Traffic Citation?

Do I automatically win my Florida personal injury case if the other person gets the traffic citation from the police officer? The simple answer to this question is “No”. A person does not automatically win his or her Florida personal injury case just because the other person received the citation following the Florida automobile accident. In Florida, a police report is generally inadmissible a civil lawsuit for the personal injuries against the driver listed in the accident report. What is the reasoning behind this Florida law? If the accident report is admissible, then the decision or the factual resolution of … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Reported Near Cross City, Florida

A fatal hit and run bicycle accident was reported near Cross City, Florida. The Gainesville Sun reported that Henry Thomas Knight, age 71, was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 19. The Florida Highway Patrol later responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation into the cause and preventability of this tragic bicycle accident. Police believe that a Chevrolet Pick Up Truck (2003 to 2005) may have been involved with this accident. The driver of the pick up truck fled the scene and FHP and local authorities are looking for the driver and the hit and run vehicle involved … Continue reading

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Should Photographs Be Taken at a Florida Automobile Accident Scene?

Should photographs be taken at a Florida Automobile Accident scene? The simple answer to this question is “yes”. In the State of Florida, there are no laws to prevent a person from taking photographs of an accident scene on public street or roadway. Often times, photographs of the accident scene will provide that information regarding the extent of property damages to the vehicles involved in the accident and they also provide documentation it may also provide information as to property damage I left on the roadway as well as skidmarks, roadside, and road conditions. Photographs can be taken with a … Continue reading

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Driver Distraction Caused Fatal Automobile – Pedestrian Accident in Palm Coast – Death of Josefina T. Reid

In Florida and other States, driver distraction can come in many forms including reading while driving, texting, eating, e mailing, mobile phone usage, conversations, and behavioral issues with passengers. Whatever the cause – distracted driving can and does cause serious automobile accidents in the State of Florida. When a pedestrian is an unfortunate victim of distracted driving, the consequences can result in serious personal injurie, and, in some cases, death. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a fatal automobie accident / pedestrian accident took place on Sesame Boulevard near 7 Wonder Trails. Josefina T. Reid was reportedly hit and killed … Continue reading

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Chain Reaction Automobile Accidents Leads to Death of Clermont Man (Kantilal Patel)

In Clermont, Florida and other cities, multi vehicle accidents can lead to serious personal injuries and in some automobile accidents – the death of a driver or passenger. One such accident was recently reported by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orlando Sentinel. Kantilal Patel, a resident of Clermont, Florida, died as a result of this automobile accident. The accident started when a pick up truck driver crashed into vehicles stopped at a traffic light. See 78 Year Old Clermont Man Killed in a Chain Reaction Automobile Accident. Many Florida automobile accidents can be avoided if drivers pay attention to … Continue reading

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16 Year Old Driver Without Florida Driver’s License Runs Red Light and Causes Fatal Accident – Death of Christopher Thompson – Age 22

In Jacksonville, Florida, a family and community are mourning the recent death of Christopher Thompson who died as a result of a Florida automobile accident on Beach Boulevard. News 4 Jax reported that 22 year old – Christopher Thompson – died when a driver crashed into Thompson’s vehicle as the driver was fleeing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). The combination of the speed and the running of a traffic signal (red light) caused the untimely and tragic death of Christopher Thompson. Since a death resulted from this accident, a full Florida Traffici Homicide Investigation will be conducted by the Florida … Continue reading

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Man (George Crawford) Hit in Motorized Wheelchair on State Road 228 im Macclenny (Baker County) Florida

In Macclenny (Baker County) Florida, an automobile accident was reported by the Baker County Press Website. It was reported that a man (George Crawford) was hit while he was travelling in his motorized wheelchair on State Road 228. The wheelchair / automobile accident took place near Barber Road in the area of the local Wal-Mart. The force of the collision / impact ejected Mr. Crawford from his motorized wheelchair. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident and will complete a report / traffic investigation as to the cause and preventability of this incident. See Man in … Continue reading

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Automobile Accidents Results in Death of Passenger (Tiffany Manzano) and DUI Conviction of Driver (Milton Lee Minier)

The Associated Press reported that a driver (Milton Lee Minier – age 25) was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years for a DUI accident that resulted in the death of the passenger (Tiffany Manzano – age 21) in the vehicle. It was reported that Mr. Minier’s blood alcohol level (BAL) was documented at .185 which is over twice the legal limit of .08 in the State of Florida. See DUI Sentenced Handed Down in Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can and does lead to serious personal injuries and in cases like the one above … Continue reading

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School Bus Reportedly Failed to Stop at Red Light – Crash Leads to Death of George E. Potter, III (Santa Rosa County, Florida)

In Florida and other States, an automobile accident with a School Bus can result in serious personal injuries and, in some automobile accidents, death. It is important for school bus drivers to obey traffic signals, posted speed limits, traffic signs, and traffic and road conditions. A fatal automobile / school bus accident was reported in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene and reported that George E. Potter, III was killed after a bus with the Santa Rosa County School District ran a stop light. See Florida Highway Patrol Reports that Man Died as a … Continue reading

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