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  • Motorcycle Safety Gear Recommendations

    November 25, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Certain pieces of safety equipment are designed to help protect a rider’s body from serious injuries if a motorcycle accident occurs. 5 Essential Pieces of Riding Gear for All Conditions DOT Approved Helmets: Wear a properly fitted helmet and replace it every five years. A helmet reduces a rider’s risk of death or traumatic brain injury by at least 40% if he/she is involved in a crash. ...
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  • Hit and Run Fatality on I-4

    August 27, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Stephen Hughes, 61, of Kissimmee was killed in a fatal hit and run crash on August 22nd. During the Orlando morning rush hour, Hughes’ 2008 Hyundai Accent skidded off the interstate and struck a palm tree. The car wrapped around the tree, killing the driver. The Hyundai was travelling eastbound on 1-4 in Orlando near a semi-wooded stretch of road. An accident eye-witness told investigators ...
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  • 52 Injured in California Tour Bus Rollover Crash

    August 27, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A California tour bus carrying casino-bound passengers crashed near Irwindale early on August 22nd on California’s 210 Freeway. The bus overturned following a two-vehicle crash, sending 52 passengers to nearby hospital emergency rooms. Early investigation results, conducted by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers, revealed that the bus driver, a 55-year-old California resident, was at ...
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  • Insured Driver Tired of Paying for Uninsured

    August 23, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    According to the Sun-Sentinel, a 35-year resident of South Florida is upset because she has been rear-ended twice by drivers with no insurance. She told the paper that it is time to take action to prevent incidents like this from taking place. “They are out there, and they are going to hit you and injure you. We, the citizens who live by the rules and laws, are paying for it,” she ...
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  • Tips for Choosing the Correct Child Safety Seat

    August 16, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    While today’s vehicles are equipped with air bags and advanced onboard crash computers designed to protect adults in a crash, using a properly sized child safety seat is the best way to protect a child in case of an accident. All fifty states require that children of the ages three and below be secured in car seats when riding in privately owned vehicles. Kentucky requires the use of a child ...
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  • Are Grandparents Safer Drivers?

    August 16, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Driving may get more difficult as people age and vision begins to decline with vision sometimes declining, but children may actually be safer with grandma or grandpa at the wheel, a study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests. Parade magazine reported that, although adults have a similar accident rate, accidents involving senior drivers resulted in less serious injuries. Most children were ...
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  • Dram Shop Laws in the State of Florida

    August 14, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A dram shop law or statute is a term associated with liability for injuries caused by drunk drivers. Many states have enacted a dram shop law, but limitations and conditions vary from one state to the next. In general, dram shop laws refer to the idea that establishments which serve alcohol, like bars and nightclubs, have a responsibility in preventing drunk driving. If a drunk driver was served ...
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  • Tampa Drivers Ranked Among the Worst

    August 13, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A writer for Slate put in words what many people already knew: Tampa drivers aren’t the greatest. Brian Palmer, Slate’s “chief explainer” who has analyzed other serious issues like: “Hurricane Sandy: How to count the fatalities?” recently examined a completely different topic, America’s worst drivers. He examined insurance mileage and accident reports, the ...
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  • Specialized Automotive Equipment for Disabled & Elderly Drivers

    August 13, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and other people living with mobility limitations may not be aware of the many kinds of adaptive driving devices and equipment available to them. Nerve damage can create a loss of muscular control or sensation of pressure at or below the injury site. Muscular rigidity can also impact function in the arms or legs. A patient who has suffered a recent spinal cord ...
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  • Tips for D.I.Y. Automotive Safety Inspection

    August 12, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Numerous states in the northeast require an annual vehicle safety inspection. In fact, twenty states require some form of vehicle safety and/or emissions inspection every year. Although Floridians are not required to perform this annual examination, most multi-point inspections offered by dealerships and service stations will review these basic checkpoints for you. However, dealers and auto repair ...
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