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  • Seat Belt Malfunctions Cause Thousands of Fatalities Each Year

    July 12, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Seat belts save thousands of lives each year, but only when they function properly. For as many people as they save, there are still thousands of people who are injured or lose their lives as a result of a seat belt malfunction. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that approximately three million people are injured each year due to seat belt failures, ...
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  • Attorney Elizabeth Munro Presents at the Senior Summit at Big Country Preps

    May 10, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Recently, our team of Tampa personal injury lawyers at Vanguard Attorneys participated in Big County Preps' inaugural Senior Summit in Ybor City. During this seminar, high school seniors and their parents attended in order to gain knowledge from four experts regarding state laws, financial management, media, and NCAA compliances. For each category, the speaker with expertise in that particular ...
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  • Head-on collision leaves Zephyrhills woman dead

    February 25, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Friday, September 20th, an early North Tampa car accident held up morning commuters and resulted in a single fatality. Two cars collided head-on at Morris Bridge Road and Pictoral Park Drive. According to information provided by detectives, the head-on collision took place early in the morning around 4:00am. A Honda Accord headed northbound on Morris Bridge Road when it drifted off the road, ...
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  • Kia recalls around 209,000 cars in the US due to accelerator issue

    March 27, 2015 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Faulty accelerator pedals have recently forced Kia Motors to recall approximately 209,000 cars in the United States. The cars recalled are solely Soul compact cars, whose accelerator pedals have been reported to break or bend with increased pressure over time. A correspondent closely linked with Hyundai Motors, the proprietor of Kia Motors, reported that the 209,000 cars recalled were from the ...
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  • Community of Spoto Rallies Behind Girl Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

    March 9, 2015 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    When the people of Spoto found out about the unforeseen car accident on Lee Roy Selmon Expressway that left Tyra Janelle Brown, 18, fighting for her life, they came together for the cause. Brown suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her in a catatonic state, as her parked car, according to Florida Highway Patrol, was struck by another vehicle. She rode with Makayla Anne Harrell and Brittany ...
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  • How much is a personal injury case really worth?

    February 26, 2015 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    To fully evaluate how much a personal injury case is worth, whether suffered through a car accident or some other injury, one must consider the significance of the damages due to the injury. These damages relate to the amount of money, whether monetarily, physically, or mentally, the victim loses or will lose because of the injury. In most injury cases, the victim, or plaintiff, receives ...
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  • Injured Motorists' Rights

    April 11, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In cases where an injured motorist misses work due to hospitalization or if the injuries simply prevent that individual from being able to perform his/her normal work duties, that motorist has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover all costs and lost income caused by the accident – particularly when another party was negligent or otherwise at-fault. Certain types of injuries ...
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  • St. Petersburg Fatal Car Accident

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 25th, a woman from St. Petersburg lost her life and three other people were injured following a violent three-vehicle accident in which one vehicle overturned and landed on its roof. According to St. Petersburg police, the car accident took place when a white Honda Civic traveling east on 38th Avenue N, driven by Tuong Nguyen, age 63, of St. Petersburg, proceeded to turn left ...
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  • Tampa Road Rage victim Captures Video of Aggressor's Traffic Crash

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Monday, March 24th, a woman who claims to have been the victim of a road rage tailgating incident also says she witnessed “instant karma” when the driver of a pickup truck elected to pass her on the right on wet pavement and then lost control of his vehicle and crashed on a grassy median. The incident took place when the woman behind the wheel, identified by local Tampa area news ...
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  • One Dead in Fatal Tampa Rollover Car Accident

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 18th, a woman from Tampa was pronounced dead following a violent rollover car accident that took place on Falkenburg Road in Brandon in the morning hours. The single-vehicle traffic accident unfolded at Falkenburg Road and Windhorst Road right around 5:30 a.m., in front of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, according to sheriff’s deputies. Hillsborough deputies ...
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  • Common Causes of Car Crashes

    April 1, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Automobile accidents happen every day. Fortunately, most car accidents are relatively minor and do not cause injury to the occupants. However, other car accidents can be more severe and sometimes result in catastrophic injury or even death. Both fatal and non-fatal traffic accidents are commonly caused by some form of driver error, such as driver distraction. Although rare, automobile crashes can ...
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  • Drunk Driving Caused Tampa Wrong-way Crash

    March 31, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On March 21st, a medical examiner’s report was released on the at-fault driver in Tampa’s second fatal wrong-way crash that took place in late February. The examiner’s findings indicate the young man was drunk when he collided with an Enterprise rental truck. According to a recent update released by the Tampa Bay Times, the news report says Chase Kaleb Leveille’s ...
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  • A Review of Personal Injury Lawsuits

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Injuries caused by negligence, inattention, and unsafe conditions cost the public millions in lost wages, medical expenses, and legal fees every year. If an injury results from someone else’s negligence, the injured party may file a personal injury lawsuit. Causes of these types of accidents can vary from failure to maintain a safe, an unobstructed storefront walkway to distracted driving. ...
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  • Texting and Driving Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Today, many of the news reports we see involving serious or fatal automobile accidents are caused by driver distraction. More specifically, a growing number of these traffic crashes are caused by texting and driving. While Florida lawmakers work to strengthen the existing secondary ban on texting while driving, it continues to a major contributor to auto accidents. Even in other states where ...
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  • When should I contact an attorney after a car accident?

    March 19, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    If someone is involved in a car accident, he/she may be entitled to collect compensation for injuries as well as any time missed from work. Whether an injured motorist misses work due to hospitalization or if the injuries simply prevent that individual from being able to perform his/her normal work duties, an injured motorist typically has a right to recover wages lost in addition to the cost of ...
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  • Auto Accidents and Driver Safety - The Top Seven Safest and Least Safe New Cars for 2014

    March 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Historically, some of the most dangerous automobiles have been those most prone to rollover accidents. For several model years, certain top-heavy pickup trucks and SUVs possessed the greatest risk of a rollover. Even if a driver were to successfully swerve or steer away from potential danger, the abrupt shift in momentum could send a top-heavy SUV tumbling over sideways. Aside from rollover risks, ...
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  • Auto Accident Rates Improving for Older Drivers

    February 25, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    About fifteen years ago, traffic safety researchers expressed concern that traffic accidents were likely to increase as the nation’s aging population inflated the number of older drivers on US roads. Now, new data indicates those projections have been proven wrong. According to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study released on February 17th, drivers ages 70 and older are ...
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  • Drowsy Driver Statistics

    February 25, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving under the influence (DUI), but drowsy driving remains an equally dangerous issue threatening the safety of all motorists on our nation’s roads. Drowsy driving is the leading cause of all fatal commercial truck accidents, but it is also a prominent concern among everyday motorists. Driver fatigue can impair a driver’s abilities and ...
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  • Female Teen Drivers more Distracted than Males

    February 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    More than one in three teens die as a result of a motor vehicle accident, making this the leading cause of death for young people in the US. Traffic safety experts cite inexperience behind the wheel, immaturity and a lack of parental involvement as the primary factors behind fatal auto accidents involving teenage drivers. Sadly, smartphone capabilities have added to distracted driving, a rising ...
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  • SUV Rollover Accident Statistics

    February 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the US, nearly 28,000 rollover accidents are recorded every year, with at least 600 of those rollover accidents occurring in Florida. Out of those 600, approximately 450 rollovers result in serious injury while more than 50 result in one or more fatalities. This means that nearly one person is killed each week. While commercial truck rollovers tend to make news reports as high-profile ...
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  • Traffic Safety Debate Continues Over Red-light Cameras

    February 19, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida lawmakers plan on pushing forward a measure aimed at repealing the state’s red-light traffic camera law utilizing information gathered from a study in connection with the Legislature’s non-partisan policy office to support the overall effort. In general, supporters of the repeal effort claim that the lights provide no measurable reduction of auto accidents, pedestrian ...
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  • Five Killed in Wrong-Way Traffic Accident on I-275

    February 13, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Just after 2:00am during the early morning hours of Sunday, February 8th, a fiery car accident caused by wrong-way driver resulted in the traffic deaths of four University of South Florida (USF) fraternity brothers on Interstate 275 in Tampa. The collision also claimed the life of the wrong-way driver who crashed into the students on a crest of roadway. The tragic I-275 crash closed the highway ...
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  • Miami Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Hit-and-Run Case

    February 12, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Thursday, February 6th, a Miami man responsible for causing three fatalities in a violent hit and run accident in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Earlier in January, Cedric Williams, age 52, pleaded guilty to the offense as jurors deliberated and made an apology to the families of the victims. In addition to his prison sentence, Williams will serve 10 years’ probation upon ...
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  • Orlando Area Man Electrocuted after Car Crash

    February 7, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Saturday, February 1st, a 21-year-old resident of Winter Garden lost his life after a freak accident in which he was electrocuted after crashing his Hummer SUV into a utility power pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jamal Ashim was travelling westbound on Cook Road in Lake County close to 1 pm on Saturday afternoon. Ashim unexpectedly lost control of his 2003 Hummer and swerved off ...
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  • Teacher, Students Injured in Crash with Semi-Truck

    February 7, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On the morning of Tuesday, January 28th, a grade school teacher and two Blake High School students were injured in a traffic accident as a tractor trailer collided with their automobile on Van Dyke Road. Merritt Tilson, age 40, is a music teacher at Lake Magdalene Elementary School. Tilson was travelling southbound right around 6:28 am onto Van Dyke Road from a private driveway just across from ...
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