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Florida Car Accidents Cut in Half due to Pandemic

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

According to state data, the number of car accidents has dropped dramatically in the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Tampa Bay Times analyzed the data and found that the number of accidents dropped by 25% in March compared to the year earlier, but then dropped 50% in April. This is good news… Read More »

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Left-Hand Turn Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Making a left-hand turn is riskier on the road than a right-hand turn because the motorist needs to cross oncoming traffic to get to his destination. For this reason, we tend to see more left-hand turn accidents than right-hand ones. At Halpern Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we work to obtain compensation when motorists are… Read More »

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4 Reasons Not to Give a Recorded Statement after an Accident

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As you recover at home from a car accident, you might receive a phone call from the insurance company of the driver who hit you. The person on the other end might sound perfectly nice and express concern over how you are doing. Nevertheless, you should remain on guard. This person is probably calling… Read More »

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Suing a Drunk Driver for Compensation after an Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

According to state statistics, over 5,000 drivers each year are involved in accidents due to intoxication. Driving under the influence is not only against the law in Florida, but impaired drivers cause millions of dollars in damage when they slam into other motorists and pedestrians. If you were hit by a drunk driver, you… Read More »

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Can You Receive Compensation if You Contributed to Your Accident?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Car accidents are rarely black and white. Sometimes, one vehicle is clearly to blame, such as when a car is parked at a red light and another comes up behind it and rear ends it. But in others both vehicles involved might have made errors that contributed to the crash. For example, one motorist… Read More »

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Do You Need a Lawyer after a Florida Car Accident?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Thousands of car accidents occur every year in Florida. In fact, the most recent statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that the state saw over 400,000 car accidents in 2018. These resulted in hundreds of thousands of injuries and over 3,000 fatalities. If you were injured, you might… Read More »

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When a Vehicle Changes From Under-steer to Over-steer – Look Out!

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida’s hot weather makes our subtropical paradise a haven for tire failures. Tread separations and other tire failure events metamorphose a vehicle from an understeer vehicle to an oversteer vehicle. There might be insurance coverage on your automobile that covers this tire blowout so check with your policy. Most vehicles, including SUVs, when operating… Read More »

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage – A Wise Choice for Florida Drivers

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Florida drivers who do not have uninsured motorist coverage are playing insurance Russian roulette. The best way to protect you and your family in the event of a car accident is by purchasing uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Many drivers are uninformed about UM/UIM coverage. As Miami car accident lawyers it is important for us to… Read More »

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