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Memorial Day Weekend Driving Safety Tips

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The Memorial Day Weekend unofficially signals the annual start of summer and many Americans look forward to celebrating. Every year on the last Monday of May, the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are honored through this national holiday. For some people, Memorial Day comes… Read More »

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Reacting To A Minor Florida Car Accident

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We all try to stay away from car accidents as much as possible by keeping ourselves alert on the road and looking out for cars that are operating erratically. However, car accidents are an unfortunate part of life and cannot always be avoided. As a grim example of this, there were roughly 12 million… Read More »

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Shoulder Injuries after a Car Accident

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The shoulder is a complicated joint, and even a small injury to one of its component parts can lead to excruciating pain. When a person suffers a shoulder injury, they can suddenly struggle getting dressed, bathing, driving, and working. Depending on the injury, a person might be out of commission for months and even… Read More »

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Right on Red Collisions

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Making a right turn on a red light is legal in Florida unless specifically prohibited by signage. There is a reason for this: the federal government in 1975 included a requirement in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act that states allow right turns on red as a condition for receiving federal funds. However, a… Read More »

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Florida Car Accidents Cut in Half due to Pandemic

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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

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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

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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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