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Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents


Five Common Ways Car Accidents and Injuries Occur

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents and injuries happen when you least expect them. Dangerous driving behaviors on the part of other drivers are the most common cause of these accidents, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Being aware of the different ways in which car accidents occur emphasizes the need for defensive driving… Read More »


Studies Show Florida Leads The Nation In Number of Deadly Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes and collisions are a leading cause of serious and potentially disabling injuries, claiming the lives of thousands of motorists each year in Florida. While congested traffic conditions, road construction and repairs, and inclement weather are often contributing factors in car accidents and injuries, it is the reckless behaviors of other drivers which… Read More »

One fatality, multiple injuries in I-95 car accident

By William E. Raikes III |

A fatal crash recently occurred on Interstate 95 just south of Fort Pierce. At just after half past six in the evening, a pick-up truck traveling north on I-95 in the area of Palm Beach Gardens collided with a sedan that had come to a stop on the side of the throughway. The driver… Read More »

Automobile accidents may provide bases for legal claims

By William E. Raikes III |

You have been in an automobile accident – what do you do? It is always important for the victim of a vehicle crash or collision to take care of any injuries or other accident-related health concerns they may have in the wake of their incident. After they have addressed their health needs, a Florida… Read More »

Steps to take after a car accident

By William E. Raikes III |

As a relatively new driver, the risks of being involved in a car accident are very high. This isn’t because you are a bad driver. It is simply due to a lack of experience. It takes years of driving to become truly comfortable behind the wheel. From bad weather to drunk drivers, there are… Read More »

Water is a dangerous factor in Florida auto accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Residents of the state of Florida enjoy miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Inland there are hundreds of lakes that freckle the landscape of the area and give visitors endless opportunities to enjoy water sports. Being on the water is just one of the major perks of living in… Read More »

Conversations about homecoming every parent should have

By William E. Raikes III |

For many teens in Florida, October is homecoming month. This is the time of year where homecoming kings and queens are crowned at various high schools, and there are parties and school events to celebrate the occasion. For parents of teen drivers, October should be a time to have frank discussions with their kids… Read More »

‘5 for Drive’ provisions every parent and teen should talk about

By William E. Raikes III |

If you are one of the thousands of parents in Florida who has a teenager who will get their driver’s license this fall, you are right to be worried about the hazards on the roads. Indeed, the state has instituted a Graduated Driver Licensing program that is intended to protect young drivers, they still… Read More »

Three helpful tips when shopping for a new car

By William E. Raikes III |

If you’re in the market for a new car, chances are that you have seen commercials touting sales for Labor Day weekend. After all, the upcoming “last holiday of the summer” is well known for sales so that dealers can move older models in order to make room for the newest ones. But before… Read More »

Important facts about drowsy driving

By William E. Raikes III |

With as much that is said about drunk driving and distracted driving, it’s pretty obvious that both of these are dangerous. However, the notion of drowsy driving does not get the same type of attention…even though it should. After all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 1,550 people are killed in accidents… Read More »

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