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Category Archives: accidents

NightDriving

Driving at Night Increases Car Accident Risks

By William E. Raikes III |

Many people have issues with driving at night. However, it is often unavoidable, particularly at this time of year. Daylight savings time ends on November 4, 2018, when we ‘fall back’ an hour. Combined with seasonal changes, this means that the sun will go down soon after 5:00 p.m., when many are still headed… Read More »

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Five Tips for Getting what You Are Entitled to in an Insurance Claim

By William E. Raikes III |

When accidental injuries occur as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffer in an insurance claim. Insurance policies, such as those covering your home, car, or other property, are in place for just these types of occasions. Unfortunately, getting these companies to… Read More »

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Over Summer, Play It Safe by Obeying Florida Traffic Laws

By William E. Raikes III |

Summer means an increase in traffic throughout Florida, with both tourists and local residents vying for space on roads and interstates. Between the excitement of being off work or on vacation and being distracted by the heat or the activities you have planned, the likelihood for reckless and driving behaviors increases. Unfortunately, this also… Read More »

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Five Factors Common in Rollover Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Florida Highway Patrol recently released the names of two Fort Pierce residents who were seriously injured as the result of a rollover car accident. While police continue to investigate the causes, the incident raises concerns over these types of crashes and how they can occur. While blame is often placed on the size and… Read More »

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Near Fatal Turnpike Crash Highlights Several Factors that Commonly Put Drivers at Risk

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents can happen in any situation, including in parking lots or on residential streets near and around your home. However, there are situations in which crashes and collisions are more likely to occur, as well as circumstances which can increase the odds of serious and potentially life threatening injuries. A recent fatal crash… Read More »

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Month of April Dedicated to Preventing Distracted Driving

By William E. Raikes III |

For most of us, the month of April brings to mind spring and the arrival of warmer weather in Florida. For law enforcement and traffic safety officials, it is dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. As one of the leading causes of car accidents and injuries in our… Read More »

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Deadly Crash Highlights Issues Common in Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

A recent head on car accident claimed the lives of two young girls from the Fort Pierce area. As friends, family, and the community as a whole mourn their loss, there are some additional traffic safety issues this tragic event raises, which are common factors when crashes and collisions occur. Fort Pierce Teens Killed… Read More »

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Injured in an Accident? Take the Time Needed To Recover From Personal Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Personal injuries generally occur as the result of another’s reckless actions. In car or pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, or even dog bites and injuries due to defective products, it is often reckless behavior on the part of someone else that caused your injuries to occur. In these situations, you may be entitled to… Read More »

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Four Factors Responsible in Christmas Car Accident that Killed Nine-Year-Old Boy

By William E. Raikes III |

Reckless and illegal driving behaviors increase the risks of car accidents, both for the at fault driver, their passengers, and other motorists on the road. In fatal car crashes and collisions, there are often multiple factors that are to blame for the accident itself, as well as for the severity of the injuries victims… Read More »

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Brush Up On Driving Skills to Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

If you were required to reapply for a learner’s permit and retake your driver’s license, would you pass? If you are an experienced Florida driver who has been behind the wheel for years, your answer to this question is probably yes, even though your memory may be fuzzy on the actual knowledge and skills… Read More »

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