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Tag Archives: Fort Pierce Car Accident Lawyer


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 »


Over Reliance on Autopilot Features Increases Car Accident Risks

By William E. Raikes III |

Today’s newer model vehicles boast a slew of modern technological advances designed to protect drivers and to make your time behind the wheel easier. While automatic safety features such as lane assist and collision avoidance systems do help, over reliance on them can lead to car accidents. Particularly with the proliferation of self-driving vehicles… Read More »


Holidays Have You Distracted? Use Extra Caution Behind the Wheel

By William E. Raikes III |

With the holidays fast approaching, people tend to get busier. Between balancing home and work responsibilities, there is decorating to do, gifts to buy, parties to host, and social events to attend. Trying to fit everything into your schedule can easily leave you feeling frazzled. Unfortunately, it can also have an impact on your… Read More »


Head on Car Accident in Fort Pierce Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

By William E. Raikes III |

There are numerous types of car accidents which can threaten the safety of you and your loved ones. Rear end accidents are among the most common, which often occur in heavy traffic or at stop signs and intersections. Side impact and side swipe collision are common also, and can happen when making turns or… Read More »


Four Dangerous Driving Behaviors to Avoid

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries and accidental deaths. Sadly, in most cases they are largely preventable. While road or weather conditions often are a factor, the majority are the result of reckless drivers. Be aware of the behaviors behind the wheel that could put you at risk, as well… Read More »


Along Treasure Coast, I-95 In St. Lucie County Named as One of Deadliest Roads

By William E. Raikes III |

Driving along highways and interstates carries inherent risks. The high rate of speed, the sheer number of drivers, and the potential for breakdowns and mishaps increase the odds of car accidents resulting in potentially serious personal injuries. Unfortunately, sections of road running throughout St. Lucie County are among those named as the most deadly…. Read More »


Tips to Drive Safe During Hurricane Season

By William E. Raikes III |

It is only the very beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and already one has touched down on the Gulf Coast in Florida. Unfortunately, after the onslaught last season, it looks like residents this year can expect more of the same. Even when it is simply a tropical storm that makes a landing,… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »

The Law Office of William E. Raikes III is located in Fort Pierce, FL and serves clients in and around the communities of Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach.

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