Category : Car Accidents

  • 13 Jun 2019

    Left Turn Accidents Account for 60% of All Intersection Collisions

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Driver error accounts for 95% of motor vehicle accidents.1 To some degree, a driver’s decision or behavior is almost always to blame in the event of a crash. Whether texting, tailgating, or speeding, driver errors are risky, unsafe, and can even be fatal. Yet, one of the most dangerous decisions a driver has to make
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  • 10 Jun 2019

    Rise in Delivery Trucks on Roads Sees Increase in Accidents in Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    We all love the ability to order something online and get it delivered the very next day. Amazon’s FREE and insanely fast delivery services have prompted a shift in how we shop for clothing, furniture, appliances, and groceries. Yet, the online revolution is changing something else: transportation. There are more delivery trucks on the road
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  • 01 Jun 2019

    Florida has the most uninsured drivers. Everyone needs UM. (Uninsured Motorist coverage)

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    According to multiple studies, Florida ranks first in the United States for number of uninsured drivers.1-3 An estimated 5 million Florida drivers either have no insurance or insufficient insurance. This means that if you get into an accident in Florida, there’s about a one in four chance it will be with an uninsured driver. If
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  • 29 May 2019

    I-4 named the most dangerous highway in country. Tampa claims two of it’s most dangerous sections.

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    It’s a popular road you take to drive from Tampa to Orlando, but Interstate 4 has another title: the most dangerous highway in the country.  According to Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) data retrieved from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 165 deaths on the 132-mile interstate in the last
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  • 07 May 2019

    Tampa’s electric scooter invasion offers a glimpse of the dangers to come

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    There’s an old urban legend, that in 1895, the first two automobiles arrived in an Ohio town, promptly drove down Main Street, and crashed into each other. The new transportation technology was poorly understood and unregulated and, not surprisingly, resulted in disaster. True or not, that story is analogous to what’s currently happening in Tampa
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  • 13 Apr 2019

    What happens when you don’t buckle up in the back seat?

    Posted By Chris Aten

    For years, there has been this myth that riding in the back seat is less dangerous than the front. However, the truth is that passengers may be eight times as likely to die in a crash if they’re not wearing their seatbelt in the back seat. In 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, reported
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  • 08 Mar 2019

    What’s one of the most dangerous driver errors? You’re not going to be right.

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    We’ve all witnessed it: A driver making a LEFT-HAND turn at an intersection who misjudges the distance and timing of oncoming traffic and just narrowly avoids a collision, often having to emphatically swerve or accelerate. This exact scenario is one of the most common—and dangerous—traffic maneuvers to occur on today’s roadways. According to the US
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  • 07 Jan 2019

    Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly. One of the leading causes of head-on collisions is failing to pass properly. Passing Other Vehicles
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  • 07 Jan 2019

    Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Posted by Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez Today, social media is just a part of everyday life. We wake up and check various channels for the latest news, local updates, and personal content from our friends, family, and work colleagues. Throughout the day, we monitor trending topics and post our own thoughts and photos. At the
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  • 23 Oct 2018

    2nd Annual DDJ Blankets Tampa Bay

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

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  • 10 Sep 2018

    Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was not a hit-an-run and everyone involve stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. This tragic pedestrian
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  • 21 Aug 2018

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Is refurbishing a football helmet enough to keep athletes safe?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with
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  • 11 Jun 2018

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) years later. In a study reported in JAMA Pediatrics, a research team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical
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  • 27 Apr 2018

    My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Did you know that if you’re in a car accident while riding in a Lyft or Uber vehicle, you will most likely be unable to sue the mega ride-share companies? Drivers of Lyft and Uber are independent contractors—not employees. This means that the ride-share companies can completely deny any liability for car accidents involving vehicles
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  • 23 Apr 2018

    Distracted driving — an epidemic on the roads.

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking
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  • 08 Nov 2016

    Study Ranks Florida Highway as Most Dangerous Interstate in America

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    An analysis of interstate fatalities between 2010 and 2015 by Everquote has revealed that Interstate 4 is the most dangerous road in the country. The study analyzed raw data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The analysis revealed that there was an average of 1.41 fatalities per mile during the last six
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  • 30 Aug 2016

    Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Truck collisions can be some of the most severe auto accidents on the road. Unfortunately, it is passenger vehicles that bear the brunt of a collision with a tractor-trailer, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These accidents are almost always entirely preventable, and usually arise out of some form of negligence – meaning that
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  • 29 Aug 2016

    The Truth About “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance in Florida

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    What Is “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance? You’ve probably heard the term “full coverage insurance.” You might think it accurately describes what the insurance company will pay in the event of an auto accident, but you would be wrong. Full coverage insurance policies do not exist in Florida. What you were sold by the insurance company
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  • 11 Jul 2016

    Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of these accidents are the result of careless drivers who fail in their duty to operate their
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  • 04 Apr 2016

    IIHS Reveals Car Headlights May Not Be Effective Enough

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    An alarming report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that a great number of cars have headlights that do not perform as they should. The IIHS is well known for their crash testing, which checks if car safety features work properly to ensure occupants are protected in the event of a collision. In their
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  • 15 Mar 2016

    Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the
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