Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hit and Run Accidents


You’re stuck in traffic and all of a sudden you feel a jolt and you’ve just been rear-ended. As you pull over on the side of the road to assess the damages you notice the driver at fault take off. All of sudden you realize you are left confused and with a dented bumper. You’re probably wondering what to do. Do you report it to your insurance company? Do you report it to the police, or do you just fix it yourself? If it is or is possible, try and take down the license plate number of the other car at fault.

There are a few steps you can take after being involved in a hit and run. Visiting a collision report center regardless of the damage can help. Some insurance companies require that any hit and run damage be reported to the police within the first 24 hours in order to be considered “not at fault”. Otherwise it’ll be considered a chargeable loss.

Whenever the driver at fault cannot be identified, the claim will be paid from the collision section under the collision section of your automobile insurance policy. Most hit and run drivers are rarely caught.

If you notice cameras around the area ask business owners to check their video footage. Security surveillance may have recorded an image of the car and important information. Be persistent and if you’re able to record their license plate number you can trace the owner through the department of motor vehicles.

When it comes to recognizing the hit and run driver the police are supposed to provide assistance. In theory it sounds great, but the police usually regard a low case priority to them. They are often sent to the CAPERS (Crime against person) division.

If you are ever involved in a hit and run try and identify the other driver, most importantly their license plate number. Eyewitness identification is sometimes powerful evidence. If somewhere nearby witnessed the accident ask around to see if maybe they noticed something important you didn’t. A description of the car and the driver can help.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Accident during Uber or Lyft



Ride sharing has become a huge phenomenon over the course of the last 2 years. Über, Lyft and other ridesharing enterprises have spread across the globe rapidly. It’s popularity strives on its convenience and relatively low prices – users are allowed to request a ride from their smartphone app. Users are picked up at any location and prices can be lower than taxis in some cities. This new business model has gotten a lot of pushback and scrutiny from the taxi industry. Which also brings up the question of, what if you’re hurt in a car crash while riding Über?

Über classifies its drivers as independent contractors, or third-party service providers. In other words, Über drivers are not Über employees. The classification of the law is weary and some specialist my object but it also has an impact on Ubers liability.

So what happens when you are involved in a crash during a Über ride?

Ø  Über passengers are covered up to $1 million. It covers the passenger regardless if the other non-Über driver caused the crash.

What happens if you’re a pedestrian or the driver or passenger of the other car involved?

Ø  The issue begins on whether or not the driver was on duty. Über will cover this incident up to $1 million. But if the driver was off duty, you’re stuck with the driver’s personals insurance coverage like any other accident.

Über has three parts to covering their drivers and passengers. Stage 1: Available period, the period that you’ve become an active driver but have not been requested a ride.  During this circumstance drivers are covered by their own personal insurance plus additional contingent liability coverage. Stage 2: En route, you’ve been requested a ride and are en route to pick up the rider. This stage also includes stage 1 personal insurance since a passenger hasn’t been picked up. The coverage can go upwards to $50,000 per injury for a total of $100,000, if the driver’s personal insurance doesn’t cover the issue.  Stage 3: On trip, you have picked up the rider and are en route to their destination. When drivers have picked up their passenger they are covered by a 1 million-liability coverage policy and a 1 million-uninsured/underinsured coverage policy (in case of insurance type).


If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!




Friday, July 29, 2016

Summer Safety Tips: Road Trip Safety



We are well into summer now and just because you don’t have the time to make a full getaway doesn’t mean you have to stay home all summer long. Taking the family on a weekend road trip can be just as fun and with less cost. Families across the country usually gear up for a city nearby or a close attraction that the whole family will enjoy. Road trips are fun, however before you and your family head out the door they’re some important safety tips you should keep in mind.


Be cautious of the weather
It is important to make note of driving conditions before heading out. A storm while driving can impede and slow your vacation. Look out for thunderstorms, flood warnings and other factors.


Make sure your car is reliable
One of the worst things that can happen throughout a road trip is your car breaking down. You never want to go on a long road trip with an unreliable car that is at risk of breaking down. It is important to make sure everything is running properly. You should make sure of the following before heading out:
  • ·      Properly inflated tires
  • ·      Tread levels on tire
  • ·      Car seats if needed
  • ·      Gas levels
  • ·      Oil level
  • ·      Possible tools needed for tire change


What you should carry in your car
 A safety kit for you car is always important. Make sure you have these helpful items before for you embark on your trip:
  • ·      First aid kit
  • ·      Extra Phone charger
  • ·      Waters
  • ·      Non-perishable foods
  • ·      A flashlight
  • ·      Blankets


Some of the best memories are made during road trips. Make sure your trip goes smoothly and you’re prepared for any complications.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!







Thursday, June 30, 2016

Work Zone Safety Tips

Work Zone Safety Tips

As summer begins roadwork continues to grow throughout this busy time of year. The signs are all around keeping you aware of all the constructions sites ahead and the reality is many accidents happen due to changes in road conditions through roadwork areas. Every nine minutes, someone is injured in a highway work zone. It is important to keep your eyes on the road and follow the directions of the signs. Many of these accidents and injuries can be avoided if we followed these helpful tips:


·      Slowing Down. Speed is one of the leading causes of work zone related crashes. Take your time, just because it might still be on the highway doesn’t mean there’s not a change in traffic
·      Pay attention to the signs. The signs are here to help move traffic safely and effectively. Even if workers aren’t present, the area is still a work zone and you should obey the signs. You may continue the normal speed and traffic pattern after you see the sign that you’ve left the work zone.
·      No tailgating. Speed and rear end collision are top reasons for accidents. Keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you are important. The change in traffic pattern can cause quick changes in driving.
·      Minimize Distractions. It is important during anytime of driving to avoid distractions. Work zones need to change road traffic; staying alert to these changes is extremely helpful.
·      Stay Patient. It is important to remain calm. Work zones can add traffic and delays trying to reach your destination. Remember the work zones crew is working on improving the road to make your job easier.
·      Plan accordingly. Make a pre-trip plan. Before heading out check your travel route in advance and schedule for traffic to give yourself enough time. A great resource is the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse (http://www.workzonesafety.org/).  This website contains information on work zone delays throughout the country.


Remember to be safe throughout the various work zones. Many of these accidents can be avoided, it is up to you to contribute your part and stay alert.

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