Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in a Rear-End Accident?

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Auto Accident
florida rear-end accident lawyers

Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that occur in Florida and the U.S. These accidents often result in long-term, serious injuries. According to a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Report, following a vehicle “too closely” led to 3,634 crashes involving non-incapacitating injuries, 350 crashes involving incapacitating injuries, and eight …


The Long Term Effects of Drowning

by James Holliday, posted in Personal Injury
Drowning Accident

Florida is known for its beautiful waterside communities, and many properties have private swimming pools to enjoy the nice weather year-round. Unfortunately, children, teens, and even adults could be at risk of drowning if property owners and managers, lifeguards, waterpark operators, and other entities fail to exercise due care and caution. Many drowning accidents are …


Mechanisms of Injury in a Rear End Accident

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in Florida Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 29 percent of all car accidents are rear end collisions. The NHTSA reports that these accidents are the most common type of car crash and result in a substantial number of injuries and fatalities each year. One of the most dangerous aspects of rear-end collisions …


Can Technology in Cars Sense a Drunk Driver?

by James Holliday, posted in Drunk Driving Accident

After being struck by a drunk driver, a U.S. Senator is proposing new legislation to install drunk driving sensors in vehicles that can sense if a driver has been drinking and to get them off the road. If passed, this initiative would require crash avoidance technology to be installed in all newly-manufactured vehicles. What Kind …


How Do Size and Weight Affect Vehicle Occupants in an Accident?

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Vehicle Accidents

While many people choose the type of vehicle they drive based on factors like fuel economy and the number of passengers they expect to carry on a regular basis, safety should also be a top consideration. The size and weight of a vehicle play a critical role in the outcome of an automobile accident. Are …


Strange Personal Injury Claims Throughout History

by James Holliday, posted in Personal Injury

There is a legal saying that goes “Anyone can sue for anything.” These people took that expression a little too literally. Strange Injury Lawsuits Throughout History Here are some of the funny lawsuits and most interesting personal injury cases real people have filed: $67 Million for Lost Pants A man took his expensive pants to …


AAA Warns of Increasing Wrong-Way Traffic Fatalities

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Auto Accident

Wrong-way car accidents have increased over recent years, according to a new study by AAA. The study pinpoints the major factors that contribute to wrong-way crashes and warns motorists of this increasing threat. What the Study Says Researchers from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed the number of wrong-way crashes and found that 2,008 such …


Study Finds About Half of Truckers Are At Risk For Sleep Apnea

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in Truck Accident Blog
Sleep Apnea

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, almost 49% of the 20,000 commercial truck drivers who participated were at risk of obstructive sleep apnea. This dangerous condition is characterized by blockage or a repetitive collapsing of a person’s airway for ten seconds or longer while asleep. Because the …


New Study Shows “Driver Disengagement” Poses Major Safety Risks

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in Florida Auto Accident

Recent research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab has revealed a new accident risk being caused by the very modern driving aids we expect and trust to make our roads safer. They explored the possible connection between cruise control and car accidents.  What Is Driver Disengagement?  …


Can a Pharmacist Be Liable for Pharmacy Mistakes?

by James Holliday, posted in Dangerous Products

Just like doctors and nurses, pharmacists may be held accountable for malpractice if their carelessness causes preventable harm. Pharmacists have a legal responsibility to use sound professional judgment and proper care in filling prescriptions. When a pharmacist makes a preventable error due to inattention, carelessness or inexperience that causes a patient harm, the pharmacist may …


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