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5 Pedestrian Safety Tips to Teach Your Children

As parents, it is our duty to ensure that our children are safe. Part of this is to teach our kids how to safely walk on sidewalks, cross streets at crosswalks, and look both ways for oncoming ...
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6 Tips to Keep Your Teens from Texting & Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is responsible for approximately 3,000 deaths per year. Anyone can be guilty of texting while driving, but ...
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John Uustal: "Some 'Accidents' are Avoidable"

Attorney John J. Uustal of Kelley/Uustal recently wrote an article for the Sun Sentinel entitled “ Some ‘Accidents’ are Avoidable.” In the article, he talks about how accidents ...
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Man vs. Machine: The New Era of Self-Driven Cars

Kelley/Uustal attorney Kimberly L. Wald has authored a new article recently published by Law360 entitled “ Man v. Machine: The New Era of Self-Driven Cars.” In the article, Ms. Wald raised ...
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Federal Safety Officials Investigate Possible Defect in Nissan Versa Coil Springs

In a statement released earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will be investigating the risks of coil springs breaking in Nissan Versa cars. ...
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Millions of Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Takata Airbags

Last year, Takata Corporation made headlines after it was discovered that airbags manufactured by the Japanese auto parts maker contained a serious defect. The defect - which can cause airbags to ...
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Do You Have a Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Lawsuit?

If you drive a Ford Explorer and believe that you smell carbon monoxide or exhaust while inside of the vehicle, you are not alone. Ford has come under scrutiny for a possible auto defect that causes ...
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New Study Records Distracted Teen Drivers

A newly released study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is suggesting that distracted driving among teen motorists may be a much more significant problem than previously thought. The study - ...
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How Do I Find the Right Lawyer After a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have many questions running through your mind. One of the biggest, however, may be how to find a lawyer? After all, choosing the right personal ...
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Rear View Cameras Reduce 90% of Back-Over Accidents

Rear cameras or backup cameras are becoming a standard feature in many new cars—and for good reason. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 300 people are killed and ...
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Stay Awake, Stay Alert, Stay Alive: Tips for Safe Driving

Not many Americans actually get the recommended hours of sleep each night. As a result most drivers on the road are sleep deprived, drowsy, and ready to take a nap. In fact, 60% of adult drivers have ...
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Do Cell Phone Bans Translate to Fewer Car Accidents?

In 2012, 33,561 people lost their lives in car accidents across the United States. This was the first time in nearly a decade that accident fatalities have increased. A large number of those crashes ...
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Car Slams Into Florida Day Care Center, Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Nicole Quintus has beautiful memories of her spirited 4-year-old daughter, Lily. Those memories include the plucky little girl singing songs, laughing, and running through the house in a tutu and ...
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The 10 Deadliest Days of the Year for Teenage Drivers

The deadliest 10 days of summer for teen drivers is nearly here. Seven out of the top 10 deadliest days for teenage drivers occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day each and every year. According to ...
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Florida Sees Drop in Questionable Car Accident Claims

For the first time since lawmakers re-wrote Florida’s no-fault law in 2012, there has been a drop in questionable no-fault automobile claims. The National Crime Insurance Bureau report reviewed ...
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A Letter From John Uustal in The Florida Bar News

When corporate profits come up against product recalls – especially for defects that prove deadly – why are so many companies choosing to let people die? In its ongoing scandal, executives ...
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Don't Let a Car Accident Send You Into Financial Distress

If you have been injured in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in the state of Florida, mounding medical bills can quickly become a serious financial burden—even when you are not the ...
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Prescription Drug Use Continues to Cause Serious Accidents

Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious problem in Florida and throughout the United States. While there are a number of drivers who routinely drive under the influence of illegal drugs, ...
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Why You May Want to Think Twice About Buying a Mini Car

Mini cars are becoming more and more popular for a variety of drivers, from newly licensed teens to retired baby boomers. Yet while these small cars may look cool, they are surprisingly unsafe. The ...
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Drunk Driving Injures 12,000 People in Florida Every Year

More than 1.2 million drivers are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs every year. These drunk drivers cause a fatal crash every 51 minutes, leading to the death ...
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Even Low-Impact Collisions Can Cause Serious Injuries

Rear-end accidents are the most common car accidents in the country, and according to the National Safety Council, over 2.5 million rear-end accidents occur every year. These accidents range from ...
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Don't Let Neck Pain Go Untreated After an Auto Accident

Neck injuries are extremely common after a car accident. Yet the majority of accident victims fail to report these injuries—largely because they are afraid that they will be met with skepticism ...
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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Car Accident Lawyer

After a car accident, there may be many questions running through your mind. How will I get my car repaired? Who will pay all of these medical bills? When will I be able to return to work and provide ...
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Study Finds That Car Accident Costs Are on the Rise

The Insurance Research Council released their findings of auto injury claim trends and the results have insurance adjusters somewhat baffled. From 2007-2012, the average claimed economic losses, which ...
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What Are the Top Causes of Car Accidents in South Florida?

Not all vehicle accidents will end up in litigation. If nobody gets injured, or injuries are minor, it might be possible to resolve any claim for medical expenses and damaged property directly with ...
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