Weston Personal Injury Blog

What Purpose Do Black Boxes Have Following Truck Accidents?

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on August 30, 2023

Mechanic looking in the hood of a truck.

A black box in a truck serves a similar purpose as it does in an airplane: collecting essential data and evidence regarding the cause of an accident. The black box data could be pivotal in proving liability in a Truck accident. If you were injured in an incident with a commercial truck, this information may be useful in a claim or lawsuit, allowing you to recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Why Do Wrong-Way Car Accidents Ever Happen at All?

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on August 15, 2023

POV of a driver in a car driving on a road with the arrow pointing towards the car. Wrong Way accident.

Wrong-way accidents often have some of the most severe consequences. In cases when the victim survives, the injuries are often catastrophic, changing the life of an innocent person forever.

If you were injured in a wrong-way car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you are within your rights to file a lawsuit. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, you need the assistance of an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer.

Large Truck Blind Spots and How to Steer Clear of Them

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on July 30, 2023

Large refrigerated truck driving on highway.

A blind spot is an area around a vehicle where its driver is unable to see objects – namely, other motor vehicles. Virtually all vehicles have blind spots, where the body or frame of the vehicle itself blocks the driver’s view. The rear and side-view mirrors on a car or truck are designed to help drivers gain an awareness of other drivers on the road but cannot offer a completely unobstructed view of their surroundings. As a result, blind spots are a source of danger for drivers.

Posted in: Truck Accidents

How Dashcam Footage Can Be Used in Florida Injury Claims

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on July 15, 2023

Car CCTV camera video recorder for driving safety on the road

A “dashcam” is a camera that is placed on the dashboard of a car or other motor vehicle. Dashcams record video footage of events occurring while driving. The footage can be especially useful as evidence depicting the sequence of events leading up to a traffic accident.

Rights to Safety That Florida Bicyclists Have on the Road

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on June 26, 2023

Male bicyclist in heavy traffic

Bicycles share the road with motorists, which means they also have the same rights and must obey the same traffic laws. Unfortunately, accidents happen when people behave negligently on the road. Since bicyclists are not as well-protected as drivers or passengers in cars and other vehicles, their injuries are often catastrophic or fatal. It is important for bicyclists and motorists to understand Florida’s bicycle laws, so they can make the road a safer place.

Posted in: Bike Accidents

Are Motorcycles Really That Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on June 15, 2023

Riding a motorcycle during a vibrant sunset.

Motorcycles are a thrill to ride, especially in beautiful, sunny Florida. However, they are inherently more dangerous than other modes of transportation, and riders have very little protection. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that Florida has a high rate of motorcycle deaths.

Cars Are Being Spotted at Night Without Lights On

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on May 30, 2023

White tesla driving at dusk with no headlights on.

When someone drives at night without their headlights on, bad things can happen. The driver may get a ticket or crash into an obstruction in the road. And other drivers may not see a car with its headlights turned off. This may cause a collision.

Understanding Florida’s Loss of Consortium Policy

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on May 15, 2023

Woman sits in her bed curled up crying.

When somebody commits a careless or malicious act that drastically reduces your quality of life, they should have to pay for it. That’s why tort law allows people to seek damages, which is a monetary award that’s paid to compensate for your loss.

Posted in: Personal Injury

What to do After a Dog Attack

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on April 30, 2023

Muzzled dog

There are nearly 90 million dogs in the U.S., and any dog can bite, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA). Nationwide, 45% of homes have at least one dog, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Children are the most common victims and the most likely to be seriously injured. Florida was one of the top ten states reporting dog bites in 2021. It is important to know what to do in case a dog attacks you or your child.

Posted in: Personal Injury

Car Accident Photos 101

By Weston Personal Injury Attorney on April 15, 2023

A persons hand holding cellphone

After an automobile collision that was someone else’s fault, the first priority is to get emergency medical attention for any serious injuries. If you are able, it is important to collect as much evidence as possible to support a claim for compensation. The evidence you gather at the scene can help show how the wreck occurred and who is responsible. Crash evidence is typically moved off the road as soon as possible, and vital evidence could be lost. It is critical to take as many detailed photos of the accident scene as you can.

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