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Category Archives: Auto Accident


What If I Suffered Injuries In A Car Accident In Florida But Live In Another State?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Many people on Florida roads are not residents of the state. People are always traveling across the nation, and Florida is a popular destination for millions.  Unfortunately, whether you are a Florida resident or a visitor, you can get involved in a Florida car accident. If you recently suffered injuries in a Florida car… Read More »

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How To Avoid Road Rage

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Road rage is a growing problem in America and everyone is susceptible to road rage. It is said that the majority of “road-ragers” are young male drivers, but the reality is that any driver is susceptible to road rage. This is especially true for drivers experiencing stress and frustration in other parts of their… Read More »

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Understanding The “Serious Injury” Threshold In Florida Auto Accident Cases

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you’ve been in a Florida auto accident, you may be able to file an auto accident claim and recover compensation from an at-fault party. In Florida, whether or not a car accident victim can file a personal injury claim against another party depends on whether their injury meets the serious injury threshold. Under… Read More »

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What To Do If You Call 9-1-1 After An Auto Accident And The Police Fail To Show Up

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Most people know that one of the first things you should do after an auto accident is to call the police to the accident scene. But, have you ever wondered what you are supposed to do after calling the police to an accident scene and they take too long to show up or fail… Read More »

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I Was Ticketed After My Car Accident: Do I Still Have A Case?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you were injured in a Florida car accident because of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to obtain compensation from the other driver. But, if the police officer that came to the accident scene issued you a ticket, can you still recover compensation? Do you still have a valid case if you… Read More »

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Smoking And Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Many people know about the health effects of smoking. But, what many are not aware of is that smoking has been identified as a risk factor of auto accidents in several international studies. Think about it: if you want to smoke while driving, you have to find the pack of cigarettes, remove a cigarette,… Read More »

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Were You a Victim of a T-Bone Accident? Here’s What You Should Know About Such Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

The severity of the injury you sustain after an auto accident depends on several factors. One of these factors is the way an impact occurs. For instance, the impact of a car hitting another from behind is different from the impact associated with a side hit. T-bone accidents, whose impact is quite intense, are… Read More »

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Whiplash Claims: How Much Will I Receive for My Whiplash Injury?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Out of the over 400,000 car crashes that occur in a single year in Florida, the majority of the people involved are most likely to suffer from soft tissue injuries. Whiplash is one example of mild tissue injury that many people suffer from after a car accident. Most people assume that whiplash is not… Read More »

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Negotiating With the Insurance Company After an Auto Accident

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Florida is a no-fault state, under the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law. Therefore, after an auto accident, your insurance company owes you compensation regardless of who is at fault. Under the No-fault law, you require to have Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP) as part of your automobile insurance plans. However, suppose you are involved… Read More »

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The Seven Most Common Defective Car Parts

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Not all traffic injuries are caused by negligent drivers. Defective manufacturing or design can lead to serious collisions that result in injury or death. Take, for example, a blown out tire while on the highway at 70 miles per hour, or defective steering components that cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle…. Read More »

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