Recent Blog Posts
Should Florida Make Lane-Splitting Legal?
Lane-splitting is where a motorcyclist rides between lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic on a highway or other multi-lane roadway. While it is legal in some states, for the majority of states, including Florida, it is not legal. What is Lane-Splitting? Lane-splitting is when a motorcycle rider travels between two lanes of stopped or… Read More »
Florida Motorcycle Helmet Laws
Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience that many Floridians enjoy. However, motorcycle riders are at a significantly higher risk of sustaining severe or fatal injuries in the event of an accident, especially with Florida’s lax helmet laws. Who Must Wear Helmets in Florida? Since July 1, 2000, Florida has had a partial helmet… Read More »
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
You may have many questions if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident. Who can be held liable? How long do you have to file a claim? The Florida personal injury attorneys at Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather Florida Injury Lawyers have answers to some of the most common questions about motorcycle accidents. Who… Read More »
Stay Off of Social Media After a Car Accident
4 Reasons to Avoid Social Media When living in a digital age, it seems like social media presence is everything. Often, this leads to a false sense of feeling like sharing online is an expectation after every life event, good or bad. However, when you’re going through the personal injury claims process after a… Read More »
Florida Crash Statistics [Infographic]
Florida is no stranger to accidents, and the numbers continue to climb yearly. With that in mind, our team at Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather is here to provide a brief overview of the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles crash statistics. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) dashboard show… Read More »
Florida Truck Accidents and their Victims
Florida is consistently ranked as one of the worst states for truck accidents. When considering the total miles driven and the total population of registered drivers, Florida sees more truck accidents than the national average, even more than other highly populated states like California. According to 2020 data from the Florida Highway Safety and… Read More »
Top 4 Deadliest Highways in Florida
Driving in Florida can be dangerous, especially around the holidays. With more than thousands of miles of roads and highways, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed while navigating—especially since several high-speed Florida roadways have been deemed some of the most dangerous in the country. In this blog, we’ll review four of the most dangerous roads… Read More »
Is My Storm-Related Vehicle Damage Covered Under My Auto Insurance?
As the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian are underway, many Florida residents are left wondering whether their auto insurance policy will cover storm-related damage to their vehicles. The answer depends on the type of auto insurance policy purchased for the vehicle. Florida Insurance Requirements Per Florida Statute 324.022 and 627.736, every vehicle with a… Read More »
What “No-Fault” Means for Florida Drivers
As a Florida driver, you must be familiar with the term “no-fault.” But don’t worry; if you’re not, our team at Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather can offer better insight on the importance of what “No Fault” means to you if you are involved in an auto accident. Continue reading to learn more about… Read More »
Who is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?
Single-vehicle accidents are challenging, which is why it’s critical to understand how liability works. Most of the time, the driver is found liable for any injuries or damages. However, there are some cases where another party can be found responsible. The Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather team is here to provide you with an… Read More »