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How Florida’s Right of Way Laws Can Affect Your Car Accident Case

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

Understanding Florida’s right of way laws is crucial when navigating the aftermath of a car accident. These laws determine who had the legal right to proceed at the time of the accident, which can significantly impact liability and compensation claims. In this blog, we will explore how Florida’s right of way rules apply in… Read More »

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How to Avoid Work Zone Accidents

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Construction zones are magnets for car accidents. Packing so many cars together in a tight space means there is no room for driver error. Unsurprisingly, hundreds of people are injured every year in construction zone collisions, and you might qualify for compensation if you call our Boca Raton car accident lawyer to review your… Read More »

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Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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This time of year is an important time to reflect on the danger tired drivers pose toward the public. At Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather, our legal team has helped many people injured in car accidents with drowsy drivers. These motorists are a major menace to public safety, and we appreciate all attempts to… Read More »

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The Dangers of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Cars & Auto Accidents on the Road

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

There is no question that some feel apprehensive with the overall safety risk posed by “self-driving” cars. . Unfortunately for others, fully self-driving vehicles are nothing short of a deadly experiment with our lives, including here in Florida. According to recent estimates, Tesla’s autopilot has been involved with more than 700 crashes since 2019,… Read More »

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Stay Off of Social Media After a Car Accident

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

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 »

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Florida Crash Statistics [Infographic]

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

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 »

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What “No-Fault” Means for Florida Drivers

By Smith, Ball, Báez & Prather |

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 »

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Who is Liable in a Single-Vehicle Accident?

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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 »

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Truck Accidents In Florida – How To Avoid Them

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Commercial trucks are a vital part of our economy. Tractor Trailer drivers transport an immense amount of goods on our roadways. While providing essential services, trucks are also very powerful and pose serious dangers to drivers. Find out on Today’s Blog how catastrophic truck accidents can be and some tips on how to avoid… Read More »

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Dangers of Distracted Driving

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All too often residents of Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter find themselves the victims of a motor vehicle accident. A driver is stopped for a red light waiting for the light to turn green, when, out of nowhere, they are rear-ended by a distracted driver. While local and state governments try to curb these types of… Read More »

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