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Driving Mode: Getting to your Destination Safely

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Distracted driving has long been a source of consternation for first responders, who arrive at the scene of accidents due to cell phone use on a regular basis across the country. But finally, there is an intervention that just may make a difference: driving mode applications on cell phones. The Problem With Cell Phones… Read More »

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Unique Challenges facing Senior Drivers

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you have an elderly family member, and have growing concerns about whether or not that person is safe behind the wheel, you may have valid concerns. Being informed about the special challenges facing your senior loved ones is an important step to keeping them safe. If an accident does occur, it may be… Read More »

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Running Stop Signs: A Risky Mistake

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Running a stop sign: drivers seem to get away with it unscathed at times. Traffic control devices, such a stop signs, require drivers to come to a complete stop at the limit line, that white line painted on the street to indicate where to stop, or, in the event there is no line, at… Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Accidents in Florida

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Driving accidents are always stressful. When there’s been an accident, determining fault is a significant issue for insurance examiners and lawyers alike. While most of us recognize our responsibility following an accident, there are those who, whether in a panic or with full intent, flee the scene. Hit and run drivers add to the… Read More »

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Multi-vehicle Pileups on Florida Roadways

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Highway driving can be stressful, particularly when visibility is poor or weather conditions make roadways untenable. Collisions at high speeds can be especially dangerous, and when multiple vehicles are involved, the chances for heartrending outcomes increase. If you are involved in a multi-vehicle collision, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you in the… Read More »

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Aggressive Driving & Road Rage

By Stephen M. Barbas |

An inexplicable scene confronted Ocala drivers in a February case of road rage on steroids: A jacked-up pick-up truck literally parked on top of a Toyota Camry to squelch the threats of the Camry driver. Indeed, after a period of reportedly reckless driving, an irate Camry driver exited his car to yell at, pummel,… Read More »

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Florida Road Rage

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Miami is known for many things, from Jungle Island to its many museums and animal attractions. It is known as the Cruise Capital of the World, and is home to the famous Coral Castle. But here is a fact that is a bit more nefarious: Miami has been named home to the most aggressive… Read More »

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Distracted Driving and Legal Liability

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Distracted drivers pose a far greater threat to public safety than those who pay attention to their surroundings. The risk is so great that the federal government has set up a webpage to explain the issue and provide ideas for how it can be prevented. The state of Florida also understands the risks of… Read More »

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Watch Out for Hit-and-Run Accidents

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Recently a 48-year-old Florida man in a wheelchair was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Sarasota. The victim was believed to be crossing in the crosswalk of U.S. 301 where he was struck by a moving vehicle that fled the scene. The victim, who later died from injuries sustained in the accident, lived… Read More »

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So You’ve Been in a Car Accident: What to Do First

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Having a car accident can leave a person feeling distracted and scatterbrained. Having a kit or a few items in your car, like a pad and pen, your organized insurance and registration information, and some road flares or small warning cones, can help. But regardless of whether or not you’ve prepped ahead of time,… Read More »

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