Florida residents who have been victims of car accidents will be interested in learning about the different damages they can claim if the accident was due to another driver's negligence. Some damages, such as the economic losses resulting from property damage, medical bills and loss of income are well known. However, non-economic damages such as post-traumatic stress disorder might be more difficult to prove.
What happens when an Uber driver gets into an accident while carrying passengers? Does the company carry enough insurance to pay for damages to other vehicles? What happens if passengers are injured?
The trucking industry in Florida and across the U.S. may be getting more dangerous. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fatal road traffic accidents involving trucks climbed 8 percent between 2014 and 2015.
People living in Florida understand that responsible driving keeps other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and property safe. Unfortunately, new technologies provide significant opportunities for distraction. As a result, there has been an increase in accidents caused by drivers paying attention to electronic devices instead of the road.
Distracted driving deaths are on the rise in Florida and across the United States. In 2015, traffic deaths overall spiked for the first time since 2007, and preliminary numbers for 2016 show a similar uptick in fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving was the fastest growing cause of "human choice" traffic fatalities in 2015, topping speeding, drunk driving and failing to wear a seat belt.