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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Oct-2017

    Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. However, the fact that it is such a common injury is often why many dismiss it as minor and even neglect to receive treatment for it. While many individuals are able to achieve a full recovery, whiplash can sometimes lead to long-term complications and discomfort. How Does Whiplash Occur? Whiplash ...
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  • Four Driving Habits that Put Pedestrians at Risk

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 13-Sep-2017

    It might surprise you to learn that when it comes to car accidents, the group who is suffering more and more injuries each year isn’t even in one of the cars involved at all. Pedestrians often find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time when drivers lose control of their vehicle or have their attention taken away at the wrong moment. What may also surprise you is how many of these ...
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  • Top Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 4-Sep-2017

    Teenagers who get the keys to the car for the first time are often thrilled to have the freedom to hit the road for themselves. However, because they don’t have a lot of experience with this newfound privilege yet, they’re prone to making a lot of mistakes. It’s these mistakes that make teen drivers the demographic that’s far more likely to be involved in a car accident ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After An Accident?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 14-Apr-2017

    As soon as you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important steps to take immediately afterward is to either obtain emergency medical services if you suffered any serious injuries. In the event of minor injuries, visiting a doctor is still crucial since symptoms of certain injuries may not be as apparent compared to more severe ones. When you visit your physician, you must inform him ...
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  • Are Pedestrians Ever at Fault?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Mar-2017

    When we think about collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians, we initially assume that the driver of the vehicle is at fault since “the pedestrian has the right of way.” However, there are many cases when the pedestrian can actually be to blame, whether partly or entirely. Pedestrian’s Duty of Care Despite having the right of way in mostly all situations involving ...
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  • 420,000 Ford F-150s Investigated for Brake Failure

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 14-Mar-2016

    The U.S. government has launched an investigation into certain Ford F-150 trucks after receiving a slew of complaints of sudden brake failure. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the probe includes approximately 420,000 trucks from the 2013 and 2014 model years with 3.5-Liter, six-cylinder engines. The administration says that is has received 33 ...
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  • New Year, Clean Slate, Safer Car: How to Maintain Your Vehicle

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 7-Jan-2016

    It’s safe to say the new year is still fresh. While many resolutioners are focusing their efforts on cutting the holiday pounds, working out three days a week, or spending less money at the local coffee shop, others are planning road trips to celebrate the New Year. Whatever your plan may be, if you plan to put some miles on your car this year, you may want to consider visiting a trusted ...
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  • Stay Safe on Your Thanksgiving Travels!

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Nov-2015

    Thanksgiving is here! Today, tens of thousands of individuals and families across the state and country will be packing up the car and heading out to spend the holiday at a destination away from home. With so many people out on the road, there is sure to be an abundance of holiday traffic, and of course with traffic comes more opportunities for accidents to occur. Rear-end accidents are very ...
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  • Drowsy Driving Facts & Statistics

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Nov-2015

    Most people are aware that drunk driving and distracted driving are two major causes of car accidents, but did you know that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that driver fatigue is responsible for at least 100,000 accidents each year, resulting in more than 1,500 fatalities and over 70,000 injuries, not to mention ...
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  • Study Finds High Number of Elderly Car Crash Victims Face Persistent Pain

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Jul-2015

    A newly published study finds that one in four elderly people may continue to suffer pain several months after being injured in a car accident, including pain that keeps them from being able to perform their daily living activities. If you or a loved one is an older person who has been involved in a car accident, resulting in what may have seemed at the time to be only "minor injuries," ...
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  • Federal Agency Reviewing Safety of Trinity ET-Plus Guardrails

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 22-Jan-2015

    The U.S. government is asking for information as it investigates a guardrail system made by Texas-based Trinity Industries which may be linked to injuries and deaths in car accidents that have occurred across the country. According to a recent announcement on the Federal Register, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking this information as part of "a data-driven determination ...
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  • NHTSA 2013 Motor Vehicle Crash Report: Good News and Bad News

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jan-2015

    It usually takes a full year until you can learn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final motor vehicle accident statistics. However, once they are released, they can provide some helpful information. This is the case in the NHTSA report, 2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview, which was released in December. The report features a compilation of statistics and brief analysis of ...
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  • Google Is Ready for Self-Driving Cars: Are the Rest of Us Ready?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 5-Jan-2015

    Manufacturers have been working toward building autonomous vehicles for decades, incorporating features such as anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems that have been shown to prevent car accidents, save lives and reduce injuries. The slow, yet steady integration of automated systems into vehicle designs has been deliberate. It has given consumers a chance to adapt to the idea of ...
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  • Bill Would Make Texting While Driving a Primary Offense in Florida

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 24-Dec-2014

    It will be interesting to track the progress of the first bill that has been filed for the Florida House of Representatives to consider when it convenes in March. The bill, H.B. 1, is aimed at deterring texting while driving accidents in our state. In particular, the bill would make texting while driving a primary offense on our state's roads and double the fines for those who text while ...
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  • Frustrated Driver? Here Are Eight Ways to Keep Your Cool at the Wheel

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 11-Aug-2014

    If you spend any significant time in Orlando traffic, you know how easy it is to get frustrated. You can get angry about the speed you are forced to inch along at, other drivers who cut you off and even police who have the nerve to pull someone over on the shoulder of the road at rush hour. Unfortunately, being frustrated can easily lead to aggressive driving - and the risk of a car accident. In ...
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  • Top Five Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 7-Aug-2014

    Auto accidents are the leading cause of death among teens. Teen drivers are more likely than drivers in any other age group to be involved in a crash. Given these facts, it is natural for parents to be worried about their teen's safety when he or she gets a driver's license. However, there are some steps that parents can take to cut down on the risks their teen driver faces. Buying a safe, ...
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  • Aggressive Driving: How Does Orlando Measure Up?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 31-Jul-2014

    Aggressive driving is generally defined as the operation of an automobile in a way that endangers or is likely to endanger people or property. A wide range of driving behaviors fit within this category, including speeding, tailgating, cutting people off in traffic, slamming on brakes, gesturing and cursing at other drivers. Many of these behaviors can easily escalate to dangerous "road ...
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