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2021 by
Barry E. Newman


Auto Negligence

"Your negligence will take you to the crash scene" 

 - Ancient Philosopher, Barry Newman  

A car crash is not an accident, but a foreseeable result of someone's carelessness. They are even expected if a drunk or distracted driver is involved.

Regulations for commercial vehicles have strict duty limitations for its drivers. The failure to identify a violation if trucking regulations can leave significant money on the table. 

Dos & Don'ts.
After a crash, call the police. Remain calm and take photos of the area, the damage and placement in the road of your car, and the other driver's cars. Also photogram their tags if possible. Obtain phone numbers for any witnesses and ask for a police report.  Resist the temptation to admit fault or suggest you are not hurt. Injuries may take days or weeks to cause pain. If injured, go to the hospital or see a doctor the next day. In Florida, you must seek medical care within 14 days or valuable insurance benefits may be lost.


The truck driver turned left across the highway median and into my client's  path. She went right under its trailer and sustained a Brain Injury that ended her nursing career.  


Florida has 9300 pedestrian accidents per year.  The lack of crosswalks, roadway design, signage and foliage along the road may all play a role. Any pedestrian accident deserves special attention. My client was hit while checking his mail. When witnesses blamed him, I proved that the truck's broken backup camera was to blame.   


Florida reports a 10-year average of 9143 motorcycle crashes a year in Florida with 531 deaths. Florida's sunny weather attracts motorcyclists and they are often injured because a driver pulls into their path. 

Victims of drivers who are drunk, stoned, buzzed, tired or distracted when they cause a crash are entitled to seek additional damages for their claims. 

I have personally tried car and truck cases to verdict in Florida's state and federal courts. Some of them can be found on my Results or trial pages.

If someone you love was killed or seriously injured in an automobile or trucking accident, please call me to discuss it at (904)309-6500.


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