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Social Media Use Before And After A Car Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

There have been incidents of people driving while using their cells phones, especially when using social media. In one incident reported by NBC News, a woman live streamed her car accident on Facebook live, and the accident resulted in the death of one of the passengers in the car, who happened to be her… Read More »

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Liability For The Negligent Driving Of Others In Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Lending your car to another person who ends up causing an accident could cost you. When a driver negligently causes an accident while driving a car that does not belong to him, the car owner can also be held financially liable for the damages and injuries caused by the negligent driver. There needs to… Read More »

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The Dangers Of Fatigued Or Drowsy Driving

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

It is generally accepted that it is dangerous to drive while drunk or while distracted by text messages and other cell phone distractions. However, it is easy for drivers to ignore or be unaware of another common driving danger, fatigued driving. When drivers drive tired, they put themselves and others in danger because their… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Florida Car Accident

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When a loved one dies in a car accident, his claim to compensation for the injuries sustained in the car accident does not necessarily die with the person. Certain family members of the deceased may be able to receive compensation by filing what is referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death… Read More »

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The Importance Of Accident Investigations

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Most people who are involved in car accidents do not immediately go into investigative mode, especially if they are injured. Most people seek medical assistance, call the police, and try to exchange insurance information. Even if the injured driver thinks that the accident was caused by the other driver, he may not even think… Read More »

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Bad Faith Insurance Claim Denial

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A person who is going through the hassle and inconvenience of a car accident may be comforted by the belief that his insurance company will pay the costs of the accident. However, even when a driver did not cause the accident, his insurance company may not always immediately pay on a car insurance claim…. Read More »

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Car Defects And Manufacturers’ Liability For Accidents

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

There have been recent reports of problems with carbon monoxide seeping into the cabins of car models of a leading SUV brand. Some drivers have been negatively affected by inhaling the carbon monoxide and passing out while they are driving. In one report, the manufacturer attributed the leaks of carbon monoxide into the cabin… Read More »

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Insurance Companies And The Right To Subrogation

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

When a driver gets injured in a car accident caused by an at-fault driver, especially one who is uninsured or underinsured, the injured driver often has to seek compensation from his own insurance company. In some cases, the injured driver may also negotiate a settlement with the negligent driver. However, before accepting a settlement,… Read More »

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Filing A Claim After Sustaining Injuries As A Passenger in a Ridesharing Car

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The use of ridesharing companies is common in today’s society. While ridesharing can save commuters money and offer convenience, they also carry risks of personal injury for passengers. When passengers are injured while travelling in a ridesharing car, they may wonder if they can seek compensation from the car driver or the ridesharing company… Read More »

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Filing A Claim For An Accident Caused By The Negligence Of A Government Employee

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Whenever a person gets into a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, it is natural for the person to think of the negligent person’s ability to pay for the damages or injuries caused. This is the case especially when the accident is caused by a government worker in a government vehicle…. Read More »