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What is Distracted Driving? Ask a Distracted Driving Attorney!

Most people know that using your cellphone while operating a vehicle is dangerous, but other forms of distracted driving are just as unsafe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,477 people died in 2015 from distracted driving accidents. If you are involved in an accident with a distracted driver in Lakeland, trust a [...]

Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine Applies to Motor Vehicle Accident in South Carolina

In a recent decision handed down by Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal[1], the Sunshine State’s longstanding “dangerous instrumentality doctrine” was applied to a motor vehicle crash that occurred, not in Florida, but in South Carolina.  The dangerous instrumentality doctrine dictates that the owner of the vehicle can be held liable for the negligence of [...]

Your Personal Injury Case & Video Surveillance

It used to be that insurance companies would hire private investigators with their conspicuous telephoto zoom lenses attached to cameras, all the while trying to avoid detection by hiding. While those days may be gone, or limited, insurance adjusters are still collecting video surveillance of victims to use as evidence to avoid paying your claims. [...]

Liability for Racing in Florida

Road safety is a public health issue. According to the World Health Organization “road injury” was one of the top ten (10) leading causes of death in the world in 2012. An estimated 1.3 million people are killed annually in traffic crashes worldwide. On average 3,500 people die every day in traffic accidents worldwide. Liability [...]

By | 2017-03-17T12:56:16+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted Driving Threatens Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrians are at great risk of harm on sidewalks, crosswalks, school zones and neighborhoods. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s, Traffic Safety Facts, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 66,000 pedestrians injured in the United States in 2013. That is on an average, one pedestrian fatality every [...]

End Distracted Driving – One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

Take The Pledge The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.  Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. I pledge to: Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving. Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in [...]

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. It is well established that all distractions endanger safety. Some types of distractions include: Texting Making phone calls Browsing the internet on smartphone Reading Watching videos Social media Adjusting radio, CD player, YouTube, internet radio Using navigation [...]

By | 2017-03-17T13:33:48+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Claims Against Drunk Driving in Lakeland

Claims Against Drunk or Impaired Drivers in Lakeland, Florida may result in Punitive Damages. Drinking/Impaired driving is an entirely preventable danger.  At Dismuke Law, we bring claims against drunk and impaired drivers. Damages in drunk or impaired driver claims include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages in the past and into the [...]

By | 2017-03-17T13:34:55+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Trucking Accidents

What You Need to Know About Trucking Accidents: The huge size and massive weight of large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) and tractor trailers make them more dangerous than other automobiles. When trucking accidents occur, they more frequently result in devastating injuries. Because of this, truck drivers and the companies they [...]

By | 2017-03-17T13:42:57+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Next Steps After An Auto Accident

What you need to know about auto accident investigations in Florida There will be a car accident investigation: The at-fault party’s insurance company will immediately launch an investigation into the crash in an attempt to reduce the amount they may have to pay out. This includes taking statements from the parties and witnesses, as well [...]