The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is concerned about a May 11, 2018 crash in South Jordan, Utah involving a Tesla Model S which crashed into a fire department vehicle. The 28-year-old female driver told authorities that she was using Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, autopilot, while using her cell phone.
Driving is a privilege, not a right. An obligation that comes with the privilege of driving is the duty of care that each driver owes to the other drivers on the road. One of the easiest ways to get into a collision with another vehicle is a failure to yield the right of way.
We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are concerned about the potential danger to our citizens from defective Takata air bags. We urge everyone to take this threat very seriously and are providing information from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in this blog.
Legislation related to Florida’s recent legalization of medicinal marijuana directed the FDOT to create statewide impaired-driving education, to establish baseline data on the number of marijuana-related DUI citations, traffic arrests, accidents and fatalities, and to track those figures annually.
Every year we celebrate one of our nation’s most cherished assets on July 4th Independence Day. This asset is our freedom; with freedom comes responsibility. As we gather with friends and family there may be alcoholic beverages involved. The NHTSA reminds everyone that if they are attending a celebration where alcohol is served, make a plan to get home without drinking and driving.
Florida reported over 398,000 automobile accidents in 2017 resulting in 165,000 injuries. Many of these accidents were rear-end accidents when drivers followed too closely behind slower-moving vehicles. When this happens, drivers are taking serious risks of causing accidents which can involve severe injuries.
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorney Andrew Abel has been selected as a 2018 Florida Rising Star.
Spivey Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is pleased to announce that Randall L. Spivey has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list.
According to NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org, understaffing is an issue across the country and the underlying cause of elder abuse and neglect. When understaffing occurs, the staff that is actually at the facility often becomes extremely overworked and stressed which presents a greater risk of frustration and abusive acts.
Traffic is usually unpredictable and a cause for frustration for some drivers. Being late for important events can cause these drivers to react irrationally. When this happens, drivers may resort to aggressive driving maneuvers as the result of road rage. Road rage can escalate and result in serious accidents. ABC-7 reported that in early April 2018, a Sarasota, Florida driver slammed into a motorcyclist, pushing him off the road, during a road rage incident that was captured on video. The...