Bicycle Safety in West Palm Beach Posted on Nov 23, 2017

As a bicyclist, you have as many rules of the road and laws to follow as motorists. In cities that are as busy as West Palm Beach, it’s imperative that you do everything by the book to avoid accidents and injury. Even then, you can only account for your own actions, not those of other […]

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Leading Causes of Big Truck Accidents Posted on Nov 16, 2017

In 2015, 3,852 people died in truck accidents. 16% of these people were the truck occupants. 69% of the people who died in a truck accident occupied a car or other passenger vehicle. 15% of the people who died in a truck accident were pedestrians or bike riders. In many cases, truck accidents can be […]

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Pedestrian Accidents – Pedestrian Safety Tips Posted on Nov 09, 2017

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that over 460 pedestrians suffer traffic-related accidents every 24 hours in the United States. A pedestrian dies in an auto crash every two hours. In 2010, approximately 4,200 pedestrian fatalities from road accidents occurred. How can pedestrians avoid road accident death or injuries? Several safety measures can help […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Florida Posted on Nov 02, 2017

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet can be extremely dangerous. In the worst of cases, a rider may die due to their injuries. Other injuries that could result from not wearing a helmet can include: • Head Injuries • Facial Disfigurement • Loss of Sight • Damage Muscles • Bone Fractures • Road Rash   […]

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Florida Leads in Motorcycle Deaths – Learn How to Stay Safe Posted on Oct 26, 2017

Many people enjoy hitting the road on their motorcycle. However, riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous. In fact, Florida tops the list of most dangerous states for motorcycle riders. Florida Motorcycle Statistics There are more fatal motorcycle accidents in Florida than anywhere else. Only 7 percent of the motorists in Florida are motorcycle riders. […]

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Florida Property Damage, Hurricane, Flood, and Wind Claims Attorneys Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Disastrous hurricane force winds hit southern Florida recently, including the West Palm Beach area. The sustainable wind often leads to flooding and severe home water damage. When your home suffers the effects of hurricanes, Florida property damage attorneys can help you with your insurance claims. Hurricane and Storm Damage Insurance Coverage Strong winds cause widespread damage to […]

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Hurricane Damage in Florida ….. Am I covered? Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Hurricane Damage In Florida What is Hurricane Insurance? Hurricane insurance is designed to cover the damage that is caused by wind and rain. Because Florida is an area that is prone to hurricanes, it is important for everyone to have Hurricane Insurance.  Your homeowners insurance policy may not cover damages caused by hurricanes or may […]

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How much does a car accident attorney cost? Posted on Aug 18, 2017

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, a friend or family member has probably suggested that you hire an accident attorney. Maybe you’ve thought about it, but you’re worried about how much an attorney might cost. You might think quality reputation is out of reach. At Smith & Vanture, it’s our goal to help […]

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How much time do I have to make an accident claim? Posted on Aug 11, 2017

How much time do I have to make an accident claim? If you’re hurt in a Florida accident, you might wonder how long you have to pursue your claim. You have a limited amount of time to work with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to bring a case after you’re hurt. This rule […]

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Do I owe car accident attorneys money upfront? Posted on Aug 02, 2017

A big question that comes from those who have suffered a personal injury is whether they need to pay for an attorney upfront. You might be curious if you need to pay your attorney a retainer or whether he will work on contingency. As a West Palm Beach car accident attorney, we are here to […]

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