Category Archives: Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Miami auto accident attorneys at our personal injury law firm fight for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Florida and nationwide.

Are Motorcycle Riders Reckless?

Motorcycle accidents can happen for several reasons. In many cases, these accidents are not caused by motorcyclists. For example, our firm is currently working on a case involving a defective motorcycle gas system that causes the vehicle to slow down and speed up without warning. Motorcycle accidents may also be caused by drivers who collide with motorcyclists. Florida law requires motorcyclists to receive a special endorsement, meaning they likely know how to use motorcycles safely. In this video, attorney Julie Kane discusses how motorcyclists can be injured by the negligent actions of others. Video Transcription In the state of Florida, unfortunately, we’ve seen more and more accidents that involve horrible injuries arising from motorcycles. We’re working on a case with motorcycles where the gas system wasn’t working properly, causing a lag and leap. Meaning the motorcycle would slow down unexpectedly then take off, causing again catastrophic injuries. All sorts of…
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Should a Cyclist Speak to the Other Driver Immediately After a Bike Accident?

In this video, attorney Julie Kane discusses possible steps to take after being involved in a bicycle accident. For example, it is important to cooperate with law enforcement when they arrive at the scene. If you can, you should also speak to the other driver immediately after a bike accident. However, many bicyclists are severely injured and may be incapable of talking to the authorities or witnesses. If so, then our lawyers work to identify as many witnesses as possible and get this information on your behalf. Video Transcription Whenever you’re involved in an accident you should definitely talk to the police who are involved. The police come to investigate the cases and they have the obligation to investigate. If you don’t tell them your side of the accident they can’t figure out what happened. So, it’s always important to cooperate with an investigation. If you’re involved in a bicycle…
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Do Teens Understand the Consequences of Distracted Driving?

The consequences of distracted driving, particularly texting while driving, have been devastating in Florida and the entire country. In this video, attorney Julie Braman Kane explains that teenagers must understand that it only takes a split second to cause a distracted driving car accident that seriously injures or kills an innocent person. Parents should speak to their children and refrain from texting while driving themselves to set an example. Video Transcription: I’m the mother of a 16-year-old. He drives. He got his license almost a year ago. Kids think they’re invincible and they believe that nothing can ever happen to them. When tragedy strikes a teenager, as we see in our practice every single day, they’re shocked not just that it happened, but that it happened to them. What we really hope to do with this program is to prevent horrible unnecessary loss of lives by teaching teens and giving…
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What Are Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids?

Drivers have a responsibility to remain vigilant, especially in residential neighborhoods where they know young children are riding on bicycles. It is also good to discuss with kids the importance of assuming drivers will not necessarily do the right thing to prevent a car accident. In this video, attorney Julie Braman Kane explains four important bicycle safety tips for kids. Video Transcription: It’s very important for drivers who are driving near children to be especially careful, and for children on the road, it’s always critical. Make sure your child wears a helmet. Make sure your child knows the rules of the road. If you’re letting a child go out and bicycle without you, without adult supervision, be sure they understand that they have to stay in their bike lane and to avoid vehicles. And despite the fact that they may think they have the right of way, those cars are…
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How Do Insurance Companies Handle Car Accident Claims?

Insurance companies handle car accident claims differently than most people suppose. In this video, attorney Joseph J. Kalbac Jr. uses his firsthand experience to explain how insurance companies make business decisions to maximize profits, often at the expense of fairly compensating car crash victims. Video Transcription: Having represented insurance companies for many, many years before I started representing victims. I understand how the insurance companies work. And it’s a little bit backwards from what most people think. First of all, everyone needs to understand that insurance companies is a big business. And these cases involve big business decisions. Their goal is to hold onto their money as long as they can, because the longer they hold onto their money, the more money they’re gonna make on investments, interests, and so on. The way that affects victims of accidents is that the insurance company isn’t looking at a case and saying…
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