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Best Evidence Following Florida Car Crash Instantly Disappears

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Motor vehicle accidents

If you are involved in a Florida car crash, you can rest easy because you know that the camera perched over the intersection where the other driver just ran a red light and smashed into you car, recorded everything, right? Unfortunately, not. The vast majority of Florida traffic cameras don’t record anything.  The images passing through the lenses of the machines disappear as soon as they are broadcast back to the traffic monitoring center.  Watch this video to learn more: If you have been involved in a Florida car accident, and have any questions, please call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901.  Consultations, and questions answered, are always...

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Truck Under-Ride Accident Study Highlights Importance Of Crashworthiness

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Truck Under-Ride Accident Study Highlights Importance Of Crashworthiness

I saw an interesting piece on local television station WFTV that I thought might be interesting to share. The story had to do with a couple of recent tragic Central Florida road accident deaths that happened after cars crashed into the rear-end of semi tractor trailers. In each tragic accident the cars did what is called an “under-ride” – a situation where the car actually drives underneath the rear load of the truck. This typically results in catastrophic injuries (or death): Under-ride accidents are an example of a concept known as crashworthiness. Crashworthiness describes the ability of a vehicle to withstand a crash, as well as to avoid causing additional or worse injuries to people involved in a crash. In the case of semi-tractor trailers, it is understood that the trailers will from time-to-time be involved in rear-end accidents. It is also known that without some kind of under-ride guarding, occupants of cars could easily be decapitated. As a result, tractor trailers are expected to have a functional under-ride guard.  The guard obviously won’t keep a collision from happening, but it can keep the injuries from becoming catastrophic. As is evidenced by these recent accidents, there is some concern that current under-ride guards may be insufficient or inadequate. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently studying this issue. If you have any questions about crashworthiness, or a Florida traffic accident, generally, please call Winter Park truck accident attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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