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Getting caught driving without a license in Florida

It is never legal in the United States to drive any vehicle without a valid driver's license. In the same way, there are different types of licenses for vehicles, therefore you cannot drive certain trucks and motorcycles unless you have a license to be able to do so. Being caught driving in the state of Florida without the correct type of license, or without a valid license, can be serious. It is important that you take action fast when you have been convicted of this.

How to spot motorcycles this spring in Florida

The spring season is finally upon us and the weather is ripe for motorcycles. You are likely seeing more and more motorcycles on the roads of South Daytona as the days get closer to summer. As more motorcycles are on the road, the likelihood of an accident increases. Don't find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, or the cause of one as a motor vehicle operator. Here's how to spot motorcycles on Florida roads.

Are drivers always at fault in single-car accidents?

In many cases, a car accident involves two or more vehicles, and occurs because of a driving error by at least one party. In these instances, the responsible parties may hold significant liability for the damages to both their own property and others' property damaged in the accident. Understandably, this potential burden often drives each party to search out any reason they can find to avoid liability and pin it on another party or external factor.

Is a parts manufacturer responsible for your car accident?

Not all car accidents result from a driving error or hazard on the road. In some cases, a car accident may occur because a part of the vehicle itself malfunctions, such as a failure in the brake system or the power steering, or a transmission that suddenly fails. As we move into the future with self-driving cars, the possibilities for manufacturing errors causing accidents may continue to rise.

Aggressive driving is dangerous for everyone on the road

When a driver behaves aggressively behind the wheel, he or she may get to work five minutes faster or avoid sitting behind a frustratingly slow driver. Unfortunately, these ultimately minor frustrations cause numerous drivers to wreck every year, incurring thousands of dollars of legal fees and damages, and inflicting serious injury or death on those caught up in these entirely avoidable collisions.

Watch what you say to another driver after a car accident

In the aftermath of a car accident, with adrenaline pumping and the disorientation that often come with such an experience, it is easy to speak carelessly and cause yourself unnecessary trouble. Whether you believe you're responsible or not, you don't want to claim liability prematurely. The other driver may also believe that he or she is actually liable, but may jump at the chance for you to take legal and financial responsibility for the wreck and the associated costs.

Should I admit fault at the scene of an accident?

After a car accident, you may believe that you are fully partially at fault. Does this mean that you should claim fault in the accident? No, in fact it is never wise to admit fault. This is not to say that you should always claim that you are innocent, but rather that it is wiser to refrain from saying anything that may incriminate you.

An attorney can help you appeal a denied insurance claim

So, you were involved in an accident. You've submitted your claim to the other driver's insurance, but it was denied. Now what are you supposed to do? After all, it seemed like a pretty open-and-shut case when you were at the scene. While this kind of situation may seem like the end of the road, it is not. In fact, it is rather common for insurers to deny a claim if they find any particular reason to justify doing so. Fortunately, an experienced attorney knows how to push back against the insurer and pursue a fair resolution to your accident.

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