Motorcycle Accidents on Roadways

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcyclist deaths occurred twenty seven times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data. Motorcycle accidents may occur for a number of reasons. The most common reason reported is the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles on the road. This endangers motorcyclist and increases their risk of being involved in an accident. Motorcycle accidents are occurring with more frequency.

One of the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is left turn accidents. Left turn accidents occur when a vehicle pulls out from a intersection attempting to make a left turn but instead ends up in motorcyclist path. An example of a blind spot is when a motorist fails to see the motorcyclist while changing lanes, ultimately resulting in an accident. Some of the other common causes of motorcycles accidents are unsafe lane changes, speeding, driving under the influence, lane splitting, sudden stops, and inexperienced drivers.

The majority of motorcycles accidents reported serious injuries. Injuries can range from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, chest, and/or abdominal injuries. The more frequent type of injuries are lower extremity, including Tibia, Fibula, Ankle, Hip, and Pelvis. Another common injury is Traumatic brain injury also known as TBI. It is defined as an injury to the brain caused by a blow or hit to the head that can damage the brain. The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders state “ Each year, millions of people in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries.”

Motorcycles accidents can be extremely dangerous and therefore require experienced injury attorneys familiar with the type of injuries associated with motorcycle accidents. At Darfoor Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys can counsel you regarding your rights and compensation. Darfoor Law Firm will represent you or a loved one that has been involved in a motorcycle accident. Feel free to contact us immediately at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free initial consultation about your motorcycle accident claim from a Broward motorcycle accident attorney. Let an experienced Florida injury attorney represent you.

Speeding Accidents on the Florida Roads

Speeding is unlawful and can result in heavy penalties. According to the Florida DMV, approximately 4 million traffic citations were issued due to common moving violations. One million of the violations listed were for speeding. Speeding is one of the key causes attributed to car accidents, resulting in one-third of all motor vehicles fatalities.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense or if an officer indicated that racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was a contributing factor in the crash. A majority of drivers are likely to drive over rather than stay within the speed limits. Exceeding the posted speed limit is considered an offense. Consequently, speeding increases the driver’s probability of being involved in a fatal crash.

Most drivers can prevent errors by knowing what types of mistakes they are making.  There are ways to reduce the probability of accidents due to speeding. The majority of accidents attributed to speeding are due to over speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, running stop signs, running red lights, and improper lane change. These distractions can be fatally dangerous to drivers on the roadways.

Being involved in a speeding accident can result in severe injuries requiring serious surgeries and ultimately even fatal. If you have suffered injuries as a victim of a speeding accident, whether you are the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian, Darfoor Law Firm can help you. The speeding driver that’s at fault can be held responsible for their actions. We will help you with your personal injury claim, medical bills, and ultimately to obtain compensation for your damages. If you or a loved one suffered from serious injuries or experienced a death of loved one due to a speeding car accident, attorney Kweku Darfoor can help. Call Darfoor Law Firm office at 754-800-5657 for an initial free consultation regarding your accident.

Intoxicated and Impaired Driving Accident

The state of Florida has laws to protect those victims injured due to drunk driving. While under the influence of alcohol, any operation of a vehicle is considered committing the offense of driving while impaired. An act or consumption of alcohol while operating a vehicle is a crime. The ability to control a vehicle due to errors of judgement are often the results of injuries and death in car accidents.

Intoxication and Impairment are terms used interchangeably when referring to operating a vehicle. These terms are often mixed up in discussion due to the language being implied. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. In the case of driving under the influence(DUI), Intoxication is defined as the condition of having physical or mental control markedly diminished by the effects of alcohol or drug. Whereas, Driving while impaired (DWI), Impaired is defined as unable to function normally or safely (as when operating a motor vehicle) because of intoxication by alcohol or drugs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28% Percentage of motor vehicle traffic fatalities are caused by alcohol-impaired driving in the United States in 2016. An increase in one’s alcohol blood level greater than 80 mg/dL or 0.08 is considered intoxication. Due to the levels of context being higher than normal, an intoxicated person is incapable of their actions. The effects may alter their mood, speech, physical health, and tolerance. For example, the person may be a danger to themselves or others, unable to care for themselves, or cause a disturbance to others around. Moreover, an intoxicated individual should certainly not be behind the wheel of any vehicle, truck, or heavy machinery.

You have rights as the victim of a drunk driving accident. Attorney Kweku Darfoor can vigorously represent you and your family by holding the at-fault driver plus any other responsible parties liable for your damages. At Darfoor Law Firm,  our drunk driving accident attorney will evaluate your circumstances in order to get you the just compensation you deserve.  Give us a call at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation to speak with attorney Kweku Darfoor.

Slip and Fall on Commercial Property

An excessive number of people are injured every year due to falls. People of all ages can be potential victims of slip and fall accidents. A Slip and fall is when a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. For example, an establishment can be at fault for their negligence for leaving a hazardous obstacle in a walking path. The owner may be held legally responsible. This type of case would be classified as a “premises liability” claim.

According to the U.S. Department of Labour’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.The main characteristics of slip and fall injuries are cluttered hallways, wet floors, poor lighting, suitable floor coverings, and uneven floor surfaces. There are a variety of circumstances of slip and falls that may be a result of hazardous conditions.The best thing to do after a slip and fall accident is to get medical attention, inspect the area where you fell, identify witnesses, fill out an accident report, and take photos as soon as possible.

Additionally, you should seek legal consultation from an experienced premises liability lawyer. A slip and fall may cause fractures, cuts, bruises, head and neck injuries, and dislocations. As a result, a slip and fall can lead to missed days of work or injuries that make it challenging for a person to return work. Now largely most people are not aware of their rights. Generally, after a slip and fall accident the next step is to contact a Broward premises liability lawyer for professional advice. Every case is unique, but having an experienced attorney working on your behalf is the key.

Legal representation is recommended for all slip and fall accidents. Darfoor Law firm will be happy to offer you a free consultation to assess your potential claim for you or your loved ones. As experienced personal injury lawyers, Darfoor Law Firm has the experience in this practice area to represent you against insurance companies and their powerful defense lawyers. Feel free to contact your premises liability lawyers at 754-800-5657 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential claims.