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Auto Accidents & New Seatbelt Law

February 24, 2011

With almost two deaths per mile of I-95 from 2004 to 2008, and I-4 being ranked the third most dangerous road in the country, Florida is familiar with automobile accidents. These accidents can range everywhere from single-car accidents to semi-truck accidents.

The causes and effects of auto accidents include everything from drunk driving, speeding, driving while tired or distracted, tailgating and vehicle defects to broken bones, whiplash, memory loss and disability. The main cause of Florida car accidents, though, is negligence, plain and simple.

You're life is likely to get hectic after an auto accident, especially when insurance companies are calling non-stop looking for statements. Don't get overwhelmed. Seek legal advice from someone like Gloria Seidule who will fight to protect of your rights.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, talk to an experienced attorney like those at the Law Office of Gloria Seidule. With more than 20 years of experience dealing with automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, tractor trailer accidents semi-truck accidents, etc., Gloria Seidule will work hard for you.

The following cases are prime examples of the positive results this law office has seen from their efforts:

  • ‍Federal Tort Claims Act where action was taken against the USPS: a child was run over by a mail truck. (settlement reached)
  • Parcel Delivery Accident where a delivery driver hit a bicyclist with his struck while trying to back up. (settlement reached)
  • A settlement was reached with a large trucking company because one of its drivers rear-ended a car at a stop light. The truck was fully loaded, so the victim endured extensive injuries.
  • Although he/she tried to blame the victim, a speeder was found negligent after hitting a car pulling out of a driveway.

Gloria Seidule is a medical malpractice and personal injury attorney experienced in auto accidents, infections, abuse, common injuries and much more. She practices throughout the Treasure Coast including in Stuart and Port St. Lucie.

Call the Law Office of Gloria Seidule to set up a free and confidential consultation: 772-287-1220.

U.S. Supreme Court Opens Automakers to Seatbelt Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court established today that automakers can be sued for not properly equipping seatbelts with shoulder straps. The justices unanimously ruled that companies aren't immunized by a federal regulation that allowed lap-only belts in some rear seats prior to 2007. This marks a great change for our country.

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-23/auto-industry-can-be-sued-over-seatbelt-design-u-s-supreme-court-rules.html