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Category Archives: auto accident

General Motors Pays out Billions for Faulty Ignition Cases

By Mike Walker Law |

On September 5th, General Motors announced that it had settled the last two “bellwether” cases that were linked to the faulty ignition switch which caused close to 125 deaths and almost 300 injuries. These particular settlements stemmed from various cases filed in different states but consolidated in federal court, all of which were filed… Read More »

Death in Florida Sparks Concerns over Tesla Autopilot Cars

By Mike Walker Law |

On July 10th, the New York Times featured a story indicating that the second federal agency has launched an investigation concerning the fatal Florida crash that involved a Tesla vehicle operating in autopilot mode. The Tesla car failed to stop when a tractor-trailer truck turned right in front of it. As a result, the… Read More »

Advocates Speak Out In Favor Of Changing “Car Accident” To “Car Crash”

By Mike Walker Law |

The New York Times published an article on May 22nd highlighting the recent movement by advocates to draw attention to the human error aspects of car crashes, particularly in recent years; noting just how “accidental” these crashes may not be. They point out that almost all crashes at this point stem from human behaviors… Read More »

Nissan Recalls Vehicles Due To Dangerous Passenger Side Airbag Defects

By Mike Walker Law |

Nissan recently announced that it is recalling approximately 3.5 million vehicles, most-all in the United States, due to the front-passenger airbags potentially being defective during crashes. Specifically, regulators have been putting forth efforts to get the company to fix widespread issues with the occupant sensing system for years. The system at issue detects whether… Read More »

Recent Dangerous Incidents in Florida Leave Many Wondering: Who’s Responsible for the Injuries?

By Mike Walker Law |

Several events that took place in Florida on or around Martin Luther King Jr. day have officials and citizens wondering who should be held responsible for the various injuries and other damage done because of the negligent (and even intentionally reckless) actions involved. Bikers Flood Streets on MLK Jr. Day On January 18th, hundreds… Read More »

Authorities Warn Of Car Safety Issues with Impending Storms

By Mike Walker Law |

This year, heavy, treacherous storms are expected to arrive in January, bringing authorities to warn drivers to address priority safety issues with their cars now. Florida residents are familiar with these issues and the dangers that they bring to the roads. Along with driving more slowly and cautiously as stormy weather approaches, there are… Read More »

Severe Safety Issues with Stretch Limousines

By Mike Walker Law |

As highlighted by the New York Times, many people do not realize that most-all stretch limousines have been stripped of basic safety features that regular vehicles are equipped with. This leaves them with very few chances of surviving collisions and the chances of a severe, fatal crash high. “Unnaturally” Made But why are these… Read More »

Drug on the Rise in Florida May Have Implications for Drivers & Others

By Mike Walker Law |

Although driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is well-publicized and cautioned against in our society, driving under the influence of certain drugs has been less publicized and thus less understood, potentially placing people in danger on the streets. In Florida, a drug known as “flakka” is becoming increasingly popular, often with devastating consequences…. Read More »

Tailgating and Car Accidents in Florida

By Mike Walker Law |

Tailgating—or following another driver too close—can be deadly. Often times, by driving right up against the other driver, there is no time and space to properly break and prevent an accident. Under Florida law, a driver is not supposed to follow another vehicle more closely than is “reasonable and prudent,” depending upon the traffic… Read More »

Alleged Road Rage Killing in Florida

By Mike Walker Law |

Road rage incidents are far too common these days, and they can sometimes end tragically. For example, on July 23, a Florida man was shot to death after another man was convinced that he followed him home. Both drivers (Doyle and Gonzalez) called 911 while on the road, but reported different stories once the… Read More »

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