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Tag Archives: Fort Pierce Car Accident Lawyers

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Five Common Ways Car Accidents and Injuries Occur

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents and injuries happen when you least expect them. Dangerous driving behaviors on the part of other drivers are the most common cause of these accidents, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Being aware of the different ways in which car accidents occur emphasizes the need for defensive driving… Read More »

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Dos and Don’ts When Dealing with Insurers After a Car Accident

By William E. Raikes III |

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is natural to be shaken as the result of your injuries and confused as to what your next steps should be. Unfortunately, it is during this vulnerable time that you will likely be dealing with insurance company representatives, as they gather information about your claim. What… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself Over Holiday Road Trips

By William E. Raikes III |

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us have plans to visit with family and friends. For some, this involves a short trip across town. For others, it means traveling long distances and over multiple states. It is important to be aware that increases in holiday traffic mean an increased risk for… Read More »

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Protect Yourself in the Event Your Car Breaks Downs

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us have had the experience of being stuck on the side of the road due to automotive issues, such as a flat tire or unexplained stalling. Breakdowns leave drivers vulnerable and increase the odds of severe and life-threatening injuries. A recent car accident involving a driver from Port St. Lucie emphasizes the… Read More »

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Who Pays the Damages in Uber and Lyft Car Accidents?

By William E. Raikes III |

Ridesharing companies have gained widespread popularity throughout Fort Pierce and the surrounding areas. They are often used among party goers and revelers who have had too much to drink and need a safe, sober ride home. They also come in handy for older adults and those without a vehicle who need a ride to… Read More »

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping? Be Alert to the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

By William E. Raikes III |

Having trouble sleeping at night or simply not getting enough sleep due to a hectic schedule is a problem for many people. Unfortunately, in addition to the impact it can have on your health and your ability to handle various tasks, being excessively tired can create serious dangers behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is… Read More »

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Reduce Your Car Accident Risk By Avoiding Conflicts With Aggressive Drivers

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us have had the experience of being cut off in traffic, or having another driver tailgate us or make some sort of hostile hand gesture. While you may be tempted to return their rude conduct with actions of your own, be aware that doing so will only escalate the situation and increase… Read More »

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Preventing Teen Car Accidents Over the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of Summer

By William E. Raikes III |

With school letting out, summer is the time for children of all ages to enjoy a greater freedom and more time to hang out with their friends. For teenagers who may have only recently gotten a driver’s license, this often means borrowing mom and dad’s car to and spending more time on the road…. Read More »

Automatic Braking Systems To Become Standard on New Cars in 2022

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes and collisions happen suddenly, often giving drivers little time to respond. A driver slams on the brakes in front of you, a car pulls out in front of you in traffic, or unexpected delays causing sudden stops are all scenarios in which car accidents and injuries commonly occur. Automatic braking systems requiring… Read More »

Four Common Causes of Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents occur with alarming regularity, little advance warning and at times when we least expect it. While major,-multi car accidents have the potential to result in death and long term disabilities for drivers and well as passengers, even a seemingly minor incident can result in serious car accident injuries that could permanently impact… Read More »

The Law Office of William E. Raikes III is located in Fort Pierce, FL and serves clients in and around the communities of Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach.

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