Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A. Recently reported another case in which justice was served

Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A. recently reported another case in which justice was served. The firm represented a 90 year-old pedestrian that was bumped by a car in a store parking lot and caused to fall and twist an ankle.

In this case, the client sustained a non-displaced lateral malleolus fracture – which translates to a fracture in the bone on the outside of the ankle joint. The treatment required 9 weeks in a CAM walker, followed by physical therapy. The defendant driver was insured by GEICO and the defense denied liability and disputed the existence of a fracture and that the Plaintiff sustained a permanent injury.

After a three-day trial before Hon. Jeffrey Levenson in Broward County, Florida, the jury returned a verdict in the Plaintiff’s favor with a finding of permanency. The net verdict exceeded the Proposal for Settlement which will entitle the Plaintiff to an award of Attorney’s fees as well as compensatory damages.

This is another example of how Jeffrey Davis, P.A. is willing to go beyond the call of duty for their clients. They are determined to get their clients what is rightfully owed.

Decreasing the Chances of an Accident at Night

Personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg has handled thousands of car accidents and has noticed that many night-time accidents can be avoided with a little planning.  After age 30, a driver’s eyes become less acute and more sensitive a night especially to on-coming headlights.  There are some simple tips that will decrease your chances of a night time auto accident.

1. Shift Your Gaze

When facing on-coming headlights, never look at those lights directly. It may take several seconds for your vision to adjust and an accident could occur.  Always “shift your gaze” down and to the right.  Try to use the edge of the road line, lane line or lane markers as a guide.

2. Be Seen and Predictable

You are not the only one having difficulty seeing at night! So, be predictable.  Always check you mirrors often and know where the other traffic is located.  Try using your turn signals much earlier than you normally would during daylight. When you are preparing to stop, tap your brakes lightly at least 3 times as an additional warning that you will be stopping.

3. Prepare Your Vehicle for Optimum Night Driving

Most cars today have a manual or automatic rear view dimmer which should be used.  I have noticed that many drivers either do not switch on the rear view dimmer or refuse to turn the auto-dimmer to the on position. The rear view is very important during night driving and a high beam can blind you for several seconds.  Switch the rear view dimmer on tonight!

Many drivers complain about brightness across the entire windshield at night.  This can be aggravated by a dirty windshield which refracts light. Always drive with a clean windshield inside and out. Finally, most vehicles today have dimmers for the interior gauges as well.  Again, no one seems to bother using them.  The bright gauges in the cabin interior can make it difficult to focus on dark objects in front of your car.  Tonight, try dimming the interior gauges slightly.  You may be surprised how safe you feel!

As an experienced personal injury attorney, Barry P. Goldberg can assure you that the most valuable car accident is the one you avoid.  Try uses the simple techniques listed above and enjoy your drive more this evening.