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Hit by a Negligent Driver While Barhopping on NYE? Fight Back

For those who go out to the bars, New Year’s Eve is typically one big mess. It can be a fun mess, but it’s still a mess – people trying to connect with their friends or find that special someone before midnight, drivers acting frustrated and crazy, and everywhere you go you face crowds, crowds, crowds. Living in a warm state like Florida gives you an advantage in this regard: if one place is super busy, you and your friends don’t have to drive to have fun – just walk to the next bar down the street!
 
Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Some just can’t leave their cars behind – even if they have been drinking.…

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Beware of Accidents at New Year’s Celebrations

 
New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to get together with your best friends, grab a drink, and celebrate into the wee hours of the morning. But if you decide to go this route, remember to take care.
 
You might already know that New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year for drunk driving accidents due to people leaving New Year’s parties intoxicated, but there are things you should watch out for even before you get on the road. What are they?
 
Rowdy clubgoers. Most people go out on New Year’s Eve because they want to be with people that they love when the clock counts down and the calendar changes from one year to the next.…

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Floridians Should Take Care During Busy Thanksgiving Travel

 
When most people think about Thanksgiving, their brains immediately go to the three “Fs” – food, family, and football. It’s a day of gorging ourselves on hearty fare, surrounding ourselves with people we love (and, let’s be honest, sometimes a few that we just tolerate), and taking in the big games of the day. But for a huge number of Americans, the holiday is about something else as well – driving.
 
It is estimated that more than 46 million people in this country will drive 50 or more miles over the Thanksgiving weekend, including over two million Floridians. That’s a lot of cars on the road at once, but drivers in the Sunshine State are used to dealing with crowded roadways.…

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What Happens When Individual Drivers Collide with Public Transit?

 
While it’s not something that happens every day, individual automobiles and public transit vehicles do sometimes collide. When these accidents occur, how are legal responsibilities divided? Of course,we expect both drivers to be held responsible for their share of the blame, but if public transit is concerned, the city is also automatically involved—and that’s where things get complicated.
 
In a recent story from New York, a woman drove her SUV into a subway car. (Yes, you read that right.) According to the NY Post, the driver of the car was likely propelled over the cement barrier along the side of the road by first driving over a mound of dirt.…

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Category: Accidents | Car Accidents

In Florida, Traffic Accidents Can Lead to Drowning Deaths

 
With its miles of coastline as well as plentiful lakes, streams, and channels, Florida is the ideal setting for anyone who loves spending time on the water. Unfortunately, our easy access to water also means that traffic accidents involving submersion are a problem in our state.
 
Not only does Florida lead the nation in boating accidents, our state also leads the nation for most drowning deaths from traffic accidents, with an average of slightly more than one accident per week. There are around 400 traffic accident submersion drowning deaths in the country each year, which means that Florida has about 13-14% of all these accidents.
 
With 1,197 miles of coastline and more than 30,000 lakes covering over 3 million acres of land, there are plenty of places around Florida where people involved in a car accident are at risk for getting into a submersion accident.…

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Anniversary a Reminder that Cruises Can Be Deadly

 
Most people probably don’t have to be told that cruises can be dangerous. Over the last few years, all kinds of unfortunate goings-on, including rampant illness outbreaks, countless cancelled trips, vessels that lost power and had to be towed back to port, and even people stranded in their luxury liner (no longer seeming so luxurious) for days have made the headlines.
 
For a while, news outlets were calling the most recent outbreak of sickness – one that claimed 630 passengers and 54 crew members – the biggest ever of its kind. Those statements have since been corrected, but it’s up to you to decide whether it makes it better or worse that a 2006 norovirus almost made nearly 700 people sick on a different cruise.…

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What to Do If You Fall and Hurt Yourself in a Store

 
If you slip and fall in a store, parking lot, or neighbor’s walkway, the first thing you’re probably going to feel (besides the pain!) is embarrassment. No one wants to be looked at as the clumsy person who ends up on their rear end all the time, and this might lead you to do some foolish things like ignoring the severity of injuries. Many people try to walk them off in an effort to be tough or hurry away before anyone sees them.
 
These things are natural emotional reactions, but they are definitely not smart. The damage that you sustain from a fall can be incredibly serious. According the state of New York, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for people who are 45 years and older.…

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Small Motorcycles, Big Cities: Riding in an Urban Area

 
With the congestion on many of our highways and limited parking in metropolitan areas, some big city commuters may want to start considering trading in their four-wheeled vehicle for a two-wheeled one.
 
There are several key advantages to riding a motorcycle in a big city, but there are also plenty of risks due to all the other drivers on the roads – most of them in larger vehicles. First, though, let’s take a look at some of the benefits.
 
Why Ride a Motorcycle to Work?
 
More parking options Studies suggest that up to 30% of city traffic may be caused by drivers circling the block searching for parking, and drivers spend between 6-14 minutes looking for parking on average.…

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Las Vegas Motorcycle Deaths on the Rise

 
Most people who’ve had any experience driving in and around Las Vegas know that it’s treacherous. People are out in force all day and night because the city never sleeps.
 
Cabbies and tourists (and out of town drivers) abound because of the casinos. Drunk and distracted driving is an issue that just won’t go away. And many of the most popular areas are designed with pedestrians in mind far more so than drivers. But as bad as regular drivers have it, Vegas is worse for motorcyclists.
 
Exactly how dangerous is driving a motorcycle in Las Vegas? As of November 21, there had been 24 fatalities involving motorcycles in 2013.…

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