When you are shopping for a new car, you will probably consider a lot of factors before making a decision. Appearance, cost, and safety are all top factors that adults think about as they browse.
When you think about car safety, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It might be airbags.
Airbags are installed in cars throughout the world to prevent harm when an auto accident occurs. They are a tried and true method that has saved thousands of lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that they can reduce death from front crashes by 30%.
Unfortunately, airbags have been getting a bad rap for the past few years.…
You may be surprised to learn that poisoned candy should be the least of your concerns for your child’s Halloween.
What should you be worried about?
Florida drivers. Keep reading to learn how to protect your child from getting hurt by a negligent driver this Halloween, and if a loved one is injured, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.
Halloween Accident Statistics Floridians Should Know
Here are some chilling Halloween statistics to consider:
Twice as many children are killed on Halloween as compared to other days of the year due to pedestrian accidents that involve a vehicle.
Children are four times as likely to be injured as a pedestrian on Halloween than any other day of the year.…
Hurricane season is no joke in Florida. Every year, thousands – or even millions – of Floridians face damage to their homes, ranging from total destruction to more minor damages such as roof repairs.
The peak of Florida hurricane season is just about over, and it’s been interesting so far. You may have already been hit, or you could face damages before we breathe a collective sigh of relief when the season finally comes to a close.
Due to the threat of Florida hurricanes, the majority of Floridians hold some kind of hurricane insurance policy. As a policyholder, you are paying for the peace of mind that comes with trusting that your insurer will pay damages covered in your policy if the worst were to happen.…
The new school year is upon us, and your child is hopefully enjoying her back to school experience. Although Florida schools are generally very safe places for children, school injuries can and do occur every day.
In fact, about 25% of all child injuries occur in or around school property, and many of these accidents are preventable. In a number of cases, injuries are related to improper maintenance of school grounds or lack of supervision by teachers or school staff. If your child’s injury is due to negligence, you should consider holding the school accountable for the actions that led to his or her injury.
Below, we’re going to cover what Florida parents need to know about school injuries, including what causes school injuries and what to look out for, as well as what to do if your child is injured as a result of the school’s negligence.…
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast in Florida, you need the right gear to stay safe while riding. In this post, we’ll detail the best gear to keep you protected while cruising the Florida highways.
How the Right Motorcycle Gear Protects Floridians
If you have the unfortunate experience of getting into a motorcycle accident, the right gear can protect you from injury or death. Your body cannot withstand injuries at the speed your motorcycle travels even when cruising around town, so protective gear is a must.
Even if you don’t break any bones or experience any internal injuries in a fall, your skin could experience severe abrasions that could even expose muscles and bones at high speeds.…
With their bright, cheery colors and soft appearances, it’s hard to imagine that bounce houses could possibly be dangerous. However, all you have to do is do a quick internet search for bounce house accidents, and you will be greeted with terrifying videos of bouncy castles floating high in the air or trapped in powerlines. And that’s just the beginning.
Here are just a few of the worst-reported accidents:
A 3-year-old in Washington was killed after two adults fell on him, fracturing his skull.
Two New York kindergartners were seriously injured after their bounce house was blown 50 feet into the air by a gust of wind, and they fell out, landing on a parked car and on asphalt, respectively.…
The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family for a barbeque and fireworks.
Unfortunately, this holiday is often interrupted as Floridians make their way back home. Fourth of July is notorious for high rates of car accidents, including fatal car accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that an average of 118 motor vehicle accident deaths happen each year on Fourth of July.
This statistic doesn’t even address the number of serious injuries that occur due to Fourth of July-related car crashes.
Were you hurt by a negligent driver on the Fourth of July? If you have suffered injuries or damage to your car after a motor vehicle accident, you may already see bills and charges coming in.…
If you have a slip and fall injury in Florida, it’s important for you to understand the difference between actual and constructive knowledge and how it applies in a personal injury case. j
Below, we’re going to explain what each term means, cover the elements you need to prove to win a slip and fall case.
Understanding Actual vs. Constructive Knowledge
To successfully gain compensation in a slip and fall accident case, you must be able to prove that the defendant had actual or constructive knowledge of the problem that caused your injury. If you can prove that the defendant had knowledge and did nothing to correct the problem, you may be able to win your case.…
If you have been injured in a Florida boating accident due to another’s negligent actions, a skilled boating accident lawyer can help you put together a successful claim.
Below, we’re going to explain what you need to do to file a Florida boating injury lawsuit and how the entire process works.
Main Types of Boating Accidents in Florida
The majority of recreational boating accidents in Florida include:
Hitting Another Boat
When two boats collide, most of the time both boat operators will be held partially responsible. The court will determine the percentage of responsibility based on the facts of the case.
For example, if one boat operator was speeding but the other boat operator was in a restricted area, they may both be at fault for the accident.…
Pedestrian accidents are on the rise in Florida, and often when a car hits a bystander, the results are incredibly serious – even deadly.
Since 2009, pedestrian deaths have steadily increased. In fact, Florida is one of the top three states for fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accidents.
This May, a Pensacola man was killed when he did not use the crosswalk and was hit by a driver.
In late April, a man from New Port Richey was killed when he was walking in the center lane. The man was wearing dark clothes and the area was not lit, so the driver did not see him.
A hit-and-run accident in March killed a bicyclist in Pinellas Park, and a pedestrian in Tampa was killed in another hit-and-run accident.…