Bicycling has many advantages for Floridians. You get exercise. Save on gas money and auto repairs. Leave less of a carbon footprint.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks is a lack of safety, and one of the biggest reasons for this is the high number of bicycle accidents caused by vehicles every year. In this post, we’ll explain how negligent drivers often cause bicycle accidents and what to do if you have been hurt.
Bicycle Injuries and Motorists in Florida
About half a million bicyclists visit emergency rooms with injuries every year in the U.S., and over 800 people die from bicycle accidents. Many of these deaths and injuries are caused by crashes with motor vehicles, and these numbers continue to rise.…
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.…
Is your child attending a summer camp this year? You need to know what to do if your child experiences an injury at summer camp. In this post, we’ll tell you about the most common injuries and ways to protect your child against them. We’ll also let you know what to do if your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence.
Most Common Florida Summer Camp Injuries
Your child may experience one or more of these most common types of summer camp injuries.
Falls or Collisions
Whether your child is attending a sports camp, nature camp, arts camp, or any other type, dangerous falls may occur.…
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.…
A recent Tesla crash that involved the car catching fire and killed two teens is now being investigated by authorities.
A 2014 Tesla Model S allegedly had a battery fire, which led to the deaths of two 18-year-old male teens. A third teenaged male was ejected from the vehicle and was treated for injuries. The police report indicates that speed played a role in the crash. The Fort Lauderdale incident is now under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
In this post, we’ll discuss how auto defects create liability for crash injuries, and we’ll explain how compensation works for car crash product liability cases.
Numerous Tesla Accidents Involving Fires
Tesla cars have been in the news for several fires over the past few years.…
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.…
If your Florida pharmacy has made a significant mistake that caused you serious injury, you can fight back with the help of a qualified attorney. In this post, we’ll detail what duties pharmacists have when dealing with patients and what options are available to you.
Pharmacist Duties in Florida
When you go to the pharmacy to receive a prescription, you place your trust in the pharmacist and staff to know what they are doing. Here are the duties a pharmacist has to patients:
Looking over your medical history before handing you the prescription
Understanding potential interactions with other drugs you may be taking
Talking with your doctor about any concerns
Letting you know the possible side effects of a drug
Asking you if you have any questions about the prescription
Making sure they provide you with the correct medication, including potency and dosage
Making sure the instructions/label on the medication are correct
You should be able to trust that the medication you receive is accurate and beneficial to you.…Read more
If you are hurt while watching your favorite Florida team, who is responsible for your injuries? In this post, we’re going to detail recent incidents at baseball stadiums around the country and help you understand what the law says about injury liability.
Are MLB Games Safe for Fans?
At the beginning of the 2018 season, new padded poles were added to hold up extended netting at Yankee Stadium. However, the poles were taken down only a few weeks into the season because some complained that they obstructed the view. Now, a suspended steel cable is holding up netting that runs from home plate all the way to the outfield.…
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.…
It’s prom and graduation season, which means more teens are out on the roads, and accidents are more likely to occur. In this post we’ll detail statistics for driving accidents that are common this time of year and tell you what to do to protect yourself.
If you are in a car accident with a negligent teen, you can file for fair and just compensation – we’ll show you how.
Teen Driving Accident Statistics for Prom and Graduation Season
Vehicle accidents claim the lives of over 3,000 teens every year, and around 250,000 more experience injuries related to vehicle crashes. That’s terrifying, but the statistics on teen driving specifically during this season may be even worse.…