Slip And Fall Accidents Are More Dangerous Than They Sound
It is unfortunate, but slip and fall accidents are not always taken seriously. On many occasions, the episodes are the punchlines of jokes. However, they shouldn't be, and people should take these matters solemnly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five falls results in serious injury. Of course, the type of ailment will vary from accident to accident, but they often include issues such as...
• Fractures Or Broken Bones
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Torn Tendons
• Pulled Muscles
Most people associate slip and fall events with older citizens. They aren't necessarily wrong, as the CDC's research states that 29 million older Americans experienced falls in 2014 alone. However, the episode can affect anyone, any time, and anywhere. For instance, employees that work in a restaurant, retail store, or another industry may trip over uneven surfaces, wires, or boxes and become hurt.
Additionally, with the holidays fast approaching, many homeowners will have guests staying at their houses. Should one of the visitors happen to trip, slip, and fall because of the individual's negligence, the property owner may find him or herself in hot... ...read full post
Motorcyclists Are Still Out And About During The Winter Months
In some states, like let's say Michigan or North Dakota, it is highly likely that citizens put their motorcycles away during the wintertime. After all, they have to deal with below-freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. However, when it comes to Florida, bikes can be seen on the highways at any time. Why? Well, the weather is usually great here, regardless of the time of year.
So, Floridian drivers must remain aware and stay on the lookout for motorcyclists during the spring, summer, fall, and winter. Heck, it is already late November, and plenty of riders are still taking their rides out for a spin daily. Unfortunately, on some occasions, doing so gives them more than what they bargained for, though. However, don't merely take our word for it. Instead, view some of these recent stories that made headlines.
• WTSP – Northbound I-275 Reopened After Motorcycle Crash In St. Petersburg
• Tampa Bay Times On MSN.com – Land O' Lakes Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On U.S. Highway 301
• Fox 13 – Motorcyclist Injured In Crash After Car Fails To Slow For Traffic, FHP Says
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Can I Sue If I Have An Auto Accident While On Vacation In Florida?
They don’t call us the “Sunshine State” for nothing. With an average of 237 days of sunshine and over a thousand miles of coastline, Florida is a prime vacation destination. If you come and visit our state on vacation, you’ll have a wonderful time. That is, unless you get into an auto accident. In that case, not only is your vacation ruined, you may not know what to do to protect yourself in an unfamiliar state. Here is everything vacationers need to know about what to do if they are in a Florida accident.
What Steps Do I Need To Take If I Am Hurt In A Florida Auto Accident?
There are certain steps you need to take if you have been in an accident to help protect your rights:
● Accidents involving injury, death or property damage more than $500 you must contact the police and get a police report
● If you are not injured, you must offer “reasonable assistance” for anyone injured
● Exchange insurance and personal information of the other drivers.
● Get names and contact information of any witnesses
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Can I Sue After I’m Injured From A Fall?
If you slip and fall in Florida you may need compensation for your injuries. These accidents fall under Florida’s personal injury law which can be a bit difficult to understand. However, our team is here to help you understand your rights and what you can do to protect yourself after a fall.
What Defines A Slip And Fall Accident?
The term “slip and fall” refers to any time a person loses their footing on another person’s property, and falls, causing injury. Some examples include:
● Tripping over an object on the sidewalk
● Falling due to a hole, low spot, or crack in the sidewalk.
● Slipping and falling due to a spilled item or standing water.
While people do trip and fall we are talking about a person who falls and injures themselves due to the owner or manager of the property’s negligence. Under the Florida Premises Liability Law, a homeowner, landowner, or business must keep their property in a reasonably safe condition for their customers or guests. If the property owner or manager sees a safety issue and does not fix it quickly, they are negligent. If... ...read full post
A Crash During The Next Month Or So Could Ruin Your Holiday Season
According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the state contained 17,077,316 licensed drivers and 17,006,738 registered vehicles in 2017. It is highly likely that the numbers have increased a little bit since then, though, as we are on the cusp of 2020. In other words, the Sunshine State's roadways have lots of cars on them, both during the day and night. As such, with so many autos and people in one place, accidents are sure to arise from time to time.
However, with the holidays fast approaching, there will probably be plenty of visitors coming in from out of town. Sure, things may get a little more crowded, but these are festive occasions, and we should welcome all of the guests with open arms. After all, whether they are here visiting family/friends, going to an amusement park, or doing something else, they will be purchasing goods and helping our economy continue to thrive.
Still, though, the increased traffic could wind up being a Floridian's worst nightmare. How? Well, if a negligent or reckless operator crashes into his or... ...read full post