Social media is everywhere. Over the past five years, the insurance industry has used social media as a tool in accident investigations, according to Edmunds.com.
In a report released December 1, 2016, the National Safety Council (NSC) and TIRF (Traffic Injury Research Foundation) outlined a blueprint for all states to reduce teen driver car crashes, the leading cause of death for that age group.
In the just released report Dangerous by Design 2016, Smart Growth America (SGA) ranks the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area as the number 1 most dangerous metro area for pedestrians.
The first 9 months of 2016 showed an increase in the number of people who died in motor vehicle crashes of about 8 percent compared with the first 9 months of 2015. Here are the sobering facts.
February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month. Motorcycle accidents involving cars and trucks are usually more serious than other types of crashes. When the accident involving the motorcyclist is a hit-and-run accident, being compensated for damages may be complicated.
Seniors and those requiring special care have guaranteed rights in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Although there are many very good facilities, unfortunately there are those which have had cases of neglect and/or abuse.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida has more than 1,540 miles of navigable inland waterways and a 1,350-mile coastline (the 2nd longest of all states, after Alaska), much of which is well-trafficked and utilized for both commercial and recreational purposes. Boating and related equipment accidents are therefore quite common.
Vehicle accidents have significant consequences for those injured, and these cases can be complicated. In Florida, state records show that from 2011 to 2015, crashes rose 63 percent from 229,210 to 373,853.
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reported that in 2013 one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Many of these pedestrian accidents happen in school zones and as the result of vehicle back-overs.
The element of legal causation is a core component of every Florida personal injury case. When a plaintiff files a personal injury lawsuit, he or she is asserting that the defendant is the actual, direct, and substantial cause of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff – whether the defendant acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally in causing such injuries. As a personal injury plaintiff, you will need to satisfy this causation element in order to recover damages from the defendant.