The recent motorcycle accident in Fort Myers involving an animal’s crossing the road, brings to mind the question of a pet owner’s responsibility.
All reported campus crimes have decreased over the past 15 years, but not sexual assault, according to a new federal study by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department.
The GHSA reported that rear seat passengers are 3 times more likely to die in a crash if they are unbuckled.
Labor Day weekend represents the unofficial end of summer for many in the United States. Since Florida has 4 of the 5 most dangerous roadways (reported in Condé Nast Traveler) running through the state, there is no coincidence that Florida is a high-risk area for accidents on Labor Day weekend.
Florida has the second largest coastline in the United States (at 1,350 miles) and extensive freshwater river and lake systems throughout the state. In conjunction with yearlong warm weather, this makes Florida the premier destination for recreational boating in the nation, but it also creates an environment ripe for boating accidents. In a 2015 report conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, Florida was found to have the largest number of registered recreational boating...
The American Journal of Public Health researchers found that the prevalence of drivers with prescription opioids detected in their systems at the time of death surged from 1.0 percent in 1995 to 7.2 percent in 2015.
If your loved one has been killed due to the negligent acts of another, Florida law — depending on your relationship with the deceased — may entitle you to wrongful death damages for the losses you experience as a result of your loved one’s passing. Pursuant to the Florida Statutes section 768.21, wrongful death damages include loss of companionship, loss of protection, loss of guidance, loss of financial support, mental pain and suffering, and more.
A critical protection for the elderly, according to Fair Arbitration Now Coalition (FANC), a group of more than 75 consumer, health and advocacy groups, is being stripped by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).
The answer to the question of whether automated energy braking systems (AEB) can really prevent collisions may be yes, or no, depending upon the collision.
In Florida, if you’ve suffered an injury due to another’s negligence — and the negligent person has an employer for whom they were performing various job responsibilities at the time of the accident — you may be able to sue the employer and recover damages under a theory of a vicarious liability. Those unfamiliar with the law of vicarious liability may not realize that they are actually entitled to sue the employer. One might wrongly assume that the negligent acts of an individual...