A group of motorcyclists were out on a ride in Michigan on Sunday, August 10, when a dog suddenly ran into the road causing a motorcyclist to hit it, according to WNEM. Both the motorcyclist and the dog were killed as the result of the accident.
Many people are aware that business owners have some level of responsibility to warn of dangerous conditions, but do homeowners have a duty to warn of dangerous conditions? Fort Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know the owners of private property owe a duty to individuals on their property. However, the extent of that duty will depend on the status of the individual who is on the property.
Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal reported in September that the majority of moderate-to-high-risk medical devices approved by the FDA lack publicly available scientific evidence to verify their safety and effectiveness despite requirements in the law.
Distracted driving has been a problem that lawmakers throughout the U.S. have been grappling with on an ongoing basis. Fort Myers personal injury attorneys, like Randall Spivey have seen how accidents caused by distracted drivers have changed the lives of not only the accident victims, but also their families.
A grim reminder of nursing home abuse was in the news last week. The Orlando Sentinel reported on October 30, 2014 about the nursing home abuse of a Winter Haven, Florida Alzheimer's patient. The Winter Haven police reported that when a son saw bruises on his father, he set up a hidden camera.
Yet another warning has been issued to vehicle owners throughout the United States. This time, the warning concerns defective airbags. Federal auto safety regulators recently advised the owners of almost five million vehicles with airbags made by the Takata Corporation to "act immediately" to get them repaired, as they have been shown to be defective.
Everyone knows when playing football, players wear helmets. Will soccer be next? In his front page article in the Fort Myers News-Press on Sunday October 26, "Lasting Impact - Soccer latest sport tackling the concussion issue", journalist Seth Soffian reports on the issue and cites the case of Nate Ingham.
Many individuals in search of "fun in the sun" choose Florida as a vacation destination. In fact, the tourism industry makes up a large part of the state's economy. Every year, Floridians welcome thousands of vacationers and individuals who choose to call Florida home for a portion of the year.
A 2014 study by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducted by Dennis Durban, co-scientific director found that "teens have a lot to learn when they start driving solo."
Fairs and carnivals are a part of the culture of many cities and towns throughout Florida and the United States. Some carnivals stay in town for a weekend or two, while others may stay for a few months. Along with hotdogs and cotton candy, carnivals and fairs often include various games and rides, such as ferris wheels and roller coasters.