The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center says that California, Florida, and Texas continue to lead the nation in the number of bicyclist fatalities. Nearly one-third of all injuries and fatalities are caused by bicyclists being struck by cars.
The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) instituted its final rule in September 2016 prohibiting nursing homes and long-term care facilities, accepting Medicare and Medicaid, from using mandatory pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements with their residents. This rule becomes effective November 28, 2016.
Texting and driving, as everyone knows, do not mix. Both activities are dangerous and often deadly choices when combined. Snapchatting while driving is also dangerous.
As we enter the holiday season, most of us will be shopping for toys for the children on our lists. The ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) announced October 20, 2016 that the World Toy Safety Standard has been updated and will be published as F963-16.
Many vehicle owners do not pay attention to recall notices advising of flawed and sometime dangerous vehicle parts. They do not take their vehicles to their dealerships to get the defects fixed.
We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. wish everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and want to take this time to remind everyone of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Not every injury in a car or motorcycle crash is evident immediately following the event. Many very serious physical issues may not be obvious for several days or even weeks thereafter.
According to Florida statistical reports for 2015, every day there were 240 violent crimes. In some of the instances, criminal assaults were the result of negligent or inadequate security by commercial property managers or security firms charged with keeping the area safe for those who enter them.
According to USA Today, Florida just experienced its best year in attracting tourists and visitors to the state with over 100 million people traveling to the Sunshine State in 2015. This does not come without a cost. Florida also ranks third nationwide in fatal truck, car, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
Every driver knows the frustration of dealing with congested roadways. The congestion can lead some distressed motorists to aggressively change lanes, make sudden U-turns and speed after congestion lessens in order to make up for lost time.