Under Florida’s injury laws, victims of accidents may be compensated for economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, and for non-economic losses, which are additional amounts for “pain and suffering.”
Technology has become a part of our lives. It seems to be unavoidable. Much of the technology is intended to prevent accidents, but some of the technology has contributed to injuries and deaths.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) says experts report that knowledge about elder abuse lags as much as two decades behind the fields of child abuse and domestic violence. There is an urgency to know the causes of nursing home abuse.
In 2020, WINK-TV reported the number of people killed while walking on the street was at a 30-year high nationwide. Tragically, Southwest Florida continues to have too many hit-and-run pedestrian accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says more than a quarter of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment. About 800 people per day are injured, and 30 people die in a drunk-driving crash.
Bicycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries and even may tragically die when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 857 bicyclists were killed in U.S. traffic crashes in 2018.
The NHTSA said in a press release on December 18, 2020, that there were 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. The NSC that manages the Road to Zero Coalition released a comprehensive report in 2018 laying out the strategies for ending roadway deaths in the United States by 2050.
On December 29, 2020, videos of 2020’s worst red-light runners were released. The footage showed collisions captured by red-light safety cameras across the country and showed that crashes continue to present a threat, even with fewer people on the road.
If you have a registered vehicle in Florida, you have probably heard of Florida’s no-fault insurance program. However, you may not understand what “no-fault” means.
Because of their size, motorcycles are very vulnerable when they are in accidents. They are particularly vulnerable when involved in blind-spot accidents, sometimes referred to as no-zone accidents.