Category: Personal Injury
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data Institute, late-model automobiles are generally safer than their older counterparts. In fact, the IIHS’ latest fatality rates indicate that an individual’s chances of dying in a collision in a newer vehicle have declined. For instance, there were over 7,000 fewer deaths in 2012 as a result of safety and design improvements to automobiles, and nine models actually have a zero death rate.
Even though the barbecue season is almost year-round in Florida, summer with vacations and long holiday weekends is the time when more Floridians and visitors spend relaxing and socializing with family and friends. Many of these occasions involve alcoholic beverages. All too often, though, these get-togethers can end in tragedy.
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA), aggressive driving and road rage is on the rise. “At least 1,500 people are injured or killed each year because of senseless traffic disputes.”
When traveling on area roadways, it is possible to encounter a variety of vehicles ranging from small personal automobiles to large commercial vehicles and big rigs. Given the crowded roadways, the chances of being involved in an automobile accident are greatly increased. Many people may have an understanding of the legal issues surrounding collisions with others in personal vehicles; however, some may not know who to hold responsible if the accident involves a company vehicle.
Low-Impact Crashes are typically accidents that occur at speeds lower than 10 miles per hour. Such crashes generally cause minimal damages to the automobiles involved; however, bodily injuries can be sustained -- even in low-impact crashes.
Some individuals who sustain injuries in automobile collisions suffer a cervical spine injury commonly known as whiplash. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a neck injury that is typically caused by rapid, forceful back-and-forth neck movement. Such injuries usually happen as a result of a rear-end collision, sports-related incidents and other trauma.
According to an article on CarComplaints.com, a number of individuals who own Nissan Frontiers have informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about an issue related to the vehicle’s side airbags. Specifically, the complaints note that the airbags would deploy at inappropriate times, thereby injuring those who were riding in the vehicle.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, some of which may leave you unable to work for weeks. That said, it is important for you to seek quality legal guidance from Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident in Florida. No matter if the slip and fall took place at an area supermarket, restaurant or amusement park, it is important for accident victims to understand that there are many factors that can affect the...
A news story on the Westchase Patch told the sad story of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in an accident that took place in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he lived. Based on information obtained from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the middle school student was running through his apartment complex to catch the school bus when he crossed in front of the SUV that ultimately struck him and knocked him to the ground. The child hit his head on the pavement and after...
Anyone who has children knows that kids will be kids. They will play hard, and sometimes, they will fall hard. As much as parents and caregivers want to shield their children from the slips and falls of life, accidents do happen. Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know that the injuries children can sustain after an accident can range from minor bruises and scrapes to broken bones or worse. Safekids.org provides numerous tips for keeping toddlers and children of all ages as...