It is tragic, but it happens. You and your children are enjoying a fun time at a hotel swimming pool, and the unexpected happens. A child is seriously injured just having a good time and playing.
In 2016 during the “100 Deadliest Days” period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers. This equates to an average of 10 people per day.
Those who have been injured due to a product defect in Florida may bring an action against the manufacturer under a number of different theories, which includes the violation of a product warranty. Florida law requires that manufacturers create products that satisfy their intended purposes — failure to do so (if it causes injury) may expose the manufacturer to significant liability.
The 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report was issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, May 16. In its press release, FWC reported that there was nearly a 14 percent increase in accidents during 2017.
NBC Nightly News reported on April 30, 2018 that drivers are demanding faster traffic flow even while roughly 40,000 people died on our nation’s roadways in 2017. There are 41 states which allow speeds above 65 miles per hour (mph), and it has been found that as the speed limit increases so does the potential for more accidents and fatalities.
According to a federal audit released in April 2018 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the OIG found “…the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration did not always verify nursing homes’ correction of deficiencies identified during surveys in 2015 in accordance with Federal requirements.
About 288,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. 38.3 percent of newly reported SCI cases were the result of motor vehicle crashes, making car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries, ahead of falls and physical assault.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported 5,223 confirmed alcohol-related crashes in 2016 alone. Of those incidents, 1,971 resulted in injury, and 461 caused at least one fatality. Victims of drunk-driving crashes have rights under Florida law.
The Memorial Day holiday is a three-day weekend which ushers in the start of summer. Many Americans head to vacation destinations, barbecues or summertime parties to celebrate the beginning of summer. Unfortunately, it is also the worst time of year for auto accidents.
If you’ve been involved in an accident — whether it's a car accident, slip-and-fall or any other type of injury-causing incident — you may find yourself involved in communications with an insurance company. It is important to note, however, that such communication is generally discouraged. Hurt individuals are encouraged to avoid communicating with insurers until they have consulted with a qualified Fort Myers personal injury lawyer.