Pedestrian Safety: The Right of Way

July 12, 2016 | Category: Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury

Florida can be a dangerous place for those who chose to travel by foot. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2014, there were 4,884 (including 588 in Florida) pedestrians killed and an estimated 65,000 injured in traffic crashes in the United States. Roads, intersections and even parking areas in Florida tend not to be designed with pedestrian safety as a primary concern. Traffic moves fast in Florida and tragically, pedestrians can often be left in unsafe...

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Hit and Run Accidents On Florida's Waterways

July 6, 2016 | Category: Boating Accidents, Personal Injury

  Hit and run accidents are frequently in the news and are often about vehicle accidents. However, these accidents also happen on our waterways. NBC-2 reported, after a May 29, 2016 Cape Coral boat crash, that authorities were investigating an accident where two juveniles were fishing when a speeding boat hit their boat near the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The boat causing the accident left the scene.  

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Could Sonar Technology Prevent Bicycle Accidents?

July 5, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents, Personal Injury

The Washington Post reported on June 24, 2016 that law enforcement in Ottawa, Canada has adopted new solar technology to help prevent bicycle accidents. The city of Ottawa has a one-meter law. If a vehicle is within one meter of a bicyclist on the road, it is in violation of the law. As with the bicycle laws in the U.S., there has not been a way to enforce this law and protect bicyclists until now.  

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Dealing With Intoxicated Drivers: MADD, Uber Fight Back

June 28, 2016 | Category: DUI Accidents

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and Uber have paired up as part of an initiative to bring technology and shared-riding services into the battle against drunk driving. Shared-ride services, such as Uber, can play an important role in reducing the number of intoxicated drivers on Florida’s roadways.

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