Spivey Law Firm http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ Recent Posts en-us Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:46:21 -0400 Rubbernecking Causes Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rubbernecking-causes-accidents/ Rubbernecking does more than cause minor traffic delays; it can actually cause other vehicle accidents. The Dallas News reported in February on the death of a 75-year-old author in Waco, Texas.  

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2017-05-08 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rubbernecking-causes-accidents/
What Are The Characteristics Of An Aggressive Driver? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-characteristics-of-an-aggressive-driver/ 2017-05-05 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-characteristics-of-an-aggressive-driver/ What Does Takata's Guilty Plea Mean For U.S. Drivers/ http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-does-takata-s-guilty-plea-mean-for-u-s-drivers/ 34 million cars have already been recalled over the last five years. By 2020 the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) expects the total to be 42 million. There have been at least 11 deaths and 180 injured in the United States linked to defective Takata airbags.

 

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2017-05-03 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-does-takata-s-guilty-plea-mean-for-u-s-drivers/
Injured At A Public Event? Who Has Liability? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injured-at-a-public-event-who-has-liability/ Many auto racing fans attend NASCAR and other auto racing events. The sport is inherently dangerous causing many, including drivers, crew members, and officials to be injured or killed.

 

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2017-05-01 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injured-at-a-public-event-who-has-liability/
Are Custom-Built Motorcycles Covered Under Product Liability Laws? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-custom-built-motorcycles-covered-under-product-liability-laws/ With their numerous parts, should motorcycles have a defect in any one of them a rider can lose control, have an accident and sustain serious injury.

 

 

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2017-04-28 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-custom-built-motorcycles-covered-under-product-liability-laws/
Myths & Facts About Drinking Alcoholic Beverages http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/myths-facts-about-drinking-alcoholic-beverages/ Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages is a recipe for disaster. During this Alcohol Awareness Month 2017, we feel it is time to review the myths and facts about alcoholic beverages.

 

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2017-04-26 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/myths-facts-about-drinking-alcoholic-beverages/
Survivors May Be Entitled to Damages for The Death of Their Loved Ones http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/survivors-may-be-entitled-to-damages-for-the-death-of-their-loved-ones/ 2017-04-25 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/survivors-may-be-entitled-to-damages-for-the-death-of-their-loved-ones/ Questions Frequently Asked About DUI Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/questions-frequently-asked-about-dui-cases/ There is always a victim in DUI accidents. We all know them or read or hear about them in the media. These are the defenseless men, women and children affected by drugged or drunk drivers. There are many questions victims have when they enter our offices, and we are prepared to answer them.

 

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2017-04-24 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/questions-frequently-asked-about-dui-cases/
April is Alcohol Awareness Month http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/april-is-alcohol-awareness-month/ The NABCA has designated April as Alcohol Awareness month to bring alcohol issues to the forefront.

 

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2017-04-21 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/april-is-alcohol-awareness-month/
Compensation for Medical Costs Related to Your Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/compensation-for-medical-costs-related-to-your-injuries/ In Florida, if you have been injured due to the fault of another, then you may be entitled to recover damages to compensate for both past and future medical expenses you were burdened with as a consequence of the suffered injuries.

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2017-04-20 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/compensation-for-medical-costs-related-to-your-injuries/
Motorcycle Near-Miss Crashes May Affect Training Programs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-near-miss-crashes-may-affect-training-programs/ Crash reports and injury statistics have long been important outcome variables in the study of motorcyclists and the success of the training they receive. Yet, for many researchers, these indicators have not been an adequate indicator of success.  

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2017-04-19 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-near-miss-crashes-may-affect-training-programs/
Manufacturer Defects: Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturer-defects-can-you-sue-for-injuries-sustained/ 2017-04-18 20:36:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturer-defects-can-you-sue-for-injuries-sustained/ Children Involved in Vehicle Crashes Every 33 Seconds http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/children-involved-in-vehicle-crashes-every-33-seconds/ 2017-04-17 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/children-involved-in-vehicle-crashes-every-33-seconds/ OSHA Revised Walking/Working Surface Standards Effective January 2017 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/osha-revised-walking-working-surface-standards-effective-january-2017/ Slip-and-fall accidents in the workplace can lead to serious injury or death and forces the injured employee to take time off from work.  

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2017-04-14 02:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/osha-revised-walking-working-surface-standards-effective-january-2017/
Speeding Dump Trucks in Residential Neighborhoods – A Fatality Waiting to Happen http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-dump-trucks-in-residential-neighborhoods-a-fatality-waiting-to-happen/ WINK News reported in February 2017 that residents in South Fort Myers are frustrated. Dozens of dump trucks have been speeding down Hendry Creek Drive every day for at least a week.  

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2017-04-12 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-dump-trucks-in-residential-neighborhoods-a-fatality-waiting-to-happen/
NSC Designates April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Take the Pledge http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nsc-designates-april-as-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month-take-the-pledge/ The technology of making phone calls, dictating texts or emails and updating social media while driving is available, but all of these actions are proven to increase the risk of crashes.  

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2017-04-10 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nsc-designates-april-as-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month-take-the-pledge/
Spivey Law Firm Sponsors Southwest Florida Youth Basketball League http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-sponsors-southwest-florida-youth-basketball-league/ Basketball fever is everywhere in Southwest Florida with the great seasons for the FGCU men’s and women’s basketball teams, March Madness, and the spring season of youth basketball.  

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2017-04-04 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-sponsors-southwest-florida-youth-basketball-league/
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 - April 3-7 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-work-zone-awareness-week-2017-april-3-7/ The American Traffic Safety Services Association recently announced that National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 is April 3-7. This work zone awareness week is an annual spring campaign to encourage safe driving through highway work zones.  

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2017-04-03 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-work-zone-awareness-week-2017-april-3-7/
Advanced Technologies Helping Seniors Stay Safe When Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/advanced-technologies-helping-seniors-stay-safe-when-driving/ Sixteen advanced vehicle technologies were examined by the AAA researchers to determine which could provide the highest value for senior drivers by potentially reducing crashes and improving ease and comfort when driving.  

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2017-03-31 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/advanced-technologies-helping-seniors-stay-safe-when-driving/
AAA Study Reveals Top 3 Teen Driving Mistakes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-study-reveals-top-3-teen-driving-mistakes/ 2017-03-29 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-study-reveals-top-3-teen-driving-mistakes/ Can a Fitness Center Child Care Program Be Liable for a Child’s Injury? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-fitness-center-child-care-program-be-liable-for-a-child-s-injury/ As a society, we are becoming more health-conscious as evidenced by the increasing popularity of fitness centers. When parents work out, their children may be in fitness-center-provided child care. Unfortunately, they are not necessarily subject to state health and safety regulations.  

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2017-03-27 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-fitness-center-child-care-program-be-liable-for-a-child-s-injury/
Fatigue - A Factor in Workplace Negligence & Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fatigue-a-factor-in-workplace-negligence-vehicle-accidents/ Many workplace and vehicle accidents are avoidable when employees are focused, alert and engaged. Obtaining sufficient quality sleep is important to operating at full capacity.  

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2017-03-24 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fatigue-a-factor-in-workplace-negligence-vehicle-accidents/
Governor Designates March as Florida Bicycle Month http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/governor-designates-march-as-florida-bicycle-month/ Florida Governor, Rick Scott designated March 2017 as Florida Bicycle Month. The Department of Transportation (FDOT) has initiated a campaign, Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow, which is a bicycle- and pedestrian-focused initiative promoting safety.

 

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2017-03-22 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/governor-designates-march-as-florida-bicycle-month/
GAO School Bus Safety Report Shows There Is Room for Improvement http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gao-school-bus-safety-report-shows-there-is-room-for-improvement/ 2017-03-21 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gao-school-bus-safety-report-shows-there-is-room-for-improvement/ Bars and Restaurants Can Be Held Liable for Drunk Spring-Breakers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bars-and-restaurants-can-be-held-liable-for-drunk-spring-breakers/ 2017-03-20 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bars-and-restaurants-can-be-held-liable-for-drunk-spring-breakers/ Tips for Driving Sober - Do Not Trust Luck on St. Patrick's Day! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-driving-sober-do-not-trust-luck-on-st-patrick-s-day/ 2017-03-17 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-driving-sober-do-not-trust-luck-on-st-patrick-s-day/ Large Truck Tire Blowouts Can Result in Fatalities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/large-truck-tire-blowouts-can-result-in-fatalities/ 2017-03-15 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/large-truck-tire-blowouts-can-result-in-fatalities/ Growing Number of Children Suffering Chemical Eye Burn Injuries from Laundry Detergent Pods http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/growing-number-of-children-suffering-chemical-eye-burn-injuries-from-laundry-detergent-pods/ In a research letter published February 2, 2017 in the medical journal JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers indicate that single-use detergent pods now account for more than a quarter of all child chemical eye burn injuries each year, increasing dramatically from just a few years ago.  

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2017-03-13 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/growing-number-of-children-suffering-chemical-eye-burn-injuries-from-laundry-detergent-pods/
Spivey Law Firm Supports Community Youth Sports in 2017 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-community-youth-sports/ “Supporting community youth sports is very important to our law firm. Through sports our young people learn many things, not the least of which is teamwork and sportsmanship."

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2017-03-10 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-community-youth-sports/
When Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-do-most-motorcycle-accidents-happen/ 2017-03-08 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-do-most-motorcycle-accidents-happen/ MADD Recommends Ignition Interlocks for All DUI Offenders http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/madd-recommends-ignition-interlocks-for-all-dui-offenders/ 2017-03-06 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/madd-recommends-ignition-interlocks-for-all-dui-offenders/ Remedies for Accidents Caused by Defective Samsung Products http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/remedies-for-accidents-caused-by-defective-samsung-products/ 2017-03-03 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/remedies-for-accidents-caused-by-defective-samsung-products/ Out-of-State Visitors Entitled to Same Treatment as Residents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/out-of-state-visitors-entitled-to-same-treatment-as-residents/ 2017-03-01 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/out-of-state-visitors-entitled-to-same-treatment-as-residents/ How Can Social Media Affect an Accident Claim? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-can-social-media-affect-an-accident-claim/ 2017-02-27 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-can-social-media-affect-an-accident-claim/ NSC Recommends GDL Standardization http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nsc-recommends-gdl-standardization/ In a report released December 1, 2016, the National Safety Council (NSC) and TIRF (Traffic Injury Research Foundation) outlined a blueprint for all states to reduce teen driver car crashes, the leading cause of death for that age group.  

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2017-02-24 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nsc-recommends-gdl-standardization/
Making a Claim for Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-a-claim-for-nursing-home-neglect-and-abuse/ 2017-02-23 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-a-claim-for-nursing-home-neglect-and-abuse/ Cape Coral-Fort Myers Area Most Dangerous Area for Pedestrians http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cape-coral-fort-myers-area-most-dangerous-area-for-pedestrians/ 2017-02-22 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cape-coral-fort-myers-area-most-dangerous-area-for-pedestrians/ Businesses Must Properly Maintain Their Premises http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/businesses-must-properly-maintain-their-premises/ 2017-02-21 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/businesses-must-properly-maintain-their-premises/ The Consequences of Traffic Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-consequences-of-traffic-crashes/ The first 9 months of 2016 showed an increase in the number of people who died in motor vehicle crashes of about 8 percent compared with the first 9 months of 2015. Here are the sobering facts.    

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2017-02-20 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-consequences-of-traffic-crashes/
Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Crashes - Who Pays the Bill? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-hit-and-run-crashes-who-pays-the-bill/ 2017-02-17 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-hit-and-run-crashes-who-pays-the-bill/ What are the Guaranteed Rights for Nursing Home Residents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-guaranteed-rights-for-nursing-home-residents/ Seniors and those requiring special care have guaranteed rights in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Although there are many very good facilities, unfortunately there are those which have had cases of neglect and/or abuse.  

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2017-02-15 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-guaranteed-rights-for-nursing-home-residents/
Boaters Beware of Underwater Electrical Hazards http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boaters-beware-of-underwater-electrical-hazards/ 2017-02-14 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boaters-beware-of-underwater-electrical-hazards/ What Are The Consequences For Victims of Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-for-victims-of-vehicle-accidents/ 2017-02-13 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-for-victims-of-vehicle-accidents/ Pedestrian Safety for Children – School Zones & Back-Overs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-safety-for-children-school-zones-back-overs/ 2017-02-10 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-safety-for-children-school-zones-back-overs/ The Element of Causation in Florida Personal Injury http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-element-of-causation-in-florida-personal-injury/ 2017-02-09 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-element-of-causation-in-florida-personal-injury/ What To Do After A Slip-and-Fall Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-after-a-slip-and-fall-accident/ 2017-02-08 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-after-a-slip-and-fall-accident/ No Damage Caps In Most Florida Negligence Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/no-damage-caps-in-most-florida-negligence-cases/ 2017-02-07 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/no-damage-caps-in-most-florida-negligence-cases/ Medical Marijuana Still Raising Concerns About Impaired Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medical-marijuana-still-raising-concerns-about-impaired-driving/ 2017-02-06 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medical-marijuana-still-raising-concerns-about-impaired-driving/ Party Safe on Super Bowl Sunday http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/party-safe-on-super-bowl-sunday/ Most American football enthusiasts mark the end of the season by watching the Super Bowl with friends and families. Fort Myers DUI Accident Attorneys want to remind everyone to have a plan and to not drink and drive.

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2017-02-03 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/party-safe-on-super-bowl-sunday/
Fault Matters: Don’t Be Confused By “No-Fault” http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fault-matters-don-t-be-confused-by-no-fault/ 2017-02-02 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fault-matters-don-t-be-confused-by-no-fault/ Can Colleges and Universities Be Liable For Crimes? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-colleges-and-universities-be-liable-for-crimes/ The expectation parents have when sending their children off to college is that they will be receiving an education in a safe environment. Fort Myers Law Firm believes the reality, however, is that a college is no safer than any other place and in some cases can be dangerous for students.   

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2017-02-01 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-colleges-and-universities-be-liable-for-crimes/
Boaters Have Rights http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boaters-have-rights/ 2017-01-31 14:41:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boaters-have-rights/ Think You Can Judge How Drunk You Are? Think Again http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/think-you-can-judge-how-drunk-you-are-think-again/ 2017-01-30 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/think-you-can-judge-how-drunk-you-are-think-again/ 2016 – A Deadly Year on Lee County Roads http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2016-a-deadly-year-on-lee-county-roads/ According to NBC2 News on January 2, 2017, last year was a very deadly year on Lee County roads. In fact, 108 people died.  

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2017-01-27 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2016-a-deadly-year-on-lee-county-roads/
Can Injured Workers File Personal Injury Lawsuits? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-injured-workers-file-personal-injury-lawsuits/ Everywhere one looks there seems to be new construction from single-family to multiple-family homes. New strip malls and commercial construction are also on the rise. With this activity comes the opportunity for worker injuries.  

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2017-01-25 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-injured-workers-file-personal-injury-lawsuits/
Nursing Home Negligence - Lawsuit Filed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-negligence-lawsuit-filed/ Nursing home negligence and abuse comes in many forms, including allowing a resident to conduct a behavior which should be considered dangerous in the resident’s condition.  

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2017-01-23 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-negligence-lawsuit-filed/
2016 Bicycle Injuries and Fatalities at Record Levels in Collier County http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2016-bicycle-injuries-and-fatalities-at-record-levels-in-collier-county/ 2017-01-20 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2016-bicycle-injuries-and-fatalities-at-record-levels-in-collier-county/ BAC Testing of DUI Suspects – A U.S. Supreme Court Opinion http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bac-testing-of-dui-suspects-a-u-s-supreme-court-opinion/ Every year DUIs cause unnecessary injury and death to non-drinking drivers and passengers. In order to protect the public, states have enacted sobriety tests to get DUI suspects off our roads. However, these tests have become a major problem for the criminal justice system.  

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2017-01-18 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bac-testing-of-dui-suspects-a-u-s-supreme-court-opinion/
Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/common-causes-of-motor-vehicle-accidents-in-florida/ 2017-01-17 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/common-causes-of-motor-vehicle-accidents-in-florida/ American Motorcyclist Assoc. Demands to be Included in DOT New Technology Plans http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/american-motorcyclist-assoc-demands-to-be-included-in-dot-new-technology-plans/ 2017-01-16 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/american-motorcyclist-assoc-demands-to-be-included-in-dot-new-technology-plans/ What is the Liability When Chartering a Boat? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-liability-when-chartering-a-boat/ Charter boats, or boats for hire, are always popular, but even more so this time of year. However, there are risks of which many may not be aware when undertaking a charter.  

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2017-01-13 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-liability-when-chartering-a-boat/
Insurance Issues in Motorcycle Accident Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/insurance-issues-in-motorcycle-accident-cases/ 2017-01-12 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/insurance-issues-in-motorcycle-accident-cases/ What Is A "Wrongful Death" Lawsuit? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-wrongful-death-lawsuit/ 2017-01-11 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-wrongful-death-lawsuit/ Mental Anguish Damages in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/mental-anguish-damages-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/ In the state of Florida, if you have suffered mental anguish – otherwise known as emotional distress – as a consequence of an accident caused by another person or entity, then you may be entitled to damages on the basis of having suffered such emotional distress.

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2017-01-10 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/mental-anguish-damages-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/
Takata Air Bag Replacements Taking Too Long http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-air-bag-replacements-taking-too-long/ According to the U.S. government, automakers are not moving fast enough to fix the 42 million vehicles which were recalled because of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.  

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2017-01-09 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-air-bag-replacements-taking-too-long/
Why an Experienced Attorney Is Important in Motorcycle Accident Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-an-experienced-attorney-is-important-in-motorcycle-accident-cases/ When injuries or damages occur in a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist would be well advised to hire an attorney for many reasons.  

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2017-01-06 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-an-experienced-attorney-is-important-in-motorcycle-accident-cases/
Passenger Claims in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/passenger-claims-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/ 2017-01-05 12:21:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/passenger-claims-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/ Trucking Industry Avoids Hours of Service Safety Requirements http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trucking-industry-avoids-hours-of-service-safety-requirements/ Safety advocates are concerned with the trucking industry victory when Republican lawmakers suspended regulations requiring truckers to take two nights off to rest after a work week of up to 75 hours.  

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2017-01-04 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trucking-industry-avoids-hours-of-service-safety-requirements/
Injury Lawsuits Against Commercial Truckers: Specific Issues http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injury-lawsuits-against-commercial-truckers-specific-issues/ 2017-01-03 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injury-lawsuits-against-commercial-truckers-specific-issues/ 2017 "Must Do" New Year Resolutions for Vehicle Operators http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2017-must-do-new-year-resolutions-for-vehicle-operators/ 2017-01-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2017-must-do-new-year-resolutions-for-vehicle-operators/ New Research - Crash Risks Double When Driving Drowsy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-research-crash-risks-double-when-driving-drowsy/ 2016-12-30 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-research-crash-risks-double-when-driving-drowsy/ If I’m Not Wearing a Helmet, Can I Still Sue for Damages? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-i-m-not-wearing-a-helmet-can-i-still-sue-for-damages/ 2016-12-29 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-i-m-not-wearing-a-helmet-can-i-still-sue-for-damages/ I-75 One of the 5 Most Dangerous Highways http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/i-75-one-of-the-5-most-dangerous-highways/ 2016-12-28 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/i-75-one-of-the-5-most-dangerous-highways/ Issues Unique to Motorcycle Accident Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/issues-unique-to-motorcycle-accident-cases/ 2016-12-27 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/issues-unique-to-motorcycle-accident-cases/ Local Bicycle Club Promoting Safety Video http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/local-bicycle-club-promoting-safety-video/ The Naples Daily News reported on November 30, 2016 that a local bicycle club, the Naples Velo Bicycle Club, is promoting a road safety video “Stay In Your Lane.”  

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2016-12-26 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/local-bicycle-club-promoting-safety-video/
Furniture Tip-Overs - A Danger for Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/furniture-tip-overs-a-danger-for-children/ Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio says that “most parents do not think of furniture and TVs as dangerous. However, when these items tip over, serious injury can, and does, occur.  

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2016-12-23 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/furniture-tip-overs-a-danger-for-children/
Useful Evidence in the Event of a Motorcycle Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/useful-evidence-in-the-event-of-a-motorcycle-accident/ In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident – as in other motor vehicle accidents – the highest priority is ensuring your safety and good health.  After you have taken the steps necessary to secure reasonable medical attention, however, you should engage in efforts to gather, protect and preserve useful evidence for your eventual motorcycle accident case.

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2016-12-22 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/useful-evidence-in-the-event-of-a-motorcycle-accident/
Uber and Lyft Vehicles May Have Uncompleted Recall Work http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-and-lyft-vehicles-may-have-uncompleted-recall-work/ 2016-12-21 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-and-lyft-vehicles-may-have-uncompleted-recall-work/ Drunk Drivers Return to SW Florida Roads http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drunk-drivers-return-to-sw-florida-roads/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that the states supply data to them reflecting how many drunk-driving offenders had prior DUI convictions on their records. Twelve of the fifty states submitted data.  

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2016-12-19 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drunk-drivers-return-to-sw-florida-roads/
When Toy Shopping Think Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-toy-shopping-think-safety/ 2016-12-16 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-toy-shopping-think-safety/ Why You Should Not Settle With An Insurance Company Without An Attorney http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-you-should-not-settle-with-an-insurance-company-without-an-attorney/ 2016-12-14 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-you-should-not-settle-with-an-insurance-company-without-an-attorney/ Factors Leading to a Better Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/factors-leading-to-a-better-settlement-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/ 2016-12-13 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/factors-leading-to-a-better-settlement-in-a-motor-vehicle-accident-case/ What Are The Most Dangerous Roads in SW Florida? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-most-dangerous-roads-in-sw-florida/ 2016-12-12 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-most-dangerous-roads-in-sw-florida/ Safety Regulations Lacking in Low-Cost Tour Bus Industry http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-regulations-lacking-in-low-cost-tour-bus-industry/ With the explosive growth of casinos around the nation, and the popularity of the cruise industry, more and more low-cost bus services have become available. Safety experts say that the growth has been so fast that regulations and safety oversight have not been able to keep up.  

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2016-12-09 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-regulations-lacking-in-low-cost-tour-bus-industry/
NHTSA Sets “Quiet Car” Safety Standard to Protect Pedestrians http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-sets-quiet-car-safety-standard-to-protect-pedestrians/ Fuel is saved and emissions are cut when vehicles run on electric power. This might be welcome news to some people, but not all. The growing use of hybrid and electric vehicles causes concern for pedestrians and cyclists because vehicles that run by electric power are difficult for them to hear.  

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2016-12-07 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-sets-quiet-car-safety-standard-to-protect-pedestrians/
Making a Future Medical Expenses Claim http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-a-future-medical-expenses-claim/ 2016-12-06 14:56:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-a-future-medical-expenses-claim/ Speeding – The Most Deadly Mistake Made By Teen Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-the-most-deadly-mistake-made-by-teen-drivers/ 2016-12-05 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-the-most-deadly-mistake-made-by-teen-drivers/ What Is A Host's Responsibility When Having a Holiday Party? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-host-s-responsibility-when-having-a-holiday-party/ This is the season of shopping and celebrating. Many friends and families gather for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s get-togethers. It is a time of joy and peace. Unfortunately, a dramatic increase in DUI offenses and alcohol-related highway deaths has also become a tradition of the season.

 

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2016-12-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-host-s-responsibility-when-having-a-holiday-party/
What to Do After a Car Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-after-a-car-accident/ In the moments after a car accident, it is perfectly normal to be overwhelmed and confused by the situation at-hand.  There are several diverse issues that you’ll be presented with: you’ll have to evaluate your injuries, assess the extent of damage to your car, and work with the at-fault parties (as well as police).

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2016-12-01 21:05:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-after-a-car-accident/
Spivey Law Firm Supports the Southwest ABATE 2016 Veterans Christmas Ride http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-the-southwest-abate-2016-veterans-christmas-ride/ 2016-11-30 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-the-southwest-abate-2016-veterans-christmas-ride/ Bicycle Accidents and Fatalities on the Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-and-fatalities-on-the-rise/ 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.  

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2016-11-28 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-and-fatalities-on-the-rise/
New Federal Rules Bar Nursing Home Arbitration http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-federal-rules-bar-nursing-home-arbitration/ 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.  

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2016-11-25 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-federal-rules-bar-nursing-home-arbitration/
Texting and Driving Accidents - The 25 Scariest Statistics http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-accidents-the-25-scariest-statistics/ 2016-11-23 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-accidents-the-25-scariest-statistics/ ASTM International Updates World Toy Safety Standards http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/astm-international-updates-world-toy-safety-standards/ 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.

 

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2016-11-21 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/astm-international-updates-world-toy-safety-standards/
Do Safe Vehicles Save Lives? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-safe-vehicles-save-lives/ 2016-11-18 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-safe-vehicles-save-lives/ Thanksgiving Weekend – More Drunk Drivers than Other Holidays http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-weekend-more-drunk-drivers-than-other-holidays/ 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.  

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2016-11-17 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-weekend-more-drunk-drivers-than-other-holidays/
What Are Delayed Injuries After A Car or Motorcycle Crash? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-delayed-injuries-after-a-car-or-motorcycle-crash/ 2016-11-16 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-delayed-injuries-after-a-car-or-motorcycle-crash/ Inadequate Security and Personal Injury Lawsuits http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security-and-personal-injury-lawsuits/ 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.  

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2016-11-14 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security-and-personal-injury-lawsuits/
Before Crossing Florida’s Border Know Florida’s Traffic Laws http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/before-crossing-florida-s-border-know-florida-s-traffic-laws/ 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.  

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2016-11-11 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/before-crossing-florida-s-border-know-florida-s-traffic-laws/
Traffic Jams in Florida Can Mean More Traffic Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-jams-in-florida-can-mean-more-traffic-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.  

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2016-11-09 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-jams-in-florida-can-mean-more-traffic-accidents/
Categories of Personal Injury Damages http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/categories-of-personal-injury-damages/ If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what type of damages you are potentially entitled to (should you decide to pursue a claim against the defendant).  In Florida, there are several categories of damages in personal injury cases, and those categories are further divided into additional sub-categories, so it can be quite overwhelming for the uninitiated layperson to understand the potential of their claim.

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2016-11-08 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/categories-of-personal-injury-damages/
How Is Fault Determined In Parking Lot Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-is-fault-determined-in-parking-lot-accidents/ One out of every five motor vehicle accidents take place in a parking lot, and 14 percent of all claims of auto damage involve parking lot collisions, according to Myparkingsign.com.

 

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2016-11-07 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-is-fault-determined-in-parking-lot-accidents/
Towing a Camper Trailer Poses Unique Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/towing-a-camper-trailer-poses-unique-risks/ 2016-11-04 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/towing-a-camper-trailer-poses-unique-risks/ How to Hold an Employer Responsible for Your Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-hold-an-employer-responsible-for-your-injuries/ Occasionally, there are personal injury cases where an individual is injured by a defendant-employee who lacks the proper insurance or personal assets to satisfy the potential damages.  Even if you can prove that such a defendant-employee acted negligently and caused your injuries, if the defendant lacks sufficient assets or insurance to pay out your damages, there is a chance that you may be left with an inadequate recovery.

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2016-11-03 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-hold-an-employer-responsible-for-your-injuries/
Traffic Injuries at Epidemic Levels http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-injuries-at-epidemic-levels/ 2016-11-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-injuries-at-epidemic-levels/ Punitive Damages in Florida Personal Injury Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/punitive-damages-in-florida-personal-injury-cases/ If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another, you may be wondering whether it’s worth pursuing your claim – is the hassle of litigation worth the potential financial recovery?

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2016-11-01 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/punitive-damages-in-florida-personal-injury-cases/
Binge Drinking On College Campuses Is On The Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/binge-drinking-on-college-campuses-is-on-the-rise/ An NBC News report in September 2016 stated that binge drinking is on the rise in the United States with the percentage of heavy drinkers up by 17 percent from where it was in 2005. One area where binge drinking is prevalent is on college campuses.  

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2016-10-31 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/binge-drinking-on-college-campuses-is-on-the-rise/
Prevent Pedestrian Accidents - Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-pedestrian-accidents-halloween-safety-tips-for-parents-drivers/ 2016-10-28 02:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-pedestrian-accidents-halloween-safety-tips-for-parents-drivers/ Defective Product Claims: The Basics http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-product-claims-the-basics/ If you have been injured due to a defective product, you may be able to assert a product liability claim.  Product liability claims can be challenging, due to the fact that defendant-manufacturers often have significant resources to fight the case and are incentivized to promote legal conflict (so as to prevent future plaintiffs from asserting their claims).

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2016-10-27 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-product-claims-the-basics/
Red-Light Running Is Dangerous and Preventable http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-light-running-is-dangerous-and-preventable/ Over the ten-year period, 2004-2014, an estimated 8,517 people were killed in red-light running accidents, and there were 7,700 crashes that involved fatalities relating to red-light runners, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR).  

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2016-10-26 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-light-running-is-dangerous-and-preventable/
Florida Liability Waivers: Are They Enforceable? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-liability-waivers-are-they-enforceable/ If you’ve been injured in an accident but signed a liability waiver beforehand, you may be concerned about the effect of the liability waiver on your injury claim.  In Florida, liability waivers are enforceable so long as they satisfy certain legal criteria.

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2016-10-25 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-liability-waivers-are-they-enforceable/
Complete Streets Programs Adopted in Southwest Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/complete-streets-programs-adopted-in-southwest-florida/ 2016-10-24 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/complete-streets-programs-adopted-in-southwest-florida/ Red Ribbon Week Emphasizes Importance of Talking About Drugs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-ribbon-week-emphasizes-importance-of-talking-about-drugs/ For many years, the National Family Partnership (NFP) has encouraged everyone to be drug free during its annual National Red Ribbon Campaign®. This year Red Ribbon Week will be October 23 – 31. This year’s theme is “YOLO, Be Drug Free™. The theme was created by sixth grade students in Claysburg, PA.  

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2016-10-21 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-ribbon-week-emphasizes-importance-of-talking-about-drugs/
A Year-Round Concern - Driving When School Is In Session http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-year-round-concern-driving-when-school-is-in-session/ 2016-10-19 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-year-round-concern-driving-when-school-is-in-session/ How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Your Claim http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-pre-existing-conditions-affect-your-claim/ Few people are in perfect health.  It is a simple reality of life.  Given that so many Americans suffer from long-term conditions and other health issues, it’s important to know how prior imperfect health affects a personal injury claim.

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2016-10-18 15:03:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-pre-existing-conditions-affect-your-claim/
NHTSA Announces New Federal Automated Vehicles Policy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-announces-new-federal-automated-vehicles-policy/ 2016-10-17 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-announces-new-federal-automated-vehicles-policy/ Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Against the Uninsured http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motor-vehicle-accident-claims-against-the-uninsured/ According to the Insurance Research Council (IRC), nearly 1-in-4 drivers on Florida roads are uninsured, making the state the second highest ranking for percentage of uninsured drivers.  If you find yourself in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, there is a fairly substantial chance that you’ll be dealing with an uninsured defendant.  As such, it is imperative that drivers take steps to shield themselves from the risks of litigating a personal injury claim against an uninsured driver.

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2016-10-13 17:55:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motor-vehicle-accident-claims-against-the-uninsured/
Florida Comparative Negligence Laws – Splitting Up Fault http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-comparative-negligence-laws-splitting-up-fault/ Accidents are not always amenable to straightforward analysis.  What may initially seem to be a rather simple case may end up involving multiple defendants, each of whom are at-fault to various degrees.   

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2016-10-11 15:21:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-comparative-negligence-laws-splitting-up-fault/
Creative Ways Authorities Are Ticketing Texting Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/creative-ways-authorities-are-ticketing-texting-drivers/ Texting is so dangerous, and we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. have seen such devastation to families, that we feel obligated to discuss texting and driving frequently in our blogs in a hope of bringing attention to this senseless act, if only to save one life.

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2016-10-10 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/creative-ways-authorities-are-ticketing-texting-drivers/
How Motorists Can Make Roads Safer for Motorcyclists http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-motorists-can-make-roads-safer-for-motorcyclists/ Motorcycles may be fun to ride and an economical means of transportation, but they have very little protection from inclement weather and other motorists. The greatest danger for a motorcyclist is sharing the road with other motorists, and motorcycle injuries and deaths are on the rise.  

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2016-10-07 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-motorists-can-make-roads-safer-for-motorcyclists/
Why Are New Drivers Among The Most Distracted Drivers? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-new-drivers-among-the-most-distracted-drivers/ Regardless of age, distractions are known to increase the overall cognitive load, which can impair a driver’s ability to react to the driving environment. Novice drivers have a lower threshold of impairment because they are concentrating on mastering a new skill.

 

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2016-10-05 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-new-drivers-among-the-most-distracted-drivers/
General Motors Settles Two Defective Ignition Switch Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/general-motors-settles-two-defective-ignition-switch-cases/ CNN Money reported on September 6, 2016 that General Motors (GM) settled two closely watched lawsuits over cars that had faulty ignition switches. The law suits revolved around the scandal in which GM was involved after admitting that the ignition switches should have been recalled in 2004, when they only recalled the ignition switches ten years later in 2014.  

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2016-10-03 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/general-motors-settles-two-defective-ignition-switch-cases/
Spivey Law Firm Supports Annual Jog for Justice 5K Run/Walk for the Second Year http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-annual-jog-for-justice-5k-run-walk-for-the-second-year/ 2016-09-30 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-supports-annual-jog-for-justice-5k-run-walk-for-the-second-year/ Seat Belts Still Not Used By Almost 25 Million Americans http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/seat-belts-still-not-used-by-almost-25-million-americans/ 2016-09-28 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/seat-belts-still-not-used-by-almost-25-million-americans/ Vehicles Often Responsible for Construction Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicles-often-responsible-for-construction-accidents/ In a 2013 report by the Federal Highway Administration, statistics indicated that 67,523 motor vehicle accidents occurred in construction work zones across the country, and Florida ranks third for the most motor vehicle accidents related to construction work zones.  The problem is so widespread that the Florida Department of Transportation has developed a Work Zone Safety campaign to encourage drivers to exercise extra caution around construction zones.

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2016-09-27 12:27:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicles-often-responsible-for-construction-accidents/
8 Tips for Driving When Sudden Wet Weather Occurs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/8-tips-for-driving-when-sudden-wet-weather-occurs/ The Florida Department of Transportation reports that nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year are weather related. The vast majority of these crashes happen during rainfall as the result of wet pavement caused by thunderstorms.  

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2016-09-26 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/8-tips-for-driving-when-sudden-wet-weather-occurs/
Speed Limiting Devices Proposed for Large Trucks and Buses http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speed-limiting-devices-proposed-for-large-trucks-and-buses/ On August 26, 2016, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced in a press release that the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) propose equipping heavy-duty vehicles with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways.

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2016-09-23 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speed-limiting-devices-proposed-for-large-trucks-and-buses/
Watch Your Speed in a School Zone http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-your-speed-in-a-school-zone/ Excessive speeding in a motor vehicle is unjustifiable in most situations – but especially so in situations involving bystanders that are at particularly high-risk, such as pedestrian schoolchildren.

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2016-09-22 20:05:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-your-speed-in-a-school-zone/
What to Do If You Suspect Elder and/or Adult Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-suspect-elder-and-or-adult-abuse/ Each year more than 2 million Americans fall victim to some form of elder and/or adult abuse, which includes neglect and exploitation, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).  

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2016-09-21 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-suspect-elder-and-or-adult-abuse/
Tips to Avoid Jet Ski Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-to-avoid-jet-ski-accidents/ In 2014, a study conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard indicated an annual total of 2,678 injuries and 610 fatalities associated with the use of personal watercraft (PWC).  Jet skis and other recreational personal watercraft are popular year-round in the state of Florida, but statistics are clear: the risks of injury are significant when riders do not properly handle their craft.

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2016-09-20 10:02:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-to-avoid-jet-ski-accidents/
Adolescents are More Prone to Drowsy Driving Than You Think http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/adolescents-are-more-prone-to-drowsy-driving-than-you-think/ Many people take sleep for granted. Even when individuals are tired, they figure they can plow forward with a bit of caffeine or fresh air. But the body is affected when it does not get enough sleep. Tired individuals can become drowsy, which makes it more difficult for them to pay attention or react quickly to a change in situation. This is particularly true for adolescents who need more sleep for their developing brains and bodies than adults.

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2016-09-20 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/adolescents-are-more-prone-to-drowsy-driving-than-you-think/
AAA Calls for Drivers to Properly Secure Their Loads http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-calls-for-drivers-to-properly-secure-their-loads/ 2016-09-19 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-calls-for-drivers-to-properly-secure-their-loads/ U. S. Government Issues Call to Action to Reduce Traffic Fatalities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/u-s-government-issues-call-to-action-to-reduce-traffic-fatalities/ U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, on August 29, 2016 issued the following comment in a press release, "Despite decades of safety improvements, far too many people are killed on our nation’s roads every year. Solving this problem will take teamwork, so we're issuing a call to action and asking researchers, safety experts, data scientists, and the public to analyze the fatality data and help find ways to prevent these tragedies.”  

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2016-09-16 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/u-s-government-issues-call-to-action-to-reduce-traffic-fatalities/
Spivey Law Firm Proudly Continues to Support Gateway Soccer Association http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-proudly-continues-to-support-gateway-soccer-association/ Soccer is a good way for children to learn team work and begin a life of including exercise in their routines as they become adults. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P. A. are pleased to continue to support the Gateway Soccer Association in the fall 2016 season.  

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2016-09-15 02:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spivey-law-firm-proudly-continues-to-support-gateway-soccer-association/
Theme and Water Parks May Require More Oversight http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/theme-and-water-parks-may-require-more-oversight/ There has been an increase in the number of theme park ride-related accidents over the past month. This increase has renewed the calls for better safety regulations. Experts are urging the government to provide more oversight for amusement and water parks in the country.

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2016-09-14 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/theme-and-water-parks-may-require-more-oversight/
What Happens When Someone in a Rental Car Hits You? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-happens-when-someone-in-a-rental-car-hits-you/ Another car comes out of nowhere and hits you. You pull to the side of the road, give yourself a once over for injures and then get out to inspect the damage. As you take in your surroundings and feel your aches and pains, you notice the other car has a rental company license plate frame. It turns out you have been hit by an out-of-state driver in a rental vehicle.

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2016-09-13 21:29:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-happens-when-someone-in-a-rental-car-hits-you/
Should BUIs Be Treated the Same as DUIs in Florida? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-buis-be-treated-the-same-as-duis-in-florida/ An 18 year-old, Alex Otte, believes the answer to the question of equal treatment of BUIs and DUIs is yes, and she is working hard to make Boating Under the Influence (BUI) have the same fines and punishments as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the state of Kentucky.  

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2016-09-12 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-buis-be-treated-the-same-as-duis-in-florida/
Vehicle Crashes - The Second Largest Cause of Brain Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-crashes-the-second-largest-cause-of-brain-injuries/ 2016-09-09 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-crashes-the-second-largest-cause-of-brain-injuries/ What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-my-personal-injury-claim-worth/ If you were hurt in an accident caused by someone else, your injuries make you eligible for a settlement or award. You deserve some amount of recovery. At the very least, you need to be reimbursed for your medical expenses and any property damage that occurred. But when you look at the news, you hear about million and multi-million dollar settlements. It makes you wonder: What is my personal injury claim worth? If you are hurt and seeking to recover, contact the Randall Spivey and his team of Cape Coral personal injury attorneys at the Spivey Law Firm to learn about your options.

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2016-09-08 20:27:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-my-personal-injury-claim-worth/
National Safety Council (NSC) Calls for Appropriate Child Passenger Restraints http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-safety-council-nsc-calls-for-appropriate-child-passenger-restraints/ In a press release on August 12, 2016, the NSC called for, “uniform child passenger safety practices across multiple modes of transportation, including school buses, airplanes and personal vehicles.  

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2016-09-07 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-safety-council-nsc-calls-for-appropriate-child-passenger-restraints/
Drowsy Driving May Be Just As Dangerous as Drunk Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-may-be-just-as-dangerous-as-drunk-driving/ In a press release August 8, 2016, the GHSA (Governors Highway Safety Association) pointed out that nearly 83.6 million sleep-deprived Americans are driving every day. This is taking a toll; an estimated 5,000 lives were lost in drowsy-driving-related crashes in 2015.  

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2016-09-06 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-may-be-just-as-dangerous-as-drunk-driving/
How Long Will It Take To Stop Your Vehicle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-long-will-it-take-to-stop-your-vehicle/ 2016-09-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-long-will-it-take-to-stop-your-vehicle/ Drinking & Boating Can Lead to Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drinking-boating-can-lead-to-injuries/ Whether you live on the Florida coast or near a lake, owning or having access to a speed boat, pontoon or a personal watercraft is nothing out of the ordinary. But because being out on the lake or ocean is so popular, Florida experiences a high number of boating-related injuries and fatalities.

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2016-09-01 13:43:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drinking-boating-can-lead-to-injuries/
Labor Day Weekend - Keep It Safe! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-weekend-keep-it-safe/ Thousands of people are anticipated to participate in one last summer fling as Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. According to AAA (American Automobile Association) in 2015, nationwide, 35 million people traveled at least 50 miles from home over the Labor Day holiday weekend. 30.4 million traveled in their motor vehicles.  

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2016-09-01 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-weekend-keep-it-safe/
Pool Ownership Comes With Responsibility http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pool-ownership-comes-with-responsibility/ Nothing may be more refreshing than jumping into a pool for Floridians. However, pools are a big responsibility for homeowners and can be deadly for a child.

 

 

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2016-08-31 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pool-ownership-comes-with-responsibility/
Nighttime Biking Requires Safety Precautions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nighttime-biking-requires-safety-precautions/ For some, biking is a way of life. Many individuals commute to and from work, go to parties and run errands on their two wheels. But whether the person is a steadfast biker or someone who enjoys an occasional ride during nice weather, he or she in danger of being hit by a car. Bicyclists are at a particularly high risk for injury and death in Florida.

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2016-08-30 19:05:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nighttime-biking-requires-safety-precautions/
The Effects of Peer Passengers on Teen Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-effects-of-peer-passengers-on-teen-drivers/ Every day in the United States more than 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured in crashes which involve distracted drivers, reports Distraction.gov. The highest proportion of these distraction-related fatal crashes involves young, inexperienced drivers under 20 years old.  

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2016-08-29 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-effects-of-peer-passengers-on-teen-drivers/
The Dangers of Driving Around Dump Trucks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-driving-around-dump-trucks/ According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), collisions with single-unit trucks, such as dump truck and dump trailer accidents, cause over 35,000 injuries and 1,000 fatalities per year.   

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2016-08-26 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-driving-around-dump-trucks/
Be Safe This Labor Day http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-this-labor-day/ Labor Day Weekend is a time to let work go and spend time with friends and family. It is an extra day to get together, grill out and maybe have a few drinks. But along with the festivities comes more people on the road, and with the drinking comes a greater chance of deadly crashes. Instead of Labor Day being a fun holiday, it can turn into a tragedy for families involved in car accidents.

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2016-08-25 17:00:28 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-this-labor-day/
Bicycle Riding At Night Is Hazardous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-riding-at-night-is-hazardous/ There are more than 700 deaths per year associated with bicycling at night according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

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2016-08-24 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-riding-at-night-is-hazardous/
The Debate - Roundabouts vs Traffic Lights Continues http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-debate-roundabouts-vs-traffic-lights-continues/ 2016-08-22 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-debate-roundabouts-vs-traffic-lights-continues/ College Drinking and Driving - There Are Consequences http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/college-drinking-and-driving-there-are-consequences/ 2016-08-19 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/college-drinking-and-driving-there-are-consequences/ Why Are Some Pushing to Legalize ATV Use On Public Roads? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-some-pushing-to-legalize-atv-use-on-public-roads/ There are warning labels included with ATVs  which instruct riders never to operate on roadways, and the industry-backed Specialty Vehicle Institute of America calls for the prohibition of ATVs on public roads, except for the purpose of crossing them.  

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2016-08-17 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-some-pushing-to-legalize-atv-use-on-public-roads/
Asia Festival Night Proudly Supported by Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/asia-festival-night-proudly-supported-by-spivey-law-firm-personal-injury-attorneys-p-a/ One of the wonderful things about Southwest Florida is its diversity. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are pleased to be supporting Asia Festival Night on August 20, 2016 at Hammond Stadium at 6:05 p.m. Before and during the Fort Myers Miracles last home game of the season, there will be Asian performances put on by the Naples Asian Professionals Association (NAPA) starting at 5:30 p.m.  

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2016-08-15 08:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/asia-festival-night-proudly-supported-by-spivey-law-firm-personal-injury-attorneys-p-a/
More Than Half of Pedestrian Fatalities In School bus-Related Crashes Are Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-than-half-of-pedestrian-fatalities-in-school-bus-related-crashes-are-children/ Stanfield Elementary School in Arizona reports that school buses may be the safest form of highway transportation; however, the most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the school bus.    

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2016-08-15 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-than-half-of-pedestrian-fatalities-in-school-bus-related-crashes-are-children/
Campus Safety - Precaution Is Needed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/campus-safety-precaution-is-needed/ It is an exciting time for millions of recent high school graduates and returning students as they head off to colleges and universities. These will be new experiences for many as colleges and universities introduce new places and new people. Students and parents across the country have big concerns about their students’ personal safety and security.

 

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2016-08-12 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/campus-safety-precaution-is-needed/
Passing Stopped School Buses Puts Kids in Danger and Is Illegal http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/passing-stopped-school-buses-puts-kids-in-danger-and-is-illegal/ As our children are returning to school with many using school buses, it is time to remind drivers that passing stopped school buses with flashing lights is not only illegal but dangerous. We are providing this blog to remind drivers to always be aware of their surroundings when driving and to protect our children.

 

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2016-08-10 03:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/passing-stopped-school-buses-puts-kids-in-danger-and-is-illegal/
Close Encounters: Exotic Animals in South Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/close-encounters-exotic-animals-in-south-florida/ Encounters with wildlife animals are becoming more and more frequent and it is important to understand how to protect yourself, your property and your loved ones.

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2016-08-09 21:55:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/close-encounters-exotic-animals-in-south-florida/
Can Kombucha Impair Driving Abilities? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-kombucha-impair-driving-abilities/ Although Kombucha is not sold in liquor stores, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau tested some samples, and they were above the .05 percent alcohol-by-volume threshold for nonalcoholic drinks. The Food and Drug Administration legally requires any drinks that have more than 0.5 percent alcohol content to be labeled alcoholic.  

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2016-08-08 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-kombucha-impair-driving-abilities/
Slip & Fall Accidents Frequently Happen in Grocery Stores and Supermarkets http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-fall-accidents-frequently-happen-in-grocery-stores-and-supermarkets/ 2016-08-05 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-fall-accidents-frequently-happen-in-grocery-stores-and-supermarkets/ ATVs: Not Meant for Public Roads http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-not-meant-for-public-roads/ There are more than 700 deaths and 100,000 injuries each year involving ATVs. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Highway Loss Data Institute), all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are not designed for on-highway use, but in recent years, more than 300 riders died in crashes on public roads annually.

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2016-08-04 15:47:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-not-meant-for-public-roads/
Despite More Safety Features in Vehicles, Traffic Fatalities Rose in 2015 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/despite-more-safety-features-in-vehicles-traffic-fatalities-rose-in-2015/ 2016-08-03 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/despite-more-safety-features-in-vehicles-traffic-fatalities-rose-in-2015/ NHTSA Taking Steps to Reduce the Number of Alcohol-Impaired Motorists http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-taking-steps-to-reduce-the-number-of-alcohol-impaired-motorists/ 2016-08-01 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nhtsa-taking-steps-to-reduce-the-number-of-alcohol-impaired-motorists/ New Study Shows Many U.S. Drivers Reported Engaging in Aggressive Behaviors While Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-study-shows-many-u-s-drivers-reported-engaging-in-aggressive-behaviors-while-driving/ 2016-07-29 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-study-shows-many-u-s-drivers-reported-engaging-in-aggressive-behaviors-while-driving/ All Hands on Deck: Boater Safety and You http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/all-hands-on-deck-boater-safety-and-you/ Florida Waters Can be a Dangerous Place for Boaters In 2015, there were 737 reported accidents and 438 reported injuries associated with boats in Florida. While drowning is always a danger, injuries can include broken bones, lacerations, burns, shock and other internal injuries.

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2016-07-28 16:57:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/all-hands-on-deck-boater-safety-and-you/
Hands-Free Driving Has a Set Back http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-driving-has-a-set-back/ 2016-07-27 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-driving-has-a-set-back/ Swimming Pools: Things You Can Do to Prevent Drownings http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/swimming-pools-things-you-can-do-to-prevent-drownings/ According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida has had the highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation in recent years for the 1 to 4-year-old age group and has had the second highest drowning rate in the nation for individuals in the 1 to 14-year-old age range. It is also estimated that the cost of drowning in Florida for a year is greater than $15 million.

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2016-07-26 12:31:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/swimming-pools-things-you-can-do-to-prevent-drownings/
Playing Pokémon Go Distracts Drivers & Causes Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/playing-pok-mon-go-distracts-drivers-causes-accidents/ 2016-07-25 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/playing-pok-mon-go-distracts-drivers-causes-accidents/ Furniture Tip-Overs Still Causing Injury and Death to Toddlers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Furniture-Tip-Overs-Still-Causing-Injury-and-Death-to-Toddlers-/ On June 27,2016, Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D., PA) said he would press for the legislation that would force furniture producers to keep mandatory stability standards. This legislation was caused by the fact that every 24 minutes in the U.S. a child goes to the emergency room because of a tip-over accident involving furniture or a TV.

 

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2016-07-22 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Furniture-Tip-Overs-Still-Causing-Injury-and-Death-to-Toddlers-/
Florida’s Hit and Run Pandemic http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-hit-and-run-pandemic/ According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2015, there were more than 92,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. Of those 92,000 hit and run crashes, there were more than 19,000 injuries, with over 1,200 of those involving serious bodily injury.

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2016-07-21 18:55:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-hit-and-run-pandemic/
Unrestricted Pets Still Seen in Drivers' Laps http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unrestricted-pets-still-seen-in-drivers-laps/ Driver distractions come in many forms. Some of them are four-legged. Even though pet travel safety restraint purchases are at an all-time high, according to PetInsurance.com, there are many that do not protect pets enough to make it safe for drivers and passengers.

 

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2016-07-20 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unrestricted-pets-still-seen-in-drivers-laps/
6 Reasons Boats Catch Fire http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/6-reasons-boats-catch-fire/ 2016-07-18 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/6-reasons-boats-catch-fire/ The Number of Pedestrians Injured or Killed is Still Rising in the U.S. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-number-of-pedestrians-injured-or-killed-is-still-rising-in-the-u-s/ A new report issued in March 2016 by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association estimates that the number of pedestrians killed in traffic increased 10 percent from 2014 to 2015 in the U.S.  

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2016-07-15 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-number-of-pedestrians-injured-or-killed-is-still-rising-in-the-u-s/
Takata Airbags and Other Defective Product Recalls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-airbags-and-other-defective-product-recalls/ In May of this year the Department of Transportation expanded their recall of Takata airbag inflators to include an additional estimated 35-40 million inflators. This was on top of 28.8 million Takata inflators already under recall. News of the recall has likely sparked a number of questions in the minds of many consumers, as well as car owners who have been directly affected by the Takata recall.

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2016-07-14 18:01:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-airbags-and-other-defective-product-recalls/
Tire Problems and Multi-Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tire-problems-and-multi-vehicle-accidents/ Every motorist’s worst nightmare is driving along the road and suddenly experiencing a blow-out, especially when traveling at high speeds. When blowouts happen, drivers lose control of their vehicles. Should this happen when there are multiple vehicles in the area, the single blow-out can result in a major multi-vehicle accident.  

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2016-07-13 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tire-problems-and-multi-vehicle-accidents/
Pedestrian Safety: The Right of Way http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-safety-the-right-of-way/ 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 positions because of reckless driving.

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2016-07-12 21:41:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-safety-the-right-of-way/
Randall Spivey Named to Super Lawyers and Earns Client Distinction Award for 2016 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/randall-spivey-names-super-lawyer-2016/ Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., is pleased to announce that Randall Spivey was selected for Florida Super Lawyers for 2016. Mr. Spivey was selected for Florida Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury General: Plaintiff.

 

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2016-07-11 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/randall-spivey-names-super-lawyer-2016/
Who Is Legally Responsible for Reporting Nursing Home Abuse? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-legally-responsible-for-reporting-nursing-home-abuse/ The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that 36 percent of the nation’s nursing homes have been in violation of the elderly abuse laws.  

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2016-07-08 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-legally-responsible-for-reporting-nursing-home-abuse/
Hit and Run Accidents On Florida's Waterways http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-on-florida-s-waterways/ 2016-07-06 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-on-florida-s-waterways/ “Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks” http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stop-the-texts-stop-the-wrecks/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released some shocking statistics relating to distracted driving.

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2016-07-05 17:18:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stop-the-texts-stop-the-wrecks/
Could Sonar Technology Prevent Bicycle Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/could-sonar-technology-prevent-bicycle-accidents/ 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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2016-07-05 06:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/could-sonar-technology-prevent-bicycle-accidents/
Consumer Fireworks Can Cause Serious Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/consumer-fireworks-can-cause-serious-injuries/ 2016-07-01 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/consumer-fireworks-can-cause-serious-injuries/ Does Abandonment Qualify as “Elder Abuse” in Florida? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-abandonment-qualify-as-elder-abuse-in-florida/ Have you entrusted the care of an elderly loved one to someone else? Do you know how to identify the signs of elder abuse? What steps would you take if you believe a loved one is being abused by a caretaker?

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2016-06-30 22:40:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-abandonment-qualify-as-elder-abuse-in-florida/
Avoid DUIs This Fourth of July - Make Smart Choices http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/avoid-duis-this-fourth-of-july-make-smart-choices/ Independence Day is a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation with family and friends enjoying cookouts, pool parties and fireworks. Drinking alcohol is sometimes a part of those celebrations. Using good judgment over the long holiday weekend is important so that the celebration does not turn into a tragedy.

 

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2016-06-29 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/avoid-duis-this-fourth-of-july-make-smart-choices/
Dealing With Intoxicated Drivers: MADD, Uber Fight Back http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dealing-with-intoxicated-drivers-madd-uber-fight-back/ 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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2016-06-28 21:10:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dealing-with-intoxicated-drivers-madd-uber-fight-back/
Safe Rental Car Act Officially Became Law June 1 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-rental-car-act-officially-became-law-june-1/ 2016-06-27 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-rental-car-act-officially-became-law-june-1/ The Heat is On: Remember Not to Leave Your Kids or Pets in the Car This Summer http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-heat-is-on-remember-not-to-leave-your-kids-or-pets-in-the-car-this-summer/ As temperatures begin to increase, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey would like to take a moment to remind all parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot automobiles. It is important for all adults to understand the severity of leaving kids and pets in a vehicle, particularly during the hot summer months -- even if it’s only for a few minutes to run a quick errand.

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2016-06-24 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-heat-is-on-remember-not-to-leave-your-kids-or-pets-in-the-car-this-summer/
Dense Fog and Smoke Increases Crash Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dense-fog-and-smoke-increases-crash-risks2/ Although they may not typically be thought of as dramatic weather hazards, dense fog and smoke events are. They both impair a driver's visibility, can lead to reduced roadway speeds, speed variabilities and increased risks of crashing.

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2016-06-22 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dense-fog-and-smoke-increases-crash-risks2/
Large Truck Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/large-truck-accidents/ The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that a total of 3,660 people died in U.S. large truck crashes in 2014 (latest available figures). 16 percent of these deaths were truck occupants and 68 percent were occupants of other passenger vehicles.

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2016-06-21 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/large-truck-accidents/
Motorcycle Fatalities on the Rise in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-fatalities-on-the-rise-in-florida/ The Bradenton Herald reported on May 26, 2015 that Florida motorcycle fatalities rose more than 23 percent from 449 to 554 between 2014 and 2015. Preliminary data from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shows that motorcyclists accounted for one-fifth (19 percent) of motor vehicle fatalities in the state, while only accounting for about 3 percent of registered vehicles.

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2016-06-20 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-fatalities-on-the-rise-in-florida/
Alligator Attack: What Should Disney World Have Done? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alligator-attack-what-should-disney-world-have-done/ Everyone is aware of the tragedy that befell a child when he was attacked and killed by an alligator while on vacation at Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon. Reports of the heartbreak state that the attack happened in the evening and the child’s parents made efforts to free the child from the alligator but were unable to do so. The father suffered injuries to his hands during the rescue attempt.

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2016-06-17 09:24:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alligator-attack-what-should-disney-world-have-done/
Reporting and Preventing Elder Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reporting-and-preventing-elder-abuse/ In Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs works hard to ensure the “safety and wellbeing of elderly individuals in Florida.” Their mission is simple: “To serve elders as they live, contribute and build legacies in Florida.” Older adults residing in assisted living facilities or nursing homes can be especially vulnerable to neglect and abuse. In fact, based on information from the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, over two million elderly individuals suffer from abuse of some kind.

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2016-06-16 23:56:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reporting-and-preventing-elder-abuse/
Overuse of Painkillers Can Cause Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/overuse-of-painkillers-can-cause-accidents/ 2016-06-15 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/overuse-of-painkillers-can-cause-accidents/ Auto Accidents: Is Bigger Always Better? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-is-bigger-always-better/ 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.

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2016-06-14 19:16:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-is-bigger-always-better/
Summer Barbecues and Alcohol Can Be a Recipe for DUIs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-barbecues-and-alcohol-can-be-a-recipe-for-duis/ 2016-06-13 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-barbecues-and-alcohol-can-be-a-recipe-for-duis/ Road Rage Incidents High in South Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/road-rage-incidents-high-in-south-florida/ 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.” 

 

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2016-06-10 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/road-rage-incidents-high-in-south-florida/
Hit By Someone Driving a Company Vehicle? Who Can Be Held Responsible? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-by-someone-driving-a-company-vehicle-who-can-be-held-responsible/ 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.

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2016-06-09 19:24:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-by-someone-driving-a-company-vehicle-who-can-be-held-responsible/
Pedal Error Crashes Cause Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedal-error-crashes-cause-injuries/ According to ISHN (Industrial Safety and Hygiene News), drivers use brakes almost one million times a year, and usually there is no problem. However, every year, approximately 16,000 preventable pedal error crashes occur.  

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2016-06-08 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedal-error-crashes-cause-injuries/
A Look at Low-Impact Crashes and the Injuries That May Occur http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-low-impact-crashes-and-the-injuries-that-may-occur/ 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.

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2016-06-07 17:09:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-low-impact-crashes-and-the-injuries-that-may-occur/
New Approaches to Stop Texting and Driving May Work http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-approaches-to-stop-texting-and-driving-may-work/ New approaches to stop texting & driving may work - The U.S. Department of Transportation notes that the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million auto crashes each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths.  

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2016-06-06 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-approaches-to-stop-texting-and-driving-may-work/
Summer Brings Higher Risk of Teen Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-brings-higher-risk-of-teen-accidents/ 2016-06-03 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-brings-higher-risk-of-teen-accidents/ Cervical Spine Injuries May Be More Serious Than You Think http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cervical-spine-injuries-may-be-more-serious-than-you-think/ 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.

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2016-06-02 19:12:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cervical-spine-injuries-may-be-more-serious-than-you-think/
Concussions From Playground Equipment Use On the Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/concussions-from-playground-equipment-use-on-the-rise/ When thinking about protecting children from concussions, parents usually worry about sports injuries, probably because there are so many news stories about these injuries such as those on football fields. However, children obtaining concussions when using playground equipment are on the rise.  

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2016-06-01 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/concussions-from-playground-equipment-use-on-the-rise/
Drowsy Driving and Large Trucks – A Bad Combination http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-and-large-trucks-a-bad-combination/ 2016-05-27 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-and-large-trucks-a-bad-combination/ Missouri High School Students’ Science Fair Project May Help Prevent Football Head Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/missouri-high-school-students-science-fair-project-may-help-prevent-football-head-injuries/ 2016-05-25 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/missouri-high-school-students-science-fair-project-may-help-prevent-football-head-injuries/ Snapchatting While Driving Is Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/snapchatting-while-driving-is-dangerous/ It has become a craze which should be called “crazy”. Drivers speeding while taking selfies of themselves and their speedometers.  

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2016-05-23 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/snapchatting-while-driving-is-dangerous/
Dog Bite Prevention Week http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bite-prevention-week/ 2016-05-19 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bite-prevention-week/ Wendy Martin of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Named 2016 Gulf Coast Paralegal of the Year http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wendy-martin-of-spivey-law-firm-personal-injury-attorneys-p-a-named-2016-gulf-coast-paralegal-of-the-year/ Congratulations to Wendy Martin for being named the 2016 Gulf Coast Paralegal of the Year by the Gulf Coast Paralegal Association. The Gulf Coast Paralegal Association is an affiliated association of the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

 

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2016-05-19 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wendy-martin-of-spivey-law-firm-personal-injury-attorneys-p-a-named-2016-gulf-coast-paralegal-of-the-year/
Memorial Day Weekend – The “Fatal Four” http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend-the-fatal-four/ Memorial Day Weekend, the last weekend in May, marks the beginning of summer for all of us. It is a weekend of remembrance and relaxation spent with family and friends. However, often the weekend turns to tragedy.  

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2016-05-18 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend-the-fatal-four/
Manufacturers May Be Liable If a Defect Causes a Rollover http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturers-may-be-liable-if-a-defect-causes-a-rollover/ 2016-05-16 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturers-may-be-liable-if-a-defect-causes-a-rollover/ Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries Still in the News http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-deaths-and-injuries-still-in-the-news/ Every week the news media covers at least one pedestrian/vehicle accident in Florida. Here are just three of them which happened in the last few weeks. They are startling remembrances of just how many pedestrians are injured or killed on our roads. Drivers need to be alert.  

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2016-05-13 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-deaths-and-injuries-still-in-the-news/
Motorcycle Fatalities: Florida Continues to Rank High Over Other States http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-fatalities-florida-continues-to-rank-high-over-other-states/ A Tampa Bay Tribune article, recently shed some light on a very serious issue in Florida -- motorcycle fatalities. Bike Week in Daytona has come and gone, but it is still important to reflect on a problem that has a profound effect on the victims, their families and state and federal highway authorities.

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2016-05-12 16:15:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-fatalities-florida-continues-to-rank-high-over-other-states/
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month - Remember to Share the Road http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-motorcycle-safety-awareness-month-remember-to-share-the-road/ Florida with its warm weather and beautiful scenery has always been a Mecca for motorcyclists. These motorcyclists can travel as fast as other drivers, and are required to obey the same traffic laws. However, they are different as anyone traveling on the roads with them knows. Motorcycles have lower visibility, less stability and less protection than four-wheeled vehicles.   

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2016-05-11 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-motorcycle-safety-awareness-month-remember-to-share-the-road/
Bike Safety Bill May Be Losing Steam http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-safety-bill-may-be-losing-steam/ The 2016 Legislative Session is over, and while a number of bills passed both chambers, many did not -- including a bill that was seeking to change certain provisions regarding bicycle safety. Supporters of the state measure noted that its passage would boost certain pedestrian and cyclist protections.

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2016-05-10 10:48:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-safety-bill-may-be-losing-steam/
What Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Summer Camp http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-questions-to-ask-before-choosing-a-summer-camp/ It may be spring now, but summer vacation is just around the corner, and schools will no longer be in session. This is the time of year when many parents are looking for safe, fun ways to entertain their children during the summer months. These plans often include summer camp, either day camps or over-night camps. Parents must do their homework to determine which is the right and safe camp for their children.

 

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2016-05-09 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-questions-to-ask-before-choosing-a-summer-camp/
How to Talk to Your Teens About Alcohol http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-talk-to-your-teens-about-alcohol/ 2016-05-06 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-talk-to-your-teens-about-alcohol/ Lawsuit Alleges Nissan Frontier Side Airbags are Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-alleges-nissan-frontier-side-airbags-are-dangerous/ 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.

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2016-05-05 12:53:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-alleges-nissan-frontier-side-airbags-are-dangerous/
"Textalyzer" Bill Under Consideration in New York http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/textalyzer-bill-under-consideration-in-new-york/ A new word is being coined. The word is “textalyzer.” ABC News reported that in New York there is a proposed state law that would allow police to use a device called a “textalyzer” to reveal whether a driver was texting at the time of a crash. Should the bill become law in New York, the police responding to a crash would have the power to ask the drivers to turn over their cell phones.

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2016-05-04 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/textalyzer-bill-under-consideration-in-new-york/
Slips and Falls: Understanding the Factors Involved in Such Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slips-and-falls-understanding-the-factors-involved-in-such-cases/ 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 outcome of your case or claim.

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2016-05-03 15:14:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slips-and-falls-understanding-the-factors-involved-in-such-cases/
Reducing the Risks of Senior Driving Accidents and Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-the-risks-of-senior-driving-accidents-and-injuries/ 2016-05-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-the-risks-of-senior-driving-accidents-and-injuries/ Tips for Safe RV/Motorhome Travel http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-safe-rv-motorhome-travel/ Whenever driving on Florida’s roads, inevitably you will be either sharing the road with RV/motorhomes or driving an RV/motorhome. These vehicles may be traveling with attached trailers hauling other vehicles or belongings. They are very popular with about 35 million or 8.5 percent of U.S. households owning them, according to RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association).  

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2016-04-29 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-safe-rv-motorhome-travel/
Can a Hotel Be Held Liable for Slip and Fall Injuries? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-hotel-be-held-liable-for-slip-and-fall-injuries/ Thousands of people visit and vacation in Florida every year. That being the case, the state’s hotel industry is thriving with plenty of guests staying for days or even weeks at a time. With all those people in one building, it should not be surprising that accidents may happen on the premises. 

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2016-04-28 17:19:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-hotel-be-held-liable-for-slip-and-fall-injuries/
How to Screen Elder Caregivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-screen-elder-caregivers/ The screening of caregivers, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is important not only for the elderly but also for anyone needing special care. Nursing home abuse in Florida is a serious problem.  

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2016-04-27 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-screen-elder-caregivers/
Brain and Head Injuries Caused by Sports http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/brain-and-head-injuries-caused-by-sports/ In recent years, more light has been shed on the issue of head and brain injuries stemming from sports. The conversation was particularly re-ignited after the release of the movie Concussion.  While it is true that many people know about the possibilities of sustaining serious injuries while playing a sport, some may not appreciate the serious nature of those injuries, especially when the injury occurs to a player’s head and/or brain.

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2016-04-26 14:53:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/brain-and-head-injuries-caused-by-sports/
Retailers and Restauranteurs Are Required to Maintain a Safe Premises http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/retailers-and-restauranteurs-are-required-to-maintain-a-safe-premises/ When shopping for clothing, household goods, groceries, etc. or frequenting restaurants, most people do not expect to encounter any dangerous situations; but they often do. Slip and fall and other injuries account for many personal injury claims as the result of accidents at stores and restaurants.  

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2016-04-25 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/retailers-and-restauranteurs-are-required-to-maintain-a-safe-premises/
April is National Distracted Driving Month http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/april-is-national-distracted-driving-month/ The Florida DHSMV is reminding motorists throughout the month of April to not drive distracted in its program “Focus on Driving Florida.” The numbers are significant. In 2015, DHSMV reports that there were more than 45,700 distracted driving crashes in Florida resulting in more than 39,000 injuries and more than 200 fatalities.

 

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2016-04-22 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/april-is-national-distracted-driving-month/
Ford F-150 Being Investigated for Brake Failures http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ford-f-150-being-investigated-for-brake-failures/ 2016-04-20 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ford-f-150-being-investigated-for-brake-failures/ Tips for Boating with Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-boating-with-children/ Boating accidents happen too often and can cause serious injuries to children. With thousands of miles of beautiful coastline, Florida is ideal for boating with families, and many enjoy spending quality time together. A challenge for parents is cruising safely with children.

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2016-04-18 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-boating-with-children/
Lawsuit Against Nissan Alleges Manufacturer Knew About Air Bag Defects http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-against-nissan-alleges-manufacturer-knew-about-air-bag-defects/ A California class action lawsuit (Brantley v. Nissan North America Inc. et al., case number BC609400, in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.) was filed on February 8, 2016. This lawsuit alleges that the automaker concealed an air bag defect in certain Nissan Frontier trucks.  

 

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2016-04-15 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-against-nissan-alleges-manufacturer-knew-about-air-bag-defects/
Florida - Number 1 in Motorcycle Fatalities - Driving Tips to Share http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-number-1-in-motorcycle-fatalities-driving-tips-to-share/ According to an NBC-2 report by Levi Ismail on Sunday, April 3, motorcycles account for 7 percent of all vehicles on our roads, but disproportionately make up 19 percent of annual fatalities. FHP reports that at least one motorcycle rider dies each day in Florida.  

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2016-04-13 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-number-1-in-motorcycle-fatalities-driving-tips-to-share/
Personal Watercraft Popular, But Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-watercraft-popular-but-dangerous/ The U.S. Coast Guard reported that in 2014 (latest available statistics) PWCs (personal watercraft) were involved in 30 percent of all reported boating accidents. In these accidents there were 592 injuries and 34 deaths.  

 

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2016-04-11 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-watercraft-popular-but-dangerous/
Why Are Truck Accidents Challenging http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-truck-accidents-challenging/ Southwest Florida is experiencing a boom in construction projects. This is clearly evidenced by the large number of trucks on our roadways. With the increase in truck traffic comes an increase in truck-related accidents.  

 

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2016-04-08 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-truck-accidents-challenging/
Study Shows Distracted Teen Driving the Cause of 6 Out of 10 Teen Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-shows-distracted-teen-driving-the-cause-of-6-out-of-10-teen-accidents/ Speaking with passengers and using cell phones play a far greater role in vehicle crashes than previously understood. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed nearly 1,700 videos which captured the actions of teen drivers in the moments before a crash.  

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2016-04-06 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-shows-distracted-teen-driving-the-cause-of-6-out-of-10-teen-accidents/
Parking Lot Accidents: Keeping You and Your Kids Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parking-lot-accidents-keeping-you-and-your-kids-safe/ 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 being transported to the hospital, he died.

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2016-04-05 14:47:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parking-lot-accidents-keeping-you-and-your-kids-safe/
Roadway Construction Presents Risks for Both Workers and Motorists http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/roadway-construction-presents-risks-for-both-workers-and-motorists/ The combination of traffic and active road construction work zones make our roads hazardous for drivers to negotiate and for the workers involved in building and maintaining our streets, bridges and highways to complete their jobs safely.

 

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2016-04-04 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/roadway-construction-presents-risks-for-both-workers-and-motorists/
Tips for Avoiding Dangerous DUI Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-avoiding-dangerous-dui-drivers/ Every day, says the FBI, almost 300,000 people drive drunk, yet only 4,000 are caught by police. The FBI further reports that in 45 cases across Florida from Miami to the Panhandle, DUI manslaughter suspects have evaded capture for years.  

 

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2016-04-01 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-avoiding-dangerous-dui-drivers/
Two Die in Dirt Bike, Pedestrian Collision http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/two-die-in-dirt-bike-pedestrian-collision/ It is not uncommon to see people of all ages riding bicycles, motorcycles and dirt bikes all throughout Florida. The warm, sunny weather often makes riding a bike an attractive transportation option for many individuals. Along with bike riding comes some risks, and unfortunately, two individuals recently lost their lives in a dirt bike vs. pedestrian crash.

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2016-03-31 16:51:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/two-die-in-dirt-bike-pedestrian-collision/
Traumatic Brain Injuries - Leading Cause of Death and Disability http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traumatic-brain-injuries-leading-cause-of-death-and-disability/ Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).      

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2016-03-30 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traumatic-brain-injuries-leading-cause-of-death-and-disability/
A Look at Truck Accidents Caused by Tire, Brake Failure http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-truck-accidents-caused-by-tire-brake-failure/ Accidents involving large commercial trucks or big rigs can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from driver inattention to mechanical failure. In fact, when it comes to truck accidents that caused by equipment failure, the two most common causes stem from tire failure and brake failure.

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2016-03-29 16:21:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-truck-accidents-caused-by-tire-brake-failure/
HOA and Condominium Associations Can Be Liable for Accidents in Their Communities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoa-and-condominium-associations-can-be-liable-for-accidents-in-their-communities/ When travelling around Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, it is easy to see that we have a large number of gated communities and communities with homeowner and condominium owner associations. In living in these communities, residents expect they are safe places to live and to entertain. However, vehicles using the roadways within these communities can become involved in collisions, and even collisions with injuries and fatalities. While the drivers may be at fault, can the associations also be liable?  

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2016-03-28 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoa-and-condominium-associations-can-be-liable-for-accidents-in-their-communities/
Do Rideshare Company' Practices Cause Distracted Driving Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-rideshare-company-practices-cause-distracted-driving-accidents/ Safe Roads Alliance President, Jeff Larason, says that although he understands that taxi and limo companies all need to maintain contact with drivers that, “The danger comes from the method of communication and the requirement for a response within a specific timeframe.  

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2016-03-25 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-rideshare-company-practices-cause-distracted-driving-accidents/
Defective Motorcycle Parts Lead to Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-motorcycle-parts-lead-to-accidents/ When riding a motorcycle, the riders are particularly vulnerable, even more so when there are defects to any of the motorcycle parts. These parts are numerous and may be damaged and/or recalled. Should this happen, the motorcyclist may lose control, have an accident and sustain serious injuries to him/herself or others on the road.  

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2016-03-23 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-motorcycle-parts-lead-to-accidents/
FAQs Regarding Nursing Home and Elder Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/faqs-regarding-nursing-home-and-elder-abuse/ As individuals reach their golden years, some of them may face a number of issues and ailments that could force their loved ones to make a difficult decision with respect to their care for their remaining years. In the alternative, some elderly people make the decision for themselves to go into a nursing home. Regardless who makes the decision, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows firsthand the importance of ensuring that the elderly receives the best care possible after they enter such facilities.

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2016-03-22 09:39:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/faqs-regarding-nursing-home-and-elder-abuse/
Florida Highway Patrol Can Ticket and Fine Slow Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-highway-patrol-can-ticket-and-fine-slow-drivers/ At one time or another, we have all been stuck behind a slow driver, driving in the left-hand lane well below the posted speed limit. Speeding drivers can be ticketed, but can slow drivers also be ticketed? NBC-2 reported on February 20, 2016, that, “Yes, they can be ticketed.”  

 

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2016-03-21 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-highway-patrol-can-ticket-and-fine-slow-drivers/
Safety Tips For Kids of All Ages http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-tips-for-kids-of-all-ages/ 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 safe as possible.

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2016-03-17 15:15:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-tips-for-kids-of-all-ages/
On St. Patrick’s Day Count on a Designated Driver, Not Luck http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/on-st-patrick-s-day-count-on-a-designated-driver-not-luck/ When one thinks about St. Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold and good luck may come to mind. However, there is no amount of luck that can save a driver from a drunk-driving crash. Statistics show every year there is a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities resulting from St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17.

  

 

 

 

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2016-03-16 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/on-st-patrick-s-day-count-on-a-designated-driver-not-luck/
Accidents Caused by Defective, Dangerous Property: Who Can Be Held Responsible? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/accidents-caused-by-defective-dangerous-property-who-can-be-held-responsible/ In Florida, property owners (as well as various other parties) can be held legally liable for injuries if the property was in a defective or dangerous condition at the time of the incident. Randall Spivey, a Ft. Myers personal injury attorney, has extensive experience in helping harmed individuals obtain the just compensation they deserve for their damages. He and his team are prepared to fight for your rights and hold the appropriate party or parties responsible.

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2016-03-15 09:49:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/accidents-caused-by-defective-dangerous-property-who-can-be-held-responsible/
Drowsy Driving is Dangerous! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-is-dangerous/ In March many Americans turned their clocks forward for daylight saving time, doing so, they lose one hour’s sleep. Economics Professor, Austin Smith of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business in Miami, Ohio said, “Many Americans are sleep deprived, and when starting with chronically low levels of sleep, even a small reduction can have serious consequences.”  

 

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2016-03-15 02:58:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-is-dangerous/
Hit-and-Run Accidents Still A Concern http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-still-a-concern/ In November 2015 we blogged in Florida Has One of the Highest Hit-and-Run Rates in the United States about the problem of the unlawful and dangerous action of hit-and-run accidents. As the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognized this issue in its campaign Hit-and-Run Awareness Week, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are joining their effort by calling to your attention the seriousness of this issue through this blog.  

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2016-03-14 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-still-a-concern/
Hotel/Motel Housekeeping Staff at High Risk of Injury http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hotel-motel-housekeeping-staff-at-high-risk-of-injury/ Hotel/motel workers in the United States are nearly 40 percent more likely to be injured on the job than all other service-sector workers, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine report, “Occupational Injury Disparities in the U.S. Hotel Industry.” Approximately 25 percent of hotel/motel workers are employed in hotel/motel housekeeping departments which makes this group the largest group of hotel employees.  

 

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2016-03-11 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hotel-motel-housekeeping-staff-at-high-risk-of-injury/
Hoverboards - Too Dangerous for Amazon http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoverboards-too-dangerous-for-amazon/ Amazon pulled all hoverboards from their listed items for sale on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. This action follows the CPSC’s (Consumer Product Safety Commission) saying “…they (hoverboards) pose an unreasonable risk of fire.” Toys R Us and Target have also pulled hoverboards from their websites, according to Ben Fox Rubin of CNet.  

 

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2016-03-07 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoverboards-too-dangerous-for-amazon/
Is Florida Becoming More Bicycle Friendly? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-florida-becoming-more-bicycle-friendly/ Representative Kathleen Pasidomo of Naples hopes so. She was the chief sponsor of House Bill 253 to increase protection of bicyclists and pedestrians in Florida. The bill was unanimously endorsed by the Florida House Committee on Thursday, February 18, 2016. It still needs to be reconciled and passed by the full House of Representatives.  

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2016-03-04 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-florida-becoming-more-bicycle-friendly/
Can Death-Proof Cars Really Come to Fruition? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-death-proof-cars-really-come-to-fruition/ Technology has significantly reduced the number and severity of injuries in car crashes and has brought the motor vehicle death toll down. Still, car crashes remain a leading cause of death each year. Volvo is trying to change all that. The American Genius reports that Volvo has vowed to end traffic fatalities in their vehicles by 2020 by creating a death-proof car.

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2016-03-03 09:07:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-death-proof-cars-really-come-to-fruition/
Boat Propellers Continue to Cause Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-propellers-continue-to-cause-accidents/ The U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Reports show there are approximately 265 accidents where the victim was struck by a motor boat or propeller, of which 28 to 47 of these accidents result in death on an annual basis in the U.S.  

 

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2016-03-02 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-propellers-continue-to-cause-accidents/
NTSB Unveils Wish List for Road Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ntsb-unveils-wish-list-for-road-safety/ The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) releases a list each year of safety improvements that the agency would like to see.  For the past 20 years, the NTSB has been issuing recommendations on how technology can be used to reduce motor vehicle crashes and reduce the risk of serious injuries.   The Board also has suggestions for drivers to avoid causing collisions by eliminating some of their highest-risk behaviors while behind the wheel. 

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2016-03-01 22:29:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ntsb-unveils-wish-list-for-road-safety/
Federal Study To Examine Synthetic Artificial Turf http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/federal-study-to-examine-synthetic-artificial-turf/ The Obama administration announced this month a federal study to look into the potential health risks of crumb-rubber synthetic turf used on athletic fields and elsewhere. Three agencies will carry out the study. They are the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

 

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2016-02-29 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/federal-study-to-examine-synthetic-artificial-turf/
Marijuana Legalization Linked to More Drugged Driving DUIs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/marijuana-legalization-linked-to-more-drugged-driving-duis/ The Washington Post reported in the fall of 2015 that the Governors’ Highway Safety Association research showed drivers on drugs are becoming more of a problem than drunk drivers. There are two primary reasons that drugged drivers are a problem. These reasons are the quadrupling in prescription drug use since 1999, and the legalization of marijuana in some form in 23 states in the U.S.  

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2016-02-26 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/marijuana-legalization-linked-to-more-drugged-driving-duis/
The Effects of Negligent Security http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-effects-of-negligent-security/ Parents of a young college student have filed a lawsuit against a company that owns the apartment complex where their daughter lived. Their daughter was shot and killed in her apartment when a gunfight broke out in the unit above where she lived. One of the bullets came down through the ceiling, striking the 19-year-old girl on December 23, 2014.  Her parents believe the apartment owners should be held responsible for failing to protect tenants like their daughter from a foreseeable danger that existed. They argue that the apartment's negligence in security matters was a direct cause of their daughter's death, so the apartment facility should provide wrongful death compensation.

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2016-02-25 10:06:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-effects-of-negligent-security/
6 Vision Conditions That Can Affect the Ability to Drive http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/6-vision-conditions-that-can-affect-the-ability-to-drive/ One of the most dangerous things we may do on a daily basis is drive a car, truck or motorcycle. Clear vision is absolutely a requirement. Forgetting glasses at home and getting out on our roads can be not only dangerous but deadly.

 

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2016-02-24 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/6-vision-conditions-that-can-affect-the-ability-to-drive/
Why are Kids at Greater Risk of Pedestrian Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-kids-at-greater-risk-of-pedestrian-accidents/ Children are taught to look both ways before crossing the street, but this common instruction is not enough to prevent kids from being at greater risk than adults of getting into a car crash.  Pedestrian accident victims are most likely to be either children or the elderly, and kids face a high rate of both serious injuries and death when they are struck by vehicles. 

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2016-02-23 08:21:28 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-are-kids-at-greater-risk-of-pedestrian-accidents/
Watch Out For Motorcycles! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-motorcycles/ Florida has long been the home of enthusiastic motorcyclists, both residents and visitors. The excellent riding opportunities our state provides also come with serious safety challenges. One hundred-fourteen motorcycle accidents were reported in Southwest Florida in 2015.

 

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2016-02-22 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-motorcycles/
The Dangers of Implants http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-implants/ The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has the authority over regulating and approving implants. The department was established to protect consumers’ health. Over the years there have been high-profile cases, one of which is the legal battle over transvaginal mesh.

  

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2016-02-19 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-implants/
Kids at Risk of Crashes Due to Dangerous Driving During School Drop-offs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/kids-at-risk-of-crashes-due-to-dangerous-driving-during-school-drop-offs/ Many parents drive their children to school every day. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that kids may be at significant risk of sustaining a car accident injury during drop-off time. This is because parents tend to be rushed when dropping their kids off and they often engage in high-risk behaviors that put their own children or other kids in danger.

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2016-02-18 09:22:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/kids-at-risk-of-crashes-due-to-dangerous-driving-during-school-drop-offs/
Can a Restaurant Be Sued for Food Poisoning? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-restaurant-be-sued-for-food-poisoning/ It seems that every day the news media is covering another story about potential food poisonings. Many of these poisonings happen after eating at restaurants. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that every year in the United States one in six Americans gets sick from contaminated foods or beverages and 3,000 of these die.

  

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2016-02-17 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-a-restaurant-be-sued-for-food-poisoning/
The Economy Can Affect Car Accident Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-economy-can-affect-car-accident-deaths/ Can economic conditions affect driver behavior and increase the chances that a motor vehicle accident will occur? Researchers from Texas A&M recently conducted an in-depth study to try to find the answer to this question. Newswise published information on the results of the research, which showed that better economic conditions do result in more car accident deaths.

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2016-02-16 09:30:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-economy-can-affect-car-accident-deaths/
Employers Need to Re-think Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/employers-need-to-re-think-safety/ With the rapidly growing number of older U.S. workers, employers need to re-think their safety programs to reduce and eliminate workplace injuries. They are required to provide a safe work environment for all workers regardless of age and are governed by workers’ compensation laws. They also may be accountable in personal injury law suits.

  

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2016-02-15 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/employers-need-to-re-think-safety/
Takata Airbag Recalls Are Increasing in 2016! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-airbag-recalls-are-increasing-in-2016/ Although more than 20 million vehicles have been recalled because of the risk of violent airbag explosions, recalls of Takata airbags are not over. The original recalls affected mostly older vehicles, model years from 2008 and earlier. The NHTSA reported that Takata is notifying the 12 affected automakers using its airbags, that more recent model vehicles using the Takata airbags are also at risk.

  

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2016-02-12 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/takata-airbag-recalls-are-increasing-in-2016/
Is Florida's Red Light Program A Thing Of The Past? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-florida-s-red-light-program-a-thing-of-the-past/ By a vote of 4-3 on Thursday, February 4, 2016, Florida’s Senate Transportation Committee approved a measure to eliminate red light cameras. Senator Jeff Brandes said that “cities and counties use the devices as cash registers rather than for legitimate safety purposes.” His bill, if passed, would eliminate the Florida red light program.

 

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2016-02-10 08:13:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-florida-s-red-light-program-a-thing-of-the-past/
How to Spot a Dangerous Driver and What to Do About It http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-spot-a-dangerous-driver-and-what-to-do-about-it/ They may be most noticeable in heavy traffic during “rush hour.” They are the drivers who are trying to nudge other drivers into going faster than the speed limit by tailgating closer than good driving techniques would recommend. They dart in and out between lanes and traffic, many times without even using turn signals. They maneuver between other vehicles in spaces that appear to be too small. Who are these drivers? These drivers are the dangerous, aggressive drivers who cause many accidents on Florida’s roads.

 

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2016-02-08 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-spot-a-dangerous-driver-and-what-to-do-about-it/
New Helmet Design May Be the Safest in The World http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-helmet-design-may-be-the-safest-in-the-world/ On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 NBC-2 News reported that a Seattle, Washington-based helmet company, VICIS, just released its new football helmet which the company says may be the safest in the world in protecting football players from brain injuries.

 

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2016-02-05 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-helmet-design-may-be-the-safest-in-the-world/
Report Shows Ride-Sharing Is a Powerful Tool in Reducing DUIs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/report-shows-ride-sharing-is-a-powerful-tool-in-reducing-duis/ MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and Uber Technologies, Inc. conducted a study, the results of which were impressive. It showed that because ride-sharing was a convenient transportation option, it has proved to be a powerful tool in reducing DUI crashes.

  

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2016-02-03 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/report-shows-ride-sharing-is-a-powerful-tool-in-reducing-duis/
Collisions Caused by Medical Issues http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/collisions-caused-by-medical-issues/ Drivers need to be in control of their vehicle at all times and if they are negligent or careless, they can be held responsible when their behavior causes an accident to occur.  In most cases, drivers make conscious choices that lead to crashes -- like speeding or running a red light. If a driver makes an error or is more careless than a reasonable motorist would be, he can be held responsible for a collision when victims pursue a claim with the help of a Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer like Randall Spivey.

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2016-02-02 09:26:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/collisions-caused-by-medical-issues/
Golf Cart Accidents Can Be Deadly - Golf Cart Driver Safety Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-cart-accidents-can-be-deadly-golf-cart-driver-safety-tips/ With over 1,250 golf courses in the state, Florida can be considered a “golf course” capital in the United States. These 1,250 golf courses, along with the increase in population from the north, present a recipe for injuries and deaths. Also, more people are choosing golf carts as a method of transportation in communities, on college campuses, and other areas such as hospitals and airports.  

 

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2016-02-01 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-cart-accidents-can-be-deadly-golf-cart-driver-safety-tips/
How Seniors Can Extend Their Driving Time http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-seniors-can-extend-their-driving-time/ Thirty-six million adults ages 65 and older still drive in the United States, according to two recent studies conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Over the next ten years as “baby boomers” enter retirement age, driving becomes the norm; not the exception. Typically, the risk of having accidents, increases as drivers reach their 70s.

 

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2016-01-29 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-seniors-can-extend-their-driving-time/
Stem Cells and Spinal Cord Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stem-cells-and-spinal-cord-injuries/ Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are among the most life-changing injuries a person can experience because there are no effective treatments to restore function that is lost when the spine sustains damage. However, stem cell therapy is a developing area of medical science, and there is hope that stem cell therapy could change the field of spinal cord injury treatment.  Just recently, Reuters reported that one company conducting research into experimental stem cell therapy was able to provide some improvement in functioning and strength in the limbs of spinal cord injury victims.  

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2016-01-28 12:48:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stem-cells-and-spinal-cord-injuries/
Are Ignition Interlock Devices Effective in Curbing DUIs in Florida? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-ignition-interlock-devices-effective-in-curbing-duis-in-florida/ One out of every three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Do ignition interlock devices work?  

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2016-01-27 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-ignition-interlock-devices-effective-in-curbing-duis-in-florida/
Product Recalls on Household Goods Are High http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/product-recalls-on-household-goods-are-high/ Every manufacturer is supposed to follow best practices with respect to ensuring designs are safe and that the manufacturing of products follows established protocols. Manufacturers of products should also test the items they sell to make sure any risks are identified so the danger can be reduced and consumers can be warned about potential problems. 

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2016-01-26 08:35:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/product-recalls-on-household-goods-are-high/
Train Accidents and Fatalities Happen in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/train-accidents-and-fatalities-happen-in-florida/ When one thinks of accidents, one does not automatically think of train accidents, but every year the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis (FRA) reports there are 9,504 train “accidents and incidents” which result in 7,238 injuries and 709 deaths. In Florida alone, two accidents have been reported between November 2015 and January 3, 2016.

 

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2016-01-25 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/train-accidents-and-fatalities-happen-in-florida/
Florida Law for Driving at Night http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-law-for-driving-at-night/ How many times when driving in Florida have you seen a vehicle driving after sunset with no headlights illuminated? Many of us have. This is a very dangerous, and illegal, situation. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports a driver is twice as likely to have an accident while driving at night than during daylight hours. Those odds certainly increase if a vehicle is driving without headlights.  

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2016-01-22 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-law-for-driving-at-night/
Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-abuse-and-social-media/ Nursing home patients deserve to be provided with reasonably professional and competent care.  Unfortunately, aides who work in nursing homes are often untrained and underpaid. Many different types of abuse and neglect can occur in a nursing home setting when staff members don't provide the care that patients deserve.  Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey can provide assistance to victims of abuse or neglect, or to family members of those killed in a nursing home due to staff negligence.

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2016-01-21 10:05:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-abuse-and-social-media/
What is a Boater Float Plan? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-boater-float-plan/ As a state, Florida Fish & Wildlife reports that Florida has the “unfortunate distinction of being the national leader in boating fatalities.” In the list of top ten Florida counties for boating accidents in 2014, they ranked Collier County 7th and Lee County 5th.

   

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2016-01-20 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-boater-float-plan/
Nightshift Workers Face Higher Crash Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nightshift-workers-face-higher-crash-risks/ Driving while fatigued is dangerous, as drowsiness causes many of the same effects as being impaired by alcohol.  Impaired judgment, delayed response time, and the risk of dozing off all contribute to making drowsy driving dangerous. Unfortunately, nightshift workers face many of these risks on their commute home every morning. 

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2016-01-19 10:03:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nightshift-workers-face-higher-crash-risks/
Ride-On Toys Responsible for Almost Half of Toy-Related Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ride-on-toys-responsible-for-almost-half-of-toy-related-injuries/ The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) reported that toys sent kids to the ER (emergency room) every few minutes. Of these toy accidents, riding toys such as bikes, scooters, skateboards, and skates were responsible for 42 percent of the toy-related injuries.  

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2016-01-18 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ride-on-toys-responsible-for-almost-half-of-toy-related-injuries/
Pet Restraint Failure May Cause Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pet-restraint-failure-may-cause-accidents/ You are ready to leave in your vehicle, and your pet is safely restrained either by harness or other safety device. Everything should be fine. But is it? Not according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

 

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2016-01-15 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pet-restraint-failure-may-cause-accidents/
Side Impact Crashes Are More Likely to Cause Traumatic Brain Injury http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/side-impact-crashes-are-more-likely-to-cause-traumatic-brain-injury/ Brain injuries are the result of a significant percentage of car crash fatalities.  Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can also be life-changing for victims who survive, as damage to the brain can affect all aspects of your health.  Symptoms of TBI range from cognitive impairment to personality and mood changes to ringing in the ears. Some patients with severe brain injuries are permanently restricted in their abilities, and others may need to re-learn basic life tasks. 

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2016-01-14 09:43:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/side-impact-crashes-are-more-likely-to-cause-traumatic-brain-injury/
Blind-Spot Monitoring Systems Have Difficulty Detecting Motorcycles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/blind-spot-monitoring-systems-have-difficulty-detecting-motorcycles/ Motorcycles, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), were detected by blind-spot monitoring systems significantly later (26 percent) than passenger vehicles.  This was particularly true when motorcyclists were traveling at higher speeds. Some of the time, the systems completely missed motorcycles.

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2016-01-13 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/blind-spot-monitoring-systems-have-difficulty-detecting-motorcycles/
Window Blinds Still Pose Risk of Death to Young Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/window-blinds-still-pose-risk-of-death-to-young-children/ Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) chairman Elliot Kaye said in 2015, “The industry's voluntary guidelines and improvements are not working.” Currently there still are no mandatory standards in place for window blind safety. 

 

 

 

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2016-01-11 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/window-blinds-still-pose-risk-of-death-to-young-children/
Elevator/Escalator Accidents Can Involve Negligence http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/elevator-escalator-accidents-can-involve-negligence/ The National Elevator Industry Association (NEI) reports that there are an estimated 35 thousand escalators and 900 thousand elevators in the United States. The majority of them are located in commercial, retail and public buildings such as airports and hospitals.  

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2016-01-08 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/elevator-escalator-accidents-can-involve-negligence/
U.S. Soccer Association's New Safety Initiatives Finally Addressing Head Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/u-s-soccer-association-s-new-safety-initiatives-finally-addressing-head-injuries/ An agreement announced Monday, November 9, 2015 following an August 2014 lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer, the American Youth Soccer Organization, U.S. Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association includes reforms to improve concussion awareness for everyone including coaches, referees, parents and players in youth soccer, along with some uniform concussion management and return-to-play protocols, according to CNN.

 

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2016-01-06 05:23:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/u-s-soccer-association-s-new-safety-initiatives-finally-addressing-head-injuries/
Help for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-for-traumatic-brain-injury-victims/ Traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating injuries a victim can endure. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is common among victims injured in motor vehicle collisions or injured as a result of a fall.  TBI causes symptoms ranging from mood changes and impaired memory to seizures and ringing in the ears, and treating the condition and its symptoms is often very difficult.  Now, however, Breakthroughs describes a new drug that may show some promise in the treatment of TBI.

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2016-01-05 10:37:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-for-traumatic-brain-injury-victims/
New Law for Electronically Recorded Hours May Eliminate Crashes Due to Truck and Bus Driver Fatigue http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-law-for-electronically-recorded-hours-may-eliminate-crashes-due-to-truck-and-bus-driver-fatigue/ An estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers are covered under a new government rule, announced December 10, 2015, requiring them to electronically record their driving hours. This new rule was adopted to enforce regulations to help prevent driver fatigue.  

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2016-01-04 00:21:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-law-for-electronically-recorded-hours-may-eliminate-crashes-due-to-truck-and-bus-driver-fatigue/
10 New Year's Resolutions Drivers Will Want to Keep http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/10-new-year-s-resolutions-drivers-will-want-to-keep/ “As we enter the new year of 2016, we may anticipate that this is a new start. This start may involve more time with family, working more efficiently, more exercise, and a better diet. These are all worthy resolutions. However, when considering what makes the list, let’s consider the following 10 driver safety resolutions, some of which are recommended by Consumer Reports. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., recommend adopting and following these New Year’s Resolutions, and wish you all a Happy and Safe New Year,” said Attorney Randall Spivey.

 

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2015-12-31 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/10-new-year-s-resolutions-drivers-will-want-to-keep/
Will Technology Help Prevent Car Crashes? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/will-technology-help-prevent-car-crashes/ Human error frequently results in motor vehicle collisions.  While victims can hold careless drivers accountable by consulting with a Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer like Randall Spivey and pursuing a damage claim, no amount of financial compensation can make up for permanent injuries or deaths in a collision.  Unfortunately, drivers continue to make careless choices and dangerous mistakes.  Driving while fatigued, for example, is one of many high-risk behaviors that motorists may engage in and it is a behavior that causes up to 7,500 fatal motor vehicle accidents annually, according to CNN.

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2015-12-31 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/will-technology-help-prevent-car-crashes/
Dog Bites Are Taken Very Seriously Under Florida Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bites-are-taken-very-seriously-under-florida-law/ Not all dog attacks are minor. Some end up with severe injuries or even death.The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) estimates that, in one year, dogs bite more than 4.5 million people in the United States.

 

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2015-12-30 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bites-are-taken-very-seriously-under-florida-law/
Hands-Free Devices Are Still Very Dangerous for Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-devices-are-still-very-dangerous-for-drivers/ Many motorists believe they are not at risk of a distracted driving collision as long as they use Bluetooth headsets, voice control or other tools to manipulate their electronic devices hands-free.  While taking your hands off the wheel to use a cell phone or other electronics is unquestionably dangerous, distracted driving accident risks are not limited to situations where your hands are occupied by something besides the steering wheel. 

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2015-12-29 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-devices-are-still-very-dangerous-for-drivers/
Slip and Fall Accidents More Common During Sales Season http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-and-fall-accidents-more-common-during-sales-season/ Before, during and immediately after a holiday season, there are sales everywhere. Because of this, there are crowds everywhere and the rate of shopping injuries tends to increase. Of these injuries, slip and fall accidents are the most common.

 

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2015-12-28 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-and-fall-accidents-more-common-during-sales-season/
Federal Rules Aim to Make Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits Easier http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/federal-rules-aim-to-make-nursing-home-abuse-lawsuits-easier/ Arbitration clauses have become routine in nursing home admissions paperwork. Often, people enter nursing homes under stressful circumstances. The individual who enters the home or his or her family members may not take the time to read every word of every piece of paper they sign. As a result, the nursing home resident or his loved ones could end up signing away important legal rights, including the right to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit.  Ft Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey help victims of nursing home abuse and neglect to use the legal system to seek compensation; but without the ability to sue, the rights of a victim of abuse are significantly curtailed. 

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2015-12-24 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/federal-rules-aim-to-make-nursing-home-abuse-lawsuits-easier/
Hoverboards - The Most Dangerous Holiday Gift http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoverboards-the-most-dangerous-holiday-gift/ The most dangerous holiday gift - What is the hottest gift this season for teens? It is the hoverboard which may also be called motor board, balancing board, or balancing scooter. It does not matter what it is called it comes with many risks and last week it was banned from carry-on and checked baggage on major U.S. airlines.  

 

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2015-12-23 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hoverboards-the-most-dangerous-holiday-gift/
Decorate Safely This Holiday Season http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/decorate-safely-this-holiday-season/ All across the United States families are getting out the twinkle lights, ornaments and other decorations in preparation for the holiday season. Holiday decorating is all about adding some fun, sparkle and warmth to this very special season, it is important to remember that, if not used carefully, many of our favorite decorations could carry the risk of fire or electrical injury.  

 

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2015-12-22 04:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/decorate-safely-this-holiday-season/
Christmas and New Year’s Bring Increased DUI Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/christmas-and-new-year-s-bring-increased-dui-risks/ The holiday season should be a time for festive celebrations and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately, lives can change in an instant and holiday cheer can be destroyed when a motor vehicle accident happens.  The holiday season brings with it an increased risk of collisions caused by impaired drivers, and victims need to be aware of the laws that protect them when an injury or death occurs due to a drunk motorist. 

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2015-12-17 12:25:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/christmas-and-new-year-s-bring-increased-dui-risks/
Teenage Drivers At Highest Risk Of A Deadly Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teenage-drivers-at-highest-risk-of-a-deadly-crash/ Teenage drivers and their passengers are being killed and injured every day on our roadways. The loss of a young person in a motor vehicle accident is a tragedy we can stop.  

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2015-12-16 05:23:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teenage-drivers-at-highest-risk-of-a-deadly-crash/
Peer Pressure Can Be Effective at Preventing Teen Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/peer-pressure-can-be-effective-at-preventing-teen-crashes/ Over the course of 2013, close to 4,000 motorists between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in fatal car accidents according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). Thousands of teenage drivers took their own lives or the lives of others as a result of inexperience or careless driving.

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2015-12-15 10:18:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/peer-pressure-can-be-effective-at-preventing-teen-crashes/
Should Seatbelts Be Required On All School Buses? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-seatbelts-be-required-on-all-school-buses/ For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced on November 9, 2015 that its recommendation is that every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt.  

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2015-12-14 05:00:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-seatbelts-be-required-on-all-school-buses/
“Hidden Danger On Our Roadways” – Road Debris http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hidden-danger-on-our-roadways-road-debris/ During the holiday season, many of us are purchasing Christmas trees from retailers. In order to get those Christmas trees home, the retailers may be attaching them to our vehicle roofs for us. Although this is a convenience, who is responsible if the Christmas tree should fall off the roof and cause an accident?

 

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2015-12-11 05:29:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hidden-danger-on-our-roadways-road-debris/
Bars & Restaurants Have Some Liability for Drunk-Driving Holiday Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bars-restaurants-have-some-liability-for-drunk-driving-holiday-accidents/ Dining out is a part of most holiday festivities. It is a time to socialize with friends and family.  Many people in the United States are injured or killed following accidents with drunk drivers who were over-served in restaurants and bars.     

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2015-12-10 05:00:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bars-restaurants-have-some-liability-for-drunk-driving-holiday-accidents/
The Holidays Are A Perfect Time to Check On Loved Ones http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-holidays-are-a-perfect-time-to-check-on-loved-ones/ During the holidays, many of us are travelling to share time with relatives and friends. With all the hustle and bustle this time brings, it is important to remember our loved ones and friends in nursing, or assisted living, homes. Not only could this be a depressing time for them since they are separated from their normal routines, the care they receive with staff changing shifts and taking time off may not be of the highest quality.  

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2015-12-09 05:13:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-holidays-are-a-perfect-time-to-check-on-loved-ones/
How To Be A Responsible Holiday Party Host http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-be-a-responsible-holiday-party-host/ Thousands of Americans die or are injured each year by drunk drivers. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. frequently see the results of these accidents. They are devastating. In an effort to reduce drunk driving accidents this holiday season, we are sharing some tips from MADD.  

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2015-12-08 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-be-a-responsible-holiday-party-host/
Who Is At Fault In A Parking Lot Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-at-fault-in-a-parking-lot-accident/ According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 20 percent of all auto accidents happen in commercial parking lots. Parking lot accidents may most frequently be just property damage, but there are those occasions when injuries and even death occur.  

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2015-12-07 05:46:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-at-fault-in-a-parking-lot-accident/
Motorcyclists Are Vulnerable – 2015 Safety Tips for Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcyclists-are-vulnerable-2015-safety-tips-for-drivers/ As our population in Southwest Florida increases, so does traffic. Many of us remember when I-75 was first changed from a two-lane into a three-lane highway. It seemed as though there was plenty of driving space for everyone, but not anymore.

 

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2015-12-07 05:00:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcyclists-are-vulnerable-2015-safety-tips-for-drivers/
Final Rule Adding Requirement of Electronic Stability Control Systems on Heavy Vehicles Adopted http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/final-rule-adding-requirement-of-electronic-stability-control-systems-on-heavy-vehicles-adopted/ The NHTSA (National Traffic Safety Administration) published a final rule which would add a new Federal vehicle safety standard (No. 136) requiring electronic stability control systems (ESC) for heavy vehicles.

 

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2015-12-04 05:00:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/final-rule-adding-requirement-of-electronic-stability-control-systems-on-heavy-vehicles-adopted/
E-Cigarettes Carry Risks of Explosion http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/e-cigarettes-carry-risks-of-explosion/ The Los Angeles Times reported on October 1, 2015 that although e-cigarettes  have been available for sale in the United States since 2007, and constitute a multibillion-dollar industry with more than 2.5 million users, most people have little information about the risks.  

 

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2015-12-02 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/e-cigarettes-carry-risks-of-explosion/
New Auto Safety Proposals Criticized http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-auto-safety-proposals-criticized/ The House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering making changes to the process of product recalls for motor vehicle defects.  The draft bill created by the Committee includes a provision that requires safety agencies to prepare recall notices only after coordinating with vehicle manufacturers.  The draft bill would also prohibit the release of recall notices until every vehicle identification number (VIN number) that was affected by the recall was identified. The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however, has been sharply critical of the proposed changes and the impact they could have on safety.

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2015-12-01 10:00:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-auto-safety-proposals-criticized/
Babysitter/Nanny Abuse - You May Have a Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/babysitter-nanny-abuse-you-may-have-a-case/ The safety of our children when in the custody of childcare providers including babysitters and nannies should be our highest priority. Even when it is, abuse happens.    

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2015-11-30 05:00:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/babysitter-nanny-abuse-you-may-have-a-case/
System to Recall Defective Tires is Broken http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/system-to-recall-defective-tires-is-broken/ Federal officials announced in late October 2015 that the results of a year-long investigation found that the system to recall defective and potentially dangerous vehicle tires in the U.S. is “broken”. This puts motorists at risk of being involved in accidents because of defective tires.  

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2015-11-27 05:00:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/system-to-recall-defective-tires-is-broken/
New Report on Head Injuries from High School Football Tackling http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-report-on-head-injuries-from-high-school-football-tackling/ The high school football season is coming to an end. However, during the first seven weeks of the football season this year, there were been seven deaths across the nation attributed to blunt-force injuries to the head from tackling.    

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2015-11-25 05:33:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-report-on-head-injuries-from-high-school-football-tackling/
States Encouraged to Act to Prevent Drugged Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/states-encouraged-to-act-to-prevent-drugged-driving/ The use of both legal and illegal drugs can significantly impact individuals’ driving behaviors. With 23 states and Washington D.C. now permitting medicinal marijuana use and four states and D.C. permitting recreational cannabis use, the number of people who utilize pot is steadily rising.  The number of people who use prescription drugs has also gone up significantly, with the amount of prescription pain killers being dispensed in the U.S. quadrupling since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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2015-11-24 09:59:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/states-encouraged-to-act-to-prevent-drugged-driving/
Braking Problems Can Cause Motorcycle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycles-braking/ According to “Traffic Safety Facts” issued in 2015 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles made up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2013 (latest available statistics). Also, motorcycles accounted for only 0.7 percent of all vehicle miles traveled. However, the fatality rate for motorcyclists in 2013 was 6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants, and the injury rate was just slightly higher for motorcyclists than for passenger car occupants. 

 

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2015-11-24 05:32:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycles-braking/
Nursing Home Liability for Dropped Patients http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-liability-for-dropped-patients/ Nursing and assisted living facilities may have procedures and rules covering the transfer of patients from one location to another location. Sometimes the procedures are ignored or may be forgotten because staff members may be hurried, inexperienced, untrained, or negligent. With some facilities minimizing staff, reducing training and failing to purchase the necessary equipment for patient safety, accidents happen.

 

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2015-11-23 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-liability-for-dropped-patients/
Make Thanksgiving Happy and Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-2015-keep-it-safe/ Nearly 40 million motorists will be travelling over the long Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with family and friends. In fact, the Thanksgiving weekend is the most travelled holiday period of the year. According to the National Safety Council, it is estimated that 418 people will lose their lives in crashes in the United States this Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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2015-11-20 05:31:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-2015-keep-it-safe/
Airbnb Adds Stronger Liability Insurance http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbnb-adds-stronger-liability-insurance/ Airbnb allows average homeowners to rent out their properties to visitors. However, visitors sometimes get hurt while on the property -- which can be a serious problem. Homeowners' insurance policies may provide limited or no coverage when a house is being rented through Airbnb, particularly since most policies exclude business use. 

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2015-11-19 10:39:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbnb-adds-stronger-liability-insurance/
Florida Has One of the Highest Hit-and-Run Rates in the United States http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-has-one-of-the-highest-hit-and-run-rates-in-the-united-states/ Hit and run accidents continue to happen. Driving is a privilege, but with that privilege comes responsibility. If involved in an accident, drivers should not leave the scene. Another hit-and-run accident was reported by ABC2. A Lehigh Acres man was taken to the hospital after a hit-and-run crash October 7, 2015 along CR-884.  

 

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2015-11-18 05:00:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-has-one-of-the-highest-hit-and-run-rates-in-the-united-states/
Suing Restaurants & Bars for Alcohol-Related Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/suing-restaurants-bars-for-alcohol-related-injuries/ On January 1, 2014, a 22-year-old young man drove his vehicle into a canal after a night of drinking at a downtown bar. The young man drove over a deteriorating bulkhead at a ferry landing and plunged into the water at approximately 3:30 in the morning. He sustained severe and critical injuries and ultimately drowned. Now, NJ.com reports that the parents of the young man have filed a lawsuit against the bar, the owner of the parking lot, Jersey City and two of its agencies. 

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2015-11-17 08:20:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/suing-restaurants-bars-for-alcohol-related-injuries/
Teen DUI's - A Sobering Reality http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-dui-s-a-sobering-reality/ Even though it is against the law in most states in the U.S., teens and young people under 21 years of age still admit to consuming alcohol, and many of these drive. A 2014 survey in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, found that among students in grades 9 through 12, the highest use rates the previous month were for alcohol, followed by marijuana and cigarettes.  

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2015-11-16 05:00:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-dui-s-a-sobering-reality/
Manufacturers and Sellers Can Be Held Liable for Burn Injuries & Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturers-and-sellers-can-be-held-liable-for-burn-injuries-deaths/ More than 2 million people in the United States require treatment for burns each year, and of these 2 million between 3,000 and 4,000 die of severe burns, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). There are thousands of burn injuries each year caused by defective products. When this happens, the injured person may have a products liability action against the manufacturer or seller of the product.    

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2015-11-13 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/manufacturers-and-sellers-can-be-held-liable-for-burn-injuries-deaths/
A Nationwide Rise in Car Crashes is Occurring http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-nationwide-rise-in-car-crashes-is-occurring/ In the first half of 2015, there were significantly more fatal car accidents in comparison with the prior year.  Unfortunately, as the Los Angeles Times reports, this news is especially troubling because the most dangerous part of the year with the highest fatality rate in collisions has not yet arrived.  If trends continue, the United States is on pace to have the highest number of motor vehicle accident deaths since 2007.  It will be the first time in eight years that the number of fatalities on roads throughout the nation exceeds 40,000. 

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2015-11-12 09:03:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-nationwide-rise-in-car-crashes-is-occurring/
As Drone Use Increases So Do Safety Concerns http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/as-drone-use-increases-so-do-safety-concerns/ CNN reported on August 3, 2015 that two airplanes flying near JFK International Airport reported spotting drones. Both safety and privacy are risks associated with the use of drones.    

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2015-11-11 05:17:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/as-drone-use-increases-so-do-safety-concerns/
Better Underride Guards Are Needed to Prevent Truck Accident Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/better-underride-guards-are-needed-to-prevent-truck-accident-deaths/ Although only four percent of vehicles on the road are trucks, large trucks account for 11 percent of bicycle crash deaths nationwide, according to the Legal Examiner. Trucks also account for a large portion of fatal motor vehicle crashes involving people in passenger cars.

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2015-11-10 08:52:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/better-underride-guards-are-needed-to-prevent-truck-accident-deaths/
New Details Surface of Driver Who Smashed Truck into Cape Coral Pool Hall http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-details-surface-of-driver-who-smashed-truck-into-cape-coral-pool-hall/ On September 18, 2015 Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys P.A. filed a wrongful death civil action on behalf of the widow of Ronald Gravel, the victim of the July 20, 2015 DUI pool hall traffic crash. DUI  Driver  NBC2 reported November 5, 2015 that there were new details regarding the driver who smashed his truck into a Cape Coral Pool Hall.

 

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2015-11-10 00:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-details-surface-of-driver-who-smashed-truck-into-cape-coral-pool-hall/
New Troubling Report: AAA Study Shows Driver Distraction Lingers After The Distraction Is Removed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-troubling-report-aaa-study-shows-driver-distraction-lingers-after-the-distraction-is-removed/ The American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA) found that the levels of mental distraction can last as long as 27 seconds after using voice activation technology when operating a vehicle. Other distractions such as changing a radio station can also linger according to the AAA Foundation safety study. Even at the slow speed of 25 mph, a vehicle can travel the length of three football fields in the 27 seconds following a distraction.  

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2015-11-09 05:06:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-troubling-report-aaa-study-shows-driver-distraction-lingers-after-the-distraction-is-removed/
Preserve Evidence - Take Photos at Accident Scenes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preserve-evidence-take-photos-at-accident-scenes/ The proper preservation of evidence may make a difference in determining accident fault and liability. Those injured in accidents may seek relief through legal action when accidents happen because of a motorist’s negligence.  

 

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2015-11-06 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preserve-evidence-take-photos-at-accident-scenes/
VW Can Face Lawsuits from Lying to Consumers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vw-can-face-lawsuits-from-lying-to-consumers/ Volkswagen (VW) is facing a number of legal challenges as evidence has come to light that the car manufacturer misled consumers and regulators about the cleanliness of its diesel engines. CNN reported that the German car company programmed vehicles to emit lower levels of harmful emissions when the cars detected that they were hooked up to emissions testing machines. When the cars were actually out on the roads and not being tested, the emissions levels were much higher.  VW may have gamed the system and cheated on the emissions test for around 11 million vehicles worldwide that were sold as “clean diesel” vehicles. 

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2015-11-05 08:38:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vw-can-face-lawsuits-from-lying-to-consumers/
Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Pose Risks for Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vitamins-and-dietary-supplements-pose-risks-for-children/ Millions of Americans take vitamin and dietary supplements every day, but few consider them harmful. However, they are not without risk.  

 

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2015-11-04 05:10:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vitamins-and-dietary-supplements-pose-risks-for-children/
Speed Cameras Can Reduce the Risk of Speeding Collisions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speed-cameras-can-reduce-the-risk-of-speeding-collisions/ According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the number of traffic fatalities may increase anywhere from 9 percent to 14 percent in 2015. This increase, if it occurs, would be the biggest increase in the car accident death toll in the past seven decades.  There are many possible reasons why the death rate may be so much higher this year, with possible reasons for the rising death toll including more road trips due to cheaper gas, and more cell phone use since almost every driver has a cell phone now.

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2015-11-03 09:15:28 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speed-cameras-can-reduce-the-risk-of-speeding-collisions/
Police Using Social Media to Catch Drunk Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/police-using-social-media-to-catch-drunk-drivers/ A local woman is lucky to be alive, according to Lakeland, Florida police, after going on a drunk driving trip she recorded and broadcast live on her own phone with the Periscope app on October 13, 2015. Callers to 911 reported the woman to police. The police then logged onto the Periscope app and identified, found and arrested the woman for DUI.  

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2015-11-02 05:10:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/police-using-social-media-to-catch-drunk-drivers/
Trek Asks Bikers To Immediately Stop Riding Some Of Their Bikes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trek-asks-bikers-to-immediately-stop-riding-some-of-their-bikes/ One biker was left a quadriplegic and at least two others suffered broken fingers, wrist injuries, shoulder injuries and abrasions as the result of a faulty quick-release (QT) lever on the front disc brakes of Trek bikes. Trek issued a recall of the affected bikes which were manufactured between 2000 and 2015.In September 2015 approximately 1.3 million bicycles were recalled by 13other manufacturers due to the crash hazard, according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).   

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2015-10-30 05:00:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trek-asks-bikers-to-immediately-stop-riding-some-of-their-bikes/
Reducing the Risk of Pedestrian Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-the-risk-of-pedestrian-injuries/ Throughout the United States, pedestrians face significant risk of injury on the roadways. In 2011, the Tampa Tribune warned that studies had revealed Florida to be the worst state in the country when it comes to pedestrian safety. By 2014, Florida had last this undesirable title, but WTSP reported that Florida was still the fifth most dangerous location for walkers.  The rankings of which locations are the highest risk are determined by comparing the rate of fatalities among pedestrians per 100,000 people living in the state.  In Florida, the 2014 data included in the WTSP article showed 2.46 pedestrians killed for every 100,000 people (the most dangerous state, Delaware, had 2.94 fatalities). 

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2015-10-29 11:40:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-the-risk-of-pedestrian-injuries/
Football Season and DUI Accident Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/football-season-and-dui-accident-risks/ Football season is underway, which means that there are added risks of car accidents for motorists who are out on game days. ABC News reported on a troubling study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota. 

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2015-10-27 11:05:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/football-season-and-dui-accident-risks/
Dangerous Street Racing Frequently Ends In Tragedy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dangerous-street-racing-frequently-ends-in-tragedy/ When a crash occurs because of street racing, victims may be entitled to damages in personal injury lawsuits. These lawsuits may be filed against drivers and promoters.  

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2015-10-26 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dangerous-street-racing-frequently-ends-in-tragedy/
Do You Need A Driver Improvement Course? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-you-need-a-driver-improvement-course/ For many of us our last driving course was when we first got our drivers' licenses. How many years ago would that be? Probably it is more than 5 years. Driving has changed. Vehicles have changed. Traffic laws have changed. Roads have changed. The age of the average driver is increasing. Health issues become a problem. People are holding onto drivers' licenses longer. Yet, we still believe we can drive using what we learned many years ago.

 

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2015-10-23 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-you-need-a-driver-improvement-course/
Make Halloween Safety A Priority http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority/ Halloween is an exciting time when most children and teens are thinking about costumes, parties, and how much candy they will get. Adults may also be excited about the parties they will attend; parties where alcohol will be served and consumed. However, the most important thing to think about this Halloween is pedestrian safety.  

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2015-10-23 05:00:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-halloween-safety-a-priority/
Holding Hotels Accountable for Negligent Security http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holding-hotels-accountable-for-negligent-security/ An 83-year-old woman who was a guest at a hotel was victimized by a man who approached her in the hotel bar. The hotel clerk had been warned that the woman was potentially in danger, but may not have done enough to prevent the attack from occurring.  

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2015-10-22 08:41:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holding-hotels-accountable-for-negligent-security/
Does Southwest Florida Need To Become More Bicycle-Friendly? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-southwest-florida-need-to-become-more-bicycle-friendly/ With sunshine virtually year-round and few elevation changes, Florida would seem to be a bicyclist's paradise. However, Florida also has many thoroughfares with in excess of 50 mph posted speed limits in addition to a lot of traffic lights and many roads with multiple lanes of traffic. This combination may not be conducive to safe bicycling. In fact, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association recent report, Florida has consistently ranked as the most lethal state for cyclists in the nation.

 

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2015-10-21 05:10:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-southwest-florida-need-to-become-more-bicycle-friendly/
Preventing Injuries From Defective Car Seats http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventing-injuries-from-defective-car-seats/ Parents count on car seats in order to help keep their children safe in the event of a motor vehicle collision. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were more than six million car seats that had to be recalled in 2014 as a result of a safety defect.  

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2015-10-20 08:43:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventing-injuries-from-defective-car-seats/
Florida State Road 82 Is Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-state-road-82-is-dangerous/ There are some roads which are more dangerous than others, and many feel that State Road 82 (SR82) is one of them. Over the last four years alone, there have been nearly 200 crashes which killed 13 people and injured 235 others according to ABC-7's report, "Crashes on SR82 Bring About Safety Concerns."  

 

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2015-10-19 05:00:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-state-road-82-is-dangerous/
What Responsibility Does A Landowner Have For Keeping You Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-responsibility-does-a-landowner-have-for-keeping-you-safe/ What Responsibility Does A Landowner Have For Keeping You Safe? - When a landowner is negligent in providing a safe environment, and someone is hurt as the result of that negligence, there is the potential for a personal injury case.

 

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2015-10-16 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-responsibility-does-a-landowner-have-for-keeping-you-safe/
Deaths Stemming From Energy Drinks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/deaths-stemming-from-energy-drinks/ Monster and many other brands make energy drinks promising people a quick boost after consumption. These energy drinks are heavily marketed and may seem harmless to most users. Unfortunately, the drinks can lead to toxic levels of caffeine in the body, which can be deadly.

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2015-10-15 08:17:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/deaths-stemming-from-energy-drinks/
Truck Under-Ride Accidents Are Usually Fatal http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-under-ride-accidents-are-usually-fatal/ A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Texas in August 2015 on behalf of the family of 54-year-old Kathryn Dodgen, according to the Houston Press. In 2014 as Kathy approached an intersection, a 40-foot-long trailer pulled out from a driveway into the middle of the road. It was overcast, and Kathy did not see the trailer's thin reflector strips. She did not have time to break until her car was headed straight under the trailer.

 

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2015-10-14 05:00:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-under-ride-accidents-are-usually-fatal/
The Risks Associated With School Bus Rollover Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-risks-associated-with-school-bus-rollover-crashes/ A school bus transporting at least 33 students home from a Florida high school was struck by a dump truck recently, causing the bus to roll over.  At least 18 of the passengers aboard the bus sustained injuries that necessitated transportation to the hospital. CBS 12 reported that two of the passengers aboard the bus were in critical condition and that students were “shaken up and bleeding” after the incident occurred. 

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2015-10-13 14:24:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-risks-associated-with-school-bus-rollover-crashes/
Medication Errors Should Not Be Taken Lightly http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medication-errors-should-not-be-taken-lightly/ Millions of people (approximately 1.3) are injured each year in the United States because of mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and administering medications.

 

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2015-10-12 05:04:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medication-errors-should-not-be-taken-lightly/
Boat Fires - Manufacturers May Have Liability http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-fires-manufacturers-may-have-liability/ A boat fire in Collier County on September 7, 2015, sent one person to the hospital. Another boat fire in August 2015 in the Intracoastal led to an evacuation of a Palm Beach County waterfront restaurant.

 

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2015-10-09 05:00:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-fires-manufacturers-may-have-liability/
A Closer Look at Sports Fan Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-closer-look-at-sports-fan-injuries/ According to a recent Washington Post story, a 60-year-old baseball fan fell to his death recently as frightened spectators watching the game observed helplessly. The man who was killed had held season tickets for 23 years and was watching the game from the upper deck when he reportedly stood up to yell as a Yankee’s player came up to bat. He tumbled 40 feet, landing headfirst onto a walkway in between sections of seating. 

 

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2015-10-08 08:05:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-closer-look-at-sports-fan-injuries/
Commercial Vehicle Tires Are Required To Be Maintained http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/commercial-vehicle-tires-are-required-to-be-maintained/ Ignoring tires causes the risk of accidents due to damaged or under-inflated tires. There have been too many accidents in Florida involving commercial trucks with damaged or faulty tires.    

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2015-10-07 05:03:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/commercial-vehicle-tires-are-required-to-be-maintained/
Airbnb Attack Raises Questions About Liability in the Sharing Economy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbnb-attack-raises-questions-about-liability-in-the-sharing-economy/ Airbnb is part of a new wave of businesses in which online and mobile apps connect individuals who provide services to each other. Airbnb lets homeowners and apartment owners rent out their homes to travelers, just as sites like Uber allow people to earn income by offering transportation in their vehicles.

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2015-10-06 08:35:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbnb-attack-raises-questions-about-liability-in-the-sharing-economy/
Traffic Fatalities Still Rising in 2015 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-fatalities-still-rising-in-2015/ According to the National Safety Council (NSC) statistics released last month, September 2015, the United States is on track to have its deadliest traffic year since 2007 with nearly 19,000 people killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents this year, a 14 percent increase over last year. 

 

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2015-10-05 05:14:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-fatalities-still-rising-in-2015/
Motorists Can Prevent Bicycle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorists-can-prevent-bicycle-accidents/ While a bicycle can offer many health, financial, and environmental benefits, it can also bring the dangers associated with any vehicle. Accidents between bicycles and other vehicles involve complex legal issues.  

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2015-10-02 05:00:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorists-can-prevent-bicycle-accidents/
New Bill Would Allow Teens to Drive Big Rigs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-bill-would-allow-teens-to-drive-big-rigs/ Truck drivers are retiring faster than they are being replaced, and there is a very real shortage of commercial truck drivers that is growing worse by the year. Trucks move the bulk of goods throughout the U.S., and current drivers are limited in the number of hours they can drive per day and per week. To make sure that goods can be moved as needed, there must be more truck drivers.

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2015-10-01 10:17:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-bill-would-allow-teens-to-drive-big-rigs/
Keyless Ignition Systems Offer Convenience, But At What Price? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keyless-ignition-systems-offer-convenience-but-at-what-price/ Ten of the world’s largest automakers including BMW, Daimler, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen, are facing a consumer class action lawsuit filed in August 2015 in California.   

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2015-09-30 05:00:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keyless-ignition-systems-offer-convenience-but-at-what-price/
Uber Gets Sued for Misrepresenting Driver Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-gets-sued-for-misrepresenting-driver-safety/ Generally when doing business, consumers expect to be able to rely on promises that companies have made. If a company fails them, does not live up to its promises or breaches any legal duty it has, the company should be held accountable. When harm happens, a Ft. Myers personal injury attorney like Randall Spivey should be consulted in order to provide advice to victims and help those who have sustained damages seek compensation for losses.

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2015-09-29 10:43:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-gets-sued-for-misrepresenting-driver-safety/
How Safe Are Charter School Buses In Lee County? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-safe-are-charter-school-buses-in-lee-county/ 12 Academy Transport buses failed a safety inspection because of major safety concerns, namely, emergency equipment that did not work, wipers and gauges that were not in service and front and back breaks which needed to be replaced.

 

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2015-09-28 05:00:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-safe-are-charter-school-buses-in-lee-county/
Speeding Can Have Deadly Consequences http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-can-have-deadly-consequences/ Labor Day weekend 2015 in Southwest Florida was not a joyous one for at least one family which saw a mother and son critically injured and a father and daughter killed in a crash near Corkscrew Road on Florida SR-82. Authorities determined that speeding by another driver was the cause. 

 

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2015-09-25 05:00:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/speeding-can-have-deadly-consequences/
Wrongful Death Civil Action Filed Against DUI Driver in Cape Coral Pool Hall Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wrongful-death-civil-action-filed-against-dui-driver-in-cape-coral-pool-hall-crash/ On Friday, September 18, 2015 Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. filed a civil action on behalf of the widow of Ronald Gravel, the victim of the July 20th Cape Coral DUI Pool Hall traffic crash.

 

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2015-09-24 12:00:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wrongful-death-civil-action-filed-against-dui-driver-in-cape-coral-pool-hall-crash/
Falls Can Be Life-Changing - Fall Prevention Week September 23 -29, 2015 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/falls-can-be-life-changing/ Every time a senior falls, there is a chance of catastrophic injury and/or death. Since 2008 the first week of Fall each year has been designated as 'Fall Prevention Week'. This year 'Fall Prevention Week' is September 23 - 29. 

 

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2015-09-23 05:18:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/falls-can-be-life-changing/
After An Accident Or Breakdown Should You Move Your Vehicle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/after-an-accident-or-breakdown-should-you-move-your-vehicle/ Your vehicle is making strange noises, behaving badly or you have just been involved in an accident, do you move your vehicle or leave it where it is for law enforcement to investigate? This is a question many have.

 

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2015-09-21 03:03:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/after-an-accident-or-breakdown-should-you-move-your-vehicle/
What Are Concussions And How To Avoid Them http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-concussions-and-how-to-avoid-them/ You cannot see it. It may become obvious right away or show up days or weeks later. When you do see evidence of it, seek medical attention right away. What is it? It is a concussion.

 

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2015-09-18 05:02:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-concussions-and-how-to-avoid-them/
When Is An Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Necessary http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-is-an-accident-investigation-and-reconstruction-necessary/ Across the country, accidents cause permanent injuries and claim lives every day. In order to know exactly what happened, establish liability and help prevent future accidents, accident investigation and reconstruction is necessary.

 

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2015-09-16 05:00:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-is-an-accident-investigation-and-reconstruction-necessary/
Cell Phone Alerts Distract Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cell-phone-alerts-distract-drivers/ A new study released in July 2015 by FSU (Florida State University) "finds that message notifications are as disruptive as actually using the phone." 

 

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2015-09-14 05:00:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cell-phone-alerts-distract-drivers/
Vehicle Back-Over Accidents Continue To Happen http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-back-over-accidents-continue-to-happen/ On July 31, 2015 a one-year-old Fort Myers girl was injured when a truck driven by a relative backed over her arm. NBC2 reported that the truck driver was backing his truck out of the driveway when the girl ran behind the truck and fell while he was backing up.

 

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2015-09-11 05:00:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-back-over-accidents-continue-to-happen/
Truck Side Guards: Can They Help Reduce Biker Injuries and Fatalities? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-side-guards-can-they-help-reduce-biker-injuries-and-fatalities/ Cycling throughout Florida and elsewhere in the country has become increasingly popular in recent years. That being the case, lawmakers and safety advocates have been searching for ways to keep cyclists safe when traveling on area roadways. Bike lanes are becoming more prevalent as more individuals choose biking as their primary mode of transportation.

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2015-09-10 08:12:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-side-guards-can-they-help-reduce-biker-injuries-and-fatalities/
Has Your Motorcycle Been Recalled http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-motorcycle-been-recalled/ Riding motorcycles may be part of your life or just for recreation, in either event, it is important to know whether the bike you are riding is safe. Over the past 10 years, motorcycle injuries in Florida have increased by 50 percent and fatalities have increased by close to 90 percent.

 

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2015-09-09 05:10:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-motorcycle-been-recalled/
How to Recognize and Report Reckless Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-recognize-and-report-reckless-driving/ You have seen it. Vehicle drivers running red lights, making illegal turns, cutting off drivers, swerving in and out of lanes, talking/texting while driving and generally operating their vehicles in unsafe manners; unsafe manners which can cause accidents resulting in injuries and even deaths. In other words, reckless driving. When the media reports on accidents in the United States, the most common causes are reckless driving.

 

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2015-09-08 05:00:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-recognize-and-report-reckless-driving/
The Dangers of Zero-Turn Lawnmowers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-zero-turn-lawnmowers/ Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce products that are safe for use by consumers. Riding lawn mower manufacturers are no exception. Under product liability laws, they can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by their machines if some product defect or negligence is involved.

 

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2015-09-04 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-zero-turn-lawnmowers/
Labor Day Safety: Keeping You and Your Family Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-safety-keeping-you-and-your-family-safe/ With one of the busiest travel weekends quickly approaching, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey encourage all drivers and passengers to practice safe driving and remain alert of their surroundings at all times. Organizations like AAA and the National Safety Council have noted that millions of individuals will be traveling over Labor Day weekend and unfortunately, thousands of them will be involved in some sort of automobile accident that will result in injuries or even death.

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2015-09-03 11:57:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-safety-keeping-you-and-your-family-safe/
First Responders and Distracted Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/first-responders-and-distracted-driving/ Typically, when we think of first responders, we have thoughts of helpful, life-saving individuals who seemingly reach the scene of an accident within the blink of an eye.  It rarely, if ever, crosses our mind that the individuals who work to protect and serve citizens might also pose a threat to the safety of other drivers on Florida roadways.

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2015-09-03 05:46:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/first-responders-and-distracted-driving/
Do Not Let Labor Day Festivities End In Tragedy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-not-let-labor-day-festivities-end-in-tragedy/ With friends and family coming together to relax and celebrate, the number of travelers on our nation's and state's roads and highways peaks. Because of holiday parties and gatherings, more drivers are impaired by alcohol.

 

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2015-09-02 05:16:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-not-let-labor-day-festivities-end-in-tragedy/
The Back to School Safety Talk…Yes, It's That Time Again http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-back-to-school-safety-talk-yes-it-s-that-time-again/ Children and parents in Florida and all across the country are gearing up for the return to school. Every year, thousands of area students return to classes either by walking to school or traveling by bus (or automobile). Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey has seen firsthand the effects accidents can have on a family; however, Mr. Spivey wants your children to be as safe as possible and enjoy the school year without incident.

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2015-09-01 09:34:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-back-to-school-safety-talk-yes-it-s-that-time-again/
IKEA Furniture Tip-Over - A Danger to Small Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ikea-furniture-tip-over-a-danger-to-small-children/ Parents know that they must “baby-proof” their homes; however, most parents do not think of shelves, dressers or TV screens as possible dangers to small children. But they are. On July 22, 2015 the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA, announced a serious defect involving 27 million IKEA MALM chests and dressers, and other styles of  chests and dressers at IKEA. 

 

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2015-08-31 05:06:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ikea-furniture-tip-over-a-danger-to-small-children/
Danger - Sunroofs Can Shatter http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-sunroofs-can-shatter/ While driving the family to the movies, the sunroof in the high end car explodes, spraying broken glass all over the driver and the children, giving them superficial cuts and incidentally slicing into the leather seats. While it sounds like a scene from a disaster movie, it is a real life experience of a suburban Mom.

   

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2015-08-28 05:09:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-sunroofs-can-shatter/
Despite Risks College Binge Drinking Remains a Serious Problem http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/despite-risks-college-binge-drinking-remains-a-serious-problem/ The fall term is starting as many college students arrive on campus. During this time students will develop new friendships and experiences which can last a lifetime. Unfortunately, for many, these experiences will involve excessive (binge) drinking the effects of which may lead to violence, vandalism, sexual aggression and even death.  

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2015-08-26 05:00:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/despite-risks-college-binge-drinking-remains-a-serious-problem/
Florida Rest Stops, Service Plazas and Welcome Centers Are Designated “Safe Phone Zones” http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-rest-stops-service-plazas-and-welcome-centers-are-designated-safe-phone-zones/ GEICO Insurance and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have joined forces on a statewide safety campaign that is focused on dealing with the issue of distracted driving. FDOT and other safety advocates want those who are operating motor vehicles to pull over to use their cell phones; so, Florida has selected 64 rest stops, service plazas and welcome centers throughout the state to be “safe phone zones.”

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2015-08-25 08:36:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-rest-stops-service-plazas-and-welcome-centers-are-designated-safe-phone-zones/
Watch Out For Back-to-School Students - Obey School Bus Laws http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-back-to-school-students-obey-school-bus-laws/ Thousands of SW Florida students ages 5 to 18 head to the streets early every weekday morning and afternoon. School is back in session which means motorists will be sharing the road with school buses.

 

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2015-08-24 05:00:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-back-to-school-students-obey-school-bus-laws/
Steam Rooms May Offer Relaxation But Not Without Risk http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/steam-rooms-may-offer-relaxation-but-not-without-risk2/ Steam rooms are a major draw in the United States for people looking to soothe muscles after a workout, lose weight, heal the body, remove toxins or simply relax after a long day. However, sitting in a room with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit is not without risks. A 77-year-old Denver woman died in March 2015 after passing out in the steam room of a fitness club.  

 

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2015-08-21 05:07:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/steam-rooms-may-offer-relaxation-but-not-without-risk2/
Windshield Devices: Are They Doing More Harm Than Good? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/windshield-devices-are-they-doing-more-harm-than-good/ In recent years, consumers have been introduced to a variety of gadgets and gizmos, some of which are intended to simplify our lives -- or at the very least add a little excitement to our day. The auto industry, in particular, has come up with a number of innovations geared toward help drivers stay as safe as possible on America’s roadways.

 

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2015-08-20 10:49:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/windshield-devices-are-they-doing-more-harm-than-good/
Florida's Stormy Summer Weather Increases Hydroplaning Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-stormy-summer-weather-increases-hydroplaning-risks/ South Florida is known for intense summer showers and storms such as those experienced in July 2015. The first ten minutes after a light rain starts to fall is the most dangerous for drivers, according to the NHTSA.   

 

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2015-08-19 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-stormy-summer-weather-increases-hydroplaning-risks/
Are There More Risks For Older Scuba Divers? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-more-risks-for-older-scuba-divers/ The aging of the scuba diving population as well as an increased rate of cardiac-related deaths with age in scuba divers are becoming important concerns. Last year on June 18th, the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society and the Divers Alert Network (DAN) sponsored the Medical Examination of Diving Fatalities Symposium to cover this important issue.

 

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2015-08-17 05:00:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-more-risks-for-older-scuba-divers/
Accidents Do Happen At Theme Parks and Resorts http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/accidents-do-happen-at-theme-parks-and-resorts/ In May we published a blog titled Amusement Rides - Are They Worth The Risk? The blog covered reported accidents in 2014. This summer we are already seeing accidents at theme parks not only involving injuries, but also deaths. This is an important subject to regularly review.

 

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2015-08-14 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/accidents-do-happen-at-theme-parks-and-resorts/
Why It Matters To Choose A Licensed Day Care Facility http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-it-matters-to-choose-a-licensed-day-care-facility/ The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 57 percent of preschool children in the United States receive some type of care outside their homes. Which day care providers parents choose matters to the safety and well-being of their children.

 

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2015-08-12 05:00:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-it-matters-to-choose-a-licensed-day-care-facility/
Combining Safety Measures May Reduce Drowning Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/combining-safety-measures-may-reduce-drowning-risks/ It is important that we always be reminded of the need for layered protection around swimming pools. We feel that this important issue should be addressed every time we are around pools to avoid the tragedy of drowning.

 

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2015-08-10 05:00:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/combining-safety-measures-may-reduce-drowning-risks/
Who Is Responsible For Trampoline Park Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-responsible-for-trampoline-park-injuries/ A Virginia mother, Courtney Cleveland, was injured at a trampoline park when she fractured part of her spine. Her doctor told her, "You're very lucky. If you fractured C-7 (vertebrae), you could be paralyzed in the foam pit (a soft cushion of foam cubes)." 

 

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2015-08-07 05:20:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-is-responsible-for-trampoline-park-injuries/
Fact vs. Fiction: Common Car Accident Myths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fact-vs-fiction-common-car-accident-myths/ Individuals enter their vehicles with hopes of making it to their destinations on time and without incident. However, automobile accidents are an unfortunate part of daily life for drivers in Florida and throughout the rest of the country. 

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2015-08-06 08:21:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fact-vs-fiction-common-car-accident-myths/
What Are The Risks Associated With Large Passenger Vans? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-risks-associated-with-large-passenger-vans/ Fifteen-passenger vans, widely used for transporting college sports teams, van pools, summer- activity organized groups and church outings, among others, have long been under scrutiny because of "rollover" risks, lack of adequate passenger safety belts, and difficulty with handling, risks which have been documented according to WPTV5 in West Palm Beach.

 

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2015-08-05 05:13:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-risks-associated-with-large-passenger-vans/
Punitive Damages in Truck Litigation: Was There Gross Negligence or Intentional Misconduct? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/punitive-damages-in-truck-litigation-was-there-gross-negligence-or-intentional-misconduct/ Trucking accidents are often very serious incidents that can leave the individuals involved with lifelong injuries that will likely require extensive medical attention and ongoing treatment. For the families facing the uphill battle of recovery with their injured loved ones, the thought of mounting medical expenses can be extremely troublesome. 

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2015-08-04 12:00:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/punitive-damages-in-truck-litigation-was-there-gross-negligence-or-intentional-misconduct/
Sleep Deprivation Is A Recipe For Disaster For Emergency Responders http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sleep-deprivation-is-a-recipe-for-disaster-for-emergency-responders/ The emergency medical services industry is trusted to save lives, but all of that can change when a worker dozes off behind the wheel. An ABC News Good Morning America  investigation discovered that EMS driver fatigue is an issue causing increasing concern in the EMS industry, with some calling for federal standards limiting shift lengths to address the problem of EMS worker fatigue. 

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2015-08-03 05:03:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sleep-deprivation-is-a-recipe-for-disaster-for-emergency-responders/
Is Carrie Underwood's Son Being Locked In Car A Wake-up Call http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-carrie-underwood-s-son-being-locked-in-car-a-wake-up-call/ Is Carrie Underwood's Son Being Locked In Car A Wake-up Call? -  Even with the best of intentions, children can easily be left in the car. Country music star, Carrie Underwood, tweeted about a scary incident that happened to her and her four-month-old son, Isaiah, the weekend of July 11, 2015. Ms. Underwood's dogs locked themselves and her son in her car. The singer said her brother-in-law had to break a window to rescue her baby and dogs. 

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2015-07-31 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-carrie-underwood-s-son-being-locked-in-car-a-wake-up-call/
Court Ruling Finds Florida’s Slip and Fall Law is Applicable to College Campuses http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/court-ruling-finds-florida-s-slip-and-fall-law-is-applicable-to-college-campuses/ Prior to its update in 2011, Florida’s slip and fall law only required harmed individuals to demonstrate the existence of a dangerous condition on a property and the property owner’s failure to warn or address it. 

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2015-07-30 07:34:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/court-ruling-finds-florida-s-slip-and-fall-law-is-applicable-to-college-campuses/
Apartment Complex Owners Have An Obligation To Keep The Premises Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/apartment-complex-owners-have-an-obligation-to-keep-the-premises-safe/ Under Florida law renting property comes with legal obligations for the landlord and the tenant. The Naples Daily News reported on June 29, 2015 on the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of  Steven Leonard, 32, in February, 2015. 

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2015-07-29 05:16:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/apartment-complex-owners-have-an-obligation-to-keep-the-premises-safe/
Recent Fatal Boat Accident Still Under Investigation http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-fatal-boat-accident-still-under-investigation/ According to the Sun Sentinel, a 24-year-old man was killed when the boat on which he was riding hit a concrete dock located along the Intracoastal Waterway. The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on a Saturday in late May, and two other passengers onboard the boat were hurt and taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

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2015-07-28 19:26:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-fatal-boat-accident-still-under-investigation/
What Are The Consequences of Driving While Intoxicated http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-driving-while-intoxicated2/ What are the consequences of driving while intoxicated - Those who decide to get behind the wheel after drinking face a high probability of being pulled over and arrested or, worse yet, being involved in a deadly vehicle crash. Already in 2015, there have been several Florida accidents which were attributed to drunk driving. In addition, verdicts and sentences have been determined in DUI manslaughter cases from accidents occurring in 2011 and 2014.

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2015-07-27 05:16:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-driving-while-intoxicated2/
Wake-Up Call - Spectator Safety Measures Need Improvement http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wake-up-call-spectator-safety-measures-need-improvement/ Going to sporting events is an activity many of us enjoy; however, there are times when attending these events may come with spectator injuries. It is important to address this issue.

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2015-07-24 05:00:51 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wake-up-call-spectator-safety-measures-need-improvement/
Grill Safety Tips: Keeping the Cookout Safe for You and Your Guests http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/grill-safety-tips-keeping-the-cookout-safe-for-you-and-your-guests/ Nice weather usually leads to fun in the sun and an itch to fire up the grill. Without a doubt, the smell of burgers and hotdogs grilling can be intoxicating for some; however, Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey and his team want you and your family to enjoy the food and keep the cookout as safe as possible.

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2015-07-23 14:21:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/grill-safety-tips-keeping-the-cookout-safe-for-you-and-your-guests/
Fiat Chrysler Expected To Face NHTSA Penalties http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-expected-to-face-nhtsa-penalties/ On July 2, 2015 the NHTSA held a hearing, and the result is that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) is expected to face monetary penalties for what Mark Rosekind, Administrator, said was a failure to adequately fix safety defects associated with 20 different recalls. Mr. Rosekind said, "It is not enough to identify defects. Manufacturers have to fix them."

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2015-07-22 05:06:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fiat-chrysler-expected-to-face-nhtsa-penalties/
Can You Sue if You Were Hurt by Fireworks? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-you-sue-if-you-were-hurt-by-fireworks/ For many in Florida and across the country, the Fourth of July is a time of celebration and patriotism. Once nightfall hits, many people like to light up the sky with a variety of fireworks that often prove to be spectacular displays of color and beauty. Unfortunately, though, some of the celebrations involving fireworks end in injury or, in some instances, tragedy.

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2015-07-21 16:36:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-you-sue-if-you-were-hurt-by-fireworks/
Tips For Staying Safe When Engaging In Wheeled Sports http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-staying-safe-when-engaging-in-wheeled-sports/ Often the most serious and the most common injury people sustain while on bikes, in-line skates, or while skateboarding, is a head injury. In these types of crashes, head injuries are the leading cause of death and disability.

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2015-07-20 05:02:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-staying-safe-when-engaging-in-wheeled-sports/
Texting Even Two Letters While Driving Is Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-even-two-letters-while-driving-is-dangerous/ When can the word "Hi" cause an accident? Well, students attending the driver's education course at Gulf Coast High School in Naples, FL found out. It is when that word, or any word, is texted while driving. 

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2015-07-17 05:00:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-even-two-letters-while-driving-is-dangerous/
Lawsuit Filed Against Boeing for Toxic Cabin Fumes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-filed-against-boeing-for-toxic-cabin-fumes/ NBC Today reported on June 23, 2015 that four flight attendants who were taken seriously ill after complaining of noxious chemical fumes in the cabin of Alaska Airlines Flight 769 on July 12, 2013, have filed a lawsuit against Boeing. Two flight attendants passed out. 

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2015-07-15 05:00:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawsuit-filed-against-boeing-for-toxic-cabin-fumes/
Fake or Counterfeit Goods Are Not A Bargain and Can Be Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fake-or-counterfeit-goods-are-not-a-bargain-and-can-be-dangerous/ The National Crime Prevention Council says that almost anything can be counterfeited, and is. We may be familiar with counterfeit apparel, handbags, CDs and DVDs which are available at flea markets and street vendors, but we may not realize that auto parts, parts for airplanes and spacecraft have also been counterfeited. 

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2015-07-13 05:00:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fake-or-counterfeit-goods-are-not-a-bargain-and-can-be-dangerous/
Too Hot To Handle - Big Risk For Children Using Playground Equipment http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/too-hot-to-handle-big-risk-for-children-using-playground-equipment/ Parks and playgrounds are popular destinations for children, but playground equipment may be "Too Hot To Handle." Playgrounds can be deceptively hotter than one realizes. 

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2015-07-10 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/too-hot-to-handle-big-risk-for-children-using-playground-equipment/
First Of Its Kind Nursing Home Abuse Study Released http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/first-of-its-kind-nursing-home-abuse-study-released/ The first study of its kind was released in November 2014 by the Gerontological Society of America in Washington D.C. This study provides insight into the lives of close to 1.4 million nursing home residents in the United States.  

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2015-07-08 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/first-of-its-kind-nursing-home-abuse-study-released/
Ridesharing Accidents: What if You Get Hurt? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ridesharing-accidents-what-if-you-get-hurt/ There has been much talk in the media about ridesharing operations like Uber and Lyft. The programs that these companies offer are viewed as alternatives to taxi cabs; however, how safe are ridesharing programs? Randall Spivey, a Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer, knows that although these operations have gained popularity in cities like Orlando and others throughout Florida, the safety risks are very real.

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2015-07-07 09:12:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/ridesharing-accidents-what-if-you-get-hurt/
What Public Warning Systems Protect You During Thunderstorms? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-public-warning-systems-protect-you-during-thunderstorms/ The phrase "Lightning Capital" is often used to describe Florida because Florida has more thunderstorms and lightning strikes each year than anywhere else in the United States. With having more lightning strikes, comes more deaths and injuries from lightning. 

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2015-07-06 05:16:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-public-warning-systems-protect-you-during-thunderstorms/
ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) - Be Careful http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-all-terrain-vehicles-be-careful/ ATVs, for many, are fun to ride especially when they are ridden, as intended, off-road. They "... should never be operated on paved or public roads as they do not have on-road tires, other lighting or turn signal equipment."

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2015-07-03 05:00:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-all-terrain-vehicles-be-careful/
Residential and Community Pools: Enjoy the Water and Stay Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/residential-and-community-pools-enjoy-the-water-and-stay-safe/ Public and residential pools can be a great source of family fun and togetherness. Each year, however, we hear of unfortunate stories involving drownings or other pool-related injuries. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey and his team want you and your family to enjoy the pool while remembering to keep safety first.

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2015-07-02 12:13:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/residential-and-community-pools-enjoy-the-water-and-stay-safe/
Could A Balcony Collapse Signal A Construction Defect? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/could-a-balcony-collapse-signal-a-construction-defect/ Balconies collapse more frequently than one would expect. Just a couple of weeks ago, on June 16, 2015, CNN reported that an apartment balcony collapsed during a birthday party in Berkeley, California. Should a person be injured, or die, in a balcony collapse accident as the result of a design or building flaw, the architect, engineer, general contractor or subcontractor may be liable for negligent design and/or construction.

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2015-07-01 05:00:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/could-a-balcony-collapse-signal-a-construction-defect/
Fireworks Injuries - Public Displays Have Dangers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fireworks-injuries-public-displays-have-dangers/ The fourth of July is best known for its fireworks displays. Beautiful colors and shapes fill our skies as we celebrate with families and friends at public displays. However, these public fireworks displays have been linked to serious personal injuries. Fireworks device malfunctions along with misuse have caused numerous injuries and deaths.

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2015-06-29 05:00:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fireworks-injuries-public-displays-have-dangers/
What Is The First Question To Ask When Purchasing A Vehicle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-first-question-to-ask-when-purchasing-a-vehicle/ What is the first question a vehicle buyer should ask when purchasing a vehicle? It may not be reliability, comfort, status and gas mileage. It is what safety features does the vehicle have. Consumers and manufacturers are putting safety at the top of their lists.

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2015-06-26 05:00:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-first-question-to-ask-when-purchasing-a-vehicle/
Recent Study Found http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-study-found-non-powder-gun-injuries-surged-511/ A recently-released  study (April 2015) from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that injuries from "non-powder" guns surged a 511 percent between 2010 and 2012.

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2015-06-24 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-study-found-non-powder-gun-injuries-surged-511/
Three Children Hurt in Florida Bounce House Incident, Civil Suit Filed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/three-children-hurt-in-florida-bounce-house-incident-civil-suit-filed/ Many people in Florida and throughout the country learned of a terrifying incident involving three kids who were hurt on Memorial Day after what has been referred to as a “waterspout” came ashore, lifting the bounce house in which the children were playing several feet into the air. CNN notes that one of the children involved in the incident was seriously injured.

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2015-06-23 07:41:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/three-children-hurt-in-florida-bounce-house-incident-civil-suit-filed/
Driving In The Rain Can Be A Challenge - 16 Tips To Keep You Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-in-the-rain-can-be-a-challenge-16-tips-to-keep-you-safe/ As Floridians know, June through October is when approximately 70 percent of the year's rain falls.  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that rain causes more driving fatalities than snow in 39 of the 50 states.

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2015-06-22 05:00:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-in-the-rain-can-be-a-challenge-16-tips-to-keep-you-safe/
Safety Tips and Courses for Teaching Your Teen to Drive http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-tips-and-courses-for-teaching-your-teen-to-drive/ From the time your children are born, you as parents become the nurturers, providers and teachers to help them learn the skills necessary to not only cope with the world but to succeed in whatever they wish to pursue. You help them when they are ready to take their first steps. You teach them how to hold forks, how to comb their hair, and how to ride a bicycle. So it may seem a natural progression to teach them how to drive when they become teens. However, should you?

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2015-06-19 05:00:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-tips-and-courses-for-teaching-your-teen-to-drive/
Wal-Mart, Tracy Morgan Settle Truck Accident Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wal-mart-tracy-morgan-settle-truck-accident-case/ The Washington Post recently reported that Wal-Mart and Tracy Morgan have reached a settlement with respect to the 2014 crash that involved one of the store’s 18-wheelers and the comedian’s limo bus.  The accident severely injured Morgan and two other passengers and killed a fellow comedian. The settlement terms have not been revealed; however, Morgan has publicly stated that Wal-Mart “did right” by him, his family and his associates’ families as well.

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2015-06-18 07:56:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wal-mart-tracy-morgan-settle-truck-accident-case/
Extended Daylight Hours Call For Caution http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/extended-daylight-hours-call-for-caution/ With extended daylight hours, more people are staying out later walking, running, bike riding, dog walking, and enjoying the nice weather. Dusk hours, however, create difficult conditions for drivers and increase the potential for accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 26 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur during the dusk hours from 6:00 p.m. to 8:59 p.m.

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2015-06-17 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/extended-daylight-hours-call-for-caution/
Uber, Breathometer Join Forces to Combat Drunk Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-breathometer-join-forces-to-combat-drunk-driving/ Some things happen in life that are out of one's control; however, driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is not one of those things. Individuals who drink and get behind the wheel of an automobile consciously make that choice for any number of reasons.

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2015-06-16 09:05:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/uber-breathometer-join-forces-to-combat-drunk-driving/
Soap Pod Poisonings Are On The Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/soap-pod-poisonings-are-on-the-rise/ Convenient single-use laundry detergent “pods” are causing a rising rate of poisoning. As reported in the Wall Street Journal in May 2015, at least seven people, children and adults with dementia, have died after biting into the single-dose laundry pods this year alone.

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2015-06-15 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/soap-pod-poisonings-are-on-the-rise/
FDOT Reports Lee County Traffic Deaths On A Deadly Pace http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fdot-reports-lee-county-traffic-deaths-on-a-deadly-pace/ The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 2015 year-to-date statistics show that Lee County, with 41 traffic fatalities, has had an increase in traffic fatalities of 32 percent over the same period last year. This places Lee County in the top four counties in Florida for traffic fatality increases this year. 

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2015-06-12 05:02:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fdot-reports-lee-county-traffic-deaths-on-a-deadly-pace/
Car Repair Shops Sue Insurers, Claim Shoddy Practices Put Drivers at Risk http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-repair-shops-sue-insurers-claim-shoddy-practices-put-drivers-at-risk/ When a motor vehicle accident occurs, those involved typically contact their insurance company, particularly if their automobile has sustained damage. Filing an insurance claim is a normal part of the accident process; however, many individuals do not know that insurers are always searching for way to cut costs -- some of which may be detrimental to the consumer.

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2015-06-11 08:13:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-repair-shops-sue-insurers-claim-shoddy-practices-put-drivers-at-risk/
Cervical Spine Injuries (Whiplash) May Result In Compensation http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cervical-spine-injuries-whiplash-may-result-in-compensation/ Soft tissue injuries, such as cervical spine injuries, also known to many as whiplash, incurred as the result of  vehicle accidents may be painful. They can be proven with diagnostic studies like MRIs, CAT scans, or nerve conductivity studies. Proof requires documented medical diagnosis. 

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2015-06-10 04:56:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cervical-spine-injuries-whiplash-may-result-in-compensation/
Man Killed in Crash at Disney's Exotic Driving Experience http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/man-killed-in-crash-at-disney-s-exotic-driving-experience/ Typically, when we think of theme parks, we think of exciting activities, thrilling rides and great family fun. Most people never think of the possibility of an accident occurring, much less a tragedy. Still, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that Disney and other major theme parks around the country have seen their fair share of accidents -- some even involving fatalities.

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2015-06-09 10:27:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/man-killed-in-crash-at-disney-s-exotic-driving-experience/
Boat Propeller Accidents Can Be Avoided http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-propeller-accidents-can-be-avoided/ Boating accidents can happen quickly. Someone falls overboard and is then struck by a propeller. If you, or someone you know, is injured as the result of the propeller system of a boat, jet ski or any other watercraft, you have the right to seek compensation.

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2015-06-08 05:17:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boat-propeller-accidents-can-be-avoided/
Unsafe Vehicles - Largest Recall in U.S. History - Takata Airbags http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unsafe-vehicles-largest-recall-in-u-s-history-takata-airbags/ According to Automotive News, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is invoking rules it has never used before in dealing with the largest recall in U.S. history; the Takata Airbag Recall. Nearly 34 million vehicles in the United States have defective airbags, and Takata, which manufactured them, acknowledged the wide-ranging defect on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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2015-06-05 05:00:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unsafe-vehicles-largest-recall-in-u-s-history-takata-airbags/
Dram Shop Case in Florida Allowed to Proceed: Evans v. McCabe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dram-shop-case-in-florida-allowed-to-proceed-evans-v-mccabe/ Whenever someone is hurt or killed due to an incident involving alcohol and/or drugs, people want answers. Who can be held responsible for the injuries or death? How can we stop this from happening to someone else in the future? How can the law help us? All of these are common questions to which injured parties and/or their loved ones seek responses.

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2015-06-04 09:09:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dram-shop-case-in-florida-allowed-to-proceed-evans-v-mccabe/
How to find out if you have a recalled children's product and what to do http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-find-out-if-you-have-a-recalled-children-s-product-and-what-to-do/ Autos, trucks and other vehicles are identified and tracked through VIN (vehicle identification numbers). Other products, such as children's wear, do not have VIN numbers, but they do have tracking labels. Tracking labels are required for children's products that are designed or intended primarily for  use by children ages 12 or younger.

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2015-06-03 05:05:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-find-out-if-you-have-a-recalled-children-s-product-and-what-to-do/
Woman Critically Injures Canadian Tourist in Hit and Run, Gets Released From Jail http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/woman-critically-injures-canadian-tourist-in-hit-and-run-gets-released-from-jail/ Accidents occur on Florida roadways all the time. Some are more serious than others and can lead to any number of injuries ranging from minor scrapes to very serious head trauma or even death.

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2015-06-02 08:44:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/woman-critically-injures-canadian-tourist-in-hit-and-run-gets-released-from-jail/
Why Purchasing A Used Vehicle May Be A Smart Decision http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-purchasing-a-used-vehicle-may-be-a-smart-decision/ If you are looking to purchase a vehicle, purchasing a used vehicle may be a smart safety decision compared to purchasing a new vehicle which may have fewer safety features because of price considerations.

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2015-06-01 05:21:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-purchasing-a-used-vehicle-may-be-a-smart-decision/
Children Left In Vehicles - A Recipe for Disaster http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/children-left-in-vehicles-a-recipe-for-disaster/ "A child in Lake City, Florida died on May 13, 2015 as the result of being left in a closed vehicle all day. This is a tragedy to the family and another wake-up call to all of us to do everything in our power to prevent these senseless deaths," said Fort Myers Child Injuries Attorney, Randy Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "We feel it is important to share again some statistics and ideas to help prevent these accidents."

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2015-05-29 05:00:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/children-left-in-vehicles-a-recipe-for-disaster/
When Should A Motorcyclist Consult An Attorney http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-should-a-motorcyclist-consult-an-attorney/ Motorcycle accidents are often devastating to the motorcycle rider and any passengers. Those on motorcycles are particularly vulnerable because they lack the structural protections of other vehicles such as cars, trucks, SUVs and mini vans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows that in 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. This is a 7 percent increase from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. In Florida there were more than 8,600 motorcycle crashes in 2011 with 400 motorcyclists being killed and nearly 7,200 incurring injuries. (latest available data)

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2015-05-27 05:00:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-should-a-motorcyclist-consult-an-attorney/
The Standard of Proof Shifts in Hit-and-Run Cases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-standard-of-proof-shifts-in-hit-and-run-cases/ Motor vehicle accidents of any type can be distressing events for drivers and their passengers. However, automobile accidents involving hit-and-run drivers can be even more troublesome. A hit-and-run accident involves a driver illegally fleeing the scene of a major or fatal collision without stopping to report the incident or rendering aid as required under the law.

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2015-05-26 08:56:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-standard-of-proof-shifts-in-hit-and-run-cases/
Amusement Rides - Are They Worth The Risk? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/amusement-rides-are-they-worth-the-risk/ Visiting amusement parks is high on the list of most families when they are determining how to spend their free time together. These amusement parks may be the large parks such as Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida. When making plans regarding amusement park visits, do you ever think about safety?

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2015-05-26 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/amusement-rides-are-they-worth-the-risk/
Keep Memorial Day Weekend A Safe Weekend - Don't Combine Drinking with Driving of Boating http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend/ Memorial Day is a time when we remember those who have given their lives to protect our freedom. It is also the time when Americans take the weekend off to enjoy one another's company, celebrate the beginning of the summer season and generally relax. This relaxation often involves getting into vehicles and driving, as well as enjoying time on Florida's waterways, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

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2015-05-22 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend/
Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Reverses Bicycle Injury Verdict http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-third-district-court-of-appeal-reverses-bicycle-injury-verdict/ The appellate court recently reversed the trial court’s verdict in the case of Trek Bicycle Corp. v. Miguelez.  The case, which was not your typical bike injury case, involved an injury claim against the bike manufacturer, not an automobile driver. Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey and his team know that in cases involving defective products, both manufacturers and distributors can be held legally responsible for any injuries and/or deaths caused by such defects.

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2015-05-21 09:10:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-third-district-court-of-appeal-reverses-bicycle-injury-verdict/
Drowsy Driving - A Major Problem http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-a-major-problem/ The evidence of drowsy driving is usually gone by the time a crash occurs, and few admit after an accident that, "They nodded off."  Experts agree that fatigue does not leave behind the same type of evidence that drunk and distracted driving does. However, drowsy driving is an equally lethal combination as are alcohol, speeding and distracted driving.

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2015-05-20 05:05:28 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-a-major-problem/
Bike Rule Largely Unenforced, New Crash Reporting Methods Needed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-rule-largely-unenforced-new-crash-reporting-methods-needed/ For many years, there has been great concern for bicyclists who share a portion of the road with drivers in passenger vehicles, vans and big rigs. Lawmakers in Florida and all across the U.S. have been working to create laws that would be more protective of bikers. In fact, in Florida, a law was passed in 2006 that required those operating motor vehicles to keep a distance of at least three feet away from bikers when passing.

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2015-05-19 09:16:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-rule-largely-unenforced-new-crash-reporting-methods-needed/
Make Wearing Seat Belts A Habit - Seat Belts Save Lives http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-wearing-seat-belts-a-habit-seat-belts-save-lives/ Seat Belt Safety Initiative Week (Click It Or Ticket) begins the week of May 18, 2015. Since 2009, not wearing a seat belt has become a primary enforcement offense. A primary enforcement offense means that law enforcement officers may pull motorists over just because the driver or a passenger covered by the law is not wearing a seat belt.

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2015-05-18 05:00:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-wearing-seat-belts-a-habit-seat-belts-save-lives/
Can Arthritis Cause Vehicle Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-arthritis-cause-vehicle-accidents/ "Since May is National Arthritis Month, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. feel it is important to cover how arthritis can affect driving, how to prevent possible vehicle accidents, and what to do should osteoarthritis occur as the result of a vehicle accident," said Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey.

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2015-05-15 05:00:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-arthritis-cause-vehicle-accidents/
Texting Restrictions May Be Working: Study Shows Drop in Crash Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-restrictions-may-be-working-study-shows-drop-in-crash-injuries/ Lawmakers all across the country have searched for ways to keep drivers as safe as possible while traveling America’s roadways. We all know that, unfortunately, automobile collisions are a daily occurrence; but the reasons for the collisions vary greatly. In recent years, as technology has improved and gadgetry has become the “it” thing for people young and old, more and more of the auto accidents that occur happen due to driver distraction--namely texting while driving.

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2015-05-14 10:12:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-restrictions-may-be-working-study-shows-drop-in-crash-injuries/
What Are Pool Owners'Safety Responsibilities? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-pool-owners-safety-responsibilities/ NBC-2 reported April 27, 2015 that Lee Memorial Hospital just reviewed their drowning data for the last six months, and 19 children visited the hospital for a near-drowning or submerged injury. 

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2015-05-13 05:00:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-pool-owners-safety-responsibilities/
Reducing Nursing Home Injuries: New Study Shows Impact-Absorbent Floors May Help http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-nursing-home-injuries-new-study-shows-impact-absorbent-floors-may-help/ Making the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home facility is often a difficult choice. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey knows it is natural for family members and friends to be consumed by the task of selecting the right facility, particularly since area facilities offer different amenities and levels of care. Those seeking appropriate facilities are also concerned about how their loved one will be cared for, as well as his or her overall safety while there.

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2015-05-12 10:18:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-nursing-home-injuries-new-study-shows-impact-absorbent-floors-may-help/
What Stores Have The Most Children's Product Recalls? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-stores-have-the-most-children-s-product-recalls/ In a press release in February 2015, Kids In Danger (KID) reported on their recent survey,  A Decade of Data: An In-depth Look at 2014 and a Ten-Year Retrospective on Children’s Product Recalls.  The survey found there was a decrease in incidents, injuries, the number of children's product recalls and the deaths related to them. The development of mandatory standards for children's products in the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Act is a part of the breakthrough.  20 percent of the products recalled in 2014 by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) were children's products.

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2015-05-11 05:00:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-stores-have-the-most-children-s-product-recalls/
Hosting Graduation Parties? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hosting-graduation-parties/ The 2015 high school graduation season is here. Thousands of Florida's high school seniors will be celebrating graduation with parties. Memories of these parties stay with us for a lifetime. Graduation parties can be safe and still enjoyable for attendees, especially if safety is a large part of the planning process.

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2015-05-08 05:00:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hosting-graduation-parties/
Naples Bar Must Pay $60 Million in Personal Injury Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/naples-bar-must-pay-60-million-in-personal-injury-cast/ The Naples Daily News reported on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 that a Collier County jury awarded a plaintiff $60 million in a DUI suit against a North Naples pub. The pub was found negligent when its bartenders served an under-aged person too much alcohol resulting in permanent disabilities when the vehicle in which she was riding crashed into a tree in 2003.

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2015-05-06 05:00:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/naples-bar-must-pay-60-million-in-personal-injury-cast/
Are Big Rigs Going Faster Than Their Tires Can Support? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-big-rigs-going-faster-than-their-tires-can-support/ As we drive along the nation's many highways, we often, if not always, see at least one big rig (semi) truck. When accidents happen involving big rigs, the results are usually devastating. On April 22, 2015 five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in an accident with a big rig truck on Interstate 16. 

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2015-05-04 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-big-rigs-going-faster-than-their-tires-can-support/
How Much Influence Do Regulators Have Over Defective Vehicles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-much-influence-do-regulators-have-over-defective-vehicles/ Three years following the death of a 4-year-old boy in a fiery rear-end Jeep crash, a jury found in March 2015 that Fiat Chrysler acted with "reckless or wanton disregard for human life in the design or sale" of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which the boy was riding. They granted $150 million in damages following a two-week trial and almost a two-hour deliberation.

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2015-05-01 05:00:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-much-influence-do-regulators-have-over-defective-vehicles/
The Dangers Associated With Tractor-Trailers: Recent Fatalities Further Demonstrate the Issue http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-associated-with-tractor-trailers-recent-fatalities-further-demonstrate-the-issue/ Anyone who travels on Florida highways or other roadways throughout the country knows of the dangers associated with day-to-day driving.  Unfortunately, those dangers are particularly heightened when drivers of smaller automobiles are required to share the road with huge commercial vehicles, like tractor-trailers.

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2015-04-30 08:13:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-associated-with-tractor-trailers-recent-fatalities-further-demonstrate-the-issue/
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving May Turn Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/snorkeling-scuba-diving-may-turn-dangerous/ Snorkeling and scuba diving accidents happen each year, particularly in the "Sunshine" state of Florida with its many miles of coastline and appeal of cruise ship passengers wishing to have closer looks at Florida marine life and fauna. Snorkeling and scuba accidents, because of their nature, can lead to substantial injuries and even death. ABC7 reported on March 24, 2015 that three snorkelers died on the same day in different locations in the Florida Keys.

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2015-04-29 05:00:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/snorkeling-scuba-diving-may-turn-dangerous/
Narrow Shoulders and Lane Diving on I-95: A Serious Safety Concern http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/narrow-shoulders-and-lane-diving-on-i-95-a-serious-safety-concern/ For years, there has been great concern over lane diving and narrow shoulders on Interstate 95 in Florida. A horrific accident that occurred in March of 2011 shed light on the problem, as it was one of the deadliest accidents on I-95 in Miami-Dade County in years, according to data obtained by WLRN.

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2015-04-28 08:14:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/narrow-shoulders-and-lane-diving-on-i-95-a-serious-safety-concern/
Surprising Facts About Florida Bike Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/surprising-facts-about-florida-bike-crashes/ Florida with its beautiful weather and scenery would seem the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful and safe bike ride. However, that is not the case. Over the years Florida has been ranked by the U. S. Department of Transportation as one of the most lethal states in the nation for bicyclists. In 2011 (most recent data) Florida had 6.56 bicyclist fatalities per million people. Bicyclists are vulnerable on Florida's roads. Drivers of motor vehicles are less vulnerable being surrounded by metal. It is the motor vehicle driver's responsibility to watch out for bicyclists and be prepared for the unexpected.

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2015-04-27 05:00:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/surprising-facts-about-florida-bike-crashes/
Prom - A Night to Remember http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prom-a-night-to-remember/ Going to prom is an event in young peoples' lives which is thought about and planned for years in advance. Children who grow up with stories such as Cinderella, think hopefully of prom as a fun-filled fantasy "night to remember." However, the "night to remember" can quickly and easily turn into a "night of tragedy."

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2015-04-24 05:00:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prom-a-night-to-remember/
Report Shows Some Drivers Hurt in Serious Crashes May Still be Careless Behind the Wheel http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/report-shows-some-drivers-hurt-in-serious-crashes-may-still-be-careless-behind-the-wheel/ People have different reactions after they have been involved in an automobile accident. Depending on the severity of the incident, some driver may become traumatized such that they lose all interest in ever driving again. Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey is well aware of the physical, emotional and financial devastation that accident victims often experience after an accident.

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2015-04-23 08:44:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/report-shows-some-drivers-hurt-in-serious-crashes-may-still-be-careless-behind-the-wheel/
Sports Eye Injuries May Result in Law Suits http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sports-eye-injuries-may-result-in-law-suits/ Playing some sports can be dangerous by virtue of the sport. However, there are occasions where someone can be held responsible for eye injuries and/or blindness.

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2015-04-22 05:00:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sports-eye-injuries-may-result-in-law-suits/
Keeping the Roads Safe in Florida: Red Light Collisions are Decreasing http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keeping-the-roads-safe-in-florida-red-light-collisions-are-decreasing/ Whenever a collision occurs, the individuals involved might sustain serious injuries and/or extensive damage to their automobiles. That said, lawmakers are constantly looking for ways to make the roadways as safe as possible. As part of that effort, some states (including Florida), have decided to install red light cameras at various troublesome intersections throughout the state.

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2015-04-21 15:49:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keeping-the-roads-safe-in-florida-red-light-collisions-are-decreasing/
How Safe Is Your Playground http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-safe-is-your-playground/ According to the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), over 200 thousand children are injured at U.S. playgrounds each year. NPPS was founded in 1995 to help address the issue of playground safety as there is "no nationally coordinated effort". Since the week of April 20, 2015, is National Playground Safety Week, we feel it is important to share the following information on playground safety.

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2015-04-20 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-safe-is-your-playground/
Is Your Rental Vehicle Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-rental-vehicle-safe/ At one time or another we all have probably rented a vehicle. Perhaps we are on a business trip, using a rental vehicle while our primary vehicle is being repaired, or taking the family on a vacation. When we pick up the vehicle, it has a full tank of gas and is clean and in good repair. At least that is what we assume and expect from vehicle rental companies. However, that may not be the case.

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2015-04-17 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-rental-vehicle-safe/
Attorney Representation Important for Vehicle Accident Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-representation-important-for-vehicle-accident-injuries/ Every day in Southwest Florida there are car, truck and motorcycle accidents involving injuries. On Thursday, March 26, 2015 alone, before 12 noon, there were two in Collier County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Crash Report; one on Immokalee Road and one on I-75. If you have a vehicle, you have, or should have, insurance. If you have insurance, then why should you have an attorney? Isn't insurance enough to cover everything? Won't the insurance company take care of you? Why should you contact an attorney?

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2015-04-15 05:00:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-representation-important-for-vehicle-accident-injuries/
Study Reports New Concussion Reading Test 95% Accurate http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-reports-new-concussion-reading-test-is-95-accurate/ Sustaining concussions when participating in sports happens frequently. As we reported in our blog Youth Sporting Injuries - Can Someone Be Liable?, 12 percent of athletes said they had suffered either concussions or head injuries in 2013. Since participating in sports with concussions is so very dangerous, we are reporting here about a recent study done by New York University.

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2015-04-13 05:00:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-reports-new-concussion-reading-test-is-95-accurate/
Buying a New Car - Buyer Beware http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buying-a-new-car-buyer-beware/ 2014 set a record for the number of vehicle recalls around the globe. Automotive manufacturers in the United States issued more than 550 recalls for over 52 million vehicles, according to the Associated Press. This means that one out of every five vehicles currently on U.S. roads has been the subject of a recall. One would expect that when buying a new vehicle, the vehicle would not leave the dealer's parking lot or showroom with unrepaired safety recall issues. But that is not always the case.

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2015-04-10 05:17:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buying-a-new-car-buyer-beware/
Youth Sporting Injuries - Can Someone Be Held Liable? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/youth-sporting-injuries-can-someone-be-held-liable/ Sporting injuries happen every day to youth during games and during practice - skinned knees, bruised arms/legs, broken bones. They are all part of the game, right? Well, not necessarily.  It may be possible to hold certain parties liable depending on the incident.

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2015-04-08 05:16:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/youth-sporting-injuries-can-someone-be-held-liable/
Truck Crash Avoidance Technology Urged http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-crash-avoidance-technology-urged/ Safety advocates have urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require crash avoidance technology on all new trucks and buses weighing 10 thousand pounds or more GVW (gross vehicle weight).

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2015-04-06 05:00:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-crash-avoidance-technology-urged/
The Consequences of Distracted Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-consequences-of-distracted-driving/ Chelsey Murphy, 19, and her unborn child were killed March 9, 2010, when a teen driver struck her as she was crossing an intersection near her home in Naples, Florida. The teen driver was talking on his cell phone. Watch Chelsey's story. Distraction.gov, a U.S. government website devoted to distracted driving, puts a very sobering 'Face' to those whose lives were either lost, or affected, by distracted drivers. Chelsey Murphy is one of those faces.

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2015-04-03 05:00:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-consequences-of-distracted-driving/
Millions of Keurig MINI Plus Brewers Recalled: What You Need to Know http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/millions-of-keurig-mini-plus-brewers-recalled-what-you-need-to-know/ In December 2014, Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (Keurig) announced it was recalling over 7 million MINI Plus brewers made between December of 2009 and July 2014. The affected brewers have the model number “K10” and serial numbers that start with 31. Apparently, the company had received hundreds of reports stating that hot liquid was escaping from the brewer during use, which led to some consumers suffering burn-related injuries.

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2015-04-02 08:26:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/millions-of-keurig-mini-plus-brewers-recalled-what-you-need-to-know/
Alcohol Awareness Month - April 2015 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alcohol-awareness-month-april-2015/ An important part of the NCADD's Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend (April 3 to April 5, 2015). This is designated to raise the public's awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, family, and the community. During this period of seventy-two hours, the NCADD would like all Americans whether they are young or old to not only participate in this alcohol-free weekend, but to take this time to contact alcoholism agencies to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms.

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2015-04-01 05:00:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alcohol-awareness-month-april-2015/
The Extent of Your Personal Injuries Can Affect the Value of Your Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-extent-of-your-personal-injuries-can-affect-the-value-of-your-case/ Ft. Myers personal injury lawyers, like Randall Spivey, are often asked to evaluate the value of their clients’ personal injury cases. Mr. Spivey has handled a variety of cases that have ended in favorable outcomes; however, the value of a case will not be exactly the same for every individual, even if the facts are somewhat similar in nature.

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2015-03-31 08:12:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-extent-of-your-personal-injuries-can-affect-the-value-of-your-case/
Are Your Floors Made With Formaldehyde? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-floors-made-with-formaldehyde/ On March 2, 2015, 60 Minutes reporter Anderson Cooper covered the story of the high levels of formaldehyde in Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators. Undercover investigators for 60 Minutes found that three Chinese manufacturers had excessive formaldehyde in the glue which binds the wood particles which make up the core of the laminate boards. Mr. Cooper reported that 100 million square feet of laminate flooring is installed in U.S. homes every year.

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2015-03-30 05:57:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-floors-made-with-formaldehyde/
Golf Carts Are Not Toys http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-carts-are-not-toys/ Communities in Southwest Florida are seeing an upturn in the number of golf cart incidents and accidents involving unlicensed drivers and/or young people. Specifically, in Stoneybrook - Estero alone, there have been more complaints about golf carts being driven recklessly, not obeying stop signs, and underage children driving them over the last few months. Two accidents have occurred involving underage golf cart drivers; one involving a car and another one involving a tree. 

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2015-03-27 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-carts-are-not-toys/
DUI Prevention: MADD Gives Florida 4 Out of 5 Stars http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-prevention-madd-gives-florida-4-out-of-5-stars/ In the recent Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2015 Report to the Nation that looked at each state’s drunk driving prevention efforts, Florida was given four out of five stars. MADD notes that while the state has been given a high rating, it still wants lawmakers to do even more to put an end to drunk driving. Specifically, the organization wants ignition interlocks to be required for all convicted drunk drivers.

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2015-03-26 10:04:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-prevention-madd-gives-florida-4-out-of-5-stars/
Auto & SUV Fires - Dangerous and Costly http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-suv-fires-dangerous-and-costly/ On Monday, March 2, 2015 four members of one Arkansas family died as the result of a vehicle fire following an accident in the Jacksonville, Florida area.  The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, but it is reported that the SUV carrying the four people was slowing down when a tractor-trailer rear-ended it. Another vehicle crashed into the tractor-trailer. The SUV caught fire.

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2015-03-25 05:06:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-suv-fires-dangerous-and-costly/
Auto Accidents and Pregnant Women: Understanding the Risks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-and-pregnant-women-understanding-the-risks/ Traveling on Florida roadways in an automobile can be a tricky task. Every day, individuals hope to make it to their destinations safe and sound, and while many of them do arrive without problem, some individuals experience accidents.

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2015-03-24 09:04:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-and-pregnant-women-understanding-the-risks/
Expect the Unexpected - National Work Zone Awareness Week http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/expect-the-unexpected-national-work-zone-awareness-week/ The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports that Florida, California and Texas were ranked as the three states with the most motor vehicle crash fatalities in construction and maintenance work zones in 2012 (most recent available data). 

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2015-03-23 05:00:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/expect-the-unexpected-national-work-zone-awareness-week/
Why Do Storefront Crashes Happen? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-do-storefront-crashes-happen/ The Storefront Safety Council, founded by experts in perimeter security and parking, reports that vehicles crash into restaurants, stores, and other types of businesses as many as 60 times per day in the United States. Over 4,000 customers, pedestrians and employees are injured in such crashes, and tragically, as many as 500 more are killed.  These accidents typically happen when drivers, of all ages, make mistakes, especially when they are pulling into or out of parking spaces that face storefronts.  

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2015-03-20 05:06:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-do-storefront-crashes-happen/
Risky Driving in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/risky-driving-in-florida/ Road safety depends on drivers' good judgment and a reduced willingness to take risks. Research shows that unsafe driving behavior is more about the individual person than it is about what they drive. Some people are just more likely to take risks on the road.

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2015-03-18 05:16:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/risky-driving-in-florida/
2015 National Poison Prevention Week - Tips for Preventing Poisonings http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-preventing-poisonings/ The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reports that every year Americans are poisoned with 94 percent of poisonings happening in the home; 81 percent of human poisonings being unintentional, and 51 percent of calls to poison centers involving children 5 and younger.

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2015-03-16 05:31:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-preventing-poisonings/
Parents' Role in Preventing Teen Texting and Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parents-role-in-preventing-teen-texting-and-driving/ Texting while driving, even though illegal, is still done by many on Southwest Florida's roads and highways. This activity leads to accidents causing injuries and deaths. Parents can play an important role in preventing teen texting and driving.

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2015-03-13 05:06:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parents-role-in-preventing-teen-texting-and-driving/
Tiger Woods Sued Over Slip and Fall http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tiger-woods-sued-over-slip-and-fall/ Pro-golfer Tiger Woods has certainly had his share of courtroom battles over the years, and apparently, he's preparing to do battle yet again. One of Woods' former employees is suing the golfer, seeking compensation for injuries incurred in a slip and fall accident that took place while the employee was performing his security guard duties at Woods' Florida home.

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2015-03-12 08:17:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tiger-woods-sued-over-slip-and-fall/
Driver Alerts - Safe Driving #2 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driver-alerts-safe-driving-2/ This is the second in our series of Driver Alerts-Safe Driving blogs. If you missed seeing the first in this series,  you can click here Driver Alerts - Safe Driving #1. The shorter blog approach we are using allows us to cover many more topics than we could using long-form blogs. Let us know what you think of this format and if there are any topics you would like us to cover.

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2015-03-11 05:05:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driver-alerts-safe-driving-2/
Miami Federal Court to Hear Airbag Lawsuits http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/miami-federal-court-to-hear-airbag-lawsuits/ Throughout 2014, media outlets were inundated with news of motor vehicle recalls due to defective airbags and other issues. In fact, back in October 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a bulletin warning of Takata airbag defects. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey accordingly urged his clients and other consumers to check their vehicles for airbag recalls

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2015-03-10 11:21:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/miami-federal-court-to-hear-airbag-lawsuits/
With Florida's Increased Tourist Traffic Your Chances of Being in Accidents Increases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/with-florida-s-increased-tourist-traffic-you-chances-of-being-in-accidents-increases/ The winter of 2015 is turning out to be one of the worst winters on record. The statistics tell it all. In Boston alone, since January 1, the city has accumulated over 100 inches of snow. Other cities and states have also received record-breaking snow falls, according to the Weather Channel. The Ithaca, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau is saying, "Don't come here; Go to Florida".

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2015-03-09 05:01:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/with-florida-s-increased-tourist-traffic-you-chances-of-being-in-accidents-increases/
Drugs Surpassing Alcohol In Causing Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drugs-surpassing-alcohol-in-causing-vehicle-accidents/ According to a 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 9.9 million people aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs during the year prior to being surveyed. 

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2015-03-06 05:01:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drugs-surpassing-alcohol-in-causing-vehicle-accidents/
Drivers Beware: Florida is the Riskiest State to Be in an Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drivers-beware-florida-is-the-riskiest-state-to-be-in-an-accident/ Anyone who has ever been in an accident knows it is never a pleasant experience, regardless where the incident occurs. WalletHub recently released a study that examined data from all states (and the District of Columbia) with respect to liability coverage requirements and the approximate number of uninsured drivers in each state. So where did Florida rank?  Dead last.

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2015-03-05 08:19:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drivers-beware-florida-is-the-riskiest-state-to-be-in-an-accident/
Unlicensed Drivers Pose Serious Risks to the Public http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unlicensed-drivers-pose-serious-risks-to-the-public/ Are unlicensed/undocumented drivers driving your children to school? These are the drivers and driving companies which may advertise by placing hand-written signs on posts, carry children to and from school each day and have not complied with county ordinances. These drivers and companies are classified as "vehicle for hire" drivers and companies.

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2015-03-04 05:00:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unlicensed-drivers-pose-serious-risks-to-the-public/
Driving With Your Pet in the Car Can Be Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-with-your-pet-in-the-car-can-be-dangerous/ Lawmakers in Florida and throughout the rest of the country have been trying to combat distracted driving for many years. The Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys at the Spivey Law Firm know that automobile accidents occur on a daily basis for reasons ranging from driver inattention to driver intoxication.

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2015-03-03 08:43:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-with-your-pet-in-the-car-can-be-dangerous/
Hit-and-Run Accidents Increasing in Florida Despite Tougher Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-increasing-in-florida-despite-tougher-law/ Hit-and-run crashes are increasing at an alarming rate in Florida. Florida had more than 80,000 hit-and-run crashes last year. Fatal hit-and-run crashes increased by 23 percent in Florida between 2013 and 2014, and nearly half of those victims were pedestrians, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

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2015-03-02 05:05:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hit-and-run-accidents-increasing-in-florida-despite-tougher-law/
4 Life-Changing Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/4-life-changing-effects-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi/ The subject of traumatic brain injury (TBI) seems to be in the news every day. An example of this was December 1, 2014 when at least two news stories on TBI were covered.

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2015-02-27 05:16:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/4-life-changing-effects-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi/
Wrong-Way Collisions: Why They Happen and How to Prevent Them http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wrong-way-collisions-why-they-happen-and-how-to-prevent-them/ Imagine this: You're heading down the road on the way to work when all of a sudden, you see a vehicle coming toward you, head first, in your lane. What do you do? What if you move one way and the wrong-way driver moves the same way in an effort to avoid a collision? The possibilities are terrifying. 

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2015-02-26 07:49:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/wrong-way-collisions-why-they-happen-and-how-to-prevent-them/
Who Is Responsible When Dogs Bite or Attack http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-bears-the-responsibility-in-dog-bites-and-attacks/ Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention. Since children love animals, and dogs in particular, they are the most common victims of serious dog bites. Seventy percent of fatal dog attacks, and more than half of bite wounds requiring medical attention involve children.

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2015-02-25 05:00:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-bears-the-responsibility-in-dog-bites-and-attacks/
What to Do If Your Vehicle Breaks Down: Five Steps to Keep You Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-breaks-down-five-steps-to-keep-you-safe/ When operating a motor vehicle in Florida or elsewhere in the U.S., anything could happen. An accident may occur, a tire could blow out or the vehicle could simply break down. Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that collisions and break-downs can be very stressful situations, but he wants you to stay as safe as possible when attempting to deal with automobile issues on the roadway.

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2015-02-24 09:29:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-breaks-down-five-steps-to-keep-you-safe/
Blind-Spot Accidents Are On The Increase http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/blind-spot-accidents-are-on-the-increase/ The number of blind-spot accidents occurring each year is increasing. It is essential that you have blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alerts devices as part of your safety equipment.

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2015-02-23 05:00:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/blind-spot-accidents-are-on-the-increase/
Not Using Turn Signals Is Inexcusable! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/not-using-turn-signals-is-inexcusable/ As shown by the AAA November 2014 findings, drivers underestimate the power of turn signals. Turn signals are essential for letting drivers know the intention of other drivers. They are the only predictor of where vehicles' drivers will go.

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2015-02-20 05:00:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/not-using-turn-signals-is-inexcusable/
When Exercising Becomes Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-exercising-becomes-dangerous/ Many people make resolutions to get healthy and get in shape. Everyone knows that in addition to improving diet, working out in a public/private gym, home gym, or a hotel gym when traveling, will help a person get healthy and, with consistency, may increase a person's ability to stay healthy. However, the gym and gym equipment may be dangerous.

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2015-02-18 05:00:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-exercising-becomes-dangerous/
Driver Alerts - Safe Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driver-alerts-safe-driving/ We want to keep you advised of important safety news. Rather than writing long blogs on these topics, we believe it will be more helpful to you if we provide short summaries so we can cover many more topics. This is the first of an on-going series of 'Driver Alerts'. Let us know on Facebook and Twitter if you find this useful and important information.

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2015-02-16 05:00:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driver-alerts-safe-driving/
Airbag Recalls, Again? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbag-recalls-again/ New airbag recall January 31, 2015 affects more than 2.2 million vehicles. Airbags may inflate unexpectedly while vehicles are running.

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2015-02-13 05:00:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/airbag-recalls-again/
Common Preventable Injuries in Car Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/common-preventable-injuries-in-car-accidents/ Automobile accidents are an unfortunate reality for many drivers in the Ft. Myers area and all throughout Florida. Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has handled many motor vehicle accident cases and knows firsthand how a crash can change a victim’s life. Mr. Spivey notes that auto crashes can leave victims and their families with “a lifetime of pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.”

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2015-02-12 07:54:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/common-preventable-injuries-in-car-accidents/
Nursing Home Selection - Be Informed http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-selection-be-informed/ Selecting the right nursing home may not be an easy task, but there are sources which can help you.

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2015-02-11 05:00:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-selection-be-informed/
Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: A Good Way to Keep Motorcyclists Safer on the Road? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-to-vehicle-communications-a-good-way-to-keep-motorcyclists-safer-on-the-road/ For years, there has been ongoing concern for the safety of motorcyclists (and bikers) who share the road with larger automobiles. Unlike automobile occupants, motorcyclists do not enjoy the benefit of airbags or other safety equipment that is typically contained in most vehicles today. That said, when a motorcyclist gets into an accident, the results can be devastating. Randall Spivey and his team of Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys have seen all too often the catastrophic effects of motorcycle accidents through the victims' eyes.

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2015-02-10 10:33:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-to-vehicle-communications-a-good-way-to-keep-motorcyclists-safer-on-the-road/
Safe Towing Tips for RVs and Boats http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-towing-tips-for-rvs-and-boats/ According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, travel trailer sales have been at some of the highest levels in decades. The association anticipates in 2015, that 360,400 travel trailers will be sold, an increase of over 4 percent from those sold in 2014. With these increased sales of travel and boat trailers, many new trailer owners will be on the road.  This makes it important to understand how to safely pull a trailer on the road.

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2015-02-09 05:00:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-towing-tips-for-rvs-and-boats/
Boating in Southwest Florida - Keep It Safe Part 3 -- Don't Drink and Drive Boats http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-southwest-florida-keep-it-safe-part-3-don-t-drink-and-drive-boats/ This is the third of a three-part series on Boating in Southwest Florida - Keep It Safe. In Part 3 we are addressing the issue of boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Every year the media reports of boating accidents in Florida, many of which are caused by BUI. As a personal injury attorney and a boater/fisherman, I am concerned about this issue.

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2015-02-06 05:03:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-southwest-florida-keep-it-safe-part-3-don-t-drink-and-drive-boats/
Do Florida Pedestrians have http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-florida-pedestrians-have-rules-of-the-road/ Most of us have heard of "Rules of the Road" when it comes to driving vehicles in Florida as well as all the other states in the United States. It may surprise some, however, that there are also "Rules of the Road" for pedestrians in Florida.

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2015-02-04 05:00:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-florida-pedestrians-have-rules-of-the-road/
Dehydration and Malnutrition: A Serious Problem in Nursing Homes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dehydration-and-malnutrition-a-serious-problem-in-nursing-homes/ Families often struggle with the thought of having to send their loved one to a nursing home. While many would love to be able to care for their family member, doing so is often impractical or impossible. Accordingly, families turn to area nursing homes with the hope that they will provide their loved one with the proper care and support needed. However, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know that although we expect our loved ones to be treated lovingly and kept safe during their nursing home stay, there is always the possibility that nursing home abuse will occur.

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2015-02-03 12:04:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dehydration-and-malnutrition-a-serious-problem-in-nursing-homes/
Are You Affected By the New Florida Child Passenger Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-affected-by-the-new-florida-child-passenger-law/ Children's safety while riding in vehicles is of upmost importance. The newly-strengthened child passenger law is based, in part, upon the size of a child not only their age. Are you affected?

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2015-02-02 05:00:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-affected-by-the-new-florida-child-passenger-law/
Boating in SW Florida - Keep It Safe - Part 2 - Aids to Navigation for Boaters (ATON) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-sw-florida-keep-it-safe-part-2-aids-to-navigation-for-boaters-aton/ Safe boating is an important issue for our area as both Collier and Lee Counties ranked in the top ten counties in the state for boating accidents in 2013. Knowing the meanings of the U.S. Navigation System is crucial to keeping everyone safe while enjoying Florida's waterways.

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2015-01-30 05:00:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-sw-florida-keep-it-safe-part-2-aids-to-navigation-for-boaters-aton/
A Look at Truck Safety: Is That Big Rig Safe Enough to Be on the Road? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-truck-safety-is-that-big-rig-safe-enough-to-be-on-the-road/ All types of vehicles travel on Florida roadways on a daily basis. Unfortunately, given the number of people who travel area highways, accidents are highly likely to occur. While accidents between two automobiles can certainly have serious consequences, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that accidents involving automobiles and big rigs can be especially dangerous — even deadly.

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2015-01-29 08:29:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-look-at-truck-safety-is-that-big-rig-safe-enough-to-be-on-the-road/
New Florida Law Toughens Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-florida-law-toughens-penalties-for-hit-and-run-drivers/ During the last two years, Florida has had an increase in the number of hit-and-run accidents. In late 2014 and early 2015 we have already heard about hit-and-run accidents in Southwest Florida. Penalties for hit-and-run drivers changed July 1, 2014.

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2015-01-28 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-florida-law-toughens-penalties-for-hit-and-run-drivers/
The Reasonable Person Standard of Care http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-reasonable-person-standard-of-care/ In life, things happen. Accidents take place, some of which cause injuries and even death. Randall Spivey and his team of Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys know that when accidents occur, those injured and their families want to know who will be held responsible for their damages. However, there are a number of considerations that must be taken into account when attempting to make a liability determination.

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2015-01-27 09:17:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-reasonable-person-standard-of-care/
Xarelto Injuries and Deaths - Do you have a case? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/xarelto-injuries-and-deaths-do-you-have-a-case/ Some patients who have been using physician-prescribed  Xarelto as a blood thinner have, unfortunately, experienced injuries, or death, as a result. The estimates are that thousands have been injured and hundreds have died.

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2015-01-26 05:00:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/xarelto-injuries-and-deaths-do-you-have-a-case/
Drivers, Watch Out For Runners -- Runners, Watch Out for Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drivers-watch-out-for-runners-runners-watch-out-for-drivers/ Most drivers in SW Florida have seen bumper stickers which say, "Watch Out for Motorcycles", but what we do not see are bumper stickers which say, "Watch Out for Runners".

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2015-01-23 05:02:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drivers-watch-out-for-runners-runners-watch-out-for-drivers/
Recklessness: A Brief Overview http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recklessness-a-brief-overview/ There are times when we turn on the local news (or look out our windows, in some cases) and see someone acting or driving in such a careless, reckless manner that we wonder what, if anything, can be done from a legal standpoint to make that individual pay for his or her actions. 

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2015-01-22 11:53:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recklessness-a-brief-overview/
Are Your Children Safe From Toxic Substances? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-children-safe-from-toxic-substances/ Children are naturally curious and do not instinctively recognize danger at very young ages. While children are developing these skills, parents and guardians need to know how to protect them from such things a medications, e-cigarettes, and laundry detergent pods.

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2015-01-21 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-children-safe-from-toxic-substances/
5 Tips for Driving Safely in Florida's Fog http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-tips-for-driving-safely-in-florida-s-fog/ "Fog season" is just getting started in Southwest Florida and usually lasts through the winter months (December - February). In January 2012, 11 people were killed and 18 were injured in a 19-vehicle pileup on I-75 in the Gainesville areas as the result of fog.

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2015-01-19 05:16:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-tips-for-driving-safely-in-florida-s-fog/
Boating in SW Florida - Keep It Safe - Part 1 - Right-of-Way Issue is Often the Cause of Boating Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-sw-florida-keep-it-safe-part-1-right-of-way-issue-is-often-the-cause-of-boating-accidents/ Because we are in one of the busiest seasons for boating in Southwest Florida, and Lee and Collier Counties rank in the top ten counties with the most boating accidents, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, feel it is important to devote some time to the issue of boating right-of-way, navigation aids for boaters, and BUI (boating under the influence). We will present these three topics over the next few weeks as Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of 'Boating in Southwest Florida - Keep It Safe'. 

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2015-01-16 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-in-sw-florida-keep-it-safe-part-1-right-of-way-issue-is-often-the-cause-of-boating-accidents/
Reducing Collisions by Adding Roundabouts http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-collisions-by-adding-roundabouts/ The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration recently released information that suggests Florida roads could be made considerably safer by adding roundabouts. Of course, anything that can help drivers and passengers stay safe on the road is a welcomed idea, particularly since motor vehicle accidents take thousands of lives every year. Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know that auto accidents can leave individuals with pain and suffering, huge medical bills and lost income. So how can roundabouts help?

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2015-01-15 13:59:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-collisions-by-adding-roundabouts/
Nursing Home Falls Are Preventable http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-falls-are-preventable/ Typically, in the United States, a 100-bed nursing home reports at least 100 to 200 falls per year according to the National Institutes of Health.

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2015-01-14 05:09:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-falls-are-preventable/
Tips for New (and Old) Motorcyclists to Stay Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-new-and-old-motorcyclists-to-stay-safe/ Motorcycles are a fuel efficient means of getting around, and for some, the ride on a nice, big bike can be exhilarating. Most people know that motorcycles are far more dangerous than automobiles in that they do not provide any form of protection to the rider in the event of a collision. Still, Ft. Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has represented many victims and knows that most motorcycle accidents are often not the motorcycle operator's fault.

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2015-01-13 11:58:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-new-and-old-motorcyclists-to-stay-safe/
Home Safety - A Wake-up Call for Hidden Dangers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/home-safety-a-wake-up-call-for-hidden-dangers/ A former board member of the U.S. Government Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Robert Adler, has been pushing the CPSC to aggressively target injuries caused by consumer products which are under their jurisdiction. He estimates these products cost the nation more than $100 billion a year.

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2015-01-12 05:00:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/home-safety-a-wake-up-call-for-hidden-dangers/
How and Why Do Unsafe Medical Devices Get Approved By the FDA - Update http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-and-why-do-unsafe-medical-devices-get-approved-by-the-fda-update/ This is an update to a blog we wrote in November 2014 on 'Does the FDA adequately review medical devices?'. This issue is still in the news with updates from reporters who are researching the matter. We feel this is important information for everyone.

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2015-01-09 05:00:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-and-why-do-unsafe-medical-devices-get-approved-by-the-fda-update/
Vehicle Speed Kills Pedestrians http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-speed-kills-pedestrians/ There is documented evidence from the FDOT that an increase in speed from 20 mph to 40 mph, makes the difference in the number of pedestrians surviving an accident.

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2015-01-07 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-speed-kills-pedestrians/
Can You Sue for Bruised Knees? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-you-sue-for-bruised-knees/ Various accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents and pedestrian collisions can result in all types of injuries, some more serious than others. Some accident victims may wonder how serious their injuries need to be to sue the person or persons responsible for those injuries. 

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2015-01-06 09:21:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-you-sue-for-bruised-knees/
2015 Vehicle Safety Features Worth Considering http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2015-vehicle-safety-features-worth-considering/ In a front page article of The Wall Street Journal, weekend edition (Saturday/Sunday December 20-21, 2014) titled Safety Gains In Newer Cars Cut Traffic Fatalities, Andrea Fuller and Christina Rogers report on the new federal data released December 19, 2014. The data shows that, overall, new cars are safer than old cars as the result of built-in and/or optional safety features.

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2015-01-05 05:00:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2015-vehicle-safety-features-worth-considering/
New Year - Recalls and Florida Motorist Examinations http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-year-recalls-and-florida-motorist-examinations/ As we begin 2015, we would like to let drivers know about some new Florida license testing requirements and remind vehicle owners to be sure to respond to vehicle recalls as quickly as possible.

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2015-01-02 05:31:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-year-recalls-and-florida-motorist-examinations/
Did a Falling Object Hurt You While You Were Shopping at a Store? Know Your Rights http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/did-a-falling-object-hurt-you-while-you-were-shopping-at-a-store-know-your-rights/ Most of us have been in a store and noticed a slippery substance on the floor or fallen goods in the middle of the aisle. When those things are easily observed, we have the ability to steer clear of the problem area to avoid being hurt. But what happens if you are shopping and you suddenly get hit in the head by an object that fell off the top shelf of the aisle? 

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2014-12-31 09:18:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/did-a-falling-object-hurt-you-while-you-were-shopping-at-a-store-know-your-rights/
Keep Your New Year's Eve Safe: Don't Drink and Drive http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-your-new-year-s-eve-safe-don-t-drink-and-drive/ The New Year is quickly approaching and many people are making party plans, considering New Year's resolutions and contemplating ways to lose all the weight they gained throughout the last year.  

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2014-12-30 09:14:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-your-new-year-s-eve-safe-don-t-drink-and-drive/
Vehicle Rollover Accidents - An All-Too-Often Occurrence http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-rollover-accidents-an-all-too-often-occurrence/ In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 13, according to WINK News, a 28 year old man died as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Collier County when his vehicle rolled over. Just before noon on the same day, Charlotte County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported that a 25 year old passenger in a vehicle rollover accident on I75 was air lifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

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2014-12-29 05:00:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-rollover-accidents-an-all-too-often-occurrence/
Automotive Recalls: Staying Safe in the Midst of Problems http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/automotive-recalls-staying-safe-in-the-midst-of-problems/ With all the talk about Takata's defective airbags and General Motors' defective ignition switches, it should not be surprising that many car owners are quite concerned about the safety of their vehicles, regardless of the automaker. The news has been filled with talk of vehicle recalls and injuries that have been caused by defective vehicles and/or parts. 

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2014-12-26 09:11:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/automotive-recalls-staying-safe-in-the-midst-of-problems/
What Can Be Done to Decrease or Eliminate Impaired Driving Over the Holidays? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-can-be-done-to-decrease-or-eliminate-impaired-driving-over-the-holidays/ The United States National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has been studying traffic-related deaths involving drunk drivers during the Christmas and New Year's time period for the last ten years. In this time period, 40 percent of the traffic-related deaths are the result of drunk driving.  

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2014-12-24 05:23:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-can-be-done-to-decrease-or-eliminate-impaired-driving-over-the-holidays/
Dark Roads, Large Animals & Moving Vehicles Cause Tragic Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dark-roads-large-animals-moving-vehicles-cause-tragic-accident/ The Associated Press reported on Sunday, December 7, 2014, that a woman travelling on Snake Road, in the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, struck and killed a 300 pound bear. 

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2014-12-23 05:00:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dark-roads-large-animals-moving-vehicles-cause-tragic-accident/
Florida Laws Drivers Need To Know http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-laws-drivers-need-to-know/ When driving in Florida whether it be cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, golf carts or any other vehicle, drivers must know and follow Florida's laws.

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2014-12-22 05:01:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-laws-drivers-need-to-know/
Reduce Childhood Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reduce-childhood-accidents/ Children have accidents. When they are learning a new skill, the potential for injury increases. As children, we all had our share of falls when learning to ride our first "two-wheeled" bicycle. When they are exposed to new situations, like going to school, children will undoubtedly bring home whatever sickness they encounter while there. Being at home also has the potential of injury. 

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2014-12-19 05:00:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reduce-childhood-accidents/
Life Vests Are Essential When Kayaking & Canoeing http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/life-vests-are-essential-when-kayaking-canoeing/ Florida has beautiful weather, sandy beaches and a multitude of opportunities for kayak lovers. A day on the water can turn from wonderful to devastating in just a short time. A case in point is the kayak accident reported by NBC-2 News off San Carlos Bay Friday, December 12. 

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2014-12-17 11:29:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/life-vests-are-essential-when-kayaking-canoeing/
Be Safe on the Roads This Holiday Season http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-on-the-roads-this-holiday-season/ The holiday season is in full swing and thousands of people are traveling on Florida roadways. People flock to Florida for various reasons during the winter. Some simply want to get away from their cold, snowy weather, while others come to Florida to visit family and friends during this special time of year. Whatever the reason, Randall Spivey and his team of Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys want everyone to be safe while traveling to and from the state.

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2014-12-16 11:49:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-on-the-roads-this-holiday-season/
Garage Doors Can Be Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/garage-doors-can-be-dangerous/ The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that every year there are 30 thousand injuries caused by garage doors. They further report that many of these injuries, and even deaths, happen to children. 

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2014-12-15 05:09:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/garage-doors-can-be-dangerous/
The Cost of Speeding http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-cost-of-speeding/ Speeding - defined as "exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing" is dangerous, and continues to be a major factor in one third of all traffic fatalities, says the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

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2014-12-12 05:00:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-cost-of-speeding/
FDA Renews Warning Against Using Laparoscopic Power Morcellators on Uterine Fibroids http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fda-renews-warning-against-using-laparoscopic-power-morcellators-on-uterine-fibroids/ Just before Thanksgiving, the Food and Drug Administration renewed its original safety communication issued in April 2014 to once again warn against the use of laparoscopic power morcellators to remove fibroids and/or the uterus. More specifically, the Administration wants manufacturers to include certain safety statements "in the form of a boxed warning and two contraindications."

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2014-12-11 10:43:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fda-renews-warning-against-using-laparoscopic-power-morcellators-on-uterine-fibroids/
How to Share the Road with Large Trucks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-share-the-road-with-large-trucks/ As more and more vehicles, including car transport and moving trucks, are on the road during the tourist season in Southwest Florida, it is important to remember to "Share the Road".  According to U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a total of 3,514 people died in large truck crashes in 2012 (latest available).

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2014-12-10 05:26:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-share-the-road-with-large-trucks/
Defective Guardrails - A Safety Hazard http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-guardrails-a-safety-hazard/ A study funded by The Safety Institute and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was published on September 11, 2014 by the University of Alabama School of Engineering.  After reviewing almost ten years of crashes in the states of Missouri and Ohio, researchers found that the ET-Plus guardrail is 1.36 times more likely to produce severe injury and 2.86 times more likely to produce death than the ET-2000, an older model manufactured by Trinity Industries.

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2014-12-08 05:17:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-guardrails-a-safety-hazard/
How to Choose the Right Bicycle for Your Child http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-bicycle-for-your-child/ Nothing says Christmas like a shiny new bicycle under the tree. Bicycles rank high on children's "wish lists" as having bicycles represent adventure, independence and perhaps the mastery of  new skills. How do you choose the right bicycle for your child? The criteria may make the choice daunting. 

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2014-12-05 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-bicycle-for-your-child/
Making Responsible Drivers and Keeping Teens Safe Behind the Wheel http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-responsible-drivers-and-keeping-teens-safe-behind-the-wheel/ Most teenagers look forward to learning how to drive and obtaining a driver's license. Even through all the excitement, it is crucial for teens to understand the importance of being safe on the roadway. October 19 through 25 was National Teen Driver Safety Week, which highlighted the need to make our young people responsible and safe drivers. 

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2014-12-04 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/making-responsible-drivers-and-keeping-teens-safe-behind-the-wheel/
Alcohol - How Much Is Too Much? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alcohol-how-much-is-too-much/ Before going to any party and partaking of alcoholic beverages, it is important to think about the question, How much is too much? Do you know how much drinking is too much for you?

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2014-12-03 05:06:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alcohol-how-much-is-too-much/
Nursing Home Abuse: When Should You Contact an Attorney? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-abuse-when-should-you-contact-an-attorney/ Nursing home abuse happens more often than many people realize. On a routine basis, Florida families and individuals throughout the country place their elderly loved ones in the care of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. However, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey have said that "nursing home neglect and abuse is becoming a serious problem in Florida."

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2014-12-02 09:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nursing-home-abuse-when-should-you-contact-an-attorney/
Xarelto: Drug Can Cause Dangerous Bleeding, Injury or Death http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/xarelto-drug-can-cause-dangerous-bleeding-injury-or-death/ Although all blood thinners have the risk of internal bleeding, it appears that the manufacturer of Xarelto has failed to adequately advise physicians that Xarelto can cause excessive bleeding problems, and that there is no approved FDA reversal agent. 

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2014-12-01 07:04:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/xarelto-drug-can-cause-dangerous-bleeding-injury-or-death/
What you should know before driving in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-should-know-before-driving-in-florida/ With the early winter and some areas getting as much as 6 feet of snow in one day, many people may be thinking of visiting, and possibly relocating to, Florida. States have different motor vehicle laws, and it is important to become familiar with a state's law before "crossing the border".

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2014-11-28 05:00:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-should-know-before-driving-in-florida/
NFPA Discourages Use of Certain Outdoor Turkey Fryers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nfpa-discourages-use-of-certain-outdoor-turkey-fryers/ With the holidays here, many families will search for different ways to spice up the standard food options. Some people will stick with the traditional oven-baked turkey; however, many families will choose to deep fry their birds using an outdoor turkey fryer. Deep-fried turkey is a long-time favorite for many, but it is imperative for cooks to know how to properly use an outdoor propane turkey fryer. 

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2014-11-26 04:32:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/nfpa-discourages-use-of-certain-outdoor-turkey-fryers/
CDC, FDA Say Certain Medications Can Make Driving Risky http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cdc-fda-say-certain-medications-can-make-driving-risky/ Driving on Florida roadways can be challenging, even for the best drivers. However, when you combine heavy traffic conditions with a driver who is under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medications, the results can be tragic. Randall Spivey and his team of Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys know that vehicle accidents of any kind can leave accident victims with "a lifetime of pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages." 

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2014-11-25 09:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/cdc-fda-say-certain-medications-can-make-driving-risky/
Using Turn Signals Is Not Optional http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/using-turn-signals-is-not-optional/ How often do we see drivers changing lanes? Many times a day if we are out on Florida's roadways, many times a day. When we see drivers change lanes, how often do we see them use signals? The answer is not often. Using turn signals is not optional in Florida. 

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2014-11-24 06:27:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/using-turn-signals-is-not-optional/
What you need to know before buying that toy? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-before-buying-that-toy/ The stores are decorated; the holiday music is playing, and the shelves are full of brightly colored toys, games and puzzles to delight any child. Television and other advertising is in full swing all looking for the attention of children. Advertisers want to be sure their products appear on children's shopping lists.  Being prepared with the right information and resources before shopping will make this holiday season a safer and happier one for everyone.

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2014-11-21 05:09:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-before-buying-that-toy/
Thanksgiving 2014 - Be Happy - Be Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-2014-be-happy-be-safe/ Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and festivities.  Unfortunately, those festivities may lead to tragedy. Already 106 people have died as the result of fatal vehicle crashes in Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties in the first 10.5 months of 2014, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. During the holiday period Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the accident rate is expected to increase.

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2014-11-20 17:40:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-2014-be-happy-be-safe/
Thanksgiving is Coming: Keep Your Trip as Safe as Possible http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-is-coming-keep-your-trip-as-safe-as-possible/ The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching and many families are finalizing their travel plans. Even with all the excitement of seeing loved ones, travelers are encouraged to keep a few safety tips in mind as they load their vehicles in preparation for the trip. 

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2014-11-20 09:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/thanksgiving-is-coming-keep-your-trip-as-safe-as-possible/
Vehicle Air Bags - The Basics http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-air-bags-the-basics/ What can deploy in less than 1/20th of a second?  Frontal air bags can. Side air bags deploy even faster because there is usually less space between the occupant and the force which strikes the vehicle such as another vehicle or a tree, according to Safercar.gov. 

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2014-11-19 05:15:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-air-bags-the-basics/
How the Updated Transient Foreign Substance Statute Might Affect Your Slip and Fall Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-the-updated-transient-foreign-substance-statute-might-affect-your-slip-and-fall-case/ We often hear of slip and fall incidents occurring at grocery stores or malls, but slip and falls, as well as trip and falls, can take place in a variety of locations, including area parks, sidewalks and even the homes of private individuals. Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has handled many cases in which individuals sustained serious injuries because of an accident that occurred on a business premises or private residence. 

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2014-11-18 11:08:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-the-updated-transient-foreign-substance-statute-might-affect-your-slip-and-fall-case/
New Study: In-flight Risks to Infants http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-study-in-flight-risks-to-infants/ Often when travelling by air the pilot, co-pilot or attendant makes the announcement that there is the potential of air turbulence. During the announcement specific instructions are given about remaining seated with seat belts fastened. However, there is no mention of the potential in-flight risks to infants in the laps of parents or guardians.  

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2014-11-17 05:02:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-study-in-flight-risks-to-infants/
Motorcycle Accidents: Expect the Unexpected http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-accidents-expect-the-unexpected/ A group of motorcyclists were out on a ride in Michigan on Sunday, August 10, when a dog suddenly ran into the road causing a motorcyclist to hit it, according to WNEM. Both the motorcyclist and the dog were killed as the result of the accident. 

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2014-11-14 05:00:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-accidents-expect-the-unexpected/
What Is A Homeowner's Duty To Warn Of Dangerous Conditions? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-homeowner-s-duty-to-warn-of-dangerous-conditions/ Many people are aware that business owners have some level of responsibility to warn of dangerous conditions, but do homeowners have a duty to warn of dangerous conditions? Fort Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know the owners of private property owe a duty to individuals on their property. However, the extent of that duty will depend on the status of the individual who is on the property.

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2014-11-13 12:14:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-a-homeowner-s-duty-to-warn-of-dangerous-conditions/
Does the FDA adequately review medical devices? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-the-fda-adequately-review-medical-devices/ Sara Murray of the Wall Street Journal reported in September that the majority of moderate-to-high-risk medical devices approved by the FDA lack publicly available scientific evidence to verify their safety and effectiveness despite requirements in the law.  

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2014-11-12 05:00:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-the-fda-adequately-review-medical-devices/
General Motors to Produce Sensors to Track Distracted Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/general-motors-to-produce-sensors-to-track-distracted-drivers/ Distracted driving has been a problem that lawmakers throughout the U.S. have been grappling with on an ongoing basis. Fort Myers personal injury attorneys, like Randall Spivey have seen how accidents caused by distracted drivers have changed the lives of not only the accident victims, but also their families.  

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2014-11-11 14:34:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/general-motors-to-produce-sensors-to-track-distracted-drivers/
Need to Choose a Nursing Home? Choose Carefully http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/need-to-choose-a-nursing-home-choose-carefully/ A grim reminder of nursing home abuse was in the news last week. The Orlando Sentinel reported on October 30, 2014 about the nursing home abuse of a Winter Haven, Florida Alzheimer's patient. The Winter Haven police reported that when a son saw bruises on his father, he set up a hidden camera.

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2014-11-10 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/need-to-choose-a-nursing-home-choose-carefully/
Defective Airbags Spark Warning to 4.7 Million Vehicle Owners http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-airbags-spark-warning-to-4-7-million-vehicle-owners/ Yet another warning has been issued to vehicle owners throughout the United States. This time, the warning concerns defective airbags. Federal auto safety regulators recently advised the owners of almost five million vehicles with airbags made by the Takata Corporation to "act immediately" to get them repaired, as they have been shown to be defective.

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2014-11-07 10:23:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-airbags-spark-warning-to-4-7-million-vehicle-owners/
Soccer - The Next Sport With Helmets? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/soccer-the-next-sport-with-helmets/ Everyone knows when playing football, players wear helmets. Will soccer be next?  In his front page article in the Fort Myers News-Press on Sunday October 26,  "Lasting Impact - Soccer latest sport tackling the concussion issue", journalist Seth Soffian reports on the issue and cites the case of Nate Ingham.

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2014-11-07 05:00:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/soccer-the-next-sport-with-helmets/
What Are Your Legal Rights If You Are Hurt While Vacationing In Florida? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-your-legal-rights-if-you-are-hurt-while-vacationing-in-florida/ Many individuals in search of "fun in the sun" choose Florida as a vacation destination. In fact, the tourism industry makes up a large part of the state's economy. Every year, Floridians welcome thousands of vacationers and individuals who choose to call Florida home for a portion of the year. 

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2014-11-06 05:00:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-your-legal-rights-if-you-are-hurt-while-vacationing-in-florida/
Are There Better Ways to Teach Teens to Drive? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-better-ways-to-teach-teens-to-drive/ A 2014 study by the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia conducted by Dennis Durban, co-scientific director found that "teens have a lot to learn when they start driving solo."

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2014-11-05 05:00:51 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-better-ways-to-teach-teens-to-drive/
Riders' Safety Threatened By Long Hours Of Carnival Workers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/riders-safety-threatened-by-long-hours-of-carnival-workers/ Fairs and carnivals are a part of the culture of many cities and towns throughout Florida and the United States. Some carnivals stay in town for a weekend or two, while others may stay for a few months. Along with hotdogs and cotton candy, carnivals and fairs often include various games and rides, such as ferris wheels and roller coasters. 

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2014-11-04 08:36:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/riders-safety-threatened-by-long-hours-of-carnival-workers/
50% of Children Did Not Have Seat Belts http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/50-of-children-did-not-have-seat-belts/ As reported on the NBC Today show, Thursday, October, 23, the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, Department of Fire Rescue, along with Jeff Rossen, of Rossen Reports, conducted seat-belt checks outside a local elementary school. The results may be surprising. 50 percent of the cars stopped had children not properly restrained in seat belts.  

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2014-11-03 05:00:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/50-of-children-did-not-have-seat-belts/
Safe Driving at Florida's Intersections http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driving-at-florida-s-intersections/ Red-light violations contribute substantially to the millions of intersection collisions that occur nationally each year.

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2014-10-31 05:00:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driving-at-florida-s-intersections/
Auto Accidents: The Dangers Of Rubbernecking http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-the-dangers-of-rubbernecking/ Driving on Florida roadways can be challenging. Accidents occur on a daily basis throughout the state, and the reasons for those accidents vary. In recent years, there has been an increased focus placed on distracted driving, especially with respect to cell phone usage and texting. 

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2014-10-30 05:32:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-the-dangers-of-rubbernecking/
Unsecured Cargo Causes Fatal Motorcycle Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unsecured-cargo-causes-fatal-motorcycle-accident/ Police reports, according to NBC-2, say that on Friday, October 10, a pickup truck with an unsecured piece of wood in the truck's bed caused an accident resulting in the death of a motorcycle rider. The report further said that the wood fell out of the truck, and the truck driver slammed on her brakes. A motorcycle driver never had a chance to react before crashing into the truck. The truck driver was cited with improper driving with an unsecured load.

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2014-10-29 05:00:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unsecured-cargo-causes-fatal-motorcycle-accident/
Warnings Issued: Check Your Vehicle for Airbag Recalls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/warnings-issued-check-your-vehicle-for-airbag-recalls/ Media reports that there are now up to 30 million vehicles involved. At the present time only airbags of vehicles registered in warm-climate states and territories, such as Florida, are being addressed.

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2014-10-28 05:01:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/warnings-issued-check-your-vehicle-for-airbag-recalls/
Falls Are A Big Problem for Seniors http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/falls-are-a-big-problem-for-seniors/ At least once a year, one third of seniors who live at home will fall.  Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States and the seventh leading cause of death in people 65 and older.

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2014-10-27 05:02:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/falls-are-a-big-problem-for-seniors/
Are our Children Playing on Potentially Toxic Surfaces? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-our-children-playing-on-potentially-toxic-surfaces/ Investigators have been unable to find agreement on whether the crumb rubber turf affects adversely young athletes or whether turf made from recycled tires has been tested sufficiently.

 

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2014-10-24 05:00:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-our-children-playing-on-potentially-toxic-surfaces/
Exculpatory Clauses: Some Liability Waivers Put Consumers At Risk http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/exculpatory-clauses-some-liability-waivers-put-consumers-at-risk/ Regardless of whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old, a trip to an amusement park is typically a fun and exciting adventure for both kids and adults. But as your Ft. Myers personal injury attorney knows, many adults may not realize that there are certain risks associated with partaking in some of the activities that are offered to guests within the park. One young man found that out the hard way while attending an event at Disney World back in 2006.

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2014-10-23 11:01:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/exculpatory-clauses-some-liability-waivers-put-consumers-at-risk/
Selecting A Tour Bus Company Raises Concerns http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/selecting-a-tour-bus-company-raises-concerns/ Bus accidents can be very dangerous forms of motor vehicle collisions by virtue of the bus size and the large number of occupants. Passengers who have been injured in a bus crash have a number of legal options available to them, but pursuing a personal injury claim after a bus accident may be very different from being injured in an ordinary car accident because of the unique laws that apply to buses.

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2014-10-22 05:00:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/selecting-a-tour-bus-company-raises-concerns/
Halloween 2014 Safety Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/halloween-2014-safety-tips/ Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for their guests, themselves and especially their children. Using safety tips and some common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season, keeping it as enjoyable for your children as it is for you. 

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2014-10-20 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/halloween-2014-safety-tips/
Is There a Solution to Completely Control in-Vehicle Texting? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-there-a-solution-to-completely-control-in-vehicle-texting/ The skill of driving requires full attention in order to safely control the vehicle and to respond to quickly-changing events that may happen around the driver. Texting takes the driver's eyes off the road (visual), mind off the road (cognitive) and hands off the steering wheel (manual).

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2014-10-17 05:00:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-there-a-solution-to-completely-control-in-vehicle-texting/
Every 20 Seconds a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Occurs in the U.S. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/every-20-seconds-a-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-occurs-in-the-u-s/ Playing college football can cause serious injury including traumatic brain injuries. On September 27, 2014, the Michigan State University Quarterback, had to be helped off the field by teammates after being severely hit in the head during the fourth quarter of a game against the University of Minnesota. 

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2014-10-15 05:00:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/every-20-seconds-a-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-occurs-in-the-u-s/
Florida's Parasailing Law Takes Effect http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-parasailing-law-takes-effect/ Kathleen Miskell died in 2012 when her parasail harness broke, and she fell 200 feet into the Atlantic. In 2007, Amber White and her sister lost their lives when their parasail rope broke.  Both of these accidents led to the White-Miskell Act which was passed by the Florida Legislature and went into effect on October 1, 2014.

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2014-10-13 05:25:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-parasailing-law-takes-effect/
How to Drive Safely with Low Vision http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-drive-safely-with-low-vision/ Many driving-related injuries have been associated with visual problems. Contact lenses or glasses compensate for imperfect vision, up to a point.

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2014-10-10 05:00:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-drive-safely-with-low-vision/
When Buying A Vehicle, Think Safety! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-buying-a-vehicle-think-safety/ Getting a new vehicle means more than just thinking about the make, model, and color. Now it means: "Think Safety". 

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2014-10-08 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-buying-a-vehicle-think-safety/
Boating Dangers Rise on Weekends in SW Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-dangers-rise-on-weekends-in-sw-florida/ Florida is a boater’s paradise with its miles of coastline and many waterways.  In season, Florida leads the country with almost 900,000 registered boaters. Unfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in boating accidents and deaths.

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2014-10-06 05:05:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-dangers-rise-on-weekends-in-sw-florida/
Southwest Florida Has An Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/southwest-florida-has-an-epidemic-of-preventable-pedestrian-accidents/ The headlines say it all.  Southwest Florida is having an epidemic of preventable pedestrian accidents involving injuries and deaths.

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2014-10-03 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/southwest-florida-has-an-epidemic-of-preventable-pedestrian-accidents/
Sensing trouble with your vehicle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sensing-trouble-with-your-vehicle/ When your vehicle starts creating abnormal sounds, smells, and fluid leaks start investigating the issue sooner rather than letting the condition worsen.  Waiting will only lead to dangerous driving where you may lose steering control and the ability to brake your vehicle safely.

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2014-10-01 05:00:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sensing-trouble-with-your-vehicle/
Trampoline Parks - Are They Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trampoline-parks-are-they-safe/ Even though trampoline parks continue to become popular and are now within driving distance of many Americans, there still are no federal standards regarding the industry, according to NBC News Reporter Hallie Jackson on the Today show segment, How Safe Are Trampoline Parks For Your Kids? which aired September 17, 2014.

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2014-09-29 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trampoline-parks-are-they-safe/
Over-the-Counter Drugs and Private Plane Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/over-the-counter-drugs-and-private-plane-accidents/ Close to one out of four general aviation pilots who died in plane accidents between 2008 and 2012 tested positive for at least one drug which potentially could impair performance in the cockpit. This was the result of the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) study which was released earlier this month, September 2014.  

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2014-09-26 05:00:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/over-the-counter-drugs-and-private-plane-accidents/
The rock's mother goes home after being hit by drunk driver http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-rock-s-mother-goes-home-after-being-hit-by-drunk-driver/ Motor vehicle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from a driver simply not paying attention to the roadway to a driver being intoxicated while operating the motor vehicle. Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey has seen through the many clients that he's represented the horrible effects that a drunk driving accident can have on both the victims and their loved ones. 

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2014-09-25 20:15:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-rock-s-mother-goes-home-after-being-hit-by-drunk-driver/
Prevent Drownings & Near Drownings http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-drownings-near-drownings/ Childhood drownings are tragic.  The Red Cross reports that over two hundred young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. "Near" drownings may be just as tragic.

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2014-09-24 05:00:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-drownings-near-drownings/
Attorney Tricia Spivey Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-tricia-spivey-celebrates-20-year-anniversary/ On September 23, 2014, Attorney Tricia A. Spivey celebrates 20 years of being admitted to practice law in Florida.  “I am proud to be a part of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., and to be able to work to help accident victims and their families after devastating accidents,” said Tricia Spivey, “It is an honor to be able to work alongside my husband, Randall Spivey, to help people.”

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2014-09-23 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-tricia-spivey-celebrates-20-year-anniversary/
Actress and Singer Injured in Golf Cart Accident - Safety Reminder http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/actress-and-singer-injured-in-golf-cart-accident-safety-reminder/ NBC News reported Friday, September 12, that Actress and Singer Pia Zorda, a member of the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof, was seriously injured with head injuries and a broken ankle in a golf cart accident in Las Vegas, Nevada. This accident should remind all of us to review regulations and safety precautions when driving golf carts.

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2014-09-22 05:11:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/actress-and-singer-injured-in-golf-cart-accident-safety-reminder/
Senators Urge FDA To Get More Power Morcellators Pulled From The Market http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/senators-urge-fda-to-get-more-power-morcellators-pulled-from-the-market/ Most Ft. Myers personal injury lawyers, like Randall Spivey, know that individuals sustain serious injuries or even die "as a result of unwittingly using defective medical products and devices, most of which are recommended or prescribed by their physicians and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)." Recently, some U.S. senators asked the FDA to reach out to the manufacturers of power morcellators in an effort to get them to take those devices off the market due to the risk of them spreading undetected uterine cancer in women. 

 

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2014-09-20 20:13:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/senators-urge-fda-to-get-more-power-morcellators-pulled-from-the-market/
Dump Trucks Look Heavy & They Are Heavy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dump-trucks-look-heavy-they-are-heavy/ NBC-2 News  reported September 4, 2014 that the Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on overweight dump trucks which weigh more than the legal limit. Florida law does regulate both the size and the weight of each truck and its load.  

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2014-09-19 05:00:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dump-trucks-look-heavy-they-are-heavy/
Florida Attorney Killed In Boating Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-attorney-killed-in-boating-accident/ With all the great weather that Florida has to offer both residents and tourists, it should come as no surprise that many people look for reasons to take to the water and enjoy the waves as much as possible. 

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2014-09-18 19:59:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-attorney-killed-in-boating-accident/
Why Some Drivers Do Not Get Out of the Way for Emergency Vehicles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-some-drivers-do-not-get-out-of-the-way-for-emergency-vehicles/ Tom Costello, of  NBC News, reported September 3, 2014, in "Why Some Drivers Don't Get Out of the Way for Emergency Vehicles", that when every second counts some motorists do not get out of the way. With modern technology, more emergency vehicles may be sent to emergency situations, meaning that drivers need to be alert. Where there is one emergency vehicle, there could be more emergency vehicles. According to the report, a patient's chances of surviving drop 10 percent with every minute that passes.

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2014-09-17 05:00:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-some-drivers-do-not-get-out-of-the-way-for-emergency-vehicles/
Pedestrian Gets Hit By Vehicle, Driver Leaves Scene http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-gets-hit-by-vehicle-driver-leaves-scene/ Hit-and-run accidents are a serious problem throughout the United States, and as your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer knows, they occur quite frequently in Florida. In fact, a recent news story tells of an accident involving a pedestrian in the city of Lakeland. 

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2014-09-16 19:54:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-gets-hit-by-vehicle-driver-leaves-scene/
Buying The Right Tires Could Save Lives http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buying-the-right-tires-could-save-lives/ The thought of replacing tires on the car is not something most people look forward to, but doing so could save the lives of the driver and others.  Tires are a vehicle’s most important safety feature. When steering, braking or using the gas pedal, the actions are transmitted to the road through the tires.

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2014-09-15 05:00:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buying-the-right-tires-could-save-lives/
Bicyclist Critically Injured After Hit-And-Run Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicyclist-critically-injured-after-hit-and-run-crash/ Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are a part of daily life, not only in the state of Florida, but all throughout the rest of the country. Fort Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey know that, although bike riders have just as many rights to travel on the roadways as motor vehicles, some vehicle operators still fail to take the proper precautions necessary to help ensure that accidents are avoided. A recent news story serves as a reminder of the issue, and it also highlights another issue--hit-and-run crashes.

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2014-09-14 20:01:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicyclist-critically-injured-after-hit-and-run-crash/
Are There Chemical Hazards In Your Home That Could Injure a Child? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-chemical-hazards-in-your-home-that-could-injure-a-child/ As a Florida Child Injuries Attorney, it is important to me and my firm that everyone is aware of the chemical hazards in the home which can cause injury not only to children, but also to the entire family. Many of these accidents can be prevented.  We are providing the following information from not only environmental action groups but also WebMD in an effort to provide helpful information to avoid tragedies.

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2014-09-12 05:00:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-there-chemical-hazards-in-your-home-that-could-injure-a-child/
Can Cargo Tank Rollovers Be Prevented? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-cargo-tank-rollovers-be-prevented/ Cargo tank trucks are used in transporting essential hazardous materials such as gasoline, gases, chemicals and non-hazardous materials like milk, cement and water.  They are usually longer, heavier and require more driving skill than single vehicles.  When a cargo tank truck rollover accident occurs, it not only can result in fatalities and/or injuries, but especially in urban areas, can result in roadway damage and traffic delays.  When combustible and/or hazardous cargo are involved, the losses are even greater.  

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2014-09-10 05:00:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-cargo-tank-rollovers-be-prevented/
The Story Behind Drunk Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-story-behind-drunk-driving/ MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) reported that in the United States, in 2012, 10,233 died in drunk driving crashes, one every 51 minutes, and 290,000 were injured.  These are the statistics; here is one of the many stories of how driving drunk affected a family in the Miami area: At the Miami chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Bree Ann Camacho shared her story of losing her younger, 13-year-old sister, Kaely in April 2012 when a drunk driver who was speeding slammed into her family's minivan. 

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2014-09-08 05:00:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-story-behind-drunk-driving/
ATVs - A Safety Wake-Up Call? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-a-safety-wake-up-call/ In June 2014 Amy Van Dyken, six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident.  The local police department said that the ATV she was driving hit a restaurant parking lot curb and sent her over a drop-off of between five to seven feet.

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2014-09-05 05:00:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-a-safety-wake-up-call/
Drink? Do Not Drive http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drink-do-not-drive/ Between Monday, August 4 and Sunday, August 10, 2014, just six days, seventeen people in Lee County were arrested for DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office .

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2014-09-03 05:20:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drink-do-not-drive/
GM SUVs Could Catch Fire http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gm-suvs-could-catch-fire/ We, at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., are concerned about the public's safety and feel it is important, and our duty, to alert consumers of the potential danger related to 7.6 million General Motors' SUVs model years 2006 and 2007 as these vehicles may 'catch fire when left unattended'.

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2014-09-02 05:00:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gm-suvs-could-catch-fire/
The Issues Surrounding The Transvaginal Mesh http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-issues-surrounding-the-transvaginal-mesh/ There have been numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of millions of women all around the country against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) and mesh sling devices. Many women who have experienced issues with their pelvic organs have made the decision to be implanted with a TVM or mesh sling in an effort to help fix stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. 

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2014-09-01 18:41:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-issues-surrounding-the-transvaginal-mesh/
The FDA Warns About The Side Effects Of Benicar http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-fda-warns-about-the-side-effects-of-benicar/ Millions of people deal with issues related to high blood pressure/hypertension on a routine basis. Some individuals are able to control their blood pressure by changing their diets and making other lifestyle changes, while others need the assistance of certain medications.

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2014-08-30 18:40:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-fda-warns-about-the-side-effects-of-benicar/
What Do Crash Result Tests Mean and Why Are They Important http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-crash-result-tests-mean-and-why-are-they-important/ In looking for a new or used vehicle, there is more to consider than what is on the manufacturer's window sticker or even the color of the vehicle. 

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2014-08-29 05:00:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-crash-result-tests-mean-and-why-are-they-important/
Hip Replacement Recalls: Are You Entitled To Compensation? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hip-replacement-recalls-are-you-entitled-to-compensation/ In recent years, the issues and problems surrounding hip replacements have been highlighted by various media outlets in Florida and all throughout the country. Unfortunately, more and more patients have experienced problems after their hip replacement surgeries--so much so that many manufacturers have issued recalls for some of their hip components. Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey notes that individuals who have experienced problems with their hip implants may be entitled to compensation.

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2014-08-28 18:38:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hip-replacement-recalls-are-you-entitled-to-compensation/
Labor Day Weekend - Take It Easy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-weekend-take-it-easy/ Labor Day Weekend is here!  According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), this year the weekend is a five-day weekend - Thursday, August 28 through Monday, September 1 which is longer than in years past. Many consider this the "last hurrah" of summer as young people return to school, many businesses close for the long weekend, and everyone looks forward to having a good time and "taking it easy". Taking it easy means more than just relaxing.  It means being careful when travelling on the road and when enjoying the holiday on the water.

 

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2014-08-26 10:05:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/labor-day-weekend-take-it-easy/
Florida Football and Heat Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-football-and-heat-injuries/ On Wednesday, August 13, 2014 a 14-year-old boy died while playing football in Clay County Florida. The Clay County Sheriff's office reported that the boy was attending start-of-the-season camp at Camp Blanding when he became ill on the field. The Coach, when calling 9-1-1, reported the emergency as a "heat injury".This is a wake-up call to all of us.

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2014-08-25 05:00:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-football-and-heat-injuries/
Florida Highway Patrol Focuses On Aggressive Driving And Reducing Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-highway-patrol-focuses-on-aggressive-driving-and-reducing-crashes/ According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving is when" individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." Driving faster than the posted speed limit, disobeying traffic control devices and recklessly making lane changes or passing other motorists might all be considered acts of aggressive driving. Additionally, your Fort Myers personal injury attorney knows that failing to slow down or stop in school crossing zones, tailgating and failing to pull over or stop for emergency vehicles can also be deemed acts of aggressive driving.

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2014-08-22 16:36:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-highway-patrol-focuses-on-aggressive-driving-and-reducing-crashes/
School Zones - Watch Out for Back-to-Schoolers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/school-zones-watch-out-for-back-to-schoolers/ August is back-to-school time for approximately 145 thousand students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties (85 thousand - Lee County, 42.7 thousand - Collier County, and 16.9 thousand - Charlotte County, as reported by the county school boards).  In Charlotte County alone, 89 school buses transport 8 thousand students every day, equating to 1.8 million miles travelled per year.

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2014-08-21 05:00:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/school-zones-watch-out-for-back-to-schoolers/
School Bus Accidents - Do You Know The Rules For Driving When School Buses Are Present? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/school-bus-accidents-do-you-know-the-rules-for-driving-when-school-buses-are-present/ The American School Bus Council says that "School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury." They have flashing red lights, cross-view mirrors, reinforced sides, bright color, and stop sign arms.  All the safety measures in the world cannot protect students on school buses if drivers do not follow their state's driving laws as they pertain to driving around school buses.

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2014-08-19 05:29:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/school-bus-accidents-do-you-know-the-rules-for-driving-when-school-buses-are-present/
The Importance of Good Sight and Hearing When Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-importance-of-good-sight-and-hearing-when-driving/ When drivers get behind the wheel, they are not only driving to protect themselves, but also to protect those driving and walking around them. Anyone getting into a vehicle and turning on the ignition has a tremendous responsibility.  The lives of the driver, passengers, pedestrians and other motorists are in a heighten state of vulnerability. Careful driving requires engagement of visual and auditory senses to make informed, often very quick decisions to navigate safely.  

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2014-08-18 05:00:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-importance-of-good-sight-and-hearing-when-driving/
Drug Recalls - Is your medicine safe to use? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drug-recalls-is-your-medicine-safe-to-use/ Do the benefits of taking the prescription outweigh the risks for the population the drug is intended to treat and for its intended use?  This is the question that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asks when it is determining whether a drug is "safe"; whether it should be approved, or whether it should be recalled. 

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2014-08-15 05:01:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drug-recalls-is-your-medicine-safe-to-use/
Auto Accidents Caused By Flying Rocks And Debris: What Should You Do Afterwards? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-caused-by-flying-rocks-and-debris-what-should-you-do-afterwards/ Motor vehicle accidents can occur for any number of reasons. Distractions, recklessness, even fatigue can play a part in a collision between two vehicles. However, as many Fort Myers personal injury lawyers know, single-car accidents also take place on Florida roadways. One of the more common reasons for a single-car accident relates to debris that lands in the roadway, such as flying and/or falling rocks, debris from uncovered dump trucks or loose mufflers from vehicles.

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2014-08-14 16:38:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/auto-accidents-caused-by-flying-rocks-and-debris-what-should-you-do-afterwards/
When Is It Safe To Pass Another Vehicle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-is-it-safe-to-pass-another-vehicle/ Safe lane changes are a vital skill for all drivers. Many serious accidents occur when drivers switch lanes without regard to other traffic or road conditions. Over 200 thousand traffic crashes occur in Florida each year, an average of 625 per day.

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2014-08-13 05:00:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-is-it-safe-to-pass-another-vehicle/
Drowsy Driving: The Unfortunate Statistics http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-the-unfortunate-statistics/ Each year, fatigued or drowsy driving leads to numerous automobile accidents throughout Florida and all over the country. Due to the seriousness of the matter, Florida lawmakers chose the first week of September to increase drivers' awareness regarding drowsy driving by specifically marking it as "Drowsy Driving Prevention Week," which is observed on a yearly basis. Sadly, Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey has worked with many victims and their families who have had to deal with the after-effects of accident damages and injuries stemming from incidents that took place with drowsy drivers.

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2014-08-12 16:39:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-the-unfortunate-statistics/
Are U.S. University & College Campuses Doing Enough To Stop Sexual Assaults? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-u-s-university-college-campuses-doing-enough-to-stop-sexual-assaults/ Are U.S. university and college campuses doing enough to stop sexual assaults? There are some in the United States Senate who say, "No".

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2014-08-11 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-u-s-university-college-campuses-doing-enough-to-stop-sexual-assaults/
Extreme Heat May Take A Toll On More Than A Vehicle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/extreme-heat-may-take-a-toll-on-more-than-a-vehicle/ It is a known fact that in the summertime Florida tends to be humid and hot. Sometimes, though, it is more than the weather that is hot.  According to state highway safety rankings listed in April 2014, Lee County ranks among the worst in the state for aggressive driving fatalities and injury crashes. 

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2014-08-08 05:00:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/extreme-heat-may-take-a-toll-on-more-than-a-vehicle/
Share The Road - Motorcycles May Be Present http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/share-the-road-motorcycles-may-be-present/ Motorcycle riding is an activity enjoyed by many as a pastime.  For others, it is the only means of transportation.  Whether you are a weekend or vacation motorcyclist, a full-time motorcycle rider, or a motorist, knowing how to share the road will make the difference between a safe enjoyable experience and a potentially dangerous one ending up with a trip to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries, or even death.

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2014-08-06 05:00:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/share-the-road-motorcycles-may-be-present/
Work Zone Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/work-zone-accidents/ As many of us head out on, or return from, vacation using our motor vehicles for transportation, it is important that we be aware of the work zone areas we may encounter on our way. Motorists travelling on the national highway system can expect to encounter roadway work zones, on average, every 100 miles traveled, according to  the North Carolina Department of Transportation Work Zone Safety Program Safety Fact Sheet.

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2014-08-04 05:00:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/work-zone-accidents/
What Are The Leading Causes of Unintentional Death http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-leading-causes-of-unintentional-death/ The National Safety Council (NSC) says that every four minutes someone in the United States dies from an unintentional injury. That represents 120,000 people a year. NSC further says that sixty-seven percent of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. are due to unintentional causes, compared to just nine percent for homicide.

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2014-08-01 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-the-leading-causes-of-unintentional-death/
Keeping Florida Drivers Safe: Guardrail Safety Investigation http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keeping-florida-drivers-safe-guardrail-safety-investigation/ Automobile accidents occur on a routine basis all throughout the state of Florida and across the nation. The reasons for those accidents vary, but there's one thing that remains the same--the injuries that can occur from such accidents can be life changing. Fort Myers personal injury lawyers, such as Randall Spivey and his team, are all too familiar with the devastation that families often experience after their loved ones have been hurt or killed during an automobile crash.

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2014-07-31 08:06:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keeping-florida-drivers-safe-guardrail-safety-investigation/
What You Need To Know About Head-on Collisions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-head-on-collisions/ Wrong-way crashes, which, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), account for about 3% of accidents, are much more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries than other types of highway crashes. 

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2014-07-30 05:00:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-head-on-collisions/
Bicyclist Safety: Every Bicyclist Counts http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicyclist-safety-every-bicyclist-counts/ Traveling Florida roadways by vehicle is often a tricky task all on its own. However, if you are a bicyclist, riding on the roads can be quite dangerous. Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that bike riders have a right to be on the road just like motor vehicles; however, not all automobile drivers know how to properly share the roadways with bicyclists by giving them enough room and taking special precautions when traveling. That said, Florida lawmakers are constantly on a mission to make bike riders as safe as possible while on the road.

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2014-07-29 09:46:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicyclist-safety-every-bicyclist-counts/
Used Cars for Teens - Think Twice http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/used-cars-for-teens-think-twice/ Your teen is getting his/her license and, of course, wants a car.  Owning a car can represent a "rite of passage" and freedom.  Teens may also feel that the kind of car, or vehicle, they drive  may also say something about them, helps them make a statement with friends. However, before buying your teen a vehicle, think twice. There are safe vehicles, and unsafe vehicles.

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2014-07-28 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/used-cars-for-teens-think-twice/
When Lightning Is Near, What Do You Do? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-lightning-is-near-what-do-you-do/ Florida is recognized as the "lightning capital" with more lightning strikes than any other state.  According to the National AG Safety Database (NASD), Florida averages more than ten deaths and thirty injuries from lightning per year. 

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2014-07-25 05:20:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-lightning-is-near-what-do-you-do/
Florida's move over law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-move-over-law/ Florida, along with many other states, has what is commonly referred to as a "Move Over" law. Many drivers are aware of the fact that when they hear and/or see an oncoming emergency vehicle on the roadway, they need to get out of the way of that vehicle by moving over as soon as possible. However, some drivers may not be aware of the law concerning what to do with respect to emergency vehicles that are already pulled over on the side of the road. 

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2014-07-24 09:45:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-s-move-over-law/
New Recommended Rear Guards for Semi Trucks Can Improve Florida Driver Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-recommended-rear-guards-for-semi-trucks-can-improve-florida-driver-safety/ Driver and passenger safety is always of utmost importance. Every day Interstate 75 which runs north/south through Southwest Florida, carries a lot of traffic.  This traffic often includes, fast moving, semi-trucks.

 

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2014-07-23 05:29:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-recommended-rear-guards-for-semi-trucks-can-improve-florida-driver-safety/
Summertime Brings About A Spike In Accidents Involving Teen Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summertime-brings-about-a-spike-in-accidents-involving-teen-drivers/ The summer season is typically a time when people choose to make plans for vacations, primarily because the kids are out of school and the entire family can actually go somewhere together without having to rush back for classes. However, Fort Myers personal injury lawyers know that the fact that teens are out of school during the summer might be a double-edged sword because summertime also tends to bring about an increase in teen driver accidents. 

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2014-07-22 13:52:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summertime-brings-about-a-spike-in-accidents-involving-teen-drivers/
Motorcycle & Motorcycle Part Defects Can Cause Serious Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-motorcycle-part-defects-can-cause-serious-accidents/ A defective part on a motorcycle can be particularly dangerous and may not be apparent until it is too late.  Devastating collisions may be caused by defective parts which may go unnoticed.

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2014-07-21 05:08:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-motorcycle-part-defects-can-cause-serious-accidents/
Driving Emergency Tip: What Drivers Should Have in Vehicles At All Times http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-emergency-tip-what-drivers-should-have-in-vehicles-at-all-times/ Drivers never know when emergencies may happen while on the road.  Unforeseen events may require special equipment or supplies which may not be readily available. What if the vehicle does break down; what if the engine stalls; what if the vehicle experiences a blown tire? When planning vacations, or any road trips, drivers need to prepare for the unexpected.

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2014-07-18 05:10:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-emergency-tip-what-drivers-should-have-in-vehicles-at-all-times/
Recent Jet-Ski Accident Highlights The Need For Water Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-jet-ski-accident-highlights-the-need-for-water-safety/ Hundreds, if not thousands of people take to the waves every day throughout the state of Florida and many other states across the nation. Some individuals choose to enjoy the water while relaxing on a large cruise ship, while others choose to get more up-close and personal with the water on personal watercrafts, like wave runners and jet skis.  Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that individuals who ride jet skis and wave runners sometimes get into accidents, and those accidents can lead to "catastrophic injuries and even death." That said, a recent jet ski accident that took place in Lake County has highlighted the need for individuals to keep water safety in mind at all times.

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2014-07-17 13:51:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recent-jet-ski-accident-highlights-the-need-for-water-safety/
Safe Driving - Tracking Teen Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driving-tracking-teen-drivers/ As vehicle accidents are the No. 1 cause of teen deaths, many parents are concerned when their teens take to the roads.  This concern may be alleviated by vehicle tracking devices.  The best time to make an agreement with teens regarding monitoring devices is when they first get their drivers licenses or first cars.

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2014-07-16 05:03:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driving-tracking-teen-drivers/
Tracy Morgan Accident Highlights Issues Surrounding Long-Haul Trucker Fatigue http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tracy-morgan-accident-highlights-issues-surrounding-long-haul-trucker-fatigue/ The recent accident involving a Wal-Mart trucker and several motor vehicles, including one that was carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, has once again placed commercial truck drivers in the public eye. Some commercial drivers only drive locally and are not expected to leave their immediate areas for days at a time. However, there are many truckers who drive long distances and travel across the country making deliveries. Such drivers are often referred to as "long-haul" drivers; but, as Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you, making that long haul has proven to be very dangerous, not only for the truckers, but also for the other drivers with whom they share the road.

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2014-07-15 13:49:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tracy-morgan-accident-highlights-issues-surrounding-long-haul-trucker-fatigue/
What One Needs To Know About 9-1-1 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-one-needs-to-know-about-9-1-1/ Knowing the difference between "emergency" and "non-emergency" is important in saving lives. According to the Charlotte County 9-1-1, Lifeline for Emergencies, emergencies are situations that pose an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment. 

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2014-07-14 05:00:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-one-needs-to-know-about-9-1-1/
Preventable Pedestrian Fatalities - Lee County Rate Higher Than National Average http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventable-pedestrian-fatalities-lee-county-rate-higher-than-national-average/ In a decade-long study of preventable pedestrian deaths in the U.S., four Florida metro areas were designated as the most dangerous in the country: Orlando-Kissimmee, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale came in at the top of the list of the 52 largest metro areas in the country.

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2014-07-11 05:15:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventable-pedestrian-fatalities-lee-county-rate-higher-than-national-average/
Defective Air Bags Can Explode In Florida's Hot/Humid Weather http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-air-bags-can-explode-in-florida-s-hot-humid-weather/ The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, June 24, 2014 that Toyota Motor Corp, BMW AG, Chrysler Group LLC and Ford Motor Company, in addition to Honda, Mazda and Nissan, were going to conduct recalls in Florida and Puerto Rico on vehicles which are equipped with Takata air bags.  They will also be targeting the southern states and territories which have hot, humid weather.

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2014-07-07 05:33:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-air-bags-can-explode-in-florida-s-hot-humid-weather/
How to Host a Safe and Successful Summer Cookout http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-host-a-safe-and-successful-summer-cookout/ Summer is here, and with it returns the popular summer cookout. Backyard barbecues are a popular and fun way to spend a summer afternoon or evening with good friends and family. Unfortunately, Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has represented many families who have experienced the dangers involved in grilling.

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2014-07-05 13:30:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-host-a-safe-and-successful-summer-cookout/
Make Your Beach Trips Fun and Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-your-beach-trips-fun-and-safe/ For the native and tourist alike, time spent at the beach can be some of the most fun and relaxing time we enjoy all year. But beaches have many dangers that are not always readily apparent, and which could spoil a vacation and lead to serious injury.  

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2014-07-04 08:14:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-your-beach-trips-fun-and-safe/
The Dangers of Speeding http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-speeding/ Over 30 percent of all fatal crashes are estimated to be speeding-related crashes. Speeding is defined as exceeding the speed limit, or driving too fast for the road's conditions. Speeding kills an average of 1,000 Americans every month, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which estimates the cost of speed-related crashes to society to be more than $40 billion each year.  

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2014-07-03 05:07:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-speeding/
Preparing Your Child for College Part Two:  What they need to know about binge drinking http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preparing-your-child-for-college-part-two-what-they-need-to-know-about-binge-drinking/ In Part One of the series "Preparing Your Child for College," Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. looked at the issue of sexual assaults on college campuses and how to protect college students from this terrible national epidemic. In Part Two, your Fort Myers personal injury lawyers discuss the disturbing and increasingly common behavior of binge drinking and the terrible consequences it can lead to if not addressed.

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2014-07-02 04:47:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preparing-your-child-for-college-part-two-what-they-need-to-know-about-binge-drinking/
July 4th- Keep It Safe http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/july-4th-keep-it-safe/ July 4, 2014 is the 237th birthday of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Americans love to celebrate birthdays and especially, the Fourth of July.  We join family and friends in celebrating with food and fireworks. Some 42 million Americans are expected to travel by vehicle 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day weekend. Statistically, July 4 is the most dangerous driving day of the year in the United States. 

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2014-07-01 05:00:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/july-4th-keep-it-safe/
Summer Domestic and International Travel: How to prepare and what to do if tragedy strikes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-domestic-and-international-travel-how-to-prepare-and-what-to-do-if-tragedy-strikes/ School is ending; summer is beginning...and that means the travel season is upon us! Whether you are planning a few long weekends to domestic destinations, or a few weeks of sightseeing through various international locations, making proper preparations for your trip and knowing what to do if the unexpected happens will keep you safe and give you peace of mind. At Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., we want our clients to enjoy their travel, and we provide the following information on how to plan your vacation.

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2014-06-30 04:36:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/summer-domestic-and-international-travel-how-to-prepare-and-what-to-do-if-tragedy-strikes/
The Hidden Hazards In The Home http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-hidden-hazards-in-the-home/ To bring attention to safety issues, the National Safety Council (NSC) has named its 2014 June Safety Month Campaign, 'Safety: It Takes All Of Us'. We are devoting this blog to review the hidden hazards in the home.

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2014-06-27 04:59:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-hidden-hazards-in-the-home/
Graduation Parties That Get Out of Hand http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/graduation-parties-that-get-out-of-hand/ Just hours after graduating from high school in Cartersville, Georgia on May 24, 2014, eighteen year old Chance Werner was dead reported CBS News. He had been celebrating the milestone with friends at a lake by playing a game. The game involved sitting in a shopping cart, tying the cart to a pole, and then pushing it all the way down a dock to the water. 

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2014-06-26 03:58:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/graduation-parties-that-get-out-of-hand/
Football Helmets Do Not Protect Players From Concussions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/football-helmets-do-not-protect-players-from-concussions/ According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 4 million concussions annually result from athletic activities.

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2014-06-25 04:52:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/football-helmets-do-not-protect-players-from-concussions/
Preparing Your Child for College Part One: What they need to know about sexual assaults on college campuses http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preparing-your-child-for-college-part-one-what-they-need-to-know-about-sexual-assaults-on-college-campuses/ With the summer here, many parents will be preparing their children for college. Along with buying all the supplies to furnish the dorm room, and all the latest electronics for studying and keeping in touch with mom and dad, part of being ready for college life is understanding the risks of living on a college campus today. In Part One of this series, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. looks at the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses today, and discusses how to address this national tragedy.

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2014-06-24 03:53:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preparing-your-child-for-college-part-one-what-they-need-to-know-about-sexual-assaults-on-college-campuses/
How to Prevent Dangerous Behavior: Study Shows 41% of Teen Drivers Texted/Emailed While Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-prevent-dangerous-behavior-study-shows-41-of-teen-drivers-texted-emailed-while-driving/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released the results of their spring 2013 study of teen risky behaviors. This study found that 41% of the 13,000 surveyed nationally admitted that they had texted and/or emailed while driving at least one day during the 30 days previous to being surveyed. Thirteen thousand U.S. high school students voluntarily participated in this anonymous survey.  

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2014-06-23 04:47:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-prevent-dangerous-behavior-study-shows-41-of-teen-drivers-texted-emailed-while-driving/
What Insurance Should A Motorcyclist Carry? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-insurance-should-a-motorcyclist-carry/ It is very important for motorcyclists to have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage. This insurance should be at least $300,000 of uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury insurance coverage per person. That is just the minimum recommended coverage.  

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2014-06-20 05:00:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-insurance-should-a-motorcyclist-carry/
When To Use Vehicle Headlights And Emergency Lights http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-to-use-vehicle-headlights-and-emergency-lights/ “Knowing when, and when not, to use headlights and emergency lights may mean the difference between safe and unsafe driving conditions and whether there are motor vehicle accidents or not.” 

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2014-06-18 05:31:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/when-to-use-vehicle-headlights-and-emergency-lights/
Personal Watercraft Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-watercraft-accidents/ According to the United States Coast Guard, of the 4,062 boating accidents which occurred in the United States in 2013, the most common recreational boat types involved in these accidents were open motorboats (46%), personal watercraft (18%), and  cabin motorboats (17%). 

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2014-06-16 05:00:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-watercraft-accidents/
Preventing Swimming Pool/Spa Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventing-swimming-pool-spa-accidents/ According to the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), approximately 300 children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of drowning, and more than 2,000 are sent to the hospital. About 65% of these accidents occurred in pools owned by the child's own family. 

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2014-06-13 05:24:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/preventing-swimming-pool-spa-accidents/
Vehicular Heatstroke Can Be Avoided http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicular-heatstroke-can-be-avoided/ In 2013, 44 children in the U.S. died of heatstroke when being left in hot vehicles; seven children have died just this past month.  NBC-2 reported on May 31 on the warning a local father wants others to hear after he lost his 17-month old daughter four years ago in such a tragedy. Vehicular heatstroke can be avoided.

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2014-06-11 05:13:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicular-heatstroke-can-be-avoided/
Watch Out for Children Playing http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-children-playing/ Memorial Day weekend usually signals the start of summer vacation and the end of the school year. Summer is a fun time for children to play outside; bike and walk in their neighborhoods, but child injuries can happen more frequently during this season.

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2014-06-09 05:01:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-children-playing/
7 Tips for Driving on Wet Pavement http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/7-tips-for-driving-on-wet-pavement/ Spring and summer showers may mean flowers, but each year wet pavement and rain contribute to nearly 1.6 million traffic crashes with 7,665 people being killed and over 629,000 being injured because of these weather-related vehicle crashes in the United States.

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2014-06-06 05:37:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/7-tips-for-driving-on-wet-pavement/
Keep Teens Safe - Enroll Them in The Teen Driver Challenge This Summer http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-teens-safe-enroll-them-in-the-teen-driver-challenge-this-summer/ With the school year either winding down or over for most of our teen drivers, why not have your teen take the Florida Sheriffs Association Teen Driver Challenge (TDC). The benefits are very worthwhile as 16-19 year olds are three times more likely to be in fatal crashes per mile than drivers 20 and older.

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2014-06-04 05:26:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-teens-safe-enroll-them-in-the-teen-driver-challenge-this-summer/
Holding Responsible Teen Parties http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holding-responsible-teen-parties/ Teen parties are a primary setting for underage drinking for high school and college students. The number of parties tends to increase this time of year not only with graduation but also with "end-of-school", summer vacation, and beach parties. 

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2014-06-02 05:11:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holding-responsible-teen-parties/
Neck and Back Injuries Resulting from Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/neck-and-back-injuries-resulting-from-vehicle-accidents/ Each year, 14,000 people are hospitalized for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, and the neck, back and spine are most commonly affected. 

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2014-05-30 04:54:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/neck-and-back-injuries-resulting-from-vehicle-accidents/
Medical Emergencies Causing Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medical-emergencies-causing-accidents/ According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 2010 study (latest available), approximately 20,000 drivers annually are involved in motor vehicle crashes as a result of medical emergencies, either due to heart attack, stroke or most commonly a seizure.

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2014-05-29 05:39:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medical-emergencies-causing-accidents/
Does buzzed driving equal drunk driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-buzzed-driving-equal-drunk-driving/ Many people begin to feel the effects of alcohol when their BAC (blood alcohol content) ranges between 0.03% and 0.059%. At this point, they may feel "buzzed" i.e. mild euphoria, relaxation, and talkativeness.  Along with this, the person suffers from impaired alertness, judgment, coordination, and concentration. 

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2014-05-28 05:07:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/does-buzzed-driving-equal-drunk-driving/
Investigation Reveals Law Regarding Space For Cyclists Rarely Enforced http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/investigation-reveals-law-regarding-space-for-cyclists-rarely-enforced/ Florida is one of several states that has a law that specifically requires drivers to leave bicyclists with at least three feet of space when passing by them on the roadway. The law went into effect back in 2006 in an effort to ensure that motorists properly and safely share the road with cyclists. However, an investigation done by a news organization found that motorists rarely obeyed the law and law enforcement officers rarely ticketed motorists who broke that particular law.

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2014-05-26 10:01:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/investigation-reveals-law-regarding-space-for-cyclists-rarely-enforced/
The Law Is Changing - Booster Seats To Be Required for More Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-law-is-changing-booster-seats-to-be-required-for-more-children/ After 14 years of battling, NBC2 (WESH) Orlando reports, safety advocates are celebrating the Florida legislature's approval the beginning of May, 2014, of new requirements for the use of child booster seats.  This law becomes effective in January 1, 2015. 

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2014-05-23 04:49:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-law-is-changing-booster-seats-to-be-required-for-more-children/
What to do if your vehicle becomes submerged http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-becomes-submerged/ Five inches of rain fell on Pensacola, Florida, in a single hour, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 -  more than during all of Hurricane Ivan, which rolled through in 2004, said Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist for The Weather Channel. The worst flooding in Florida in a generation left many drivers stranded in the rising water. 

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2014-05-21 05:39:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-becomes-submerged/
Reducing Injuries In Nursing Homes: Study Shows Many Nursing Home Accidents Are Preventable http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-injuries-in-nursing-homes-study-shows-many-nursing-home-accidents-are-preventable/ When a family member makes the decision to put an individual in a nursing home, he or she expects that facility to take the best care possible of his or her loved one. However, as the Fort Myers personal injury lawyers at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. know, receiving good care is not always at the top of facility owners' minds. 

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2014-05-20 10:00:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/reducing-injuries-in-nursing-homes-study-shows-many-nursing-home-accidents-are-preventable/
What Role Do Parents Play in Promoting Safe Teen Driving? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-role-do-parents-play-in-promoting-safe-teen-driving/ Each year, drivers under the age of 18 are involved in 900,000 crashes in the U.S. In fact, more teens die in car crashes than from suicides and homicides combined. May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Take time this month to become aware of the dangers of teen driving and help yourself or your teen stay safe while on the road.

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2014-05-19 05:20:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-role-do-parents-play-in-promoting-safe-teen-driving/
Drowsy Driving Vs. Drunk Driving: Are They Equally As Dangerous? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-vs-drunk-driving-are-they-equally-as-dangerous/ Many people know about the dangers of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. But as your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will tell you, there is something else that poses a danger to motorists traveling on Florida roadways--drowsy driving. Statistics have shown that driving without getting a sufficient amount of sleep can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that drowsy motorists cause about 100,000 accidents on a yearly basis, 1,500 of which end in death, while 71,000 end in injury.

 

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2014-05-17 09:59:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-driving-vs-drunk-driving-are-they-equally-as-dangerous/
May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-motorcycle-safety-awareness-month/ "We, at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., want to promote safe driving to further the safety of motorcyclists on our roads and highways and to provide helpful tips to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in Florida.

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2014-05-16 05:24:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-motorcycle-safety-awareness-month/
Are The Tires On Your Vehicle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-the-tires-on-your-vehicle-road-worthy/ A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined that if vehicles are driven with tires underinflated by more than 25 percent, they are three times more likely to be involved in a crash than vehicles with proper inflation. 

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2014-05-14 05:30:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-the-tires-on-your-vehicle-road-worthy/
Florida Senate Panel Seeks Tougher Penalties For Texting While Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-senate-panel-seeks-tougher-penalties-for-texting-while-driving/ Lawmakers all across the country have been constantly looking for ways to curtail drivers' use of cell phones while operating motor vehicles. Various laws have been written with respect to talking on cell phones while driving, and more recently across the nation, laws have been created to curb texting while driving. However, as many Fort Myers personal injury attorneys have come to realize, the laws regarding texting and driving are not as tough as many lawmakers and other safety advocates would like.

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2014-05-13 09:58:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-senate-panel-seeks-tougher-penalties-for-texting-while-driving/
How to Handle Aggressive Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-handle-aggressive-drivers/ "Aggressive drivers cause accidents.  Knowing what to do before encountering an aggressive driver, may prevent these accidents which result in personal injuries and fatalities," says Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2014-05-12 05:34:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-handle-aggressive-drivers/
Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill To Increase Penalties For Hit-And-Run Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-increase-penalties-for-hit-and-run-drivers/ Statistics show that the state of Florida has had numerous hit-and-run collisions that have resulted in thousands of individuals being injured and hundreds of people being killed over the years. Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey is one of the attorneys who has worked with many individuals who have been involved in such accidents to ensure that their legal rights were protected and that they obtained the just compensation they deserved. 

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2014-05-10 09:57:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-increase-penalties-for-hit-and-run-drivers/
Top 10 Things To Do After A Vehicle Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-after-a-vehicle-accident/ Accidents happen suddenly and have serious consequences for our clients and impact long thereafter. If you are involved in an accident, there are 10 things you should do.

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2014-05-09 05:19:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/top-10-things-to-do-after-a-vehicle-accident/
Most Prescription Errors Are Preventable http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/most-prescription-errors-are-preventable/ According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals and a significant number of those deaths are due to medication errors.

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2014-05-07 05:30:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/most-prescription-errors-are-preventable/
What Is The Primary Cause of Boating Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-primary-cause-of-boating-accidents/ With 901,969 registered vessels, Florida leads the nation in registered boating vessels. Additionally, it is estimated that up to 1 million non-registered vessels actively use Florida’s waters. It is not surprising that Florida also leads the nation in boating accidents.

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2014-05-06 05:02:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-the-primary-cause-of-boating-accidents/
GM Owners Concerned With Vehicle Safety After Recall http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gm-owners-concerned-with-vehicle-safety-after-recall/ According to a recent article in The Tampa Tribune, Floridians who own vehicles made by General Motors are keeping local dealerships quite busy after learning of the automaker's national recall. The company recently announced the recall of over two million automobiles because of a faulty ignition switch. 

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2014-05-03 09:56:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/gm-owners-concerned-with-vehicle-safety-after-recall/
Bicycle Safety Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-safety-tips/ Bicycling is a fun way for families to get exercise and spend time together. Like any physical activity it carries some risk.  Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. 

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2014-05-02 04:00:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-safety-tips/
Increasing Driver Awareness Reduces Distracted Driving Injuries and Fatalities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/increasing-driver-awareness-reduces-distracted-driving-injuries-and-fatalities/ Although distracted driving injuries and fatalities are down, they are preventable. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.

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2014-04-30 05:05:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/increasing-driver-awareness-reduces-distracted-driving-injuries-and-fatalities/
Florida Lawmaker Seeks Tougher Standards For CDLs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmaker-seeks-tougher-standards-for-cdls/ Truck drivers who operate tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles play a major role in both large and small businesses given the need for many goods to be transported from one side of the country to the other. That being the case, it is not uncommon to see accidents between smaller automobiles and large commercial trucks throughout Florida and all across the country.

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2014-04-29 10:06:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmaker-seeks-tougher-standards-for-cdls/
What Parents Can Do To Deter Their Children From Drinking http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-parents-can-do-to-deter-their-children-from-drinking/ "Help your teens stay safe and make healthy choices by sending the message that underage drinking is 'completely unacceptable'."

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2014-04-28 05:22:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-parents-can-do-to-deter-their-children-from-drinking/
AAA Speaks Out Against Florida Lawmakers' Push To Raise Florida's Speed Limit http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-speaks-out-against-florida-lawmakers-push-to-raise-florida-s-speed-limit/ Lawmakers in Florida are seeking to increase the state's speed limit from 70 to 75 miles per hour on certain state highways. However, not everyone is welcoming the idea. As a matter of fact, lobbyists with AAA Club South have made it clear that raising the limit would be a "risky move" given the number of current residents and yearly visitors the state gets.

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2014-04-27 09:52:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aaa-speaks-out-against-florida-lawmakers-push-to-raise-florida-s-speed-limit/
Pedestrian Deaths Decrease After Three Straight Years Of Increases http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-deaths-decrease-after-three-straight-years-of-increases/ Pedestrian accidents can be some of the most devastating accidents that individuals and their families can experience. For Fort Myers personal injury lawyers like Randall Spivey, the aftermath of a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident can mean very serious and/or permanent disabilities or even fatalities for their clients.

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2014-04-26 10:05:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-deaths-decrease-after-three-straight-years-of-increases/
Power Steering Malfunctions? The Manufacturer Can Be At Fault http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/power-steering-malfunctions-the-manufacturer-can-be-at-fault/ Approximately 1.5 million vehicles, 2010 and earlier, in the U.S. were recalled on March 31, 2014 by General Motors (GM). This GM recall was because the electronic-power steering assist can suddenly stop working at any time while driving. Steering control can be maintained, as the vehicle will revert to a manual  steering mode, but would require greater drive effort at low vehicle speeds, which could result in an increased risk of a crash.

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2014-04-25 05:21:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/power-steering-malfunctions-the-manufacturer-can-be-at-fault/
Backup Cameras For New Vehicles To Save Lives http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/backup-cameras-for-new-vehicles-to-save-lives/ Even at lower speeds, back-over accidents are very serious.  They involve a vehicle's backing up, typically out of a driveway or parking spot.  Pedestrians, cyclists, joggers and especially small children are very vulnerable to back-over accidents.

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2014-04-23 05:00:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/backup-cameras-for-new-vehicles-to-save-lives/
Who Has The Right of Way at Intersections? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-has-the-right-of-way-at-intersections/ The Federal Highway Administration reports that intersection collisions account for more than 45% of all reported crashes and 21% of fatalities.  Who has the right of way at intersections, becomes an important question when one looks at the 2013 statistics for Collier County.

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2014-04-21 05:37:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-has-the-right-of-way-at-intersections/
Government Proposes Use Of Device To Track Truck, Bus Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/government-proposes-use-of-device-to-track-truck-bus-drivers/ Trucks and buses are very important parts of the U.S. transportation system. They regularly travel throughout the state of Florida and they play a huge role in getting goods and/or people to and from their destinations. Unfortunately, accidents that involve tractor trailers and buses are all too common, and when those collisions occur with smaller automobiles, the results can be catastrophic. 

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2014-04-20 09:51:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/government-proposes-use-of-device-to-track-truck-bus-drivers/
'Safety is No Accident' - Is Your Vehicle Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-is-no-accident-is-your-vehicle-safe/ Whether you are a new or experienced driver, there are several things that you can do to make your vehicle safer for driving. It all starts with making sure that your vehicle is in peak condition.

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2014-04-18 05:17:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safety-is-no-accident-is-your-vehicle-safe/
What Do Pavement Markings Mean? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-pavement-markings-mean2/ Confusion over pavement markings have caused deadly accidents.  In 2007 a bus driver on I-75,outside Atlanta, Georgia, mistook an HOV exit ramp for an HOV through lane. 

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2014-04-16 05:36:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-pavement-markings-mean2/
Be Careful When Entertaining At Home http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-careful-when-entertaining-at-home/ Planning a small gathering or celebration at home for a few friends and family might seem like a wise and cost-effective idea at the time. However, there are a number of things that house party hosts should take into account before finalizing such plans. Guests who sustain injuries while attending a party on someone's property and/or in someone's home might find it necessary to file lawsuits to obtain compensation for those injuries.

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2014-04-15 11:25:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-careful-when-entertaining-at-home/
Avoiding Accidents By Having the right fit http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/avoiding-accidents-by-having-the-right-fit/ A driver’s position in a vehicle is critical when it comes to driving control and avoiding vehicle accidents. The American Society on Aging (AARP) says that "Checking to see that you and your car 'fit' together well can be as important to your safety as a mechanical check-up."

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2014-04-14 05:24:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/avoiding-accidents-by-having-the-right-fit/
A Harsh Reality: Trucking Accidents Can Be Devastating http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-harsh-reality-trucking-accidents-can-be-devastating/ When traveling along Florida roadways and highways, it is not uncommon to see an accident that involves a motor vehicle and a tractor trailer. Unfortunately, Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey is well aware of the fact that truck accidents cause thousands of deaths and even more injuries on a yearly basis. Accidents that take place between smaller passenger vehicles and trucks can be extremely devastating, primarily because of the sheer size of the truck.

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2014-04-12 11:24:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-harsh-reality-trucking-accidents-can-be-devastating/
Distracted Driving Awareness Month - April 2014 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/distracted-driving-awareness-month-april-2014/ In Florida, as well as across the United States, distraction is one of the primary contributors of vehicle accidents. We, at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, are supporting the 'Distracted Driving Awareness' campaign to help drivers become more aware of the actions they may be taking which cause distraction when driving, and to make conscious efforts to re-focus on the roads.

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2014-04-11 05:29:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/distracted-driving-awareness-month-april-2014/
Possible Compensation For Brain Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/possible-compensation-for-brain-injuries/ There are several different kinds of brain injuries that an individual can incur, including open head injuries, closed head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These injuries can be mild, moderate or severe and they can be short-term, long-term or even fatal. That being the case, it is very important for anyone who has sustained a blow to the head during an automobile accident or any other type of incident to seek proper medical attention as soon as possible. 

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2014-04-10 11:20:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/possible-compensation-for-brain-injuries/
Slip & Fall Accidents May Have Serious Consequences http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-fall-accidents-may-have-serious-consequences/ The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that 55% of all slip and fall accidents are caused by walking surfaces which are hazardous.  What can make walking surfaces hazardous?

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2014-04-09 03:16:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slip-fall-accidents-may-have-serious-consequences/
Bicycle Accidents Caused By Inattentive Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-caused-by-inattentive-drivers/ Many people do not consider bike riding to be a dangerous activity. But depending on where a cyclist chooses to ride, the activity can turn tragic in a matter of minutes if an accident occurs. Fort Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey and his team at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., are well aware that bike riders have rights with respect to sharing Florida roadways with automobiles. 

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2014-04-08 09:53:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-caused-by-inattentive-drivers/
Tips for Safely Backing Up to Avoid Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-safely-backing-up-to-avoid-accidents/ According to the National Safety Council, one out of four vehicle accidents are due to poor backing techniques. They further report that backing-up accidents cause 500 deaths and 15,000 injuries each year. 

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2014-04-07 05:22:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-safely-backing-up-to-avoid-accidents/
Parasailing Safety: Florida Panel, Senate Passes Bill http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parasailing-safety-florida-panel-senate-passes-bill/ In recent years, the parasailing industry has received a great deal of national attention, primarily because of several accidents and deaths that have involved the activity in the state of Florida. Recreational parasailing has been around for many years and it generally involves an individual being harnessed to a parasail (which is a parachute-like canopy) that is attached to a towrope that is pulled by a boat. 

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2014-04-05 09:49:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/parasailing-safety-florida-panel-senate-passes-bill/
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS): How to Use Them http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/anti-lock-brakes-abs-how-to-use-them/ Knowing how to use an anti-lock brake system (ABS) is very important in preventing car vehicle crashes. When used properly, ABS is a safe and effective braking system.

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2014-04-04 06:05:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/anti-lock-brakes-abs-how-to-use-them/
How to Develop Good Seeing and Scanning Habits When Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-develop-good-seeing-and-scanning-habits-when-driving/ When drivers first learn to drive, they learn that good seeing and scanning habits are important to avoiding vehicle accidents. As the years pass, these good habits may be lost.

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2014-04-02 05:25:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-develop-good-seeing-and-scanning-habits-when-driving/
Help Your Teen Driver With Safe Driver Toolboxes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-your-teen-driver-with-safe-driver-toolboxes/ Once they have their drivers' licenses, a parents job with teens is not over.  It is just beginning.  The American Automobile Association (AAA) reports that car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States; approximately 5,000 teens die in car crashes each year.

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2014-03-31 05:34:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-your-teen-driver-with-safe-driver-toolboxes/
Bicycle Accidents: Determining The Value Of A Personal Injury Claim http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-determining-the-value-of-a-personal-injury-claim/ Different types of vehicles must share the road with each other on a regular basis. Large trucks, SUVs, small automobiles and even bicycles often use the same roads to reach their desired destinations. Unfortunately, some drivers of automobiles do not consider the needs of bicyclists while on the road and they sometimes fail to give a cyclist enough room to travel. Many Fort Myers personal injury lawyers like Randall Spivey are well aware that accidents that take place between automobiles and bicycles can result in catastrophic outcomes, particularly for the cyclist.

 

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2014-03-29 11:16:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-accidents-determining-the-value-of-a-personal-injury-claim/
Spring Break 2014 And DUIs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spring-break-2014-and-duis/ Fort Myers Beach is experiencing the busiest Spring Break deputies have seen in years, according to NBC-2 .  In 2013 there were 18 arrests for underage drinking during the Spring Break season, and with this season not even half over, there have already been 8 arrests.

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2014-03-27 05:36:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spring-break-2014-and-duis/
How to Avoid Trampoline Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-avoid-trampoline-injuries/ Exercise and fun together sound like a good combination. However, when exercise and fun are achieved by using a backyard trampoline, parents should think twice.

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2014-03-26 05:24:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-avoid-trampoline-injuries/
Daylight Saving Time and Drowsy Driving Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-and-drowsy-driving-accidents/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, conservatively, that 100,000 police-reported crashes each year are caused primarily by drowsy driving and that these crashes result in more than 1,550 deaths, and 71,000 injuries.

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2014-03-24 05:01:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-and-drowsy-driving-accidents/
Tips for providing a safe vehicle for a teen driver http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-providing-a-safe-vehicle-for-a-teen-driver/ "Shopping for a vehicle for a teen driver?  Knowing which factors to prioritize may be difficult.  The goal is to make the safest, most sensible, choice," says Attorney Randall Spivey, of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. 

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2014-03-21 05:09:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-providing-a-safe-vehicle-for-a-teen-driver/
Pregnant Women And Car Accidents: Safety Should Be First Priority http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pregnant-women-and-car-accidents-safety-should-be-first-priority/ An automobile accident is often a scary experience for just about everyone. But for pregnant accident victims, the experience can be doubly horrifying. Regardless of whether the mom-to-be is in her first trimester or third trimester, any trauma that she experiences can have an effect on the unborn child. Attorney Randall Spivey, a Fort Myers personal injury attorney, knows that a driver's carelessness can lead to costly medical bills and a whole host of other accident-related expenses. In fact, even in cases where the pregnant victim does not appear to be injured, she may learn days or weeks later that her unborn baby has been affected.

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2014-03-20 11:02:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pregnant-women-and-car-accidents-safety-should-be-first-priority/
Rear-end Collisions - Who may be at fault? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rear-end-collisions-who-may-be-at-fault/ A common type of collision is a rear-end collision. The "assured clear distance ahead rule" states that a driver is to leave enough room in front of his/her vehicle to be able to stop should the vehicle in front make a sudden stop.  

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2014-03-19 04:55:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rear-end-collisions-who-may-be-at-fault/
Motorcycle Injuries: Dealing With Road Rash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-injuries-dealing-with-road-rash/ Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating injuries for the rider and his or her passenger. Due to the open nature of motorcycles, riders and passengers are not protected by any of the safety features that many automobiles offer. To be sure, Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has seen the catastrophic results of motorcycle accidents first-hand by way of the accident victims he represents. The injuries can range from minor to deadly, depending on the severity of the accident. But a common injury that is sustained by motorcycle accident victims is road rash.

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2014-03-18 07:40:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-injuries-dealing-with-road-rash/
Are you and your motorcycle ready to ride? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-and-your-motorcycle-ready-to-ride/ "The weather is beautiful and just right for your motorcycle ride.  Are you and your motorcycle ready to ride?" asks Motorcycle Safety Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2014-03-17 04:41:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-and-your-motorcycle-ready-to-ride/
Suffer an injury using a borrowed tool? The tool owner may be liable. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/suffer-an-injury-using-a-borrowed-tool-the-tool-owner-may-be-liable/ Borrowing a tool, such as a ladder, may come with some risk. Should an injury occur caused by a faulty ladder, either as a result of poor maintenance on the part of the owner of the ladder, and/or poor manufacture, the injured party may have a legal case against the manufacturer, the owner or both. 

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2014-03-14 05:12:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/suffer-an-injury-using-a-borrowed-tool-the-tool-owner-may-be-liable/
The Common Causes Of Truck Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-common-causes-of-truck-accidents/ Researchers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have done many surveys and data analyses to determine the most common causes of truck accidents that occur not only in Florida, but all throughout the U.S. Whatever the reason for the accident, most Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you that being involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle can be life altering. Personal injury attorney Randall Spivey is well aware that truckers and their companies are subject to a wide array of requirements that are provided to ensure not only the safety of the truckers, but also the safety of others on the road.

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2014-03-13 07:39:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-common-causes-of-truck-accidents/
Do Animal Owners Have Legal Responsibility If Their Animals Cause Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-animal-owners-have-legal-responsibility-if-their-animals-cause-accidents/ Animals are unpredictable, and when they dart out from a yard, a nearby forest ,park, farm or ranch, they can be difficult to avoid. Some animals are large enough to do serious damage to cars or other vehicles and sometimes can even cause injury to the driver and passengers.  

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2014-03-12 05:25:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/do-animal-owners-have-legal-responsibility-if-their-animals-cause-accidents/
Can Not-For-Profits, Yard Sales & Flea Markets Sell Recalled Products? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-not-for-profits-yard-sales-flea-markets-sell-recalled-products/ Everyone tries to save money.  One of the ways of saving money, is buying and supporting not-for-profit retailers such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army, church thrift stores, rummage sales and flea markets and yard sales. While retailers are not required to test used products or clothing for safety, they cannot knowingly sell products that do not meet safety and compliance laws. 

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2014-03-10 05:35:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-not-for-profits-yard-sales-flea-markets-sell-recalled-products/
Should A Visitor From Another Country Hire A U.S. Attorney When Hurt By A Drunk Driver? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-a-visitor-from-another-country-hire-a-u-s-attorney-when-hurt-by-a-drunk-driver/ Every 90 seconds someone is injured in a drunk driving crash, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Too many people, including foreign visitors, are harmed each year in the U.S. as the result of drinking and driving. 

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2014-03-07 05:37:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/should-a-visitor-from-another-country-hire-a-u-s-attorney-when-hurt-by-a-drunk-driver/
Am I protected if I am in an accident with a driver who does not own the vehicle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/am-i-protected-if-i-am-in-an-accident-with-a-driver-who-does-not-own-the-vehicle/ It may seem like just a favor when someone lends a vehicle to someone else to run a short errand. But, it could be very costly if that person is involved in a vehicle accident.  

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2014-03-05 02:29:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/am-i-protected-if-i-am-in-an-accident-with-a-driver-who-does-not-own-the-vehicle/
Defective Medical Devices Product Liability Claims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-medical-devices-product-liability-claims/ Each year many Americans are injured and or killed as a result of defective products, according to the he U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).Millions of Americans depend on advanced medical devices to correct health issues that  impede their daily life. While most benefit from these devices, some patients suffer injuries as a result of faulty medical products. 

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2014-03-03 04:10:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-medical-devices-product-liability-claims/
Inadequate Security Can Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security-can-cause-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/ It is the property owner's responsibility to maintain their real estate in a manner which keeps the property reasonably safe for others. If they do not do so, the property owner may be held responsible for the injuries and other damages the inaction or negligence causes.

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2014-02-28 05:23:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security-can-cause-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/
How To Prevent Construction Site Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-prevent-construction-site-accidents/ Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The fatality rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all industries.

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2014-02-26 05:11:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-prevent-construction-site-accidents/
Personal Injury Cases: Obtaining Medical Records For A Lawsuit http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-obtaining-medical-records-for-a-lawsuit/ If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, you might find it necessary to obtain copies of your medical records, particularly if a personal injury lawsuit is being pursued. An accident victim's medical records can play a major role towards obtaining a successful outcome in a personal injury case. Most Fort Myers personal injury lawyers will tell you that oftentimes, medical records will be needed in order to demonstrate that an accident victim did not have any pre-existing injuries - that all injuries suffered were due to the actual accident that occurred.

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2014-02-25 07:05:51 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-obtaining-medical-records-for-a-lawsuit/
Who Is Responsible For Nursing Home Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Who-Is-Responsible-For-Nursing-Home-Safety/ The fire January 23, 2014 in a Quebec, Canada nursing home where 35 people are missing and feared dead , is a wakeup call for all of us. Although an investigation is underway, it is reported by Bloomberg Business Week that the facility only had a sprinkling system in part of the building.

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2014-02-24 05:00:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Who-Is-Responsible-For-Nursing-Home-Safety/
Boating Accidents: The Stages Of A Boat Accident Lawsuit In Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-accidents-the-stages-of-a-boat-accident-lawsuit-in-florida/ Just about any Fort Myers personal injury lawyer knows that in order to prevail in a boat accident lawsuit in Florida, the accident victim will need to demonstrate how the person and/or entity being sued caused the accident by showing that the person and/or entity failed to use adequate care. Attorney Randall Spivey will tell you that traveling at improper speeds, exceeding maximum load/weight restrictions, boating in restricted areas and boating while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol can all be deemed careless and/or reckless acts that can subject an individual to liability.

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2014-02-21 07:03:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-accidents-the-stages-of-a-boat-accident-lawsuit-in-florida/
Are Children Safe in Shopping Carts? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-children-safe-in-shopping-carts/ 66 children are hurt each day in the U.S. as a result of shopping cart accidents, according to a recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. The study reported that one child in every 22 received injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.  That equates to 24,000 children a year.

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2014-02-21 05:48:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-children-safe-in-shopping-carts/
Walking and Talking Could be Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/walking-and-talking-could-be-dangerous/ With this being "in season" here in Southwest Florida, traffic has increased with additional cars, trucks and motorcycles. Many seasonal residents visit shopping malls, particularly on non-beach days.  Finding available parking is a challenge, and parking lots are dangerous, particularly when pedestrians may be "walking and talking" on their cell phones.

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2014-02-19 05:38:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/walking-and-talking-could-be-dangerous/
How to Start a Personal Injury Claim http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-start-a-personal-injury-claim/ Personal injury claims are typically brought by individuals who contend that they have sustained injuries in an accident that was caused by another individual or entity that was acting negligently at the time of the incident.  Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey notes that "all too often, drivers destroy families by taking lives or causing permanent injuries to others when they drive in a negligent, careless or downright reckless manner." However, there is help for accident victims. Filing a personal injury claim can provide victims with the compensation they need to try to deal with their injuries and other accident-related issues.

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2014-02-18 07:01:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-start-a-personal-injury-claim/
Bike Lane Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-lane-safety/ Bike lanes are everywhere around Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties. These lanes are designed to provide safe places for bicyclists to co-exist with motorists. Many bicyclists and motorists alike have questions about how to both travel safely. 

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2014-02-17 05:10:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bike-lane-safety/
How Pre-Existing Injuries Can Affect Personal Injury Claims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-pre-existing-injuries-can-affect-personal-injury-claims/ When an individual is injured in a motor vehicle accident, he or she might experience a variety of injuries that range from mild to extremely severe. But what happens if that injured individual already had a number of pre-existing medical issues that were aggravated as a result of the accident? Will that individual still be able to recover compensation from the person or entity that caused the accident? Your Fort Myers personal injury attorney will tell you that although pursuing a personal injury claim may be made more difficult if the injured party already had similar injuries, it does not necessarily mean that individual cannot be compensated.

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2014-02-16 06:56:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-pre-existing-injuries-can-affect-personal-injury-claims/
Make Way For Emergency Vehicles! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-way-for-emergency-vehicles/ Since 1999 thousands of enforcement officers have been injured, and more than 200 have died in accidents caused by oncoming traffic, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). During the month of January, 2014, the FHP focused on the "Move Over" law which turns 12 this year. 

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2014-02-14 04:55:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/make-way-for-emergency-vehicles/
Who Can Be Held Liable For No-Contact Motorcycle Accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-can-be-held-liable-for-no-contact-motorcycle-accidents/ Regardless of the type of personal injury case, one of the primary questions that accident victims have is, "Who can be held responsible for my damages?" The answer to that question is of particular importance to those who have been involved in accidents that did not involve actual physical contact with another vehicle. Many Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you that such accidents often occur with motorcyclists.

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2014-02-13 06:55:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-can-be-held-liable-for-no-contact-motorcycle-accidents/
Warning Lights and Sounds Which Should Not Be Ignored http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/warning-lights-and-sounds-which-should-not-be-ignored/ When vehicles are started, all the dashboard warning lights should come on.  This is a bulb check.  However, if any of the warning lights remain on, this could be a signal that something is not working correctly.  These warning lights and signals need to be checked. What do warning lights mean?

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2014-02-12 05:30:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/warning-lights-and-sounds-which-should-not-be-ignored/
How Much Vehicle Insurance Do Teens Need? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-much-vehicle-insurance-do-teens-need/ Keeping teens safe when driving and having the right insurance are important. We encourage teen drivers and their parents/guardians to always think safety when getting behind the wheel.

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2014-02-10 05:36:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-much-vehicle-insurance-do-teens-need/
Truck Accident Cases May Be Complex http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-accident-cases-may-be-complex/ In addition to the possibility of multiple parties being involved, truck accidents may be a combination of  negligence, product liability and/or wrongful death. This is why it is extremely important to work with an attorney with extensive experience in this complex area. We handle such matters.

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2014-02-08 05:22:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-accident-cases-may-be-complex/
Tips To Prevent Trailer Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-to-prevent-trailer-accidents/ On January 22, 2014, Jeff Rossen of NBC-TV's Rossen Report demonstrated that travelling at 50 mph, a trailer, which becomes unhooked and does not have  safety chains as a safety backup, becomes a deadly, uncontrollable missile.

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2014-02-07 05:30:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-to-prevent-trailer-accidents/
Texting and Driving - A Toxic Combination http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-a-toxic-combination/ Texting and Driving.com, partnering with SADD (Students Against Drunk Drivers), schools, universities, and businesses in the U.S. and Canada, reports that "5 seconds, which is the minimum amount of time one's attention is taken away from the road when texting and driving represents, at 55 mph, driving the length of a football field without looking at the road.

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2014-02-05 05:17:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-a-toxic-combination/
Are Mini Vehicles Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-mini-vehicles-safe/ "Though much safer than they were a few years ago, mini cars, as a group, do a comparatively poor job of protecting people in crashes, simply because they're smaller and lighter," says Adrian Lund, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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2014-02-03 05:30:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-mini-vehicles-safe/
Boating Under The Influence (BUI) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-bui/ Florida is a water paradise. According to NBC-6, Florida has 2,000 marinas, 1,700 miles of rivers, more than 3 million acres of lakes and 8,000 miles of coastline which is the longest of any state. Alcoholic beverages, controlled substances and/or medications do not mix with boating.

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2014-01-31 05:00:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-under-the-influence-bui/
Vehicles vs. Pedestrians - What Pedestrians Can Do To Protect Themselves http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicles-vs-pedestrians-what-pedestrians-can-do-to-protect-themselves/ 2013 saw several pedestrian accidents in southwest Florida.  In December, NBC-2 news reported on a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The NHTSA reports that in 2011 (latest available data) 69,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,432 were killed in the U.S.

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2014-01-29 05:30:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicles-vs-pedestrians-what-pedestrians-can-do-to-protect-themselves/
Why It is Important To Complete Product Registration Cards http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-it-is-important-to-complete-product-registration-cards/ Available data shows less than 20% of people purchasing products with warranty registration cards return the cards. Fort Myers defective products attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. wants people to know how important it is to complete product warranty and/or registration cards as this is the only way manufacturers can quickly notify consumers if a product they  purchased has been recalled.

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2014-01-27 05:33:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-it-is-important-to-complete-product-registration-cards/
What Vehicle Maneuvers Cause More Vehicle Injuries and Fatalities? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-vehicle-maneuvers-cause-more-vehicle-injuries-and-fatalities/ Making left turns and negotiating curves rank high in national and Florida statistics compiled by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in causing more vehicle injuries and fatalities. In fact, left-hand turns account for close to 42% of vehicle/motorcycle crashes and fatalities in the U.S.

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2014-01-24 05:00:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-vehicle-maneuvers-cause-more-vehicle-injuries-and-fatalities/
Senior Drivers - AARP's Driver Safety Course For Refreshing Driving Skills http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/senior-drivers-aarp-s-driver-safety-course-for-refreshing-driving-skills/ AARP is offering its 2014 safety classes for seniors age 55 and above in southwest Florida. These classes are designed as refresher courses for seniors to help reduce the possibility of seniors' being involved in vehicle crashes.

 

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2014-01-21 06:00:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/senior-drivers-aarp-s-driver-safety-course-for-refreshing-driving-skills/
Motorcycles - The Challenges of Group Riding http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycles-the-challenges-of-group-riding/ Motorcycle riding is often a group activity, especially on weekends when friends get together.  With Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties' having beautiful weather and many interesting locations to visit, there is no question we are a Mecca for motorcycle riding clubs and casual group rides. However, group motorcycle riding brings on challenges which are different from individual riding.

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2014-01-20 05:19:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycles-the-challenges-of-group-riding/
Tips for Driving with Arthritis http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-driving-with-arthritis/ Having arthritis is usually debilitating just getting around.  Sitting, standing, walking, and movement at all can be stressful and painful.  Driving may be even more so.

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2014-01-17 05:30:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-driving-with-arthritis/
Is Your Vehicle Shaking, Rattling or Rolling? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-vehicle-shaking-rattling-or-rolling/ If your vehicle shakes, rattles or rolls, it is best to have it looked at by a qualified mechanic before starting on your trip. The American Automobile Safety Foundation reports that many drivers say that they will have the vehicle looked at after the trip is over. That could be too late.

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2014-01-15 05:00:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-vehicle-shaking-rattling-or-rolling/
Lawn Mower Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries and Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawn-mower-accidents-can-cause-serious-injuries-and-deaths/ In the United States, lawn mower rollover accidents occur daily requiring emergency room visits or hospital admittance.  Stability defects in design can lead to rollovers which often cause severe injuries such as paralysis, head trauma or even death. 

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2014-01-13 05:00:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lawn-mower-accidents-can-cause-serious-injuries-and-deaths/
Watch Out For Elder Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-elder-abuse/ An elderly relative, neighbor or friend may appear different one day.  There is a bruise on his face.  He appears edgy and explains the bruise is from a fall.  You may think this is just the sign of getting older.  But many times it is not.

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2014-01-10 05:50:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/watch-out-for-elder-abuse/
Has Your Young Athlete Had A Baseline Concussion Test? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-young-athlete-had-a-baseline-concussion-test/ "It is essential for young athletes to receive medical treatment following any blow to the head especially if the athlete has lost consciousness, even momentarily," says Brain Injury Victim's Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "Baseline concussion tests are tools for the medical community in treating athletes who suffer concussions."

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2014-01-08 05:34:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-young-athlete-had-a-baseline-concussion-test/
What To Do If Your Vehicle Breaks Down http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-breaks-down/ Even when vehicle owners maintain their vehicles on schedule, there may be times when they break down.  As much as we would like it, breakdowns do not necessarily happen in one's driveway. Prevention and preparation are the basic ingredients for a great driving experience.

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2014-01-06 05:30:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-breaks-down/
New Year's Resolution Tips For Avoiding Accidents in 2014 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-year-s-resolution-tips-for-avoiding-accidents-in-2014/ It is the time of year when many of us think about making New Year's resolutions, and some  actually do make resolutions. This year why not add reviewing the following accident avoidance tips to your New Year's Resolution list.

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2014-01-02 05:30:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-year-s-resolution-tips-for-avoiding-accidents-in-2014/
How Long Does Alcohol Stay In Your System - Longer Than You May Think http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-long-does-alcohol-stay-in-your-system-longer-than-you-may-think/ Research by the English car insurance company LV found that close to half of English drivers (46%) said they did not know how long they needed to wait after drinking before they could drive safely.

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2013-12-31 05:30:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-long-does-alcohol-stay-in-your-system-longer-than-you-may-think/
Personal Injury Cases: Intentional Torts vs. Negligence http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-intentional-torts-vs-negligence/ Whenever an individual is injured be it emotionally or physically, or his or her personal property is damaged, such injuries and/or damages are covered under personal injury law or "tort" law. Tort laws have been enacted by both the federal and state governments in order to protect the rights of harmed individuals. Fort Myers personal injury lawyers will tell you that whenever a person harms another individual or does damage to another person's possessions, he or she will need to answer for their actions under the appropriate tort laws that govern the particular situation.

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2013-12-30 13:15:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-intentional-torts-vs-negligence/
What Teens Need to Know About Vehicle Maintenance and Equipment Failure http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-teens-need-to-know-about-vehicle-maintenance-and-equipment-failure/ According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) over 22,000 teen drivers in 2012 were involved in  crashes in Florida; 41 were killed. It is estimated that approximately 7,000 of the 22,000 teen-driver crashes were the result of vehicle maintenance issues.

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2013-12-30 05:30:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-teens-need-to-know-about-vehicle-maintenance-and-equipment-failure/
Determining Who To Sue In Defective Product Liability Claims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/determining-who-to-sue-in-defective-product-liability-claims/ Defective products are those products that do not carry adequate warnings, do not include sufficient or complete manufacturer instructions for the use of the product, or those that are unreasonably dangerous. Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey will tell you that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission monitors the injuries and/or deaths that occur due to defective consumer products, and unfortunately, the statistics are troubling.

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2013-12-27 13:12:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/determining-who-to-sue-in-defective-product-liability-claims/
Golf Cart Safety Suggestions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-cart-safety-suggestions/ “As more and more golfers arrive in Southwest Florida, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. would like to review some basic golf cart safety tips so that a day of golf can be a good experience, not a trip to an emergency room,” said Attorney Randall Spivey.

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2013-12-27 05:45:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/golf-cart-safety-suggestions/
Fatal Bus Crashes Lead to Federal Shut-down - Get SaferBus App http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fatal-bus-crashes-lead-to-federal-shut-down-get-saferbus-app/ Tom Costello with NBC News reported Thursday, December 12, 2013 on Nightly News with Brian Williams that following fatal crashes in New York, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, and Texas, Federal regulators have shut down more than 50 of "the worse of the worst" interstate bus companies for blatant safety violations which range from keeping drivers on the road too long to cruising along with bad tires and brakes and even tolerating holes in the floor.

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2013-12-26 05:32:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fatal-bus-crashes-lead-to-federal-shut-down-get-saferbus-app/
Can Landlords Be Held Legally Responsible For Injuries Caused By Their Tenants' Dogs? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-landlords-be-held-legally-responsible-for-injuries-caused-by-their-tenants-dogs/ Floridians may or may not know that Florida has a strict liability law in place to cover individuals who are attacked or bitten by dogs. According to Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey, strict liability means that the injured party will not be required to demonstrate that the dog's owner was careless or negligent in any way when his or her pet bit the individual. Instead, the owner will be held responsible for the dog's attack automatically.

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2013-12-23 13:11:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/can-landlords-be-held-legally-responsible-for-injuries-caused-by-their-tenants-dogs/
Who Has the Right-of-Way? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-has-the-right-of-way/ In Florida, “No One” has the right- of-way. "According to the 2013 Florida Driver’s Safety Handbook,  Florida law only states who must yield, or give up, the right-of-way.  Every driver, motorcyclist, moped rider, bicyclist, and pedestrian must do everything possible to avoid a crash,” reminds attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2013-12-23 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-has-the-right-of-way/
Personal Injury Cases: Understanding Negligence http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-understanding-negligence/ Many accident victims generally have questions about what steps to take after an accident, and they quite often do not know much about their rights under the law. That is why accident victims are strongly encouraged to seek legal guidance from competent Fort Myers personal injury attorneys who will be prepared to assist them with their cases. Personal injury attorney Randall Spivey notes that although some cases might be dealt with initially through the criminal justice system, the punishment that is administered during the criminal case cannot undo the injuries that an accident victim has incurred. Therefore, pursuing a personal injury case against the guilty individual or entity can help a victim obtain the just compensation he or she deserves for the injuries sustained.

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2013-12-21 12:21:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-understanding-negligence/
Keep Children and Teens Safe From Handguns http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-children-and-teens-safe-from-handguns/ In September, the New York Times reported in Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll that they had reviewed hundreds of child firearm deaths in eight states where records were available, and found that accidental shootings occurred roughly twice as often as the records indicate.

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2013-12-20 05:00:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-children-and-teens-safe-from-handguns/
How to Select Age-Appropriate Toys http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-select-age-appropriate-toys/ The choices seem endless when shopping for children's toys.  However, one thing needs to be kept in mind at all times.  "Is the toy age-appropriate?"

 

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2013-12-18 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-select-age-appropriate-toys/
Holiday Parking Lot Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holiday-parking-lot-accidents/ It is the holiday season.  Not only are stores packed with shoppers, so are parking lots packed with vehicles and pedestrians. According to the Institute for Highway Safety, parking lot accidents account for more than 20% of auto insurance claims.

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2013-12-16 05:00:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/holiday-parking-lot-accidents/
Car Accidents: Passenger Injury Claims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-passenger-injury-claims/ Without a doubt, car accidents typically bring about a myriad of problems for the drivers involved. But what if there are passengers in the vehicles at the time of the accident? What happens if they sustain injuries during the collision? Thousands of passengers are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year in Florida, but knowing what to do after incurring an injury as a passenger can become a bit complicated, particularly because the passenger usually knows the driver. If you are the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another driver, one thing is certain--one of the drivers is going to be held legally responsible for your injuries.

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2013-12-15 06:42:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-passenger-injury-claims/
Employer Liability In Cases Involving Automobile Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/employer-liability-in-cases-involving-automobile-accidents/ Some individuals who are involved in automobile accidents might not be aware that if they are injured by a person who was operating a vehicle while performing his or her job duties, the driver's employer might be held legally responsible. Regardless of whether the employer is a business, a public agency or a private individual, the employer may be held legally responsible if the driver is found to be at fault for causing the accident. Fort Myers personal injury lawyers are well aware that employer liability can arise in cases where the employer was negligent in hiring and/or supervising the employee who caused the accident.

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2013-12-12 06:37:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/employer-liability-in-cases-involving-automobile-accidents/
ABATE Granting Charlotte County Veterans' Wishes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/abate-granting-charlotte-county-veterans-wishes/ We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., are pleased to join ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education), Southwest Chapter, a not-for-profit, safety, education and advocacy motorcyclist organization, in honoring our veterans in Charlotte County by sponsoring the 33rd annual Christmas Motorcycle Run.

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2013-12-11 05:20:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/abate-granting-charlotte-county-veterans-wishes/
The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving During The Holiday Season http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving-during-the-holiday-season/ With the holidays approaching, there will undoubtedly be a number of holiday festivities and parties taking place. Fun and good times are to be had by everyone, but it is important to keep safety in mind, especially during the holiday season.

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2013-12-10 06:32:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-dangers-of-drinking-and-driving-during-the-holiday-season/
What Can Clients Do to Protect Their Personal Injury Claims? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-can-clients-do-to-protect-their-personal-injury-claims/ Physical recovery is the number one priority of the injured.  However, there are a number of things clients can do to protect their personal injury claims while recovering from an accident.

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2013-12-09 12:07:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-can-clients-do-to-protect-their-personal-injury-claims/
A Brief Overview Of Brain Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-brief-overview-of-brain-injuries/ Thousands of people sustain major brain injuries every year throughout the United States. Some brain injuries are more serious than others and the reasons they occur can vary. According to attorney Randall Spivey, it is crucial for individuals who have sustained blows to the head to obtain treatment  as soon as possible, particularly if they have lost consciousness at any time after an accident. 

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2013-12-07 12:07:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-brief-overview-of-brain-injuries/
Hosting Responsible Teen Parties http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hosting-responsible-teen-parties/ During the holiday season, everyone is either going to, or having, a social gathering. Teens are no exception. Socializing with friends is a teen way of life. How they socialize is the responsibility of parents and guardians.

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2013-12-05 06:30:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hosting-responsible-teen-parties/
Keep the Holidays Happy – Avoid DUI http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-the-holidays-happy-avoid-dui/ The holiday season is approaching, and everyone is busy shopping, decorating, and attending and hosting holiday parties.  MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and AAA (American Automobile Association) are speaking out about keeping the holidays safe.

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2013-12-04 05:30:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-the-holidays-happy-avoid-dui/
Shopping for Toys? Read This First http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/shopping-for-toys-read-this-first/ At this time of year, most people have shopping lists, and high on these lists are toys.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that in 2011 at least 13 children under the age of 15 died in toy-related incidents, and an estimated 262,300 toy-related injuries were treated in U. S. emergency rooms during the same year. 

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2013-12-02 05:30:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/shopping-for-toys-read-this-first/
Overview Of Boating Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/overview-of-boating-accidents/ Riding the waves and sailing the open seas can be exhilarating experiences for boat lovers. However, as your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will tell you, those who operate or ride in boats, can experience accidents that can result in injury. Sadly, the state of Florida has a large number of boat accidents every year. Why? Boating accidents occur for a variety of reasons ranging from boaters not being knowledgeable about the rules of the water to negligent operation of the boat.

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2013-11-29 10:42:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/overview-of-boating-accidents/
Know When to Dial 911 - Emergency Only http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/know-when-to-dial-911-emergency-only/ Dialing 911 is an important first step in receiving needed attention in an emergency.  But what is an emergency? 

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2013-11-27 05:00:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/know-when-to-dial-911-emergency-only/
More Boat Traffic Can Mean More Boating Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-boat-traffic-can-mean-more-boating-accidents/ "We should be safety conscious whenever on the water, even more so this busy season. It is  important that we review our boating safety preparedness and procedures," said Fort Myers Boating Accident Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2013-11-25 05:41:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-boat-traffic-can-mean-more-boating-accidents/
Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-pharmaceutical-drugs/ Many individuals who are facing serious illnesses or lifelong afflictions rely on pharmaceutical drugs to help them deal with whatever is medically ailing them. Most of the people who take pharmaceutical drugs also expect those drugs to do for them what their doctors say they should do. Nonetheless, there are certain drugs on the market that fail to work as the doctor expects them to work. Such drugs are defective, and the unsuspecting individual who takes a defective drug often suffers because of that defect.

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2013-11-24 15:39:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-pharmaceutical-drugs/
2013 Best & Worst Booster Seats for Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2013-best-worst-booster-seats-for-children/ On Thursday, November 7, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issued its list of this year's best and worst booster seats for children.  More than any other year, the IIHS rated 5 seats "Good Bet" and 58 seats "Best Bet".  Booster seats are recommended so that seat belts fit properly.  Experts recommend that booster seats be used until children reach the height of 4'9".  This is the height at which seat belts were designed to fit properly.

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2013-11-22 05:32:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/2013-best-worst-booster-seats-for-children/
State Road 82 - Drivers, Beware http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/route-82-drivers-beware/ Two to three times a week automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents happen at the intersection of SR-82 and Sunshine Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, FL. So many accidents, that drivers are questioning the safety of the road.

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2013-11-20 05:26:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/route-82-drivers-beware/
Things That Motorcyclists Should Do To Be Safe On Florida Roadways http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/things-that-motorcyclists-should-do-to-be-safe-on-florida-roadways/ Many people in Florida and all across the country choose to ride motorcycles to get to their desired destinations. Riding can be very enjoyable and quite freeing. There are things that riders can do to keep themselves as safe as possible when riding their motorcycles on Florida roads. 

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2013-11-19 14:46:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/things-that-motorcyclists-should-do-to-be-safe-on-florida-roadways/
Are All Compounding Pharmacy Drugs Now Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-all-compounding-pharmacy-drugs-now-safe/ It has been more than a year since the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. Since the outbreak began in September 2012, more than 700 out of 14,000 people receiving tainted injections have fallen ill, including 24 this year.

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2013-11-18 05:10:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-all-compounding-pharmacy-drugs-now-safe/
Pedestrian Accidents That Occur On Interstate Highways http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-accidents-that-occur-on-interstate-highways/ Given the great weather conditions that Florida experiences throughout much of the year, there's no wonder that more and more people are opting to walk to their final destinations instead of drive or ride. That said, Florida has a very high incidence of pedestrian accidents, in part, due to the fact that there are more people on the streets on more days of the year than in many other states.  Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey notes that individuals are often hit by automobiles while walking through parking lots, attempting to cross the street in crosswalks or by individuals pulling out of their driveways.

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2013-11-16 13:29:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrian-accidents-that-occur-on-interstate-highways/
Tailgating Is Illegal In Florida and Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tailgating-is-illegal-in-florida-and-dangerous/ Following another vehicle too closely is "tailgating", and in Florida it is considered a moving violation. If drivers tailgate, they can be stopped by law enforcement, ticketed, fined and points will be added against their drivers' licenses.

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2013-11-15 05:29:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tailgating-is-illegal-in-florida-and-dangerous/
What You Should Do After A Bicycle Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-should-do-after-a-bicycle-accident/ Bicyclists often have a difficult time sharing the road with automobiles. However, bike riders should be aware that they have rights just like individuals who operate motor vehicles. Sadly in Florida, bicyclists are involved in accidents on a routine basis, and as most Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you, those accidents can lead to serious injuries or even death.

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2013-11-13 13:50:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-should-do-after-a-bicycle-accident/
Victim of September, 2013 Cape Coral Crash Released From Tampa General Hospital http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/victim-of-september-2013-cape-coral-crash-released-from-tampa-general-hospital/ Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., attorney for the victim said, "I am very pleased to announce that Susan Reynolds came home to Fort Myers on Wednesday.  She has been in the burn unit of Tampa General Hospital since September 7, 2013 following an automobile crash in Cape Coral."

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2013-11-13 05:30:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/victim-of-september-2013-cape-coral-crash-released-from-tampa-general-hospital/
Florida Slip and Fall Law - You May Have A Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-slip-and-fall-law-you-may-have-a-case/ In July 2010 the burden of proof in Florida slip and fall cases changed from that of the business establishment to the injured plaintiff, following Florida's being one of the top states in the number of slip and fall cases. However, under the Florida slip and fall law, you may have a case.

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2013-11-11 05:00:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-slip-and-fall-law-you-may-have-a-case/
Backover Accidents: The Risks To Children http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/backover-accidents-the-risks-to-children/ Sadly, the news has been filled with reports of more and more backover accidents in recent years. The stories often involve heartbreaking tales of young children playing out in a driveway being hit by a loved one who was backing up. Statistics show that throughout the United States, about 50 children are victims of backover accidents on a weekly basis. In Florida, your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will tell you that children between one and five years of age are at high risk, and over 60 percent of backovers involve larger motor vehicles, like SUVs and vans. And it is not just children who are at risk--the elderly, who are often unable to move quickly, are subject to backovers as well, particularly when they are small in stature.

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2013-11-10 13:45:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/backover-accidents-the-risks-to-children/
David Vanaman, Victim of Crash, Speaks Out About Traffic Light Installation http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-victim-of-crash-speaks-out-about-traffic-light-installation/ Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. issued a press release Thursday, November 7, 2013 with David Vanaman's comments about the installation of the new traffic light at the intersection of the Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road intersection.   

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2013-11-08 09:44:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-victim-of-crash-speaks-out-about-traffic-light-installation/
Dog Bites and the Rights of Dog Bite Victims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bites-and-the-rights-of-dog-bite-victims/ Anyone who has ever been bitten by a dog knows that the experience can be traumatic. Dog bites can leave individuals with not only psychological scars, but also a variety of medical issues. Fortunately for bite victims, dog owners can be held legally responsible under Florida law if their dogs bite individuals while out in public or while those individuals are legally on the owners' property. 

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2013-11-06 10:51:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bites-and-the-rights-of-dog-bite-victims/
Look Twice and Save a Life - Motorcycles Are Everywhere http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/look-twice-and-save-a-life-motorcycles-are-everywhere/ The Florida Department of Highway Safety reports that between January 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013 there were 190 motorcycle crashes in Lee County alone, almost one a day.

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2013-11-06 05:00:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/look-twice-and-save-a-life-motorcycles-are-everywhere/
Why Hire a Florida Board Certified Trial Attorney? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-hire-a-florida-board-certified-trial-attorney/ Although 95% of personal injury claims may settle prior to going to trial, having a Florida Board Certified Trial Attorney is very important.  Board Certified Trial Attorneys prepare each personal injury case as though it was going to trial. This means full documentation of injuries and damages.  When an insurance company knows it is dealing with a Board Certified Trial Attorney, they are often  more likely to settle than go to court.

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2013-11-04 05:00:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/why-hire-a-florida-board-certified-trial-attorney/
Sun Glare - A Florida Driving Hazard http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sun-glare-a-florida-driving-hazard/ On September 17, 2013 around 7:30 a.m. a vehicle in Lake Wales, Florida was involved in not one, but two separate crashes because of the sun's glare. Accuweather.com in Steering Away From Sun Glare, typically between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., reports that driving directly against the sun can block peripheral areas of vision and cause sudden moments of blindness as the sun peeks out from behind surrounding objects.

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2013-11-01 05:21:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/sun-glare-a-florida-driving-hazard/
Halloween - watch out for trick or treaters http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/halloween-watch-out-for-trick-or-treaters/ Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. recommends, "Watch out for trick or treaters. With an increase in pedestrian traffic, vehicle traffic, and dark neighborhoods, the potential for devastating injuries or death increases on Halloween, October 31."

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2013-10-30 05:05:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/halloween-watch-out-for-trick-or-treaters/
DUI: The Ignition Interlock Program http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-the-ignition-interlock-program/ Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver knows how hard it can be to deal with all the legalities and emotions that are often involved in such cases. Drunk driving victims often wonder what can be done to ensure that justice is served for themselves or their loved ones. Attorney Randall Spivey often advises drunk driving victims that Florida has specific laws in place that are geared toward assisting the victims of drunk driving crashes and ensuring that they receive the just compensation they deserve. 

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2013-10-29 17:30:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-the-ignition-interlock-program/
Collier County Beach Re-Nourishment Project - Defensive Driving Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/collier-county-beach-re-nourishment-project-defensive-driving-tips/ 8 Tips for Driving Defensively when nearly 200 dump trucks loaded with sand are travelling on Southwest Florida roads six days a week for four months on their way to and from the Collier County beach re-nourishment project.

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2013-10-28 04:52:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/collier-county-beach-re-nourishment-project-defensive-driving-tips/
National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-join-the-shift/ "We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are committed to the safety of all drivers. During National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - October 20 through October 26, 2013, we are devoting this week to providing important  information for teen drivers and their families in an effort to reverse the trend in teen driver injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes.  'Join the SHIFT' is the third in a series of three blogs on this subject."

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2013-10-25 05:10:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-join-the-shift/
Your Rights Regarding Uninsured And Underinsured Motorists http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/your-rights-regarding-uninsured-and-underinsured-motorists/ Just about everyone who operates an automobile in Florida and elsewhere throughout the country knows that he or she should carry a certain amount of auto insurance in order to be in compliance with the law. Still, despite a toughening of the laws and a crackdown on uninsured motorists in recent years, Florida continues to have some of the highest numbers of uninsured motorists in the U.S. 

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2013-10-24 17:34:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/your-rights-regarding-uninsured-and-underinsured-motorists/
National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-setting-house-rules-to-reduce-teen-crash-risks/ "We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are committed to the safety of all drivers. During National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - October 20 through October 26, 2013, we are devoting this week to providing important  information for teen drivers and their families in an effort to reverse the trend in teen driver injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes.  'Setting House Rules to Reduce Teen Crash Risks' is the second in a series of three blogs on this subject."

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2013-10-23 04:39:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-setting-house-rules-to-reduce-teen-crash-risks/
National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - Speeding An Issue For Young Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-speeding-an-issue-for-young-drivers/ "We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are committed to the safety of all drivers. During National Teen Driver Safety Week 2013 - October 20 through October 26, 2013, we are devoting this week to providing important  information for teen drivers and their families in an effort to reverse the trend in teen driver injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes.  'Speeding An Issue for Young Drivers' is the first in a series of three blogs on this subject."

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2013-10-21 05:18:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/national-teen-driver-safety-week-2013-speeding-an-issue-for-young-drivers/
Car Accidents That Involve Pedestrians http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-that-involve-pedestrians/ There are a variety of transportation options for people to choose from when it comes to traveling around town. Some people choose to ride bikes to their final destinations, while others decide to walk to where they need to go. Walking, much like bike riding, can be both cost efficient and a good means of exercise for many individuals; however, your Fort Myers personal injury attorney will tell you that more and more pedestrians are losing their lives in traffic accidents every year. 

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2013-10-20 15:35:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-that-involve-pedestrians/
Is Your Child's Halloween Costume Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-child-s-halloween-costume-safe/ Halloween is only a couple of weeks away, and despite the federal government's efforts, some dangerous and defective children's Halloween costumes are for sale on retailer's racks and shelves, and also over the internet.

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2013-10-18 04:06:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-child-s-halloween-costume-safe/
Premises Liability: The Care Owed To Guests http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/premises-liability-the-care-owed-to-guests/ Most individuals who are injured while on someone else's property are concerned with healing their injuries and figuring out who will pay for their medical treatments. What many people may not know is that a property owner owes a different level of care based on the kind of guest he or she is entertaining.

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2013-10-17 09:45:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/premises-liability-the-care-owed-to-guests/
Danger Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-signs-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi/ Florida Brain Injuries Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. suggests, "Anytime a person hits his or her head is a time for concern.  Knowing the danger signs is critical to getting a timely evaluation and treatment."

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2013-10-16 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-signs-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi/
Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-ban-on-texting-while-driving-law/ "Experts say our brains cannot accomplish two dissimilar tasks at the same time with each one requiring some level of consideration and attention. The results of countless 'texting while driving' accidents are evidence of this theory," said Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. 

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2013-10-14 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-ban-on-texting-while-driving-law/
Car Accidents: Get Answers To Some Of The Most Common Questions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-get-answers-to-some-of-the-most-common-questions/ Many accident victims often have questions after an automobile accident occurs. A Fort Myers personal injury lawyer can respond to those questions and work hard to ensure that your rights under the law are preserved. The following questions and answers are provided to give accident victims some guidance regarding auto accidents.

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2013-10-12 16:48:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/car-accidents-get-answers-to-some-of-the-most-common-questions/
Has Your Vehicle Been Repaired Following A Recall? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-vehicle-been-repaired-following-a-recall/ Millions of vehicles are recalled every year. Almost 18 million vehicles were recalled in 2012, and 15.5 million in 2011. Since 1966 more than 390 million cars, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and mopeds were recalled to correct safety defects.  Manufacturers are required to notify owners when there is a recall. Sometimes, even with notification, the needed repairs are not addressed or completed.

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2013-10-11 04:53:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/has-your-vehicle-been-repaired-following-a-recall/
Have an accident as the result of a defective vehicle part? - You may have legal recourse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/have-an-accident-as-the-result-of-a-defective-vehicle-part-you-may-have-legal-recourse/ Victims of vehicle accidents caused by defective vehicle parts may have legal recourse against the manufacturers and possibly others, such as part distributors. 

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2013-10-09 06:29:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/have-an-accident-as-the-result-of-a-defective-vehicle-part-you-may-have-legal-recourse/
Bicycle vs. Car: Intersection Crashes and How to Avoid Them http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-vs-car-intersection-crashes-and-how-to-avoid-them/ Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are quite common in Florida and elsewhere throughout the United States. But what some people may not realize is that Florida law imposes certain legal obligations on motor vehicle drivers with respect to their interaction with bike riders. Bicycle collisions can occur anywhere and at any given moment. However, Fort Myers personal injury attorneys know very well that car and bike crashes often occur at intersections.

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2013-10-08 16:45:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-vs-car-intersection-crashes-and-how-to-avoid-them/
3 Steps to Avoid Blind Zone Dangers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/3-steps-to-avoid-blind-zone-dangers/ In the U.S. every year there are approximately 840,000 side-to-side blind spot vehicle collisions with 300 fatalities,  according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

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2013-10-07 05:14:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/3-steps-to-avoid-blind-zone-dangers/
ATV Accidents And The Injuries That Can Occur http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atv-accidents-and-the-injuries-that-can-occur/ ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are often used by adults and teenagers for work and recreation. However, ATVs can be very dangerous. In fact, according to recently-released United States Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics on ATVs, hundreds of people have lost their lives in ATV accidents in Florida and many more have sustained serious injuries.

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2013-10-05 08:20:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atv-accidents-and-the-injuries-that-can-occur/
Motorcyclists May Suffer Crippling Spinal Injuries http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcyclists-may-suffer-crippling-spinal-injuries/ A study conducted by Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, confirms that motorcyclists who hit fixed objects greatly increase their risk of dying or having very severe injuries such as crippling spinal injuries and fractured vertebrae.

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2013-10-04 04:35:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcyclists-may-suffer-crippling-spinal-injuries/
DUI Impacts More Than the Driver http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-impacts-more-than-the-driver/ More than one third of those who have died in DUI accidents are not the DUI driver, according to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) August 2013  Safety In Numbers.  In 2011, 9,878 people lost their lives who were not driving.

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2013-10-02 05:37:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dui-impacts-more-than-the-driver/
Personal Injury Cases: Placing A Value On Damages http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-placing-a-value-on-damages/ If you have been injured in Florida, you probably are greatly concerned with not only your recovery but also with certain financial issues that typically arise from being involved in an accident. For example, people who are hurt in automobile accidents tend to have huge medical bills and extensive property damage. Likewise, those who are involved in truck accidents might require a great deal of rehabilitation and long-term medical care that can add up very quickly.

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2013-10-01 06:40:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/personal-injury-cases-placing-a-value-on-damages/
Experts Concerned About Teens Missing Benefits of State GDL Program http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/experts-concerned-about-teens-missing-benefits-of-state-gdl-program/ Between 25 to 30% of teen drivers are involved in crashes within the first 12 months of getting their operator's license, according to the Florida Sheriff's Department Association.

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2013-09-30 05:00:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/experts-concerned-about-teens-missing-benefits-of-state-gdl-program/
Prescription Drugs and Driving May Not Mix! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prescription-drugs-and-driving-may-not-mix/ Prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and supplements may not mix with driving. To avoid potential vehicle accidents, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) advises that it is best to be absolutely sure before getting behind the wheel.

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2013-09-27 07:16:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prescription-drugs-and-driving-may-not-mix/
Rollover Accidents More Common in Taller Vehicles: http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rollover-accidents-more-common-in-taller-vehicles/ Across the country, rollover accidents claim more than 10,000 lives every year. Over the last several years, drivers in Florida alone have been involved in over 100,000 rollover accidents that result in injury or fatality, and these accidents often occur at the fault of other drivers or the car’s manufacturer. Although driver errors—such as driving while texting, speeding,  or drinking—can have a hand in causing rollover accidents, personal injury lawyers in Fort Myers say that these accidents are more commonly a result of the vehicle’s stability and center of gravity, or what is happening on the road around the car.

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2013-09-26 05:12:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rollover-accidents-more-common-in-taller-vehicles/
A Brief Look At Nursing Home Abuse http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-brief-look-at-nursing-home-abuse/ Making the decision to leave a loved one in the care of a nursing home is not an easy choice for many individuals. Still, many people, and sometimes the elderly themselves, find moving to a nursing home to be the best option based on their particular needs. There are many well-run nursing homes that abide by state standards and laws; however, unfortunately, there are many facilities in Florida that violate the law.

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2013-09-25 06:40:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/a-brief-look-at-nursing-home-abuse/
Are Roundabouts Safe? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-roundabouts-safe/ Experts believe roundabouts are an efficient means of controlling traffic. But are they really safe?

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2013-09-25 04:58:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-roundabouts-safe/
Illegal Street (Drag) Racing Kills! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/illegal-street-drag-racing-kills/ Florida is ranked among the top five states in illegal street (drag)  racing of cars and motorcycles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, resulting in injuries and deaths from crashes.  

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2013-09-24 04:41:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/illegal-street-drag-racing-kills/
How Driving Distractions Rank http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-driving-distractions-rank/ "Driver inattention is the leading factor in most vehicle crashes and near-crashes," according to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. How do the driving distractions rank in severity? 

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2013-09-23 04:21:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-driving-distractions-rank/
How Insurance Adjusters Lowball Personal Injury Claims http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-insurance-adjusters-lowball-personal-injury-claims/ Some accident victims believe that accepting a settlement from an insurance company will be better than subjecting themselves to long court battles that may or may not go in their favor. However, some individuals quickly discover that accepting a settlement from an insurance company may not be to their advantage. In fact, Fort Myers personal injury attorneys are well aware of the fact that oftentimes, insurance adjusters lowball personal injury claims on a routine basis.

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2013-09-20 13:36:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-insurance-adjusters-lowball-personal-injury-claims/
Lee, Collier and Charlotte County Schools Lightning Preparations http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lee-collier-and-charlotte-county-schools-lightning-preparations/ It is still "rainy season" in Southwest Florida, and school is back in session for Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Many county students participate in sports which require outdoor practices and games. The combination of "rainy season" and student outdoor sports and activities presents potential danger of injury or death as a result of lightning strikes.   

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2013-09-20 04:31:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/lee-collier-and-charlotte-county-schools-lightning-preparations/
Tire Blow Out Appears To Be Cause Of Major Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tire-blow-out-appears-to-be-cause-of-major-accident/ The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a recent study reports that when vehicles are driving on under-inflated tires, they are 25 percent more likely to be involved in crashes, such as a rollovers.

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2013-09-17 05:18:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tire-blow-out-appears-to-be-cause-of-major-accident/
How Do Rollovers Happen, and How to Reduce the Risk? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-do-rollovers-happen-and-how-to-reduce-the-risk/ "Vehicle rollovers often result in devastating personal injury or wrongful death when the vehicle roof collapses on the driver or passenger resulting in paralysis, broken bones, devastating injuries, or death," said Vehicle Rollover Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. 

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2013-09-16 08:03:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-do-rollovers-happen-and-how-to-reduce-the-risk/
Elder Drivers, How Well Does Your Vehicle Fit? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/elder-drivers-how-well-does-your-vehicle-fit/ CarFit™ was created by AAA (the American Automobile Association), AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association, to assist elder drivers in determining how well they fit their vehicles so they may take action to improve their fit.  

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2013-09-12 04:41:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/elder-drivers-how-well-does-your-vehicle-fit/
Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Stroke http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traumatic-brain-injury-increases-risk-of-stroke/ A head injury sustained in a car accident or slip and fall can be more serious than just the immediate trauma. There may be increased risk of future damage in the form of a stroke. According to research done by the University of Michigan Health System, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be more likely to suffer from a future stroke. The findings of the research were published in the June 26, 2013, online issue of the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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2013-09-11 11:10:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traumatic-brain-injury-increases-risk-of-stroke/
Is Drowsy Driving an Epidemic? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-drowsy-driving-an-epidemic/ "Drowsy driving is dangerous - just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or engaging in social media while driving," says Lee, Collier and Charlotte County Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2013-09-11 04:57:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-drowsy-driving-an-epidemic/
What You Need to Know About Drug Recalls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-drug-recalls/ "Prescription drugs can save lives and cure medical conditions. They may also do harm. It is important for patients and doctors to be aware of drug recalls."

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2013-09-09 08:13:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-drug-recalls/
If You Hit Your Head, Would You Know What To Do? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-you-hit-your-head-would-you-know-what-to-do/ When head injury accidents happen to professional athletes, there are always medical professionals on-scene to assess the medical condition and take action. Would you know what to do if it happened to you or a loved one?  What are the signs for which to look to determine whether the situations serious? What if the signs are not immediately apparent?

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2013-09-06 05:32:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-you-hit-your-head-would-you-know-what-to-do/
Studies Show That Seatbelts Prevent Death In Motor Vehicle Collisions, Including on School Buses http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/studies-show-that-seatbelts-prevent-death-in-motor-vehicle-collisions-including-on-school-buses/ Click it or ticket - the national advertising campaign to get drivers and passengers to wear a seatbelt.  According to the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), wearing a seatbelt is the number one most effective precaution against death in a car accident. Yet, only 20% of the U.S.’s approximately 480,000 school buses have seatbelts.

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2013-09-05 09:50:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/studies-show-that-seatbelts-prevent-death-in-motor-vehicle-collisions-including-on-school-buses/
Slips and Falls Can Hurt Anyone! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slips-and-falls-can-hurt-anyone/ The Naples Daily News, in an article titled "Falls Can Hurt or Kill Anyone, Any Age", reported on July 30, 2013, that in the United States injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 44 and accidental trips, and falls are a larger portion of this number than one would think.

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2013-09-04 07:12:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/slips-and-falls-can-hurt-anyone/
Unrestricted Pets Cause Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unrestricted-pets-cause-vehicle-accidents/ Unrestricted pets are more than a driving hazard; they are dangerous to themselves and others. In fact 30,000 accidents per year are caused by unrestricted pets.  AAA reports that 31% of drivers are distracted by pets in their laps.  

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2013-09-03 04:57:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/unrestricted-pets-cause-vehicle-accidents/
No Documentation Required To Prove Economic Damages in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/no-documentation-required-to-prove-economic-damages-in-florida/ If you have missed work or cannot go back to work because of your injuries from a car accident, boating accident or product defect, then the Fort Myers personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover past lost wages, benefits and salary, future lost wages and future lost earning capacity from the at-fault party. 

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2013-08-30 14:18:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/no-documentation-required-to-prove-economic-damages-in-florida/
Are accident cases involving 18-wheelers different from other accident cases? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-accident-cases-involving-18-wheelers-different-from-other-accident-cases/ Seven people were injured, three critically, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in a truck accident  involving a semi and eleven other vehicles on I75 and Route 60 in Brandon, FL. Accident cases involving 18-wheelers are very different from other vehicle crash cases.

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2013-08-30 06:56:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-accident-cases-involving-18-wheelers-different-from-other-accident-cases/
Exercise Safe Driving Practices - Labor Day Weekend 2013 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/exercise-safe-driving-practices-labor-day-weekend-2013/ In a press release issued August 20, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that nearly 400 fatalities and 42,200 medically consulted injuries may occur from motor vehicle accidents this Labor Day weekend.

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2013-08-28 08:17:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/exercise-safe-driving-practices-labor-day-weekend-2013/
Injuries That Can Be Incurred At Construction Sites http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injuries-that-can-be-incurred-at-construction-sites/ For many people, construction work can be a lucrative opportunity that can bring in a great deal of money for themselves and their families. However, there are very serious risks associated with construction work. Almost all Fort Myers personal injury lawyers will tell you that construction sites can be exceptionally dangerous places to work and it is not uncommon for very serious accidents to take place.

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2013-08-26 13:39:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injuries-that-can-be-incurred-at-construction-sites/
Is Your Child In the right seat http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-child-in-the-right-seat/ "Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States.  The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way."

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2013-08-26 05:08:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/is-your-child-in-the-right-seat/
Drunk Driving National Enforcement Crackdown http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drunk-driving-national-enforcement-crackdown/ The CDC reports that the average drunk driver has been drunk 80 times before his/her first arrest. Over a lifetime, one in three people will be involved in alcohol-related accidents. 

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2013-08-23 08:14:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drunk-driving-national-enforcement-crackdown/
Stacked or Non-stacked Uninsured Motorist (UM) Insurance? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stacked-or-non-stacked-uninsured-motorist-um-insurance/ "Although UM (uninsured/underinsured) insurance is not mandatory in Florida, many people realize its importance when it is too late.  UM covers medical, lost wages, and pain and suffering after PIP (personal insurance protection) has been exhausted and when an at-fault driver has been determined to have no, or not enough, insurance," says Naples Accident Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. 

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2013-08-21 07:26:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/stacked-or-non-stacked-uninsured-motorist-um-insurance/
Texting and Driving Should Never Be Combined http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-should-never-be-combined/ "Every day the news media in some part of the country reports on automobile accidents, truck accidents, and other vehicle crashes which were the result of drivers' texting and driving.  In an effort to stop the devastating consequences of texting and driving and, as a public service, we are listing some of the over 200 devices or apps the electronics industry trade associations estimate are currently on the market. 

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2013-08-19 17:57:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/texting-and-driving-should-never-be-combined/
Red-Light Running Is Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-light-running-is-dangerous/ Red-light running is the leading cause of urban collisions according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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2013-08-15 15:09:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/red-light-running-is-dangerous/
Pool Drain Covers Can Be Dangerous http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pool-drain-covers-can-be-dangerous/ "Parents and guardians of children should check private pool drain covers to avoid preventable accidents or even death," says Florida Child Injuries Attorney, Randall Spivey. 

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2013-08-14 05:52:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pool-drain-covers-can-be-dangerous/
Distracted Walkers - Pedestrian Death Rate On The Rise! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/distracted-walkers-pedestrian-death-rate-on-the-rise/ The U.S. Department of Transportation figures for 2011, the most recent available, show that 14% of all traffic-related deaths in 2011 (32,367) were pedestrian deaths.  In 2010 Florida ranked number 2, following only California, in the number of pedestrian traffic deaths.

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2013-08-12 13:24:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/distracted-walkers-pedestrian-death-rate-on-the-rise/
Florida Man Files a Defective Product Claim Against Zip Line Company http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-man-files-a-defective-product-claim-against-zip-line-company/ A Palm Beach County man is suing an Oregon-based manufacturing company after sustaining disabling injuries in a fall from what he claims was a defective zip line. The 71-year-old man purchased the zip line kit last year and installed it for his grandchildren to use whenever they visit. Port Charlotte personal injury attorneys report that defective products and inferior manufacturing processes can often cause serious injuries for unsuspecting users.

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2013-08-12 10:51:34 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-man-files-a-defective-product-claim-against-zip-line-company/
New Truck Driver Fatigue Management Site http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-truck-driver-fatigue-management-site/ In partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,  (FMCSA), Transport Canada (TC), American Transportation Research Institute and other Canadian agencies, a new driver fatigue management website has been created - The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) website.  This website is designed to be voluntary and to compliment federal truck driver service hours (HOS) regulations.

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2013-08-09 05:44:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-truck-driver-fatigue-management-site/
Keep Your Home Safe from Slip and Falls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-your-home-safe-from-slip-and-falls/ An ice cube melting on the kitchen floor, a loose tile in the hallway, or a rolled up rug in the walkway—all these ordinary scenarios can lead to serious injury in your home. The National Safety Council (NSC) is launching a new campaign entitled “Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls,” to help prevent homeowners and their guests from suffering injuries caused by falling. With proper care and attention to safety around the house, Fort Myers personal injury attorneys  say that residents can easily reduce the number of slip and fall accidents. 

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2013-08-08 10:49:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/keep-your-home-safe-from-slip-and-falls/
Alert! Back to School Safety Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alert-back-to-school-safety-tips/ August is back-to-school month in Southwest Florida.  Collier, Charlotte and Lee County public schools, and many private schools, open their doors to a new school year this month. In Lee County alone an estimated 86,000 students and nearly 5,000 full and part-time employees will begin the 2013-2014 school year this month.  More than 850 school buses will be traveling 72,000 miles a day on 714 bus routes. Spivey Law Firm is committed to school safety.

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2013-08-07 05:28:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alert-back-to-school-safety-tips/
Know State Laws BEFORE Crossing the Border http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/know-state-laws-before-crossing-the-border/ If a trip involves crossing state lines, do you know that states have different laws? Florida, Georgia and Alabama, all contiguous states, do not have the same traffic laws. Know the laws BEFORE crossing the border.   

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2013-08-05 05:47:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/know-state-laws-before-crossing-the-border/
Dangers of Drowsy Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dangers-of-drowsy-driving/ Drowsy driving is a serious threat to drivers on the roads—and it’s a problem that law enforcement officials can do little to detect. Unlike drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers who have not had enough sleep cannot take a breathalyzer or submit a urine sample to indicate their levels of distraction. But driving when you are tired has led to over 11,000 deaths in the last ten years, according to Naples personal injury lawyers

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2013-08-01 10:22:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dangers-of-drowsy-driving/
Safe Driver - FGCU Student Video - A Finalist http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driver-fgcu-student-video-a-finalist/ "One of the 10 finalists in the 2013 Teens Drive Smart Video Contest, Natalie Barrios, comes from Southwest Florida and is a senior at FGCU majoring in English. We, at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., applaud Natalie's effort in making this very impressive video, Safe Driver" and join her in her effort to keep teens safe on the road,"said Attorney Randall Spivey.  

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2013-07-30 05:04:30 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/safe-driver-fgcu-student-video-a-finalist/
Truck Drivers to Get More Sleep! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-drivers-to-get-more-sleep/ According to The Wall Street Journal (July 3, 2013), although the USDOT does not have precise statistics on fatigue-related crashes, one study shows that roughly 13% of large-truck crashes involve a sleep-deprived driver. Sleep-deprived drivers are severely distracted drivers.

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2013-07-29 08:07:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/truck-drivers-to-get-more-sleep/
Be on the alert for weather changes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-on-the-alert-for-weather-changes/ The sudden thunderstorms in Florida, the "lightning capital of the world", have presented many dangers to residents and visitors, some of which are flooding, lightning strikes, and vehicle crashes caused by bad weather.

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2013-07-26 07:24:25 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-on-the-alert-for-weather-changes/
The Importance of Seat Belt Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-importance-of-seat-belt-safety/ A date night out on the town turned into tragedy last month, when a young couple was killed after a car accident involving a drunk driver. A 24-year-old woman, and 30-year-old man, were killed instantly when their Toyota was hit from behind. Neither driver nor passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, a mistake that may have contributed to the fatalities. Cape Coral personal injury attorneys say that seat belt safety is crucial for all drivers to avoid making tragic accidents even worse.  

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2013-07-25 11:03:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/the-importance-of-seat-belt-safety/
New Recommendations to Reduce DUI Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-recommendations-to-reduce-dui-crashes/ In a press release issued May 14, 2013, Deborah A.P. Hersman, NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)  Chairman, said, "Most Americans think that we've solved the problem of impaired driving, but in fact, it's still a national epidemic.  On average, every hour one person is killed, and 20 more are injured."

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2013-07-24 07:24:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-recommendations-to-reduce-dui-crashes/
New Regulations for Truck Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-regulations-for-truck-drivers/ The commercial trucking industry will roll out new regulations for truck drivers in Florida and around the country this month. Effective July 1st, 2013, truckers will have to comply with new rules for sleep and start-times, in a concentrated effort to ensure that drivers are well-rested for the road. Personal injury attorneys in Fort Myers hope that the new laws will cut down on accidents involving commercial vehicles. 

 

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2013-07-23 08:38:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/new-regulations-for-truck-drivers/
Florida Hit And Run Accidents On The Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-hit-and-run-accidents-on-the-rise/ The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that fatalities in hit and run accidents were 168 in 2012, up from 162 in 2011.  There were 69,994 hit and run accidents statewide in 2012. In Collier and Lee Counties alone, there have been at least five hit and run accidents since January, 2013. 

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2013-07-22 08:02:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-hit-and-run-accidents-on-the-rise/
Think Twice Before Buying or Riding a Carbon Fiber Bicycle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/think-twice-before-buying-or-riding-a-carbon-fiber-bicycle/ Carbon fiber bicycles have become favorites of bicycle enthusiasts and racers, including those in the famed Tour de France. However, some carbon fiber bicycles have had catastrophic failure.

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2013-07-19 08:20:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/think-twice-before-buying-or-riding-a-carbon-fiber-bicycle/
Danger - No Diving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-no-diving/ Swimming pool diving accidents can cause head, neck and spinal cord injuries. Each year more than 7,000 people in the U.S. experience diving accidents.

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2013-07-17 07:41:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-no-diving/
What To Do If You Have A Blowout http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-have-a-blowout/ Flat tires can be more than a nuisance, especially if they happen while driving on a major road or highway. 

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2013-07-15 08:38:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-to-do-if-you-have-a-blowout/
Hands-free Speech Dictation Technology Still a Distraction for Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-speech-dictation-technology-still-a-distraction-for-drivers/ The results of experiments conducted by the University of Utah were that hands-free speech-to-text devices were more distracting than even speaking on a cell phone. 

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2013-07-12 06:19:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hands-free-speech-dictation-technology-still-a-distraction-for-drivers/
Chrysler Owners Beware! New Recalls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/chrysler-owners-beware-new-recalls/ Reuters is reporting that Chrysler issued new recalls July 3, 2013 affecting 840,000 vehicles mostly in the U.S. These recalls follow last month's recalls of 1.56 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Libertys for potential fire danger in rear-end collisions because gas tanks were placed  behind the rear bumpers and rear axles.

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2013-07-10 07:22:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/chrysler-owners-beware-new-recalls/
What Are Your Nursing Home Rights http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-your-nursing-home-rights/ With close to one quarter of Florida's population age 60 and above, the use of nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be on the rise.  Florida Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorney reminds us that nursing home or assisted living facility residents have rights protected by law.

 

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2013-07-08 06:08:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-are-your-nursing-home-rights/
40 Percent of Designated Drivers Drink http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/40-percent-of-designated-drivers-drink/ NBC News Reporter, Lester Holt reported Monday, June 10, 2013 that a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey) finds that 40 percent of "designated drivers" drink before driving and nearly 20 percent say they drink so much it significantly impairs their ability to drive. 

 

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2013-07-05 08:09:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/40-percent-of-designated-drivers-drink/
Left-turn Lights Get a Different Look in Collier and Lee Counties http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/left-turn-lights-get-a-different-look-in-collier-and-lee-counties/ Even though the national traffic study was positive, Las Vegas, Nevada police are investigating whether a flashing yellow arrow was a contributing factor in the death of a 3-year-old girl in January, 2013.  Collier County just installed two such lights and Lee County has three.

 

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2013-07-03 06:47:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/left-turn-lights-get-a-different-look-in-collier-and-lee-counties/
Fireworks Can Cause Injury http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fireworks-can-cause-injury/ The statistics are staggering for preventable injuries during the months surrounding the July 4th celebration. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) reports that an average of 200 people go to emergency rooms every day because of fireworks injuries. 

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2013-07-01 05:35:59 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fireworks-can-cause-injury/
Check for Home Safety Hazards http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/check-for-home-safety-hazards/ "Checking for home safety hazards should be routine.  However, with busy lives this may not always happen. Since June is National Home Safety Month, this is a good time to review what should be done to protect families from unforeseen dangers," says Florida Defective Products Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2013-06-27 06:10:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/check-for-home-safety-hazards/
Beat the heat check the backseat http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/beat-the-heat-check-the-backseat/ It is only June and already there have been 15 children in the U.S. who have died as the result of heatstroke after being left in unattended vehicles.

 

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2013-06-26 08:00:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/beat-the-heat-check-the-backseat/
Boating Safety Tips from Your Cape Coral Injury Attorneys http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-safety-tips-from-your-cape-coral-injury-attorneys/ With the hot, lazy days of summer fast approaching, boaters in Florida are ready to hit the open waters. But boating accidents are also on the rise too, emphasizing the need for boater safety laws and precautions. Personal injury attorneys in Cape Coral urge those who go out on the water to comply with state laws regarding proper boating registration, maintenance, and safety.

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2013-06-25 09:40:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-safety-tips-from-your-cape-coral-injury-attorneys/
Potential Danger! Chrysler Jeep SUVs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/potential-danger-chrysler-jeep-suvs/ 1.56 million 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs are recalled by Chrysler.  1999-2004 Grand Cherokees to receive "customer service action".

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2013-06-24 06:09:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/potential-danger-chrysler-jeep-suvs/
Injured Spectators May Have Grounds for an Injury Lawsuit http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injured-spectators-may-have-grounds-for-an-injury-lawsuit/ Ten fans were injured last month at the Coca-Cola 600, a 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup event, when a support rope dropped from a Fox Sports camera suspended over the grandstands. The heavy nylon rope fell to the ground, striking several spectators seated below.

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2013-06-21 14:37:49 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/injured-spectators-may-have-grounds-for-an-injury-lawsuit/
Road Rage/Aggressive Driving - A Serious Problem http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/road-rage-aggressive-driving-a-serious-problem/ During the Florida Highway Patrol's "Ticketing Aggressive Drivers Cars and Trucks" campaign between February and May 2012, it issued more than 4,900 citations, 2,000 of which were associated with aggressive driving.

 

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2013-06-21 05:08:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/road-rage-aggressive-driving-a-serious-problem/
Florida Announces New Texting and Driving Ban http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-announces-new-texting-and-driving-ban/ The Florida Legislature approved a law last month that bans texting, emailing or instant messaging from a cell phone while driving. The bill, SB 52, makes Florida the 40th state to make it a criminal offense to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Fort Myers personal injury lawyers hope that the new legislation, once passed, will prevent collisions and crashes caused by distracted driving.

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2013-06-19 13:50:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-announces-new-texting-and-driving-ban/
Teen Driver Distraction - A Growing Problem http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-driver-distraction-a-growing-problem/ 54% of teens reported driving while using hand-held cell phones, and 30% of teens admitted to reading a text one or more times every time they drive. 

 

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2013-06-19 07:40:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-driver-distraction-a-growing-problem/
Trampolines - Fun or Dangerous? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trampolines-fun-or-dangerous/ According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission 100,000 people are hurt every year on indoor and outdoor trampolines.

 

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2013-06-17 08:27:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/trampolines-fun-or-dangerous/
Construction is Booming - Construction Accidents May Increase http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/construction-is-booming-construction-accidents-may-increase/ The overall safety of construction projects under Florida law is the general contractor's responsibility.  However, with contractors and sub-contractors involved in a project, determining who was responsible for the safety hazard can be a very complex process and requires construction accident experts.

 

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2013-06-14 08:00:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/construction-is-booming-construction-accidents-may-increase/
Night Blindness May Be Worse Than Ever http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/night-blindness-may-be-worse-than-ever/ The glare from headlights is more troublesome than ever before.  According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), because of technology, automotive design and an aging population, vehicle lights at night are now brighter. 

 

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2013-06-12 06:01:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/night-blindness-may-be-worse-than-ever/
How to Avoid Playground Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-avoid-playground-accidents/ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are seen in U.S. emergency rooms for playground-related child injuries. 

 

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2013-06-10 06:59:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-avoid-playground-accidents/
Teach All Children How to Swim http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teach-all-children-how-to-swim/ "Children younger than age 5 represent more than 75% of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78% of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involve children younger than 15."

 

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2013-06-07 05:33:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teach-all-children-how-to-swim/
Don't Text and Drive - It's the Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Dont-Text-and-Drive---Its-the-Law/ Florida joined 38 states and the District of Columbia with a ban on texting while driving when Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation on Tuesday, May 28.  The law takes effect October 1, 2013. 

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2013-06-05 06:25:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Dont-Text-and-Drive---Its-the-Law/
Randall Spivey Selected for Two 2013 Awards of Distinction http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/randall-spivey-selected-for-two-2013-awards-of-distinction/ Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer for 2013 by Florida Super Lawyers magazine and by Martindale-Hubbell for the Client Distinction Award

 

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2013-06-03 05:59:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/randall-spivey-selected-for-two-2013-awards-of-distinction/
Rental Car Responsibilities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rental-car-responsibilities/ Among famous attractions like Disneyworld and the many destination beaches that encompass the coast, Florida is a popular haven for vacationers during the summer months. Many of these visitors rely on rental cars for transportation once they arrive in Florida, but they may not always be aware of the legal responsibility involved in renting a car—both on the part of the vacationer and of the rental agency.

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2013-05-31 10:37:28 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/rental-car-responsibilities/
How Fast Can You Stop Your Motorcycle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-fast-can-you-stop-your-motorcycle/ Whether the motorcyclist is a first-time rider or a veteran, knowing  how to brake safely is important.

 

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2013-05-31 04:09:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-fast-can-you-stop-your-motorcycle/
What do you do after a vehicle accident? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-you-do-after-a-vehicle-accident/ Knowing what to do before and after an accident is important to maintaining your rights and obtaining the best possible monetary settlements or verdicts.

 

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2013-05-30 07:11:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-do-you-do-after-a-vehicle-accident/
Van Accidents May Lead to Lawsuits http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/van-accidents-may-lead-to-lawsuits/ A tragic van accident on the Florida turnpike killed one person and left 19 other passengers, including young children, injured last month, Fort Myers auto accident lawyer reports. Merlande Chery, a North Miami woman, died after being ejected from the van when the driver lost control during a tire blowout. The state Highway Patrol is looking into what caused the crash. Depending on the outcome of that investigation, the victim's family and the injured parties may decide to take legal action.

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2013-05-28 09:18:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/van-accidents-may-lead-to-lawsuits/
5 Tips for Being a roll model may is bicycle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-tips-for-being-a-roll-model-may-is-bicycle-safety-month/ 618 bicyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2010 (most recent statistics) according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 5 Tips for Being a "Roll Model"

 

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2013-05-28 06:15:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-tips-for-being-a-roll-model-may-is-bicycle-safety-month/
Motorcycle Safety is Key in the Summer http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-safety-is-key-in-the-summer/ Florida's winding and scenic highways are perfect routes for motorcycle enthusiasts, but auto accident lawyers in Fort Myers say that the increasing number of collisions involving motorcycles highlights the need for safety. More than 4,000 people die in motorcycle accidents every year. Recent studies have shown that the blame for these accidents is distributed among both motorcyclists and automobile drivers alike.

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2013-05-24 15:56:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-safety-is-key-in-the-summer/
Boating and Alcohol - A Deadly Combination http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-and-alcohol-a-deadly-combination/ Saturday, May 25 is the beginning of the 2013 National Safe Boating Week, Fort Myers Safe Boating Attorney, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. would like to remind boaters of Florida's BUI - Boating Under the Influence Laws. 

 

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2013-05-24 07:03:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/boating-and-alcohol-a-deadly-combination/
Protecting Children on a School Bus From Unsafe Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/protecting-children-on-a-school-bus-from-unsafe-drivers/ Several high school students were injured when a vehicle rear-ended a school bus in Riviera Beach last month. The bus was transporting the students to Inlet Grove High School in West Palm Beach when the accident occurred. Five of the students suffered minor injuries in the accident, and Fort Myers personal injury attorneys say that their families may file lawsuits for damages.

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2013-05-22 15:05:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/protecting-children-on-a-school-bus-from-unsafe-drivers/
Memorial Day Weekend - Click It Or Ticket Campaign http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend-click-it-or-ticket-campaign/ One in five Americans do not regularly use seat belts, the most effective safety feature ever invented, and men between 18 and 34 are less likely to wear seat belts than any other gender or age group, according to NHTSA.

 

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2013-05-22 07:59:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/memorial-day-weekend-click-it-or-ticket-campaign/
Family of Assault Victim Files Suit Claiming Wrongful Death http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/family-of-assault-victim-files-suit-claiming-wrongful-death/ The family of Audrie Pott, the California girl who committed suicide last year in a tragedy that highlighted the devastating consequences of school bullying and humiliation in the digital age, has filed a civil action lawsuit against the three teens arrested in connection with her death.

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2013-05-20 16:04:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/family-of-assault-victim-files-suit-claiming-wrongful-death/
How to Reduce The Chances of Being In A Vehicle Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-reduce-the-chances-of-being-in-a-vehicle-accident/ NHTSA reports that approximately 6 million collisions occur on America's roads each year.  These accidents kill approximately 40,000 Americans and injure 2 million more annually. Reduce the chances of being in a vehicle accident.

 

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2013-05-20 06:18:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-reduce-the-chances-of-being-in-a-vehicle-accident/
Life Jackets Save Lives http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/life-jackets-save-lives/ National Safe Boating Week - May 18 - May 24, 2013 -- "Being 'on the water' requires being responsible for everyone having and wearing life jackets.  One never knows when a boating accident may occur."

 

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2013-05-17 07:33:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/life-jackets-save-lives/
Save a Child's Life - Rear Visibility Equipment for Vehicles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/save-a-child-s-life-rear-visibility-equipment-for-vehicles/ In the U.S. 50 children are backed over by vehicles each week, with 48 treated in emergency rooms, and 2 die. 

 

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2013-05-15 08:15:18 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/save-a-child-s-life-rear-visibility-equipment-for-vehicles/
Teenager Suffers Massive Brain Trauma After School Refuses to Use AED http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teenager-suffers-massive-brain-trauma-after-school-refuses-to-use-aed/ The recent death of a Florida high school soccer player has sports professionals, spectators, and legislators questioning the duty that an after-school organization has to protect the health of its members.

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2013-05-14 09:25:44 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teenager-suffers-massive-brain-trauma-after-school-refuses-to-use-aed/
Motorcycle Safety - Protective Gear and Safety Awareness http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-safety-protective-gear-and-safety-awareness/ Having the right "riding" apparel and riding a bike with the right safety equipment are both steps in preventing motorcycle crash injuries.

 

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2013-05-13 06:34:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorcycle-safety-protective-gear-and-safety-awareness/
Work zone driving tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/work-zone-driving-tips/ During the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than: 4,400 persons died (85% of whom was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured.

 

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2013-05-10 08:50:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/work-zone-driving-tips/
Vehicle Accidents and the Weather - Driving Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-accidents-and-the-weather-driving-tips/ "Fog, rain and slick pavement often occur in Florida and have caused many vehicle accidents. When there's inclement weather, different driving skills are required."

 

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2013-05-08 07:46:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/vehicle-accidents-and-the-weather-driving-tips/
How to Find Out About Vehicle Recalls - They Happen Every Day http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-find-out-about-vehicle-recalls-they-happen-every-day/ In one day there were eight vehicle recalls exceeding 1.8 million vehicles.  How can you find out about these recalls?

 

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2013-05-06 06:29:04 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-find-out-about-vehicle-recalls-they-happen-every-day/
Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-parents-of-teen-drivers/ Statistics show that a teen's risk of being in a car crash is highest in the first 12 months after getting the driver's license. 

 

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2013-05-03 09:11:14 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tips-for-parents-of-teen-drivers/
May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-national-youth-traffic-safety-month/ A new Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual  survey of 1,708 11th and 12th graders reported that nearly a quarter of teens in the U.S. (23%), admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs used illegally at some point.

 

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2013-05-01 05:31:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/may-is-national-youth-traffic-safety-month/
How to Stay Safe on Motorcycles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-stay-safe-on-motorcycles/ It is particularly important for motorcyclists to do everything they can to stay safe.

 

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2013-04-26 07:05:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/how-to-stay-safe-on-motorcycles/
Quiet Cars - A Threat to Pedestrians and Bicyclists? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/quiet-cars-a-threat-to-pedestrians-and-bicyclists/ According to the Department of Transportation, hybrid and electric cars are so quiet that pedestrians and bicyclists don't know they are there.

 

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2013-04-22 05:17:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/quiet-cars-a-threat-to-pedestrians-and-bicyclists/
What should children do in an emergency? Call 911. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-should-children-do-in-an-emergency-call-911/ KidsHealth.org says that "teaching children how to use 911 in an emergency could be one of the simplest - and most important - lessons you'll ever share."

 

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2013-04-19 06:32:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-should-children-do-in-an-emergency-call-911/
What causes rollover accidents? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-causes-rollover-accidents/ Devastating personal injury or wrongful death can result from vehicle rollovers.

 

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2013-04-17 07:28:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-causes-rollover-accidents/
Take the Cell-Free Pledge http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/take-the-cell-free-pledge/ April is "National Distracted Driving Awareness Month".  The problem of distracted driving is large.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2011 3,331 people were killed by distracted drivers - 387,000 were injured.

 

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2013-04-15 01:30:03 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/take-the-cell-free-pledge/
Be Seen - Be Safe - Riding Bicycles At Night http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-seen-be-safe-riding-bicycles-at-night/ How often do drivers suddenly come upon bicyclists riding at night?  If it happens even once, it may be once too often.

 

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2013-04-12 04:23:41 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-seen-be-safe-riding-bicycles-at-night/
Who's First When Getting Out of a Submerged Vehicle? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-s-first-when-getting-out-of-a-submerged-vehicle/ "Children should be helped out of a (submerged) vehicle from oldest to youngest."

 

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2013-04-10 06:14:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-s-first-when-getting-out-of-a-submerged-vehicle/
Help for Today - Hope for Tomorrow http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/ April is the NCADD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.) "Alcohol Awareness Month".

 

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2013-04-08 04:59:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/
Dog Bite - What do you do? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bite-what-do-you-do/ Do you know how to avoid dog bites?  If a dog bit you, your child or someone you know, would you know what to do? 

 

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2013-04-05 08:40:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/dog-bite-what-do-you-do/
$3 Million Jury Award for Former Immokalee Middle School Teacher Upheld http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/3-million-jury-award-for-former-immokalee-middle-school-teacher-upheld/ On March 15, 2013 the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, upheld the $3 million jury award in David Bowdler's suit against State Farm.

 

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2013-04-03 08:29:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/3-million-jury-award-for-former-immokalee-middle-school-teacher-upheld/
ATVs - Before Riding, Think Safety http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-before-riding-think-safety/ In 2011 there were an estimated 107,500 ATV-related emergency department-treated injuries in the United States, 27% of which were children younger than 16. (CPSC 2011 Annual Report - Issued February 2013)

 

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2013-04-01 04:32:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/atvs-before-riding-think-safety/
Traffic Accidents and Fatalities Are Up http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-accidents-and-fatalities-are-up/ "I am seeing an uptick in distracted driving accidents.  These often involve higher speed collisions because the driver looks down at a phone or takes his eyes off the road and never even slows or brakes before impact."

 

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2013-03-29 05:52:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/traffic-accidents-and-fatalities-are-up/
If in Doubt - Sit it Out http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-in-doubt-sit-it-out/ In the United States approximately 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries (many sports-related) happen each year; many go unreported or are untreated according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

 

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2013-03-27 04:26:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/if-in-doubt-sit-it-out/
Be Safe When Riding a Wave Runner http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-when-riding-a-wave-runner/ A University of Florida study showed that wave runner accidents and other PWC accidents cause far greater injuries than other boating accidents. 

 

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2013-03-25 05:25:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-safe-when-riding-a-wave-runner/
Inadequate Security? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security/ Under Florida law businesses are required to provide you with adequate and necessary security for your safety.

 

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2013-03-22 05:10:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/inadequate-security/
Child Injuries and Deaths Up While Product Recalls Are Down http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/child-injuries-and-deaths-up-while-product-recalls-are-down/ In its February 13, 2013 annual report, Safe Sleep, Safe Play,  Kids in Danger (KIDS) reported that although the number of children's product recalls dropped 20% in 2012 the number of incidents were up 49%, injuries up 42% and child deaths up 200% prior to the recalls. 

 

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2013-03-20 08:55:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/child-injuries-and-deaths-up-while-product-recalls-are-down/
Buyer Beware! Used Cars May Have Recalls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buyer-beware-used-cars-may-have-recalls/ "Used car dealers across the nation persist in foisting off unsafe, recalled vehicles on an unsuspecting public."

 

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2013-03-18 05:10:15 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/buyer-beware-used-cars-may-have-recalls/
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis Are Life Changing http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spinal-cord-injuries-and-paralysis-are-life-changing/ It can happen suddenly; just as sudden as a motorcycle accident, vehicle accident,  vehicle rollover, a fall or any accident.  The victim is injured.  The injuries may be spinal cord related and/or lead to paralysis.   

 

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2013-03-15 04:33:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spinal-cord-injuries-and-paralysis-are-life-changing/
Metro Crash Victim, David Vanaman, Files Suit To Help Others http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/metro-crash-victim-david-vanaman-files-suit-to-help-others/ The engineering investigator for the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. discovered that the driver's view was obstructed by numerous signs and barricades that should have been removed before the road was opened.

 

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2013-03-13 13:08:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/metro-crash-victim-david-vanaman-files-suit-to-help-others/
Crosswalks and Pedestrians - What is the responsibility of the driver and the pedestrian http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/crosswalks-and-pedestrians-what-is-the-responsibility-of-the-driver-and-the-pedestrian/ "A pedestrian versus an automobile is a devastating mix. Pedestrians do not stand a chance when drivers of cars do not watch out for them and strike them." 

 

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2013-03-11 05:17:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/crosswalks-and-pedestrians-what-is-the-responsibility-of-the-driver-and-the-pedestrian/
More Florida Tourists - More Boating Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-florida-tourists-more-boating-accidents/ The influx of visitors seeking the warm climate and beautiful beaches, added to the year-round population, means even more boat traffic on Florida's waters.  Florida is the national leader in annual boating fatalities. 

 

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2013-03-08 08:03:20 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/more-florida-tourists-more-boating-accidents/
What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-questions-should-you-ask-before-hiring-a-personal-injury-attorney/ Do your "homework" when selecting a personal injury attorney.

 

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2013-03-06 07:38:27 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-questions-should-you-ask-before-hiring-a-personal-injury-attorney/
Get to Know Your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/get-to-know-your-anti-lock-braking-system-abs/ Motorists need to become familiar with their vehicle's braking system.

 

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2013-03-04 05:10:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/get-to-know-your-anti-lock-braking-system-abs/
Who's Responsible if There's No Lighting In a Parking Lot? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-s-responsible-if-there-s-no-lighting-in-a-parking-lot/ It's night and the parking lot is not lit.  Who is responsible if there is an accident because of poor, or no lighting?

 

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2013-03-01 07:25:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/who-s-responsible-if-there-s-no-lighting-in-a-parking-lot/
Hear Sirens? - Driving Behind a School Bus? - Know What to Do? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hear-sirens-driving-behind-a-school-bus-know-what-to-do/ Do you know what to do when you hear sirens, or you're driving behind a school bus? These are questions many drivers ask themselves when facing these situations. It could be too late.    

 

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2013-02-27 07:32:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hear-sirens-driving-behind-a-school-bus-know-what-to-do/
It's a Challenge - Driving At Night - Tips for Night Drivers http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/it-s-a-challenge-driving-at-night-tips-for-night-drivers/ 90% of a driver's reaction depends on vision. Vision, color and contrast, depth perception and peripheral vision are all lessened when driving in the dark.  "With these challenges drivers need to take extra precautions."

 

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2013-02-25 05:41:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/it-s-a-challenge-driving-at-night-tips-for-night-drivers/
Are You Okay? - Concussions Following Vehicle Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-okay-concussions-following-vehicle-accidents/ Many people "walk away" from vehicle accidents and when asked: "Are You Okay?", would answer "Yes".  But this is not always the case. 

 

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2013-02-19 07:46:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-you-okay-concussions-following-vehicle-accidents/
Get Out of Submerged Vehicles Quickly! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/get-out-of-submerged-vehicles-quickly/ The Florida Highway Patrol reports that about 4800 car accidents each year end up with a vehicle submerged in water. Get out quickly!

 

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2013-02-15 05:15:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/get-out-of-submerged-vehicles-quickly/
Choose a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility Wisely http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/choose-a-nursing-home-or-assisted-living-facility-wisely/ Choosing the right 'next home' for a loved one is an important, difficult and often stressful decision.

 

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2013-02-13 08:11:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/choose-a-nursing-home-or-assisted-living-facility-wisely/
Prevent Accidents and Injuries - Tips for Motorists and Cyclists http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-accidents-and-injuries-tips-for-motorists-and-cyclists/ Florida was the second deadliest state in terms of bicycle fatalities in 2010 (the latest NHTSA statistics). "Motorists and cyclists each need to be safety-conscious when on Florida's roads."

 

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2013-02-11 04:05:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/prevent-accidents-and-injuries-tips-for-motorists-and-cyclists/
What is Comparative Fault? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-comparative-fault/ Victims of accidents have the right to pursue claims for their damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident.

 

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2013-02-08 07:53:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/what-is-comparative-fault/
Promoting Children's Safety & Wellness - Kid's Safety Program http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/promoting-children-s-safety-wellness-kid-s-safety-program/ With motor vehicle accidents being the No. 1 cause of death of children under 12 and the high rate of childhood drownings, the Kid's Safety Program is committed to keeping kids safe.  

 

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2013-02-06 08:08:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/promoting-children-s-safety-wellness-kid-s-safety-program/
Aggressive Driving and Speeding Can Cause Road Fatalities http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aggressive-driving-and-speeding-can-cause-road-fatalities/ According to safety.transportation.org, Lee County, Florida, has had one of the highest fatal automobile-accident rates in Florida. Many of the crashes appeared to have been caused by aggressive driving. 

 

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2013-02-04 00:29:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/aggressive-driving-and-speeding-can-cause-road-fatalities/
Taking the Right Medication? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/taking-the-right-medication/ 1.3 million people in the United States are injured each year because of medication errors. What are these errors?  How can you avoid being a victim? If you do become a victim of prescription errors, what should you do?  

 

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2013-02-01 07:49:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/taking-the-right-medication/
Study: Motorcycle Cameras to Improve Safety Training http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-motorcycle-cameras-to-improve-safety-training/ 100 motorcyclists nationwide are participating in a naturalistic motorcycle riding study by equipping their motorcycles with color cameras and other monitoring instrumentation. The study will be used by MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) to update their training programs.

 

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2013-01-30 07:45:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/study-motorcycle-cameras-to-improve-safety-training/
Hurt By Drunk Driver? It Happens Too Often http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hurt-by-drunk-driver-it-happens-too-often/ Six automobile crashes on January 13, 2012 were DUI related.  "Drunk driving must be stopped." says Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. "Our firm has dedicated its legal practice to assist those injured as a result of DUI crashes."

 

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2013-01-28 05:15:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/hurt-by-drunk-driver-it-happens-too-often/
Teen Driver Challenge - Reduce the Chances of Being Involved in a Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-driver-challenge-reduce-the-chances-of-being-involved-in-a-crash/ Teen drivers, ages 16-19 are three times more likely than drivers 20 and older to be in a fatal crash.  The Florida Sheriff's Association developed a program called Teen Driver Challenge to help combat the high crash and teen driver mortality rate.

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2013-01-25 08:42:43 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/teen-driver-challenge-reduce-the-chances-of-being-involved-in-a-crash/
Motorists Beware - Motorcyclists Are Sharing the Road http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorists-beware-motorcyclists-are-sharing-the-road/ "Watch out.  Motorcyclists are everywhere." The Motorcycle Safety Foundation provides  Quick Tips for Motorists.

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2013-01-23 08:43:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/motorists-beware-motorcyclists-are-sharing-the-road/
Drowsy Drivers - 1 in 24 Admit Falling Asleep While Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-drivers-1-in-24-admit-falling-asleep-while-driving/ The CDC reports 1 in 24 surveyed have admitted to falling asleep while driving. 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers. Avoid driving while drowsy by knowing the risk factors and signs of driving while fatigued.

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2013-01-20 20:44:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/drowsy-drivers-1-in-24-admit-falling-asleep-while-driving/
Your Business May be Entitled to Deepwater Horizon Settlement Funds http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/your-business-may-be-entitled-to-deepwater-horizon-settlement-funds/ Now is the time to file a Business Economic Loss claim under the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement Agreement.  Your business does not need to be located on or near the Gulf of Mexico to file a claim.

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2013-01-17 15:48:02 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/your-business-may-be-entitled-to-deepwater-horizon-settlement-funds/
Are Your Kids Safe In and Around Vehicles? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-kids-safe-in-and-around-vehicles/ There are six common dangers for children around vehicles which parents and drivers overlook.  Do you know what they are?

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2013-01-16 07:56:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/are-your-kids-safe-in-and-around-vehicles/
Spot a drunk driver http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spot-a-drunk-driver/ "Drunk drivers cause accidents which injure and kill.  Being able to recognize the signs of potential drunk drivers and reporting them by calling 911 could save a life." says Hurt by Drunk Driver Attorney, Randall Spivey. 

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2013-01-14 03:48:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/spot-a-drunk-driver/
Driving Near 18-Wheelers? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-near-18-wheelers-share-with-care/ Sharing the road with "18-wheelers" isn't like sharing the road with anyone else. Drivers must take precautions.

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2013-01-11 07:46:08 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/driving-near-18-wheelers-share-with-care/
Medications and Supplements Can Cause Car, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medications-and-supplements-can-cause-car-motorcycle-and-truck-accidents/ Drivers need to be careful when driving while taking medications and/or supplements.  The side-effects can cause car, motorcycle, and truck accidents.  

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2013-01-09 07:35:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/medications-and-supplements-can-cause-car-motorcycle-and-truck-accidents/
Frontal Crash Results for Best Selling 2012 Toyota Camry and Prius V‏ are Poor http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/frontal-crash-results-for-best-selling-2012-toyota-camry-and-prius-v-are-poor/ Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2012 frontal crash test rates Toyota's Camry and Prius V poor.  Automobile accidents as a result of these types of crashes seriously injure or kill those in the front seat.


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2013-01-07 05:51:00 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/frontal-crash-results-for-best-selling-2012-toyota-camry-and-prius-v-are-poor/
Pedestrians who walk and text are most at risk of being in an accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrians-who-walk-and-text-are-most-at-risk-of-being-in-an-accident/ Distracted walking study reported December 10, 2012, 29.8% of walkers involved in accidents were using electronic devices when navigating intersections.

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2013-01-04 07:43:55 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/pedestrians-who-walk-and-text-are-most-at-risk-of-being-in-an-accident/
Defective Vehicles Can Cause Crashes http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-vehicles-can-cause-crashes/ "Check with www.safercar.gov for safety-related notices and recalls before buying a new or used vehicle." says Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey.

 

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2013-01-03 12:22:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/defective-vehicles-can-cause-crashes/
In Case of Emergency - Let First Responders Know Your Contact Information - ICE Your Phone™ http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/in-case-of-emergency-let-first-responders-know-your-contact-information-ice-your-phone/ Let first responders know who to contact in case of an automobile accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, DUI accident or any accident.  Use ICEYourPhone. It could be a "life saver".

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2013-01-03 07:42:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/in-case-of-emergency-let-first-responders-know-your-contact-information-ice-your-phone/
Bicycle Safety in Florida Is a Problem http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-safety-in-florida-is-a-problem/ "Florida is one of the least safe places for bicyclists in the country."  

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2013-01-02 10:16:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/bicycle-safety-in-florida-is-a-problem/
Crashes Can Result From Defective Vehicles http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/crashes-can-result-from-defective-vehicles/ "Check with www.safercar.gov for safety-related notices and recalls before buying a new or used vehicle." says Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey.

 

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2012-12-20 08:49:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/crashes-can-result-from-defective-vehicles/
Help Prevent DUI Accidents - How to be a Responsible Host & Party-goer http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-prevent-dui-accidents-how-to-be-a-responsible-host-partygoer/ Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. reminds, "As hosts we have the responsibility of being sure our guests not only have a good time, but also are around to share in future festivities.  To do this we need to be responsible. I've seen first-hand the results of what happens when people drink and drive.  It's tragic.  That's why I'd like to share with you some tips on How to be a Responsible Host and Party-goer."

 

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2012-12-13 07:43:36 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/help-prevent-dui-accidents-how-to-be-a-responsible-host-partygoer/
Multiple Vehicles and Injuries in Crash as a Result of a Pig on the Road http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/multiple-vehicles-and-injuries-in-crash-as-a-result-of-a-pig-on-the-road/ Attorney Spivey suggests, "Drivers on all roads in this area need to become animal aware. Animals on, and crossing roads, can be present. It just happened on Sanibel and in a neighborhood in Estero .  Also, Florida black bear sightings are at an all time high."

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2012-12-11 13:06:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/multiple-vehicles-and-injuries-in-crash-as-a-result-of-a-pig-on-the-road/
FDOT To Install Traffic Signal at Dangerous Intersection - Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fdot-to-install-traffic-signal-at-dangerous-intersection-metro-parkway-extension-and-briarcliff-road/ David Vanaman, victim of first crash at the newly opened Metro Parkway Extension, was available for comment following release from the hospital Wednesday, October 5, according to his attorney, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

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2012-12-10 12:23:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fdot-to-install-traffic-signal-at-dangerous-intersection-metro-parkway-extension-and-briarcliff-road/
David Vanaman Released from Hospital http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-released-from-hospital/ After 43 days, David Vanaman was released from the hospital December 5, 2012.  Mr. Vanaman was the victim of the first crash on the newly-opened Metro Parkway Extension in Fort Myers, FL on October 22, 2012.  

 

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2012-12-06 13:13:31 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-released-from-hospital/
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Seats Reduce Injuries and Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/seat-belts-and-child-restraint-seats-reduce-injuries-and-deaths/ "Drivers need to protect children in vehicles not only by obeying Florida laws but by following the guidelines created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)." said Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

 

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2012-12-05 13:58:13 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/seat-belts-and-child-restraint-seats-reduce-injuries-and-deaths/
It's Holiday Time; It's National Impaired Driving Prevention Month December 2012 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/it-s-holiday-time-it-s-it-s-national-impaired-driving-prevention-month-december-2012/ December 2012 has been declared National Impaired Driving Prevention Month by President Obama in his recent Presidential Proclamation.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, someone in the United States is killed by a drunk driver every 40 minutes.

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2012-12-04 15:05:29 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/it-s-holiday-time-it-s-it-s-national-impaired-driving-prevention-month-december-2012/
Danger - Recalled Toy http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-recalled-toy/ 15,500 children's ride on toy, Step2 X-Rider, sold nationally by Target and other retailers January through August, 2012 have been recalled due to the potential of injuries, some of which have already occurred. 

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2012-11-29 04:13:26 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/danger-recalled-toy/
Over One Million Injuries In U.S. Each Year Are Slips, Trips & Falls http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/over-one-million-injuries-in-u-s-each-year-are-slips-trips-falls/ Slips, trips and falls happen every day.  Serious injuries, including death, can occur as a result of slips, trips and/or falls.  Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey has seen first-hand the results of these accidents.  There are some common causes.

 

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2012-11-28 08:28:10 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/over-one-million-injuries-in-u-s-each-year-are-slips-trips-falls/
Update on David Vanaman, first victim of Metro Parkway Extension Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/update-on-david-vanaman-first-victim-of-metro-parkway-extension-crash/ Vanaman family attorney, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. issued a release November 20, 2012 on Mr. Vanaman's condition and the status of the FDOT traffic study.

 

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2012-11-27 08:23:52 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/update-on-david-vanaman-first-victim-of-metro-parkway-extension-crash/
Two Motorcycle Deaths in Lee County, Florida in Less Than Two Weeks http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/two-motorcycle-deaths-in-lee-county-florida-in-less-than-two-weeks/ Driving around motorcycles can be a challenge.  Many accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles happen at intersections when vehicles are making left turns.  According to Drive-Safely.net - "Vehicles turning in front of motorcycles is the number one cause of fatal accidents for motorcycle riders."

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2012-11-25 20:44:07 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/two-motorcycle-deaths-in-lee-county-florida-in-less-than-two-weeks/
Florida Lawmakers Urged to Pass Distracted Driving Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmakers-urged-to-pass-distracted-driving-law/ The Distracted Driving Summit was held in Tampa, Florida November 13, 2012. Florida is one of only 11 states which does not have a distracted driver law. Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. said, "The law is needed, and I hope Florida will pass such a law quickly as distracted drivers now cause up to 20 times more crashes than substance abusers."  Learn more about managing distractions while driving.

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2012-11-15 05:36:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmakers-urged-to-pass-distracted-driving-law/
Be Aware of Wet Road Conditions http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-aware-of-wet-road-conditions/ "A disproportionate number of crashes due to wet and slippery roads take place in the dry season." says Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.  "Roads become extremely  slippery when rain first starts to fall. As rain begins  it mixes with oils that cover the road's surface. I recommend that drivers learn ways to cope with wet roads even in the dry season."

 

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2012-11-14 07:56:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/be-aware-of-wet-road-conditions/
Recall - Ameridose, sister company of New England Compounding Center (NECC) issues recalls on all of its products http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recall-ameridose-sister-company-of-new-england-compounding-center-necc-issues-recalls-on-all-of-its-products/ According to an Food & Drug Administration (FDA) press release October 31, 2012, AmeridoseWestborough, MA,  sister company of the New England Compounding Center, Framingham, MA linked to more than 30 deaths caused by contaminated products, informed its customers of its voluntary recall of  all of its products following the FDA's inspection which found "shortcomings in testing procedures".  The FDA has called for improvement in Ameridose's sterility testing process. 

 

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2012-11-06 12:32:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/recall-ameridose-sister-company-of-new-england-compounding-center-necc-issues-recalls-on-all-of-its-products/
David Vanaman Shows Positive Signs as Florida Department of Transportation to Begin Traffic Study at Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-shows-positive-signs-as-florida-department-of-transportation-to-begin-traffic-study-at-metro-parkway-extension-and-briarcliff-road/ The Vanaman attorney, Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. issued a statement on November 1, 2012 regarding David Vanaman's health status and the start of the Florida Department of Traffic (FDOT) traffic studies at the intersection of Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road the week of November 5, 2012.

 

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2012-11-05 12:13:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/david-vanaman-shows-positive-signs-as-florida-department-of-transportation-to-begin-traffic-study-at-metro-parkway-extension-and-briarcliff-road/
Tragic Collier County Vehicle Accident A Wake-up Call http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tragic-collier-county-vehicle-accident-a-wake-up-call/ Just after 4 a.m. on October 29, 2012 there was a tragic accident in Collier County on U.S. 41. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a woman lost control of her 2013 Chevrolet Suburban and over corrected first to the right then to the left and the vehicle flipped.  Both the woman and a 3 year-old child were thrown from the vehicle.  Neither the woman nor the child were wearing a seat belt.  The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the child is in critical condition at Miami Children's Hospital.

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2012-11-02 09:19:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/tragic-collier-county-vehicle-accident-a-wake-up-call/
Metro Parkway Extension, Ft. Myers, FL Crash Victim - David Vanaman - Community Prays for Recovery http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/metro-parkway-extension-ft-myers-fl-crash-victim-david-vanaman-community-prays-for-recovery/ On Sunday, October 28, 2012, David Vanaman's church family at Cross Way Baptist Church where he is the pastor, joined together in prayer for his recovery.  David Vanaman, father of 9, was critically injured in a crash at the dangerous intersection of Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road last Monday, October 22.  "The Vanaman family and Spivey Law Firm are requesting traffic signals, even temporary ones, be installed immediately to prevent further accidents."

 

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2012-10-30 08:12:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/metro-parkway-extension-ft-myers-fl-crash-victim-david-vanaman-community-prays-for-recovery/
Attorney Calls for Action Following Metro Parkway Extension Crash, Ft Myers, FL - 24 Hours After Opening http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-calls-for-action-following-metro-parkway-extension-crash-ft-myers-fl-24-hours-after-opening/ Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Fort Myers, Florida represents David Vanaman and his family.  David Vanaman was involved in an accident Monday, October 22 at the Metro Parkway Extension and Briarcliff Road intersection.  Metro Parkway Extension had only been open 24 hours.  Attorney Spivey issued a statement yesterday, October 25, 2012 - "Family and Community Pray For Victim and Wants Immediate Changes at Metro Parkway Extension Intersection"

 

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2012-10-26 12:23:16 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/attorney-calls-for-action-following-metro-parkway-extension-crash-ft-myers-fl-24-hours-after-opening/
Fungal Meningitis Case Count & Deaths Continue to Rise http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fungal-meningitis-case-count-deaths-continue-to-rise/ "There does not appear to be a clear indication of the incubation period from the injection date to the on-set of symptoms.  So we expect these numbers to increase.  If you, or someone you know received an epidural, or any other joint, steroid injection at any of the facilities receiving the New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC)contaminated steroid in the last three months, you need to be vigilant and consult your medical professional," said Meningitis Outbreak Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.  "Defective products like this can cause life-changing and devastating results.  It's a tragedy I see all too often,  and I diligently fight for my clients' rights."

  

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2012-10-25 05:29:09 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fungal-meningitis-case-count-deaths-continue-to-rise/
Alert - Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, FL Sends Letters to Open Heart Surgery Patients http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alert-lee-memorial-hospital-fort-myers-fl-sends-letters-to-open-heart-surgery-patients/ 262 former patients were notified  October 18, 2012 by Lee Memorial Hospital that they were treated with a cardioplegia solution the hospital received from the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. urges, "If you, your loved one or someone you know has been given an NECC product are experiencing any symptoms, contact your doctor immediately, then contact us.

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2012-10-23 14:49:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/alert-lee-memorial-hospital-fort-myers-fl-sends-letters-to-open-heart-surgery-patients/
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Was There a Warning? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fungal-meningitis-outbreak-was-there-a-warning/ "The fungal meningitis outbreak which has been attributed to contaminated steroid injections from the NECC, nationwide recalls, and the resulting State and Federal investigations are "wake up calls" to Congress and the American people that something has to be done to protect us all.  Changing regulations and oversight of the drug industry and compounding pharmacies needs to be a priority," says Attorney Spivey.  "The FDA's apparent lack of legal authority to regulate compounded drugs and compounding pharmacies poses a serious threat to the public."

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2012-10-19 09:22:37 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/fungal-meningitis-outbreak-was-there-a-warning/
Catastrophic Truck and Car Crashes Can Be Caused By Over and Under Inflated Tires http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/catastrophic-truck-and-car-crashes-can-be-caused-by-over-and-under-inflated-tires/ Over inflated tires make vehicles more prone to slipping because less tire surface grips the road.  This slipping can result in vehicle rollovers. "Monitoring the inflation level of tires as well as monitoring tires' wear and tear are the drivers' responsibility.  Do it, and do it regularly," cautions Attorney Spivey.

 

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2012-10-18 04:31:51 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/catastrophic-truck-and-car-crashes-can-be-caused-by-over-and-under-inflated-tires/
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Contaminated Steroid Injection Not Just Used For Backs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak---Contaminated-Steroid-Injection-Not-Just-Used-For-Backs-/ "Patients have the right to know where their medication comes from,"  says Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.  He points out that the current fungal meningitis outbreak is a "call to action" for patients to ask questions and take proactive roles in their medical care. 

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2012-10-17 09:38:35 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak---Contaminated-Steroid-Injection-Not-Just-Used-For-Backs-/
Warning! Counterfeit Replacement Airbags http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Warning-Counterfeit-Replacement-Airbags-/ NHTSA has issued a list of dozens of vehicle makes and models for which counterfeit airbags may be available.  However, they don't believe this is a complete list and expect the list to" evolve over time".

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2012-10-16 08:14:46 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Warning-Counterfeit-Replacement-Airbags-/
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Legal Ramifications http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak-Legal-Ramifications/ Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. said, "It's not only important to seek the right medical diagnosis and treatment; it's important to seek the right legal counsel.  As meningitis outbreak attorneys, we have an experienced team with the skills, knowledge and expertise to litigate Meningitis Outbreak cases."

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2012-10-15 05:56:33 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak-Legal-Ramifications/
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - The Human Side http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak-The-Human-Side/ "Behind the statistics is the human story," says Product Liability Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

October 10 CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° covered the story of the Cary family from Michigan where Mrs. Cary died after contracting rare, non-contagious fungal meningitis from the contaminated steroid injection.  Now her husband, who also received an injection at the same site, is waiting for his diagnosis.  

 

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2012-10-12 10:03:57 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Outbreak-The-Human-Side/
Fungal Meningitis Alert - Contaminated Steroid Injections http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Alert---Contaminated-Steroid-Injections/ Contaminated steroid has caused fungal meningitis resulting in deaths and serious illness. Health facilities in 23 states received the injectable steroid - California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virgina. As many as 13,000 patients could be at risk of infection.

 

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2012-10-10 15:36:50 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fungal-Meningitis-Alert---Contaminated-Steroid-Injections/
Never Try to Beat a Red Light - Violent Crashes May Occur http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Never-Try-to-Beat-a-Red-Light---Violent-Crashes-May-Occur/ "Running red lights is illegal and dangerous." says Auto Accident Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, P.A. Ft. Myers, FL.

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2012-10-08 12:05:40 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Never-Try-to-Beat-a-Red-Light---Violent-Crashes-May-Occur/
Pedestrians, Watch Out! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Pedestrians-Watch-Out/ No matter where you walk, watch out!  A potential accident may be just a moment away.  In this technological age you, or a driver, may easily become distracted. Whether you’re in a gated community, at a store or anywhere, the potential of you, the pedestrian, being injured in a vehicle accident has increased.    

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2012-10-02 09:37:42 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Pedestrians-Watch-Out/
Smart Apps & Smart Tips for Smart Driving http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Smart-Apps-Smart-Tips-for-Smart-Driving/ Pledge to Drive Safely

"With the average driver covering more than 12,000 miles annually and spending an average of 18 hours 31 minutes in the car weekly (WSJ 9-24-12), technology through smart apps can assist drivers in making smart choices when driving.  These "smart" choices could prevent auto accidents and injuries and save lives", says Randall Spivey, Personal Injury Attorney in Ft. Myers, FL.

 

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2012-10-01 11:50:32 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Smart-Apps-Smart-Tips-for-Smart-Driving/
DUI Can Cost Drunk Drivers Big Time! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/DUI-Can-Cost-Drunk-Drivers-Big-Time-/ Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.  says, "If you know people who inappropriately drink and drive, their behavior is costly.  It's costly in many ways, not the least of which are the potential of bodily injury or death. " DUI drivers should think about...

 

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2012-09-27 12:05:06 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/DUI-Can-Cost-Drunk-Drivers-Big-Time-/
Medications - Leading Cause of Childhood Accidental Poisoning Deaths http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Medications---Leading-Cause-of-Childhood-Accidental-Poisoning-Deaths/ Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Ft. Myers, FL warns adults to be careful in the storage and disposal of medications.  Safe Kids Worldwide released new research in March reporting that the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medication has nearly doubled from 36% to 64% since the late 1970's.

 

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2012-09-25 06:18:12 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Medications---Leading-Cause-of-Childhood-Accidental-Poisoning-Deaths/
Vehicle Safety - What You Don't Know Could Hurt You or Others http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Vehicle-Safety---What-You-Dont-Know-Could-Hurt-You-or-Others/ Learn about recalls quickly. National and international news happens at such a rapid pace that sometimes vehicle, tire and child restraint recalls don't get the news coverage they deserve. Attorney Randall Spivey recommends NHTSA Email Notification.

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2012-09-23 05:57:23 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Vehicle-Safety---What-You-Dont-Know-Could-Hurt-You-or-Others/
What's the difference between the CPSC, FDA and NHTSA? http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Whats-the-difference-between-the-CPSC2C-FDA-and-NHTSA/ The U.S. Government through the CPSC, FDA and NHTSA works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. What is the difference between them and how to use them to keep everyone safe?

 

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2012-09-20 04:08:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Whats-the-difference-between-the-CPSC2C-FDA-and-NHTSA/
What happens if you are in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured motorist? Ft. Myers, Florida Personal Injury Attorney has the answer. http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/What-happens-if-you-are-in-an-accident-with-an-uninsured-underinsured-motorist/ Despite the Florida law requiring motorists to carry a minimum coverage of $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL), people involved in accidents may find that the driver causing the accident does not have this insurance or is underinsured.  What should they do?

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2012-09-19 04:45:19 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/What-happens-if-you-are-in-an-accident-with-an-uninsured-underinsured-motorist/
Think Twice When Renting a Vehicle http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Think-Twice-When-Renting-a-Vehicle-/ Before renting a car, make sure the car you're renting hasn't been on the "Recall List".  According to the Detroit News June 12, 2012 "3 major rental car firms refused the pledge not to rent or sell unrepaired recalled vehicles."

 

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2012-09-18 03:37:38 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Think-Twice-When-Renting-a-Vehicle-/
When was the last time you took a http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/When-was-the-last-time-you-took-a-Safe-Driver-Course/ Vehicles have changed, roads have changed, and laws have changed.  Edgar Dale, the American educationist who developed the Code of Learning shows that after  2 weeks we tend to remember only 50% of what we hear and see, and 10% of what we read.    How long ago was it, again, since you've had a "safe driver" course?

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2012-09-13 11:41:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/When-was-the-last-time-you-took-a-Safe-Driver-Course/
Wrongful Death Claim - Time may be running out! http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Wrongful-Death-Claim---Time-may-be-running-out/ "You have only two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the State of Florida..."

 

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2012-09-12 08:34:53 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Wrongful-Death-Claim---Time-may-be-running-out/
Move Over - It's the Law http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Move-Over---Its-the-Law-/ Even though it's been 10 years since Florida's "Move Over Law" went into effect, accidents and injuries to emergency responders are still happening.  What should motorists do when they see flashing emergency lights?

 

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2012-09-11 08:10:39 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Move-Over---Its-the-Law-/
Slip-and-Fall Accidents in Florida http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Slip-and-Fall-Accidents-in-Florida/ More than 1 million people suffer a slip and fall injury each year in the U.S. - more than 17 thousand of these die.  Know who is liable for injuries, what damages are covered, and statute of limitations on filing. 

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2012-09-10 12:21:05 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Slip-and-Fall-Accidents-in-Florida/
Florida Drunk Driving (DUI) Accidents Devastating and Preventable http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Florida-Drunk-Driving-DUI-Accidents-Devastating-and-Preventable/ Drunk Drivers cause devastating life changes, not only to themselves, but to others when they are involved in crashes.  “I have seen first-hand results of this senseless behavior,” said Attorney Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorney. 

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2012-09-07 10:06:45 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Florida-Drunk-Driving-DUI-Accidents-Devastating-and-Preventable/
Product Recalls and Alerts http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Product-Recalls-and-Alerts/ It's important to be aware of product defects and recalls.  Sign up for recall alerts.  Read on to learn how.

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2012-09-06 12:44:17 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Product-Recalls-and-Alerts/
"Ready-Set-Ride" - Motorcycle Safety Tips http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Ready-Set-Ride----Motorcycle-Safety-Tips/ Motorcyclists regardless of whether they're first-time or seasoned riders should review the Motorcycle Safety Foundation tips for motorcyclists "Ready-Set-Ride" frequently.

 

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2012-09-05 10:36:58 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Ready-Set-Ride----Motorcycle-Safety-Tips/
What is Mass Tort Litigation http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/What-is-Mass-Tort-Litigation/ Mass tort litigation combines many legal cases into a single trial but Plaintiffs are treated as individuals with their own individual lawsuits.  Because each law suit is being treated individually, it is important to have the right, experienced attorney represent you. Spivey Law Firm has that experience.  Currently, there are many mass tort matters.  Here are some of them.  If you have experience with any of these, contact Spviey Law Firm.

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2012-09-04 08:32:56 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/What-is-Mass-Tort-Litigation/
Plaintiffs Awarded $6.9 Million in Collier County DUI Motor Vehicle Crash http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Plaintiffs-Awarded-6.9-million-in-Collier-County-DUI-Motor-Vehicle-Crash/ Personal Injury Trial Attorney , Randall Spivey represented the Plaintiffs in a jury trial in Collier County Florida where the jury awarded $6.9 million to the Plaintiffs.

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2012-08-24 12:17:21 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Plaintiffs-Awarded-6.9-million-in-Collier-County-DUI-Motor-Vehicle-Crash/
$5 Million Lee County, Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-Million-Lee-County-Florida-Motorcycle-Accident-Settlement/ A 48 year old concrete mason was riding his motorcycle on Bonita Beach Road when the Defendant pulled from a stop sign into his path striking him.

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2012-08-24 12:12:51 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/5-Million-Lee-County-Florida-Motorcycle-Accident-Settlement/
Collier County Survivors Receive $5.6 Million Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Death Case http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Collier-County-Survivors-Receive-5.6-Million-Settlement-in-a-Motor-Vehicle-Death-Case/ A Collier County, Florida driver ran out of gas on southbound I-75 in Naples, FL.  After pulling to the side of the road, she called her husband who arrived at her location, pulled behind her and stopped.

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2012-08-24 12:09:11 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Collier-County-Survivors-Receive-5.6-Million-Settlement-in-a-Motor-Vehicle-Death-Case/
Woman Receives $4.5 Million Settlement Because of a Broken Door Closing Mechanism http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Woman-Receives-4.5-Million-Settlement-Because-of-a-Broken-Door-Closing-Mechanism/ According to Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P. A., "My client is a woman who received a traumatic brain injury, and a left hip fracture because the door of a boutique retail store had a broken closing mechanism."

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2012-08-24 12:04:22 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Woman-Receives-4.5-Million-Settlement-Because-of-a-Broken-Door-Closing-Mechanism/
Lee County Jury Awards $2.7 Million to Cape Coral Plaintiffs http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Lee-County-Jury-Awards-2.7-million-to-Cape-Coral-Plaintiffs/ The plaintiffs, represented by Personal Injury Trial Attorney, Randall Spivey, were awarded $2.7 million following a 4-day jury trial in Lee County, Florida.

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2012-08-24 11:54:01 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Lee-County-Jury-Awards-2.7-million-to-Cape-Coral-Plaintiffs/
Fort Myers Injury Attorney Wins $3 Million Underinsured Motorist Claim Following Fort Myers Car Accident http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fort-Myers-Injury-Attorney-wins-3-Million-Underinsured-Motorist-Claim-following-Fort-Myers-Car-Accident/ A Fort Myers jury has awarded the victim of a Fort Myers car accident more than $3 million after a four-day jury trial. The victim was represented by Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm.

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2012-08-24 11:45:47 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Fort-Myers-Injury-Attorney-wins-3-Million-Underinsured-Motorist-Claim-following-Fort-Myers-Car-Accident/
$40 Million Verdict for Victim of DUI Accident in Naples Florida Head-on Collision Won by Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/40-Million-Verdict-for-Victim-of-DUI-Accident-in-Naples-Florida-Head-on-Collision-Won-by-Fort-Myers-Personal-Injury-Attorney/ The victim of a Collier County DUI head-on collision, represented by Personal Injury Trial Attorney Randall Spivey, was awarded $10 million for pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and $30 million in punitive damages as a result of a motor vehicle accident. One of the largest awards ever in Southwest Florida.

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2012-08-24 11:38:48 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/40-Million-Verdict-for-Victim-of-DUI-Accident-in-Naples-Florida-Head-on-Collision-Won-by-Fort-Myers-Personal-Injury-Attorney/
New Official Website of the Spivey Law Firm Launched http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/New-Official-Website-of-the-Spivey-Law-Firm-Launched/ PaperStreet Web Design launches SpiveyLaw.com, the new official website of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., a Fort Myers based law firm.

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2012-07-13 11:05:24 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/New-Official-Website-of-the-Spivey-Law-Firm-Launched/
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Systems Voluntary Recall http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Stryker-Rejuvenate-and-ABG-II-Hip-Implant-Systems-Voluntary-Recall/ Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. reports that Stryker Orthopedics abruptly recalled the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems on July 4, 2012.

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2012-07-06 11:59:54 http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/Stryker-Rejuvenate-and-ABG-II-Hip-Implant-Systems-Voluntary-Recall/