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What to do about construction defects in your new Florida home

You finally purchased your new home, moved in and are enjoying yourself, only to find that there are defects you were not aware of. If you discover faults within your newly purchased home caused by sloppy building or workmanship, you may be able to sue the builder for construction defects.

Safety tips for tourists and Florida residents as pedestrians

Tourism is big business in Florida. Indeed, spring break brings scores of college students in March, but as the calendar turns to may, high school students from across the northeast celebrate their graduations or senior trips at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens, to name a few. In another month or so, families will have their vacations and another swath of out-of-state visitors will descend into Florida.

Teen suffers wrongful death in hit-and-run motorcycle crash

Florida roadways can be dangerous, particularly for those who are not in a standard automobile. This applies to motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and those partaking in other activities such as jogging or skateboarding. When there is a crash between a vehicle and a person who is not protected by being in a vehicle, there can be severe injuries and even death. For those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in this type of a crash, a personal injury lawsuit is often necessary to recover compensation for medical costs and other damages.

Scooter crash causes personal injury and death in Florida

With the number of people on the road and innumerable people visiting from other states and countries, it is unavoidable that there will be a fair share of car accidents and motorcycle accidents. These crashes can cause significant damage to those who are involved with medical costs, lost wages and even death. For those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a crash, a personal injury legal filing can help to get compensation and closure.

Florida car accidents frequently caused by distracted drivers

One increasingly common cause of car accidents in today's world is drivers who do not pay attention to the road. While there have been distractions ever since vehicles came into existence, smartphones have added a new and dangerous dynamic into the mix. A recent study has shown that Florida has one of the highest rates of distracted drivers in the U.S. Those who have been injured in a crash should be aware that it is possible that it came about due to a distracted driver.

Motorcycle accidents in Florida rise in frequency

Florida is a hotbed of motorcycle activity with many residents and visitors choosing to traverse the state on their bikes. While it is known that a motorcyclist can suffer from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and a fatality when involved in motorcycle accidents, the actual statistics are even more troublesome. People who have had a motorcycle accident or had a loved one injured or killed in a motorcycle crash should be aware of these statistics, the aftermath of a crash and how to move forward with a legal filing if appropriate.

Distracted driving still a common cause of car accidents

As Florida residents are undoubtedly aware, distracted driving is a problem that is not going away. State and federal agencies have made a significant effort to educate and enlighten people as to the dangers of the practice. Unfortunately, with the advent of smartphones and other handy devices as well as the ability to connect with endless people and information, it still goes on and is getting worse. This is relevant as April has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Construction worker suffers personal injury after fall

Construction work is a source of employment for many in Fort Lauderdale, and there are a vast number of projects that are planned or in progress that will always need workers. Building is undoubtedly a benefit to the city and state. However, that does not eliminate the reality that many construction jobs are dangerous. They involve using large vehicles, carting heavy equipment, operating tools and working at great heights. Unfortunately, there will be construction accidents. The aftereffects can vary from moderate to severe to fatal. Those who were injured in a construction accident or lost a loved one in a personal injury or wrongful death incident may want to know how to seek compensation.

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