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October 2017 Archives

Wrong-way car accidents a problem

Car accidents can occur in Florida and throughout the country for a variety of reasons, but one of the most dangerous is if a driver is going the wrong-way on the road. While these types of accidents might sound unusual, they happen all-too frequently and cause injuries and wrongful death. When there is a crash and people are injured or killed due to a driver going the wrong-way on the road, it is important to understand how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

Week dedicated to helping teens avoid car accidents

The number of teens on the road in Florida can be a dangerous factor for everyone. Because of their inexperience and the natural belief that they can multitask, car accidents will happen. These crashes will often lead to injuries and wrongful death. The U.S. and the state are spending a week promoting safe driving behaviors and stressing its importance to teens. The campaign is known as We Arrive Alive and is for Teen Driver Safety Week.

Crane collapse shows danger of construction accidents

Florida construction workers are undoubtedly aware of the dangers they face every day. Whether it is working at great heights, operating heavy machinery, driving large vehicles or trusting others with their lives, construction accidents can cause brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, cuts, lost limbs and wrongful death. Those who are hurt in a construction accidents must know what they will face after the accident has occurred. Lost time at work, lost wages, long-term hospitalization and worse can happen. Often, a personal injury lawsuit is necessary to cover for all that was lost.

Systems to stop distracted driving might cause car accidents

The dangers of distracted driving are generally known in Florida. Law enforcement and legislators are aware of this problem and are actively seeking strategies to make the road safer and reduce the number of car accidents that occur because drivers are not paying attention to the road. However, new information is coming to light about the dangers of being distracted by onboard navigation systems whose specific intent is to keep drivers from becoming distracted and to provide amenities such as navigation. Drivers in Florida and those who are on the road as pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists should be cognizant of this.

Lawsuit seeks to undo real estate transaction due to rats

In Florida real estate, the main goal is for both parties - the seller and the purchaser - to be happy with the result. A real estate transaction can be a complex endeavor, especially when it is a private residence that a property owner is selling to another. Various issues will arise. Often, these can be settled amicably and to the satisfaction of all. However, there are also issues that come up that make it necessary to consider a legal filing. Having assistance from an attorney who is well-versed in state real estate law is essential.

Three construction workers die in workplace accident

Florida construction workers will likely understand that their job is more dangerous than other forms of employment. Working on high floors with heavy equipment and large tools can place anyone in jeopardy. However, there are steps that employers can take to avoid or mitigate the long-term damage of construction accidents. When there is an accident with injuries or a fatality, those who were affected must be cognizant of their right to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit regardless of the cause.

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