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Business law help with shareholder derivative claims

People who are involved in business in Florida and are shareholders in a company must make certain that the business is being operated according to the law. Investors have may want to pursue business litigation if they believe fraud or other illegalities are taking place. One strategy they can use is derivative shareholder litigation. This is a method for recovering any losses that might have accrued because of the behavior. Having a legal professional who is experienced in business litigation and dealing with a corporate dispute of any kind is invaluable in these circumstances.

Research shows frequency and cost of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycles are a common sight on the road in Florida. Many people enjoy everything about riding a motorcycle including the freedom, the challenge, the excitement and the interest it generates in others. That aside, there is no denying that motorcycles can be dangerous.

Incident shows rides at fairs can be risk for child accidents

Since Florida is a tourist destination and a warm weather state, there are many activities that are directed at parents and children. While many of these activities are safe, there are some that can place people in danger of personal injury. When there are child accidents, the aftermath can be a lifetime of pain with the inability to live normally. There can even be wrongful death. It is important for parents to remember that the proprietor of the establishment or location at which the accident occurred is responsible for ensuring a safe environment. If something happens that causes injury or death, it can be the basis for a legal filing to be compensated.

How to safely drive through roundabouts in Florida

Florida does not have many roundabouts at the moment, but it appears that will change in the near future. A section of State Road 414 will be temporarily closed while crews install two roundabouts. Seminole County will receive five roundabouts within the next couple years, and it seems at least a dozen more are in the planning stages. 

Research shows stretch of road in Florida high in car accidents

Florida drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be aware that there are certain roads that are more dangerous than others. Research examines which roadways can be particularly risky to those who use them. Discovering why this is the case and taking steps to reduce the number of car accidents, truck accidents and other crashes on the road is vital to making certain that these incidents decrease. While it is known how dangerous some roads can be, a recent study states that one specific road is the worst in the nation.

Boating accidents can happen at any time in Florida

Because Florida is warm year-round, people will often take the water in a variety of different ways. One of the most popular is to go out on a boat. While this is an enjoyable activity for family and friends, there are inherent dangers with it even if it is a commercial boat with an experienced operator. When there is a boat crash, there can be injuries and fatalities. Having legal assistance that is fully aware of how to pursue compensation in a personal injury case after a boating accident is crucial to cover for all that was lost whether there were injuries or a wrongful death.

Danger of bicycle and pedestrian accidents shown as rider dies

Florida is a state in which it is necessary to find an efficient way to get around. Many people prefer to walk or ride bicycles as this can improve fitness and save money. However, there are fundamental dangers with choosing this strategy. Given the number of vehicles on the road in the state and that driving is a necessary evil, there will be vehicles for riders and walkers to dodge. Some drivers are reckless, do not pay attention to the road, are under the influence and more. This can cause a crash with personal injury and wrongful death. After a crash, the person who was hurt and the family of a person who was killed must know their rights to consider a lawsuit for compensation.

Different types of liability with swimming pool injuries

Swimming pools are an unfortunate place where many become injured each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even reports that between 2005 and 2014, over 3,500 people died from drowning. A variety of other injuries can take place, including near drowning, slipping and spinal cord injuries. 

Proposed law seeks to reduce distracted driving car accidents

The dangers of texting and driving are known throughout the nation. This, however, does not stop people from taking part in the practice. Many states have taken steps to pass specific legislation against texting and driving and other distracted driving behaviors. Florida has yet to implement serious laws against texting and driving. That might be changing soon as a State Senate Committee is moving forward with an attempt to change the law and make texting and driving a primary offense instead of maintaining its status as a secondary offense.

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