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December 2017 Archives

Crash shows danger law enforcement faces

Since Florida is a state where people frequently have no alternative to get back and forth other than to drive, law enforcement often puts themselves in harm's way when investigating car accidents. In some cases, law enforcement officers will be involved in accidents themselves and suffer personal injury and wrongful death. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one who was working as a law enforcement officer have the same right to seek compensation in a lawsuit as anyone else.

Personal injury in a nursing home can be the fault of staff

One of the most difficult decisions a family will make is to place a loved one in a nursing home. These facilities are supposed to provide care that the family is unable to. There is an expectation that the residents will be cared for properly and will be free from dangers and mistakes that can lead to personal injury and wrongful death. Unfortunately, there are often cases in which a person was not given the proper care and treatment at a nursing home. If there are injuries or deaths, those who were harmed have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Woman suffers wrongful death when car crashes into restaurant

Car accidents can happen in a variety of circumstances, and the ones that are most unexpected can be the deadliest. It is not simply a matter of driving or being a passenger and being in the wrong place at the wrong time to be involved in a crash. People who are simply minding their own business in an establishment or even at home can be injured or suffer wrongful death if a vehicle crashes into the building they are in. These types of accidents can be worse than others, because they are so unexpected. People who suffer personal injury or death in this kind of accident may want to learn if they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

New tax proposals bring entity formation to the forefront

Floridians who have a business or are considering a business start-up will undoubtedly be paying attention to the proposed changes to the tax code from President Donald J. Trump and congress. Much has been said about the planned changes being business-centric, but many might not be aware of what it means to them. One example of this is "pass-through income." Although the term can be confusing, a significant portion of business income is pass-through, so it is essential to understand what it means, how a business can become a pass-through entity and other factors.

Distracted driving car accidents inspire proposed legislation

One of the biggest dangers on the road in Florida and across the nation is distracted driving. Law enforcement and legislators are seeking ways to reduce its incidence and make the roads safer for everyone, from drivers to motorcyclists to bicyclists to pedestrians. In Florida, the current law has distracted driving as a secondary offense. A proposed law would change it to a primary offense.

Florida Interstate known for its frequency of car accidents

Anyone who lives in a certain area and uses its roadways will know which ones are more dangerous and problematic than others. Such is the case in Florida with Interstate 95. People in the state are keenly aware of the issues with I-95 including car accidents, truck accidents and traffic snarls. While anecdotal evidence is fine, studies can put a finer point on the risks associated with some roadways over others. While it might be a simplistic piece of advice to avoid that roadway, with Florida being a state in which driving is basically a necessity, this is unrealistic. For those who are injured in an accident or lose a loved one in a wrongful death incident on I-95 or any road, the statistics and facts can be beneficial when seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Plumbing accident leads to air bag explosion and wrongful death

People who work in physical occupations in Florida will face certain dangers that can place them at risk of injury and wrongful death. This is true for any kind of job in which there is heavy equipment, plumbing, heating, mechanical work, electrician jobs and more. These can be due to construction accidents, product liability or negligence on the part of a co-worker. When there is an accident that leads to personal injury or death, those who are affected must remember their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

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