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Security worker suffers wrongful death when gate falls on him

When people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, leave their homes, even in the most dangerous jobs, the last thing they are thinking is of a workplace accident. These accidents can happen, and it is an unfortunate reality in any job. In some instances, they lead to personal injury. In others, they lead to a wrongful death. Those who have lost a loved one need to be aware of everything they will need to handle after the accident and have a full investigation into the incident to prepare for a potential legal filing.

Death in Florida crash could stem from defective airbag

There has been a great deal of information in Fort Lauderdale about malfunctioning car parts, particularly airbags and their inflators. With recalls and warnings, it can be difficult to know when car accidents and wrongful death incidents were because of product liability. When there is an accident, people are injured by a faulty airbag and its accompanying equipment, it is imperative to understand how to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Bicycle and pedestrian accidents could spark lower speed limits

In Fort Lauderdale, car accidents are a common concern for everyone. Because of the number of crashes that cause injuries and death, the state constantly seeks methods to make roads safer. The Florida Department of Transportation is considering reducing the speed limit by 20 mph. Under the proposal, the limit will reduce some 45 mph roads to 25 mph to avoid bicycle and pedestrian accidents.

Danger of car-motorcycle accidents shown in fatal Florida crash

There are many motorcyclists in Florida. These riders will take to the open roads on their bikes and enjoy the warm weather and freedom that comes along with the ride. However, the activity can be a dangerous one. Motorcycle accidents are all too common and riders' vulnerability leaves them in danger of severe personal injury, long-term damage and even wrongful death. With these crashes, it is imperative that the case be investigated to determine its cause to help the family with a possible legal filing.

Truck accidents are worse with poor rear safety

Throughout Fort Lauderdale, large trucks are a frequent sight. These vehicles carry goods and provide jobs. But, they are massive, fast moving vehicles. And, being in a crash with one can lead to severe injuries, even death. Studies and safety advancements try to reduce those risks, but there is still much that can be done. One issue is a truck's rear underride and the dangers inherent with it.

Multi-state initiative meant to cut down on car accidents

Enforcement agencies in Florida and throughout the nation are constantly seeking methods to reduce the risks that drivers face when out on the road. Research and information is valuable when determining what causes car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Armed with that information, it is not unusual for initiatives to be put into action to try direct methods in tamping down on certain behaviors. Such is the case with what is known as "Operation Southern Shield."

Man visiting Florida killed in hit-and-run crash

Car accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and more can happen at any time. When there is such an incident, those who were affected need to be aware of their right to seek compensation in a personal injury case. This is especially important if the accident results in a wrongful death.

Family files wrongful death case after crash with tennis star

No one in Florida is immune to being in an accident. It can happen to anyone regardless of their social standing, occupation, income and lifestyle. When there is a car crash, injuries, fatalities and the aftermath will affect everyone. Regardless of who it is, it is imperative that there be a full investigation into the circumstances and those who suffered loss of any kind have all the information necessary to consider a personal injury legal filing.

Separate car accidents lead to death of Florida trooper

Florida law enforcement officers are aware of how dangerous the job can be when they decide to take it. Much of the danger they face is generally considered to be due to chasing criminals and making arrests. However, they are also vulnerable when they are helping people and an accident happens. With any job in which a person is placed in danger, there is always the chance that an accident will occur. Those who have been affected by this and lost a loved one need to bear in mind the steps to take in filing a personal injury lawsuit.

New iPhone app seeks to lower distracted driving car accidents

Texting and driving and other distracted driving behaviors are a consistently referenced reason for a large segment of car accidents in Florida and across the nation. Law enforcement and governmental authorities have tried to diminish the frequency of drivers who are using their smartphones and other devices behind the wheel. Another strategy that might prove useful for this endeavor is the companies taking the initiative and implementing methods to stop people from texting and driving.

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