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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.

Car accidents more common for younger drivers who have ADHD

In Florida and across the U.S., it is widely known that younger drivers generally lack the experience and knowledge to avoid accidents and circumstances that an older, more experienced driver might avoid. However, anecdotal evidence will never surpass statistical studies as to the risk that younger drivers present. One study from JAMA Pediatrics examined the frequency with which young drivers who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are in a crash. It showed that those with ADHD are 36 percent more likely to be in a crash compared with other adolescents behind the wheel.

Danger of construction accidents evident after 3 workers hurt

Construction projects are constantly going on in Florida. Many people earn their living by working in the construction industry. While most worksites are safe and the projects move forward without incident, there is always a danger of something going wrong that can cause injuries and fatalities. Construction accidents can cause long-term problems for the injured person and his or her family. Because there can be such wide-ranging issues after a construction accident, filing a personal injury lawsuit is often the only way to secure fair compensation.

Teen car accidents a rising problem, especially in the summer

Florida drivers and drivers throughout the nation must be vigilant as to the risks they face when they are out on the road. Certain factors are common with car accidents, and studies seek to find them and take steps to reduce their frequency. For those who have been in an accident, these factors can be important when considering a legal claim after the accident has happened.

Product liability concerns spurred by child seat recall

Floridians who purchase products are expecting them to work as they are supposed to and to be safe. However, there is occasionally a failure on the part of the manufacturer toward achieving that end. It is especially egregious if the product that ended up being declared dangerous and recalled was designed for children. Those who have had a child injured or killed because of a dangerous or poorly designed product might have the basis for a product liability case to be compensated.

Danger of boating accidents shown as young woman dies in crash

Boating is a leisurely and enjoyable activity for both Florida residents and tourists seeking to enjoy all the state offers. While the bulk of these trips are completed without incident and everyone returns home safely, there are times when circumstances or behaviors lead to boating accidents. Whether there are injuries or death from boating incidents, there are many issues that will arise in its aftermath that may give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Law enforcement steps up efforts to reduce Florida car accidents

Motor vehicle crashes in Florida sometimes happen in certain areas with greater frequency that they do in others. They also occur due to certain behaviors on the part of drivers. Research and the statistics that accompany it can give a warning sign to law enforcement that they need to take steps to try and reduce the number of car accidents, truck accidents and any other types of collisions in these particular areas and because of these behaviors.

Research examines frequency of car accidents for those with ADHD

There are a seemingly endless number of reasons for car accidents to occur in Florida and across the nation. People with certain medical conditions may cause a car accident because of their issues, and that is an important part of research to determine how these crashes can be prevented. One recent study found that those suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more prone to a crash if they have been diagnosed and failed to take their medicine to treat it.

Hit-and-run crash leads to wrongful death of pedestrian

In Florida, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians must make every effort to share the road and keep everyone safe. Since the state is so reliant on its roadways and people use a variety of methods to get to and fro, it is unavoidable that car accidents will occur. When these crashes are bicycle and pedestrian accidents, those who are not accorded the safety of a vehicle will undoubtedly suffer injuries and fatalities. After the accident has taken place, those involved are expected to stay at the scene to make sure the others are safe and to call for aid if need be. That does not always happen. Regardless of the circumstances, those who were injured or lost a loved one in a crash must be cognizant of the steps necessary to file a personal injury case.

Many Florida roads in the top 10 for fatal car accidents

Attempting to determine the cause of accidents on the roadways and perhaps prevent them, companies and government agencies are constantly doing research into how, why and where car accidents and truck accidents occur. These studies often provide valuable information and statistics. One in particular showed troublesome numbers for drivers in Florida as four of the top five deadliest roadways are located in the state. For those who have suffered injuries in a crash or lost a loved one, this data can be useful in trying to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

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