personal injury

Reckless Driving on the Rise During Quarantine

The effects of the Coronavirus have taken their toll on nearly all aspects of life. Schools have closed, businesses have shut down and various companies are urging their employees to work from home. As more people choose to stay indoors to curb the spread of the disease, public roads and highways have now become empty. 

However, instead of our roads and highways becoming safer, the open roadways have led to a sudden increase in accidents and traffic offenses. A number of drivers have seemingly become negligent, and they are taking advantage of the prevailing situation to violate road safety rules. 

Recent statistics […]

 Do I Have To Wear a Seat Belt?

Although the number of motor-related accidents has been declining in recent years, we are still a long way from witnessing accident-free roads. Statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration suggest that half of all motor-accident victims don’t have the necessary safety restraints at the time of the crash. In 2008, for instance, there were 35,654 reported casualties of vehicle accidents. Nearly 15,000 of those deaths could have been avoided if the victims were wearing seat belts.

What Does the Law Say About Wearing Seat Belts? 
The state of Florida has enacted several laws on safety belts that are designed to protect the lives […]

Top Mistakes New Drivers Make

Learning how to drive a car is a quite fun, and sometimes nerve-wracking endeavor. The learning process requires you to master the inner and outer workings of your car as well as the numerous traffic rules and regulations. And that’s not something you can do in a day or even a week – you will inevitably make some (potentially costly) mistakes while on the road. Below are some of the most common mistakes among rookie drivers, and reasons why you should avoid making them:

 
Tailgating
When you drive too close behind another vehicle, and it stops suddenly, it may become impossible to […]

What to Do If Your Child is Injured at School

Recklessness, bad decisions, mischief, and irresponsible fights are all part and parcel of a typical kid’s life, and more often than not, these actions lead to injuries. While childhood injuries can still occur at home, the large percentage occurs at school, where the risks of injuries from falls, slips, fights, and stampedes are considerably high, courtesy of peer pressure, and bad company, or negligent school staff.

But did you know you can sue for damages if your child gets injured while at school? Below is a brief guide on personal injury claims pertaining to injuries sustained in schools. 

Personal Injury Claims Against […]

Bicycle Safety Tips

In recent times, cycling has become a preferred mode of transport for many people. This is due to the numerous benefits and advantages it offers. These include:

Cheap mode of transport
Bicycle riding is a cost-effective means of transportation, as it does not require gas or fuel. Moreover, most bicycles are cheap to buy, and require little maintenance.
Eco-friendly
They are also 100 percent eco-friendly, since they don’t emit any harmful gases, unlike motor vehicles.
Form of exercise
Bicycle riding also provides good exercise for the body, thus allowing riders to keep healthy and fit.
Little to no traffic
Unlike motor vehicles, which often get gridlocked in traffic, […]

How to Handle A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Lawsuits typically take years to conclude. While this could be partly due to court congestion and legal complications, it could also be due to ignorance on the part of the complainants. And nowhere is that as prevalent as in personal injury lawsuits, where most people simply don’t know what to do.
So what exactly constitutes a personal injury? These are injuries to the body or mind that one suffers due to the actions, or lack thereof, of another person. They include road and work accidents, assault, tripping, attacks by pets and torture. So how should you handle a personal injury lawsuit?

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What to Do When You’ve Been Bitten By a Dog

Do you love dogs? They say that canines are man’s best friend’, loyal and true.

While dogs can be beloved pets, they also have potential to cause injury. Some breeds may naturally be slightly more aggressive than say, a Chihuahua (and anything larger than a Chihuahua with a strong bite may really be able to do some damage). Others may not be trained properly or have a history of incidents.
It may depend on the owner and whether they take good care of them. Sometimes dogs seem to snap for no reason, but logical explanations exist– a car backfiring spooked them, or […]

Can a New Law in the Sunshine State Affect Your Rights as a Driver?

Were you aware that changes in driving laws regarding insurance could possibly impact your rights as a driver? That’s important to know if you are a motorist driving in the state where laws have recently changed– and could affect you directly.

No one wants to be affected by laws that they may or may not even have been aware existed. It can be tough to try and drive and get into a car accident as well– only to find that not only are you now a car accident victim in Florida, but you may be facing out-of-pocket expenses that are sky-high. […]

What To Do When You’re In an Auto Accident With an Uninsured Motorist 

Have you been in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist? If you have, it’s time to consult an auto accident attorney. These types of accidents happen all the time, and someone is injured in an auto accident every day. While there is a certain amount of risk involved in taking to the road, accidents are not always your fault. Other parties cause accidents every day and many of them are driving uninsured.

So, what should you do when you’re in an accident and the motorist that caused it doesn’t even have insurance? Read on to find out.

When it comes to […]

When To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in life, you know that it can be no fun. Getting injured in a car accident can not only be physically painful, it can be mentally frightening and emotionally jarring. Often you can feel confused or displaced when being involved in an accident. Your ears may be ringing and you may feel that you are unable to focus. It’s a state called shock, and once it passes, then you’re left to deal with other concerns.

Following an accident, your car may be wrecked or damaged heavily. Loss of property, in this case a motor vehicle, is […]

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