Top Seven Tips for a Hassle-Free Trip

Road trips can be a time for bonding and spending time with friends and family members. They can also be a nightmare. From problems with your car to problems with your passengers, plenty of issues can arise along the way. If you are headed on a road trip, avoid common hassles by following some of…

Pedestrian Safety in Florida

Heading out onto the road is dangerous enough with the protection of a car. Being on the road as a pedestrian is even more hazardous—especially in Florida. A recent study found that seven of the ten most dangerous cities for pedestrians were in Florida. Often, poor pedestrian infrastructure is the cause. Cities with high-traffic streets…

Six Safety Features to Look for in a New Car

When you are about to purchase a car, do not let the excitement distract you from paying attention to safety features. Regardless of whether the car is used or new, a few important features can greatly reduce the odds of serious injury in the event of an accident. What should you look for when buying…

Common Construction Site Injuries and How to Avoid Them

One of the most dangerous places to work is at a construction site. Workers risk serious injuries from any number of hazards including loose and malfunctioning tools, improperly assembled scaffolding, and items falling from above. There are also potential hazards to pedestrians who happen to walk past a construction site. Construction site injuries are sudden…

No-Fault Car Insurance Laws and What Florida Motorists Need to Know

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than 400,000 car crashes took place in Florida in 2017, more than 166,000 of which resulted in injuries and more than 230,000 of which resulted in property damage. When these accidents occur, drivers, passengers, and other accident victims look to insurance coverage to…

Tips for Cycling Safely on Florida Roads

Whether you ride a bicycle for competition, fitness, fun, or just to get around, staying safe should always be a top priority. Cycling accidents can result in debilitating injuries and death, particularly when cyclists ride on or beside public roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015 Florida had the highest…

Fatal Casino Boat Fire: What This Tragedy Teaches Us

On January 13, 42-year-old Carrie Dempsey died as a result of a fire aboard the Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle boat in Pasco County, Florida. The tragedy—still under investigation by the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board—is driving attention to casino boats and passenger safety. Casinos are big business in Florida and many people…

Office Injuries: Tips to Avoid Hazards in the Modern Workplace

When people think of workplace accidents, they often picture incidents involving warehouses, construction sites, or other industrial settings. However, even a comfortable and climate-controlled office setting can carry its own hazards, many of which can result in severe injury. It is important not to underestimate the dangers that can be present in an office environment….

Understanding Worker Rights Under the FLSA: Separating Fact from Fiction

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with powerful rights, yet most workers remain unaware of, or harbor misconceptions about, its protections. With the FLSA protecting 135 million workers in 7.3 million establishments nationwide, it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here is an overview of how the FLSA affects workers in…

An Overview of Emotional Distress Claims in Florida

Anyone who has been injured in an accident or a similar traumatic event knows that some of the most long-lasting pain is often more than physical. Victims of someone else’s negligence or intentionally wrongful behavior often experience psychological effects long after bruises have disappeared and bones have mended. The law refers to these unseen injuries…

Florida Dog-Related Personal Injury Law

Dog attacks can seriously injure humans and damage their property. In recent years, dogs have killed infants, put small children in the hospital, and mauled people who tried to intervene. And that’s just in Florida. In 2017, Florida ranked second in the nation for the number of insurance claims filed for dog bites and other…