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According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has a marked increase in vehicle crashes and fatalities.   Between 2013 and 2017, there were over 800 fatalities from alcohol-related driving accidents during the Wednesday through Monday Thanksgiving holiday timeframe.[1]  In fact, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving (also known as Thanksgiving Eve) typically has more DUI accidents and fatalities than July 4th, graduation night, or even New Year’s Eve.  Recently, the Thanksgiving...

With Covid-19 cases surging in the United States over the past several months, our day-to-day practices have drastically changed.  Americans have learned what we need to do to reduce our risks and improve our health.  Businesses and institutions have had to quickly adapt. 

But how has the pandemic affected personal injury cases? 

  1. Medical Assessments.  After an accident, it is crucial to be assessed by a healthcare provider.  During normal times, accident victims would visit a provider.  But during the pandemic, it may be harder to get a timely appointment.  Additionally, individuals with underlying...
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On October 18, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will launch  National Teen Driver Safety Week, a national campaign designed to  help young drivers become safe drivers.  The campaign focuses on reminding parents to have important conversations with their teens before and during the teen’s first year of driving.  NHTSA recommends starting the conversation early about safe driving habits and continuing the conversation “every day throughout the year.”   NHTSA notes that, “Even if it seems like they’re tuning you out, keep reinforcing these rules. They’re listening — your constant reminders about...

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Have you ever purchased a new product only to find out it was defective when you tried to use it? 

The most common defects are found in vehicles, household appliances, cleaning products, industrial equipment, medical devices, children’s products, and food. 

Product defects can be categorized in three ways:  design, manufacturing, and marketing.

Design Defects

Design defects are caused by an error in the actual design of a product.  It could mean that the manufacturer ignored the flaw in the design and development process of the prototype or actual product, or it could...

As our parents and grandparents age, they will need more constant care that we may be unable to provide.  In these times, we seek out caregivers, nursing aides, and facilities that can deliver the care they need.  We trust these individuals with our beloved family, but it is not always easy to know if our parents and grandparents are receiving the compassionate and dignified care that they deserve.

Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect is far more prevalent that most suspect.  According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a comprehensive review found that 10% of the elderly have experienced elder abuse or neglect....

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there were over 4,100 fatalities in the US in 2018.  The large majority, or 82% of the fatalities in truck crashes were occupants of passenger vehicles, motorcycle operators, pedestrians, or bicyclists[1].  Nearly half of the large truck crashes occurred on major roads, while 1/3 occurred on interstate highways or freeways, and 14% took place on minor roads.[2]

Why are...

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The Florida Highway Patrol reported 400,788 vehicle crashes in 2019, resulting in 3217 deaths and 254,342 injuries. [1] According to the Florida Crash Dashboard by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 403,626 vehicle crashes in 2018, resulting in 3135 fatalities and 255,353 injuries.  While we are seeing a positive decline in overall vehicle crashes between 2018 and 2019, we have seen a disturbing 2.6% increase in the number of traffic fatalities. 

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can be filed when a person is...

According to the Boating Accident Statistical Report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida has the largest number of registered vessels of any state in our country, with over 960,000 registered recreational vessels.  Florida also has the largest number of boating accidents.  In 2019, there were 723 reportable boating accidents which included 65 fatalities and 453 injuries. 

With large populations near the water, it is not surprising that the South Florida counties are named among the 10 counties with the highest number of boating accidents.  Included in this list are Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm...

Summer is a time to be outdoors, but it can also involve dangers that can sometimes be avoided.  South Florida weather and summertime storms can be just as much of a contributing factor in slip and fall accidents as in the winter. For instance, brief but powerful summer thunderstorms can hit quickly and create hazards at entrances, lobbies, aisles and stairways of stores, restaurants, office buildings and other commercial and public places.  During summer, small children and older seniors are even more likely to slip and fall when they enter into a store during a...

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June is National Safety Month.  Given the current state of the world pertaining to Coronavirus, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace.  The National Safety Council (NSC) is recognizing this month with an emphasis on saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus, from the workplace to anyplace.  Along with the NSC, our firm seeks to raise awareness for managing COVID-19 and desires our clients and all Floridians to be safe at work, at play, and around the community.  In this post, we'll focus on the Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19.

Businesses...

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