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...Read More
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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....Read More
The Florida Highway Patrol reported 400,788 vehicle crashes in 2019, resulting in 3217 deaths and 254,342 injuries.  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.
A wrongful death claim can be filed when a person is...Read More
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...Read More
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.
May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The joy of the open road while riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating feeling and one that many enjoy during springtime. However, motorcyclists must be cautious and use solid judgment when riding. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recently reported that more than 80% of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death. In fact, in 2017 the NHTSA reported there were 5,172 motorcyclists that died in crashes that year.
Unlike enclosed vehicles, motorcycles have no...Read More
Distracted driving is deadly. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated one in four crashes is caused by cell phone use while driving. In 2018, there were at least 2,800 fatalities due to distracted driving in the U.S.
Distracted driving, whether caused by cellphone texting, calling, eating, adjusting the entertainment or navigation system, applying makeup, or any other distraction, is a danger to the driver, passengers, and every other driver on the road. When drivers are distracted visually, manually, or cognitively, they increase the risk of making an error that can result in serious injuries and/or...Read More
It is devastating to find out that your loved one has been hurt while living in a nursing home. Determining the circumstances and activities that led to the injuries can be complex, but helping your loved one obtain the right medical care and justice is paramount.
Nursing homes are required to provide safe, clean environments for their residents. All residents must be treated with respect and dignity. And while many elder care residences comply with these requirements, not all do. And not all employees provide the proper medical and adequate supervision required for their residents.
Unfortunately, elder abuse is not...Read More
From the 2011 launch of the first ridesharing service in San Francisco, ridesharing services were hailed as a solution to several of our urban transportation maladies: individual mobility in crowded cities, impaired driving and DUIs, and transportation in underserved neighborhoods. Uber and Lyft have led the way to increasing mobility in crowded cities and underserved neighborhoods, as well as providing more transportation options so inebriated passengers aren’t tempted to get behind the wheel.
But recent data points that show an increasing number of ridesharing accidents (due in part to the sheer quantity of ridesharing drivers...Read More
With plenty of sun and warm weather, cycling has gained popularity in South Florida, especially in bicycle-friendly communities with dedicated bike lanes. Cycling groups frequently flood the bike lanes weekdays and weekends in the early morning and late afternoon, ensuring riders an exhilarating cardiovascular workout.
Cyclists in South Florida need to be extra careful on the roadways, watch road signs, and follow traffic patterns.
In 2015, there were over 1,000 cyclist deaths and nearly 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in the United States. Out of all 50...Read More