Distracted driving contributes to more than half a million road accidents in the US. In 2013 alone, 424,000 people were injured because drivers were busy texting or speaking on their cell phones. In fact, the US fares very badly compared to developing countries around the world. Nearly 69% of drivers in the US admitted to texting/speaking while driving, as opposed to 29% in the UK and 59% in Portugal. Here are three things you should know about distracted driving.
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 4.5 million dog bite incidents are reported every year. While some states have a "one bite rule" so that owners, under specific circumstances are protected from liability for the first injury caused by the dog, other states follow the "mixed dog bite" statute, and owners have strict liability. Florida does not recognize the "one bite rule" and also uses "dangerous dog" laws, wherein certain canines have been known to be dangerous to people in the
If you have been hit by someone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you're probably eligible for some kind of compensation. But winning a claim against the insurance company of a DUI driver is anything but easy! It is important that you file the insurance claim properly. Here are three things to do, in order, if you've been injured by a drunk driver:
What you need to do immediately:Immediately after the accident, your priority should be to protect yourself and ensure that you
Sometimes the only solace you get from being involved in a car accident is that it wasn't your fault. But that too can be short-lived if the other driver didn't have enough car insurance, or if it was a hit and run and next to impossible to identify the driver. Here are three things you should remember if you've been hit by an uninsured driver.
Filing a Lawsuit In A Partial No Fault StateFlorida is a partial no fault injury state. That means drivers have to carry insurance that pays for pe
Every year in the United States, more people die due to unintentional road accidents than due to stroke, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s – they are the 4th leading cause of death in the country. Of course, driving a vehicle isn’t without risks, but certain driving practices make it all the more dangerous. Here are five things we all can do to make our roads safer:
Get some shuteye before you drive:Lack of sleep not only makes you grumpy, it also impairs attention, concentration, and reasoni
Car accidents are on the rise in the Sunshine State. In 2015, the state reported 2,699 fatal crashes, with close to 3,000 total automotive fatalities that year. And not all of these crashes were because of irresponsible driving. Car accidents can happen to even the most responsible drivers – sometimes, there’s very little that you can do. What you can do, however, is to stay calm and react appropriately. Here’s a list of things you should do immediately after an accident: • Stop: Not doing so
Devastating accidents caused by drunk drivers occur far too frequently throughout the state of Florida. This August a drunk driving accident in Lake Worth took the life of one man, with the alleged perpetrator facing criminal charges in Palm Beach County for DUI manslaughter, DUI causing injury, and DUI causing property damage.
According to a November 2015 report in the Sun-Sentinel, the driver was allegedly under the influence of cocaine, Clonazepam, and Oxycodone
A recent motorcycle accident has highlighted the dangers of these vehicles on Florida roads. In early November, a motorcyclist was tragically killed after another car allegedly cut him off in an intersection.
According to a November 2015 report in the Sun-Sentinel, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver was not injured in the crash.Of course, many of us may assume that riding a motorcycle is inherently more dangerous than dri
Ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber have certainly experienced their fair share of attention in the media over recent months and years.
To be sure, these businesses, which allow riders to hail a driver through the use of an app, have often found themselves embroiled in bitter legal battles with local or state governments regarding insurance requirements, driver oversight, and a number of other issues.Sadly, one ridesharing company is in the spotlight aga
Many remember Nick Lachey as one of the lead singers of 98 Degrees, a boy band widely popular in the 1990s. Or, others may recall his name and face from an early-2000s television series highlighting his life as a newlywed.
But recently, Lachey was in the news spotlight for an entirely different reason; to be sure, according to an October 2015 report in US Magazine, he and his wife Vanessa were involved in an accident while riding in a car operated by an Uber driver.