Have speed limit increases made our roads less safe?

While most drivers are well aware that the maximum posted speed limit here in Florida is 70 mph and may even wish it was a bit higher, it’s important to note that it wasn’t all that long ago that the posted speed limit was far lower.

Indeed, back in 1973, Congress passed the National Maximum Speed […]

Truck Accidents|

Report finds TBIs remain a very real problem in the construction sector

A recently released report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that the construction industry here in Florida is thriving. Indeed, it revealed that Sunshine State added 27,500 jobs between March 2015 and March 2016, trailing only California.

While this is certainly fantastic news from an economic perspective as it means more people will be […]

Brain Injuries|

Will the textalyzer become the latest weapon against distracted driving?

You may not realize it, but April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to raise awareness about one of the most pressing safety issues on our nation’s roads and highways.

If you don’t believe it’s a problem, consider that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that an astounding […]

Car Accidents|

Just what are a boat captain’s responsibility toward passengers?

The rules for the waterways in South Florida are different than the rules of the road for driving. Under international maritime law, a boat captain of any size vessel on the ocean or inland waterways has ultimate responsibilty for protecting passengers from injury.

Captain’s legal responsibility

We have all heard legendary tales of sea captains remaining at the helm […]

Maritime Accidents|

Do you know enough about slip and fall accidents? – II

Last week, we began discussing slip and fall accidents in retail settings, which can be caused by everything from wet floors and invisible shifts in footing to inadequate lighting and improperly placed displays.

Specifically, we started exploring how those plaintiffs bringing slip and fall cases must demonstrate that their injuries were caused by a dangerous condition […]

Premises Liability|

The complex steps of a boat accident personal injury claim

You may think that the process for settling a boat accident injury claim in Florida is easy, particularly if the accident was a clear case of negligence on the part of another party.

This blog post will discuss the steps involved and demonstrate why it is important to hire a knowledgeable, experienced attorney.

First step: Determining who […]

Maritime Accidents|

Do you know enough about slip and fall accidents? – I

When most of us head to the local grocery store, big box chain or other retail establishment, our thoughts are understandably focused on either browsing or making a predetermined purchase. In other words, we are focused on enjoying our shopping experience and simply trust that the store has done everything in its power to keep […]

Premises Liability|