Teens in greatest danger on the road

Each year, approximately 3,000 teenagers are killed in motor vehicle accidents around the country. Experts are concerned that those numbers may grow since 2015 saw a reversal of a downward trend in traffic fatalities overall that lasted from 2007 to 2014. In 2015, deaths from motor vehicle accidents increased more than 7 percent over the […]

Car Accidents|

Government pledges to eliminate traffic fatalities

Although statistics show traffic fatalities are climbing, drivers in Florida and throughout the country may be safer in the future thanks to an initiative by the Obama administration. In October, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced its first steps in a plan intended to put a stop to deaths and injuries from motor vehicle accidents […]

Car Accidents|

Florida holds distracted drivers accountable

With so much technology on the dashboard these days, cars are no longer just a mode of transportation. Many people consider them part of themselves — little bit of home they take with them wherever they go.

Unfortunately, as technology has progressed, so has the number of distraction surrounding us at 70 mph on he freeway. In […]

Car Accidents|

Open-carry laws and premises liability

While a growing number of states have passed open-carry laws, Florida’s legislature has resisted similar efforts. Openly carrying firearms is allowed only when people are going to and from hunting, fishing or camping under Florida law. If Florida ever does pass open-carry legislation, businesses and commercial landlords will need to wrestle with some of the […]

Premises Liability|

Understanding a traumatic brain injury

Many Florida residents know the seriousness of a traumatic brain injury. It commonly happens to people who suffer a severe blow to their head while playing contact sports. People can also suffer a traumatic brain injury if their head smashes into a windshield during a car wreck, from being impaled with a sharp object to […]

Drowsy driver kills teen who recently lost his mother

At around 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 18, a driver in Florida fell asleep at the wheel and killed a 16-year-old boy. The fatal accident took place on Florida’s Turnpike outside Gotha shortly after the teen had been involved in a minor collision with another driver. A 32-year-old woman in a 2005 Nissan struck the teen […]

Car Accidents|

Florida car crash kills 3, injures others

A two-car accident late in the evening on Sept. 23 left three out-of-state men dead and several other people, including two Florida residents, seriously injured. The accident took place in Panama City.

According to accident investigators from the Highway Patrol, a Florida man was heading south on Pine Tree road when he failed to observe a […]

Car Accidents|

When should a cruise liner admit the seas are too rough to continue?

The information had been gathered, and the alerts had been issued and now questions are being asked regarding what the decision makers at Royal Caribbean knew that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Prediction Center and other weather forecasters didn’t. On Friday, February 9, the NOAA issued an alert that there was the […]

Maritime Accidents|

Brain injuries among domestic violence victims often undetected

Across Florida and the rest of the U.S., approximately 25 percent of women and 14 percent of men have been physically assaulted by their partners. These attacks often include blows to the head that can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Memory loss, confusion, headaches and difficulty concentrating can arise among victims of TBIs. New research […]

Brain Injuries|

Truck driver break rule still stands

In July 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enacted a rule requiring truck drivers in Florida and around the country to take at least a 30-minute break within their first eight hours of duty each day. In August 2016, the FMCSA denied a petition from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to have that rule […]

Truck Accidents|