The term “gated community” brings to mind images of privacy and security. Security is a common reason some homeowners decide to buy properties in these communities. But crime still can and does occur in gated community. Some argue that gated communities foster a sense of false security among residents, who may not be as diligent in preventing crime, believing the gate will do this for them. Some argue that criminals may target gated communities w
The Department Of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks injury and illness statistics across the country, including in Florida. The non-fatal workplace injury rate in Florida was 3.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2010, the last year the data was available, according to the BLS. The rate for injuries requiring days away from work or a job transfer or restrictions was 1.7 per 100 full-time workers. Below are some industries with high
From mold-contaminated interiors to lack of adequate fire escapes, your apartment could conceal a number of dangers that place you at risk for serious injury. Keep your eyes open when renting an apartment and look for hazards that your landlord has failed to mention. Landlord Obligations to Reveal Hazards Under Florida law as well as federal law, landlords are under an obligation to reveal hazards or risks on their property before signing the r
You may be a good boater or seaman by day, but nighttime excursions on the water are a whole new ball game. Low light conditions and drastically reduced visibility increases risks of accidents. It’s important to be fully trained and prepared and follow basic safety rules when you hit the water for some nighttime navigation. The following tips will start you in the right direction. Go Slow Abide by the nautical saying, “Be a pro. Go slow.” First
Nearly 1,000 children in the U.S. drowned in 2011, and swimming pools were the most common site for youth drowning accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other drowning statistics are just as troubling. Martin Eichelberger, MD, president and CEO of Safe Kids and director of emergency trauma and burn services at Children’s National Medical Center says, “Drowning is quick and silent. Young kids rarely ma
The First Annual Survivor’s Scholarship was awarded to Marissa Ierna, a student at the University of North Florida. Marissa was chosen, not only for moving past her medical challenges, but also because of her efforts in helping others with cancer. The scholarship, offered by Chalik & Chalik Law Offices, is meant to help those whose lives have been seriously impacted by a debilitating disease. While still in high school, Marissa was diag
An estimated 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds frequently, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Scaffolding may involve some common types of construction site injuries – each year, 4,500 workers are injured, and 50 workers die in scaffolding accidents. Not only do scaffolding accidents affect workers and families, but they also cost employers roughly $90 million per year in lost workdays. It’
According to motorcycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 2,030 people killed in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents. Forty-three percent of these motorcyclists were under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher at the time of the wreck. Twenty-seven percent of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a BAC of .08 or higher. This i
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, you can file a product liability claim against a manufacturer and in some cases other parties as well. Here are some facts about product liability claims. 1. Florida is a Strict Product Liability State Florida’s product liability laws are based on the strict liability statute. That means that you do not have to provide proof of a manufacturer’s negligenc
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