Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups who use the roads, and are at risk for sustaining serious injuries if an accident occurs. The motorcycle fatality rate is much higher than that for passenger cars or light trucks. Number of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida and the Greater U.S. In Florida in 2012, there were 281,340 reported traffic accidents, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Of those, 9,3
Retained foreign objects, also referred to as the unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) or retained surgical items (RSIs), are any items or foreign objects that are left inside the patient after surgery. Many hospitals have protocols in place to preempt these preventable mistakes, but not all personnel follow the procedures, and sometimes the protocols are subpar or non-existent. During a seven-year span, 772 cases of URFOs were reporte
Fall accidents send roughly 8.9 million people to the emergency room each year, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). As one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries, it’s important for everyone to know where the dangers lie and take the simple yet necessary precautions to prevent injuries. Common Places for Slip and Fall Accidents According to the NSC, the following are the places most people fall. Doorways Ramps Cluttered hall
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents Slip and fall accidents often lead to more than bruised egos. The National Safety Council reports that 8.9 million emergency room visits are made annually as a result of slip and fall accidents, which could involve injuries ranging from mild to catastrophic. In some cases, the injured party may be able to recover compensation from whomever was liable for the accident. To better understand the specifics of slip an
A broken or fractured rib is a very painful medical condition. When trauma to the chest occurs, a broken or fractured rib is a common result. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of trauma to the chest, and therefore one of the leading causes of broken ribs. If you need help recovering compensation for medical expenses in treating a broken rib, a car accident lawyer can assist you. Symptoms of a Broken Rib A broken rib, or rib fracture, i
Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, but it’s not too late to have a talk with your teens about driver safety. Specifically, here are some facts you need to know about teenage texting and driving. Teen Drivers Already Face an Increased Risk of Having a Car Accident Teen drivers, even before texting is added to the equation, are already at an increased risk of being in a car accident while driving. Not only are teens at a high ri
After a car accident, many people require compensation to repair vehicle damages, treat injuries, pay medical bills, or recover lost wages if they miss work because of the accident and their injuries. In order to do so, they must file a car accident claim. The following provides a brief explanation regarding the process of filing a car accident claim in Florida. Report the Accident and File a Claim with Your Insurer The first step to filing a cl
While not all jobs in Florida require that an employee operate a motor vehicle while on the job, many do. Most frequently, truck drivers or other industries that are responsible for transporting goods or products – such a delivery service – rely on automobiles to get their jobs done. Sometimes, car accidents on the job happen. Following a workplace car accident, you can take action to claim benefits and damages. Workplace Car Accident Injuries T
Car accidents occur every day in South Florida. Some are fender benders and lead to nothing more than scratches, while others result in devastating injuries that completely change the lives of the victims. While many accidents involve two or more cars, some involve only one or a variety of other vehicles present on the road. Examining statistics on the nature and severity of these accidents can help shed light on car crashes in our state. The fol
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