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Common Occupational Diseases and Illnesses

Most know workers’ compensation is available to those who suffer an injury at work. But did you also know that developing a work-related illness or disease may also entitle you to workers’ comp benefits? For a look into some of the most common occupational diseases and illnesses, read on. Lung Diseases and Conditions Lung diseases… read more

Florida Ranks Highest for Crashes Involving Drowning

Any car accident is dangerous, but one few people consider is driving into a body of water. According to a November 8, 2014 article in the Orlando Sentinel, more people drown in cars in Florida than in any other state. Car Accident Drownings Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites Florida as the… read more

Indirect vs. Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are used within cars to detect the level of air pressure within the tires, and are mandated for use under federal law. Specifically, 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provide a federal motor vehicle safety standard requiring the presence of a TPMS that… read more

Internal Rusting, Tread Separation, & Tire Failure

When the steel cables in tires begin rusting, it can cause tread separation, which increases the risk of tire blowouts and crashes. In many cases, it’s a defect of the tire that allows for excess moisture to seep in, creating the right environment for rust to develop. When a tire model is defective, it’s the… read more

Common Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for workers in the United States and the state of Florida. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of the 3,929 worker fatalities in 2013, 20.3 percent were in the construction industry. The following takes a look at some of the most… read more

Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Florida and the U.S.

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… read more

Common Places Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

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… read more

Facts About Common 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… read more

Broken Ribs in an Auto Accident in Florida

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… read more

It’s Not Too Late to Celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week

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… read more

Rice Husk Tires: Environmentally Friendly, But Are They Safe?

The tires on a vehicle are one of its most important parts and are responsible for keeping drivers safe and secure. However, tires are not cheap, nor are they necessarily environmentally friendly. In fact, the energy and materials required to manufacture tires costs thousands of dollars and causes damage to the environment. In an effort… read more

2017 Car Accident Statistics in South Florida

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…. read more

3 Things You Need to Know about Tire Registration

There’s an ongoing discussion about tire registration, and many vehicle owners want to know whether or not they should bother with it. Below we explain a couple of key concepts about registering tires, and why the issue is still a topic of discussion. Registering Tires is Voluntary First, it’s important to know the legal rules… read more

How To Obtain a Police Report After a Car Crash

If you’ve been in a car accident and need assistance obtaining a police report, making changes to an incorrect police report or filing a personal injury case for damages, an attorney can help. With a thorough understanding of car accident and personal injury law, the Ft. Lauderdale personal injury firm at Chalik & Chalik Law… read more

Car Accident While Pregnant: Is my baby okay?

For expecting mothers, nothing is more traumatizing than the thought of losing an unborn child. If you’ve been in a car accident while pregnant, you may have fears about whether or not your baby is going to be okay. After a car accident when pregnant, you should seek medical attention immediately. If either you or… read more

Michelin XZA Truck Tires under NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now investigating a Michelin truck tire line after having received six complaints. In all cases, Michelin XZA heavy duty truck tires failed and subsequently caused a crash. The NHTSA also received a police report about one of the crashes. No injuries or deaths have yet been reported…. read more

In a Car Accident in Florida with No Insurance

The state of Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. This means that in the event of a motor vehicle accident, each driver’s own insurance policy is responsible for paying damages to the policyholder, regardless of fault. For persons involved in an accident without car insurance, knowing what to do can be frustrating. If you’ve… read more

Teen Drivers: Five Factors Leading to Tire-Related Accidents

Teenagers are at high risk for auto accidents and some of that accident risk stems from tire issues. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 teenagers die every year in accidents. About 12 percent of accidents every year involve inexperienced motorists and tire issues. Learn some factors that might lead… read more

The Truth about Skin Grafts to Treat Road Rash

Road rash is one of the most common types of injuries that can occur when riding a motorcycle or bicycle. Unlike traveling in a passenger vehicle, when riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, you are more open to injuries like road rash because there is nothing between you and the road if you are in… read more

NHTSA: Nearly Half of SUVs with Tire Problems that are Involved in Accidents Roll Over

Rollover accidents are some of the least common accidents on American roads, and some of the most devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents comprise three percent of the total vehicle crashes that occur across the country every year, but constitute as many as 31 percent of vehicle occupant fatalities,… read more