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Just How Often Do People Get Injured In America?

According to the National Safety Council, accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Every second, someone is accidentally injured, and someone is killed every three minutes by accidents that are preventable. This includes all car accidents, drug overdoses, falls, and drownings. Not all accidents can be prevented, but taking… read more

New Texting And Driving Law Goes Into Effect On July 1st

For the past decade, significant research has been conducted as to the dangers of texting while driving. Even with a hands-free cell phone, statistics indicate that talking while driving can increase the chances of an accident by nearly four times. Virginia Tech conducted a study which showed that drivers who are texting while driving are… read more

Florida Debating Banning All Distracted Driving

47 states along with the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have a text messaging ban in place for those behind the wheel. Distracted driving is a major cause of many accidents occurring today. Many of those distractions come from smartphones, and with their rise in popularity also came a… read more

Investigation Discovers Worker’s Comp Was Denied Without Tests In Lakeland

Florida, like many states, has laws governing compensation for those who are injured at work. Florida law requires all employers to purchase workers’ compensation coverage, with a few exceptions. Regardless of fault, employees are compensated for injuries that occur in the course of their job duties. This coverage can allow immunity from some injury lawsuits… read more

State Fails To Prove Intoxication In Fatal Crash Case

Typically, the issue of fault in a drunk or drugged driving case is considered to be open-and-shut. However, Florida has comparative negligence laws when it comes to determining fault in an accident. In essence, comparative negligence means that lawyers determine to what extent each driver was at fault in an accident. For example, if it… read more