Beware of Holiday Drunk Driving in Fort Lauderdale
December 1, 2016 By :
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Beware of Holiday Drunk Driving in Fort Lauderdale

The holiday season is in full swing in South Florida. Countless people in Fort Lauderdale are hitting the shopping malls and making travel plans to visit family. But the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most dangerous. The amount of car accidents in Fort Lauderdale are known to rise sharply in December. Although South Floridians do not have to worry about roads covered in snow, there are plenty of other hazards and temptations that can make holiday travel treacherous. Here are some of the pitfalls to avoid. Drunk and Buzzed Driving Drunk driving has always been a problem in Fort Lauderdale. With an abundance of people attending holiday parties, far too many drivers are risking their lives and the safety of others while driving intoxicated. According to a study by the...Read More
Five Biggest Personal Injury Claim Mistakes in Miami
November 24, 2016 By :
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Five Biggest Personal Injury Claim Mistakes in Miami

When a person has been in an accident, it can be difficult to make smart decisions. Whether you have been in a car accident or suffered a severe injury due to a slip and fall, it can be an extremely stressful situation.  But when that injury is the result of negligence, it is important to file a personal injury claim to recover the proper amount of compensation to pay for your medical bills, damages, lost wages along with your pain and suffering. The truth is most people often neglect several details when it comes time to file a personal injury claim. Miami is a great place to live for great year-round weather. But it also has a reputation for bad drivers. Accidents never announce when they are going to happen. When they do, most people do not have the presence of mind to make the...Read More
The Rise of School Bus Accidents in Florida
November 16, 2016 By :
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The Rise of School Bus Accidents in Florida

It is every parent’s worst nightmare. Most responsible parents place safety as priority when it comes to raising their children. Each day, countless kids throughout Fort Lauderdale ride school buses. However statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicate the amount of school bus accidents in Florida in on the rise. From 2012 to 2015, there has been a 16 percent increase in school bus-related accidents throughout the state. Just in the year 2015 alone, there were a reported 2,698 school bus accidents in Florida. The highest rates occurred in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.   Although it is no surprise there are more school bus accidents in South Florida due to its higher population, the reasons for the increase are not quite as obvious. The...Read More
The Growing Epidemic of Road Rage and Car Accidents in Miami
November 12, 2016 By :
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The Growing Epidemic of Road Rage and Car Accidents in Miami

The roadways in Miami can be stressful. A morning commute can seem like an obstacle course. Sometimes traffic jams, aggressive and reckless drivers can bring out the worst behavior in motorists. Unfortunately, there are far too many car accidents caused by people who lose their temper. Too often, it can turn a situation from bad to worse. When a driver intentionally tries to harm another motorist with aggressive driving tactics, such as tailgating, merging unnecessarily into a lane or pursuing cars into traffic, it is classified as road rage. Road rage is the third leading cause of car accidents in Florida, ranking behind negligence and distracted driving. Not all car accidents in Miami are the same. There is a difference between road rage and negligence. In case of road rage, the...Read More
Broward County Courthouse Considered a “Sick Building”
November 1, 2016 By :

Broward County Courthouse Considered a “Sick Building”

Perhaps no building in Fort Lauderdale has more influence on the lives of people than the Broward County Courthouse. Each day, judges and juries hand down important decisions that affect the public’s safety. Ironically, it is also among the most unsafe buildings to work. A class action lawsuit brought by sick employees alleges the building is filled with asbestos and hazardous mold. The county responded with an initiative to build a new courthouse. However, it remains uncompleted and a year behind schedule. To make matters worse, nobody knows when it will open, despite receiving a certificate of occupancy from the city of Fort Lauderdale six weeks ago. It is the latest in a series of debacles involving Broward County building safety. Over the years, Broward County has earned a bad...Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
October 31, 2016 By :

The Do’s and Don’ts of Motorcycle Accidents in Miami

There are few things more exhilarating than hitting the open road on your motorcycle. Whether it’s a scenic drive down the MacArthur Causeway or cruising through Ocean Drive, Miami has a lot to offer. Few people are more passionate about their hobby and lifestyle than  South Florida’s motorcycle owners. But for all the fun and adventure that comes with these powerful vehicles, there is an element of danger. Motorcycle accidents in Miami make up a large portion of the city’s traffic fatalities. Each day, many other bike enthusiasts are injured in Miami-Dade County wrecks. If you have been in an accident, it is important to know exactly what to do and what to avoid in these stressful situations. What to Do Motorcycle accidents can happen at any time in the blink of an eye....Read More
Busch Gardens Avoids Premises Liability by Shutting Down Popular Ride
October 28, 2016 By :

Busch Gardens Avoids Premises Liability by Shutting Down Popular Ride

Florida is home to some of the most renowned amusement parks in the world. Orlando’s Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and Tampa’s Busch Gardens rank among some of the most popular tourist destinations in the Sunshine State. But thousands of miles away, an amusement park accident in Australia that claimed the lives of four people is raising serious questions about the safety of  water park rides. Busch Gardens announced the park will close its popular  Congo River Rapids ride after two people were flung from their raft and two others were trapped underwater and in the machinery of Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride in Australia. The Heavy Price of Amusement Park Accidents What happened in Australia is a sobering reminder of the...Read More
Jose Fernandez Death Brings Spotlight on Boating Accidents
October 27, 2016 By :

Jose Fernandez Death Brings Spotlight on Boating Accidents

He was one of baseball’s brightest young stars. Jose Fernandez was known for his bubbly personality and his devastating fastball. But his life was tragically cut short when he and two friends were killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. The accident is currently under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A spokesman had initially said drugs and alcohol were not involved. However, the recently completed toxicology reports have yet to be released to the public. Fernandez’s death brings to light the importance of boat safety. South Floridians love the water. It is why so many people choose to live in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Boats have become a major part of our lifestyle. But unlike cars, the safety standards for boating are...Read More
Do You Have a Case for Premises Liability in Fort Lauderdale?
October 25, 2016 By :

Do You Have a Case for Premises Liability in Fort Lauderdale?

Nobody expects to get hurt when they enter a public building. Whether you are going out to eat at a restaurant, having fun at an amusement park or enjoying a sporting event at a stadium, you should not have to worry about hazardous conditions that could cause serious physical harm. Yet, countless people  suffer devastating and sometimes life-changing injuries due to negligence by the property owner. Slip and falls and head injuries caused by poor construction and building maintenance have resulted in numerous cases of premises liability. Fort Lauderdale has long been a vacation destination for snowbirds who want to get away from it all. The city boasts some of the best restaurants, hotels and shopping centers in the Sunshine State. It is the responsibility of property owners to make...Read More
What Should I Do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Fort Lauderdale?
October 18, 2016 By :

What Should I Do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Fort Lauderdale?

They make us laugh while watching movies or television shows. But there is nothing funny about a slip and fall accident--especially when it happens to you. While some people may suffer a minor bruise or scratch, others can suffer a broken hip or even a cracked skull. Slip and falls have been responsible for countless injuries and even fatalities throughout Fort Lauderdale. When you have suffered a serious slip and fall injury due to the negligence of others, it is vital to get the proper compensation you deserve to pay your bills and make up for lost income. Unfortunately, most people do not know what to do. Here is a list of steps to help you through this difficult time. Demand a report from the property owner: A slip and fall can happen anywhere. You may have slipped on a wet...Read More