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June 2018 Archives

Florida motorcyclist dies after being struck by SUV

Motorcycling has become more mainstream these days, and whether it is a person on a traditional Harley Davidson or a person on a more modern motorcycle, it is not unusual for people in Florida to see a motorcyclist on any given day. However, what hasn't changed over the years is the fact that motorcycling presents dangers that people driving automobiles do not face. While the use of helmets and protective clothing has become more commonplace, the fact of the matter is that a motorcycle doesn't offer the rider the same structural protection a car has. There are no seatbelts, no airbags and no crumple zones. So, when a motorist strikes a motorcyclist, the motorcyclist could wind up severely injured or even killed.

Impaired truckers are on the rise

A tractor-trailer can weigh up to 40 times the weight of a standard motor vehicle. It can take as much as 40 times the length of road to stop a big rig than to stop a regular car on a clear, dry day. Add adverse weather, poor truck maintenance or worn tires to the mix, and the chances of a tragic accident increase. Add further the impairment by drugs or alcohol of the truck's operator, and you and your family are in danger of catastrophic injuries.

What duties do physicians have to prevent medication errors?

Sometimes, a health care professional in Florida will give a patient the wrong medication, wrong dosage of a medication or will not follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the medication. This could mean not only that a person's illness is not being properly treated, but it could even lead to a worsened condition. While the health care professional may not have made such a mistake on purpose, the fact of the matter is that they have a duty of care to meet with respect to their patients, and this includes ensuring that medication errors do not occur.

Cruise ship accident victims need a strong advocate on their side

People in Florida who are planning a cruise ship get-away often look forward to their vacation at sea. They anticipate soaking up the sun, dining on fine food and exploring the exciting locales the ship stops at during its journey. What they don't expect, however, is that a cruise ship accident will take place that could lead to serious injuries or even deaths.

Car accident statistics from 2016 show interesting results

Memorial Day is behind us, and the unofficial start of summer has begun. Over the next few months, Florida residents and tourists to the state will go to barbecues, head to the beach, go to one of the state's many theme parks, go camping and, in general, enjoy the activities the season has to offer. However, some people will find that their summer fun has turned to tragedy due to a car accident. Some of these accidents will be caused by negligent driving or drunk driving. And, statistics from a 2016 report by the state show that drunk driving accidents and accidents all around are still a problem in Florida.