In 2012, Florida was one of the top three states with the most traffic-related fatalities in work zones. claimed at least 50 lives that year in Florida. In 2013, there were 67,523 work zone accidents nationwide in the United States. Even though the number of work zone accidents may have been lower in 2013 than previous years, the number of work zone injuries related to traffic accidents increased. Approximately 47,758 injuries were reported that year in work zone accidents. […]
Many workers handle dangerous chemicals every day as part of their job duties. Even though strict rules and regulations are in place to prevent injuries, chemical accidents happen. Exposure to these chemicals can cause severe injuries or death. Roughly 10 percent of occupational accidents are due to chemical or environmental exposure. Because of the danger, employers must take steps to protect employees from accidental chemical exposure. These steps may include providing additional and ongoing training and providing special safety equipment, including clothing and accessories. Unfortunately, even with the best protection and precautions, chemical exposure accidents can happen. […]
CBS12 in West Palm Beach reported that a construction worker died after falling 15 stores in downtown West Palm Beach. The man, an employee for a concrete construction company, was working on the 15th floor of the new apartment building, Alexander Building, located on Fern Street near South Dixie Highway. An attorney for […]
What is the Difference Between Florida Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Laws
Medical malpractice and Medical Negligence laws are very similar; however, there are a few differences that some medical malpractice attorneys may not understand. It is crucial that you hire a Boca Raton medical malpractice firm that understands both of these personal injury claims in order to ensure your case is handled properly. If not, you may risk losing your case or receiving less money than you deserve for your claim. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. not only understand the differences between these two areas of law. […]
ABC Action News in Tampa Bay reported last month on the tragic death of a driver and his girlfriend, and three other people, in a crash on Coconut Palm Drive at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office were investigating the crash.
The driver of a VW Golf traveling west on MLK Jr. Boulevard approaching Coconut Palm Drive lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the median, and collided with a Toyota Sienna minivan traveling east on MLK Jr. Boulevard. After colliding with the Toyota Sienna, the VW Golf collided with a Toyota Scion and debris from the crash struck a BMW 3-series. The driver of the Golf and his passenger both died because of the crash. Three more people who were in the minivan also died. […]
A recent study has linked the use of talcum powder with ovarian cancer. Women who use talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product around their genitals have a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study interviewed 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 women without ovarian cancer to ask about their use of talcum powder and products containing talcum powder. The results of the study revealed that women who routinely used talcum powder in their underwear, on feminine hygiene products, or applied directly to their genital areas had an increased risk of developing the deadly form of cancer. […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) has released its findings for the first half of 2016 regarding motor vehicle fatalities. According to the NSC, fatalities from motor vehicle accidents increased nine percent from the same period a year before and eighteen percent from the previous year. During the first six months of 2016, approximately 19,100 people died in traffic accidents and 2.2 million people were seriously injured. The total cost from these deaths and injuries is $205 billion.
Florida had the largest increase in motor vehicle fatalities since 2014 in the United States. Florida’s increase in motor vehicle deaths was 43 percent, almost 20 percent more than the fifth largest increase (Kentucky at 24 percent).
Why Are Deaths From Motor Vehicle Accidents Increasing At Such High Rates?
The NSC points to lower unemployment rates and a stronger economy as leading factors for the increase in the rate of motor vehicle fatalities. Furthermore, the average gas price per gallon was 16 percent lower than the same time one year ago. This resulted in a 3.3 percent increase in the number of miles driven. […]
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following Car Accident
The family of actor Paul Walker has filed two actions related to the actor’s tragic death in November 2013. Meadow Walker filed a car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging design flaws in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT caused it to burst into flames when it crashed in Santa Clarita, California. Her lawsuit also alleges the vehicle was not designed to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a crash. The Fast and Furious star was a passenger in the Porsche, which was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph at the time of the crash according to police reports.
Porsche has responded to Walker’s car accident wrongful death lawsuit alleging the Carrera GT was “misused and improperly maintained” and that the speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident contributed to the death of the actor. Family, friends, and fans of the actor are upset that the company would suggest the actor played a role in his death. […]
Wrong Way Driver Fatally Injures Car Accident Victims in Boca Raton, FL
A 23-year-old Lake Worth man, Subhan Saigol Khurram, was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-95 when he struck another vehicle head on. Khurram’s vehicle hit a car containing two Fort Lauderdale residents Ricardo Franklyn Fletcher and Frans Roy McCatty were pronounced dead at the scene. Khurram was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]
Motorcycle and Dump Truck Collision on South State Road 7 in Davie Ends in Fatality
On Friday morning James Goins was riding a borrowed GSX-R1000 motorcycle on South State Road 7 when he collied with a dump truck in the northbound lane. The impact was so powerful that it split the motorcycle into half scattering pieces of the bike a hundred feet down the road. Sadly Goins died at the motorcycle accident scene. […]