The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) issued a News Release last week announcing it has updated its Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide For States because of the continued increase in the number of drugged driving fatalities. According to information by the GHSA, 43% of fatally-injured drivers in 2015 tested positive for some type of drug, a much higher percent than alcohol-impaired driver fatalities for that year. The GHSA is urging states and lawmakers to take steps to crack down on drugged driving incidents. Introducing new programs, providing additional resources, training for law enforcement officers, and empowering a state-wide task force are some of the suggestions provided to states by the GHSA. […]
When you are hurt at work, you have lots of questions. Your employer and the insurance carrier will answer many of those questions. However, you may also want to consult an experienced Boca Raton workers comp attorney to ask questions. An attorney represents your bests interest. He doesn’t represent anyone else — just you. […]
Some traffic accidents do not result in injuries or they result in minor injuries that heal in a few weeks. However, some traffic accidents result in severe, traumatic injuries that require hospitalizations, surgeries, and physical therapy. During recovery, an accident victim may be unable to work due to his or her injuries. This […]
When you are injured in a vehicle accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident, your first priority is your health. You need to seek immediate medical attention even if you do not believe you are seriously injured. Some injuries may not present symptoms, but the injuries could become life-threatening if not treated. It is always in your best interest to seek medical attention as soon as possible following any type of accident.
Your next priority is protecting your legal right to hold them personally responsible for the accident liable for your damages. An important step in this process is gathering evidence from the accident scene. […]
The checklist below can be used if you are in a car accident, motorcycle crash, truck accident, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident. The steps you should take and the information you need is the same regardless of how the accident happened.
Injuries – Are you injured? Are your passengers or anyone else injured? Call 911 for medical assistance if you or anyone at the accident scene appears to be injured. It is better to have emergency personnel check you than to risk your injury becoming worse from a lack of medical care. […]