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. […]
Have you been injured at work? Did you become ill because of your job? Are you currently receiving workers comp benefits while you are receiving medical care for your injuries? If you are still receiving treatment for your injuries from an on-the-job injury, you need to follow the instructions of your doctor. However, what happens when your employer calls to say you are needed back at work but the doctor has not said you can return to work? […]
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. […]
What are the Common Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
While some motor vehicle accidents may only involve property damage, most accidents involve some degree of bodily injury. The injuries you sustain in a motor vehicle accident can vary greatly depending on several factors such as were you riding a motorcycle; did a semi-truck cause the accident; and, how fast were the cars traveling the time of the crash.
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should always seek medical attention following a motor vehicle accident. Some injuries (i.e. closed head injury) may not be easily identified immediately following an accident. Even if you do not need emergency medical attention, it is always in your best interest to follow up with your primary care physician after being involved in a car crash. […]
Driver Runs Over Motorcyclists in Lutz
We are not sure if this would qualify as an “accident” because the victim is alleging the driver intentionally ran over him and his passenger; however, for the purposes of a personal injury lawsuit, this motorcycle “accident” does appear to qualify for compensation.
What is Being Alleged By The Accident Victim?
Because of amateur video shot by a bystander, it is difficult to dispute the actual moments when the driver ran over the motorcycle. According to Joseph Calderazzo, he was riding with a companion on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Memorial Day afternoon when the driver of a silver Pontiac swerved into his lane. At the next intersection, Calderazzo commented on the person’s driving abilities resulting in the driver of the Pontiac to back up and run over the motorcycle knocking Calderazzo and his companion off of the bike. The video, which has not gone viral online, shows the bizarre event unfold. […]
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. […]
How Many Times Will You File a Car Accident Claim?
According to an article published in Forbes, you will file a car accident claim at least once every 17.9 years. If you have never filed a car accident claim and you have been driving over 18 years, consider yourself an exception to the rule or maybe just very lucky. If you accept the premise that drivers will file a car accident claim once every 18 years, the typical driver will be involved in a car accident three to four times during his or her lifetime.
The chances of suffering a serious injury increases with the number of motor vehicle accidents you are involved in during your lifetime. Even though you may take every precaution to be a safe driver, you cannot control what other drivers do while on the road. If every driver on the road is expected to be involved in three to four accidents during their lifetime, the chances you will become a statistic are very high. […]
Do I Really Need a Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorney – YES!
You may believe that if you slip or fall while on another person’s property or in a commercial setting you do not need a slip and fall attorney because the property owner is automatically liable if the reason for your fall was something left on the floor that caused a hazardous condition. You are wrong — you need a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney because Florida slip and fall laws make it much more difficult to prove fault in these types of cases.
If you have fallen due to a substance left on the floor, contact our office immediately to protect your legal right to receive a fair and just settlement from the property owner. […]
Stolen Car Causes One Fatality in Boca Raton Vehicle Accident
According to reports, a stolen Mustang driven by a 15-year old boy killed a woman driving a Honda Pilot in a Boca Raton vehicle accident. Two men used a gun to rob a valet at the Addison Event Center. Police spotted the 2016 Ford Mustang and attempted to stop the vehicle. The 15-year old driver sped away crashing into the Honda Pilot. A 20-year old man who was riding in the Mustang was also arrested at the accident scene.
Florida Hit-and-Run Laws
Florida vehicle laws include severe penalties for hit-and-run drivers. If you leave the scene of an accident involving a fatality, you can be charged with a Florida first-degree felony. If convicted of a hit-and run accident charge, you could face up to 30 years in prison. If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the hit-and-run accident, you will serve a mandatory prison sentence of two years. […]