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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This coincides with the beginning of what is traditionally the riding season in the U.S. However, the amazing weather we enjoy year-round allows residents and visitors of Florida to ride at any time. Nonetheless, taking time this month to reassess your commitment to motorcycle safety can help to prevent serious or fatal injury if you happen to be involved in an accident.
What to Wear
Florida is hot, but that’s no reason…Read Full Post
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. How distracted are you?
Distraction is a broad term that encompasses anything that is not directly related to the task of driving. The three primary types of distracted driving are:
- Visual. This includes reading, looking at signs, rubbernecking, and turning to look at a passenger
March National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a month dedicated to shining light on traumatic brain injury (TBI), providing support for people living with TBI, and increasing funding for research into treatments for this often debilitating condition.
Traumatic brain injury often comes with a diverse range of emotional, psychological, and physical consequences. These can include:
According to the National Highway Travel Safety Administration, occurrences of drunk driving are 22% higher on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other Sunday of the year. Some of these drivers are pulled over before they have a chance to injure others, but Super Bowl Sunday also sees an increase in the number of drunk driving-related accidents – by as much as 57% in some areas…Read Full Post
You’ve likely heard that there is a shortage of skilled truck drivers in the United States. Trucking can be a lucrative career, but for many, the cost of purchasing and maintaining a cab and the uncertainty of “pay-by-the-load” contracts has made it an unenticing option, even for those who have done it for years.
To make up for the loss of experienced drivers, some trucking companies have started aggressive hiring campaigns designed to attract younger,…Read Full Post
In the state of Florida, wrongful death claims can be filed on behalf of a victim’s estate by a personal representative appointed by the decedent in his or her will. A claim for wrongful death damages may also be filed by relatives, including:
- A spouse
- Children (both minor and adult, depending on…
53.4 million people will travel for Thanksgiving this year according to AAA’s forecast. This marks a 13% increase over 2020 and finds travel for the holiday within 5% of pre-pandemic levels – when traffic was increasing year over year.
According to AAA, 48.3 million people will travel by car to their Thanksgiving destination, marking the highest number of motor vehicle travelers since 2018. Another 4.2 million will travel by air, while 1.02 million will use a…Read Full Post
National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17th – 23rd, marking a great time for parents to have an honest conversation with their teen drivers about staying safe on the road.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, led by things including alcohol use, inconsistent seatbelt use, risky driving, and distraction. If you have a teen driver, take…Read Full Post
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that is available to nearly all workers in the state of Florida. With very few exceptions, under workers’ compensation, you are entitled to benefits following any on-the-job injury or illness, regardless of the role you may have played in an accident. It is strange then, that close to 10% of workers’ compensation claims are denied – leaving these workers without the money they need for proper medical treatment and basic living costs while they recover.
Can You Appeal a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?
You can appeal a workers’ compensation denial for up to…Read Full Post
As Labor Day approaches, many people will be making the most of what’s remaining of summer vacation, heading to the beach or visiting nearby attractions to squeeze as much fun as possible out of these final days of summer. As traffic increases, it is important to remember your role in creating it – and to take steps in reducing the risk you pose to yourself and others while you are a part of it.
Rule #1: Avoid Distraction
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