October 2017 Archives

A guide to defensive driving

The greatest way a person can avoid being in a vehicle collision is to reduce the risk entirely. However, that is easier said than done. According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, nearly 375,000 traffic crashes occurred in 2015 in the state, an 8.77 percent increase from the previous year. 

Determining liability with golf course injuries

Most people go to golf courses for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. No one expects to go to a course only to leave in an ambulance, but it happens every year. In fact, an article in Golf Digest states that over 40,000 people go to emergency rooms every year as a result of injuries sustained on a golf course. 

Protections are available for injured construction workers

This blog recently discussed the serious impact a construction or workplace accident can have on injured workers and their families. A construction accident can rob an injured construction worker of their ability to earn a living, care for themselves and their family and enjoy their life. As a result, it is important for them to be familiar with the resources and options available to protect them.

Construction worker injured in fall in Florida

Workers' compensation benefits are available to help injured workers and their families through a workplace accident and its aftermath. A construction accident in another southern Florida community recently left one worker in critical condition. The workplace accident occurred when the construction worker fell from a crane he was working on. The crane he was working on was affixed to a flatbed truck on the expressway when the injured worker fell 30 feet from it. The worker was operating controls from the side of the truck when it tipped over.

The basics of applying for Social Security disability benefits

The transition from working to suffering from a disability and being unable to work can be difficult physically, financially and emotionally. As disabled individuals must learn to focus on caring for themselves, they may find it challenging to meet daily needs they were easily able to meet in the past. It can be a challenging period of time for the disabled individual and their family members.

Truck accident kills 2, injures 1

Victims of truck accidents and their families are protected by the legal system. Two Florida residents were recently killed in semi-truck crash in another state. The fatal truck accident resulted in the deaths of two Florida residents and injured four others. The accident occurred when a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle were slowing in a construction zone. Another semi-truck behind the passenger vehicle failed to slow or come to a stop and crashed into the passenger vehicle from behind it. When the semi-truck struck the passenger vehicle from behind, it also caused it to strike the other semi-truck in front of it.

The dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a concern in Florida as it is throughout the country. Distracted driving is dangerous and risky behavior and creates a hazard for everyone sharing the roadway. Distracted driving is considered anything that removes the driver's attention and focus from the roadway, eyes from the roadway and hands from the wheel.

Many waiting for Social Security disability benefits

The wait for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can, unfortunately, be long. As a result, it is important to be as familiar as possible with the application and appeals processes. There are greater than 1 million individuals awaiting a hearing for Social Security disability benefits and the average wait time is 602 days which can increased from less than a year 5 years ago. The social Security Administration is working to address the backlog of cases.

What is wrongful death claim?

The unexpected loss of a loved one can be devastating to families. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option that can help surviving family members of victims of car accidents. Family members may have questions about wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim for damages is a legal option available to help families who have wrongfully lost a loved one because of the negligence of another party such as negligent driver.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits is difficult

There are many people who want to work for a living, but can't due to one or more disabilities, and many of these people are veterans. Up until recently, people who were considered disabled by the Veteran's Administration were almost always considered disabled by the Social Security Administration. Disabled vets would assume that they could base their SSA application on the success of their VA application.

Top causes of Florida auto accidents

With Hurricane Irma causing extensive devastation in Florida, notably in the Keys, personal safety is top of mind. After a storm like this, auto accidents peak, often due to flooding, debris in the roadway, high traffic levels (due to people returning home after evacuating) and more.

What precautions should I take when on my motorcycle?

You may enjoy the freedom you feel when you ride your motorcycle on the streets. But along with being one of your favorite pastimes, it's also one of the most dangerous. Motorcycle accidents happen every day in Florida and all across the country. Even if you have yet to experience one personally, you should not overlook or take for granted the things you can do to stay safe. 

Social Security disability appeals in Florida

Indeed, the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits in Florida can be long and frustrating. In addition to such a lengthy time frame, the Social Security Administration rejects a large majority of initial applications. For those who have the misfortune of being rejected, there is an appeals process.

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