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August 2018 Archives

Slips and falls are no laughing matter

If you enjoy watching old movies and TV shows on your Florida classics and/or comedy channels, you likely get a kick out of the ones where the ne’er-do-well hero takes pratfall after pratfall to the amusement of bystanders. Keep in mind, however, that these falls are elaborately staged and choreographed. In real life, a slip and fall is no laughing matter. You can seriously injure yourself in a fall.

The 5 most important things to do after a car crash

Unfortunately, Florida car crashes happen all too frequently. If you become involved in one, there are certain things you should – and should not – do immediately afterward. The decisions you make at the scene could impact you either positively or negatively for the next several months or even years.

Fore! Playing golf can be hazardous to your health

Thousands of Floridians flock to golf courses each day. Many believe that a day without golf is a day without pleasure. If you love playing golf, however, you need to remember that golf can be a dangerous pastime. Nationwide, around 40,000 golfers receive a golf injury each year for which they must seek medical treatment.

The deadliest day for drivers is in August

Even though August has no major holidays in which West Palm Beach residents and other South Floridians might make a special trip to the beach and have a few drinks, the month can claim the dubious honor of having within it the deadliest day for motorists.

What are the 3 most common motorcycle injuries?

One of the nicest things about living in Florida if you are a motorcycle enthusiast is that “motorcycle season” lasts 12 months out of the year. Since you rarely, if ever, must deal with snow and ice, you can enjoy the call of the open road whenever you wish. Whether you are a recent convert to the cycle lifestyle or have years of riding experience under your belt, safety should always be your first consideration. The simple truth is that motorcycle riders face an 80 percent chance of sustaining a serious injury or dying in a crash

Legality of lane splitting in Florida

The act of lane splitting, which occurs when a motorcyclist drives between two lanes of traffic to bypass cars on the road, is illegal in most states. Motorcycle enthusiasts in Florida have pointed to various benefits of the act, such as how it clears up traffic congestion by allowing riders to escape traffic jams, freeing up space for more cars. 

Who are people talking to when they drive distracted?

With all the attention of late on the problem of distracted driving and the importance of paying attention to the road, a West Palm Beach, Florida, resident or, for that matter, anyone in South Florida might be wondering what, or who, is so important as to merit a driver's taking his or her eyes and mind off the road.

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