The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently announced a fine of over $85,000 against several contractors who, collectively, were responsible for work on an infamous Florida pedestrian bridge.
There are actually multiple ways to get compensation after a serious motor vehicle accident. If the accident was work-related, then workers' compensation may pay for some or even most of the victim's injuries.
We recently discussed the road safety rankings of several noteworthy Florida highways. Of course, car accidents can happen anywhere from quiet suburban streets to the busiest highways. All drivers need to remain vigilant no matter where they are. The majority of accidents do not occur on highways and freeways, but there is still good reason to stay cognizant of which stretches of road have the worst safety record.
Oftentimes, when a truck accident happens in the West Palm Beach area, it is because the truck driver or trucking company broke one or more of the many state and federal regulations that truckers must follow.
Car accidents can seem more significant than they actually are because the media tends to focus on the most extreme cases. Take a recent news story in Florida about a crash on Interstate 75 that led to two fatalities. Reports like this might lead one to believe that every collision ends in serious injury or death.
An accident on Interstate 95 left 4 people dead and 2 other people recovering from serious injuries. According to reports, the driver who caused the accident was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Getting behind the wheel is a risk in any town in every state in the nation. However, some Florida roadways rank higher than average for their dangerous nature, putting drivers at an elevated risk for a serious injury due to a motor vehicle accident.