Events like March Madness increase the chances of an Uber or Lyft collision
Vacation season means sun and fun for many, but it also means roads will be even busier than usual. As we get closer and closer to summer, we wish to remind everyone to stay safe on Florida’s roadways.
When you have a disability that prevents you from working, it can be confusing and stressful to figure out how to apply for benefits. While you may assume getting benefits is easy if you meet all the SSA requirements, it is not always straightforward. Application rejections are possible, especially if you make errors.
When spring and summer arrive, many motorcyclists move their bikes out of storage and onto Florida's roadways. Motorcycles are significantly smaller than cars and trucks, and don't have the same protection. So it is not difficult to see why about 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to riders and theirs passengers.
During rush hour there, may be hundreds of cars around you, all desperate to get home after a long work day. You have enough to worry about with them, but perhaps even more important than other cars are the large trucks that share the road with you.
Like many of your West Palm Beach neighbors, you have probably used the Uber app. Who wants to fight for a taxi or wait for a friend to offer a ride home? But Uber drivers are not professionally trained, which increases the chances of finding yourself in the middle of a rideshare collision.
Acquiring the government assistance you need when you find yourself unable to work can be a difficult task. Your lifestyle may change significantly all at once, and adding the process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can make things even more complicated. But taking a few steps early on can make the process easier and reduce your stress.
Walking and biking are great ways to get around. Whether you walk or bike for leisure, exercise or to commute, you should be proud of yourself. These activities are good for you and for the planet. Unfortunately, they can also be dangerous, given the fact that you need to deal with motor vehicles.
Did you know that simply living in Florida puts you at a higher risk of many injuries? This is true of both accidental and violent injuries. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida has 15.81 percent more unintentional injuries and 5.22 percent more violent injuries than the national average.