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September 2019 Archives

Recent crashes reaffirm ongoing truck risks

Every person who lives in Florida knows that motor vehicle accidents can and do happen every day. Fortunately, a good number of crashes tend to be minor and not result in harm to people, but many others leave motorists, pedestrians, passengers, and more injured. Some accidents are the cause of death to others. Large commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks, pose specific risks due to their large size and weight.

Safety of autonomous vehicles called into question

As automotive manufacturers and technology companies alike continue to push forward with the development of self-driving vehicles, residents in Florida will have to decide just how comfortable they are with these new modes of transportation. Many studies have been done in the last few years measuring the general comfort level among consumers with autonomous vehicles. Some of the most recent of these studies have shown that consumer confidence has waned in the wake of some rather high-profile accidents involving these vehicles.

A third of American teenagers say they text and drive

Nowadays, many teen motorists have cellphones, and for many of them, the temptation to use those phones while driving outweighs their best judgment. Even though the dangers associated with texting and driving have been extremely well-documented in recent years, the texting and driving – and distracted driving – problem continues to affect the safety of not only teenage drivers, but everyone else on the roadway, too.

Preparing a SSD application

If you are a resident in Florida who has enjoyed the ability to work for some time and now find yourself unable to work due to a disabling condition or injury, you may understandably be concerned about how you can receive some income to support yourself. There is a program established by the federal government that you pay into through deductions in every paycheck that is designed to be one avenue of giving you a source of income at times like these.

Can I get a work-related injury offsite or off the job?

As you may already know, Florida workers’ compensation law is meant to cover your medical expenses, as well as lost wages, after a work-related injury or illness. Most workplace mishaps occur while employees are at their worksites. However, there are some instances in which workers’ compensation may apply for an injury or illness that occurred away from the job or during off hours.

Federal rules target trucker fatigue

If you are like many people in Florida, when you come up next to a semi-truck or another very large commercial vehicle in your standard passenger vehicle, you can feel a bit nervous. The thought of being in an accident involving one of these big rigs can make people realize why these crashes often end in such tragedy. Their size alone is a huge contributor to this reality. The need for truck drivers to operate their vehicles safely cannot be understated.

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