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Bradenton Pedestrian Injuries on the Rise

Injury lawyers in Bradenton and throughout Florida continue to see far too many serious and fatal pedestrian accidents. A recent column featured by DriveitHOME™, an initiative of the National Safety Council, highlighted crosswalk dangers for pedestrians. In conducting his own night-research, the columnist was shocked at how many drivers were immersed in the electronic glow...

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Fall Risks of Older Adults in Focus in Bradenton

Walgreens is among the companies working to reduce the risk of fall accidents among seniors. Eligible seniors who ask about fall prevention can receive bonus points and purchase discounts.  Fall accidents remain the leading cause of death for seniors over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bradenton injury lawyers...

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Florida Drivers May Be More Prone to Distracted Driving When the Boss Calls

Distracted driving has rapidly risen to a major public health risk in recent years. As the number of options for smartphones, navigation systems, in-vehicle entertainment and information systems has ballooned. Even drivers who wouldn’t normally answer the phone may succumb to the temptation when it is the boss calling, texting or emailing. Regardless of the...

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Just How Qualified Are Florida Truck Drivers?

Commercial truck driving is a dangerous occupation. That’s why federal law requires these vehicles to be operated only by those who hold a commercial driver’s license. There are also additional regulations that apply to restrict the number of hours an operator can drive before he or she must take a rest break. These and other...

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Road Debris Causes Bradenton Auto Accidents

While there is much publicity surrounding certain causes of crashes, such as speeding and alcohol, other catalysts receive far less attention despite being equally dangerous. One example of this trend is road debris. This is a contributing factor to many collisions, and new research indicates that the problem may be more widespread than many drivers...

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How to Ensure You Get a Fair Insurance Settlement for Your Losses from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has caused damage to South Florida on a scale rarely seen before. Insurance claims are being filed in record numbers. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 562,262 claims – totaling an estimated $3.6 billion – had been filed as of September 23rd. Floridians are tenaciously taking on the task of cleaning up and rebuilding...

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Reducing Bicycle Accident Fatalities in Florida

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, bicycle accident fatalities increased nationally by 12.2 percent in 2015 (the latest year for which complete data is available). What’s more, fatality rates also rose dramatically between 1975 and 2015 for riders over 20-years-old (212 to 720). Interestingly, fatality rates fell dramatically during the same period for riders...

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Rising Truck Accident Rates on I-75 in Bradenton

Truck accidents are a serious public health hazard, causing thousands of American deaths every year. According to CNBC, fatal truck crashes have been steadily on the rise since 2009 throughout Florida and the rest of the nation. The Gainesville Sun reports that heavy truck accidents along the I-75 in Alachua, Marion and Sumter counties nearly...

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What Factors Help Lower the Risk of Bradenton Car Accidents?

The Sarasota County government regularly releases data on car accidents in Sarasota County. The latest data (for calendar year 2015) reveals the most common driver violation was operating a vehicle in a negligent or careless manner. Negligence was more than three times as common as any other type of violation. This raises a concerning question...

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