A recent post here noted how injuries occur in many different situations: at home, in the car and on the job. Unfortunately for three men in nearby Miami Gardens, an accident on the job led to their deaths.
Nobody plans on being injured. That's why, when someone does suffer an injury, people are quick to label it an accident. But, the reality is that oftentimes injuries are caused due to another party's negligence or recklessness. We see it all the time: car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and injuries caused due to a dangerous condition on someone's property. When injuries occur in these types of situations, in many cases it was someone's fault.
Of all the reasons why car accidents occur in Florida, drunk driving is the one that probably makes people shake their heads the most. After all, how irresponsible does a person have to be to consume too much alcohol and get behind the wheel of a car? Don't the people who engage in this dangerous and reckless behavior understand the lives they are putting at risk?
One of the most feared types of injuries whenever a Florida resident is in any type of accident is a brain injury. Other types of injuries, oftentimes no matter how serious, can present a path to full recovery. Brain injuries, however, may result in life-altering changes for the victim. But, how common are brain injuries, specifically those known as "traumatic brain injuries"?
Any time Florida residents lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, it can be devastating. In the mourning process, these individuals and families will likely think of one simple question: "Why did this have to happen"? While this question might go unanswered, the families of these innocent victims may be able to address the impact of the loss in a wrongful death lawsuit.
An accident in Coral Springs, Florida left numerous people injured and at least one of them was injured seriously enough that helicopter assistance was required. The accident itself is shrouded in mystery, as there are practically no details. We don't know how many vehicles were involved and we don't know how many victims there are. But at least one person was airlifted to a hospital via the aforementioned helicopter and "several" others were injured.
Truck accidents pose a very unique threat to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and really anyone out on the road. Given the size of "big rigs" and semi trucks, they inherently have a much greater impact on other vehicles and objects when they are involved in an accident. This often leads to more serious injuries (and sometimes fatal ones) and far more damage. Truck accidents are incredibly devastating events, and the people involved in them must know their legal rights after the crash.
Most people would like to think that we are always improving, both as individuals and as a collective society. Business practices should improve; our skills should improve; and road safety should improve. These are just a few examples, but you get the idea. However, in relation to that last point -- road safety -- improvement isn't always what we get as the years pass by.
A woman who was under the influence of alcohol drove down the wrong lanes of State Road 826 before finally coming to a stop near the ramp for Interstate 395. Amazingly, the woman never crashed into other vehicles as she traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes. However, four vehicles did crash in an effort to avoid the wrong-way driver. One person suffered injuries and had to be taken to a hospital, but thankfully no one was seriously injured in the bizarre incident.
One of the worst parts of any car accident is dealing with your insurance company. Car insurance companies, as with most insurance companies in general, are stingy and will do everything in their power to mitigate their liability. But there are necessary steps you need to take as a car accident victim after the wreck -- and one of those things is dealing with your insurer.