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How to Keep Your Children Safe from Heatstroke

This week, a 2-year-old child died after being left in a locked van outside his daycare in Oakland Park, FL. He wasn’t discovered until 2 p.m., after apparently being picked up from home earlier that morning. This heartbreaking tragedy could, and should, have been avoided. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. According to Kids… read more

Firework Safety 101

As you gather with your friends and families to celebrate this Fourth of July, remember to be extra careful around fireworks. This can be a great day for pool parties, barbecues, and summer fun, but if handled incorrectly, fireworks can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Emergency departments treated over 9,000 fireworks-related injuries last year. 5,600… read more

How to Report a Hit-and-Run in Florida

A hit-and-run is a car accident in which the at-fault driver flees the scene without bearing responsibility for the crash. Hit-and-runs can leave victims feeling helpless about how to obtain compensation for their damages. Although Florida is a no-fault car insurance state, identifying the at-fault party is still important for obtaining full recovery. Thus, state… read more

What Happens If You Hit a Car That’s Illegally Parked?

All drivers have various responsibilities they must meet when it comes to proper use of their vehicles. Drivers have a duty of care to avoid hitting parked vehicles and to anticipate the actions of other nearby drivers to keep the flow of traffic moving safely. Drivers also have a duty of care to park their… read more

Florida Collision Repair Laws and Regulations

If you experience a car accident in Florida, you should know the state’s laws concerning collision repair and the legal regulations facing car repair service providers. Visiting an unlicensed, uncertified, or unregistered mechanic can not only lead to subpar repairs and additional maintenance work on your vehicle, but also legal penalties or complications with your… read more

How Dangerous Are Falling Bullets?

The old adage “what goes up must come down” applies to virtually every object on Earth including bullets. When a bullet travels through the air, the air resistance around the bullet and the force of gravity inevitably bring the projectile to the ground. The firing arc and speed of travel determine the effective range and… read more

Motorcycle Wheelie Dangers

Learning how to pop a wheelie on a bicycle is a right of passage for many American kids, but attempting the same stunt on a motorcycle is much more difficult and vastly more dangerous. Recently, a Florida man died after popping a wheelie on his motorcycle. Another driver hit him because the driver could not… read more

6 Steps to Take If You Are Injured on Vacation

An injury is probably the last thing you would expect to get on vacation. Unfortunately, accidents do not wait for a convenient time or place for victims. You may suffer a slip and fall, elevator or escalator accident, animal attack, sexual assault, food poisoning, or many other injury types while vacationing in Fort Lauderdale. If… read more

What Is Failure to Warn in a Defective Product Claim?

Product manufacturers owe consumers a few different duties of care. One is to exercise reasonable care in designing and creating products that are safe for reasonable use and free from defects. Another is to be proactive in searching for new product defects and safety hazards. One of the most important duties a manufacturer has is… read more

How Vaping Can Cause Popcorn Lung

Vaping, or using a vaporizer such as an electronic cigarette to inhale aerosol, has boomed in popularity in the last decade. Teenagers are especially fond of vaping. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports around 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes as of 2018. This was a substantial increase of more… read more