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July 2010

Florida DWI / DUI

In Florida, a DUI is a serious offense. DUI stands for Driving under the Influence, while DWI stands for Driving While Impaired. Unlike a few other states, Florida does not make a distinction between the two charges. Florida’s Law Florida’s DUI law says that if it is proven that your normal faculties are impaired OR [...]

Dog Bite Statistics

Dog bites are a much larger problem than most people realize. Approximately 1% of emergency room visits are due to dog bites. A more staggering number is that nearly 5 million people per year are victims of dog bites in the United States, which accounts for almost 2% of the population. What is most disturbing [...]

Detecting Nursing Home Abuse

Considering the fact that more than 40% of people aged 65 and older will spend time in a nursing home, the subject of nursing home abuse is a personal one for many of us. When a loved one moves into a nursing home, it’s expected that they will be taken care of with professionalism and [...]

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

On the roadways, truck accidents rank as some of the most catastrophic in terms of damage and physical injury. The sheer size of trucks makes them obvious candidates for destruction, and there are many things that can go wrong for drivers. The most common causes of truck accidents have to do with driver incompetence and [...]

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in injuries that are much more extensive than a collision involving larger vehicles. Unfortunately for the bike rider, they could do everything right while operating a motorcycle and still receive critical or even fatal injuries. Even with every safety device imaginable, riding a bike on today’s busy highways is a dangerous [...]

Common Causes of Car Accidents

These are the most common causes of car accidents: 1. Drivers that are Distracted There are many distractions, yet according to a test that was performed by the Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia and Commonwealth University in Virginia, rubbernecking — or decreasing your mileage to look at another accident — was the cause of [...]

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Boating Accidents: An Introduction Boating accidents are an experience that no one desires to encounter. But what constitutes a boating accident? The US Coast Guard recognizes three separate scenarios which can comprise a boating accident. In the first, a passenger on a boat either dies or is wounded seriously. In the second, a passenger disappears [...]

Car Accident Statistics in the US

Car crash statistics show that while there were more auto accidents in 2005 than there were in 2000, there were more injuries in 2000 than in 2005. This is probably the result of stringent seat-belt laws, stepped-up enforcement of DWI laws, and advanced safety equipment. Those factors didn’t prevent the death statistics. Deaths from auto [...]

Bicycle Riders and Florida Traffic Laws

In Florida, like almost everywhere else, bicycle riders have the right to use the same roads that cars and trucks travel on, but they also have the responsibility to follow all of the same traffic laws. They must obey all signs and traffic signals in addition to riding with the regular flow of vehicular traffic. [...]