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Are Golf Carts Safe? An Important Question for Florida Communities

By Friedland & Associates |

Golf carts are increasingly becoming popular in retirement communities and developments for active adults across the country, especially in Florida, where such a large percentage of our state consists of citizens in retirement. For example, in one Orlando-based retirement community alone, there are reportedly close to 65,000 golf carts used by residents. Whether it’s… Read More »

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Significant Number of Injured Victims during Florida’s Bike Week Highlights Helmet Issue

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the number of motorcycle accidents that occurred during the final week of Florida’s Bike Week 2017 in March left roads riddled with injured victims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly a third of all U.S. motorcyclists who crash suffer from head injuries, but there is… Read More »

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Side Underride Truck Accidents Remain a Grave Threat

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More than 200 people are killed in gruesome deaths every year due to what’s known as “side underride crashes,” when a car slams into the side of a truck and crashes underneath it, shearing off the top of the vehicle and resulting in some of the most catastrophic trucking accidents out there. Experts have… Read More »

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When Bike Accidents Affect More Than Those Involved

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While bicyclists who fall victim to negligent motorists in an accident can clearly bring personal injury lawsuits to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, many people do not realize that the bicyclist involved in the accident is often not the only victim in the accident. The victim’s family members always suffer… Read More »

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Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled Due To Rollover Accidents

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A number of vehicles have been the subject of recalls recently; most notably, Textron Specialized Vehicles and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a call of close to 1,100 older model “Bad Boy” off-road utility vehicles after two rollover incidents, one involving a 14-year-old who died, and another driver who suffered severe personal… Read More »

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Car Accident Deaths on the Rise

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According to a recently-released report by the National Safety Council and covered by the New York Times, more Americans are dying in car accidents on highways and roads than ever before; specifically, over 40,000 in 2016 alone, a six percent increase from the previous year. Unfortunately, 2016 marks the first year since 2007 that… Read More »

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Florida Wrongful Death Case Moves Forward

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A Florida wrongful death case against a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office that received widespread attention in the news is now scheduled to start federal court on Monday, February 13th. The young man’s family is suing over the death of their 24-year-old son, who was shot in 2012 by an undercover officer parked on the… Read More »

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New Study Highlights Toddlers Suffering From Burn Injuries Due To Laundry Packets

By Friedland & Associates |

According to a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Ophthalmology, between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns linked to laundry detergent packets amongst young children rose by 30 percent. According to CNN, that’s more than 1,200 three and four-year-olds suffering from chemical burns in that three-year time span. According to… Read More »

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New Study Identifies Significant Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries among High School and College Football Players

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A new study has revealed a significant number of deaths from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in connection with football-related activities in both high school and college-level athletes. Researchers wrote that findings continue to support that preventative safety measures are necessary in order to prevent concussions and improve treatment and recovery after young… Read More »

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Study Finds That Fatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Are On the Rise for High School Football Players

By Friedland & Associates |

A new study released on January 19th by University of North Carolina and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that brain-injury deaths in high school football players are on the rise. While more and more attention has been given to the incidence of concussions in football players, less research has been done… Read More »

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