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Construction Site Cranes Come Toppling Down in Hurricane

By Friedland & Associates |

A new type of construction site accident emerged this last weekend (September 9th and 10th) during Hurricane Irma, when three cranes at residential construction site buildings in South Florida—in Miami and Fort Lauderdale—collapsed. The second accident occurred in a project being built by Miami’s biggest developer, the Related Group. All three cranes cannot be… Read More »


Distracted Driving Has Changed the Meaning of Responsible Bicycling

By Friedland & Associates |

On August 10th, Press of Atlantic City featured an interesting article titled “For bicyclists, distracted driving means ride responsibly or die.” The article discusses how fatal traffic accidents involving bicyclists have been on the rise in the past few years since smartphones and complex car electronics arrived. All you need to do is look… Read More »


Will Video-Based Safety Eventually Exonerate Many Truck Drivers?

By Friedland & Associates |

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already established that inattention, speeding, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes are some of the top causes of truck accidents, a new Fleet Owner whitepaper on video-based safety (released by SmartDrive) makes the case that even though truck drivers are blamed for most of the… Read More »


Judge Decides That Nursing Home Cannot Force Arbitration of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Friedland & Associates |

Sadly, wrongful death lawsuits are all too common when it comes to families seeking justice for what sometimes happens to their loved ones in nursing homes after they have been the victims of negligence and/or abuse. However, one recent federal judge’s decision may now make it harder for nursing homes who try to force… Read More »


The Issue of Livestreaming Car Accidents

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A story that’s been capturing headlines all over the country has drivers more and more aware of just how dangerous certain live-streaming websites have become in playing a part in car accidents. After driving while intoxicated and getting into an accident, 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez allegedly livestreamed the crash on Instagram as her 14-year-old sister–a… Read More »


Administration Investigating Ford Explorers over Carbon Monoxide & Rollover Accident Concerns

By Friedland & Associates |

On July 27th, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is investigating more than one million Ford Explorer SUVs over reports of exhaust odors in vehicle compartments and exposure to carbon monoxide that may be linked to several crashes and injuries. Thus far, police have reported two crashes that may… Read More »


New Study Indicates That Traumatic Brain Injuries during Childhood Could Have Permanent Effects

By Friedland & Associates |

A new study reveals that children who sustain traumatic brain injuries may experience severe psychological effects more a than decade later; effects such as anxiety, depression, and phobias. While the link between concussions and brain trauma—including some behavioral issues—has surfaced, it was still previously thought that brain injuries mostly lead to short-term effects only…. Read More »


The Dangers of Diving and Spinal Cord Injuries

By Friedland & Associates |

When most people think of spinal cord injuries, they think of obvious physical impact sports or activities, such as football. However, many people experience severe spinal cord injuries each year due to diving. Take, for example, one college-level professional swimmer who was left paralyzed after diving in Boston Harbor, or this college football player… Read More »


Severe Burn Injuries & Fatalities at Tampa Electric Reveals Disturbing Pattern

By Friedland & Associates |

By now, most-everyone in Florida has heard about the tragic accident at Tampa Electric, where three workers suffered from severe burns and died—and others were left injured—when a molten substance known as slag gushed from a tank while they were on the job. The history of incidents at this particular facility has led to… Read More »


Summer Threats in Florida Swimming Pools

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Parents all over the country are concerned about to what extent swimming pools are safe for their kids and the potential dangers of drowning. Other concerns that have surfaced here in Florida also involve the levels of chlorine present in pools and even recent warnings issued by health officials describing dangerous parasites and the… Read More »

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