Premises liability accidents may come in all different forms. An accident may also occur in various places, in the parking lot of a retail store, in Florida's theme parks and even at a state fair. State fairs are exciting for most people in Tampa, Florida and in the rest of the U.S. However, what should have been an enjoyable day turned into horror for a Florida teenager.
Car accidents are not just a common problem in Florida, but throughout the United States. No matter how extensive the reminders of law enforcement officers regarding safe operation of a vehicle, the number of people getting injured or killed in car crashes keeps escalating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 6,800 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the first quarter of 2014. NHTSA expects that the casualty count will be higher after the holiday season and Superbowl. With this said, more and more Florida residents are continually at risk of injury or death due to car accidents.
Laws vary from state to state. For example, the rules and regulations in Florida regarding traffic safety and control are somewhat different than they are in other states. The same applies to the laws that cover wrongful death cases and legal actions. While it might be difficult to understand the laws that were enacted for wrongful death lawsuits, Florida residents should be mindful of the statute of limitations.
Large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, semi-trailer trucks and tractor-trailers, play a significant role in the nation's economy, and even businesses in Tampa, Florida. Thus, the number of trucks traveling our roadways will remain steady over the coming years. As this happens, both drivers and truckers should know how they can share the road safely and free from possible trucking accidents.