Trucks are a staple on the Florida roads bringing goods back and forth as well as providing jobs nationwide. The majority of truckers adhere to the rules of the road, as well as federal trucking regulations and do whatever they can to reduce the danger of a truck accident. While these drivers are making attempts to be safe, that is not completely true of all drivers. The idea behind the numerous regulations in place is that there will be consequences to companies and drivers for failing to abide by them. A new bill in the U.S. Senate might serve to deregulate the industry and lead to danger.
There are few things worse for people in Florida than to say goodbye to a loved one as the person heads off to work only to receive a phone call or a knock at the door to inform them that there was a fatal workplace accident. While there are some jobs that are more dangerous than others, these accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In many instances, there is no immediate information as to how it happened or why. This is when it is important to make sure there is an investigation regarding the loss of a loved one, how it happened and who is at fault.
Florida is known as a location where older people congregate. With that comes a greater number of older drivers on the road. While there are benefits for people above a certain age to be able to stay active, operate a motor vehicle and transport themselves without having to rely on others, there are also risks. This is clear in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's statistics about older drivers. Those on the road in Florida need to know the potential dangers to themselves and others presented by this portion of the population.
It is often said that family is paramount in life - but what and who constitutes "family" can sometimes stretch beyond genetics. For Attorney Brad Culpepper and his family, caring for and supporting others simply isn't limited to the basic definition. It is an ethos that permeates their lives and colors their actions.
Motorcyclists and drivers of conventional vehicles must share the road in Tampa to ensure safety for all. Unfortunately, that does not always happen and a motorcycle accident will occur. There can be a variety of reasons for the accident -- from a negligent party, to the weather or to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. What cannot be denied, though, is that a motorcycle accident victim is profoundly vulnerable because of the lack of protection accorded when riding a motorcycle. In the worst cases, it will be a fatal motorcycle crash.
When a person in Florida suffers injuries due to a wet floor or for some other reason while in an establishment, the question will automatically turn to how the law works in such a situation. Understanding the state statute when it comes to slip-and-fall accidents is important when considering how to proceed. Those who have been hurt need to understand what the law entails if they are contemplating litigation.