A great amount of trust is placed in the care of bus and taxi cab drivers. Buses and taxis are referred to as common carriers according to the legal protections provided to victims that may be injured in a taxi or bus accident. While all drivers must exercise care on the roadways for the safety of others, buses and taxis are held to a higher standard of care for the safety and protection of individuals they transport as well as others using the roadways.
Drive driving accidents can devastate the lives of victims. In a Southern Florida courtroom, a man was recently sentenced for paralyzing a 57-year old woman in a drunk driving accident. The 31-year old man was sentenced to 12 years for the DUI, reckless driving and drug charges he was facing related to the drunk driving accident. The victim of the drunk driving accident was left a paraplegic and continues to struggle and suffer pain as a result of the drunk driving accident.
If you are a motorcyclist or have a family member that is, you may wonder what are the top reasons motorcycles are involved in accidents. A total of two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle which is most commonly a passenger vehicle. The most common cause of these accidents is when a passenger vehicle makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist. Accidents between an oncoming motorcycle and passenger vehicle that failed to observe the motorcycle are dangerous because they oftentimes result is a head on or nearly head-on crash between the motorcycle and passenger vehicle.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be considering your options to obtain compensation for the costs you incurred as a result, as well as for your pain and suffering. Whether your injuries resulted from a car accident or a slip-and-fall mishap, you can file a personal injury claim against those you feel are responsible to seek restitution. If you feel you want to pursue such a claim, there are several things you must do to establish and support your claim in Florida.
It was estimated that 76,000 pedestrians were injured during 2012 in traffic accidents. The number of pedestrians that lost their lives in auto-pedestrian accidents increased from 2011 to 2012. During 2012, Florida was in the top 3 among states with the highest number of auto-pedestrian accident fatalities. Pedestrian accidents can also cause victims to suffer with catastrophic injuries that may be lifelong.