8 on Your Side Investigates Phony Crashes Impacting Bay Area Drivers

The majority of drivers are careful behind the wheel and try to avoid getting into a car accident. However, there are some rogue individuals operating their vehicles in unsafe ways simply because they want to cash in. These people are deliberately crashing their cars in order to receive financial compensation from their auto insurance companies. A viewer of On Your …

Proposal 88 Would Add Nursing Home Bill Of Rights To Florida Constitution

There is a proposal that will add a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Resident Bill of Rights to the Florida Constitution. Many people see this as another way for lawyers to make money off nursing home abuse claims. However, Brecht Haudran does not see it that way. He believes that this will ensure that nursing home residents have rights …

The Importance of Boat Safety and Preparation

On July 19, 2018, a major boating accident occurred in Branson, Missouri, which has raised awareness about boating safety. Although boating is a common recreational activity in the summer, it does pose a risk of injury. According to the United States Coast Guard, 4,291 boating incidents occurred in 2017. These accidents caused 2,629 injuries, 658 deaths, and $46 million in …

Trampolines Linked To Hundreds Of Injuries In South Florida

Alexandra Karob-Volpina is a lot like other teenagers. She was an avid gymnast and dancer. She loved showing off her dance skills on video. Unfortunately, life has changed for the worse for Alexandra. She got injured on a trampoline on the Off The Wall Trampoline Park. Someone jumped on her ankle while she was landing. She had to be rushed …

Proving Fault In a Car Accident

If you were injured in an auto accident, you may be able to obtain various types of compensation for your injuries if the accident was the other driver’s fault. However, you will need to prove that the responsibility for the accident lies with the other driver, which can sometimes be difficult to accomplish. There are various approaches to proving fault …

Saying Thank You to the First Responders

In Tallahassee, Florida, the recent recognition of several members of the first responders took place. Among those recognized was Chris Smith, the Deputy Sheriff in Leon County. Born to a bomber-pilot father who was part of the Strategic Air Command, his military family upbringing gave him quite a bit of information going into his future career. He was also surrounded …

Ford Settles Takata Air Bag Claims for $299.1 Million

In order to resolve economic damage claims made by consumers in the far-reaching Takata air bag litigation, Ford Motor Company has entered into a settlement under which it will pay $299.1 million. According to records from the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, the agreement is designed to compensate affected consumers for any out-of-pocket costs incurred due to the …

Sharing the Roadway: Bicyclist Accident Statistics

Riding a bicycle is an environmentally-friendly and physically beneficial alternative to driving a car. Sharing roadways comes with a fair share of potential hazards, especially considering the increased likelihood of accidents that result in injury or death. Over 800 bike riders in the United States were killed in 2015 as a result of crashing into a motor vehicle. The injury …

FHP Ticket Aggressive Drivers In Bid To Improve Safety

Each year, Florida has over 395,000 accidents. In many cases, these accidents are caused by an aggressive driver. In fact, Florida comes in at number eight on the list of aggressive drivers. The Florida Highway Patrol proposed the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks program in 2014. This program was recently re-launched. Studies have shown that driver error plays a role …