New Florida State Car Seat Laws Explained

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated their recommendations for children’s car seat usage. According to these new recommendations, children are instructed to remain in a rear-facing car safety seat for as long as possible, so long as they are within the seat manufacturer’s maximum height and weight limits. This new guideline removes the previous age-specific milestone from the …

Legal Questions For Industrial Accidents

Industrial plants and mills are great sources for good jobs for many people in our area. However, if one isn’t careful, they could also be the most dangerous jobs. If you or a relative have been in an industrial accident, here are some steps you should take. What constitutes an industrial accident? In any large industrial workplace – steel mills, …

Florida Receiving $8.2M in Uber Settlement

Uber Technologies Inc. recently settled a lawsuit relating to a data breach at the company. The suit was filed by all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and as part of the nearly $150 million settlement Florida will receive over $8 million. The data breach in question occurred in November of 2016, and it involved computer hackers who stole …

Tips For Pedestrian Safety

Every 96 minutes, a pedestrian is killed as a result of an accident caused by traffic. This means that in the span of a year, traffic accidents account for over 5,000 deaths. It’s because of this that it’s important for pedestrians to be careful, and to know what their rights are when walking on the road. It’s important to know …

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 …

Censorship and Contradictory Facts Hamper Investigation of Florida Bridge Disaster

The investigation of the Florida International University walkway disaster is continuing, although the probe has been hampered by reports of censorship and the release of contradictory facts. Six lives were lost and a number of others were injured when the pedestrian bridge spanning an interstate highway collapsed in a suburb of Miami on March 15. One of the recent developments …

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 …