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What You Need to Know about Bicycle Accidents in Florida

Although the overall fatality rate among bicyclists is low, studies show that bicyclists have a greater risk of experiencing a fatal accident compared to motorists. Each year, bicyclists account for about two percent of motor vehicle accident deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As Florida lawyers and residents, we know how tempting it is to jump on a bicycle. Our state’s pleasant weather and miles of beautiful coastline make bicycling a fun way to keep fit, commute

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Understanding the Impact of Spinal Cord Injuries

Unfortunately, far too many spinal cord injuries are caused by preventable incidents. One of the most common causes of a spinal cord injury is a vehicle accident. Those individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury of any severity type may have their life changed forever in the wake of the accident. The impacts of a spinal cord injury will depend on the level of the injury and the type of injury. Individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury due

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Shocking Stats: Accidents in the State of Florida

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 29,989 fatal motor vehicle crashes throughout the United States in 2014, resulting in a total of 32,675 deaths. The state of Florida accounted for more than 2,330 of these fatal crashes and roughly 2,490 of the deaths. Out of the 2,400+ deaths recorded, more than 790 of the victims were car occupants. Additional statistics show that over 420 of the victims were either SUV, pickup truck, or large truck occupants,

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Parents May Be Just as Guilty of Distracted Driving

Unfortunately, teenagers catch a lot of flak for being the primary cause of distracted driving accidents. While it’s certainly true that teens are often more likely to text and drive and therefore, to potentially cause more distracted driving accidents in West Palm Beach or Jupiter, Florida, parents can be responsible for serving as good role models and stopping the texting and driving addiction. Distracted driving is an issue that doesn’t just impact one age group. While teenagers are much more

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Being Addicted to Smartphones Could Cause Serious Problems in Terms of Distracted Driving

If you’ve ever been in your car and found it difficult to resist the ping of an incoming notification like a status update or a text message, you are certainly not alone. New research studies identify that individuals may have difficulty avoiding the temptation of these status notification sounds from our phones indicating that more and more individuals are becoming addicted to their smartphones. Is the World Addicted to Smartphones? According to David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet

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