Even though Florida is known as the Sunshine State, like other states at this time of year, it can get dark very quickly. Many times, auto accidents can be avoided if drivers are reasonably careful and their vehicles are functioning properly. Unfortunately, two young women were killed and two others each suffered a personal injury in a crash that involved a vehicle with possibly malfunctioning headlights.
Graduation for many people is a much anticipated and celebrated time. Many recent graduates, both high school and college, go out and celebrate, occasionally in grand fashion. Some go out with friends or with family to do something fun or relaxing. Unfortunately, sometimes, these activities can go awry. Last summer, a graduate of the University of Miami in Florida suffered a fatal personal injury in an air-boating accident the day after her graduation, and her death could spark major changes to airboating regulations.
As the war rages against opioid addiction and its related crimes and consequences, a new battle plan has emerged, taking aim at the manufacturers of highly addictive drugs like OxyContin. Lawsuits across the country allege that pharmaceutical companies knew of the dangerously addictive potential in these drugs, yet they did not warn the medical community. In a recent move unanimously approved by the Bay County Commissioners, our law firm, Bryant and Higby Attorneys at Law has been tapped to represent this Florida County in its own lawsuit.
During the holiday season, families travel extensively. Some only travel a few minutes down the road, and others travel across the country. Of course, the extra drivers on the road usually mean that there is a higher risk of traffic accidents. Florida Highway Patrol responded to a call last weekend which resulted in not only the deaths of two individuals, but the personal injury of several others.
Florida Highway Patrol responded to reports of an accident involving four vehicles on Dec. 22. The accident involved three cars and a tractor-trailer. One of the victims suffered minor personal injury. Unfortunately, another victim was killed in the crash.
Drag racing is often glamorized in movies and on TV. Cars and trucks seem to fly down empty roadways with professional precision, but reality is rarely as neat. A drag race gone wrong in Florida resulted in the personal injury of multiple individuals who were not directly involved in the race.
For many teenagers in Florida, earning their driver's license for the first time is a right of passage, one of the first major steps towards freedom and independence. However, most learn soon after that the theory is much different than the practical experience. They learn that there is a reason behind every traffic law they have had to learn. Unfortunately, some do not realize this quickly enough, and their negligent actions may result in personal injury or even death.
There are a wide variety of activities for both locals and tourists to participate in down in Florida. However, many people may forget to consider that some of these things can be dangerous. It is possible for a person to suffer a severe personal injury while participating in one of these activities.
Florida roadways are always full of travelers. Some are locals going about their daily commutes, some are tourists and others are truck drivers just passing through. With so many vehicles on the road, there is a chance that drivers may be involved in a car accident that results in personal injury.
There may be several different reasons a car accident can occur. Many crashes are the result of a negligent driver, whether due to texting and driving, being under the influence or even being sleepy while driving. Victims of these types of accidents may consider consulting a personal injury attorney to discover the legal recourse potentially available to them. A Florida woman was killed in a recent crash with a driver who appears to have been negligent.