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When store owners are liable for slip and fall accidents

More and more people in Florida are shopping online from the comfort of their homes. This may be the trend, but many people still go to actual physical stores every day. People need to go to grocery stores, clothing and department stores, big box stores, local markets and many other locations. When they enter into these various stores the expectation is that they will go in, buy what they would like to buy and leave.

Legal options help protect victims of pedestrian accident

Unfortunately, pedestrians can be unexpectedly injured in the blink of an eye while going about their daily lives. A pedestrian accident can be caused by an inattentive, distracted or drunk driver and can result in serious damages and harm to victims. Pedestrian accident victims can face challenging physical recovery processes and staggering medical bills when injured by a negligent driver while they are doing something as simple as running daily errands.

Keeping records following a car accident is important

It is important to keep careful records following a car accident. The records may be helpful if the victim decides later to bring a claim for damages against the negligent driver responsible for the accident. Recording what happened right after the car accident can help create an accurate record of events. It is important, of course, to ensure safety and that any necessary medical treatment is received prior to recording events but a careful record should be made as soon as possible.

Personal injury legal protections for pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and harm because of the unprotected nature of pedestrian-accident victims who are vulnerable to inattentive and careless drivers on the roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 5,000 pedestrian victims die annually in fatal pedestrian accidents. During 2012, 76,000 pedestrians were injured in pedestrian accidents.

Unqualified truck drivers may be liable to injured victims

Truck accidents can be catastrophic for victims and may result in catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, unsuspecting passenger vehicle drivers and passengers may be sharing the road with unqualified truck drivers. Unqualified truck drivers can present dangers and hazards for those they share the roadways with. An unqualified truck driver can cause serious harm to victims of a truck accident.

Help following a boating accident

Boating accidents can cause serious injuries and harm and put an end to the fun. When victims have been injured on the water by a negligent operator of a boat or jet ski, the negligent operator may be liable for the injuries and harm suffered by the victim. Victims of boating accidents may suffer damages including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional trauma associated with an unexpected boating accident.

Understanding the dangers posed by distracted driving

It is important that drivers are aware of the serious hazards distracted driving poses. Distracted driving includes a variety of activities that take the driver's eyes of the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the road. There are three primary categories of distracted driving including visual distraction or when the driver's eyes are removed from the roadway; manual distraction or when the driver's hands are removed from the steering wheel; and cognitive distraction or when the driver's focus and attention is removed from the roadway and the task at hand of driving.

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