Is lack of regulation responsible for parasail-boat accidents?

July 9th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Did you know that parasailing is virtually unregulated in Florida or nationwide? At the same time, in Florida alone there have been as many as 33 parasailing accidents in the past 15 years — six of which were fatal. The question of whether the activity should be more closely regulated is likely to receive renewed […]

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New study says 2012 saw car accident fatalities increase

March 11th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Many Florida residents may not realize this, but we have not seen a national increase in motor vehicle accidents since 2005. Given the controversy surrounding texting while driving (and distracted driving in general), one would think that those numbers have only gone up. A lot of credit has to go to car manufacturers for creating […]

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Safety groups to address Palm Beach bike, pedestrian fatalities

January 24th, 2013 - by niftyadmin

Between 2008 and 2011, 24 bicyclists were killed on Palm Beach County roads. One of the victims was a Boca Raton firefighter who routinely rode his bike to Dunkin’ Donuts for a cup of coffee. On Feb. 7, 2011, just days after the man turned 50, he was struck by an SUV while crossing the […]

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Was distracted driving a factor in a recent fatal crash in Florida?

August 31st, 2012 - by niftyadmin

A 20-year-old Florida man is dead after a head-on collision. The accident happened recently around 9 p.m. Authorities say that a southbound driver began swerving towards the shoulder. As they over-corrected, they veered into the northbound lane and collided with the car carrying the 20-year-old man. The 20-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital but […]

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Palm Beach boaters: Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend

May 24th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

With Memorial Day weekend now upon us, we are approaching one of the biggest boating weekends in Florida. This means lots of fun in the sun, as long as boaters remember to act with sound judgment and follow boating regulations. In many cases, boating mishaps, injuries and fatalities are a result of negligence. Serious injuries […]

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Teen passengers cause increase crash risk for teen drivers

May 9th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Teenage drivers have been considered one of the most (if not the most) at-risk accident demographics on the road, and this stems from a combination of inexperience behind the wheel and the lack of understanding for how dangerous the road cane be. Getting into a car accident is a life-changing moment for many Florida drivers. Insurance rates […]

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Teen passengers cause increase crash risk for teen drivers

May 9th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

Teenage drivers have been considered one of the most (if not the most) at-risk accident demographics on the road, and this stems from a combination of inexperience behind the wheel and the lack of understanding for how dangerous the road can be. Getting into a car accident is a life-changing moment for many Florida drivers. […]

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Officials investigate motorcycle crash that killed firefighter

March 12th, 2012 - by niftyadmin

An accident that involved one car and two motorcycles has left one firefighter dead and dealt serious injuries to his wife, who was hospitalized. The wreck occurred just outside of Orlando, Florida and there seems to be negligent circumstances in the build-up to the fatal motorcycle accident. The firefighter and his wife were on one […]

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