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Can Coffee Cause Florida Commercial Truck Accidents

Common Causes of Florida Commercial Truck Accidents

Large commercial truck accidents are increasing steadily across the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration did a causation study that looked at what factors lead to devastating commercial trucking accidents, for trucks that weigh 10,000 pounds and higher. There were approximately 120,000 crashes that happened in a two-year period between 2001 to 2003 and out of these incidents, a sample of 963 were used in the study. The sample was made up of both injury and fatal [...]

The Added Dangers Of Holiday Drinking And Driving

The Added Dangers of Holiday Drinking and Driving

We all like to have a drink every now and again. Alcohol allows us to let loose and let go of inhibitions that usually hold us back. Hanging out with friends can be a potentially harmless and fun way to celebrate any holiday. Sometimes, our friends can be closer to us than our own blooded family members.  Unfortunately, around 30 deaths each day are caused by drunk driving. That’s about one every 52 minutes, 10,142 in a year. In 2019, [...]

Your Rights As A Surviving Family Member In A Florida Wrongful Death Case

Understanding Your Rights as a Surviving Family Member in a Florida Wrongful Death Case

When a loved one’s life has been ripped away too soon, their family members are left with an unexpected financial burden and a hole in their hearts that can never be filled. The grief and other emotional turmoil caused by the untimely death of a family member can be compensated by the person who is responsible for that family member’s death. We at Sheftall Law know that there is no amount of money that can take the place of [...]

What Is The Definition Of A Psychological Injury?

What is the Definition of a Psychological Injury in the State of Florida?

We hear the term psychological injury quite often in the world of personal injury, but what does the term actually mean? When most people think of injuries, they tend to think only of the physical injuries that can be seen on an accident victim’s body or the internal injuries that are found using medical scanning. But not all injuries are physical, psychological injuries are common results of an accident as well. A psychological injury is the unseen mental aftermath [...]

How Do I Prove That I Have A Medical Practice Case?

How Do I Prove That I Have a Medical Practice Case in Florida?

As patients, we tend to place all our faith on the medical professionals who are responsible for our care. Some of them could be with us most of our childhood and into our adult lives. They get to know us and our routines, our medical needs, and how we communicate. Medical professionals in some areas are even close friends with their patients. Unfortunately, even medical professionals can make small mistakes at times. But sometimes those small mistakes can cause further [...]

Motorcycle Laws In Florida

Motorcycle Laws In Florida

The beautiful ocean views and the great temperatures year-round all make the state of Florida a wonderful place for motorcyclists to thoroughly enjoy the ride. People from all over the United States come to Florida for vacation or as their winter home. Every state has its own approach to laws and regulations when it comes to motorcycles and their riders, including Florida. In this week’s blog, we will be going over the laws that Florida has for the proper [...]

Can New In-Vehicle Technology Hinder Or Help Your Driving?

Can New In-Vehicle Technology Hinder or Help Your Driving?

Back-up cameras, lane detection, self-parking. All are very useful features that come on most news cars. They can help with seeing directly behind us while backing out of the driveway, staying in our own lane on the highway, or those pesky parallel parking jobs. They are useful to most of us who have them. But what happens when we rely on them too much and they malfunction? These are all computerized systems and they can crash just like a [...]

What Happens When A Child Is Injured In School?

What Happens When a Child is Injured at School in Florida?

As a parent, there is nothing more terrifying than getting a call from your child’s school principal stating that your child has been seriously injured on the school grounds. Your children are your whole world and you would do anything to protect them. The school grounds should be a safe place for children and hearing the news that yours has been injured can be devastating and confusing. This week, we will be talking about the types of injuries that [...]

Staying Safe While On A Cruise

How to Avoid Florida Cruise Ship Accidents

Going on a cruise is one of the safest methods of traveling and a great way to spend a vacation. When COVID-19 hit, the entire world came to a complete halt, including cruises. Several thousands of people had to be stuck on cruise ships for an extra amount of time to help stop the spread of the deadly virus. However, major cruise lines such as Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line have announced that they will be resuming cruises [...]

Common Causes For Boating Accidents In Florida

Common Causes For Boating Accidents In Florida

On the lakes across the United States during the summer months, or any time in the great state of Florida, boating has become a past time for many. While boating accidents are much less common than car accidents, they still do happen. In 2018, the number of boating accidents in the state of Florida reached 608, the highest number of recreational boating accidents in the United States. In 2019, those numbers climbed up to 723 accidents. In this week’s [...]