Many of the rules that apply when driving a vehicle are common knowledge. Drivers are aware that you stop at stop signs, that the speed limit is not just a suggestion and that crosswalks are for pedestrians. When the rules of the road are followed, fewer accidents take place. Unfortunately, with distracted and aggressive drivers, the road is often a scary place and a pedestrian accident just waiting to occur.
Being involved in an accident that results in injury can take a toll a toll on you both mentally and physically. When accidents occur due to the negligence of others, you will have to find out what the best course of action is regarding the filing of a lawsuit. The best way to get legal guidance is by going in for a consultation with a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer.
Every day, there is another story in the news about nursing home workers who neglected or abused patients and how they may or may not face jail time for their heinous acts (or inactions). However, most people think, “that won’t ever happen to me.” Unfortunately, this is just not the case. Nursing home abuse and neglect cause thousands of personal injuries and even deaths each year.
Federal and state law prohibits anyone whose blood alcohol concentration is above the legal limit from operating a motor vehicle. Truck drivers are forbidden from getting behind the wheel if there are detectable quantities of alcohol in their bloodstream. Penalties for truck drivers driving under the influence of alcohol are particularly steep in Florida.
As the baby boomer generation ages and overall life expectancy rises thanks to advances in the medical sciences, one of the major issues that policy makers are contending with is if and when older people and those with age-related health conditions should stop driving.
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