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Nursing Home Sexual Abuse: The Ugly Truth

It’s shocking to think that many types of abuse occurs inside the walls at nursing home facilities such as physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. Although the most common forms of nursing home abuse are poor medical care and neglect of residents, sexual abuse is the most disgusting. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 44 percent of residents say they have been abused at nursing homes. Out of those reports, seven percent claim they have been… Read More

What Do the New Statistics Reveal About Teen Car Accidents?

Although most teenagers are itching to get a driver’s license and the keys to a car, many parents are often worried for this day to come as many teenage drivers lose their lives in auto accidents every year. It’s long been known that teenagers are in one of the highest groups of drivers likely to be involved in fatal collisions. However, new information might relieve some parents’ worry. According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and… Read More

Women’s Motorcycle Month Is a Great Time to Remind Motorists of Sharing the Road

Grabbing the handlebars and heading down the road on a Harley isn’t an activity only for men. In fact, many women own and ride motorcycles now. In the past, women have been known to take a ride on their boyfriends’ or husbands’ motorcycles. Now women — in larger numbers — are moving from being passengers to motorcycle operators themselves. Because of the increase in women ridership and ownership, it is important to celebrate Women’s Motorcycle Month this July. Women now… Read More

How You Can Help Save Lives This Fourth of July

With the nation’s birthday only a day away, people are preparing for their Fourth of July parties. While some might simply have a backyard barbeque with their immediate family, others might be throwing large parties inviting everyone they know. Although most parties will involve fireworks, almost all parties involve alcohol on this day. In fact, Fourth of July weekend is one of the scariest times to be on the road due to drunk drivers. Although a new study has been… Read More

Holding Manufacturers Liable for Fatalities Caused by Defective Car Seats

Parents put their children in car seats not only because it is the law but because they want their kids to be secure and safe while the car is in motion. Unfortunately, many children have been harmed and even killed as a result of defective car seats. What’s shocking is that car seat manufacturers are often aware of a specific defective or problem before notifying customers or issuing a recall. In fact, sometimes car seat manufacturers are aware of the… Read More

How to Tell if You Have PTSD After a Truck Crash

It’s been three months since you were in a collision with a large big rig on a Fort Lauderdale road, but you can’t stop thinking about it. In fact, you hear the sounds of squealing tires, shattered glass, and screams in your dreams only to find yourself waking up reliving the crash all over again. You know a wreck can cause your heart to pound, but should it be causing you to stay awake in bed and have constant feelings… Read More

Was Your Vision Impacted in a Florida Motorcycle Crash?

Motorcycle crashes produce very serious injuries that can range in severity from road rash to head trauma. One type of serious injury that motorcyclists are vulnerable to is an eye injury. This is especially the case in Florida where motorcyclists, over the age of 21 and who carry the appropriate insurance coverage, aren’t required to wear helmets and eye protection. When a motorcyclist suffers an eye injury as a result of debris striking an eye or due to a brain… Read More

Drowsy Driving: A Constant Threat to Motorists on Florida Roadways

Most traffic accidents are preventable and occur as a result of one of the three “D” type of crashes — distracted driving, drunk driving, and drowsy driving crashes. While much attention has been placed on drunk and distracted driving efforts in order to make motorists aware of the dangers associated with these behaviors, little attention has been placed on drowsy driving; however, this should be changing due to the federal government’s recent announcement. During a speech at a safety conference,… Read More

World Elder Abuse Day Shines Light on Senior Abuse Problem

It’s no secret that the global population is aging. In fact, it is estimated that the number of people above age 60 will outnumber younger people by 2050 worldwide. Because older people often need more medical care, day-to-day assistance, and even help getting out of bed, many seniors have in-home care or live in assisted living or nursing home facilities. Unfortunately, there is a problem of abuse facing elders. Physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse of elders is a reality… Read More

Did You Suffer a Slip and Fall Injury in Florida on Vacation?

People go on vacation to relax and spend quality time with the people they love the most — all while taking in new sights and enjoying a break from the day-to-day grind. When a couple or a family decides they are going to go on a vacation, they spend time researching where they want to travel and they save money for the trip. Never does it enter someone’s mind that he or she may suffer an injury while on vacation.… Read More