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December 2016 Archives

Punitive damages may be possible in motorcycle accident cases

Punitive damages are not part of every personal injury case because they're not designed to compensate the victim for his or her expenses, like medical bills and lost wages. Nor are they meant to compensate the victim for any pain an suffering.

Are you at risk of getting rabies after a dog bite?

Rabies is perhaps one of the most feared outcomes of being bitten by a wild animal. A big reason for this fear is that the disease is very dangerous and almost always ends up killing those who contract it if they do not get medical assistance. This leads people to feel panicked after a bite, fearing that they could be infected.

Some claim being lost in thought is the biggest distraction

Distractions contribute to a lot of auto accidents. For example, drivers who smoke cause 1 percent of all accidents while trying to put out or light their cigarettes. Another 1 percent of wrecks are caused by things moving around in the car -- like a dog jumping into the front seat or a can of sunscreen rolling under your feet.

Why do cargo tank trucks rollover?

Tractors that carry tanks full of potentially hazardous substances such as oil and gasoline can pose dangers to other motorists if a truck accident occurs. In most cases, the trucks carrying these materials arrive at their destinations intact. However, sometimes these tankers rollover, which can involve other motorists like you.

Commercial vehicle accidents cause physical and financial damage

As any resident of Florida can tell you, the streets and highways of this state are heavily travelled. Florida is the third largest state by population, and boasts numerous shipping ports, making it a key location for commercial vehicle traffic. There are more than 3.5 million interstate truck drivers registered in the United States, and a myriad of them travel in and out of Florida on a regular basis.

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