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What Is Jaywalking?

Laws have multiple purposes, including promoting public safety. States began passing traffic laws in 1901 to regulate traffic. The first laws limited driving speeds, which can prevent accidents and save lives. Lawmakers soon realized they needed to govern pedestrians and drivers, prompting the first pedestrian crossings in the U.S. in 1911. Kansas City passed the …

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What Happens if My Child Slips and Falls at School?

When you send your child to school each day, you expect they will be kept safe and secure. Schools have a duty of care to ensure your child is provided reasonably safe and secure accommodations to reduce the risk of accidents and personal injuries. However, accidents at school do happen. One of the most common …

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Is a Grocery Store Liable if I Slip and Fall?

When you go to the grocery store, the last thing on your mind is being injured while shopping. Yet, grocery store slip and fall accidents occur nearly every single day. In 2020, slip and fall accidents accounted for 33 percent of all nonfatal injuries, according to the National Safety Council.  An employee is mopping the …

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I Got Hurt at Wawa, Now What?

No one can predict a slip and fall accident. While businesses try to do their best to ensure that their premises are safe and up-to-date, accidents do occur, and they sometimes result in serious injury. A gas station slip and fall accident is the last situation anyone would ever hope to find themselves in, but …

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Parasailing Accidents: What You Need to Know

Parasailing is a popular recreational activity occurring over land or water. Cars and trucks can power parasails over land, but recreational parasailing is mainly considered a water-related sport.  Today, many parasails feature a seat suspended from a parasail wing, similar to a parachute, pulled into the air behind a boat. Depending on the design, parasails …

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What Is the Good Samaritan Law?

When there is an accident or a medical problem, it’s a good thing for people to help. This is especially critical in emergencies where every second counts. Lawmakers have created laws to encourage bystanders to render emergency care. These laws protect bystanders from legal liability when they provide emergency care in good faith. The laws …

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I Was Hurt on a Business Trip, Can I Get Workers’ Comp?

Whether you love or hate traveling for business, all workers have to be concerned about injuries on a business trip. Most workers know that workers’ compensation covers their day-to-day job duties. But how is workers’ compensation different when you’re traveling for business? Is it different at all? Our Miami workers’ compensation attorneys explain whether you …

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What Evidence Is Needed to Convict a Florida Hit and Run?

Suddenly leaving the scene after a car accident is illegal in Florida. A driver who is in a crash must stop, provide information to others involved and arrange for medical care if needed. A driver who fails to comply with their responsibilities is guilty of hit and run. To convict someone of a hit and …

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What Is Exotic Weed?

Whether you are a seasoned cannabis user or just starting to learn about the plant and its properties, you may have heard of the term exotic or exotic weed and wondered what exactly makes these strains of weed exotic.  Exotic weed strains are the variations of specific cannabis strains mentioned in music, movies, and various …

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The 5 Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Unmarked crosswalks Crosswalk markings indicate to drivers that they should be watchful of pedestrians crossing the street. They also designate that section of road as a safe place for people to cross. Barely visible or missing markings can cause confusion and lead to accidents. Turning cars Vehicles turning left at an intersection may be paying …

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