Florida Boating Safety
201812.13
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Florida Boating Safety

Boating is one of the best activities to enjoy when the weather is nice but is also one of the most fraught with danger.  Although Florida has thousands of miles of navigable coastline as well as many lakes, rivers, and other navigable waters, the state also had the most boating accidents and fatalities in 2017…

Florida Train Accidents on the Rise
201810.18
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Florida Train Accidents on the Rise

A SunRail commuter train in Winter Park outside of Orlando recently hit a bicyclist, injuring him in the process.  According to an Orlando Sentinel article regarding the incident, the bicyclist, who was reported to be male and in his 60’s, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for his injuries.  None of the passengers…

Child Passenger Safety
201809.27
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Child Passenger Safety

A recent accident near Tallahassee involved several children who were not wearing proper child safety and were severely injured as a result.  According to a report from Tallahassee’s WCTV news, six people were injured in the crash on Interstate 10, including the two children.  The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon when a…

Florida Slip and Fall Accidents
201809.21
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Florida Slip and Fall Accidents

The son-in-law of famous country singer Alan Jackson was recently killed in a tragic slip and fall accident in Palm Beach County.  According to a report from the Miami Herald regarding the incident, Samuel “Ben” Selecman was assisting another passenger onto a boat in Jupiter this past weekend when he slipped on the dock, in…

Florida Accident Report Privilege
201809.12
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Florida Accident Report Privilege

Florida, like most states, requires that when a motor vehicle crash occurs, police must be called, and a crash report must be prepared by the investigating officer.  However, despite this legal duty to create an accident report, almost every state, including Florida, has some sort of accident report privilege.  In Florida, the accident report privilege…