As school has officially started in Florida our roads will once again become bogged down with back to school traffic. While most drivers are aware of the rules surrounding school buses, it always pays to have a helpful reminder of what to do when sharing the road with school buses:
Typically, when you hear the term “workplace hazards” the first things that come to mind are things like heavy machinery or working from unprotected heights. But as many Florida workers know, hazards can come in all forms, especially when you work outside in our state’s always changing weather landscape.The Department of Labor recently shared some helpful tips on how to avoid accidents caused by bad weather. Seeing as we are in the middle of summer, most Floridians know that a short afternoon shower is all but guaranteed on a daily basis. For most of us, this is a simple inconvenience while we are out and about. But for a large portion of Florida businesses, these storms can heavily impact their bottom line. To avoid continued delays and work stoppages, employers tend to encourage their employees to return working as soon as the storm appears to move away.
Unfortunately, this encouragement can lead to an increase in injuries on the job. As the Department of Labor story points out, a Florida roofer suffered a tragic and fatal accident from a lightning strike because they were working on the job site in between storms. Florida workers should follow the tips laid out in the Department of Labor story to avoid these types of accidents, such as waiting just 30 minutes after the storm passes before returning to the active job site.
However, even with these tips workers are still in danger of being injured due to being rushed back to work as soon as the storm appears to be passing. Navigating the workers’ compensation system can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Let the experienced attorneys at Lancaster & Eure help you through this difficult time. Each attorney gives every client unique and personal attention. Call us for a free consultation (941) 365-7575, or, feel free to contact us online.
The City of Bradenton is currently reviewing the effectiveness of red-light cameras and their impact on the reduction of red-light running accidents. The Bradenton Police Department has recently found that at the 7 intersections in Bradenton that are equipped with red-light cameras, the number of accidents caused by running red-lights remains the same. That is, despite the fact that the number of car accidents in general at those intersections has increased.
According to the Bradenton Police Department, since the cameras were installed in 2009 the number of tickets at those 7 intersections has more than tripled, but the number of red-light running has decreased by only 7%. In fact, the average number crashes due to red-light running is almost the same as before cameras installed, even with the total number of car accidents increasing last year.
The statistics of these accidents occurring at intersections with red-light cameras show how difficult it is to reduce the risk of any type of accident on our roadways. If your loved one has been the victim of a car accident, let the seasoned attorneys at Lancaster & Eure fight on your behalf to recover the damages you and your family deserve. Call us for a free consultation (941) 365-7575, or feel free to contact us online.