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Former Players Suing NFL over Painkillers

Eight former football players -- including Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears -- are suing the NFL, claiming the league gave them painkillers to mask injuries and get them back on the field as soon as possible, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco [...]

June 2nd, 2014|Accident App|0 Comments

New Cars to Have Rear-View Technology

Cars manufactured on or after May 2018 will have to be equipped with rear visibility technology under a rule announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The requirement will reduce the risk of deaths and injuries from backover accidents, the agency said. An average of 15,000 injuries and 210 deaths occur each year [...]

May 22nd, 2014|Accident App, Car Accident|0 Comments

Owners of GM Vehicles Worry about Safety

Drivers in the Tampa area are concerned that their GM cars might not be safe after the company announced a recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch. The company has said that owners of six recalled models from 2003 through 2007 could bring their cars to dealers for repairs. Dealerships will [...]

April 14th, 2014|Accident App, Product recall|0 Comments

Legislation Addresses Safety of Kids Who Walk To School

Florida has become notorious for traffic accidents involving pedestrians. On average, about 500 pedestrians are killed and 8,000 injured each year, making Florida one of the worst states for pedestrian safety, according to MyGTN.com. The Tampa area in particular is considered dangerous for pedestrians, with the safety of children walking to school becoming a big [...]

March 31st, 2014|Accident App, Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments

Spinal Injuries Rise, Many Caused by Falls

Falls rather than car accidents are now the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, according to a Johns Hopkins study. Serious traumatic spinal cord injuries are on the increase in the United States, and they are rising fastest among older people. Researchers looked at the records of 43,137 adults treated in hospital emergency rooms for [...]

March 26th, 2014|Accident App|0 Comments

Parasailing Bill Approved in Florida

Parasailing is a popular tourist activity in Florida, but it can be dangerous and, ultimately, deadly. From 2001 through October of 2013, 21 parasailing accidents were reported in Florida, resulting in 23 injuries and six deaths. But thanks in part to the testimony of victims of parasailing accidents and their families, a state Senate committee [...]

March 4th, 2014|Accident App|0 Comments

News Report Says Law Requiring Space for Bicyclists Seldom Enforced

Florida is one of the worst states in the U.S. for traffic crashes involving bicyclists. According to a study released in early 2013 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, bicycle fatality rates in the state were nearly triple the national average in 2011. Bicyclists lack protection and may [...]

February 5th, 2014|Accident App|0 Comments

How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Having to hire an attorney can be an overwhelming task. There are a lot to choose from, how do you know which one is the right choice for you? The best thing you can do is make an informed decision. Educate yourself and ask questions of the prospective lawyer, like what they think about your [...]

December 6th, 2013|Accident App|0 Comments

I Got Food Poisoning, Do I Have a Case?

Most of us are familiar with the unpleasant symptoms that accompany mild food poisoning. We usually recover within a few days without the need for much medical treatment. However, victims of a serious foodborne illness are in a very different situation. Depending on the type of foodborne pathogen at work, the situation can quickly become [...]

December 4th, 2013|Accident App, Product safety|0 Comments

Holidays Bring Rise in Pedestrian Accidents

Be careful crossing the street. Florida accidents involving pedestrians rise during end-of-year holiday weeks, Allstate Insurance Company says. Allstate says it looked at its auto insurance claims in Florida for the past five years and found that Christmas week had the greatest jump in claims involving pedestrians. The number rose 30 percent during Christmas week, [...]

November 29th, 2013|Accident App, Pedestrian Accidents|0 Comments