According to recent reports, U.S. pedestrian deaths totaled nearly 6,000 in 2017 for the second consecutive year amid mounting signs that pedestrians and drivers are dangerously distracted.
Despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in self driving technologies, deadly vehicles crashes spiked again in the U.S. according to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) late last year. Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015.
With so many vehicles on the road, especially this time of year, safety is and should always remain your top priority. Seatbelts should always be worn no matter what seat you find yourself in. Properly installed car seats should always be used for children. And remaining undistracted should always be a top priority of anyone behind the wheel. However, even if you take all the necessary precautions, accidents are still a reality.
The holidays are some of the most congested travel days of the year. We’re eager to get home to spend time with loved ones and it’s inevitable that we’ll bear witness to several accidents while on the road. Unfortunately, with an increase in distracted drivers rushing off to holiday celebrations, this time of the year is also one of the deadliest when it comes to traffic accidents.
When an emergency happens and medical care is required, we go to the hospital. We simply assume that the nearest hospital will be clean, sterile and staffed with great doctors, nurses and technicians that will work to ensure we make a quick and effective recovery. However, a recent grading of South Florida hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, a national leader and advocate in hospital transparency, has revealed an alarming reality – not all hospitals are created the same.
It’s not every day as an attorney in South Florida that you get to argue in front of the Supreme Court of Florida. But for Weinstein & Cohen Founding Partner Judson Cohen, he got to do exactly that. As Chair of the Florida Bar Rules Judicial Administration Committee (RJAC), Cohen appeared before the Florida Supreme Court this week to argue on behalf of changing a Florida legal rule as it pertains to the computation of time for response.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. The same can be said about your lawsuit. Even when you’re trying to do the right thing, there are many ways that your unsuspecting auto accident case can be compromised. This list will hopefully help you go a long way in preventing damage to your case when dealing with your insurance company or a defense lawyer.
National Teen Driver Safety Week officially kicks off today October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 22nd. This week is about reminding young drivers and the parents of young drivers across South Florida and Collier County just how important safe driving habits are for not only them, but also for everyone else on the road.
Demand for cruising has increased 62 percent over the last 10 years and it is estimated that 25.8 million passengers are expected to take a cruise in 2017 alone. While these numbers have increased significantly from just a few short years ago, safety aboard these ships has, in many cases, not improved correspondingly.
After countless years of trial work and continuous study, Weinstein & Cohen Founding Partner Judson Cohen was recently certified by the Florida Bar as Civil Trial Specialist. This achievement represents the highest level attainable by the Florida Bar for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in civil litigation and trial work.
Our team has demonstrated the ability to achieve fair and just compensation for our clients. We are an aggressive litigation firm known for the absolute highest quality representation and staffed by the finest and most skilled litigators, paralegals, investigators and support staff.
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