Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days? In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving was responsible for 91,000 crashes and 795 deaths in 2017 alone. However, these numbers are likely underestimated and fatal crashes may be much higher that are caused by drowsy drivers.
For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of over 40,000 roadway deaths, according to report released by the National Safety Council earlier this year. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 1% decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). About 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year – also a 1% decrease over 2017. Florida saw a 5.8% spike in fatalities according to estimates.
A crisis is developing in the nursing home industry. Certified nursing assistants continue to receive low wages with few benefits while providing care to some of our most vulnerable citizens. These nursing positions often require employees to work long hours with minimal opportunity for advancement. These work conditions lead to high employee turnover.
Did you know that an estimated 2.8 million Americans visited a hospital emergency room as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? It’s also estimated that 50,000 Americans die each year as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
Did you know that in 2018 there were more than 399,000 traffic accidents in the state of Florida, resulting in more than 215,000 injuries and nearly 3,000 fatalities? So far in 2019, there has already been 24,500 traffic accidents on Florida roads with more than 15,000 people injured and 162 with traffic crash fatalities.
People have been getting injured in moving vehicles accidents since the invention of the wheel. There is hardly a day that goes by that your local news does not highlight a car accident. But what you think you know about car accidents and the insurance claim process may not be completely accurate.
There are so many new vehicles on the road today that offer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These improvements in vehicle technology are designed to increase safety and convenience by warning drivers that a crash is imminent or even by temporarily automating certain parts of vehicle control like speed, breaking or acceleration. We’re big proponents of technology here at Weinstein & Cohen, especially when it comes to vehicle safety and the reduction of traffic accidents, injuries and deaths on our South Florida roadways.
Accident cases are always nuanced, but tend to follow certain patterns. However, a recent $400,000 settlement in Steve vs. Leonel by Weinstein & Cohen Founding Partner Judson Cohen highlighted one particular part of the law that not everyone might be aware of.
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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