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Accident Lawyers Recover Losses in Worker Transportation Crashes

Highlighting a common safety risk for migrant workers, accident lawyers have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against farm owners for negligence stemming from transportation accidents involving agricultural guest workers. The recent filing involves a 2015 highway accident in California. A van owned by a labor contractor was driving farm workers to a job site when it flipped over. Six workers were thrown from the vehicle in the accident. Four of them died, including a 16-year-old girl. A Labor Department investigation charged the contractor with transporting workers in an unsafe vehicle. They reported that the driver of the van was unlicensed and that none...

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Florida Personal Injury Attorney on Train Accidents and Public Safety

Florida personal injury attorneys know the devastating death and injury that can result from train accidents. Florida ranks number three in the country in railroad grade crossing accident deaths. The state's deadliest rail operation is the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. USA Today reports that there have been at least 76 deaths since 2015 by freight trains and Brightline passenger trains on the FEC tracks, which run between Miami and Jacksonville. Most recently, a man was critically injured after being hit by a Brightline train in Broward County. Another Florida train accident occurred when a freight train hit a refrigerated Publix grocery tractor trailer. Fortunately, the accident injured...

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Central Florida Personal Injury Lawyers: Scaffold Collapse Near Disney

Central Florida personal injury lawyers specializing in workplace accidents and injuries are familiar with legal issues surrounding a scaffold collapse that killed two workers at a construction site near Walt Disney World. Officials say two construction workers died at the site JW Marriott hotel being built on Chelonia Parkway in Orange County. The site is next to the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. The accident occurred as three laborers were getting ready to pour concrete at the seventh storey level when the scaffold on which they were standing gave way. Two of the men fell nearly 80 feet and were pronounced dead...

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Orlando Auto Accident Lawyers Remind Drivers about School Bus Safety

Orlando auto accident lawyers are joining with safety advocates and government officials to remind drivers about accident prevention and back to school safety. Students are back to classes throughout Central Florida, including Apopka, Kissimmee, Ocala, Orlando, and Palm Bay/Melbourne, as well as in Orange County,  Osceola County, and  Polk County. You would think that everyone knows what to do when a bus full of children stops with blinking red lights and a big Stop sign swings out. However, a report by the  National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services shows how that's not true. On a typical day, there are as many as 15,000 school vehicle safety violations...

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Florida Accident Attorneys and Personal Injury Lawsuits

   The recent collapse of a bridge in Italy with its grim toll of dead and injured has focused attention on a similar accident in Florida. When it comes to getting justice, Florida accidents attorneys may be in a better position to help victims than the state's criminal prosecution lawyers. The Florida International University pedestrian walkway collapse killed six people and injured ten. The massive concrete and steel structure failed and fell onto a busy roadway five days after it opened. Accident lawyers for the victims have filed lawsuits to recover damages for losses. The first personal injury lawsuit in the accident involves a...

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Central Florida Accident Lawyer: Top Causes of Orlando Accidents

Injuries and accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in America, killing almost 136,000 people a year. The Orlando region's leading healthcare providers are reporting that the same holds true for Central Florida. Many a Central Florida accident lawyer —personal injury attorney—will likely be handling cases involving injuries from accidents like falls and car crashes. Fatal injuries in the report are classified as unintentional (caused by accident) or as deliberate; murder, suicide. In Orange County, unintentional death from falls is the number one cause for those 65 and older. It may seem odd, but the second most common cause of unintentional death in Orange...

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Back to School Safety Advice from Orlando Car Accident Attorneys

With Florida being one of the most pedestrian accident-prone states, it's no wonder that Orlando car accident attorneys spend a lot of time helping accident victims recover losses. According to the non-profit safety group Smart Growth America, eight out of the ten most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians is in Florida. Now that Central Florida students are returning to school, there will be more children in harm's way. Any car accident is a difficult experience, and some accidents are horrendous. But car accidents involving the death or injury of a child is especially heartbreaking. So it's especially worthwhile to pay...

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Personal Injury Attorneys and Settlements under the New Tax Law

Orlando accident attorneys are assessing the impact of new tax laws on personal injury settlements. A new story in Forbes describes changes that can affect the amount of taxes on money that accident victims receive from lawsuits. "The injuries might be from an auto accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, industrial accident, or drug or medical device case," Forbes writes. "If the plaintiff suffers physical injuries or physical sickness, compensatory damages should be tax-free." Compensatory damages means recovering losses incurred because of an accident. Personal injury attorneys typically work to recover medical bills and expenses, and money lost from missing work or other lost...

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Orlando Accident Attorneys Note Rise in Deaths from Injuries

Deaths from accidental injury are increasing in America. Journalists Resource reports on a study from JAMA Surgery  that says "injury remains one of the leading causes of death among Americans." According to the report, injuries are the leading cause of death for people under 44, and the third leading overall reason for death.  Nationally, personal injury kills 214,000 people a year, or one person every three minutes. Other data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that nearly 3 million elderly people are treated at emergency rooms every year for injuries from falls. Emergency rooms treat more than...

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Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers Skip a lot of I-4 Accident Cases

There has been a lot of collateral damage during the  I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, Central Florida's Sisyphean struggle to get ahead of explosive traffic growth once and for all. There have been delays, of course, and accidents and injuries and not a few deaths. The project is an ambitious overhaul of a stretch of what some consider the most dangerous road in America. Construction managers are doing as much as they can to prevent accidents and injuries, but it's a huge project handling an immense amount of traffic. About 150,000 cars traverse the obstacle course every day. There are people rushing to get to work. There are elderly drivers, new...

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