Friday, September 12, 2014

Slip and Falls

According to the National Safety Council, around 8.9 million visits to the emergency room are the result of a slip and fall accident. Those who are 55 and older are more prone to being victims of a slip and fall accident, resulting in more serious, life-threatening injuries. Of course, falling can happen to anyone no matter what age, so it’s important to be aware of the most common locations falls take place and to remember certain preventative tips that could help avoid a slip and fall accident. Many falls occur in doorways, ramps, cluttered hallways, uneven surfaces, areas prone to wetness and spills, areas with heavy traffic, stairs and ladders. Being aware of this information could help you prepare you if you happen to come across a situation where you need to walk through a cluttered hallway or an uneven surface. Being hyperaware of your surroundings and where you’re going will go a long way when it comes to slip and fall prevention. Other helpful tips like securing cords out of traffic areas, removing tripping hazards, checking walkways regularly for damage and cleaning up spills immediately are also very important if you want to avoid a slip and fall accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in  Florida 

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Justin Bieber Arrested After Car Crash

Justin Bieber has found himself in the spotlight yet again and not for another hit single but for another arrest! Earlier this week, Justin was arrested on assault and dangerous driving after his ATV crashed into a mini-van in Ontario. Justin has been seen riding his ATV before –but this time he, allegedly, was trying to enjoy a peaceful day when the paparazzi interrupted his outing. According to the investigation, the ATV collided with the mini-van (who was being driven by paparazzi) and both the driver and Justin Bieber “engaged in a physical altercation.” Because of this, Bieber was charged with assault and dangerous driving. 

It’s unclear whether Justin Bieber or the other driver could have avoided the collision, but it’s important to note that ATV accidents are not uncommon. A few years ago, it was estimated that around 400 deaths were related to ATV crashes and their resulting injuries, as well as about 108,000 emergency room treatments related to ATV’s. Many of those who drive them think its okay to go faster than they should or drive more carelessly but that’s not the case. Even if you’re not in a car you must always follow the rules set in place for the road. Not only can the one responsible be hurt, but those around them can get hurt or worse, sustain fatal injuries. 


If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash or truck accident and are in need of an accident attorney in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN), keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN and check out the 411 PAIN event gallery 411painevents.com!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Back To School Safety for Drivers

The school year has officially begun for most of us around America making it the perfect time to remind ourselves how important it is to stay safe when we’re on the road. A lot of us likely drive through school zones or at the very least areas where kids will be walking, so let’s take a minute to catch up on the latest back to school safety tips for motorists.
When sharing the road with school buses, the most basic law states that when a school bus has made a stop to load or unload children, all drivers must hold back from passing the bus to get ahead. Most children who are victims of bus-related accidents are pedestrians ages 4-7 who were hit by the bus or by drivers who attempted to illegally pass a stopped school bus. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the laws and why they are in place. All 50 states require that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when children are entering or exiting the school bus and of course, always be alert. Staying alert on the road should be your number one priority when it comes to safety. When you are alert you will know when children pedestrians are walking so you can be prepared, especially since children are the least predictable pedestrians and the hardest to see. The same rule applies to children bicyclists. 

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN) and Facebook and keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN!

Monday, May 19, 2014

DJ Laz & the Tragic Cinco de Mayo Boat Accident in Miami


Lazaro Mendez (DJ Laz) is a rapper and DJ from Miami, Florida. He hosted the DJ Laz Morning Show on Power 96 (96.5 FM) until 2012 when he began hosting the DJ Laz Morning Show on 106.7 FM. In early May, DJ Laz was celebrating Cinco de Mayo on the Key Biscayne sand bar in Miami when a fun day in the sun resulted in a fatal accident. At around 7 p.m. that night, a fishing boat got stuck in the sandbar he and his friends were partying nearby. Instead of waiting until high tide to move the boat, a group of people decided to move the boat by pushing it while DJ Laz steered the boat. 

While the group worked on pushing the boat, Ernesto Hernandez (a man on a nearby boat) ended up jumping in the water to help out. Hernandez was behind the boat and his torso ended up getting caught on the boats propeller which was moving at the time. Hernandez was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead soon after. The investigation is still pending, but in Florida the law states that boaters are allowed to drink as long as it’s not the person who’s operating the boat. It’s unclear whether or not DJ Laz was steering the boat while under the influence but if he did he could be looking at criminal reckless or negligence charges. 

Boating safety needs to be priority #1 when one goes out for a day in the water. According to the U.S Coast Guard, there are an average of 50 deaths a year in Florida as a result of boating accidents. It’s important to make sure that the person operating the boat is not under the influence –just like in any other transportation vessel.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Ft. Myers or any other city in Florida –remember after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an experienced, aggressive network attorney who will fight for your rights and get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN) and keep up with the conversation at #411PAIN!