As a bicyclist, you're sure to be happy about rising temperatures and better weather conditions. Those changes mean you can be on the roads and enjoying your daily rides again. Of course, with daily riding comes the danger of being hit by a driver.
December is often an injury-laden month as more people travel, roads can ice with the coming of winters and celebrating families might get a little to into the holiday spirit. Here's a look at some of the most common Christmas-related injuries during the month.
In our previous blog post, we discussed how Florida law doesn't look kindly on dog bites. We briefly touched on the law and how it has evolved over the years. As it stands today, dog owners have a duty to protect people from being bitten by their dogs.
Since the 1890s, Florida law has taken dog bites very seriously. Prior to then, the law placed a huge burden on the plaintiff in dog bite cases. The plaintiff had to show that the dog owner knew that the dog was vicious or that the dog had a history of viciousness. When Ch. 767 was created in the 1890s, that changed.
The medications that you take should be safe for you to use. Of course, there are some instances in which that wouldn't be the case for every patient. Some examples of this would be if you have a condition that is considered a contraindication for the drug or if you were taking a drug that would cause an interaction with the new drug.
In our previous post, we discussed several considerations for a person who is bitten by a dog. The fact of the matter is that many dog bites, especially when the dog mauls the person, can lead to very serious injuries. In some cases, the person will suffer from permanent disfigurement as a result of the dog bite. We know that you never thought that you were going to be attacked by a dog. We can help you to learn about your options to seek compensation for the dog bite injuries.
Personal injury cases can encompass a variety of injuries and accidents. One injury that some people may not think about very often is a dog bite. If you suffered a dog bite by a pet dog, you will likely need medical care. That medical care can turn costly, so you might opt to seek compensation for the bite.
We recently discussed some tips that can help to keep you safe as you travel. Whether you are a Florida resident who is traveling within the state or a visitor from another state, you have the right to remain safe as you travel. Even if you are very careful and follow the tips we gave you in our previous blog post, there is a chance that the actions of another person will cause you to be involved in an accident that leads to injury.
The World Health Organization states that injuries are a leading cause of traveler deaths, but they are also usually preventable with a proper amount of care on the part of travelers and providers. Road and traffic injuries are the top cause of injury and fatalities for travelers, but other common injuries and deaths are related to drowning, air accidents, terrorist activity and drug use. According to WHO statistics, both homicide and suicide are top three causes of death among U.S. travelers throughout the world.
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries you can suffer as the result of an accident. The spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages between the brain and the body, and this means that an injured spinal cord can result in everything from uncontrollable shaking to paralysis. Because spinal cord injuries are so serious, it's critical that you understand the full extent of your injuries and the effect they have on your life now and in the future.