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The outlook following a serious burn injury

In one brief moment, your life changed forever. You may have been going about your daily routine at home or work, or perhaps you and your family were out together enjoying a special event in Florida when tragedy struck and your loved one suffered a serious burn injury.

The risks of distracted driving for young motorists

Distracted driving is a problem in Florida and across the country. From texting to distracting infotainment systems in vehicles, there are many things that can cause a driver to divert his or her eyes and attention from the road. This type of negligent behavior is very risky, greatly increasing the chances of an accident.

When a neck injury is far worse than whiplash

You may have started your day running through the list of things you needed to take care of that day. As you drove to your first destination, your plans suddenly changed, perhaps for much longer than you anticipated. You never saw the other vehicle coming, but you definitely felt the impact.

Identifying the signs and symptoms of a serious whiplash injury

A car accident can occur in the blink of an eye, and the aftermath could leave you somewhat shaken up and uncertain of what just took place. Following a serious accident, your first reaction could be to seek medical attention, but if you feel fine at the time, you may feel this step is unnecessary.

When another driver's daydreaming lands you in the hospital

Navigating Florida highways can be extremely challenging at times, if not downright frightening. If you regularly travel these roadways, you might be used to it by now. However, that doesn't mean you don't get startled or frustrated when another driver cuts you off or veers across the yellow line, placing you at risk for collision. Many times, distracted driving is the culprit behind poor driving skills. The problem is that you can't always tell if a nearby motorist is properly focused or not.

Understanding the dangers you may face as a pedestrian

As winter weather has set in for certain parts of the country, many individuals may choose the comfort of the inside of a car over walking from place to place. However, with warmer weather year-round in Florida, you may prefer to do most of your traveling via the sidewalk.

There could soon be a ban on distracted driving in Florida

In Florida, distracted driving is a serious safety concern. This issue is the cause for many accidents throughout the state, causing serious and fatal injuries to many innocent motorists. Despite the well-known dangers of texting behind the wheel, there is no law yet in place banning this behavior. However, this could change soon with a newly proposed law.

Staying focused on safety could help motorcyclists when traveling

For many Florida residents, perhaps yourself included, motorcycle riding is a way of life. You may have made many trips with friends or family while riding your motorcycle and immensely enjoy the time you spend traveling on the road. Though motorcycle riding can act as a fun and bonding experience, it can also pose many hazards to you and other motorcyclists due to the lack of protection.

A burned-out truck driver becomes a risk on the road

Nearly everyone experiences a burnout at work. You may know how it feels to go through your workday on autopilot just waiting for it to end. Doing the same thing day in and day out gets monotonous and even annoying. You may take a vacation day or two in order to recharge so that you can get back to it with a better attitude. At least that is the hope, right?