The driver of a boat that was carrying an engaged couple and their friends when it struck a barge was arrested Saturday. The body considered to be that of the bride has been recovered, Police confirmed.
"We have reason to believe that he operated the boat while under the influence " Van Cura, undersheriff of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office said.
The operator of the boat, Jojo K. John, 35, of Nyack, New York, was arrested in a hospital in the region on one count of vehicular...
Bicycle accidents are pretty common in Florida. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida remarkably has the highest rate of bicycle accidents and subsequent deaths as compared to the other states in the nation. The worst part is that Florida is not showing any improvement in the reduction of such accidents.
When someone experiences a bicycle accident, he might be nearly clueless as to what steps he needs to take. However, when a victim of such a case intends to file a...
Contributory negligence can be defined as one of those legal terms that tends to make a non-lawyer’s eyes glaze over. Contributory negligence is a legal concept that has an enormous impact on personal injury cases. So, you need to understand what it means if you’ve been injured. In order to understand what contributory negligence means, you need to start out by defining the term “negligence”. It is an important concept in the world of personal injury law. The outcome of...
Winter sports, like skiing and snowboarding, have become increasingly popular in recent decades. Unfortunately, despite being a fun activity, these sports can also be quite dangerous and incidents of injury as well as death related to sports like skiing have increased. Despite the fact that the activity of skiing is not officially regarded as a “dangerous sport,” article 2050 of The Civil Code regards alpine skiing as “characterized by the multiplicity of risks associated with...
Have you ever thought it would be financially smart to add some extra layers of protection over the financial risks of being a car owner? Have you ever considered obtaining full coverage for your car as a way to maximize your financial protection? If you think there is any such thing as true “full coverage” in terms of protection from the damages and losses you can sustain in a car accident, then you are wrong.
Although there are a number of different insurance packages available,...
We have to share the same public road with massive semi-trucks while going from one place to another. As per data of Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles or FLHSMV, approximately 32,000 traffic accidents involve heavy trucks. The crashes occurred on the roads of Florida in the year 2017. Approximately 500 of the crashes led to severe injuries and around 27 crashes resulted in fatalities. Again, as per another report, around 1,420 commercial vehicle accidents...
When there is a case filed against truck companies, they often dodge the judgments by providing various excuses. Bankruptcy and shell companies are the types of excuses the truckers use. An investigation done by the USA Today Network exposed that few port trucking enterprises have made use of legal loopholes, bankruptcies, and shell companies for break free from judgments declared by the judges of the labor court. The investigation discloses that the port trucking agencies that serve eminent...
A car accident can be one of the most terrifying experiences a person can live through. The impact of the wreck is likely to leave you shaky, disoriented, stressed, and possibly even injured.
However, it is important to understand that the action you take immediately following a car wreck, and in the days after, can have a major effect on your insurance claim or personal injury claim. Being a responsible driver includes being familiar with a few key do and don’t tips that can help to...
Everything is more stressful if it happens while you're traveling. Dealing with a car accident in another state won't just ruin your vacation plans but will leave you with a lot of stressful hoops to jump through as well. It's important to stay calm and address what needs to happen in an organized manner.
The good news is that most of the steps to follow in responding to your accident will be the same as they'd be at home. Your insurance policy should still be in effect, but the actual laws...
Safety is the most important priority in the transportation industry. Staring from the adherence to the regulations concerning road safety to the following of the best practices guidelines. On road safety is very much important for ensuring trouble-free transportation of the passengers and things.
One should review the safety topics concerning the truck driver on a routine basis that can help lower the accidents and make sure the drivers are familiar with the up to the minute safety rules and...
Getting injured while performing a professional job is very unfortunate. Most of the states have issued laws asking enterprises with at least 5 and more staffs to get hold of workers’ compensation insurance coverage. This insurance coverage is also well known as workman’s comp.
If you pursue the role of a commercial truck driver and you got injured while on the job, you may be qualified for the advantages under the coverage of the employer. The laws of workers’ compensation...
Putting your children on your car insurance is always going to make your insurance extra expensive. Teenagers are just beginning to learn to drive. They don't always have the judgment and impulse control of mature adults so there's naturally more risk of an accident. When your teen actually gets into a car accident, however, their car insurance premium will go up even higher. The insurance company might increase your rate as well.
Insurance is legally a must-have for anyone who wants to drive,...
The rising population and the growing industries lead to a bigger demand for commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi-trucks, etc. In current days, we can see trucks all over the roads, interstates, highways, etc. Trucks are very much prevalent in our society.
The matter of tension comes with the fact that there is a shortage of around 60,000 commercial trucks in the present nationwide. The numbers are even more. As per some experts, the shortage can triple by 2026.
The reasons for...
Eighteen wheelers- the name indicates that the vehicle is super large and powerful. 18 wheelers are used for interstate deliveries. Sharing the same road with 18 wheelers is dangerous as a little push or strike from the 18 wheelers to the smaller vehicles can damage the later with huge impact.
The truck is almost 13 times heavier than a 5,750 pounds vehicle. An eighteen wheeler is around 1,000 – 2,000-foot pounds of torque. The specialty truck like the U.S. Army’s...
We know what automobile accidents mean and how much damage they can cause to the lives and the properties. Dump truck crashes are undoubtedly catastrophic. If any smaller vehicle is involved in the wreck, it is smashed into tiny pieces. Lives of the people change forever after meeting an accident with the dump trucks.
An experienced attorney can help you get justice. You don’t have to pay anything for the initial consultation. In fact, many law firms don’t take any remuneration...
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