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What do I do after a bicycle accident?

For whatever reason, many bicyclists are injured or killed by drivers each year. If you’re involved in a bike crash, here are the most important steps you should take after the accident.

  • Get medical help - Going to the hospital is obvious if you’re seriously injured, but you may think you’re fine if you’re able to walk around after the crash. However, complications from seemingly mild injuries can show up days after an accident. Even if you decline an ambulance trip, it’s best to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible to rule out any potential issues.

Teenager driving in accident that killed toddler brother

It’s always tragic when someone is killed in an auto accident. When another family member is the one who caused the car crash, those left behind to pick up the pieces must feel the heartache of two separate tragedies: They must come to terms with the loss of their loved one and also have to deal with the person who caused the accident. Regardless of the circumstances, car accidents are a major cause of deaths and injuries in Florida and throughout the rest of the country. Factors like drunk driving and texting while driving are serious issues that have resulted in countless lives being changed forever.

Recently in Miami, a 19-year-old driver allegedly ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle, sending it crashing into a home nearby. Law enforcement believed the teenager was speeding at the time of the accident. The girl’s 3-year-old brother was thrown from the SUV, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. A 41-year-old man also received critical injuries, but it was unclear whether he was in the other vehicle the teenager hit. If the man was not related to the other driver, it’s possible his family will want to pursue legal action against her for his medical expenses.

Parents, families urged to be aware of pedestrian accident dangers

There can hardly be worse news for parents than finding out their child has been hit by a car. Serious injuries are difficult enough to deal with, but it’s also common for a person to be fatally injured in a pedestrian accident. Many people enjoy getting fresh air in the Florida sunshine by walking to their destinations rather than driving, which is also great exercise; however, pedestrians are often at risk of being hit by a car. Numerous roads in the Miami area and throughout other major Florida metropolitan communities are busy with traffic at all hours of the day. This can present a great danger to pedestrians, even at a clearly marked intersection where it should be safe for people to cross.

Sometimes circumstances occur that can result in an accident when drivers aren’t paying attention to their surroundings and do not expect to see a person walking along the road. This may have been the case in a recent accident along the Florida Turnpike, where pedestrian traffic isn’t very common. According to police, an 18-year-old girl exited a car after getting into an argument with her friends, and walked along the roadway. A sedan struck the girl, causing a pickup truck to hit the sedan. Tragically, the girl was killed at the scene.

Grocery store faces suit after woman allegedly slips on floor

From a negligent property owner to a shopping mall with inadequate security, premises liability cases take many forms. When someone has been hurt in a slip and fall accident, they could experience numerous setbacks, such as life-changing injuries and financial problems. In Miami, Florida, people who are dealing with this firsthand should explore their options and do their best to recover from the accident.

A woman who claims that she was seriously injured after slipping on the floor of a grocery store recently filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana-based business with her husband. In her suit, she accused the store of numerous wrongdoings, including failure to properly inspect, clean and warn customers about the slippery floor.

Settlement reached in Florida wrongful death suit

From a fatal workplace accident to medical malpractice, wrongful death cases take many forms. For someone who is dealing with severe emotional pain after losing a loved one, no amount of compensation will ever be able to make up for their loss. In Miami, Florida, people who are in this painful situation should do everything they can to try and recover, which may include filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

In 2009, a Florida woman passed away after spending eight days behind bars. The woman, who suffered from bipolar disorder, lost her life after she had a heart attack which was brought on by refusing to eat, drink or take medicine while in jail. She was initially taken into custody after kicking a law enforcement official.

Pedestrian hospitalized after Florida accident

From brain damage to broken bones or a neck injury, there are many types of personal injury that pedestrians may suffer from after being hit by a car. In Miami and across Florida, these incidents happen for a variety of reasons, such as drunk or careless drivers. In order to prevent future accidents from resulting in significant physical and emotional suffering, drivers should always be vigilant and responsible when they take to the road.

Although law enforcement officials say that they have not filed any charges, they are still investigating a pedestrian accident that recently took place in South Florida. Authorities responded to the incident, which sent a 26-year-old pedestrian to the hospital due to serious injuries that he suffered in the collision, at roughly 5:30 a.m. in Pembroke Pines.

Miami car accident sends two to hospital

From insurance issues to a serious injury which results in costly medical expenses, those who have been involved in an auto accident may have a number of issues to contend with even if they are fortunate enough to survive. In Miami, Florida, it is not uncommon to hear about another car crash occurring, whether someone was texting while driving or responsible for causing a drunk driving accident. When people get behind the wheel and take to the sometimes hectic roads, they should try to remember the numerous risks they may face.

After the driver of an SUV slammed into a business located at a Miami shopping center, four people who were inside of the building suffered from numerous injuries. Although two of the victims did not require hospitalization for their injuries, the other two were taken to the hospital. One of the victims was a child who may have a fracture as a result of the crash. The accident was so loud that it was audible throughout the shopping center.

Florida driver fatally strikes bicyclist

Broken bones, medical expenses and a wide range of hardships can affect bicyclists who have been struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, they are not always able to survive a bicycle accident, which can lead to severe emotional pain for their loved ones and create financial problems as well. In Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida, these incidents continue to appear in the news. Hopefully, with increased bike awareness, more lives can be saved in the future.

A report that was released by the Florida Highway Patrol provided additional information on a fatal bicycle accident which recently took place on Elkcam Boulevard. The report claims that a 23-year-old driver was responsible for fatally striking a bicyclist in Charlotte County on a Friday night while he was attempting to pass another vehicle.

Outlet store accident results in lawsuit

Lack of repair, inadequate security and hazardous conditions can all lead to accidents and injuries that customers should not have to deal with. When someone has been hurt in a slip and fall scenario, they could be unsure of what to do next. Additionally, they could be facing injuries that will affect them for years to come and financial problems because of the accident. In Miami and throughout Florida, anyone who is going through this should do everything they can to move forward.

A woman claims that she was walking behind an employee who was using a low cart when the worker stopped suddenly, which made her fall down and become injured. Because of these alleged injuries, the woman recently filed suit against the outlet store this incident occurred in.

Florida widow files wrongful death suit

From a fatal boating accident to medical malpractice or a fatal workplace accident, there are many different types of tragedies that claim lives. However, for families who are struggling with the loss of a loved one, they can all cause severe emotional pain and a number of other hardships, such as financial problems. In Miami, Florida, anyone who is dealing with a wrongful death should take a close look at all of the options on the table.

After her husband was shot to death in May, a woman from North Naples recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a couple who is believed to be responsible for his death. She filed the suit on behalf of her deceased spouse, who police reports claim was killed after a fight with the suspects.

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