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Distracted Driving and Driverless Cars

Distracted driving is a major cause of deaths on the road in the United States. Promises have been made that one solution to distracted driving is driverless vehicles. It is believed that the benefits and features of driverless cars will help overcome the safety issues associated with distracted driving. However, some safety experts have concerns […]

Who Pays My Medical Bills for Injuries Resulting from an Automobile Accident in Florida

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, it is very important that you seek medical attention right away. If you’re injured in a car accident in Florida, the question of how your medical bills are paid depends on the circumstances. Personal Injury Protection Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that all drivers […]

Tesla Under Fire for Crashes Are Driverless Cars Safe

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its final report regarding two fatal crashes involving Tesla vehicles on Autopilot, Tesla’s driverless car feature. Tesla takes some criticism in the report, which pointed out that the Autopilot feature was a factor in both crashes. The drivers behind the wheel over-relied on the automation feature and the […]

Florida Laws and Regulations Regarding E-scooters

Electric scooters, or e-scooters, have become a popular mode of transportation in Florida cities. While they are convenient and relatively inexpensive to use, there are a host of safety issues associated with e-scooters. E-scooters can travel up to 20 miles per hour and can result in significant injuries if they are not used correctly. Most […]

Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Breast implant manufacturer Allergan instituted a worldwide recall of its textured implants in July of 2019. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified the recall as a Class I, meaning it was the most serious type of recall and that the product may cause serious injuries or death. Studies tied the breast implants to a […]

Are Recyclable Materials Actually Being Recycled

When you see the recycling label on packaging, you assume that it’s recyclable. You place it in your recyclable trash container and hope that your plastic bottle finds a new life as another product. You’ve been led to believe by the manufacturers of plastic and retailers that your plastic is being recycled. However, the reality […]

Florida Among Most Dangerous States for Bicycles

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Florida is the most dangerous state in which to ride a bicycle. In 2017, 783 cyclists were killed on bicycles. Florida accounted for 125 of those deaths. The most dangerous metro areas, according to the report, were Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami. The report noted […]

debate remains over e-cigarette use

For years e-cigarettes have been touted by manufacturers as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. However, new reports and research are fueling the debate about whether this is actually true. As e-cigarette use among teenagers and young adults is on the rise, there is more and more concern about the safety and effectiveness of the […]

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According to a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, a new batch of consumer products, including some common pesticides, may be associated with an increased risk of death. Pyrethroids are a common pesticide used in lice treatments and on conventionally grown crops. The study found that this pesticide was linked to an increased […]

Establishing a Link Between Whistleblowing and Your Termination

Employees who report illegal or unethical acts perpetrated by their employers are protected by the Florida Whistleblower Act. The premise of whistleblower protection laws is to prevent retaliation by an employer against an employee who reports violations of the law on the part of the employer. Proving a causal link between the employment action and your […]