If you live, work and drive around the Sarasota or Parrish areas, then the sight of a large, commercial freight hauling truck on the freeways and highways of Florida is a familiar sight. Cargo trucks are a crucial link in the logistics chain, often completing the critical “last mile” that brings products directly to retailers so that people can use their products or services. However, trucks can also cause serious accidents when truck-involved mishaps occur…
Florida residents that live and work in places like Parrish or Palmetto are generally more concerned with putting in an honest day’s work and collecting the salary that comes with it. Unfortunately, not all workers in Florida have the same level of safety. Some occupations put workers at more risk of injury or even death, and Florida has the numbers to show for it. Hundreds Dead Every Year In a survey of workplace-related fatalities, Florida,
When people think of workers’ compensation, they often think of hard physical labor jobs. Mostly, they are right. The majority of workers’ compensation claims in Florida are from jobs in construction, agriculture, and transportation. However, office workers can also incur injuries from their jobs. This is especially true during COVID when so many office workers switched to remote work. Though the nature of their roles has not changed, they now do everything on the computer.…
When people think about products that can make them sick, the first item that comes to mind is food. After all, food poisoning can happen within a short amount of time of consumption. In some cases, it causes a lot of digestive discomforts and ruins a good day or evening. In other cases, however, it can cause a strong, virulent, toxic reaction. This was the case in 1996 with the mass illness of over 60…
Southwest Florida is a popular spot for bicyclists. Not only do our locals love riding their bikes in the Florida sunshine, but tourists rent or bring bicycles with them to enjoy a little time cruising as well. While the start of every bicycle trip might be smiling faces and wind in the hair, not all trips end this way. Bicycle accidents in Southwest Florida aren’t uncommon, and they can lead to serious injury. Ideally, bicyclists…
Pedestrians have always been a high-risk group in Florida’s Suncoast for accidents, particularly in areas where we have some of the highest-ranked deadliest locations for pedestrians. Due to a lack of infrastructure, including streetlights and sidewalks, and growing populations, these are all factors that contribute to a pedestrian’s risk of injury. However, the pandemic has made it even more dangerous for pedestrians to be out. In fact, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported that the…
The United States economy has bounced back some since the first days of the pandemic. However, many people, including some folks in Florida, are still facing financial hardships because of COVID-19. Perhaps they are unemployed and are unable to find jobs. Then again, maybe proprietors had to close down their businesses for good. The stimulus payments have helped many individuals keep their heads above water, but in some cases, that cash has already been spent.…
Numerous motorists are on Florida’s roadways daily. Local drivers are here going to work, school, stores, and other places. Tourists also head to the Sunshine State for some fun in the sun, amusement parks, and sporting events. People from out of town visit Florida for work-related functions as well. In other words, plenty of drivers use the highways and streets for many different reasons. Folks also use bicycles to get around, and there certainly isn’t…
COVID-19 caught most US citizens and employers off guard. Many businesses scaled back on employee hours, while others were forced to lay workers off. As such, a lot of households across the nation are struggling to pay their bills these days. That has left folks with no other choice but to reduce their spending and cut expenses down to the bare minimum. One way of doing so is to walk or ride a bike rather…
Most people are not surprised by automotive recalls anymore because of what seems like countless issues being reported every day. It is important for consumers to be armed with the right information, though. That way, when the model of their vehicle pops up on a recall list, they can stop driving the car until repairs are made to keep them safe. After all, people have enough on their plates nowadays with COVID-19 running rampant across…