July 30, 2015
As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers know, most people are familiar with the saying, “don’t drink and drive.” While this is correct when it’s referring to driving while intoxicated, there are benefits to drinking and driving – if what you’re drinking is water.
New research has shown that driving while dehydrated can be treacherous – just as dangerous as driving while drunk. A study conducted in the United Kingdom has revealed that dehydrated drivers make more than twice the amount of driving mistakes as those who are properly hydrated. Meanwhile, the error rate among dehydrated drivers is comparable to …
July 2, 2015
Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that a lack of sleep can be and often is a contributing factor in thousands of car crashes each year. While tiredness is not often discussed as a main culprit behind tragic accidents, sleepiness is in fact a significant factor in otherwise preventable roadway (and even airway) deaths.
Drowsy driving, which can be as dangerous as drunk driving (as we will explain below), occurs more than you might think. As Harvard Medical School reported, according to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 103 million people …
June 29, 2015
As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know, tailgating is a dangerous driving habit. Unfortunately, last week, a man driving his moped in Boynton Beach was struck by a woman driving too closely behind him. When the woman’s vehicle hit the man’s moped, he lost control of the moped and fell off, striking his head twice suffering a serious head injury and putting him into a coma. He also suffered multiple fractures and remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital.
Our personal injury law firm is now representing …
June 16, 2015
The right to go to court and make your case is one that is cherished here in the United States and elsewhere across the world. That said, just because you have the right to represent yourself in court doesn’t mean you should. As our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg will explain, pro se legal representation (in which you represent yourself instead of retaining a lawyer) comes with serious risks.
We shall first address some of the main reasons people who really should be using a lawyer choose not to: cost and confidence. Too many …
June 8, 2015
As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know, texting while driving is dangerous – that’s not new, and neither is the statistic that when you text and drive, you are 23 times more likely to crash. We’ve known about the hazards of cell phone-related distracted driving for years, which is why 46 states and D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have passed laws banning drivers from texting.
Here in Florida, texting while driving is just a secondary offense, though, which means that you can’t be pulled …
May 20, 2015
Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that while it’s always important to be cautious of drunk drivers, it’s especially critical to be watchful and alert while traveling this weekend, as it is Memorial Day Weekend.
Originally intended to be a time during which we remember and thank those who have fought for our freedoms, Memorial Day Weekend has largely become a celebratory, vacation-type weekend, filled with friends, family, BBQ’s and beer. While getting together with loved ones is a good thing, the mix of alcohol consumption and travel during this weekend …
May 13, 2015
An Amtrak commuter train (#188), carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, derailed and rolled onto its side Tuesday night in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, PA. As our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know, as of early Wednesday morning, at least six people have died and at least 140 have been injured due to the horrific crash. Eight of the injured passengers remain in critical condition, according to area hospitals including Temple University Hospital, Jefferson University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital, all of which are among the hospitals treating victims.…
April 27, 2015
Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg know that one of the most common problems we encounter in handling cases stemming from car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, etc., has to do with timing – in other words, people waiting too long to contact a personal injury lawyer after they’ve been injured due to the negligence of another.
Why is it so important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident? Quickly getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer will give you the benefit of experience …
April 13, 2015
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has long been gravely concerned with commuter safety, but their research and campaigns regarding distracted pedestrians have been fairly limited. Until now, that is.
Our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers have written extensively on the issue of distracted driving, specifically how drivers who are texting, fidgeting with the radio, drinking from a bottle, cup or mug, etc., while behind the wheel of a car are putting themselves and their fellow travelers in harm’s way. Recently, the FDOT has started to raise awareness about the “perils of distracted walking” as …
April 9, 2015
You may know something about a new product slated to hit the consumer market this summer called Palcohol, which is alcohol in powder form. That said, know this: Florida is working its way toward a bill that would make that product illegal in the Sunshine State.
The product’s website, which you can access here, says the company behind Palcohol expects to start selling the product, which has recently been given approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, this summer. Before we explore its dangers and impending legal battles, let’s clarify what it is: Palcohol is powdered …