From the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf Coast, Florida boasts 1,350 miles of pristine coastline. In addition, it’s home to over 4,300 miles of lakes, swamps, and reservoirs. It is truly a boaters paradise, which is why there were nearly 1 million registered boat owners in Florida in 2017. Unfortunately, more boaters mean more boating accidents.
According to the Palm Beach Post, a nursing home abuse lawsuit was recently filed against Lakeside Health Center for errors in supervision that led to the death of a 98-year-old woman. Last May, Eva Mae Rhodes was brought into St. Mary’s Medical Center with a core temperature of 103.2, heat stroke, severe dehydration, and second degree burns on a large portion of her body.
Being under insured can have devastating effects after a car accident. A good rule of thumb is to review your car insurance policy regularly to ensure you have adequate coverage in the event the unthinkable occurs.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of death in children in the United States. In 2015 alone, 663 children 12 and under were killed in car crashes. Of those cases where the facts were known, a full 35 % of those children were not protected by a restraint of some kind.
Many people are well aware of the fact that they can get compensation if they get into a car accident. They may also research articles about how they can get compensation. However, some people do not know that they can use the driver if they are the passenger and are hurt in the accident.
Driver’s Duty of Care to Passenger