Remember to be Aware of Motorcycles on the Road

A video has recently surfaced on the internet showing Florida State’s tight end Nick O’Leary getting in a motorcycle accident back in May. Apparently, a city bus stopped right in front of where the accident happened caught it on tape, because some city buses are equipped with cameras. The video shows O’Leary driving up the… Read More

NHTSA Reminds Drivers of Unsafe Tire Inflation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a reminder to motorists to check their tire pressure to avoid car accidents this summer. Of course, you should be checking your tire pressure throughout the year, not just in the summer. Properly inflated tires reduce your risk of a tire blowout. A blowout could cause you… Read More

Certain da Vinci Robots improperly Tested

The FDA has said Intuitive Surgical Inc., the company that makes the da Vinci surgical robot system, told its customers that 30 of the devices related to the robot may not have been properly tested. Improper testing is a common cause of product liability claims and certain medical malpractice claims. The FDA says there is… Read More

Florida bans Texting while Driving

A little less than one month ago, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law banning texting while driving. The ban extends to emailing and instant messaging behind the wheel. Cell phone use is a common driver distraction, and can lead to car accidents. Many states in the US have taken the step of banning texting… Read More

ZAP Electric Motorcycle Importer Sued for Unsafe Brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is suing the California-based company ZAP, which imports Chinese-made electric motorcycles. The NHTSA is claiming ZAP has failed to fix unsafe brake systems in the 2008 ZAP Xebra three-wheeled motorcycle. Brakes need to work properly and efficiently to prevent serious motorcycle accidents. In the lawsuit filed last month in… Read More

Medical Errors in FL: Leapfrog Releases latest Hospital Grades

More than a third of Florida hospitals received an A grade from the latest grades released by the nonprofit Leapfrog, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Leapfrog advocates for safer healthcare, seeking transparency and prevention of things like medical errors and medical malpractice. Thirty-seven percent of Florida hospitals received an A grade from Leapfrog. Orlando Regional… Read More

May is Bike Month: How to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

May is National Bike Month, according to the League of American Bicyclists. Traveling by bicycle can be a fun recreational activity and good for your health. Though there are many benefits to biking, we still live in a motor vehicle-oriented nation. You should take some precautions to protect yourself and avoid a car accident while… Read More

US DOT Recommends Guidelines to Minimize Distractions

The US Department of Transportation has released voluntary guidelines that recommend ways for automakers to limit driver distractions built into their vehicles and prevent car accidents caused by these distractions. Today’s vehicles have built-in electronic devices that can be a source of driver distraction. Such devices include navigation systems, as well as entertainment and communication… Read More