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If you have been injured by the negligence of another, contact Jodat Law Group, P.A. and you will have direct communication with a personal injury lawyer. Attorneys at Jodat Law Group, P.A. will evaluate your case, not an investigator, not a paralegal, not a legal secretary, but the attorney.
The experienced and knowledgeable injury attorneys and staff at Jodat Law Group, P.A. will address your specific needs on an individual basis. Jodat Law Group, P.A. will consider your interests as top priority in negotiations with insurance companies.
Car Accident Attorney
According to NHTSA, deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 2 through 33 years old. In 2012, 33,561 people were killed in the estimated 5,615,000 police reported motor vehicle traffic crashes, 2,362,000 people were injured, and 3,950,000 crashes involved property damage only.
Vehicle occupants accounted for 68 percent and motorcylists accounted for 15 percent of traffic fatalities in 2012. The remaining 17 percent were pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other non-occupants. In 2012 there were 14,792 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes. NHTSA estimates that alcohol was involved in 47 percent of fatal crashes in 2012. Alcohol and speeding are clearly a deadly combination.
The 4,612 motorcyclist fatalities in 2011 accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year. An additional 81,000 motorcyclists were injured.
Per vehicle mile traveled in 2011, motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and 6 times as likely to be injured.
In 2012, 76,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,743 were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, representing 3 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes and 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a motor vehicle crash every 120 minutes, and one is injured every 7 minutes.
In 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in traffic crashes. Pedalcyclists made up 2 percent of all traffic fatalities and 2 percent of all the people injured in traffic crashes during the year.
Approximately 35 percent of American households own dogs and the US dog population is over 50 million.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta ("CDC”) has reported that dogs bite about 2% of the U.S. population or almost 5 million people every year. One out of every 6 bites requires medical attention. From 1979 to 1996, more than 300 people in the U.S. died from dog attacks. Most dog attacks occur in the home and the majority of the attacking dogs belong to an acquaintance.
Under Florida law, a person who lawfully enters upon a premises is owed certain duties. The duty of care owed to such person is threefold. The possessor of the premises must use ordinary care in keeping the premises in a reasonably safe condition and correct any dangerous conditions of which the owner knows or should reasonably have known about, as well as giving timely notice of latent or concealed perils that are known or should have been known to the owner or possessor.
Safety code and statute violations may apply in a case. In this regard, Florida Statute, Section 83.51(1)(a) requires an owner or occupier to comply with all applicable codes concerning their property, and that proof of a code violation represents prima facie evidence of negligence. Holland v. Baquette, Inc., 540 So.2d 197 (Fla. 3d DCA 1989) and The Grand Union Company v. Rocker, 454 So.2d 14 (Fla. 3d DCA 1984).
When a resident is abused or neglected in a nursing home that is nursing home negligence. This negligence results in deaths, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration and decubitus ulcers
The nursing home industry is a multi-billion dollar business and efficiency and profitability have sometimes taken priority over proper care. Federal and state governments have introduced legislation to protect residents of nursing homes.
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