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Florida personal injury: Accident injuries 2, kills 1 in Florida

Most people are aware of the potential of being injured in a car accident while traveling on Florida roads. As a result, the majority of drivers take precautions in an attempt to avoid being involved in such an incident. Unfortunately, even the safest drivers are sometimes unable to avoid the negligent acts of others. The victims of a recent crash -- including the surviving family members of a deceased woman -- may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal injury damages rules are needed for self-driving cars

Florida is one of the most lenient states regarding the regulation of self-driving cars being tested on public highways. The state allows companies to conduct testing without a safety person inside and without having to even report an accident. The issue of strengthening the law arose recently after an autonomous car hit and killed a pedestrian in another state. The incident should remind state officials and private companies that the issue of personal injury and wrongful death damages must be addressed within a state's legal framework prior to approving the use of self-driving vehicles.

2 dead, 1 with serious personal injury after rear-end collision

Another gruesome fatal accident occurred recently at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It started in the westbound lane of State Road 100 in Bunnell where a pickup truck was stopped while waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 35. A car traveling in the westbound lane could not stop in time and crashed into the rear of the pickup, sending it into the oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane where an oncoming pickup truck crashed into it. Death and personal injury ensued as two occupants in the rear-ended pickup were ejected and died, and a third occupant was hospitalized with serious injuries, per the authorities.

Nursing home may be liable for personal injury, death to resident

Florida's climate and natural resources make it a haven for retirees and senior citizens. The state also has many nursing care facilities and medical assets to care for incapacitated elderly persons. Like in all states, however, a problem exists regarding nursing homes that fail to provide adequate care for their residents. When personal injury occurs to a resident due to staff negligence or abuse, the nursing home will likely be liable for economic damages to the resident or to a deceased resident's estate.

Personal injury and death damages fall on driver's employer

Pedestrian injuries and deaths in car and truck accidents continue to be a significant problem in Florida and nationwide. Many drivers do not pay sufficient attention to the presence of pedestrians on the roadways and even when they are crossing in a crosswalk, thus causing a tragic toll of personal injury and death. Recently, the Highway Patrol reported the death of a 73-year-old man who was walking his dog when a garbage truck backed into him and ran him over.

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