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Are truckers most at risk when they aren't even on the road?

If you're a trucker, you already know that the open road is a dangerous place to be. However, the biggest risk to your health and well-being might actually be when the truck is stopped to load or unload. This is what you need to know.

The loading dock can be a fatal area

Who is responsible for Halloween party accidents?

Halloween is one of those holidays that manages to transcend age groups -- there are plenty of parties for kids, teens, college students and adults to attend, each with their own unique feature.

However, they all share at least one other feature (aside from candy treats): The hosts of those parties have a certain responsibility to make sure that the premises are reasonably safe for their guests. That's a basic part of personal injury law known as premises liability.

Study: Dehydrated drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers

There are several types of dangerous drivers rolling down the streets of Ocala. Distracted drivers and speeding drivers cause many car accidents, but perhaps no one is more dangerous and more likely to cause a crash resulting in serious injuries than the drunken driver.

According to researchers at England’s Loughborough University and at the European Hydration Institute, dehydrated drivers can be just as dangerous to other motorists as drivers with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content. It should be noted that if you have that level of alcohol in your system, you can be arrested in Florida for drunk driving.

Even if your phone is off, you still may be distracted

There have been a number of safety campaigns in recent years to combat distracted driving. Rightfully so—there were nearly 3,500 deaths as a result of distracted driving in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It’s been found that distracted driving is playing a role in the majority of car accidents. 52% of accidents involve someone who was distracted by their phone. When thinking about distracted driving, many people first think of texting and driving. It turns out you could be distracted by your phone even if you aren’t using it.

Determining negligence after a swimming pool accident

Even though summertime is waning, an afternoon spent swimming is still a great way to beat the heat. While time spent at the pool can be fun-filled, it is important to be safe and remember that swimming carries the risk of injury.

Swimming accidents can cause injuries or, in more serious instances, fatalities. Some of these accidents may have been unavoidable. In other instances, the pool owner’s negligence may have contributed to the accident. If the owner had taken the appropriate precautions, the accident may not have occurred.

Florida named 9th most dangerous state

A recent survey from WalletHub analyzed just how safe every state is. For Florida residents, the numbers are sobering.

Florida was ranked 42nd in total safety based on the survey’s methodology. This ranking was based on 37 different safety indicators that can be grouped into five primary categories.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Justice Association
  • The Florida Bar 1950
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite
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