Don’t Drink and Drive During the Holiday Season!

Throughout the United States, someone is hurt every two minutes – and someone dies every half hour – as a result of an alcohol-related accident. During the Holiday Season, the odds for drinking and driving accidents increase exponentially. The concept that just a couple of drinks are not a big deal is a myth: according to a University of California San Diego research study, people driving even with a blood level alcohol as little as 0.01% in their system are at risk of being involved in accidents that may cause injuries which are much more severe than in those accidents where alcohol is not involved. This lead the researchers to conclude that there is no level of alcohol that can be considered safe for driving a motor vehicle. So do yourself (and your loved ones) a favor this Holiday Season – if you drink, don’t drive. That advice is good not just for this holiday season, but for the entire year! If you suffer injuries in an accident due to a negligent driver’s drinking and driving, call Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., Your Accident Experts at…Read More

Talking Or Texting While Driving Is Dangerous

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, found that motorists who talk on cell phones while driving made more driving errors compared to drivers who were not engaged in phone conversations. The study revealed that these motorists were found to be much more likely to make common driving errors, including improper lane changes, driving at excessive speeds and suddenly crossing center lines. The researchers found that, even if a person is using a hands-free cell phone, there’s still an increase in brain activity and a jump in cardiac rate. Even if the conversation was not emotional in nature, the study revealed that there were definitely changes in the person’s emotional reaction to the conversation, resulting in an increase in the number of driving errors made – almost all of the participants in the test groups made some sort of driving error as a result of the conversation. If you have been involved in an automobile accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to money damages. Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., has over three decades of experience…Read More

Top Six Most Common Slip-And-Fall Hazards

It can happen when you’re taking a walk around the neighborhood, shopping the aisles in your local grocery store, or socializing with friends and family at a backyard barbecue: slipping, falling, and getting injured. Each year, over one million people require medical treatment due to a slip-and-fall incident, and roughly 30 percent of those people sustain severe injuries. This can lead to the need for surgeries, lost wages from time off work, growing medical bills, and in some cases, permanent injury. If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Florida, your first step should be to contact a Florida slip-and-fall accident attorney who can carefully evaluate your case and strategize the best means for maximizing your recovery. This will involve determining how the fall occurred, what sort of injury you’ve sustained, what type of short and long-term medical treatment or therapy you’ll need, and the degree of negligence attributable to the at-fault party. Your attorney should start with the basics: what caused you to fall? The following are the top six most common causes: Slippery floors A drop of oil, a recently-mopped floor, a…Read More

Avoid The Three C’s.

Update From The City Of Fort Lauderdale On The Coronavirus (COVID-19) The City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of Health remind everyone to protect themselves and others by avoiding the Three Cs: Closed Spaces, Crowded Places, and Close-Contact Settings and by wearing a facial covering in public: Closed Spaces: Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air. Crowded Places: Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person. Close-Contact Settings: Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six feet from others. In addition to avoiding the three Cs and wearing facial coverings in all public spaces, individuals should continue to practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from others; stay home when sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; clean and disinfect countertops and frequently used surfaces often; and wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol). For additional prevention tips, visit More

Uninsured Drivers And Auto Accidents In Florida: Your Legal Remedies

Having auto insurance isn’t a choice in Florida; it’s a requirement. Personal injury protection (PIP) in the amount of $10,000, as well as property damage liability (PDL) in the amount of $10,000 is required under Florida law. In addition to driver’s license suspension or revocation, a driver who is found without the proper amount of auto insurance could find themselves in criminal court. Despite all of this, one thing remains true: approximately 23 percent of Florida drivers are uninsured, according to the Insurance Research Council. This is the fifth highest percentage of uninsured drivers in the entire country. What does this mean for you? It means that your first priority should be to learn how to protect yourself in the event that you become the victim of an accident caused by an uninsured driver. Is The At-Fault Party Suable? An auto accident can completely derail your life, especially if you can’t find a way to obtain compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured as the result of someone else’s negligence. Under these circumstances, most people wonder…Read More

The Three “Ds” Of The Insurance Industry: Delay, Deny, Defend

U.S. insurance companies rake in billions of dollars in profits every year. How does the insurance industry make so much money? Unfortunately, many insurance companies – even the most well known and well respected – engage in dirty tricks and unethical behavior to boost their profits. Some of the most common tactics can be referred to as the three Ds: Delay, Deny, and Defend. Every dollar not paid out on a claim is a dollar that goes to the insurer’s bottom line. Delays The first D is delay. A claim is made and the demands begin: You need to fill out a form, you did not fill out the form correctly, you need to fill out another form, your claim is too late, your claim is not covered back and forth, back and forth. Meanwhile, the benefits that the insurer is supposed to payout remain in its pocket, inflating its profits. The hope is that the more difficult the insurer makes it to collect and the longer the delay, the more likely it is that a person with a legitimate claim will give up and drop…Read More

Brake Failure Can Be Frightening

We all take our brakes for granted and the fact is that stopping a vehicle is much more important than starting it. To try and avoid brake failure you should have your brakes checked every time you have your car or truck serviced. Your mechanic will be able to recommend any brake maintenance necessary to keep your car’s brakes working properly. What Happens If Your Brakes Do Fail? Total brake failure can be a terrifying and dangerous experience. Brake failure is another important reason to always wear your seat belt and to make sure your passengers do the same. Remaining calm is the first and most important step in all emergency situations and if brake failure happens these are some steps you can take: Take evasive actions if you are in traffic to avoid hitting other vehicles or pedestrians. Try pumping the brakes. If your car has an automatic transmission shift into low gear. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, downshift into a lower gear. Depress the emergency brake. Pull onto the side of the road watching out for traffic until the car comes…Read More

Food Distribution Finder

From: Broward County, Together4Broward is a taskforce of Broward service organizations collaborating during these extraordinary times to ensure our Broward community has access to critical resources, of which our first priority is nutritious food. Use the map below to find a food distribution site near you. More

Reopening Requires Facial Covering And Social Distancing

From: Broward County, Broward County’s Phase 1 reopening to include beaches, commercial gyms and fitness centers, hotels and other commercial lodging, with restrictions. Guidance for each type of establishment that is allowed to reopen is detailed in a series of 14 attachments. Businesses and residents continue to be responsible for adherence to social distancing, facial covering and sanitation requirements. More…. More

What Is Social Distancing?

From: CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people Do not gather in groups Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world. More

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