Trucking companies and truck drivers are bound by a variety of safety rules and regulations aimed at preventing truck accidents. Among these rules and regulations are those covering hours-of-service. Hours of service regulations cover a variety of points, but generally identify how long truckers can remain behind the wheel, how many hours can be logged in a work week, and the frequency and length of rest breaks.
An out-of-state woman recently filed a lawsuit against Dollar Tree Store Inc. in connection with a slip and fall that occurred last October. The accident, according to the complaint, occurred when the woman stepped in a puddle of water that was leaking from a refrigerator inside the store. As a result of her fall, she allegedly suffered injury to her ankle and knee.
Readers may or may not have heard that April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Although the month of April is over, it is worth repeating that the purpose of the campaign is obviously to further public education on the dangers of taking one's attention off the task of driving. Here's one good reason to avoid distracted driving: almost 39,000 accidents were caused in the state of Florida in 2013 because of distracted driving. Those crashes resulted in over 33,000 injuries and 201 deaths.