Liability claims for dog bites total $479 million in 2011

Dog Bites claims According to a study conducted by the Insurance Information Institute, dog bite liability claims totaled $479 million in 2011. This sum accounted for roughly one-third of all homeowner liability claims in 2011, possibly due to the rising cost of medical care and the amount awarded to the victim by a jury. Another factor may include the popularity …

Potential airbag defect reported in Hyundai Elantra

Potential airbag defect reported in Hyundai Elantra The owner of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra filed a complaint in regards to the airbag deployment for that car model. The complaint was filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the beginning of the month. The man claims that when his driver’s side airbag deployed during an accident, a piece …

Banzai inflatable slides recalled after woman’s death

Banzai inflatable slides recalled after woman’s death An inflatable water slide caused a 29-year-old woman’s death along with other people’s injuries. It has since been recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled approximately 21,000 Banzai inflatable water slides after a thorough investigation into the slides’ defects. The investigation revealed that the large water slide is not sturdy, and it …

Police preparing for Cinco de Mayo with DUI checkpoints

Police preparing for Cinco de Mayo with DUI checkpoints Police in cities around the country are anticipating an influx of drunk drivers this Saturday due to Cinco de Mayo celebrations. As the date falls on a weekend, more people will be able to participate in the festivities that are associated with this holiday, including the consumption of alcohol. There will …

Former NFLer, Ray Easterling, found dead in home, concussion lawsuit against NFL may now change

Ray Easterling, found dead in home Ray Easterling, former NFL football player who was involved in the concussion lawsuit against the football league, was found dead in his home last week after suffering from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Easterling is one of six former NFL players that were involved in a lawsuit stating that the organization’s …

Fort Lauderdale sees drop in unemployment rate

Drop in the unemployment rate Broward County in Florida has seen a large decline in its unemployment rate, with the month of March recording only 7.5 percent of residents being jobless. This is the lowest rate for the county since 2008 when the rate of unemployed individuals hit 6.8 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that Florida has included …

Driving on Tax Day could cost you your life

Tax day traffic fatalities Filing taxes can be a complicated process plagued by stress and looming deadlines. In the United States, tax day usually falls on April 15. This year, that day is a Sunday, so the IRS has moved the official deadline for filing tax returns to April 17. For people who hand-file their tax returns, driving on the …

Drunk driving may be reason for fatal Ft. Lauderdale accident

Drunk driving may be reason for fatal Ft. Lauderdale accident Last month in Florida, a freak car accident brought destruction to a blissfully married couple. A 26-year-old woman and her husband were on a church retreat, and were outside at a pool cabana when a vehicle plowed into the area. The woman, who was seven months pregnant, was hit by …

California woman receives $22 million from malpractice lawsuit

California malpractice lawsuit In 2006, a woman entered the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California in order to seek treatment for her chronic migraines. She had been a patient for several years, and only underwent non-invasive procedures. Doctors decided to perform an angiogram on the woman. The patient was unaware of the risks associated with this procedure, and was also …

Florida car accidents kill 10 in one day

10 die in one day Ten people and an unborn child lost their lives in several car accidents throughout South Florida in the span of one day. The accidents happened between Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. The car accident that had the most fatalities occurred on the Gratigny Expressway and was caused by a head-on collision. Four people …