South Florida roads are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, unlicensed and inattentive drivers, speeders, intoxicated drivers, and of course drivers allowing improperly secured cargo to spill out onto the highways are all realities out there that safe drivers face on all roadways.
South Florida is full of airplanes. Just looking up we see jumbo jets, single engine recreational planes, and personal helicopters. As the “Gateway to Latin America” numerous international carriers maintain commercial and cargo operations here. South Florida skies are busy with flights twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Water is part of the South Florida lifestyle. We Floridians love our boats. Whether taking a week long cruise out of Port Everglades, doing a day trip to the Keys aboard a yacht, or simply powering a jet ski on the Intracoastal, we love to be on the water. Unfortunately, with recreational boating there are numerous dangers.
Although in recent years commercial and residential construction has declined as a result of the bust of the real estate market, this has obviously not stopped new construction. In fact, because some of the larger and more well-known construction companies have chosen not to get involved in the financially-riskier projects, lower end outfits of general contractors and sub-contractors have seen opportunities flourish.
We all love our dogs. They provide us companionship, loyalty, and protection. Dogs truly are man’s best friend. Although there are many different breeds and each breed has its own peculiar habits and disposition, dog owners must be vigilant in their management and supervision of their animals. Veterinarians, dog trainers, and the Humane Society of Broward County all recommend that owners use common sense methods of securing their animals to prevent dog bites.
For profit insurance companies are in the business of making money. They do not exist for any other reason. What truly upsets many victims is how insensitive and disinterested the powerful insurance companies seem to be when it comes to the filing of an individual claim. Whether it is disability, health, homeowners, or life insurance, any claim denial is extremely personal to the victim. While each type of insurance policy has its own unique issues concerning coverage and liability, many times denials are based upon application errors and inconsistency in the underwriting process.
One who makes his or her living working at sea is generally known in the industry as a “seaman”. To be legally classified as a “seaman” one’s job activity must be substantially connected to the work of the vessel in both the nature and the duration of the vessel’s mission. The vessel must be “in navigation”. A vessel “in navigation” is one that is operating on waters which are capable of supporting interstate commerce.