Can Technology in Cars Sense a Drunk Driver?

by James Holliday, posted in Drunk Driving Accident

After being struck by a drunk driver, a U.S. Senator is proposing new legislation to install drunk driving sensors in vehicles that can sense if a driver has been drinking and to get them off the road. If passed, this initiative would require crash avoidance technology to be installed in all newly-manufactured vehicles. What Kind …


How Do Size and Weight Affect Vehicle Occupants in an Accident?

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Vehicle Accidents

While many people choose the type of vehicle they drive based on factors like fuel economy and the number of passengers they expect to carry on a regular basis, safety should also be a top consideration. The size and weight of a vehicle play a critical role in the outcome of an automobile accident. Are …


Strange Personal Injury Claims Throughout History

by James Holliday, posted in Personal Injury

There is a legal saying that goes “Anyone can sue for anything.” These people took that expression a little too literally. Strange Injury Lawsuits Throughout History Here are some of the funny lawsuits and most interesting personal injury cases real people have filed: $67 Million for Lost Pants A man took his expensive pants to …


AAA Warns of Increasing Wrong-Way Traffic Fatalities

by James Holliday, posted in Florida Auto Accident

Wrong-way car accidents have increased over recent years, according to a new study by AAA. The study pinpoints the major factors that contribute to wrong-way crashes and warns motorists of this increasing threat. What the Study Says Researchers from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety analyzed the number of wrong-way crashes and found that 2,008 such …


Study Finds About Half of Truckers Are At Risk For Sleep Apnea

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in Truck Accident Blog
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According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, almost 49% of the 20,000 commercial truck drivers who participated were at risk of obstructive sleep apnea. This dangerous condition is characterized by blockage or a repetitive collapsing of a person’s airway for ten seconds or longer while asleep. Because the …


New Study Shows “Driver Disengagement” Poses Major Safety Risks

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in Florida Auto Accident

Recent research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab has revealed a new accident risk being caused by the very modern driving aids we expect and trust to make our roads safer. They explored the possible connection between cruise control and car accidents.  What Is Driver Disengagement?  …


Can a Pharmacist Be Liable for Pharmacy Mistakes?

by James Holliday, posted in Dangerous Products

Just like doctors and nurses, pharmacists may be held accountable for malpractice if their carelessness causes preventable harm. Pharmacists have a legal responsibility to use sound professional judgment and proper care in filling prescriptions. When a pharmacist makes a preventable error due to inattention, carelessness or inexperience that causes a patient harm, the pharmacist may …


Business Interruption Insurance Claims

by James Holliday, posted in News

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted businesses across the state and around the country. With huge segments of the population forced to stay at home for an extended period except for essential shopping, many non-essential businesses are facing a crisis. If you own a business and you need immediate financial relief, you know this feeling …


300+ Nursing Home Facilities in Florida Have Cases of COVID-19

by Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, posted in News

More than 300 nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout Florida have patients or staff who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a list released recently by the state. Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to the deadly COVID-19, so it is crucial that these facilities take proper precautions to protect residents and …


Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers.

by James Holliday, posted in News

Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers. We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live our lives to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm we …


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