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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over the holidays in 2014, from November through December, an astonishing 14,500 people were injured and 12 people died as a result of some mishap with holiday decorations. That breaks down to an average of 240 injuries in the U.S. every single day – on things that are intended to bring great joy. Christmaslights

Some of the most common holiday-related injuries included:

  • Falls
  • Lacerations
  • Back strains
  • Ingestion of foreign objects
  • Burns

West Palm product liability attorneys know that these are preventable injuries and deaths. Sometimes, they occur due to the carelessness of the victim. But often, certain products may be defective or dangerous as designed. In other cases, property owners fail to take all appropriate and reasonable measures to ensure guests, patrons and tenants are safe from foreseeable harms.

There are perhaps no two modes of transportation more mismatched in a crash than a large truck and a bicycle. That’s why so many truck vs. bicycle accidents turn fatal. bicyclist7

These large trucks – 18-wheelers, box trucks, dump trucks and garbage trucks – make up a small fraction of vehicles on the road. And yet, they involve a disproportionate number of accidents that kill both bicyclists and pedestrians.

The problem is worse in larger cities, like West Palm Beach, where there are a growing number of cyclists and generally more pedestrians than in rural areas or highways.

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