Self-Driving Cars: Safer or Riskier Than Traditional Cars?

According to industry projections from BI Intelligence, semi-autonomous and completely autonomous vehicles will account for 10 million vehicles on roadways in 2020. Championed to reduce accidents and improve transportation experiences, self-driving cars seem to be the answer to roadway woes. However, recent accidents involving self-driving cars show another side to the story. Concept vs. Reality… read more

Air Toxins May Shorten Your Lifespan – What You Should Know

Some industrial facilities release more toxins and greenhouse gas emissions into the air than others. Scientists call them “super polluters,” and these facilities contribute to environmental pollution and adverse health effects. Those who live near super polluters may experience higher rates of cancer, chronic illness, and death. Super Polluters Release High Concentrations of Toxins Every… read more

Stay Safe While Driving in the Rain

In Miami, drivers deal with extensive rainfall every year. From mild sprinkles to full shower deluges, the onset of rain completely changes driving conditions. When the forecasters predict increased chances of rain, use safe driving skills to protect yourself from an accident. Rain Increases Driving Risks Precipitation directly affects visibility and roadway friction. Combined with… read more

Explaining Florida’s Changes to Medicare for 2017

Change is in the air for Floridians, who may have to deal with significant Medicare reform in the next few months. While updates in the past have only led to subtle changes in the state’s Medicare coverage – most of which were beneficial to citizens – a new major reform could reduce Florida senior citizens’… read more

What to Do When Injured in Cuba (Or Another Country)

Taking a flight to Cuba from Miami is now possible for the first time in more than 50 years. Mass travel between the U.S. and Cuba reinitiated after a half-century embargo when President Obama announced a restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time since 1961. Today, people visiting family members and those… read more

Twenty Florida Towns are Drinking Toxic, Cancer-Causing Water

The Sunshine State is making headlines again and not for a positive reason. Contaminated drinking water, a public health and safety issue thrust into the spotlight by the 2000 movie Erin Brockovich, is alarming thousands of Tampa Bay residents. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently published a new study  that reveals Tampa Bay’s drinking water… read more

Florida Sees Increase in Fatal Car Crashes

Florida is notorious for large numbers of car accidents. Between heavy traffic and reckless drivers, the Sunshine State poses a significant risk of motor vehicle crashes. Major cities like Miami see incredible traffic surges during the fall and winter, when seasonal citizens and tourists visit to escape harsh Northern winters. This year, the National Safety… read more

How to Avoid a Cruise Ship Injury

Vacationing on a cruise ship is the last place you expect to suffer a serious injury. Unfortunately, personal injury accidents can occur any time, any place. The Port of Miami is one of the busiest in the nation, with over four million passengers traveling through per year. In light of the recent incident involving a… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Zika in Miami

July 29th marked the day of the first active local transmission of the Zika virus in the continental United States. This transmission occurred in Wynwood, Miami. Since the announcement, Miami residents have taken extra precautions against mosquito bites and waited for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to lift the Miami-Dade County travel… read more