Accident and Injury News July
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we want to make sure everyone knows that we are attorneys for all. We ARE LGBTQ+ friendly car accident attorneys. No matter what race, religion, or sexual identity/preference, we treat all our clients the same: with respect. Read more here.
This is probably the best story of the month. 80 strangers in Panama City worked together to create a human chain and rescue a family that got taken out by a strong current. This display of kindness and humanity has been resonating with many around the world. Everyone was brought back to shore safely. Read the story here.
Judge Frank Caprio in Rhode Island let the son of a defendant in for a traffic violation help with the ruling. He told the little boy he had three choices, “I can fine him $90, $30 or nothing. What do you think?” The little boy responded with a quick $30, making the courtroom laugh. Watch the story here to see the real outcome!
In an analysis by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in 3% higher overall collision claim frequency than would have been expected without the legalization. This is the first time HLDI has done a report on how the legalization of the drug has affected crashes reported to insurers. More about this study and it’s effects here.
A 3-year-old in Tampa is in a partial body cast after being injured at a trampoline park. Colton Hill broke his thigh bone last month jumping on a trampoline that the indoor park promote for toddlers to use. An orthopedic surgeon told them the repetitive pressure from jumping may have caused the fracture. According to WFLA, the pediatrics group warned last year that emergency-room visits from trampoline parks users have soared from 581 in 2010 to 6,932 in 2014 as the popularity of the facilities has grown. Read more here.