It’s no secret that NASCAR racing is a dangerous sport. The racing legend Dale Earnhardt was killed in 2001 during the Daytona 500, and many other drivers have been severely injured when their cars erupted into flames or crashed head-on into the unforgiving walls of the racetrack. But there is also an element of safety to consider for the spectators who pay money to watch NASCAR in action. They don’t have helmets or flame-retardant suits like the drivers, yet many of them are allowed to sit very close to the racetrack and they trust the architects of the stadium to keep them out of harm’s way. Read More
When Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident last year, it sent shockwaves through his Florida community. Not only did the Marlins lose a beloved pitcher, but the athlete left behind his girlfriend who was pregnant with his daughter. In the months following the crash, experts could not definitively identify what had caused the boat to crash, but it was revealed that Fernandez and another passenger both had alcohol and cocaine in their systems. Read More
Catania and Catania, a team of attorneys in Tampa, Florida, has announced the launch of a new website design during their celebration of 25 years in business serving the Tampa area.
Catania & Catania, P.A. has served the Tampa, Florida area since 1992 with the core mission of obtaining every injured client the best recovery and compensation possible. With a distinguished record of winning high awards and settlements on behalf of their clients, Catania & Catania is also proud to now offer an unrivaled online experience with a brand new website design. Read More
Commercial air travel is considered relatively safe, and the large crashes that occur are part of the exception, not the rule. Despite this, flying in an airplane does come with the inherent risk of becoming involved in a catastrophic or fatal crash. Passengers who have personally suffered injuries in a plane crash or who have lost loved ones due to an aviation crash have the legal right to pursue litigation that earns them compensation for their pain and suffering. If an unexpected and tragic airplane crash has impacted your own life in some way, here is what you should know about your path to litigation. Read More
Social security is, and will continue to be, a hot button topic in politics. Established in 1935 and signed into law by President Roosevelt, Social Security was originally created as a social insurance program to pay retired workers age 65 or older. In the more than 80 years since then, Social Security has experienced a significant evolution and is now a major source of disability compensation as well as retirement income. Each year, the government adjusts the rules governing Social Security in an effort to make it most effective. These 2017 Social Security changes are important for all Americans to understand. Read More
Motorcycle riding has come to symbolize freedom, spirit, and comradery. As a favorite American pastime, it is also unfortunately a dangerous hobby that results in injury and death all too frequently. It is important for all motorcycle riders to understand their most significant vulnerabilities on the road and obtain insurance policies that will more than adequately cover any unexpected expenses. Read More
Miami Marlins fans were stunned last September when the death of the team’s star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, was announced suddenly after he and two friends were killed in a boat crash at Miami Beach. Now, the families of Fernandez’s two friends are suing his estate on the grounds of negligence and personal injury.
The Details of the Crash
The story of Fernandez’s boat crash has hit headlines around the country. The boat hit a jetty close to Miami Beach sometime after midnight, and Fernandez suffered blunt force injuries to his head and torso, as well as skull and jaw fractures. Furthermore, the Medical Examiner found that Fernandez was legally drunk with cocaine in his system. His two friends, Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero, also died in the crash. It is still not clear who was piloting the boat when it crashed. Fernandez was a beloved figure on and off the field, and his death unsettled the Miami community. Read More
Florida’s compensation system has been undergoing many changes in the past few years. The most notable adjustment has been the higher insurance rates, now up beyond 14 percent after a recent Florida Supreme Court decision. While businesses and the Florida Chamber of Commerce are struggling to find a solution, senators warn that rates cannot be decreased without cutting health benefits, something they are unwilling to do. Read More
Since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed The Social Security Act so many decades ago, Social Security has become a bedrock feature of the American financial system. In addition to keeping millions of Americans out of poverty, it has also inspired deep political and economical debates. In general, Social Security is a federal program that provides financial support in specific situations, such as retirement income, disability income, health care for those below the poverty line, and death and survivorship benefits. As one of the largest government programs across the globe, it is unimaginably complex and often surprising. Read More
While many Florida congressmen are fighting to either ban or continue instituting red-light cameras through the state, others are focusing on an initiative to reinforce Florida’s motorcycle helmet law. Florida used to require riders to use helmets, but the law was repealed back in 2000. Today, drivers over 21 with at least $10,000 of medical coverage on their insurance policies are not required by law to wear helmets. Read More