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Factors that lead to personal watercraft accidents

We have all heard about jet skis, the water vehicles you can rent while on vacation or buy for your own personal use. The popularity of personal watercraft (PWC) is increasing in Florida and other states with beautiful beaches. Though it’s a thrill to ride the waves, PWC can be just as dangerous as cars. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there was 671 PWC accidents in Florida in 2015 – 52 deaths.

If operators and passengers are not following the "rules of the road" while out on the water, accidents can happen. Accidents on the water can happen for a variety of reasons, but it is important to be aware of the common causes of PWC accidents.

How to practice boat safety

With the rise in temperatures, many people are anxious to get their boats back on the water. In Florida, we are lucky to have so many bodies of water to enjoy boating activities.

However, accidents can happen out on the water. Three common types of boating accidents are when one of your passengers falls off the boat, your boat overturns or your boat strikes another boat or object. To prevent tragedy, you should practice proper safety procedures.

Ouch! Most common dogs ranked for bite injuries

Our furry, four-legged friends may turn into enemies when they snap and attack unexpectedly. It can happen at a moment’s notice and injuries could lead to surgeries, temporary loss of mobility, trauma and more. Unfortunately, small children are at the highest risk of getting badly injured by a dog bite. It can be devastating to try and recover trust in an animal that has caused physical and emotional pain.

You and your loved ones deserve to be prepared to handle matters should a dog bite happen. This means keeping an account of any medical costs associated with the injury and taking plenty of pictures and witness statements if moving forward with legal action.

4 delayed injuries that can surprise accident victims

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, many details demand attention. You will have to file a claim with insurance, get your car fixed and you might have to take a day or two off work. Once everything is under control, you can be relieved to put the incident behind you.

However, that can be very difficult to do if you start noticing signs of injuries days or even weeks later. These are delayed injuries, and they have the potential to be very serious. Below, we look at four types of delayed injuries that accident victims often suffer.

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