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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2017 – According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of deadly workplace injuries have increased nationwide. With 272 fatal work injuries in 2015, Florida ranked as the state with the third-highest number of work-related deaths. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from the Bureau of Labor Statistic, 2015 saw a minimal increase in the number of fatalities across the nation. In 2015, there were 4,836 deadly work injuries in the country and 4,821 work-related deaths in 2014. The number of fatal injuries that occurred in Florida […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 – A minivan owner filed a memorandum in a proposed class action lawsuit against Chrysler and Dodge. Plaintiff Robert Tomassini alleged that the car companies sold vehicles with faulty tire valve stems. The case was filed against Chrysler Group LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in 2014. Tomassini filed the memorandum in response to Chrysler’s motion in April to exclude certain “uninjured” buyers from the proposed class of plaintiffs. In this context, the word “uninjured” refers to those minivan owners whose vehicles did not have […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2016 – The number of Florida car accidents in on the rise in 2016. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), there were 129,168 car crashes in the Sunshine State in the first four months of 2016. That is an increase from 122,192 collisions during the same period in 2015. There were 34,062 Florida car accidents in March 2016, more than any month during 2015. “There is no doubt that car accidents are on the rise,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “With more […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2016 – A recent series of wrong-way car accidents in Florida has prompted calls for improved safety. Just before the New Year, five people died in Miami-Dade when a drunk driver speeding the wrong way on I-95 struck a vehicle carrying four people. In February, a 26-year-old died traveling north in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike. In March, a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy died when a wrong-way driver collided with his squad car, and a deadly wrong-way crash occurred on I-4 in Orange County. “In the case of a wrong-way crash, it […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2016 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers is pleased to announce that its founding partner, attorney Jason Chalik, has been nominated for the Broward County Public Schools 2016 School-Based Partnership of the Year Award. Chalik & Chalik PA has had a partnership with South Plantation High School that has produced a favorable effect on the students and school community. Jason Chalik provides counsel to people who have suffered personal injury and lost loved ones because of the negligent or reckless behavior of other parties. He represents people who have sustained injuries in all […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2016 – Florida has more motorcycle fatalities than any other state, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported. Among all vehicle operators in Florida, only 7 percent are motorcyclists, but motorcycle accidents account for 19 percent of all fatal accidents. More motorcycles are expected on Florida roads than usual as thousands of riders travel to Daytona for Bike Week. “It is a fact that people on motorcycles are more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a collision,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 17, 2016 – After an increase in hit-and-run car accidents in 2014, preliminary statistics indicate that another spike in hit-and-runs took place in 2015, with more than 90,000 such accidents occurring. “Drivers need to realize that if they leave the scene of an accident, they are not only committing a crime, they may also be putting an injured person’s life at risk by delaying the emergency response,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law Offices. “When a crash takes place, it’s important to stay at the scene, call […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2016 – Traffic deaths in Florida increased in 2015, according to preliminary data. Tentative numbers from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicate that there were 2,939 highway fatalities in Florida in 2015. That is a 17.8 percent increase from 2,494 traffic deaths in 2014. “Far too many people lose their lives on Florida’s roads,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “Whenever someone is killed or injured in a car accident that results from another person’s negligence, the victim or victim’s family […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2016 – Teenage drivers and senior drivers cause more car accidents than other age groups. According to national crash data, drivers age 16 to 29 are responsible for more collisions than other age groups. The crash rate decreases with age, until the senior years are reached. There is a large increase in the fatal crash rate for the 70 to 74 age group, and the crash rate peaks for drivers age 85 and older. “Drivers of any age need to take precautions to stay safe on the road,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2015 – Parents of teenagers may worry more about alcohol, drugs or bullying, but the greatest threat to the safety of teens is the automobile. According to government statistics, 71 Florida teenagers were killed in car accidents last year. The National Safety Council said that the first year of driving and first thousand miles driven are the deadliest time in the life of a teenager. “Teenage drivers are inexperienced and may not have a proper understanding of the dangers they face when they are behind the wheel,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2015 – The Sunshine State ranks among the most hazardous states in the country for car accidents, as well as boat, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. “Unfortunately, our state has a high rate of accidents leading to serious injury or even death,” said Jason Chalik, a car accident attorney with Chalik Law Offices. “When those injuries are the result of another’s negligence, the injured party has the right to seek compensation.” According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2013 there were 2,407 deaths in Florida from 2,228 fatal crashes. That is […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2015 – In the first half of 2015, fatal car accidents have surged dramatically. According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities rose 14 percent in the first six months of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. In 2014, 32,675 people died in car accidents, and the safety council said that if the current pace continues, the U.S. could exceed 40,000 traffic fatalities this year, for the first time in eight years. The increase in roadway deaths comes at a time when traffic safety has actually advanced considerably. Experts say that […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2015 – Texting while driving is deadly. That is the message Florida law enforcement officials and other experts are trying to send. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving was the cause of 18 percent of all crashes nationwide in 2012, causing 3,328 deaths and 421,000 injuries. Texting while driving is one of the worst types of distractions, creating a crash risk 23 times greater than normal. “Distracted driving kills,” said Jason Chalik, a prominent Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “We […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2015 – There has been an alarming rise in hit and run collisions in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were an estimated 80,000 hit and run accidents in 2014. South Florida is leading the surge in these deadly accidents, with 17,480 hit and run crashes in Miami-Dade County, and 9,749 in Broward County. “Drivers who leave the scene of an accident are only making a bad situation worse,” said Jason Chalik, a prominent Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. “Now, they may face criminal charges as […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2015 – Safety advocates are calling for electronic scanning of automobile tires as a way to ensure that recalled tires are actually taken off the road and off of store shelves. According to estimates from federal regulators, between 62 and 80 percent of recalled tires are not actually taken out of circulation. “There is no question that the tire recall system needs improvement,” said Jason Chalik, a prominent Florida personal injury attorney with Chalik & Chalik Law OFfices. “When defective tires under a recall continue to be sold, drivers are at risk of […]


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