Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016 likely due to drivers and walkers distracted by electronic devices

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year— the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Florida’s bike death rate highest in nation

The news for Florida in a comprehensive new report on bicyclist deaths is dismal, leaving those who toil at the problem asking themselves whether to blame the roads or the people using them.

The report released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state in the nation — 0.57 per 100,000 people, more than double the nationwide rate of 0.23 per 100,000.

Driving While Tired Increases Your Chances of Getting in an Accident

You probably know from personal experience that it’s difficult to stay alert behind the wheel when you are tired. New research shows for every hour of sleep you lose,

Think Before You Post

We have all heard the infamous words “You have the right to remain silent – anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”. We equate that to being arrested. Well we also need to stop and think before we post to social media.

Are You Ready for the Upcoming Significant Changes to Overtime Regulations?

Beginning in December 2016, millions more employees will become eligible for overtime pay. As a result, employers need to start preparing for the changes now. On December 1, 2016, significant changes to overtime regulations, known as the Final Rule, will become effective by the Department of Labor’s recent revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act. These revisions impact overtime payments to your exempt employees under the executive, administrative or professional category, as well as highly compensated employees.

Leaders United

If ‘friends’ can see Facebook photos, so can opposing counsel

“Just because you set your Facebook privacy setting to allow only “friends” to see your photos doesn’t mean they won’t wind up as Exhibit A in court.”

When driver-less vehicles collide: who’s responsible?

The time is fast approaching when cars will drive themselves. Who will be responsible if a collision happens?
Bloomberg examines this complicated legal question.

Crary Buchanan recognized as Business of Character

United Way of Martin County’s CHARACTER COUNTS! program, in partnership with Martin Health System and the Business Development Board of Martin County, recently honored Crary Buchanan, Attorneys at Law, with the fifth annual Business of Character Award.

1st Annual Martin County Estate Planning Council Symposium

Crary Buchanan is a proud Sponsor of the 1st Annual Martin County Estate Planning Council Symposium