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Hit by a Negligent Driver While Barhopping on NYE? Fight Back

For those who go out to the bars, New Year’s Eve is typically one big mess. It can be a fun mess, but it’s still a mess – people trying to connect with their friends or find that special someone before midnight, drivers acting frustrated and crazy, and everywhere you go you face crowds, crowds, crowds. Living in a warm state like Florida gives you an advantage in this regard: if one place is super busy, you and your friends don’t have to drive to have fun – just walk to the next bar down the street!
 
Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Some just can’t leave their cars behind – even if they have been drinking.…

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Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Accidents

 
Every year, thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries from slip and fall accidents. Though these injuries are not always somebody’s fault, sometimes the slip and fall is directly related to the negligence of the property owner, or his or her employees.
 
While it’s true that it’s our responsibility to watch where we step, it’s also true that the owner has a responsibility to keep the premises of their property safe for visitors. Whether it’s a fall from an uneven stair case, a slippery spill on the ground, or a rough patch of floor, when the owner of a property fails to take reasonable steps to prevent injuries, they may be liable for any damages.…

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How to Prevent Accidents and Injuries on the Water

 
If you live in Florida, it’s almost a guarantee that you spend at least some time on the open water. With nearly 1,200 miles of coastline and comfortably warm temperatures year-round, it would be difficult to convince yourself not to. But it doesn’t matter if you’re swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving, or engaging in some other kind of water sport or activity – as enjoyable as our waters are, they can also be dangerous.
 
How dangerous? According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida had more boating fatalities than any other state in 2011 – 61 –and our state “overwhelmingly” leads all others when it comes to the unintentional drowning rate.…

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Vacation Injuries Are More Common Than You Might Think

 
It’s vacation season, and Floridians can expect to see plenty of tourists exploring our state’s cities, beaches, and amusement parks this winter. You and your family may be planning your own in-state vacation, or getting ready to visit another part of the world. If you are getting ready for a vacation, you’re probably thinking about what to pack, how you’re getting to your destination, and how to keep the kids entertained along the way. The possibility of a vacation accident is probably far from the front of your mind.
 
Not too many people spend much time thinking about vacation accidents, and why would they? Vacation is a time to relax, try new things, and spend time with loved ones.…

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Why Changes to PIP Have People in Florida Piqued

 
Okay, a quick show of hands. How many of you actually know what PIP means? Probably not very many – but you should. The acronym stands for Personal Injury Protection, and it’s a law that is a by-product of Florida being a no-fault state. It was put in place to make sure that Floridians injured in car accidents are able to get the treatment that they need immediately rather than having to wait for cases to be decided through the court system. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, unfortunately there have been some recent changes to the law that help insurers at the expense of regular people trying to recover from injuries.…

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Back to School Warning: The Five Biggest Playground Dangers

 
Gruesome Playground Injuries
 
In 2011, playwright Rajiv Joseph debuted his play Gruesome Playground Injuries at the Second State Theatre in New York City. The play really has little to do with playgrounds as it traces the lifelong relationship of a couple who cannot seem to make things between them work. But the overarching theme is that often, our most gruesome injuries are the ones inflicted by those who mean the most to us.
 
And in that context, the title of the play points to an important fact for parents and those who care for children – playgrounds can pose significant dangers for kids.
 
According to the Center for Disease Control, 200,000 children age 14 and younger visit the emergency room each year for playground injuries.…

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When you’re in a public place in Pembroke Pines and you slip and fall, your first instinct is to pop back up, smile, and brush off the embarrassment with an “I’m fine” and go on about your day. However, there are two extremely important things to consider: What caused you to fall? Are you really okay?
 
Though your thoughts may not naturally turn toward a Pembroke Pines injury lawyer, they probably should … at least until you have thoroughly considered the above questions. If you suffered the fall due to negligence on the part of the property owner, then they are legally liable for the fact that you fell at all, not to mention that you want to ensure that no one else suffers the same fate if the problem is not corrected.…

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Many drivers in Fort Lauderdale benefit every day from the directional assistance of a GPS device. When travelling in unfamiliar sections of town, an on-board or portable GPS system can be an incredible help. That having been said, most of us have also heard stories of drivers who have crashed into buildings, turned the wrong way down one-way streets, and even driven into rivers and lakes at the behest of their GPS devices. If you have suffered an injury in an accident with a driver who did not exercise common sense while following GPS instructions or who was distracted by a GPS device, a Fort Lauderdale injury attorney may be able to help you in your efforts to obtain compensation to cover your losses.…

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We have all heard the warnings regarding cell phone use and driving. Whether it is because of a call or a text, most drivers have, on one occasion or another, responded to one or the other. And, many drivers can also relate stories of near misses while they were distracted by cell phones. Unfortunately, many drivers can also tell of times when an accident ensued rather than a near miss. If you have been the victim of an accident in Deerfield Beach caused by a distracted driver, an injury lawyer can help you in your efforts to recoup whatever losses you may have incurred due to the accident and the injury that resulted.…

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