Month: March 2015

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Category: Distracted Driving

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens

While a lot of people are happy to believe that texting is a folly of the young—like having too much homework or not being able to hang out with friends on school nights—this is simply not the case. In fact, according to a new study from AAA, the opposite is true. According to this new research, teens and young adults are actually not the biggest offenders of texting while driving. Adults are.
That’s Right—Adults
Yes, you read that right. And no, the study is not faulty. According to AAA, drivers between the ages of 25 and 39 were actually two times more likely than younger drivers to report using a cell phone while driving.…

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FDA Requires Updates to “Low-T” Product Warning Labels

You may have spotted these commercials while watching the football game, your favorite show, or the evening news.
Over the last years, “Low T” advertisements have flooded television networks, warning viewers of the dangers of low testosterone and touting their testosterone therapy products as a solution. With the help of testosterone therapy, such advertisements claim, men can raise their sex drive, elevate their mood, and increase their muscle mass.
Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, not too long after Low-T products hit the shelves, this type of medication revealed itself to have severe, often fatal consequences, including increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clotting.
This month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the risks of testosterone replacement therapy in a safety announcement, maintaining that “the benefit and safety of these medications have not been established for the treatment of low testosterone levels due to aging, even if a man’s symptoms seem related to low testosterone”.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Guest Post on DolmanLaw: When to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Recently, Matthew Dolman of Dolman Law Group invited our law office to answer a question that is of vital importance to any Floridian who has ever been the victim of another driver’s negligence: “When do you need to hire an auto accident attorney?”
You can read my answer – as well as those of a number of other experienced lawyers – by heading here:…

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Category: Personal Injury

9 Factors That Can Reduce the Value of a Personal Injury Claim

If you suffer serious harm due to another individual’s or organization’s negligence, it’s natural that you should expect to be fairly compensated for your losses. Unfortunately, obtaining just compensation isn’t always that simple. Insurance companies and claims adjusters will pursue every avenue to try to reduce or deny your claim entirely in their attempts to secure maximum profits for their company.
That’s why it’s so important to tread carefully during personal injury cases, with the knowledge that you may be under close scrutiny. Below, we’ve listed nine factors that could reduce the value of your claim, or completely destroy your chances of receiving any compensation whatsoever.
Whether someone called the police.…

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Stay Safe this Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a time-honored American tradition that celebrates our country’s Irish heritage with festive parades, vibrant green costumes, and—of course—lots and lots of drinking.
Like far too many American holidays, Saint Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with excessive alcohol consumption, creating a risk for drivers, pedestrians, partygoers, and families alike. Every Saint Patrick’s Day, hundreds of Americans are sent to the emergency room due to drunk driving accidents and other alcohol-related injuries.  Over past years, there have been hundreds of fatalities on Saint Patrick’s Day, a large percentage of which involve alcohol-impaired drivers.
To ensure your Saint Patrick’s celebration is fun, memorable, and injury-free, we’ve compiled a list of tips for keeping you and your family out of harm’s way this St.…

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Drunk Driving on the Decline, Drugged Driving on the Rise

Let’s start with the good news. It appears as though our country may be finally pulling ahead in our decades-long battle against drunk driving.
According to research from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration in 2014, the average rate of drivers on the road with alcohol in their system has declined nearly a third since 2007, and by more than three-quarters since their first survey in 1973.
But MADD probably shouldn’t start jumping up and cheering quite yet. Why? Because the very same 2014 survey also discovered a huge spike in the number of drivers who are operating under the influence of marijuana and other illegal drugs.…

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