Month: July 2015

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Category: Auto Accidents

I-95 Is the Most Dangerous Highway in the U.S.

Florida drivers, beware: by many accounts, the Florida portion of I-95 is the most dangerous highway in the United States.
Interstate 95 runs through 15 states on the Eastern coast, but the Florida stretch between Jacksonville and Miami is the most dangerous roadway in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This portion of highway is the site of an unusually high number of auto accidents.
Between April 2014 and April 2015, a whopping 1,713 accidents were reported, with 573 involving injuries.  Of these accidents, 18 were fatal, claiming 25 lives altogether. Altogether, the roadway has seen nearly two deaths for every mile of highway between the two major Florida cities.…

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Category: Personal Injury

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Personal Injury Case?

In the aftermath of an accident, you may be juggling a range of emotions and difficult questions.
“Why did this happen? How will this injury affect me? Can I afford these medical bills? What if I’m too hurt to work?”
As you struggle with the pain, stress, and confusion, hiring a personal injury lawyer may be the furthest thing from your mind. Yet in many circumstances, finding an experienced injury attorney to help file a personal injury claim may be the solution to many of the problems you are grappling with. With an injury lawyer on your side, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills and lost wages.…

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Category: DUI Accidents

The Effects of Blood Alcohol Concentration on a Driver

Too often, drivers get behind the wheel immediately after having a couple of drinks, dismissively insisting that they are “all right to drive.” But while their speech might not be slurred and their movements seemingly fine, such individuals may be experiencing the effects of alcohol in ways they cannot realize.
According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driving ability can be hindered with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level as low as .02 percent.  The effects on cognitive ability, coordination, mobility, and driving skills only increase as the BAC is raised.
Below, we’ve outlined some of the effects that alcohol consumption may have on drivers at different blood alcohol concentration levels.…

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Dealing with the Emotional Problems of Traumatic Brain Injury

Long after medical bills are paid and any other scrapes, bumps, and bruises have healed, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can continue to affect your life in profound ways.
Even “mild” traumatic brain injury can affect the way your brain functions, causing headaches, difficulty thinking, and memory problems. In moderate to severe cases, TBIs can impact your emotions, changing the way you feel and interact with the world.
Some of the most common examples of emotional problems experienced by TBI victims include:
Mood swings. Mood swings can be defined as the experience of sudden and intense emotions that materialize and end very quickly. People with TBI may have uncontrollable outbursts of crying, laughter, or rage for no apparent reason.…

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