Month: September 2015


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The Drawbacks of Neglecting to File a Personal Injury Claim

 
Whether you were involved in a car crash, medical malpractice incident, or dog attack, being injured in any kind of accident can be a stressful and painful experience.
 
In the aftermath of an injury or accident, you may be faced with a whirlwind of things to do, decisions to make, and bills to pay. You may find yourself overwhelmed by hospital and doctor bills, medication costs, and therapy expenses. You might have to take time off from work to recover from your injury and make appointments. On top of everything else, the pain you experience may be tremendous and constant.
 
Nothing can make up for all the losses you’ve suffered.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Why We Need to Stop Calling Them Auto “Accidents”

An SUV strikes and kills several cyclists.
Three injured in tragic car accident.
Car jumps curb and barrels into lamppost.
 
These are all examples of headlines or descriptions of car crashes you might find in your local newspaper. It’s common to hear such incidents referred to as “accidents,” and described in a way that implies no one was responsible. Too often, stories about traffic crashes omit any mention of human involvement at all, as if the automobile itself took control.
 
What’s the problem with using this kind of language to talk about collisions? Calling crashes “accidents” suggests that the incident was unavoidable, and depicting cars as autonomous murderers exonerates the drivers at fault.…

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5 Common Back-to-School Injuries and How to Avoid them

Now that September is well underway, young students across Florida have said goodbye to summer vacation and are settling into their school routines.
 
But as your family becomes comfortable with their school schedule, it’s important that you don’t also become relaxed when it comes to safety. Every year, an estimated 25 percent of child injuries and accidents occur in and around schools. To ensure a safe back-to-school season, it’s important that you and your youngsters remain aware of the risks and hazards that arise when children go back to school.
 
We’ve listed five of the most common back-to-school injuries and illnesses below, along with safety tips for students on avoiding them.…

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Category: Wrongful Death

Who Can and Can’t File a Wrongful Death Claim in Florida

Wrongful death lawsuits are claims that assert a defendant caused someone’s death, either through negligence or intentionally. The law essentially allows the deceased person’s next of kin to file a suit against the party they believe is responsible for their loved one’s death.
 
A wrongful death lawsuit is separate from any criminal trial or investigation related to the death, and neither has any bearing on the other. Instead, these claims seek monetary compensation for the loss. Obviously, no amount of money can make up for the loss of someone you care about, but the compensation can be for funeral or medical expenses, or to assist the people who depended on the decedent for financial support.…

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Sep. 01, 2015
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Category: Holidays | Labor Day

6 Labor Day Safety Tips

For many Florida residents, Labor Day celebrations are bittersweet. Labor Day may mark the end of the easy days of summer, but it also ushers in a brand new season and school year.
 
Whether you’re feeling excited or wistful about the end of summer, we hope you take Labor Day weekend as an opportunity to relax and celebrate with your friends and family. But remember—as with any major holiday, Labor Day does come with its share of safety risks and dangers. Make sure your holiday weekend is fun and free of accident and injury by following these six important tips.
 
Driving safety. According to National Safety Council reports, there are hundreds of auto accident fatalities over Labor Day weekend every year.…

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