Month: November 2015

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Survey Reports Distracted Drivers Worse Threat than Drunk Drivers

Here’s a shocking bit of information. Drunk drivers—though still a real threat—aren’t what most American drivers are afraid of on the road today.
Maybe it’s because drunk driving is on the decline in our country. After years in the spotlight in PSAs, driver’s ed classes, police crackdowns, and outreach campaigns, it seems that the message has finally begun to take hold among today’s younger drivers.
But fear of drunk drivers has been replaced with another fear that many believe poses a greater threat—distracted drivers.
According to a recent survey released by Kelley Blue Book, 97% of consumers surveyed said drivers who use their cellphone behind the wheel represent one of their biggest safety concerns.…

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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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Category: Medical Malpractice

The Elements of Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

But not all injuries caused by doctors, nurses, surgeons, or other medical professionals constitute a malpractice claim.
The only way to know for sure if you have a legitimate malpractice claim is to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will examine the facts surrounding your case, and inform you whether your case merits a claim.
However, we are going to provide a brief overview of the elements of a malpractice claim in Florida. Since every state has their own unique laws governing injury cases brought against medical care providers, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the specific laws of Florida to prepare your case.…

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Holidays with the Most DUI Deaths

With Halloween over and Thanksgiving on the horizon, the holiday season is in full swing. But alongside the festivities comes the dark side of holidays—drunk drivers.
More often than not, holidays are the most dangerous days on the road for drivers. Whenever there is occasion for people to drink, there is occasion for people to drive drunk .
The cold months of the year are already a dangerous time for drivers. Large numbers of travelers, inclement weather, shorter days, and high stress all contribute to increased risk on the road during the winter holiday season.
The factor that presents the most danger to holiday traffic, however, is the spike in drunk driving that occurs every year.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

Auto Accident Injuries Might Not Show Up Right Away

You’ve just been in a car crash. After your heart stops pounding, you check yourself for damage… and everything seems okay. No cuts. Maybe slight bruising, but nothing seems broken. In fact, you feel perfectly fine.
That’s good news, right? Your car might be damaged, but you can skip the hospital visit.
Weeks pass. Suddenly, you start to feel pain in your neck and suffer from a splitting headache that won’t go away. It couldn’t be from the car crash, could it? That was weeks ago!
Injuries from Accidents Aren’t Always Apparent
It’s fairly common for victims of auto accidents to walk away from a crash feeling unharmed, especially if it was a relatively minor accident.…

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