Month: April 2018

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How’s Florida Doing with Distracted Driving? Not Well

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month in Florida, and law enforcement officials work hard to educate the public about the number of deaths in Florida each year due to distracted driving. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like their effort is doing much good.
Below, we’re going to take a look at some alarming statistics, cover distracting driving in more detail, and well you what you can do if you are hit by a distracted driver.
Florida Distracted Driving Statistics

Distracted driving incidents have increased 25 percent since 2013, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Young adults aged 20 to 24 are most likely age group to cause distracted driving accidents due to technology use.…

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Hurt in a Florida DUI Crash? Don’t Forget the Crimes Compensation Act

As many Florida citizens know all too well, spring breakers can be noisy. They can be annoying. Worst of all, though, they can be dangerous when they commit negligent acts such as driving while intoxicated.
This isn’t behavior that’s limited to Florida, either. For example, two high school students were recently hit and killed by a 21-year-old drunk driver in California. One of the victims died at the scene of the accident, while the other succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital.
If you’re injured by a spring breaker who’s driving drunk, it’s important to know what to do and how to seek compensation for your injuries – including taking advantage of the Crimes Compensation Act.…

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Reasons Insurers Deny Florida Homeowner Claims – and How to Fight Back

Has your homeowner’s insurance claim recently been denied? Here are common reasons that claims get denied, and what you can do to fight back.
Common Reasons for Denied Claims
Deductible not met
If damage occurs and the repair or replacement is less than your deductible, you cannot file for compensation from your insurance company.
Missed filing deadline
You must file within a set timeline, or your claim can be denied. Insurance companies require prompt notification once damages have occurred, so it’s important to file the claim as soon as possible.
Unpaid premiums
Did you miss your last payment? If an accident or damage occurred when your premium went unpaid, you may have missed out on coverage for the incident.…

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Category: Child Accidents | Easter

Easter Injuries Florida Parents Need to Know About

Most people don’t think of Easter as a time when people tend to get injured, but every year people get hurt in various accidents related to the holiday.
What kind of accidents?
Well, one mother in Oregon is seeking $112,000 in damages after she was allegedly injured in a 2016 egg hunt. Rachel Townsend took her son and niece to the event held in Happy Valley, Oregon. According to the lawsuit, Townsend was pushed and knocked to the ground when older children and unregistered egg hunters rushed the field.
She is holding the venue and planning company liable for her injuries, which include a torn meniscus and partially torn ligament in her knee along with other sprains and strains.…

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