Month: October 2018


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How Airbags Work (or Not) in Florida Car Crashes

 
When you are shopping for a new car, you will probably consider a lot of factors before making a decision. Appearance, cost, and safety are all top factors that adults think about as they browse.
 
When you think about car safety, what is the first thing that comes to mind? It might be airbags.
 
Airbags are installed in cars throughout the world to prevent harm when an auto accident occurs. They are a tried and true method that has saved thousands of lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that they can reduce death from front crashes by 30%.
 
Unfortunately, airbags have been getting a bad rap for the past few years.…

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Florida Parents: Protect Your Kids from These Common Holiday Injuries

Halloween is just the beginning of the holiday season, and there are lots of ways your kids can get hurt over the next few months.
 
Below, we’re going to cover common injuries that kids suffer over the holidays and let you know how you can get help if the worst does occur and your child has an accident.
 
Car Crashes
 
Yes, auto accidents can happen any time of the year, but as more people hit the roads during the holidays, the risk of a car crash increases. To protect your child:
 

Stay alert when you are driving
Make sure your child’s car seat is the right type for his or her height and weight
Always wear your seat belt
Never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking

Choking
 
Your child can choke on any piece of food that is too hard or too big.…

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How Florida Parents Get Kids Riding Again after a Bike Crash (and Why)

 
A bike crash is often a frightening and traumatic experience for children – especially if the crash was severe. This can lead to a lot of anxiety when it comes to getting your little one back in the saddle. Sometimes for parents and children alike.
 
In most cases, it’s best to get your child back to riding her bike as soon as health and safety concerns have been addressed – more on that below. Getting back on the proverbial horse (or bike) will help your kid regain her confidence, and to overcome some of the fear and anxiety that may be lingering from the crash.
 
However, pushing your child to start riding again can often be counterproductive, leading to more anxiety that will ultimately compound on itself.…

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Drivers: The Scariest Thing about Halloween in Florida

 
You may be surprised to learn that poisoned candy should be the least of your concerns for your child’s Halloween.
 
What should you be worried about?
 
Florida drivers. Keep reading to learn how to protect your child from getting hurt by a negligent driver this Halloween, and if a loved one is injured, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer.
 
Halloween Accident Statistics Floridians Should Know
 
Here are some chilling Halloween statistics to consider:
 

Twice as many children are killed on Halloween as compared to other days of the year due to pedestrian accidents that involve a vehicle.
Children are four times as likely to be injured as a pedestrian on Halloween than any other day of the year.…

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The Difference between Wrongful Death and Survival Actions in Florida

 
The death of a loved one is a tragic and devastating event for the entire family, and it is even worse if that death could have been prevented but for the negligent actions of another party.
 
In Florida, the deceased person’s family members may choose to recover damages for the pain, suffering, and financial burdens associated with their loved one’s death if that death could have been prevented. Typically, there are two types of claims that can be filed after the loss of a loved one – wrongful death and survival actions.
 
Although wrongful death and survival actions are similar and are sometimes confused, there are several key differences.…

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