Author: Ben Murphey


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Category: 4th Of July | Accidents | Holidays

4 Injuries to Watch Out for This 4th of July

 
When it comes to the 4th of July, our focus tends to be on barbecuing, fireworks, drinking, and partying. We often don’t think about all the things that can go wrong during this important holiday.
 
Like what? Well, Independence Day festivities can sometimes lead to severe injuries – in fact, it’s one of the deadliest holidays around. That’s the bad news, but here’s the good: most of accidents and injuries that occur are entirely preventable.
 
The trick is in knowing what kind of injuries you should watch out for so that you can take proper safety precautions and be prepared. Because of this, below we are going to describe four of the most common injuries that occur and how you can avoid them.…

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Types of Injury Lawsuits That Can Result from a Florida Car Crash

If you or someone you love gets hurt in an automobile accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit for compensation. However, there’s a question that most people probably haven’t ever thought about: what kind of lawsuit?
 
Take, for example, the recent tragic story of the McCormicks. A few weeks ago they were driving in the Orlando area when a BMW driver barreled over the median and flipped on top of their pickup. Two of the McCormicks – 69-year-old Linda and 13-year-old Dylan – died from their injuries. Two others – 74-year-old Carl and 73-year-old Teddy – were left in critical condition.
 
The simple fact that two of the victims died and two remain alive opens the possibility for two different kinds of claims.…

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What Happens If You Slip and Fall While on Vacation in Florida?

What are your summer plans?
 
Even if you are staying here in Florida for the summer, you have plenty of options for a fun, relaxing vacation. You could take a river cruise, hit the beach, or spend a day at one of Florida’s many amusement parks or attractions. While most vacations go off without a hitch, it is important to know what to do in case you slip and fall while you’re trying to relax and have some vacation fun.
 
Let’s look at an example. In 2013, a woman was at Walt Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon when she slipped and fell on a wet substance around one of the park’s wave pools.…

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5 FAQs about the 2017 Hurricane Season in Florida

Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and although many Floridians can still see remnants of damages from last year, the weather is stopping for no one. As the temperature of the ocean rises, things are only appearing to get more dangerous and bring the potential to cause more damage.
 
Dealing with the hurricane is just the beginning. If you experience property damage or flooding, dealing with your insurance company can be another nightmare. Prepare yourself for this season by knowing the potential of big storms hitting Florida, and of big changes in the way insurance providers cover hurricane damage.
 
What Are The Chances Of a Busy Hurricane Season?
 
It’s likely we’re going to see at least a few storms this year.…

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House Passes Bill to Reduce Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits

When a widely used product causes damages to a lot of people, the victims may all file together against the manufacturer in something called a “mass tort” or a “class action lawsuit.” These types of lawsuits make it easier for each person to get the compensation they need.
 
How do they work? By taking part in a class action or mass tort lawsuit, each individual plaintiff will not have go to through the long, drawn-out process of going to trial (although this often results in less money awarded per person).
 
If you are considering filing a claim in a mass tort or class action lawsuit, you may want to check in with your lawmakers first.…

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Rideshare Accidents: Everything Floridians Need to Know

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have changed how people do things in Florida. For the most part, the applications get you to where you need to go quickly, and usually for a pretty decent price. Even better, rideshares have allowed many drivers and partygoers to breathe easy, knowing they will not run the risk of getting a DUI or in a bad accident after a night out on the town.
 
Except that’s not always true. Taking a rideshare doesn’t guarantee that you will be accident-free. Especially in Florida, where the number of auto accidents is on the rise. Uber and Lyft drivers are people too, and people make mistakes.…

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Do Florida PIP Laws Cover Pedestrian Accidents?

No accident is simple, especially if insurance companies or lawsuits are involved. Since there are so many car crashes in Florida every year, though, there is a lot of information out there about what to do after an auto accident and how PIP comes into play.
 
Pedestrian accidents are a little more complicated. The driver (probably) has insurance, but (obviously) the pedestrian wasn’t using a car when they were hit. So what happens next? Is there PIP for pedestrians? Sort of.
 
Pedestrians Can Use PIP for Accident Coverage
 
If you have personal injury protection and you are a Florida resident, you can still file a claim with your auto insurance after a pedestrian accident.…

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Category: Child Accidents

5 (Mostly) New Safety Rules Parents Should Instill In Their Child

“Look both ways before crossing the street.” “Don’t run with scissors.” “Stay away from open flames.” You know about those dangers, and most likely you’ve already warned your kids about them. Probably over and over.
 
However, our world is forever changing, and new ways for children to potentially get hurt appear every single day. Because of this, it can be tough to keep up with all the different possible dangers and warn your kids about them. You have to do your best, though, because about 10% of Florida children have to visit the emergency room for an injury every single year.
 
In an effort to help you prevent your kids from becoming a part of that 10%, below we have put together a list of (mostly) new safety rules designed to help prevent child injuries and accidents that may not have even occurred to you yet.…

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Woman Seeks $15,000 After Fall at RDV Sportsplex Center

Other than the embarrassment of it, slipping and falling in public doesn’t seem like a big deal. You just pick yourself up and move on.
 
Unfortunately, that belief is a naïve one. Far from being harmless, falls can result in broken bones, bruised tailbones, head injuries, and more. Before you know it, your “simple” slip and fall can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills. On top of that, you may suffer in other ways, including not being able to work, drive, or possibly even leave the house – all due to someone else’s negligence.
 
In a personal injury case, you can put a number to all of these damages and ask for compensation.…

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Florida Football Player’s Death Leads to Lawsuit for University

Physical trainers and coaches are supposed to push you to your limits, but they also have a responsibility to know where those limits are. Going too far over the limit can severely injure you, and in some cases may even have fatal consequences.
 
Such is the situation in the sad case of Colt Cardwell, and now his coaches are facing legal consequences as the family presses for justice and accountability with a wrongful death lawsuit.
 
On February 10, 2015, Colt Cardwell was at conditioning practice with the Warner University football team. Cardwell had transferred to the school earlier in the year to play as an offensive lineman.
 
During conditioning, he registered heightened blood pressure and experienced trouble breathing, but was allowed by coaches to continue training.…

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