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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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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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Apps That Can Save You from Florida Traffic – and an Accident

 
Looking for an app to make your commute more efficient?
 
These apps can help you avoid congested roads to make your trip faster and safer and decrease your chances of getting in an accident.
 
Best Driving and Traffic Apps
 
These are the most popular driving apps on the market right now that can help you have a faster, safer commute.
 
Google Maps
Use this navigation tool to plan your route, whether you are using your car, bike, public transportation, a taxi, or simply walking. People enjoy its accuracy and ease of use. It has intuitive programming to help you find the best way.
 
As a nice bonus, you can also use this app to book restaurant reservations, check reviews, or order food from your phone.…

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Florida Schools Are Back in Session – Driving Reminders to Stay Safe

Florida schools are just starting up for the fall. Although going back to school is exciting for kids (and a relief for many parents), this time of year also comes with increased risks for certain types of accidents, particularly in school zones. As students and drivers adjust to safety rules in school zones, there is often an increase in crashes.
 
School zones are often chaotic, so it may be easier to become involved in an accident than you think. Below we cover driving reminders to stay safe. More children are hit by cars near schools than in any other location. This means that as a responsible driver, you’ll need to share the road with pedestrians, buses, other drivers, and children on bicycles in school zones.
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How to Sue a Florida Funeral Home for Negligence

 
Florida law considers death to be sacred. Because of this, it must be handled properly by funeral homes and mortuaries. If negligence occurs in these places regarding how your loved one’s remains are handled, you may have the right to seek compensation.
 
In this post, we’ll explain ways funeral homes can be negligent, how the laws work, and what you can do to get help.
 
What Qualifies as Funeral Home or Mortuary Negligence in Florida?
 
When you choose a funeral home or mortuary’s services, the business has a duty to provide you with a reasonable standard of care. Whatever services the average person would expect to receive under similar circumstances set the expectation of reasonable care.…

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Ways Florida Kids Get Hurt at Summer Camp – and What to Do About It           

 
Is your child attending a summer camp this year? You need to know what to do if your child experiences an injury at summer camp. In this post, we’ll tell you about the most common injuries and ways to protect your child against them. We’ll also let you know what to do if your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence.
 
Most Common Florida Summer Camp Injuries
 
Your child may experience one or more of these most common types of summer camp injuries.
 
Falls or Collisions
Whether your child is attending a sports camp, nature camp, arts camp, or any other type, dangerous falls may occur.…

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Injured by a Florida Pharmacy Error – What Can You Do to Fight Back?        

 
If your Florida pharmacy has made a significant mistake that caused you serious injury, you can fight back with the help of a qualified attorney. In this post, we’ll detail what duties pharmacists have when dealing with patients and what options are available to you.
 
Pharmacist Duties in Florida
 
When you go to the pharmacy to receive a prescription, you place your trust in the pharmacist and staff to know what they are doing. Here are the duties a pharmacist has to patients:
 

Looking over your medical history before handing you the prescription
Understanding potential interactions with other drugs you may be taking
Talking with your doctor about any concerns
Letting you know the possible side effects of a drug
Asking you if you have any questions about the prescription
Making sure they provide you with the correct medication, including potency and dosage
Making sure the instructions/label on the medication are correct

You should be able to trust that the medication you receive is accurate and beneficial to you.…

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It’s Florida Prom and Graduation Season – Watch Out for Teen Drivers

 
It’s prom and graduation season, which means more teens are out on the roads, and accidents are more likely to occur. In this post we’ll detail statistics for driving accidents that are common this time of year and tell you what to do to protect yourself.
 
If you are in a car accident with a negligent teen, you can file for fair and just compensation – we’ll show you how.
 
Teen Driving Accident Statistics for Prom and Graduation Season
 
Vehicle accidents claim the lives of over 3,000 teens every year, and around 250,000 more experience injuries related to vehicle crashes. That’s terrifying, but the statistics on teen driving specifically during this season may be even worse.…

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Know the Elements of a Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

As an insurance policyholder, you pay your premium with the understanding that should disaster strike, your insurance company will cover the damages. That they will act in good faith.
 
However, it’s important to remember that it’s in your insurer’s best financial interest not to pay out your claim. Sometimes, insurance companies will push the envelope to see if it’s possible to get away with not investigating claims or not paying out money owed. This is known as acting in bad faith.
 
What can you do if your insurer abandons you in your time of need? It may be possible to file a bad faith insurance lawsuit against them. Below, we’re going to detail the elements of a bad faith insurance claim so you can understand what it takes to prove your case and get the compensation you deserve.…

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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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