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Florida Parents: Read the WATCH List of the “10 Worst Toys” for 2018

 
Most toys are made with both fun and safety in mind. Toy manufacturers understand that the way to stay in business is to create products that provide parents with peace of mind and children with countless hours of enjoyment.
 
Sometimes mistakes are made, though. Perhaps someone didn’t really think things through at the design level. Or serious issues were missed in the product testing phase. Or maybe the company did actually allow quick and easy profit to motivate them.
 
Whatever the source of the problem, the result is a toy that isn’t just bad – it’s dangerous. Unfortunately, there are so many new toys out every day that it can feel impossible to keep track of them and know a safe one from one that is likely to cause harm to your child.…

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How to Get the Right (Safe) Car for Your Florida Teen

 
Are you looking to buy your teen their first car?
 
It’s a bigger decision than you might realize. While the vehicle they drive isn’t everything, it could be the difference between them getting into a serious car accident or keeping a clean record – and teens aren’t exactly known as the safest drivers on the road.
 
That’s why we decided to compile a list of what types of cars are safest for your teen – and the other drivers who will be sharing the road with them.
 
First, what not to get – and why.
 
Why an Old Beater Isn’t Best for Your Florida Teen
 
Many parents think that getting an old, cheap car is the best choice for their teen’s first car.…

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Holiday Decorating: How Floridians Can Avoid Electrical Injuries

The holiday season is here, and many people will be putting up decorative lighting here in Florida. If you’re one of them, you need to know the risks associated with holiday electrical injuries.
 
In this post, we’re going to tell you which injuries are most common, how serious they are, and let you know what you can do to fight back if you are injured due to a defective product or another type of negligence.
 
Florida Electrical Injuries Can Be Serious
 
Electrical accidents from holiday lighting can cause serious injury or death. These are the most common types of injuries associated with electricity:
 

Skin burns
Nerve damage
Heart damage
Seizures
Lack of concentration
Memory loss
Coordination problems
Balance issues

As a result of these injuries, you could also experience anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.…

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Category: Wrongful Death

Florida Wrongful Death Claims: What Damages Can You Sue For?

If you are filing a wrongful death claim in Florida, what damages can you recover from the offender?
In this post, we will explain how wrongful death works in our state, cover the various types of damages, and let you know how a skilled attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
 
Florida Laws on Wrongful Death Claims
 
Florida law allows for wrongful death claims if a person died because of “the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, including those occurring on navigable waters.” Damages can be collected beginning from the time of injury that led to your loved one’s death.…

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Black Friday Injuries Floridians Should Watch Out For

 
Headed out to shop on Black Friday? Be careful.
 
You probably don’t consider this shopping “holiday” especially dangerous. However, with about 90 million Americans ravenous for deals on Black Friday – causing heavy crowds and extra traffic – numerous Florida shoppers to suffer injuries every single year.
 
In this post, we’ll cover the most common injuries that happen on Black Friday, how you can protect yourself, and what you can do to get help if you or a loved one is hurt.
 
Common Types of Shopping Injuries
 
Shopping injuries can result whether you are in a major retail store, small retail business, or shopping mall. Injuries can be minor, or they can require extensive medical treatment.…

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Category: Bad Faith Insurance

No, the Florida Supreme Court’s Recent Decision Won’t Change Bad Faith

 
Bad faith insurance occurs when the insurer somehow fails to honor the terms of an insurance policy, acting in so-called “bad faith.”
 
Bad faith insurance claims can become surprisingly complex, particularly when a third party becomes involved. Courts sometimes rely on precedent from prior bad faith cases to make a final judgment, meaning that high-profile cases often cause a stir in the legal community due to potential changes in precedent.
 
A recent ruling by the Florida supreme court has drawn significant attention, with some predicting that the ruling will significantly change how bad faith insurance cases are handled in Florida.
 
Below, we’re going to detail the ruling, and why it is unlikely to cause much of a change.…

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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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