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3 Shockingly Common Types of Medical Malpractice

You go to your doctor or the hospital because you are sick or injured, and you put your trust into the care of medical professionals. While to err is human, there are instances where medical mistakes can lead to serious injury or worse, death. According to NPR, medical malpractice errors are now the third-leading cause of deaths in the United States, making it even more important that consumers are aware of these errors. Misdiagnosis Medicine is a diagnostic process, and

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What We Can Learn from Dickey’s Lye Incident?

In August 2014, a 67-year-old woman was enjoying her lunch at Dickey’s Barbecue restaurant close to Salt Lake City, Utah. She filled up her glass with sweet tea and after taking just one sip of her drink she was severely burned, complaining to her husband the moment she drank it that she thought she just “drank acid.” The woman was rushed to the hospital where she spent several weeks fighting for her life due to severe burns in her esophagus,

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Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual $1000 Scholarship Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly ModerwellDecember 22, 2014Fetterman & Associates, PAkelly@lawteamstaging.wpengine.com561-845-2510 Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual $1000 Scholarship Project! NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – Fetterman & Associates, PA The Law Team, headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices is preparing for this year’s FETTERMAN & ASSOCIATES, PA SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT. As we look back on last year’s winners, the students honored their teachers with inspirational essays. Amanda Grohowski of Lincoln Park

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Fetterman & Associates 2nd Annual Scholarship Project

Contact: Kelly Moderwell                                                                                  December 4, 2014Fetterman & Associates, PAkelly@lawteamstaging.wpengine.com561-845-2510 Fetterman & Associates, PA 2nd Annual Scholarship Project NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – Fetterman & Associates, PA The Law Team, headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL with additional offices in Port St. Lucie and mobile offices, is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Scholarship Project. $1000 Scholarships will be awarded to (5) five college-bound high school seniors

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How Impaired Truck Drivers Cause Accidents

A truck driver, or any driver for that matter, is considered “impaired” when their mental capacity, reasoning skills, and judgment are unable to result in a safe decision. A truck driver who is impaired is deadly – more deadly than an impaired driver of a passenger vehicle. This is because semi-trucks are heavy and can cause extensive damage if they are involved in a car accident (read more about how fatal trucking accidents can be). While trucking companies are required

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3 Excuses Your Auto Insurance Company Will Give to Deny Your Claim

After an auto accident, it is only natural to turn to your insurance carrier. After all, you have paid your premium on time for years, been a great driver, and now it’s their turn to pay you back. But, after going through the extensive claims process and paying out of pocket while you wait for reimbursement, you find that your claim was denied. Insurance companies do not always approve claims. Often this is because they are looking for ways to

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How To Read An Auto Insurance Policy

Regardless of how important an auto insurance policy may be, it can be one of the most difficult things to understand – let alone, gather the patience to read through entirely. Not only can an auto insurance policy seem confusing, it can almost seem redundant. Most of the time, readers are unsure if they’re even reading it and understanding it correctly! Unfortunately, even after reviewing a policy, when crunch time arrives after an auto accident, you may find out the

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Airbag Automotive Recalls Continue

There are a lot of things people do in their lives to keep themselves and their families safe. Many people don’t cross the street unless there is a crosswalk; others maintain strict rules about wearing a helmet or life jacket; and some families don’t leave the driveway until all passengers are properly buckled up. For some individuals, following safety guidelines is a sure way to keep yourself alive and protected in the case of an accident, but with the increase

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Highway Safety: Rules Requiring Rest for Tired Truckers at Risk

Paying attention to your own driving can be hard for a number of reasons: bad weather, trackless tires, and distractions in your own vehicle. Paying attention to other drivers on the road is a priority, but it cannot be the only focus. When you’re driving on the highway, it is important to pay attention to truckers and giving them the space they need to maneuver, but how do you know when a trucker has been sleep deprived? Although there were

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Laws Created to Reduce Truck Accidents

Truck accident lawyers throughout Florida are hoping that the advent of new laws will reduce truck accidents, making roads safer for car drivers. Federal Regulations Fatigue is a major factor in truck accidents. This fact led the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or the U.S. Department of Transportation to mandate new federal regulations dedicated to reducing fatigue in commercial truck drivers. Commercial truck drivers work long hours on a daily and weekly basis and are exceptionally prone to fatigue.

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10 Need-to-Know Facts About Teen Drivers

Sadly, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths for teens in the United States. But, most of these accidents are preventable. Just by knowing the facts, parents and teens alike can prevent these deadly accidents from continuing. The Statistics Regarding Teen Drivers According to the CDC, an estimated 2,650 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in 2011. There was an astounding 292,000 treated in local hospitals for injuries regarding accidents. It is estimated

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5 Common Accidents that Occur During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and watching football. But, it is also the peak time for hospitals around the country, which see an increase of accident victims come through their doors over the holiday. While you are out enjoying your Thanksgiving, be aware of these five common accidents that occur and do your part to avoid them. Car Accidents Car accidents are one of the most common accidents that occur during Thanksgiving.

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18-Wheeler Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks, also referred to as 18-wheelers, are on the roads daily in the state of Florida. They help drive Florida’s economy and they are the reason the products you buy are on the shelves at your local retail or department stores. Unfortunately, semi-trucks are also responsible for multiple deadly and devastating accidents each year. While there are dozens of reasons an 18-wheeler can be involved in an accident, several causes are more common. If you have been injured in an

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Blown Out Tires Lead to Tragic Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often caused by defective tires. Truck tire blowouts are often due to serious road hazards often resulting in fatal accidents and severe injuries.Most of us have witnessed the remnants of a blown truck tire tossed across the highway at one point or another. We’ve likely even had to perform some skillful maneuvering in order to avoid running over those ‘road gators’ (as they’re referred to) or to avoid them hitting our cars after the vehicle in front

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Truck Accidents in Florida Each Year

How Many Truck Accidents Are There Each Year in Florida? Truck accidents are increasing at an alarming rate in the state of Florida. An accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle isn’t like an accident involving a car or other small vehicle. The results of a truck accident are often devastating. Truck Accident Statistics ● Every sixteen minutes a person is gravely injured or killed in a truck-related accident in the United States.● There are over 400,000 accidents involving

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Protecting Your Identity for the Holidays

The holidays are just about upon us and while you are thinking about Christmas cheer and spending time with family, identity thieves are on the lookout for your personal information.Identity theft cases hit their annual peak during the holidays, because most consumers are more concerned with getting their holiday to-do list done; rather than protecting their identity. All it takes is a little effort to protect your identity to ensure that you and your family enjoy a hassle-free holiday season.

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Going through a Settlement? Avoid Social Media or Risk Sabotaging Your Case

Social media is a popular fixture in most of our lives today. We tweet about our feelings, share what is going on in our families, at work, and even upload pictures. But, did you know that social media could sabotage your personal injury case? What you post on social media can go viral and not only violate the terms of your settlement agreement, but force the courts to throw out your case altogether. So, before you start tweeting or using

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Premises Liability: Were You Injured at a Hotel?

Hotels will serve as your home away from home as individuals need to travel. Within most instances, hotels offer luxuries and amenities uncommon to us in our day-to-day lives. While hotels are meant to provide luxury and comfort, they can also be dangerous if property and business owners do not properly maintain their properties at safe standards. Most franchise and chain hotels must pass monthly inspections which are meant to uphold the brand’s safety and values. Unfortunately, these inspections do

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Whiplash Symptoms Following a Car Accident

Whiplash includes an unfortunate injury that is acquired in an auto accident. Usually, whiplash injury happens as a vehicle is rear-ended. But, in fact, whiplash can occur when a vehicle is hit from another direction. The sudden jolt caused due to the impact of another vehicle can produce a mild to serious sprain in your neck. Who gets a Whiplash Injury? Despite popular belief, whiplash injury isn’t relevant to the size, speed, or intensity of an accident. Occasionally, an individual

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Do You Need a Car Accident Attorney?

Even a minor fender bender could need the assistance of an accident attorney. Any time a lawsuit is imminent, you need to contact a legal professional right away. Your attorney can help you reach a proper settlement for damages, pay for your medical expenses, and even get compensation for time away from work or lost wages while you recover. Here are 5 Reasons You Need to Reconsider: If you do not think you need a car accident attorney, here are

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