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3 Important Things to Remember in a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are extremely dangerous because of their size and relative lack of protection compared to other vehicles on the road. Usually, if a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the chances of having a serious or life-threatening injury significantly increase. You should remember these three important things if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. 1. Get medical help immediately You may not realize how seriously you are injured after a motorcycle accident. Internal injuries can be especially difficult to

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6 Ways to Keep Your Children Safe From Injury This Holiday Season

One of the most important holiday gifts you are going to give your children this year is not something that you have to wrap or tie with a brightly colored ribbon; it is not going to be a play set or electronic game. The best gift that you could give your children is a safe and injury-free holiday season. Children are at an increased risk of injury—especially during the holiday season. Many of these accidents happen in the home, and

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What Are Survivor Rights in Florida?

If someone you love has paid the ultimate price for another person’s negligence, then you and other relevant family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death case in West Palm Beach. It goes without saying that losing a loved one suddenly is anyone’s worst nightmare. The pain and grief associated with an accident can become amplified when you know that another person’s actions are at fault for your loss. You might feel angry, confused, shocked, and overwhelmed with

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Long-Term Care after an Auto Accident in West Palm Beach

All personal injury accidents have the potential to change your life, but a catastrophic car accident can change it forever. For many car accident injury victims, life after the accident is never the same. Injuries from a serious car accident can be earth-shattering, and they typically leave victims with permanent disabilities that require ongoing therapy, long-term medical care, and perpetual lifestyle changes. A large number of injury victims will never work again, creating a tremendous burden for themselves and their

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Why You Should Hire a Truck Accident Lawyer in Port St. Lucie After an Accident

Truck accidents can be very complicated. While it is possible to handle your own truck accident case, it really isn’t a good idea. In fact, arguing your own personal injury case might be a poor choice at any time, but it is an especially poor idea when a commercial truck is involved. Commercial trucks are commonly involved in accidents, which means that their attorneys are also very experienced in the unique aspects of truck accidents. Using a truck accident attorney

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How Social Security and Disability Benefits Work in Florida

What qualifies as a disability when it comes to determining eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is a highly technical and complicated area of law. If you believe you may be entitled to SSD or SSI benefits, it is important to speak with a West Palm Beach social security attorney to determine your eligibility and maximize your chances of getting the benefits you need. How Does the Social Security Administration Decide If Someone Is

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The Top 4 Causes of Truck Accidents

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a trucking accident, then you know how serious these injuries can be. Read on to learn more about some of the most common reasons that an accident can happen as well as what you should do if you find yourself in this situation. 1. Improper Trucking Training It is the responsibility of the trucking company to ensure that a driver has the proper training and experience to handle a variety

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Rear End Accident: Minor for Cars, Major for Motorcycles

Any motor vehicle accident can be physically and mentally traumatizing, to some degree. Not to mention the damage to your vehicle. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a major accident that causes you significant personal injuries, you somehow suffer.Any motor vehicle accident can be physically and mentally traumatizing, to some degree. Not to mention the damage to your vehicle. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a major accident that causes you significant personal injuries, you somehow suffer. And,

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Imagine This Scenario: When Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Accidents happen every day. But the question remains: When DO you need to contact a personal injury lawyer? What is a situation that warrants needing an attorney, versus one that is just an unforeseeable accident? Here’s some information that will shed some light on when you may need a personal injury lawyer. What You Should Know Before Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer Before you choose a personal injury attorney, you should do some research. Find out when you actually need

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What to Do If You Are Recovering From a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are quite common in Palm Beach, Florida since there are many commercial trucks traveling the roads of the Sunshine State. If you are a victim of a truck accident, knowing your options can help make all the difference in the world in getting past this traumatic event. What to Do First… 1. Report the Accident: As soon as you are involved in a truck accident, call the police (or have someone call the police if you are badly

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5 Solid Reasons You Should Trust a Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a personal injury attorney can be an intensely personal matter. It may not seem like it, but if you are faced with a situation that requires you to hire one, you will quickly realize how personal the decision can be. It boils down to trust. This individual is going to be diving into your past medical history as well as the present. Your attorney will ask you very personal, private questions. This is the person, or team of people,

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Are You Doing One of These Things Behind the Wheel?

Distracted driving has become something of an epidemic in the United States. The U.S. government website for distracted driving, Distraction.gov, reports a 6.7 percent increase in distracted driving fatalities between 2012 and 2013. With nearly two-thirds of all Americans owning a smartphone, according to Pew Research, there are more distractions than ever behind the wheel. Although smartphones and cell phones are often identified as the primary culprits behind distracted motorists, there are many other activities that can cause a driver

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4 “Tricks” to Keep Your Halloween Party Safe

Tips to Keep in Mind when Planning a Safe Halloween Party It’s October and you are just dying to have a Halloween party. Maybe you want to plan one for the kids, or perhaps for your own friends or family. A good Halloween party can easily be a ton of fun. It would be a shame if a great party and good time was ruined by something horrible or unfortunate. Here are a few tips for you to keep in

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words . . . (Or Thousands of Dollars!)

In personal injury actions, evidence is crucial in proving your case. You must show that a person or organization had a certain responsibility or duty to you, that they breached that duty, and the result was an injury. For example, all drivers on the road have a duty to act with reasonable care and safety while driving. When a driver breaches that duty by speeding, failing to stop at a traffic signal, texting while driving, etc., and therefore causes a

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Information About Your Vehicle’s Recall

It may seem that every time you turn on your television or read the news, there is a report or information on the latest vehicle recalls. Well, it isn’t your imagination… Since the beginning of 2014 to date, there have been approximately 100 million vehicle recalls. While some vehicle models may have appeared on this list twice due to different recall issues, that is still a lot of vehicles with manufacturer defects. Vehicle recalls aren’t something that should be taken

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Tips to Avoid a Slip and Fall Injury

Slips and falls are pretty common occurrences. We’ve all been there. A little stumble over a rock, a trip when you skip a step going upstairs, or even falling over a branch or rock you didn’t see. Everyone can be a little clumsy from time to time. But falls can sometimes result in very serious injuries. Broken bones, head trauma, and fractures are just some of the unfortunate and painful results of a serious falling incident. Regardless of whether you

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Deadly Pedestrian Accident near West Palm Beach

On Tuesday evening, October 6th, a pedestrian was hit and killed near West Palm Beach. The accident happened at approximately 8:30 pm on Dixie Highway. Traffic was redirected and drivers were asked to pursue alternate routes until the accident was cleaned up. At this time, the cause of the crash is unknown. Was this a hit and run accident? What this is a distracted driving or driving under the influence accident? Or was this an intentional crime? Accidents (and crimes,

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Following a Car Accident

Did you know that over half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by car accidents? They are also one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Having a serious brain injury can change your life in many ways. For some, it can take away your ability to earn a living, your ability to enjoy daily life, and even your ability to take care of yourself. How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur Brain injuries generally occur

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Driver Survives Miracle Crash

On Tuesday evening, September 29th, wet roadways caused a driver to spin his vehicle out of control and hit a tree near Winter Haven. The car went up and over the curb and was impaled by a tree—splitting the car in half! The front end of the vehicle was on one side of the tree and the rear end was on the other. The 20 year-old driver was sent to the hospital, but none of his injuries were life-threatening. By

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How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

If you’ve been hurt or involved in any kind of accident, and you are in the process or are considering filing a personal injury claim against a third party, then you might be concerned about how long your personal injury case may take You might be worried about paying your medical bills or even your daily expenses if you’ve been out of work. All in all, you are likely eager to receive a financial settlement to cover what you owe.

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