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Pedestrian Accidents Continue to Go Up Across the State of Florida

According to a recent report from GHSA, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the total number of pedestrian wrongful death and injury accidents have increased significantly in the past decade. In fact, the number of wrongful death accidents due to pedestrian’s being hit has increased by 19 percent between the years of 2009 and 2014. Unfortunately, it is now clear that pedestrian deaths are now at the largest proportion when compared to all the other types of car accident fatalities for

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5 Common Errors in Child Car Seat Installation

The leading cause of death to children between the ages of three and 14 in the U.S. is car accidents. While car seats can help reduce the number of children injured in car accidents, if they aren’t used properly, the car seats can actually do more harm than good. Getting to know the most common mistakes made with car seats can help parents reduce the potential of serious injuries and fatalities if a car accident were to occur. The Car

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Toys on the Bad List: Keep Your Child Safe

Each year, more than 25 million children are seen in emergency rooms across the country due to toy related injuries. However, this doesn’t consider the toys made with dangerous substances and materials that can make a child sick. Regardless of if you are planning out your toy-Christmas list for your child, or purchasing a toy “just because” there are certain toys that simply aren’t safe. If you do have a child who is injured because of a defective toy, you

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Slip and Fall Accidents: Can You Sue if You Slipped and Fell in a Retail Store?

When you visit any type of retail store, you have the expectation that it will be reasonably space. The owner or landlord of the property is required to keep a building that is structurally sound. Also, all store owners have to keep the storefront free from any and all hazards that may cause possible injuries to their customers. If you ever slip and fall in a business or store, then you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover

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Car Accidents Considered Top Cause of TBI in the U.S.

Life can change in a flash if you are involved in a car accident. Regardless of the damage done to your body or vehicle, being involved in an auto collision can be a very traumatic experience. Unfortunately, there are many car accidents each year that result in serious damage, like traumatic brain injuries. The road to recovery following a TBI can be a very long one. Many people who experience these types of injuries are unable to work, which is

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Dangerous Myths About Truck Accidents

One of the most common ways for a business to get their goods from state to state is with large commercial trucks. While these types of trucks are great for transporting goods, they can also pose a risk to other drivers on the roadways of America. Each year, there are thousands of truck accidents and many of them lead to fatalities. Being involved in a collision with a large commercial truck can be catastrophic. For those who are lucky enough

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Pedestrian Accidents: What Legal Options Do Injured Pedestrians Have in Florida?

Every two hours in the United States, a pedestrian is killed due to a traffic collision. While pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone, or any age, in the state of Florida, elderly individuals are especially vulnerable. Pedestrians who are over the age of 70 are twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian accident than those who are under the age of 70. If you suffer an injury as a pedestrian, anywhere in the state of Florida, and it

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Nursing Home Abuse: Warning Signs Your Loved One is a Victim of Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation is just a single example of nursing home abuse that happens to elderly individuals. According to the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), this problem is one that is seriously concerning. Consider the statistics about this type of nursing home abuse. Up to five percent of all Americans over the age of 60 experience some type of financial exploitation every year. Almost $3 billion was exploited from seniors in the U.S. in 2010. The Medicare and Medicate systems are

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Why You Should Keep a Personal Injury Journal

If you have suffered a personal injury, you should keep a personal injury journal from the very first day of injury.  Personal injury attorneys seek compensation for pain and suffering (among other things).  Insurance attorneys argue the suffering was not that bad, or was not their client’s fault.  A personal injury journal provides proof in real time the suffering you experience and how well you followed doctor’s orders.  A personal injury journal can be the difference between being compensated for

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Living with Those with Brain Injuries

There are many ways a person can be affected with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common causes are car accidents, being shot with a firearm and falling. A TBI can result in cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. Some 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from TBI and over 50,000 die from it each year. And while brain injuries can be hard on the sufferer, they can also

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How to Avoid an Auto Accident with a Self-Driving Car

Although the technology is still relatively new, self-driving cars are now a reality on some roads and the number of them out driving will be increasing in the coming years. But what effect will self-driving cars have on your chances (in your human-driven vehicle) of being in an auto accident? A recent report from a US consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, claims that self-driving cars could end up reducing traffic fatalities by some 90%. “By midcentury, the penetration of AVs

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Distracted Driving Leads to Personal Injury

Distracted driving is a very real problem with very real consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), distracted driving results in personal injury over 1,000 times a day. Additionally, distracted driving causes 9 deaths each day in the United States alone. Cell Phone Laws Which May Reduce Personal Injury and Death Across the country, states are considering distracted driving a public health issue. As of June 2017, the CDC reports texting while driving bans in the District of Columbia and

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How to Prevent Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are the third leading cause of household injury. Often, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure with these types of injuries. There are a number of steps you can take to protect you and your family from suffering from burn injuries. Burn Injuries in the Kitchen There are several opportunities to injure yourself in the kitchen. Some safety rules to employ include: Do not leave items cooking on the stove unattended. A slice of bacon draped just over

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Driver Error Is the Most Dangerous Behavior For Car Accident Personal Injury Claims

Driver error is one of the most common contributory factors that leads to a car accident, but the truth is, many drivers can’t identify what type of errors fall under this category. But knowing how driver error is defined can help you take evasive action on the road, and practice defensive driving techniques to avoid making those life-changing mistakes. Because according to many statistics, 90 percent of car accidents are caused in some way by driver error, also known as

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What You Need To Know About Vehicle Defects That Cause Car Accidents

Most car accidents are caused by driver error, but in some instances, vehicle defects can also lead to devastating car wrecks. The problem of course is that unless a car manufacturer issues a recall, it is impossible for drivers to know whether or not their vehicles are defective, which means that when the defect occurs, it will do so without warning. Therefore it is important for you to know some of the more common vehicle defects, so that you can

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Personal Injury Settlements: What To Know In West Palm Beach

The goal of most personal injury claims is to obtain compensation for injuries, losses and what is known as pain and suffering. And the process can be a long one, especially if you are taking on a big company that has the resources to fight your claim. But in many instances, you will receive a personal injury settlement offer, which details the amount the other party’s insurance company is willing to pay for the claim. So how should you evaluate

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How to Spot a Dangerous Driver and Avoid a Car Accident

A lot of the time, those who are involved in a car accident don’t see it coming, or at least they don’t see it coming until it’s too late. But there are many times when erratic and dangerous drivers will make themselves known to others around them and it’s important to know the signs to be on the lookout for. Swerving Can Lead to a Car Accident The most obvious sign of a dangerous driver is an inability to control

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Here Are the 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident

You can’t anticipate being involved in a car accident, and when it does happen, it can affect your decision-making skills. And that lack of clear thinking can lead you to make some mistakes that could end up complicating a legal claim in the future. So to ensure that you protect your rights after you’re involved in a car accident that was not your fault, here are three things you should be mindful of, to avoid making a mistake that can

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Is There a Link Between Loud Music and a Car Accident?

Loud music and young drivers go together like peanut butter and jelly, but could this combination actually cause more car accidents? That’s more than just a theoretical question, because studies have found that teenage drivers are much more likely to engage in distracted driving habits such as talking on a mobile device, chatting with a passenger, eating, texting while driving, and even watching videos on a built-in screen. All those activities distract drivers by either taking their eyes off the

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What To Do With Child Passengers On Motorcycles

To avoid accidents and to protect their bodies, motorcyclists must observe safety techniques every time they take a ride. But this is especially important when riders are carrying child passengers, because children do not have the physical development of adults and are more vulnerable to fractures and broken bones. And if they suffer concussions during a motorcycle accident, children’s brains are more likely to suffer more extensive and longer-lasting damage. So as a motorcyclist, what are some safety measures you

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