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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