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Child Injuries: Unsecured Televisions a Top Cause and Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Virtually any home you visit, and likely even your own, has massive flat screen televisions situated on a shelf or attached to the wall. Unfortunately, what many parents fail to realize is that these amazing sources of entertainment can also result in serious injuries to their children. Between the years of 1990 and 2011 the number of children who suffered an injury because of falling televisions increased by 125 percent. Additionally, over 17,000 children, less than 18 years of age,

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3 Things Senior Drivers Can Do to Avoid Needing an Auto Accident Attorney

Recent studies show that there are over 40 million licensed drivers in the United States over the age of 65. The older a person gets, the harder it may be for them to drive safely on the roadways of their area. If a senior is involved in an accident, it can do a lot of harm to their body and their vehicle. The main goal a senior driver should have is avoiding these accidents and the need for an auto

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The Pros and Cons of Speed Limiters To Lower Truck Accidents In Florida

According to recent statistics, 3,986 people were killed in commercial truck accidents in 2016, and only 17 percent of those people were the occupants of commercial trucks. In fact, a staggering 66 percent of all deaths involving commercial truck were drivers and passengers in other vehicles, and another 16 percent were pedestrians, bicycle riders and motorcyclists. And since 2007, there has been a 27-percent increase in the number of fatalities involving commercial trucks. So it’s no surprise that the government

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What Does Personal Injury Really Mean?

If you have been injured, then you may find yourself wondering whether you can take legal action or not. So, what does personal injury really mean, and how does filing a personal injury lawsuit work? First off, personal injury is any injury to an individual, when defined simply. However, when it comes to personal injury law, this can become more complex. Personal injury can include car accidents where you were not at fault, work-related injuries, pedestrian accidents, slip-and-fall incidents, and

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Working with your Personal Injury Lawyer to Prepare for Trial

Most personal injury cases settle before trial.  However, sometimes, for any number of reasons, a personal injury case goes to trial.  In trial, either a judge or a jury decides the facts of the case, from who is at fault to how much money an injured party may be entitled to.  Of course, working with your personal injury lawyer to prepare for trial is a critical step in the process. Understanding how a Personal Injury Lawyer Prepares for Trial Different

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What an Auto Accident Attorney Wants You to Know about Distracted Driving

An auto accident attorney has the opportunity to observe tragedy on the roads.  One of the increasingly prevalent – and alarming conditions on the roadways today is distracted driving. Distracted driving injures and kills hundreds of people each and every year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving killed 3,477 lives in 2015 alone.  Almost 400,000 people sustained injuries during the same time frame, by motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Federal estimates suggest 16 percent

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What are the Florida Cell Phone and Driving Laws?

The driving laws related to cell phone usage in the state of Florida are somewhat lax compared to other areas in the U.S. While it is legal to use the phone while driving, you still have to ask yourself whether or not this is something you should do. After all, you have likely seen other drivers with their phones stuck to their ears, trying to change lanes and swerving hear and there. The fact is, doing this simply isn’t safe.

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