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The Most Common Injuries When Pedestrians Are Hit by a Car

To stay safe and keep other people safe, it’s necessary for Florida pedestrians to follow the laws, just like drivers. However, accidents still happen every day. If a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the injuries can be extreme. Some facts about pedestrian accidents around the country include: Most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas Each year 60,000 pedestrians are injured and over 4,000 are killed Up to 75% of all pedestrian fatalities take place outside of an intersection Every

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Understanding the Most Common Daycare Injuries and What Rights You Have as a Parent

If you are like many parents, you may find it difficult to leave your child at daycare. However, you do this, believing that your child will be well-cared for and that the daycare has taken the necessary safety precautions to ensure that no harm comes to them. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries at daycare can and do happen. In some cases, the accidents cause debilitating injuries, which can affect the entire family. Keep reading to find out what options you have

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Injured by a Defective Holiday Gift? What Now?

The holidays are a fun time to spend with family and friends, and of course, the giving and receiving of gifts is always a highlight. However, while receiving gifts is great, things don’t always work out as planned. In fact, defective gifts may quickly turn a fun and amazing holiday into an unplanned and painful trip to the ER. It isn’t just baby toys and lithium batteries that are unsafe. Even things that are considered to be completely safe can

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Booming Scooter Rental Business in Florida Increases Risk of Accidents and Injuries

The use of electric scooters is gaining traction throughout urban hubs in the state of Florida. There are several cities that have already invested in the “bicycle share programs” while some of them even offer “dockless” locations. The success of these alternative modes of transportation that are cheaper and better for the environment have prompted many people to ditch their four wheels and hop on a scooter to get from point A to point B. While this seems like a

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Who is Liable for an Airbnb Accident?

Today is called the digital age. It is a time of smartphones and social media. Harnessing this power is something that many companies are doing to give small-town motels and large hotel chains a run for their money, such as Airbnb. With just a few clicks in the easy-to-use app, you can book temporary lodgings in over 80,000 cities around the world, making it a great option for weekend getaways, spring breaks, holiday vacations, business trips, and more. Today Airbnb

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Florida Car Accident Claims and Pre-Existing Conditions: What You Need to Know

  If you are involved in an accident on one of Florida’s roadways, your first concern will likely be your physical pain. However, if you are hurting everywhere, it may be difficult to separate your new injuries from a medical condition you had in the past. Unfortunately, the force and impact of an accident can aggravate a pre-existing injury – even one from years or even decades in the past. Even worse, the aggravation caused may be worse, more painful,

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Important Information About Recovering Compensation After Being Injured in an Escalator Accident

  As a child, going to the mall and riding on the escalator was exciting. Even as adults, there’s a certain sense of fun when riding up and down on the “moving stairs.” If you are like most people, you don’t think about the possibility of suffering an accident while on an escalator. While that’s fair, since the statistics related to escalator accident are low, regardless of how rare they are, they still happen. When accidents do occur, injuries are

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The Potential Pitfalls of Posting About a Personal Injury on Social Media

  The average person spends 135 minutes on social media per day. There’s no question that this technology has completely transformed a person’s day-to-day life. Just a decade ago, no one would have even known what social media was. However, today, it’s difficult to even imagine an existence without social media. People use social media for an array of activities. Sometimes, they post on it without thinking about vacation, dinner, kids, and other information. However, when it comes to a

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The Most Common Types of Truck-Related Accidents on Florida Roads

Commercial trucks make a significant contribution to the country’s economy by transporting goods by way of the major interstate highways. Sharing the road with other drivers is important for everyone – those in passenger vehicles and truck drivers. If a truck driver speeds, falls asleep, or doesn’t properly maintain their vehicle, the results may be catastrophic for other drivers on the road. If you, or another person in your family has experienced a serious injury due to of the reckless

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New Study Shows Speeding is the Top Cause of Fatal Car Accidents

For several years, experts and researchers have investigated and scrutinized car accident statistics to discover insight about the most prevalent dangers on roads in the U.S., along with when and where they are the highest. Thanks to the work done by these individuals, along with the efforts of safety advocates and awareness campaigns, the majority of drivers in the U.S. are aware that some types of negligence while behind the wheel can increase the risk of an accident, regardless of

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Understanding the Basics of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Currently, more than 40 million people over the age of 65 live in the U.S. By 2030, senior citizens are going to make up over 20 percent of the country’s total population. With more people surpassing this milestone, the population in nursing homes is also growing. While many facilities treat their residents with respect and dignity, cases of nursing home neglect and abuse are still a serious problem that impacts those who live here. Consider these facts: Over 40 percent

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The Dangers of Florida’s Highways and How They Contribute to Florida Car Accidents

There are a large number of car accidents in Florida that take place on highways. The high speeds allowed on the highways combined with driver error and large amounts of traffic can cause dangerous conditions that result in serious accidents. For example, after the Fourth of July weekend in 2017, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that approximately 30 people were killed on Florida highways. There are several accidents that occur on the highways that can be avoided if you take

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Important Information About Head-On Collisions in Florida

In 2017, the state of Florida had over 16.6 million licensed drivers on the roads. There were also an estimated 395,785 accidents, according to information from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). With so many accidents occurring in the state, it may only be a matter of time before you find yourself in this situation. A common type of accident on Florida’s highways is a head-on collision. With the prevalence of these accidents increasing, it’s now

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Hit from Behind: What to Know About Rear End Car Accidents

Rear-end collisions are considered one of the most common car accidents in the nation today. Unfortunately, driver distractions, such as texts, GPS controls, and phones have caused the number of rear-end accidents to increase significantly. If you have suffered an injury due to this type of accident, it’s important to understand what your legal rights are in the state of Florida.  The No Fault Insurance Law in Florida  Like several other states, in Florida, there’s a no-fault law. Instead of

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Common Causes of Motorcycles Crashes

Did you know that for every mile traveled, a motorcyclist is about 28 times more likely to die? Unlike a car, there is no barrier between the rider and the road; nor are there nearly as many technology-driven safety features aimed at keeping motorcyclists safe as there are for those driving in other common vehicles. Here are a few additional reasons why motorcycles can be dangerous. They are smaller, and therefore less visible to cars. Road hazards can have a

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The Scary Statistics You Know About Driving During Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is often referred to as the unofficial first day of summer. For many people, it’s a time to celebrate and enjoy the long holiday weekend. Unfortunately, it is also the most dangerous time to be on the road. Here are a few statistics about Memorial Day weekend and driving that may surprise you. More people die from driving than any other major form of transportation. 2/3 of accidents that happen during Memorial weekend are fatal. You are four

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How to Recognize the Signs of a Brain Injury

Parents of young children and teenagers know all too well how dangerous the springtime can be. Sporting events and outdoor activities increase over the warmer months, and as a result, children are at an increased risk for sustaining serious traumatic brain injuries. In fact, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each and every year. Of those, nearly 100,000 will experience long-term disability as a result. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a brain injury is key

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Most Dangerous Animals in Florida

Animal attacks are rare, but when they do occur, they can be deadly. From alligators to pit bulls, Florida has its fair share of dangerous animals. Some of these animals are smaller than your fingernail, while others are some of the largest and most dangerous animals in the ocean and on land. No matter where you live in Florida, it is important to know and respect the other animals that share our planet. It’s their earth too and humans are

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Difference Between Survival Actions and Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one is incredibly hard and can forever impact your life. Surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party after their loved one has died. They may also be eligible to file a survival action. These types of lawsuits are different and survivors have differing legal responsibilities and rights. Understanding the difference is key to collecting the money you need to help you and your family after such a devastating

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Protecting Your Rights After a Burn Injury

Have you recently suffered a serious burn injury that’s left you in pain and unable to function as you did before? Burns can cause extensive nerve damage and require hospitalization and surgery. Even minor burns can be debilitating. Most of the time these injuries come out of nowhere and can affect anyone from kitchen staff to children playing at home. In fact, each year around 1.1 million burn injuries require medical attention. If you’re one of these people and feel

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