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Why You Should Visit a Doctor After Even a Minor Car Accident

Sometimes in the confusion that follows a car crash, drivers, passengers and pedestrians put the needs of more obviously injured people first, failing to take the time to care for themselves. This can be a serious mistake, affecting both your health and your ability to recover compensation. If you are involved in an auto accident […]

How To Prove a Case of Health Care Aide Neglect or Abuse

A patient who wants to hold a health care provider liable for an act or omission that injured a patient must meet a set of strict standards, which include extensive pre-suit investigation, medical expert testimony and proof of failure to meet the professional standard of care. These standards apply to suits against physicians, chiropractors, dentists, […]

Florida Exceeds the National Average in Unintentional Injury Deaths

According to Florida Health, the state’s accredited public health system, more Florida residents between the ages of 1 and 44 die from unintentional injuries than from any other cause. In Florida, unintentional injury is also the third leading cause of death for all ages, following only heart disease and cancer. While unintentional injuries are a […]

Proving Commercial Vehicles Are at Fault for Accidents

Trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles may be big and potentially dangerous, but surprisingly, accidents that involved them in Citrus and Lake counties in 2017 actually resulted in fewer injuries and fatalities than crashes of automobiles alone. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Crashes, there […]

Tips for Preventing Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic injuries are sudden, severe and require immediate medical attention. These injuries often come out of nowhere and leave victims reeling. According to Orlando Health, the most common types of traumatic injuries are suffered in car crashes and motorcycle accidents, by pedestrians struck by vehicles, and through falls and burns. While most victims of serious […]

When You Suffer a Slipped Disc Injury in an Auto Accident

Your spine consists of an array of bones (vertebrae) cushioned by rubbery discs wedged between them. When a disc becomes ruptured, fluids leak out and deplete the cushion, putting pressure on the nerves in the spine. This syndrome, known as a herniated disc or “slipped disc,” can be the result of physical trauma or excessive […]

Florida Beats Its Record for Buckling Up, But There’s Room for Improvement

Good news: Now more than ever, Floridians traveling the state’s roadways are looking out for themselves and for each other by fastening their seat belts.  In its “June 2018 Safety Belt Use in Florida” report, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that the statewide safety belt usage rate has climbed to 90.6 percent, beating […]

Remember to Wear Your Seatbelt — It’s the Law!

The Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law was enacted in June 2009 and made it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt while driving. Under the law, all drivers, front seat passengers and passengers under 18 must wear seatbelts, and police officers can pull over drivers for not buckling up. Anyone in […]

Central Florida Roads Have a Reputation for Poor Pedestrian Safety

According to a variety of studies, Central Florida roads are among the most dangerous in the United States for pedestrians. Hundreds of pedestrians are injured and dozens are killed each year in this area. From 2014 to 2015, the number of pedestrian fatalities increased in five counties in Central Florida. Now, drivers are killing pedestrians […]

Drive Safely Around Commercial Motor Vehicles

As part of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ “Share the Road” campaign, the state agency is encouraging drivers to be more aware of the safety needs of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) while on the road. CMVs include buses, semi-trucks and other larger vehicles that have certain operating limitations, such as long stopping distances, limited […]

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