Teens and Auto Accidents: What You Need to Know
March 16, 2016 By :
Filed Under : car accident lawyer

Teens and Auto Accidents: What You Need to Know

Did you know that the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States is car crashes? According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 2,623 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 were killed in car accidents in 2014. This accounted for 8 percent of car accident deaths that year. That means that every day in 2014, over 7 teens died as a result of a fatal car crash. So what can we do to reduce this excessively high number of teen fatalities and injuries? Fortunately, many car accidents – especially those involving teens – are easily preventable. First let’s first take a look at why teens are involved in so many accidents, and at then how we can prevent these accidents from occurring in the future. Why Teens Are Involved in So Many Accidents There...Read More
5 Signs You Should File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
March 9, 2016 By :

5 Signs You Should File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have recently been injured, become seriously ill, or a loved one has died due to an injury, you may have cause for a personal injury lawsuit. But not all injuries qualify, so how do you really know? Luckily, there are certain factors that can help you determine if a lawsuit is the right choice for you. Let’s look at 5 signs you should file a personal injury lawsuit. Another person caused your injury. Someone else causing your injury is pretty much the ground floor for filing a personal injury claim. Car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, and pedestrian accidents tend to fall into this category. If you were riding a bicycle and were hit by a car and broke your arm, you could most likely sue the driver of the vehicle for damages. The same principle would apply to any of...Read More
The Impact of the Age of Older Drivers on Automobile Accidents
March 2, 2016 By :
Filed Under : car accident lawyer

The Impact of the Age of Older Drivers on Automobile Accidents

Car accidents happen way too often on Florida roads, which is why it’s especially important for drivers to be safe, exercise caution, and give driving their full attention. But what if a driver’s age prevents them from doing so? As we get older and start to deteriorate, we experience many different physical and mental changes. Unfortunately, some of those changes could affect our driving ability, leading to car crashes. Florida has a large elderly population, which means there’s a good chance you will be sharing the road with a senior driver a large percentage of the time. Just because someone is older doesn’t mean they will automatically be incapable of driving safely. Every person is different. But an elderly person and the people who they are close to need to be able...Read More
Car Injury Attorney: How Medical Conditions Contribute to Car Accidents
February 24, 2016 By :
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Car Injury Attorney: How Medical Conditions Contribute to Car Accidents

Car accidents happen all too frequently on Florida roads. And injuries and fatalities due to car accidents are becoming regular news stories. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, driving on the opposite side of the road, running red lights and stop signs, and simply not paying attention are all common causes of car crashes. But did you also know that pre-existing medical conditions can contribute to car accidents? Certain medical conditions can affect a person’s ability to safely drive a vehicle, which can then result in a devastating crash or collision. Epilepsy and other seizure disorders, diabetes, heart conditions, and poor eyesight can all lead to car accidents if a driver chooses to get behind the wheel. Who Is Liable for a Car Accident? Florida is currently a...Read More
Personal Injury News: The 4 Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents
February 17, 2016 By :
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Personal Injury News: The 4 Most Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Car accidents and auto fatalities are unfortunately a common occurrence in the United States and Florida. The Sunshine State saw almost 2,500 traffic fatalities in 2014, which is nearly 100 more deaths than the previous year. Even one accident or deaths on our roads is too many, though. Crashes are caused by a variety of reasons, and if we want to reduce that number and increase the safety for everyone on Florida roads, we need to be more aware of what causes crashes and take steps towards preventing them. Let’s look at the most common causes of car accidents and what you can do to avoid these dangerous situations. Distracted driving. Distracted driving has become an increasingly common cause of car accidents, especially among younger drivers. With so many distractions...Read More
We Need to Take Slip and Fall Accidents Seriously
February 10, 2016 By :

We Need to Take Slip and Fall Accidents Seriously

Nationally, cold and icy conditions always lead to a sharp increase in visits to the emergency room for slip and falls. But don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just a cold-weather issue. People fall down and injure themselves in all kinds of places and for a wide variety of reasons. Maybe you step wrong going down the stairs in your apartment building because a light is out. Or the new kid at your local grocery forgot to put up the wet floor sign after cleaning. It could even be something like a poorly constructed balcony railing that gives way and causes you to fall over the edge. Most of the time, people are able to just get up and get on with their life after a fall. But not always. Sometimes people suffer broken bones, pinched nerves, or even cause damage to their...Read More
Miami Personal Injury Attorney: So-Called Frivolous
February 5, 2016 By :

Miami Personal Injury Attorney: So-Called Frivolous

In 2012, a California woman had hot McDonald’s employee coffee spilled all over her lap and decided to sue them for over $2 million. Sound frivolous? McDonald’s typically keeps their coffee between 170 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that can cause third degree burns. Moreover, they know the coffee is dangerously hot. But they’ve done little more than put a small warning label on the side of their coffee cups. Once you get the details of the incident, it certainly doesn’t seem so frivolous anymore. Of course, this isn’t the first time this has happened at McDonald’s. In 1992, a woman made headlines when she sued McDonald’s after a spilled cup of their coffee caused third degree burns and required her to get skin grafts. Both those specific details were...Read More
Personal Injury Help: 5 Steps to Recover from Your Injury
January 22, 2016 By :

Personal Injury Help: 5 Steps to Recover from Your Injury

No one likes to get hurt. If you’re injured, the best-case scenario is that it’s merely a nuisance. Worst-case scenario? You’re out of commission and you have to deal with excruciating pain. Whether it’s from a car accident, a slip and fall in a local store, or you get thrown from your bicycle, an injury can affect all aspects of your life. And not usually in a good way. That’s why it’s important to get the best possible care – so that you can recover from your injury and get your life back on track as quickly as possible. Here are 5 steps to help you have a speedy and full recovery. Seek medical help. After you’ve been injured, it’s imperative to seek medical help immediately. Even if you think you’re not seriously hurt. While your injuries may seem minor,...Read More
Can Injury Result in TMJ?
January 13, 2016 By :
Filed Under : car accident lawyer

Can Injury Result in TMJ?

What is the Connection Between Car Accidents, Slip and Falls and TMJ Disorder? As a personal injury law firm that handles many car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls and other types of injury cases, we have certainly seen various injuries and trauma result in our clients complaining of pain to their jaw. Sometimes that pain is temporary (lasting only a few days or weeks), and certainly other times the pain worsens or becomes chronic. Studies have shown that direct trauma to the jaw is not necessary for the development of TMJ disorder / TMD. Studies have linked whiplash (very violent movement of the head, neck, and by definition, the jaw) in a car accident or violent fall, to TMJ Disorder. Certainly, the jaw may make direct contact with an airbag or steering wheel, the trauma of...Read More
Types of Damages You Can Seek in Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits
January 8, 2016 By :

Types of Damages You Can Seek in Florida Personal Injury Lawsuits

A drunk driver crashes into you, totaling your car and putting you through months of recovery due to injuries. The giant hanging CLEARANCE! sign at a store falls on you while you are shopping, and you end up in the hospital. Your son’s new hoverboard catches on fire and burns him. There are all kinds of situations where you might be able to sue someone for negligence if you are hurt – but is it worth it? What are you actually able to receive compensation for? In personal injury lawsuits, compensation – or damages – falls into two general categories: punitive and compensatory. Punitive damages, however, are incredibly rare. These types of damages are only awarded when the behavior of the defendant is found to be particularly reprehensible. Say, for example, someone found...Read More