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Dog Bites: Everything You Need to Know

2018-08-08T14:39:23+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dogs are part of our lives-- well, for some of us anyway. But what to do when you have a negative interaction with a dog and end up getting bitten? While you may not spend your day walking about thinking about whether or not you are going to get bitten by a dog, the truth is that a lot of people aren't thinking about it either-- until they have reason to. In 2015 alone, home owner's insurance companies ending up paying out $38,000 on average for every incident of a dog attack claim that was settled. Of those hundreds of thousands of serious injury victims, about half were children.   Half of the serious number of people affected by dog assaults that year were children-- why are they in particular getting affected? Children [...]

How to Handle Social Media After An Accident

2018-07-24T08:44:30+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

We tend to go to social media naturally for as lot of things in our lives. We post to social media sharing sites and update people on the events that are going on with us constantly, often without thinking twice. When something is done daily, you may not consider the consequences of posting on social media. You may have a public or a private account; regardless, car accidents can be really tough to go through. Furthermore, you may be having a tough time when it comes to dealing with the aftermath. You may have already had a tough time dealing with the insurance agency as well as your own. When it comes to getting what you need, you may have to turn to suing or a lawyer to help you with your attempt to [...]

How to Determine Car Accident Fault in Orlando

2018-07-08T21:09:57+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , , |

Accidents happen on the road all the time. Statistically, you're bound to get into at least one accident in your life. With any luck, the accidents that you get into will not cause injury and will be very minor. If they're not, it may be time to consult a car accident attorney. Consult an attorney for any injuries or damages to your vehicle if you have been in an accident recently. If you are not at fault and another driver in Florida has caused it due to what you believe to be negligence, it can be helpful to talk to a lawyer to find out more about the topic. You may be able to recover damages for an accident where you were not at fault and perhaps even partial depending on the laws [...]

Is Eating While You Are Driving Dangerous?

2018-06-07T18:51:29+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

How often do you eat while you're driving on the road? These days, our lives are busier than ever, and you can't deny that people need to eat (and drink, obviously). Whether you're on a road trip or commuting to or from work, it can seem that fast food or quick meal options while on the go is the easiest choice for you. While some people pull into the side of the eatery to eat their snacks, meals, or sip on their drinks, still more choose to hit the road or simply do not feel that they have the time in their schedule to stop. That's all well and good, but what they may not consider is that eating while driving and even drinking lemonade from a big cup with a straw can [...]

Should I File a Birth Defect Lawsuit?

2018-06-07T18:19:52+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Is there anything more important than our children? If you have children or have recently had a child, you never want to imagine them being anything but happy and healthy. It can often be more than parents can stand to imagine that their child may encounter a birth defect while being born. Consulting an attorney may be the last thing you want to do. However, if you are dealing with a birth defect that you think was caused by negligence, that needs to be your priority after placing your child in care or dealing with what happened. If you child was born experiencing physical or mental issues, and you believe it happened due to medical doctors or attendees instead of in the womb, you need to consult a lawyer. They will help you [...]

The Dangers of Walking While Distracted

2018-05-15T17:59:48+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Everyone's heard about how you should not talk or text while driving. Driving distracted is one of the major causes of accidents in the country, but what about walking while distracted? Is it dangerous too? Just like driving, walking requires us to pay attention to our surroundings and where we are going as we travel through time and space. Whether we are on the sidewalk, by the side of the road, or crossing in a walkway, you've probably been walking somewhere at some point this year. When you're not paying attention while walking, it can actually be very dangerous. You don't have as much focus available to see things you might stumble upon, people that you might bump into, or even cars that have failed to see you crossing the street. Never assume [...]

How to Avoid Drowsy Driving

2018-05-08T18:03:52+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

When it comes to driving drowsy, it's never a good idea. A study done by the NSF (National Sleep Foundation) found that 1 out of 7 drivers surveyed admitted to nodding off while driving one or more times in the past year. 1 in 10 said they had fallen asleep completely while driving in the same time period. The numbers are pretty sobering, but drowsy driving can be prevented if you know the facts on this topic and ultimately choose not to get behind the wheel when you are tired. Today we're talking all about how to avoid drowsy driving as the operator of a motor vehicle so you can stay safe on the road and avoid not only accidents but injury too. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that an astounding [...]

Can a State Law Affect How Injured Drivers Get Compensated?

2018-07-25T05:41:41+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Florida Law, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

When was the last time that you were in a car accident? If you or someone you know has recently had the misfortune of being a car accident victim in Florida, then you can probably relate to the feeling of being upset and feeling a loss of control. What can make this sense of anxiety worse is when you start researching the laws and what to do about them. Your first instinct may be to contact a lawyer, and that is an astute move. Consulting with legal experts about a car accident situation is a wise idea and will help you to know what your rights and options are moving forward. It may even be necessary if you live in a state where certain laws have been created that make the whole situation [...]

Sports Injury and Recognizing Signs of a Concussion

2018-04-10T17:42:07+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Brain Injury, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

When it comes to your kids, you want what's best for them. You try to cook them healthy meals, you keep them involved in activities, and you likely have them enrolled in dance or sports. There are plenty of things that you can do when it comes to keeping your kids active and their minds and bodies healthy, and it should be no surprise that athletics is one of the top ways to do this. Sports can teach kids a lot about a variety of life skills. They likely will be participating in a team sport, so they will have to learn to work with others and communicate. They will learn what the role is for their position, whether it's playing defense on soccer or it's playing the quarterback in football. In addition, [...]

Speaking to Teen Drivers About Safe Driving

2018-03-13T17:31:55+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Are you a parent of a teen driver? Teen drivers are often notoriously regarded as the worst drivers on the road. However, just because they have not accumulated the same experience that older drivers have does not mean that they are destined to get into an accident. Many accidents that occur with teen drivers could be avoided with a better understanding of driving safety and having more practice on the road. So while you can always teach your teenage children about driving, you also want to make sure that they are getting enough hours on the road before they officially are allowed to get behind the wheel with no one present. Today we're talking about parents and speaking to your teenage children about their driving-- and how to do it safely! Read on [...]