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The Top Reasons for Cyclists to Utilize Cameras While Riding

2018-09-11T06:31:45+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to travel and ways to get around, many people around the world opt to use a bicycle or a motorcycle as their means of transportation. There are many reasons why riders may choose a motorcycle or bike over some other type of personal vehicle or public transportation or even a ride or ride-giving app or service. It's better for the environment (particularly if your bike runs on pedal power, not gas) and it also can be convenient. Riding bikes can even let you get to your destination faster when it comes to highly populated, congested cities and urban areas. That being said, having a helmet-mounted camera is becoming more popular than ever among cyclists. Why should you use a camera and have it on your person while you're riding? Here [...]

Dog Bites: Everything You Need to Know

2018-08-29T13:22:33+00:00August 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? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Humane Society of the United States, there are about 4.7 million dog bites every year in the U.S. 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 [...]

Is Eating While You Are Driving Dangerous?

2018-06-07T18:51:29+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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?

2018-09-04T13:44:03+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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 [...]

Motorcycle Season: What to Watch Out For & How to Be Safe

2018-03-06T20:56:33+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , |

Do you enjoy riding motorcycles? Spring can be one of the busiest seasons of the year for cyclists as it is one of the most popular months for riding. As the weather gets nicer, there may be more motorcycles and motorcyclists on the road than you might expect. More motorcycles on the road will mean that there is more risk of vehicles and cyclists being involved in car accidents. A large number of drivers admit that they actually did not even see the cyclist before the accident happened! Cars can get used to looking out for other vehicles on the road, but you've got to also be aware of cyclists and look because motorcycles are everywhere. Keep your music at a reasonable level and if you are a cyclist you can also do things to [...]