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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 [...]

Why Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney? 

2017-11-07T21:59:22+00:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , |

When it comes to personal injury, are you covered? It can be tough to deal with going through an accident and sustaining an injury. Let's not forget the pleasure of extremely high medical bills and tons of paperwork from getting treated. Have a headache yet? The good news is that you survived and still have the ability to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. They'll help you figure out if you have a case and are able to get money They Have Experience It's difficult to represent yourself in a case. The paperwork, the knowledge, and the experience are all crucial parts of being able to win a court claim. The more experience they have in this area, the better it is to hire them as your legal counsel! They Know the [...]

Be Safe This Halloween! Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips 

2017-11-07T22:01:33+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

When it comes to Halloween, it's a fun time to dress up or just go out and have a little fun! Of course, it's always a great option to curl up with a good scary movie. However, if you have little ones that are old enough to go out, you may be hitting the streets with your kids instead of getting freaked out by Freddy Krueger. With that being said, here are some tips we've assembled to help you be more aware this Halloween. Protect your kids and keep an eye out-- Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Halloween is fun, but it's also one of the most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reports that accidents involving drunk drivers [...]

Put Down the Cell Phone, No Walking While Distracted!

2017-11-07T22:06:20+00:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , |

We all know about driving while distracted, but do you know about walking while distracted? It may seem like a new concept, but if you cast your mind back, you've probably done it in a few times in the past year. While it's certainly not as dangerous to others as operating heavy machinery (in an immediate and severe way), walking while distracted is actually very dangerous and can cause harm to yourself or others if you're not careful. What to do about this practice? Well, we've put together a guide to help you find out. If you're going to live in the modern world, why not be more safe about it? Discover why it's so important to put down your cell phone and cut out your distracted walking! Read on to find out [...]

Summer Pool Safety Tips For Adults When It Comes To Children

2017-11-07T22:07:09+00:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death|Tags: , , , |

With summer finally here, it's finally time for summer fun and hijinks. Adults and children get to swim in pools, lakes, and even the ocean! These times can be great for making memories, but they're also a time to remember to focus on safety. Unfortunately, every year in the United States five thousand children aged under 15 are treated for injuries due to the pool or the spa. Additionally, about 400 children under the age of 15 are killed every year by drowning in pools and spas. Over 3 out of 4 of those children were under the age of 5. So while it may be fun to enjoy the pool this summer, keep in mind that there is an element of danger and you need to be ready for it. When someone [...]

Florida PIP Law: How It Affects Injured Motorists’ Rights

2017-11-07T22:10:26+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you or is someone you know a car accident victim in Florida? If you or someone that you know has been involved in a car accident, you may be able to take legal action! The Law Offices of Payas, Payas and Payas can help you find out whether you have a case that could go to court and win. The new Personal Injury Protection Law, which was passed in Florida and took effect in 2013, was supposed to prevent insurance fraud. But it also hurt many groups in Florida that weren't involved in the insurance industry, like medical providers and injured motorists. The P.I.P. law is thought to be able to allow insurance companies to collect the rates they need to while getting fewer policyholder benefits. The state Florida now requires drivers to carry [...]

Drive Safely Through Road Construction

2017-11-07T22:16:30+00:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to driving through construction, it can get a little tricky. As we all make the transition to the warmer months, drivers should also keep in mind that these seasons are the peak times of the year for construction. Now that winter is over, construction projects will be returning once more to the roads, which means an increased need to be alert and safety-oriented. Read on to find out more about safe driving and tips you can use once construction season starts. Drivers as well as their passengers are the people who are most at risk when in a construction zone. That's because drivers and passengers in their cars make up for 85% of deaths when it comes to highway work zone crashes, according to the FHA (Federal Highway Administration). In [...]

Sobering Medical Report May Validate Your Fears

2017-11-07T22:20:59+00:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , |

How many times have you been sick or had something wrong with you but were scared that you would go to a doctor or the hospital, only to be misdiagnosed? It's a pretty common to fear to have, and at times you might feel that you're being overly paranoid. The terrible thing is, that fear is actually pretty valid, according to a new report. The report was released by the Institute of Medicine this week and it's called "Improving Diagnosis In Health Care." The Institute also published a landmark report in 1999 that was titled 'To Err is Human.' It's their most recent report that is getting people even more worried, however. The report is cracking open people's perceptions about the capacity of medicine and revealing sobering statistics about just how likely the [...]

Medical Malpractice: Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

2017-11-07T22:24:04+00:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Did you know that over ten percent of cancer cases are misdiagnosed in the beginning? A delayed diagnosis can be incredibly dangerous to a patient. Many cancers that would be treatable progress to a stage where they are more difficult to treat or even untreatable, leading to suffering, complications, and even death. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be deadly when it occurs. If you think that you have a case, you will need a team of legal professionals with experience in this field on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas if you believe you have enough for a case concerning delayed or misdiagnosis. Clients often require a medical malpractice attorney for cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. For many cases, the parties involved will deny negligence any [...]

Shopping Carefully for Holiday Gifts for Families

2017-11-07T22:23:13+00:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Personal Injury, Product Liability|Tags: , , , |

At every holiday cycle, families and friends start shopping in earnest to spoil loved ones with gifts and presents. Sometimes caution is thrown to the winds as shoppers consumed with the shopping frenzy that accompanies the month of December, shop with zest and abandon. That is a costly mistake. When shopping for products and toys for young children, you should exercise caution and diligently inquire if the product is suitable and safe for your child. This year alone, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled hordes of unsafe toys as well as many of the children’s most basic products such as furniture, car seats, and strollers. To avoid committing some shopping blunders that may cost your child their health and safety, consider the following shopping tips: Beware of Recalls. The CPSC database records [...]