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  • What are Personal Injury Damages?

    While there are lots of jokes about how litigious American society is, when you are the one that is harmed, it’s no laughing matter. Without the legal system, many injured people would be left holding the bag, suffering both physical and financial damage through no fault of their own. If you have been hurt due to someone else’s actions, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit in order to make ...
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  • There's Nothing Festive About Drinking and Driving

    Andy Williams echoes the feelings of many as he croons, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And while there are indeed marshmallows for toasting, it’s the “parties for hosting” that you have to be careful of. Many holiday get-togethers involve alcoholic beverages. Students from the University of Miami, Florida International University and other higher ed institutions celebrating the end of ...
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  • Not on Anyone's List: Drunk Driving Accidents Increase During the Holiday Season

    The holidays are upon us. Whether that fills you with glee, dread, or indifference, it doesn't change the fact that the number of drunk driving accidents go up this time of year. Starting on the day before Thanksgiving and ending on New Year's Day, the holiday season sees more drunk drivers than the rest of the year. People are always finding excuses to drink during the holidays. Unfortunately, ...
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  • Personal Watercraft Accidents

    There’s nothing like fun on the water. Boating, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing – just a few of the many ways South Floridians get out and enjoy the waves. One of the more popular aquatic activities is the use of personal watercraft (PWC), which began as “water scooters” in the 1950s and evolved into stand-up and sit-down varieties. A fast-growing segment of the ...
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  • Vicarious Liability: Parents & Teen Drivers

    If you're the parent of a new teen driver, then you may be understandably filled with mixed emotions. On the one hand, you're proud of your teen for learning how to drive and reaching the milestone of obtaining a driver's license. On the other hand, you may be worried about your teen's safety while they're behind the wheel. Unfortunately, young drivers are responsible for nearly 30% of motor ...
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  • Insurance Claims Process Guide

    If you've been injured in an accident that was caused by another party, then you may find yourself in a very difficult situation. On the one hand, you may be suffering from injuries and loss of income as a result of your accident. On the other hand, you may have medical bills and other expenses piling up that you're not sure how to take care of. Been in a car accident? Report it to your insurance ...
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  • Hand Hygiene Lacking in Healthcare Settings

    Back in April, we wrote a blog about how some Florida facilities were being penalized for their unacceptably high rate of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), which are caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other less common types of pathogens. HAIs do not have to be an inevitable part of healthcare and their elimination has been made a priority by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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  • Healthcare Based on the Clock

    If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to doctors or hospitals until you need one. When you get sick or have an emergency, you expect medical practitioners to be accessible and helpful, to accurately diagnose your condition, alleviate your pain, administer proper treatment, resolve the uncertainties. Anyone who has to spend time in a hospital looks forward to going home, ...
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  • Vehicle Accidents and Traffic Flow

    Just a few years ago, the 382-mile stretch of Interstate 95 located in Florida was rated as the deadliest highway in the country. Using data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigators determined that, between 2004 and 2008, the Florida span of I-95 had 1.73 fatal accidents per mile. To the west, the 1.7 miles of the Palmetto Expressway between 41st Street and the ...
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  • Boat Insurance Claims

    Here in Florida, we have a lot of sunshine and a lot of water. Those elements combine to make us a boater’s paradise, as demonstrated by the over 870,000 boats registered here . Florida is also a haven for visitors who come by boat or bring their boat along. Although Florida law has strict registration policies, boat insurance is optional. Most boaters elect coverage, knowing there are many risks ...
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  • Permanent Injuries Plague Temporary Workers

    As part of the United States Department of Labor, the mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” OSHA’s rules and regulations are intended to reduce on-the-job illnesses, injuries, and fatalities. ...
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  • Windstorms: Preparation and Filing for Loss

    South Florida is rich in sun, sand, water, and wind. Advertisements for the area often depict people sunbathing or strolling along the beach, waves lapping the shore as a gentle breeze keeps things fresh. However, residents are familiar with the weather that lurks on the other side of this peaceful coin. Torrential rains lashed by howling winds can leave a path of devastation. Adequate preparation ...
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  • Dangerous Debris

    Refrigerators, pallets, couches, mattresses, tires – just some of the many types of objects that litter our nation’s highways. They are so common that they tend to fade into the background, becoming part of the scenery. But how did these items get there? The most likely explanation is that they were not properly secured and fell from a car or truck. Both commercial and non-commercial vehicles can ...
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  • Medications and the Older Driver

    Pharmaceuticals are big business. In 2014, around $370 billion was spent in the U.S. on medication. The top three therapy areas for which the most money was spent were oncology, diabetes, and mental health, to the tune of almost $90 billion. Statistics suggest that medicines are used more by older adults than by any other age group. In fact, this demographic frequently takes multiple medications ...
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  • After the Storm

    South Floridians know they live on borrowed time. One of the sacrifices we make for the warm sunshine, water accessibility, diverse cultures, abundance of nature, and friendly people is knowing a hurricane is always just around the corner. Some tropical Atlantic storms never gain hurricane strength or make landfall, but those that do have a penchant for the Sunshine State. In fact, eight of the ...
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