Commonly Asked Personal Injury Questions Do I need a lawyer? • Something to consider after an auto accident to determine if you need an attorney is whether or not you are injured. If you are injured, you should consult with an attorney to ensure you know what your rights are and to make sure you…

FLORIDA PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES Despite being the seemingly safer mode of travel and regardless of having the right-of-way under Florida law, pedestrians face dangerous risks when they make the decision walk. According to the 2016 Dangerous by Design report by Smart Growth America, Florida leads the list of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. Tampa, St….

Did You Sign Away Your Most Important Auto Coverage? When you purchase auto insurance, your agent may ask you if you want to lower your premium. Other times, you may be looking to save money and ask your agent to cut anything ‘extra’ that you don’t really need. In the flurry that follows you will…

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case? When deciding whether or not you should settle your personal injury case, there are certain things you should keep in mind. First, consult with an attorney who specializes in Personal Injury. They will be able to explain your rights and discuss the the settlement ranges of cases similar…

HERNIATED DISCS FROM CAR ACCIDENT? It is not uncommon for people injured in car accidents to suffer from herniated discs, which are spinal injuries that can cause serious pain. The force of impact in a car accident can put immense pressure on your spine. While the discs between vertebrae need to be strong to both…

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Things You Should Do and Things Not to Do for Your Personal Injury Case When you are injured as a result of another’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages. To receive the maximum compensation for your injuries there are certain things you can do and things…

DOG BITE STATISTICS Previously, we discussed the laws surrounding dog bites claims in Florida. You may be wondering, however- what are my chances of actually suffering injuries from a dog bite and how bad can they be? Let’s take a look at the statistics. According to the American Pet Products Association, there are currently 89.7…

Slip and Fall Accident Statistics Throughout the U.S., according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for over eight million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits. More specifically, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. In Florida, according to the Florida…

Soft Tissue Injuries Injuries sustained in an accident aren’t always immediately apparent. Sometimes you will walk away from an accident with no cuts, no broken bones, no immediate pain, and you think you were lucky. Then the pain starts a few days laterand gets worse over time. Soft tissue injuries (injuries to muscles, tendons and…

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