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Auto Accidents

How Long Should You Be Sore After a Car Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Following an automobile crash, you might face devastating repercussions, including significant injuries, excruciating pain, and ongoing medical care you may rely on for the rest of your life. As post-accident soreness lingers, most people begin to worry. You may find yourself wondering whether you have suffered normal soreness or if you sustained more severe injuries than you initially thought, especially if that soreness does not seem to fade as more time passes. Yet, regardless of...
Trucking Accidents

Truck Driver Fatigue Leads to Dangerous Accidents

Frank Fernandez
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates approximately 100,000 traffic accidents occur each year because of fatigued drivers, leading to tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. A portion of these injuries and deaths occur because of truck driver fatigue. Fatigue refers to a condition resulting from physical or mental exertion that impairs a person’s performance and productivity. Truckers are especially prone to fatigue. In fact, a large study performed by the...
Auto Accidents

How Long After a Car Accident Can You File an Injury Claim in Florida?

Frank Fernandez
All states have laws, referred to as statutes of limitations, which govern the length of time a plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit against another party that causes them harm. Under Florida law, most car accident victims have four years from their date of injury to file an injury claim. Family members who have lost a loved one in a Florida car accident and want to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver or...
Slip and Fall

Who Bears Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Frank Fernandez
Slip and fall accidents often cause devastation for their victims. One minute, the victim chose to walk normally across a seemingly safe area of ground. The next minute, the victim may have a broken hip, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, or broken bones. Those injuries may leave the victim with substantial medical expenses and, in many cases, long-term changes to their ability to take care of themselves, go to work, or engage in the...
Auto Accidents

Road Rage Leads to Serious Traffic Accidents

Frank Fernandez
We have all witnessed road rage at some point during our lives, and many of us have displayed road rage at some point, even if mild. Some forms of road rage fall under the umbrella of rude behavior and do not lead to dangerous accidents, injuries, or fatalities. However, road rage can and does go too far. Aggressive and careless drivers who are impatient and rude make choices behind the wheel that put others on...
Auto Accidents

How Much Is a Car Accident Claim Worth?

Frank Fernandez
More than 6.7 million car accidents take place on U.S. roadways each year, and nearly two million of those accidents result in injuries. Private insurance carriers pay roughly half of the cost of car accidents with injuries through the liability policies of their insureds. How much is a claim after a car accident worth? The answer to that question is that it depends on many factors, as discussed below. If you were injured in a...
Auto Accidents

All About Florida Drunk Driving Accidents

Frank Fernandez
Drivers learn about the dangers of drunk driving early in their lives. Yet, many still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Fortunately, drunk driving accidents have decreased over the last several decades. However, drunk driving accidents still occur far too often. The long-term impact of drunk driving accident injuries includes emotional trauma and financial stress on top of the physical pain of injury and healing. For some, a drunk driving accident translates...
Auto Accidents

When Reckless Driving Injures You, Call a Car Accident Lawyer

Frank Fernandez
While many individuals take the responsibility of safe driving seriously, many others do not. Motor vehicle accidents cause the deaths of around 36,000 people in the United States each year and result in serious injuries to many thousands more. In the age of cell phones and tablets, distracted driving is becoming an increasingly common problem throughout the country, and drunk driving continues to plague our nation’s roadways. If you sustained an injury because of a...
Bedsores

What Factors Predispose an Elderly Patient to Develop a Decubitus Ulcer?

Frank Fernandez
If your loved one lives in a nursing home or is treated in a hospital, you probably do not expect to see a sign of neglect, such as a bedsore. Contrary to popular belief, bedsores are avoidable, even in individuals with factors that predispose them to the condition. Read on for more information about those factors, why bedsores are a sign of neglect, and how your loved one can obtain compensation for the expenses and...
Trucking Accidents

The Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue

Frank Fernandez
Each year in the United States, around 4,000 people die in accidents involving commercial trucks, and many thousands more suffer serious, life-altering injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal agency tasked with overseeing the nation’s trucking industry, 13 percent of the truck drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents report suffering from fatigue at the time of the crash. If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by truck...