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Personal Injury

Speeding Is a Factor in 9 percent of Fatal Tampa Accidents

Frank Fernandez
When you travel on local streets and highways, you try to avoid speeding drivers. Speed is often a factor in some of the most tragic accidents. It reduces the chances of avoiding a crash. When an accident occurs, excessive speed causes more damage and worsens the injuries. Current data show that in Florida and Tampa, speeding is a factor in 9 percent of fatal accidents. But these statistics haven’t kept pace with real-time concerns. You’ll...
Personal Injury

Brachial Plexus Injury in Children

Frank Fernandez
Do You Have A Brachial Plexus Claim? Children are a vulnerable age group and have a higher risk of injuries. They are likely to sustain a brachial plexus injury from a severe accident. An adult or another child could have been responsible for the bodily harm on purpose or unintentionally. In several situations, the parents or guardians of the minor have a legal entitlement to reimbursement. Places like Tampa allow people to sue on their...
Personal Injury

How a Lawyer Can Help You after a Tractor-Trailer Accident

Frank Fernandez
Weighing up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded and featuring significant blind spots on all four sides, commercial motor vehicles—also known as tractor-trailers or semi-trucks—prove far more difficult to maneuver than other vehicles. Operating one safely requires skills that drivers of smaller vehicles don’t need. For this reason, the trucking industry operates under heavy regulations. However, despite the regulations, truck drivers and trucking companies often bend the rules, either by driving without the proper qualifications...
Personal Injury

How a Lawyer Can Help You After a Tractor-Trailer Accident

Frank Fernandez
As one of the top exporters in the nation, Florida accounts for 3.9 percent of the overall goods exported from the United States. Many of these goods travel to other countries through one of the state’s ports, but many more ship to other states. As these locally grown or manufactured goods leave our state, items that our residents and visitors need are shipped in. Most products shipped in the U.S. use commercial motor vehicles, also...
Personal Injury

Florida is 2nd of All States for Children’s Deaths from Hot Cars

Mark Hickey
Grim statistics reveal that 37 children die each year in heat-related tragedies in cars across the United States. This adds up to over 600 deaths since 1998, with only Texas having more incidences than Florida. Armed with this information, parents and caretakers need to be aware of the danger of leaving children in hot cars. It takes approximately 10 minutes for the temperature inside a car to increase by 20 degrees, and even less time...
Personal Injury

When Should You Consult a Personal Injury Attorney?

Mark Hickey
There are several reasons why an individual may wish to seek legal representation. In some cases, having the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Florida are worth the money that you will pay to have that firm represent you. Some other reasons to consult a personal injury attorney include an insurance company refusing to settle a matter in good faith, the severity of your injuries are causing your compensation to greatly vary from...
Personal Injury

10 Steps All Pedestrians Should Follow

Mark Hickey
Although walking is good for both the environment and your health, pedestrians are among the most vulnerable users of the road. From the moment we take our first steps and for each step after, we will come across different situations that will require a specific focus for ensuring the safety of pedestrians. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012, the most recent data available, and more than 4,700...
Personal Injury

5 Steps to Take When You’re Hit by a Drunk Driver

Mark Hickey
n 2012, over 10,000 people were killed due to drunk drivers in the U.S, and an estimated 345,000 individuals sustained injuries in accidents that were caused by people driving while intoxicated according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In other words, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash in the U.S. every 51 minutes, and someone is injured every 90 seconds because of this entirely preventable crime.   The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibly reports...
Personal Injury

Summer Bicycle Safety—Five Rules to Remember

Mark Hickey
Summertime—the sun is shining, the weather is warm, and everywhere people are outside looking for fun summer activities. One wonderful summertime activity is riding a bicycle, an activity the whole family can enjoy. It is important, however, to keep safety in mind when getting the bicycles out of storage for the first time this summer season. Here are five bicycle safety rules to stay safe on the road: 1. Always wear a helmet. This is the...
Personal Injury

Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury

Mark Hickey
Whiplash is a common injury that happens to someone’s neck following a sudden deceleration-acceleration force that causes rapid, unrestrained backward, and forward movement of the neck and head. Whiplash injuries are most common sustained in car accidents and describe damage to both the soft tissues and the bone structures. Fortunately, whiplash is generally not a life-threatening injury, but it may lead to a prolonged period of partial disability. There are significant economic expenses related to...