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Can You Reuse a Car Seat After an Accident

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Getting in a car accident is never on anyone’s agenda - but it happens.  It is even scarier when a baby or young child is in the car with you. Thankfully, the car seats and child restraints manufactured today are done so with greater safety measures to keep your young one safe during a crash. Whether you have experienced a minor fender bender or a motor vehicle accident that is much more serious, the car seat may look untouched. But is it still safe? This prompts the question: Can you reuse a car seat after an accident? PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN Using the proper...

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Disputing Blame After a Car Accident

The shock and unexpectedness of a car accident can change your entire world in an instant. The aftermath of a wreck may feel even more stressful if the other driver tries to blame you for the incident. Similarly, if you don’t know who is at fault, you may be stressed about seeking the truth. Because car wrecks seem to happen in the blink of an eye, it can be difficult to remember singular details that led up to the crash; however, there are a few steps to take that may help you defend your actions and avoid any unfair allegations. As...

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What Are Common Injuries in Car Accidents?

It is important to contact a car accident lawyer, like a lawyer from Greenspan & Greenspan P.C., to handle your case if you are injured in a car accident. Even if you do not think you are injured immediately after an accident happens, you may end up realizing that you did sustain injuries at a later date. This is why you always need to see your primary care doctor after being involved in a crash, then enlist the assistance of a lawyer who can look over the details of your accident to see if you should open a case.  Whiplash  One of...

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Boating Injury

  The world is made up of more water than land. Because of this, people have made the means of traveling on the water the same as they have made means to travel on land. Boating can be just as dangerous as motor vehicles and pose the same threat as motor vehicles accidents do. The risks are at times significantly more extreme than those of planes and normal motor vehicle travel. Boating accidents are extremely normal on the water and can prompt great injury and oftentimes death. Boating is typically seen as a fun and innocent sporting exercise, so it is...

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Should I Contact an Attorney For a Brain Injury?

SHOULD I CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR A BRAIN INJURY? Words Personal injury in block letters

Should I Contact an Attorney For a Brain Injury? A traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious and potentially devastating injuries you or a family member can sustain. Since the brain controls all aspects of a person’s life, a TBI victim can find himself or herself facing a lifetime of the following types of difficulties: Vision impairmentHearing impairmentBalance impairmentMobility impairmentCognitive impairmentSpeech impairmentEmotional control impairment Unfortunately, this type of long-term disability can result in medical and other associated costs that are almost as traumatic as the injury itself. A brain injury lawyer such as one from Ward & Ward Law Firm experienced...

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Florida Drivers May Be Able To Use Hazard Lights in Heavy Rain or Fog

Florida Drivers May be able to use Hazard Lights in Heavy Rain or Fog

For years Florida officials have warned drivers against using their hazard lights while driving in the rain out of concern for safety of other drivers.  Florida officials have issued safety notices, and gone to social media and highway signs imploring drivers not to use their hazard lights.  Some of these dangers include confusing other drivers on the road as to your vehicle’s condition when you use hazard lights.   Despite these attempts, drivers have continued to use their hazards lights when weather conditions are less than desirable.  In periods of heavy downpours or fog, it is not uncommon to see vehicles being...

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Florida’s Car Insurance New Law

Car Accident Attorney gives Automobile Insurance Coverage Update

FLORIDA’S CAR ACCIDENT INSURANCE LAW GETTING A COMPLETE MAKEOVER Florida’s car accident law since 1971, commonly referred to as Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”), looks to like it will be given a substantial makeover.  On Friday, April 30, 2021, the last day of the legislative session, the Florida House approved a bill that repealed the law on the books since 1971 and replaced it with a system that requires drivers to carry mandatory liability coverage for injuries they cause to others. This change to Florida motor vehicle insurance system has vast ramifications for the citizens of this State. WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION COVERAGE? Since...

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What Is the Federal Tort Claims Act

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The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is the exclusive means by which a party may seek financial compensation for injury caused by a federal employee.  The Federal Tort Claims Act sets forth the procedure for when, and how, to file a claim for injury caused by a person acting on behalf of the United States.  This complex law provides limited waiver of sovereign immunity by the government to redress physical injury.  Under the Federal Tort Claim Act the federal government acts as a self-insurer for the wrongs committed by employees acting within the scope of their official duties.  A common example...

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Neck Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Neck Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Neck injuries and associated pain complaints are quite common in car accidents. Depending on the type of car accident you are in you may experience rotational injury or back and forth injury – typically called whiplash. In rear end car accident or head on collisions, the force of the sudden impact typically causes your neck to move forcefully front to back or back to front. Upon impact, the rapid acceleration or deceleration of your neck can cause various injuries to your neck itself. This is especially true where you are wearing your seatbelt as the seatbelt acts to restrain the lower...

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Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident Low back injury and pain after a car accident is not uncommon.  Oftentimes, low back injury or pain complaints after a car accident will appear hours, days or even weeks after the accident.  These pain complaints may be localized to one part of your back or they may radiate down your legs and into your toes.  Significant low back injuries may result in the need for emergency surgery or stabilization.  However, more frequently low back injuries are initially treated conservatively – meaning non-invasively.  It is only after non-invasive treatment fails where invasive...

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