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How to Detect Traumatic Brain Injuries After a Car Accident?

Man getting brain injury from car accident

Getting in an accident can shake you up a bit. Maybe it was just a bad fall off of your bike. Or maybe it was a serious automobile crash that you miraculously walked away from. However it happens, you may move forward with life without realizing that you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury - until it is too late.  What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?  As its name suggests, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain. This injury is usually caused by a blow or a jolt to the head. Most people believe you need direct,...

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What You Need to Know About Florida Rental Car Accidents

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At any given time, Florida has a high number of rental cars on the road - with many of them found right here in the central Florida area. They are so common that, unless we are following someone who clearly isn’t a local, we rarely pay much attention. But what happens if you are involved in a car accident with a rental car? While the thought has probably never crossed your mind, finding yourself in the thick of this situation could prove to be rather frustrating.  Rental cars crash the same as personally-owned automobiles, but uncovering protection and determining liability can become...

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Can You Reuse a Car Seat After an Accident

baby in a car seat

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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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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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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Settle v. Trial – What You Should Know

SETTLE v. TRIAL - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW If you have been injured by someone else in a car accident, trucking accident, slip and fall, or in any other way, Florida provides you may be entitled to financial compensation.   Financial compensation is available for the injury, pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience, and for loss of capacity for enjoyment of life.  In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages due to time missed from work. Receiving compensation for your injuries depends on a variety of factors.  Those factors include the comparative fault of the parties, availability of insurance,...

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Choose Your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Wisely – Keep Your Recovery

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

How to Choose your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Keep Your Recovery Finding the right car accident attorney or wrongful death lawyer can be stressful.  The most common concern I hear is, “Will an attorney add enough value to the case to make it worth it?”  If this is a concern of yours, please be sure to read my blog about the cost of hiring an injury lawyer. However, one concern many people overlook is whether the lawyer is maximizing the amount of money their client’s will receive – not just the amount that goes to the lawyers pockets.  This is...

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Florida Accidents and Traffic Deaths Decline in 2018

Florida accident and traffic death statistics

Florida 2018 Accident Statistics New statistics show that Florida saw a decline in total traffic accidents and traffic deaths in 2018.  In fact, in 2018, Florida saw a decrease of 6,000 traffic accidents and almost 150 traffic accident-related fatalities.  This is good news.  It also reverses a dangerous trend from 2014 – 2017 which saw year-over-year increases of traffic accidents. Not all news was good news.  There was an increase of Pedestrian deaths and Bicycle deaths in 2018.    2018 also continued the trend of increased commercial vehicle traffic accidents.  Since 2014, the number of commercial vehicle accidents has increased every year from 34,478 to 44,435...

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Car Accidents and Florida’s PIP Law

Car Accidents and Florida's PIP Law

WHY IS FLORIDA CALLED A "NO FAULT" STATE? Ever wonder why Florida as referred to as a “No Fault” state?  The answer is fairly simple.  Florida is referred to as a “No Fault” state because it requires drivers to have a specific insurance coverage to lawfully operate a vehicle on the roadway.  This insurance coverage is called Personal Injury Protection, or “PIP” for short. PIP insurance coverage is governed by Florida Statute §627.736.  It requires every driver at least $10,000.00 in benefits to help pay for medical treatment or lost wages caused by a crash.  It also includes an additional $5,000.00 in death...

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