Author: Jeffrey Braxton



How to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Head Back to School
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

 

A new school year means a lot of different things for both kids and parents.

 

Kids get to experience new teachers. Learn new things. Fret over changing social situations.

Parents get to watch their kids continue to grow. Reclaim some of their time. Come up with new ways to make sure homework and studying are being done.

 

There’s one big thing about going back to school that impacts both kids and parents, though: safety.

 

We spend inordinate amounts of time making sure we have the correct school supplies and clothes.…

What You Need to Prove a Florida Wrongful Death Claim
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What You Need to Prove a Florida Wrongful Death Claim

 

The death of a loved one is a heartbreaking tragedy that is often overwhelming, emotional, and difficult.

 

If your loved one dies as a result of illness or natural causes, there’s not much you can do besides grieve and figure out how you can continue to live your life. However, if your loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence, then you might be able to seek justice and damages for your loved one’s death by filing a wrongful death suit.…

Three Most Common Florida Workers Compensation Injuries
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Three Most Common Florida Workers Compensation Injuries

 

If you have suffered an injury while on the job and accrued medical expenses or been forced to miss work as a result, you may be eligible to file a worker’s compensation claim to cover your expenses. If your loved one died as a result of a workplace accident, you may also be eligible to receive a settlement.

 

However, before you accept any settlement, it is prudent to consult with an aggressive Florida personal injury attorney to make sure that you have received the maximum benefits and the compensation you deserve for your injury.…

7 Most Common Florida Car Crash Injuries
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7 Most Common Florida Car Crash Injuries

Car crashes happen in Florida every day. Lots of car crashes. Which means lots of people getting hurt in all kinds of ways.

 

Below we are going to go over seven of the most common types of injuries that tend to occur in automobile accidents. If you are seriously hurt due to the negligent actions of another, you owe it to yourself and your family to fight back.

 

Types of Injuries You Might Experience If You are In an Automobile Accident

 

Head injuries.…

Understanding Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws
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Understanding Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws

 

People in all different types of professions make mistakes, but when it comes to your doctor or other health care professionals, mistakes can be especially serious.

 

That’s why we have medical malpractice laws. In the event that a medical professional is negligent, you have the ability to hold them accountable for their improper actions and receive compensation for any damages that you incur.

 

Until recently, our state had a $500,000 cap (which includes pain and suffering) on the amount of non-economic damages a plaintiff could receive from a medical malpractice suit.…

Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?
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Police Blame Venus Williams for Fatal Car Crash: What Comes Next?

 

Every year, thousands of people die in car accidents. In 2015, there were 35,092 fatalities due to car crashes and 2,939 of them – just over eight percent – occurred right here in Florida.

 

At the beginning of June, tennis star and Palm Beach Gardens resident Venus Williams was involved in a car crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.

 

Williams, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Sequoia, supposedly ran a red light when the victim’s wife, Linda Barson, driving a 2016 Hyundai Accent, crashed into the side of Williams’ car.…

Rash of Recent Motorcycle Deaths in Florida Reminder to Be Safe
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Rash of Recent Motorcycle Deaths in Florida Reminder to Be Safe

For many, there’s nothing like getting on a motorcycle and hitting the open road. Luckily, here in Florida, we have the kind of weather where you can do that regardless of the time of year.

 

As exhilarating as a motorcycle is, though, it’s important to remember that that they can also be dangerous. Let’s look at three recent motorcycle deaths from the news as a reminder:

 

Jordan Ward, a 25-year old man from Cross City, was killed in a motorcycle accident near Gainesville.…

Top 5 Most Common 4th of July Accidents
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Top 5 Most Common 4th of July Accidents

The July 4th weekend is right around the corner here in Florida, and that means a fun, extended weekend for many American families. As you gather together to enjoy barbecue, play in the water, and shoot off fireworks, though, remember that you can’t completely let your guard down.

 

Watch out for these five most common accidents that often happen on our nation’s birthday.

 

Potential Accidents You Need to Be Aware of on July 4th

 

Car crashes

 

You may be surprised to learn that Independence Day is one of the most dangerous driving days of the year.…

Hoverboards, Electric Skateboards Still Causing Injuries
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Hoverboards, Electric Skateboards Still Causing Injuries

Trends often come and go. Think Tickle Me Elmo, Beanie Babies, Tamagotchis, Furbies – the list goes on and on. Usually people simply get tired of them, or an old trend is replaced by a new trend. However, in the case of hoverboards and electric skateboards, the trend has hit a bit of a stumbling block for a different reason – it turned out to be dangerous.

 

Did you buy a hoverboard or electric skateboard when they were all the rage?…

Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?
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Who Was Responsible in Jupiter Accident Involving Ambulance?

 

When we see an emergency vehicle on the road flashing their lights and hoping to get to their destination quickly and safely, we pull over and let them pass. When an emergency vehicle’s lights aren’t flashing, though, we know they’re not in the throes of an emergency and it’s business as usual on the road – but what happens if you get into an accident with an emergency vehicle, flashing lights or not?

 

Recently in Jupiter, an ambulance got into a rollover accident with another car, killing the two paramedics in the emergency vehicle and critically injuring the driver of the other vehicle.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County