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Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days
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Stay Safe: Thanksgiving Equals Three of Florida’s Deadliest Driving Days

 

Thanksgiving is almost here, and people everywhere are getting ready for the feasting and family fun. However, while you prep for the festivities, it’s important to be aware of the fact that auto accidents spike over Thanksgiving weekend.

 

In fact, compared to the two weeks before Thanksgiving weekend and the two weeks afterward, the national auto accident rates significantly increase. This makes sense, because according to a report by AAA auto club, over 90 percent of those traveling on Thanksgiving do so by automobile.…

Why So Many Floridians Suffer Falls on Halloween
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Why So Many Floridians Suffer Falls on Halloween

Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike. Most of us have fond memories of trick-or-treating as children, and look forward to taking our own children out to load up on sweets. The fun for adults starts after the porch lights go out and Halloween parties begin. Unfortunately, both of these festivities increase the risk of injuries, including slips, trips, and falls.

 

So what causes Halloween fall injuries, and how can they be prevented? Moreover, if you are injured on someone else’s property, how can you take action?…

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medical Records Appeal – What It Means
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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medical Records Appeal – What It Means

 

When it comes to your private and personal information, such as your social security number or your health and medical records, you want it to be safe from anyone who might use that information for wrongdoing.

 

What if, however, you or your family suspected a health professional of committing medical malpractice? Should your records be disclosed?

 

The family of Marie Charles filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville area Baptist Health System because they believed, according to court documents, that “negligence in her care caused a severe neurological injury.”

 

Since Marie Charles’ family was disputing her care, the question of whether the Baptist system should disclose her medical records was up for debate.…

Who Is Liable in Florida If a Rental Car Driver Hits You?
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Who Is Liable in Florida If a Rental Car Driver Hits You?

What are your chances of getting hit by someone driving a rental car in Florida?

 

Every year, the state of Florida has 15 million active drivers on its many roads and highways. About 250,000 drivers end up in car crashes annually in Florida. Since almost 85 million visitors come to enjoy Florida every year, you may end up with injuries from a car accident with them.

 

What are most of these visitors driving? Rental cars. In our state, they’re not just everywhere – they’re everywhere all year long.…

Halloween Dangers and How Florida Parents Can Help Keep Kids Safe
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Halloween Dangers and How Florida Parents Can Help Keep Kids Safe

 

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is already upon us. Children of all ages look forward to Halloween all year, and sometimes parents may even join in on the fun. However, Halloween fun also comes with particular hazards that parents need to watch out for to ensure that their kids stay safe.

 

A lot of people jump immediately to tampered candy when they think of Halloween danger. Your parents no doubt inspected your trick-or-treating loot before you were allowed to dig in, and you likely do the same for your kids.…

You’re in a Car Crash – What Florida Law Requires You to Do
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You’re in a Car Crash – What Florida Law Requires You to Do

Auto accidents happen in Florida – a lot of them.

 

According to FIRES, which tracks crashes on a regular basis in our state, the total number of accidents this year as of 10/5/17 is 287,440. Accidents with injuries totaled 118,951.

 

For many Floridians, it isn’t if you will be involved in a crash, but when.

 

If you find yourself in a car accident, there are a number of different things that you should probably do. Get yourself medical help.…

How to Know If a Florida Nursing Home Is Neglecting Your Loved One
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How to Know If a Florida Nursing Home Is Neglecting Your Loved One

 

When Hurricane Irma blasted Florida, 10 elderly patients in a Hollywood nursing home died after air conditioning was unavailable for three days.

 

According a report by the Orlando Sentinel, a hospital is located just across the street from that nursing home – the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills. The hospital was fully functioning after the hurricane passed. The nursing home said it used ice, fans, coolers, and other methods to keep residents comfortable while the air conditioning was off, but they never even attempted to ask the hospital for help.…

Medical Errors in Florida That Lead to Malpractice Claims
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Medical Errors in Florida That Lead to Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice is when patient injury occurs due to a medical provider’s violation of the generally accepted standard of care. Sadly, this is something that happens all the time in our country.

 

According to a widely-reported study from Johns Hopkins published last year, around 250,000 people die from medical errors every single year. That’s about 1 out of every 10 deaths. Other studies have come up with even higher numbers.

 

What kind of errors are we talking about? Here are several common ways medical professionals make mistakes.…

What Types of Damages Did Irma Leave You With?
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What Types of Damages Did Irma Leave You With?

Now that Hurricane Irma has passed over Florida, residents are left with picking up the piece and getting to the hard task of recovery. For some, that may be limited to surviving until the power returns. For others, it could involve trying to fix or replace things that were lost or harmed in the storm.

 

Which begs the question: what kind of property damage have you sustained? What are the most common types of damage that you should watch out for?…

Labor Day Accident? Experts Predicted an Increase This Year
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Labor Day Accident? Experts Predicted an Increase This Year

Holiday weekends are great. Having that extra day off from work and school means you can plan a last-minute vacation or road trip. Labor Day is an especially good time to get away, too, because the weather is usually perfect as summer comes to an end.

 

The problem with three-day weekends, however, is that everyone seems to want to take advantage of them, which means that more people are going to be on Florida roads trying to get to and from their destinations.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida 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