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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.…

How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury
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How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury

 

Bike riding is a fun activity for children. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get exercise. Unfortunately, it’s also a common way for kids to get injured.

 

How common?

 

Over 500,000 bicycle-related visits to emergency rooms occur in the United States annually. About 300,000 of these cases involve injuries to children, and about 10,000 of those cases require an overnight hospital stay. It’s important to know what level of care your child needs after sustaining injuries from a bicycle accident.…

What Can Happen When Floridians Slip and Fall
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What Can Happen When Floridians Slip and Fall

 

A lot of people don’t take slip and fall injuries very seriously, but they are incredibly common and often have devastating results.

 

Case-in-point: they are a leading cause of emergency room visits in Florida.

 

Now, this doesn’t mean that every single fall someone experiences leads to a severe injury. Exactly what harm results from an individual fall depends upon the force and distance of the fall, the surface that the victim falls on, and how the victim lands.…

Tampa Crash Kills 3 – What Caused It?
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Tampa Crash Kills 3 – What Caused It?

 

Car accidents happen all too often on Florida roads.

 

So far this year, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there have been 232,218 total crashes with 96,332 crashes causing injuries and 1,634 causing fatalities.

 

One of those fatal crashes that happened in Tampa on August 10 resulted in three deaths – two adults and one child – and many questions as to what caused the crash.

 

Details of the Tampa Crash

 

According to the Tampa Police Department, a 29-year-old woman from Brandon was driving eastbound on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway when she lost control of her Kia and collided with a Hyundai.…

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.…

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