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Central Florida Accident Lawyer: Top Causes of Accidents, Injuries in Orlando Area

Injuries and accidents are the fourth leading cause of death in America, killing almost 136,000 people a year. The Orlando region's leading healthcare providers are reporting that the same holds true for Central Florida. Many a Central Florida accident lawyer —personal injury attorney—will likely be handling cases involving injuries from accidents like falls and car crashes. Fatal injuries in the report are classified as unintentional (caused by accident) or as deliberate; murder, suicide. In Orange County, unintentional death from falls is the number one cause for those 65 and older. It may seem odd, but the second most common cause of unintentional death in Orange...

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Back to School Safety Advice from Orlando Car Accident Attorneys

With Florida being one of the most pedestrian accident-prone states, it's no wonder that Orlando car accident attorneys spend a lot of time helping accident victims recover losses. According to the non-profit safety group Smart Growth America, eight out of the ten most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians is in Florida. Now that Central Florida students are returning to school, there will be more children in harm's way. Any car accident is a difficult experience, and some accidents are horrendous. But car accidents involving the death or injury of a child is especially heartbreaking. So it's especially worthwhile to pay...

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Personal Injury Attorneys and Settlements under the New Tax Law

Orlando accident attorneys are assessing the impact of new tax laws on personal injury settlements. A new story in Forbes describes changes that can affect the amount of taxes on money that accident victims receive from lawsuits. "The injuries might be from an auto accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, industrial accident, or drug or medical device case," Forbes writes. "If the plaintiff suffers physical injuries or physical sickness, compensatory damages should be tax-free." Compensatory damages means recovering losses incurred because of an accident. Personal injury attorneys typically work to recover medical bills and expenses, and money lost from missing work or other lost...

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Orlando Accident Attorneys Note Rise in Deaths from Injuries

Deaths from accidental injury are increasing in America. Journalists Resource reports on a study from JAMA Surgery  that says "injury remains one of the leading causes of death among Americans." According to the report, injuries are the leading cause of death for people under 44, and the third leading overall reason for death.  Nationally, personal injury kills 214,000 people a year, or one person every three minutes. Other data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that nearly 3 million elderly people are treated at emergency rooms every year for injuries from falls. Emergency rooms treat more than...

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Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers Skip a lot of I-4 Accident Cases

There has been a lot of collateral damage during the  I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, Central Florida's Sisyphean struggle to get ahead of explosive traffic growth once and for all. There have been delays, of course, and accidents and injuries and not a few deaths. The project is an ambitious overhaul of a stretch of what some consider the most dangerous road in America. Construction managers are doing as much as they can to prevent accidents and injuries, but it's a huge project handling an immense amount of traffic. About 150,000 cars traverse the obstacle course every day. There are people rushing to get to work. There are elderly drivers, new...

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Florida Car Accident Lawyers Busiest Time are Summer Months

April may be the cruelest month according to poets, but safety experts say that August takes the title - at least for American drivers.  A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that August 2, is the day that most people are killed in car accidents. The IIHS studied car accident deaths from 2012 to 2016. Car accidents killed nearly 172,000 people during the five year study period. August was the month in which the largest number of people, almost 16,000, died. To further narrow it down, experts say that the most deaths occurred on the date August...

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Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Familiar with Car Safety Seat Injuries

Florida car accidents kill 68 children every year. On average,  car crashes kill three children and injure nearly 500 every day in the United States. That makes car accidents in Florida and across the country the leading cause of death and injury among children under 13. Many Florida personal injury lawyers are likely to be familiar with such tragedies.  But many of these car accident injuries and deaths are preventable. Of course, the most obvious way to prevent a child from being injured in a car crash is to use safety and booster seats. Florida passed a car seat law in 2015. The problem, however, is that many...

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Central Florida Accident Lawyers Familiar with Biggest Dangers in the Home

Central Florida accident lawyers are familiar with all kinds of personal injuries. While the most common kind of personal injury comes from car accidents, homes are not exactly safe zones. Slips and falls, fractures, sprains, broken bones, concussions, scrapes and bruises, and even death result from common accidents in the home. Self.com recently reported on the biggest dangers we face before we even get in the car to risk auto accidents. They interviewed first responders to find out the most common cause of home accidents and injuries.  All of this pain and suffering is avoidable, even preventable, according to experts. With a little...

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Florida Accident Lawyers on the Ups and Downs of Trampoline Injuries

Florida accident lawyers are keeping an eye on trampoline accidents and injuries. A recent report from Miami's NBC6 News says that injuries and falls at trampoline parks have resulted in hundreds of 911 calls across South Florida. Personal injury attorneys are handling cases involving accidents resulting in head injuries, broken legs, and fractured wrists and ankles. The station's investigation reported that there were 12 personal injury lawsuits against a  trampoline park in their story. The report featured a 13-year-old who suffered a broken ankle. Subsequently, her family sued the owner of the facility for injuries in the accident. They charge that owners were negligent...

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1,000 Florida Car Accidents Happening Today: How to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

There are more than 1,000 car accidents every day in Florida, and teenage drivers are three times more likely to be involved. Texting while driving has become a leading source of business for Florida personal injury attorneys, partly because of teenage drivers. Parents can help protect their children by instilling teens with safe driving habits. "Every day, car crashes end more teen lives than cancer, homicide and suicide combined," According to AAA. "Based on miles driven, teen drivers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers." Experts say that it takes about five years of experience for teen...

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