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Central Florida Accident Lawyers: 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: Keep Teen Drivers 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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Accidents and Injuries: Top Ten Summer Safety Hazards

Better watch out for accidents and injuries when having Florida fun this vacation season. The old saying that it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye has some truth to it. The consumer safety group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) warns of summer risks. "The combination of warm weather and school vacation is an opportunity for youngsters to enjoy the outdoors, but can also be a time for injuries," the organization reported. "Summer months account for nearly half of all injury-related deaths to children, and hospital emergency departments will treat about 2.5 million children injured in accidents." Kristen Beckworth,...

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Florida Car Accident Lawyers Eye Fed Action on Takata Airbag Recalls

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Many a Florida car accident lawyer is keeping an eye on the Takata airbag recall, which is more than what regulators are doing. That's according to Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who has been pushing for more effective government action. Nelson cited a newly released government audit of the National Highway Transportation Safety Authority (NHTSA).  A report by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S Department of Transportation says “NHTSA’s lack of internal accountability and risk-based oversight inhibits the agency’s ability to meet its safety mission.” In other words, regulators are not doing enough to get unsafe cars off the road.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] The...

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Accident Lawsuit Snapchat: Personal Injury or Product Liability?

In the race to stay ahead in the social media business, speed is everything. Snapchat emerged in 2012 as a social media alternative to Facebook, which began to lose its appeal as mobile phones became popular. The initial attraction of the app lay in its ephemeral nature. Selfies didn't linger on the internet to come back and haunt you as you went on job interviews. Ten seconds after you saw a picture on your phone, it disappeared. It's a young person's app, keep moving, and the faster the better. It also plays to the interactive, attention-getting aspects of youthful personality. Look at me....

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Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers and Theme Park Injuries

Orlando personal injury attorneys are paying special attention to a recent spate of Florida theme park accidents and injuries. Six people were seriously hurt in a recent Daytona Beach roller coaster accident when the cars derailed. And Walt Disney World logged several accidents or incidents in its latest report to state authorities on visitor health problems. Considering the fact that Disney hosts more than 20 million visitors a year, their safety record is pretty impressive. Florida amusement and theme parks forgo state inspections by agreeing to voluntarily report accidents, injuries or health problems. Theme park injuries and accidents are reported as health "incidents" to...

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Top Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys Know the Statistics

One of the tools that the government uses to help keep citizens safe is compiling statistics. In Florida, The Florida Department of Health collects information about accidents, injuries, and deaths in the state through the Florida Injury Surveillance Data System. The system tracks all manner of accidents and injuries in order to determine risk factors. The state then shares this information with injury prevention organizations. Florida personal injury attorneys are all too familiar with these numbers. The system monitors incidents of auto crashes,  slip and fall accidents,  transportation accidents, and various other types of accidental injury and death. The primary sources of information for the data are...

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Florida Car Accident Deaths Include Kids in Hot Cars

Not all injuries and deaths from Florida car accidents are the result of collisions and crashes. Across the country, dozens of children die every year after being left unattended in a hot car. The official cause is called hyperthermia or vehicular heatstroke. Since 199o, more than 800 children have died. During that time, 89 children have died in Florida from being left in hot cars. While July is generally the most dangerous time for such Florida car accident deaths, kids can die in hot cars almost any time, anywhere. A 1-year-old baby died in Miami in March, when the temperature was said to...

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Orlando Traffic Accidents: How Safe is Driving in Central Florida?

Seems the locals don't believe what the experts at WalletHub say about the Orlando driving experience. WDBO is skeptical. "REALLY? WALLETHUB RANKS ORLANDO AS 3RD BEST US CITY FOR DRIVING" WFTV is also incredulous: "Orlando is (somehow) the 3rd best U.S. city to drive in, study says" Orlando Business Journal isn't buying it either: "Orlando a top city for drivers — wait, what?" Maybe it's the ever-rising number of Orlando traffic accidents. Or the never-ending I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project. Maybe the fact the millions of disoriented tourists hop onto Orlando's unfamiliar roads in rental cars every year. Or the thousands distracted driving accidents on Florida's roads....

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