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ac·ci·dent noun "1. An undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap: automobile accidents. 2. Law. such a happening resulting in injury that is in no way the fault of the injured person for which compensation or indemnity is legally sought." Life does come at you fast, and no one gets through without experiencing their share of accidents. Risk is such a part of everyday living that we expect people to go about their daily activities with a certain amount of care and attention. People are supposed to pay attention when they drive their cars, trucks and...

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Orlando SunRail Crash

A 40-year-old Georgia truck driver died in a SunRail crash when a train smashed into his semi tractor trailer. In order to reach the loading dock where he was delivering fencing material, Stephen Chambers had moved his truck onto the tracks. Area workers say it is a common practice because it the only way for semis to unload deliveries at the factory, ACF Environmental. The business is located near Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Plumosa Avenue in Altamonte Springs. Witnesses say Chambers was unloading before the crash, when he heard the signal that a train was approaching. He climbed back into the cab of the truck so he...

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Little Discipline for Florida’s Dangerous Doctors

Medical boards rarely discipline negligent Florida doctors who are sued for malpractice, according to a story in the South Florida SunSentinal. The law requires the state Department of Health to review every Florida malpractice lawsuit in order to track dangerous doctors. But the newspaper's investigation found that regulators disciplined only 128 doctors in ten years of reviewing almost 24,000 cases. The SunSentinal maintains a database of Florida doctors who have been sued for negligence or malpractice. The story featured the case of Dr. Pachavit Kasemsap, a surgeon who has practiced throughout Florida.  The law mandating a review of malpractice lawsuits against doctors specifically requires the health...

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Chances of Having a Baby with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy basically means brain damage that happens before, during, or shortly after birth. The chances of having a baby with cerebral palsy are about three in 1,000. A baby born with cerebral palsy has trouble controlling muscles. Often muscles in the arms or legs will not develop normally. The condition can also cause intellectual disabilities, vision and hearing problems. There is no cure. Causes vary from genetic conditions to injuries to the brain during pregnancy. Damage to the brain during pregnancy can result from infections or illnesses like viruses. It's important for a pregnant woman to avoid ingesting toxins. Cerebral...

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I-4 Most Dangerous Highway in America

Florida's Interstate 4 has been named the most dangerous highway in America — again. And Orlando car accidents are the main culprit. A 2016 report from online insurance broker Everquote put Central Florida's busiest highway on the map, in a bad way, when I-4 topped the list of the 10 Deadliest Interstates in America. A new recent study by GPS company Teletrac Navman confirms the dubious honor for the second year in a row. Over a five-year period, there were 1.25 deaths per mile on the roadway, the highest rate in the country. That translates to 165 auto accident deaths over...

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What is Medical Malpractice? How Does it Happen?

You had the procedure like the doctor said, but it didn't work out. You're in a lot of pain — and he 's not talking to you anymore. So now you're trying to find the best medical malpractice lawyer in Florida. Welcome to one of the fastest growing clubs in America. And the fact is that you're probably lucky to be alive. Medical mistakes kill more than 250,000 people every year. It's the third leading cause of death in this country. Hospital mistakes and medical malpractice cause more preventable deaths than breast cancer and car accidents combined. Estimates vary, but hospital negligence and doctor mistakes injure between...

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Why so Many Florida Car Accidents?

If you're wondering why so many people in Florida spend time asking Siri "Who are the best Orlando car accident attorneys?" or Googling "Central Florida car accident lawyers," all you have to do is watch one of the many YouTube Videos featuring the state's drivers in action. You'll see hours of harrowing dashcam footage documenting boneheaded, reckless, and downright dangerous driving. It's no wonder that I-4 has been proclaimed the most dangerous highway in America. Florida Car Accidents Hurt and Kill a lot of People Drivers in Florida have more than 1,000 car accidents every day. Every year in Florida, auto accidents kill nearly 3,000...

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Court Victory for Medical Malpractice Victims

Florida personal injury lawyers scored a win for medical malpractice victims when the state Supreme Court recently decided to reinstate protections for patient confidentiality in medical negligence cases. It all began with a toothache. Broward County resident Ramsey Hasan's oral health took a turn for the worse after a visit to a local dentist in 2011, and Hasan sued the practitioner for maxillofacial malpractice. In the course of the proceedings, Hasan scheduled a deposition with the oral surgeon who had since taken over his care. Then Hasan found out that the insurance company which was defending the original dentist had scheduled a private, pre-deposition...

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Lawmakers Target No-Fault Car Accident Insurance

It looks like no-fault car accident insurance in Florida may soon become a thing of the past. Versions of a bill to repeal mandatory no-fault, or personal injury protection (PIP) car insurance have been advancing in Tallahassee.  Legislators are likely to repeal the PIP law in 2018. Florida is only one of a handful of states that requires all drivers to carry no-fault insurance. It's designed to pay an injured accident victim's medical bills to a certain amount, regardless of who caused an accident.  Before PIP coverage, car accident injury victims had to wait until insurance companies decided who was at fault....

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Car Accident Injuries: More than a Pain in The Neck

Nearly 3 million Americans to go to hospital emergency rooms every year because of car accident injuries. Half of those injuries are not plainly visible wounds, like cuts or, abrasions, but "soft tissue" injuries like neck and back trauma. Doctors treat more than a quarter of car accident injury victims for strain and sprains to the neck, back, and spinal cord. Such injuries are the leading emergency room diagnosis for car accident injury victims in Central Florida. The sudden movement of the head backward and then forward causes Whiplash, the most common neck injury. It's the kind of car accident injury...

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