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Should you take notes after an accident?  Definitely.
 
Taking notes after an accident may not be the first thing on your mind. However, it may be one of the most important things you do aside from getting the appropriate medical care and contacting a reputable attorney. 
 
While the memories are still fresh and you can quietly observe, we recommend that you take notes about what happened.  These notes can become a critical part of your legal case and may serve as evidence for your claim.
 
Grab your smartphone or a pen, and jot down the following data points.
 
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After suffering an accident due to the negligence of an individual or a company, you will need to select an experienced and reputable personal injury attorney for your case.  Once you’ve selected your attorney, the most important way you can support your case is to be completely upfront and honest with your attorney.

When you trust your attorney and provide all related information, your attorney can properly prepare your case. 

When you are not completely truthful about your case, if you fail to divulge all relevant details, or if you omit small details, you can destroy your own case.  Dishonesty with your attorney can...

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A typical holiday safety message will remind you to take extra precaution when hanging holiday lights and to be careful placing flammable trees and gifts away from heaters, candles, and lights.  Click here for more info on our general holiday safety recommendations. 

But during a pandemic, we have a distinct safety message for you and your loved ones.

The holidays are prime time for us to gather with family and friends, enjoy meals together, and take some well-deserved time out from the daily pressure of work and school.  But before you...

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According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has a marked increase in vehicle crashes and fatalities.   Between 2013 and 2017, there were over 800 fatalities from alcohol-related driving accidents during the Wednesday through Monday Thanksgiving holiday timeframe.[1]  In fact, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving (also known as Thanksgiving Eve) typically has more DUI accidents and fatalities than July 4th, graduation night, or even New Year’s Eve.  Recently, the Thanksgiving...

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With Covid-19 cases surging in the United States over the past several months, our day-to-day practices have drastically changed.  Americans have learned what we need to do to reduce our risks and improve our health.  Businesses and institutions have had to quickly adapt. 

But how has the pandemic affected personal injury cases? 

  1. Medical Assessments.  After an accident, it is crucial to be assessed by a healthcare provider.  During normal times, accident victims would visit a provider.  But during the pandemic, it may be harder to get a timely appointment.  Additionally, individuals with underlying...
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On October 18, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will launch  National Teen Driver Safety Week, a national campaign designed to  help young drivers become safe drivers.  The campaign focuses on reminding parents to have important conversations with their teens before and during the teen’s first year of driving.  NHTSA recommends starting the conversation early about safe driving habits and continuing the conversation “every day throughout the year.”   NHTSA notes that, “Even if it seems like they’re tuning you out, keep reinforcing these rules. They’re listening — your constant reminders about...

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As our parents and grandparents age, they will need more constant care that we may be unable to provide.  In these times, we seek out caregivers, nursing aides, and facilities that can deliver the care they need.  We trust these individuals with our beloved family, but it is not always easy to know if our parents and grandparents are receiving the compassionate and dignified care that they deserve.

Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect is far more prevalent that most suspect.  According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a comprehensive review found that 10% of the elderly have experienced elder abuse or neglect....

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The Florida Highway Patrol reported 400,788 vehicle crashes in 2019, resulting in 3217 deaths and 254,342 injuries. [1] According to the Florida Crash Dashboard by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 403,626 vehicle crashes in 2018, resulting in 3135 fatalities and 255,353 injuries.  While we are seeing a positive decline in overall vehicle crashes between 2018 and 2019, we have seen a disturbing 2.6% increase in the number of traffic fatalities. 

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can be filed when a person is...

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According to the Boating Accident Statistical Report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida has the largest number of registered vessels of any state in our country, with over 960,000 registered recreational vessels.  Florida also has the largest number of boating accidents.  In 2019, there were 723 reportable boating accidents which included 65 fatalities and 453 injuries. 

With large populations near the water, it is not surprising that the South Florida counties are named among the 10 counties with the highest number of boating accidents.  Included in this list are Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm...

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June is National Safety Month.  Given the current state of the world pertaining to Coronavirus, now, more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace.  The National Safety Council (NSC) is recognizing this month with an emphasis on saving lives and preventing the spread of the virus, from the workplace to anyplace.  Along with the NSC, our firm seeks to raise awareness for managing COVID-19 and desires our clients and all Floridians to be safe at work, at play, and around the community.  In this post, we'll focus on the Role of Businesses and Employers in Responding to COVID-19.

Businesses...

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