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Parents Be On The Lookout For These Brain Injury Symptoms In Your Student-Athletes

Parents Be On The Lookout For These Brain Injury Symptoms In Your Student-AthletesMost people figured that the quarterback's day was finished, but after a few plays, he was back out on the field. NFL fans immediately began voicing their concerns on social media, regardless of whether they like the Texans or not. The offense fizzled on the next drive, and the next time they were supposed to take the field, medical staffers could be seen restraining Savage on the sideline, preventing him from returning to the game. Why is this so important to our Sarasota community? Sports are meant to be fun, and the athletes take huge risks, especially when there is full-contact involved. Many teens, including those from Florida, have a dream of one day making it to the big leagues to compete. However, brain injuries are possibilities that can smash those goals by causing a variety of different complications that include...

• Death
• Mental Impairment
• Permanent Or Temporary Disability

Most athletes accept that there are certain risks involved with playing sports. Each one trains to keep their body in peak shape to handle the events and are even provided with safety... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

More Drivers Than Ever Are Using Smartphones While Driving

More Drivers Than Ever Are Using Smartphones While DrivingToday's mobile technology has made it easier than ever to get connected, complete work, and more. From work to play, there's no question that having a mobile device can improve the quality - or at least the simplicity - of your life.

But with the numerous benefits that it provides comes risks, and a smart phone needs to be used responsibly or it could lead to major safety hazards. In particular is the increased chance of auto accidents when a driver is using their mobile device. And while the awareness of these dangers might be growing, the fact is that the number of people who still use their mobile devices while operating a vehicle is higher than ever.

A Growing Problem

How high, exactly? A recent poll conducted online by Harris Poll found that more than four out of every ten drivers admitted that they performed work related tasks via their smartphone while they were driving. In other words, at least 40% of drivers use their smartphone to work while on the go. And that number doesn't include those who may do so but don't admit it, or... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Keep Pets Kenneled During Your New Year's Party To Prevent Guests From Becoming Bitten

keep-pets-kenneled-during-your-new-years-party-to-prevent-guests-from-becoming-bittenMost people are either a dog, or cat person, and there are even some folks that have horses, birds, and numerous other animals on their property. Not all of these companions are vicious, nor do they all pose a threat to humans. Many of them provide their owners with friendship, feelings of security, and eventually, most pets become actual members of the family. Households throughout the world have dogs, including numerous ones right here in Florida. They are incredibly loyal and often find themselves in trouble just for protecting their owner. Various breeds may be more inclined to bite, but there is always a possibility of snapping, regardless of their classification.

Sharp teeth pave the way for painful lacerations and punctures to the skin. Depending on how deep they go, muscles can become ripped, ligaments torn, and even arteries shredded. Stitches may be required to fix some of the damages, as well as various other procedures and treatments. On rare occasions, an attack can result in a wrongful death too. Ultimately, pet owners are liable for the animal's actions on their property and in public. Many Florida counties have leash laws to prevent... read article

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Attorney Stephen Fernandez

Contact A Lawyer To Seek Compensation For Injuries Sustained By A Trucking Accident

Deaths From Truck Accidents May Be Preventable With Tougher Tractor Trailer LawsFlorida has busy roads, and it is not uncommon to see multiple big rigs on the highways throughout the day. America relies on the logistics industry to get food, medicine, and other necessities into the hands of consumers. Motorcycles, cars, trucks, and other vehicles also share the streets. With so many drivers, all it takes is a single miscalculation, or distraction, to cause an incident. A trucking accident is one of the most unforgiving kinds, and they can result in participants obtaining severe damages. Trailers should be equipped with under ride guards to prevent cars from rolling underneath, but on occasion, these devices fail. Vehicles can become trapped, and even rolled over by the tires. Common injuries from being involved in a trucking accident include...

•  Painful Burns That Cause Disfigurement
• Broken Bones Or Deep Lacerations Requiring Medical Treatment
• Wrongful Deaths
• Brain Injuries
• Temporary Or Permanent Paralysis

Truck drivers can legally only drive for 11-hours at a time, and afterward, they must take a 10-hour break. If you come across a tractor-trailer that is weaving between the... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

Consider Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer If A Defective Product Leaves You Injured

Consider Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer If A Defective Product Leaves You InjuredThe holiday season provides us with ample time for strengthening bonds with friends, neighbors, and family members. It also sends shoppers out in search of the perfect gifts. Black Friday and Cyber-Monday sales seem to be lasting longer and longer. What was once only a one or two-day event has turned into a month-long affair. Products are hitting the shelves and shipping out faster than ever before, which is good because people can almost always obtain the items that they want quickly. However, from time to time defects result in recalls, and the goods are no longer deemed safe for human use.

Defective products pose different threats like an increased risk of fire, choking, or electrocution. The devices that we use, the clothing that people wear, and even the toys that our children play with can cause injuries. Of course, the gift giver has no way of knowing that the present has issues, but the manufacturer may have known their product was faulty for quite some time. Rather than coming clean and taking their loss, some companies may try to hide the... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Automakers Struggling To Repair Recalled US Cars

Automakers Struggling To Repair Recalled US CarsIt's no big secret that auto recalls have been issued with alarming regularity over the last couple of years. From the Takata airbag recall to the Toyota acceleration issues, recalls happen almost weekly - or at least it can seem that way.
However, despite the large number of recalls that occur throughout the year, automakers have reported that they are having tremendous difficulty just getting recalled vehicles into their shops for repairs. This means that there are likely far more autos out there on US roads that carry significant risks to their owners and to other motorists around them - and there isn't any change in sight just yet.

 
The Big Challenge
 

So what's the problem, exactly? According to Automotive News, there are several challenges. The two main ones are:

 

•  Difficulty contacting auto owners to notify them that their vehicle has been recalled
•  Difficulty convincing owners to bring in their vehicles to be repaired

 

The process is disjointed, and different automakers seek out customers in different ways. From email to phone calls to letters sent using various databases, it's not always easy for an auto company to even identify the driver... read article

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Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Retailers Have A Responsibility To Ensure Safe Shopping

Retailers Have A Responsibility To Ensure Safe ShoppingUnless you’re extremely lucky with your friends and family, odds are that when it’s time to do some shopping for the holidays, you’re not going to be able to do everything online and wait for your purchases to arrive at your door. Sooner or later, you’re going to brave the crowds and do some shopping in stores or malls.

When you do this, even with more crowds and hectic shopping activity, it’s important to do one thing; remember that you, as a customer, have rights. And those rights need to be protected not just by law enforcement like the police, but by the proprietors and managers of any shopping outlet you visit.

This is called premises liability, and it means you’re legally entitled to a certain minimum amount of safety while shopping.
For Homeowners & Retailers Alike
Premises liability simply means that a property owner has a legal obligation to put in a reasonable amount of safety to ensure a safe environment for people. This applies even to homeowners, though in those cases, the duty varies. People in Colorado, for example, must shovel their sidewalks to clear out snow... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

Has Your Child’s Toy Been Recalled?

Has Your Child’s Toy Been Recalled?The holiday season is the time of year when—for a parent—things may get a little more stressful in the lead up to days like Christmas and New Year’s, but the hectic activity is worth it. This is the time when we get together with our families, celebrate our beliefs, and ring in another new year with gifts, celebrations, and new resolutions. And for people in Florida, it’s never a big surprise if family members from colder parts of the country, use this time as the perfect excuse to enjoy some of our great December weather!

But amidst all the family gatherings, busy schedules, and, of course, shopping for gifts, one of the things we sometimes forget about is making sure that what we give to our youngest family members is actually suitable. Just because something was bought at the store, complete with receipt, and an assurance from an established, legal company, doesn’t mean it’s always a safe product. Unfortunately, toys are no exception to this.
Companies Doing The Right Thing
It’s always a good thing to see companies exercising real social responsibility and taking it upon themselves to help their customers.... read article

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Attorney Michael J Babboni

Wrongful Death When The At-Fault Party Has Also Passed

wrongful-death-when-the-at-fault-party-has-also-passedIf a loved one has passed away, you may be considering filing a wrongful death suit on their behalf. These situations are always tough. Your family and friends are in the middle of grieving and accepting the fact that a loved one has passed, but you also need to act swiftly to ensure your family is properly compensated for your loss.

These situations can get particularly tricky when the other at-fault party has also passed away. Although these scenarios can occur in any personal situation, they tend to occur most when there’s an automobile accident. Is there a way file a wrongful death suit against an at-fault party who is deceased?

 
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Suit?
 

According to Florida Statutes Section 768.19, a wrongful death suit can be filed when a person’s death is “caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” by another party.

If you are looking to file a suit on behalf of a deceased loved one under Florida law, the claim must be filed by the representative of the deceased’s estate. It’s possible that this individual was named in the deceased’s will or estate plan. If the... read article

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Attorney M David Shapiro

When Should You Consider Filing A Personal Injury Claim?

when-should-you-consider-filing-a-personal-injury-claimIf you’ve been the victim of an accident in Florida and suffered an injury, you should not have to bankrupt yourself trying to fund your recovery. A personal injury claim can help get you the compensation you deserve. But, the thought of filing a claim can be overwhelming, and you may be wondering if you even have enough to make filing a case worth it. If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim in Florida, there are a few criteria that need to be met.

 
Statute Of Limitations
 

Most cases have a statute of limitations placed on them, which is a pre-determined amount of time specifying how long after an incident a party has to file a claim. Statutes of limitations can vary based on the crime committed or the type of civil claim being filed. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida is four years.

This means that you have four years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This does not mean that the case has to be resolved within four years, but that your case must be filed before then. If you fail to file within... read article

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Attorney David L Goldman

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