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November 2014 Archives

New bill proposed to curb texting and driving in Florida

Distracted driving causes many car accidents in Florida. Needless to say, if a driver is not paying attention to the road it is impossible to see if a car suddenly stops, if one is still driving in their lane, if a pedestrian is crossing the street or other unexpected objects in the road. There are many different things that can distract a driver, but one of the leading forms right now is texting and driving.

Program helps Florida residents with spinal cord injuries

People suffer injuries in Florida every day. The severity of these injuries can vary greatly, but injuries to the spinal cord can have a great effect on a person's life. A spinal cord injury victim may never be able to return to their normal life activities. It can be devastating for the injured person and their family, especially if the injury was caused by the negligence of another person.

Obtaining compensation for a family member's death

Many people in Florida have lost a loved one. Any death can be very difficult on the friends and family members of the deceased, even if the person lived a full life. However, when the death occurs suddenly and when the person is young, it can be even more difficult to handle. This is especially true if the death was caused by another person's neglect or recklessness.

What are the degrees of traumatic brain injuries?

There are many people in Florida who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury is defined by Florida law as a blow to the head or the brain that is caused by an external force, which results in an "altered state of consciousness or anatomic motor sensory, cognitive or behavioral deficits." After a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury, he or she may need a significant period of time to recover or may never fully recover at all.

Establishing fault in a slip-and-fall accident

People in Florida enter onto other people's property every day. People go into grocery stores, retail stores and many other businesses. Most of the time people enter onto the property and leave with nothing out of the ordinary occurring. However, from time to time accidents do occur and will raise issues of premises liability. These accidents can vary greatly in severity and every once in a while people suffer injury as a result.

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