November 2017 Archives

3 tips for avoiding Black Friday car accidents

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Black Friday is almost here, too. If you are excited to stuff yourself with some turkey and do some holiday shopping, you should drive safely because this is one of the most dangerous times on the road. In fact, according to Time Magazine, there are 34 percent more car collisions on Black Friday in comparison to the two weeks before and after. 

Common police officer hazards and injuries

As a police officer, you spend your days keeping your community safe by patrolling the streets and apprehending criminals. You play a crucial role in the community of Palm Beach County and put yourself at risk each day because your job is inherently dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police officers and sheriffs experience over 30,000 nonfatal injuries resulting in time away from work on average each year. 

How should insurance matters be handled after a car crash?

Following a car crash, any injury you may have sustained is usually the first thing on your mind. Then you will think about the damage to your car. You will likely feel dazed, even if the accident was only a fender-bender, but you will eventually begin to wonder what your next steps should be.

Parents awarded $45 million in Florida wrongful death claim

Wrongful death legal options protect families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. The parents of a medical school student that was killed in a fatal car accident in Florida were recently awarded $45 million in damages. The fatal car accident occurred in nearby Florida community about an hour south of the West Palm Beach area. A construction company was ordered to pay the parents $35 million and the driver of a tractor trailer involved in the fatal car accident was ordered to pay the parents $10,005,000 million.

What to do when a disability application is denied

Social Security disability benefits are important for many disabled individuals and their families who are struggling to make ends meet. Being denied Social Security disability benefits can feel devastating to an individual struggling with a disability and to their family. Fortunately, a denied claim for benefits is not the end of the story, as there are several levels to the Social Security appeals process.

Why you need a lawyer for a car accident with only vehicle damage

When you get into a motor vehicle accident, one of the most important things to do afterward is speak to a personal injury lawyer. An attorney can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries from insurance providers and the responsible motorist.

How can cyclists avoid vehicle collisions?

Cyclists need to be careful no matter where they ride, but they particularly want to be careful in the state of Florida. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that between 2008 and 2012, Florida had the highest rate of cyclist fatalities on roadways out of any other state. 

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