January 2018 Archives

5 essential steps to take after a bike-car crash

Bicycle crashes happen even when you are the most careful cyclist in the world. Bike-car collisions can result in costly property damage and serious injuries. Knowing what you should do in the event of an accident on your bike is important.

3 on-the-job hazards facing EMS workers

If you work in emergency medical services, you can take pride in your work providing injured people with the first line of care. Whether you are a first responder, paramedic or emergency medical technician, your job duties are crucial to disaster response. However, your responsibilities also put you at a unique risk for occupational injuries and illnesses

Mental, Immune Disorders added to SSA Disability listings

In 2017, the Social Security Administration added to its qualified disability listings multiple mental and immune disorders. These disorders were previously unrecognized as a standalone qualification for which an individual could receive social security disability benefits.

Ship accidents are not very common, but can be devastating

In Florida, boating is practically a way of life. Whether you own your boat or you enjoy the occasional cruise, this can be a great way to relax and enjoy what our beautiful state has to offer. However, you and other Floridians should be aware of the potential dangers that might occur when you are a passenger on a cruise ship or smaller pleasure boat.

How crash reconstruction can win a car accident injury case

Crash reconstruction is a mathematical science. It is also an art, in which one must be able to view the scene and surroundings of a crash constructively. Its purpose is to determine pre-impact circumstances. In other words, to figure out exactly what happened from the time the circumstances that caused the crash were set into motion, until the actual point of impact. It is used to determine things such as speed and angles of impact, among other factors.

Why does it take so long to receive a SSD decision?

Upon the appeal of a denial for Social Security Disability benefits, a party must wait for a hearing to be scheduled before an administrative law judge. As it is a well-known fact, this can take a very long time to happen. So, why is that? Let’s look at some current statistics to answer this question.

Arrest made in fatal Greenacres hit-and-run

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Greenacres in December. Two men, neither of whom were wearing a seatbelt, were ejected from their vehicle and killed when a 2013 Porsche Panamera slammed into their Honda CR-V. Two women who were passengers in the Honda, as well as the 24-year-old man driving the Porsche were also injured. He then, however, sped away from the scene.

Hidden damage after a car accident

Every day, people in Florida end up in car accidents. The year 2016 saw the highest number of car accidents on record in recent memory. According to data compiled by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 395,000 accidents occurred in 2016 compared to just over 374,000 in 2015. 

Costs of a personal injury lawsuit

If you have suffered an injury in a motor vehicle accident or on the job, you are likely dealing with many stressful issues all at once. In addition to the pain and suffering of your injuries, you may be facing expensive medical bills, difficult insurance company issues, and possibly lost wages or lost days at work.

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