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January 2017 Archives

Talcum Powder Linked to an Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

For several decades medical professionals and scientists have warned about the adverse effects caused by the long-term use of talcum powder on the genital area. In fact, doing this may significantly increase a woman's chance of developing ovarian cancer.

Top 5 Causes of Florida Trucking Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, trucking accidents have increased by 20 percent in the past 20 years. The fact is, while trucking is a multi-billing dollar industry, it also causes severe safety and health risks, as well as injuries and death to a large number of people throughout the U.S. When involved in a crash, trucks usually cause much more harm and damage than a traditional automobile accident. This is due to trucks being 20 times the weight and size of the majority of other vehicles on the road.

What Happens When a Stolen Car Is Involved in an Accident?

In Miami, nearly all motor vehicle accidents are handled under the state of Florida's 'no-fault' rules. This implies that persons injured due to the accident must pursue their own insurer for compensation irrespective of who was responsible for the crash.

What are your rights if you are hit by a drunk driver?

Drunk driving has reached epidemic proportions, and in Florida we see our share of drivers under the influence get behind the wheel. Sadly, thousands of people lose their lives to drunk drivers each year, and countless others suffer debilitating injuries, or loss of property. According to MADD, (Mothers against drunk drivers) In Florida, "driving while drunk" fatalities totaled 797 last year representing 0.27% of all traffic deaths. They also reported that there were more than 30,000 DUI (driving under the influence) arrests (26,000+ convictions) in Florida.

The Importance of Pictures after a Trucking Accident

It is an unfortunate, yet completely inevitable fact - accidents happen every day. Even if you are the most cautious driver on the road, always aware of how fast you are going, and following road safety rules, you may find yourself involved in a crash due to another person's carelessness.

A collision may be even worse and more severe if it involves a commercial truck. Due to the size, velocity, and weight of commercial trucks, an accident with a big rig can be terrifying. While contacting an Orlando truck accident attorney after the accident is important, you also need to take pictures of the scene. The fact is, truck accidents are overwhelming and traumatizing, therefore, remembering the details is often challenging.

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  • $3.1 million

    Recovered for a client in a Commercial Truck Collision case in Jacksonville.

  • $1.3 million

    Recovered for a client in a Personal Injury case in Fort Lauderdale.

  • $3.0 million

    Recovered for a client in a Premises Liability case in Orlando.

  • $1.5 million

    Recovered for a client in an Inadequate Security case in Miami.

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