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Top 5 Things To Remember After An Accident

Top 5 Things To Remember After An Accident When you're involved in an accident, it can create a hectic, confusing, and stressful period of your life. The minutes following an accident all the way up to months down the road are all important, and for those involved in an accident of any kind there are several steps that need to be taken in order to ensure that you are able to move towards the best recovery and get the kind of financial compensation that you are owed.

With that in mind, it is well worth taking a look at some of the key things anyone should remember following an accident. Obviously, you need to seek medical attention when you've been injured in an accident. But once that you've made sure you aren't in a medical emergency, there are other steps to remember as well. Here are five of the main things to keep in mind.

1. Take Photos

Every photo of the accident, the area around it, and your vehicles could tell a story to those who are in charge of determining what happened. If possible, try to take photos of the accident and... full post

An Increased Risk Of Personal Injury Stems From This Switch-Related Recall

An Increased Risk Of Personal Injury Stems From This Switch-Related RecallWhat happens when an aftermarket part is to blame for you sustaining a personal injury? These manufacturers accept responsibilities whenever they decide their product is safe for use by consumers. However, proving fault in cases like these is not always the simplest of tasks, as it can turn into a, he said, she said kind of arguments. Small and large companies often have law firms on a retainer, and they are looking for any evidence, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is, to discredit your claim.

Hopefully, posts like these can help you to remain happy, healthy, and out of harm's way, but we are here to represent you, should the need arise. Our personalized service goes above and beyond, to ensure that you receive service that is exceptional, especially considering the dire circumstances, which are bringing you to our office. Allow us the opportunity to show you, why so many residents of Ft. Myers and the surrounding areas, have trusted us to get them the compensation that they rightfully deserve.

A Potential 424 Affected Units

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A Stalled Out Vehicle On The Highway Is An Accident Waiting To Happen

A Stalled Out Vehicle On The Highway Is An Accident Waiting To HappenAnyone that has ever experienced a flat tire knows that the side of the road is not a safe place to be hanging out. For that matter, just walking along the side of the highway can prove to be a dangerous task. We live in an age where we expect our products, vehicles, and everything else between to be reliable, safe, and convenient. Why shouldn't we? Breakthroughs in technology, science, and various other areas of society are supposed to make our lives better, but what happens when they have the opposite effect?

The world is dangerous enough without vehicle recalls being added to the equation, but unfortunately, it appears as if they are here to stay. We must make every effort to remain safe, keep our children and other passengers, as well as people in other vehicles free of harm. Keep reading information like this, and pass the info along, to contribute to the efforts. Have you, or another person that you know, been injured in an accident that is related to an auto recall? If so, you may... full post

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Exercising To Stay In Shape Could Leave You Hurt And In Need Of A Personal Injury Attorney

Exercising To Stay In Shape Could Leave You Hurt And In Need Of A Personal Injury AttorneyWho knew that attempting to lose the spare tire around your waist could be so dangerous? There are a million things that can go wrong while exercising. Too much of this, or too little of that, and your world can turn upside down in a matter of seconds. Tweaking a muscle, becoming sore, and even nausea are common symptoms associated with a workout routine. Overexerting yourself can lead to more serious complications like a stroke or heart attack, but it is not often that we expect the equipment that we are using to be the culprit behind an injury, or at least not a malfunctioning workout tool.

Recall Issued In July Due To Impact Hazard

Core Health & Fitness issued a recall on five styles of Inspiration Cable Cross Over and Dual Adjustable Pulley machines. The height adjusting carriage assembly may loosen, causing the unit to fall on the user, which can result in severe personal injuries. Consumers should immediately stop using the equipment, and contact the company's customer service department at 800-598-8541 for a... full post

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Important Information Regarding Injuries And Your Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle

Important Information Regarding Injuries And Your Recreational Off-Highway VehicleFlorida offers some of the finest mud holes, sandy locations, and wooded areas to disappear, away from the traffic, to play around on your Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV). Mud holes, sandy dunes, and wooded locations are prime locations to relax, unwind, and have some fun. Of course, this act can be looked upon as a dangerous activity, in itself, and people purchase helmets, and various other safety equipment in an attempt to prevent injuries. However, the one thing they typically do not account for is a problem occurring with their ROV. It is notable to mention that they are human-made and eventually a part may become broken, due to the harsh conditions involved with their use.

What exactly happens if you sustain an injury from a defective part on your ROV, from no fault of your own? If the damage is from a faulty part or a negligent act you may be entitled to compensation. Proving that one party or another other is to blame, is an entirely different ball game. Shared responsibility is possible, as the manufacturer, part maker, or another party... full post

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Things That Every Parent Needs To Know About This Toy Recall

Things That Every Parent Needs To Know About This Toy RecallAs parents, we tend to do everything in our power to keep our little angels safe. They are fragile like a package coming in the mail, but it is not as if we can wrap them in bubble wrap to prevent an injury from occurring. Watching their bright eyes and beautiful smile light up, upon giving them the perfect toy, is a priceless moment. However, it is important to remember that regardless of how cute, cuddly, and soft a toy is, it may still pose an injury risk to your child, which is exactly the case with this recall.

Manufacturers test products extensively to make sure items are safe for use by the public. However, now and then one may slip through these protocols and increase the chances of a person becoming injured. Legal action may not be the right choice for everyone, but when expensive medical bills start piling up, and it becomes hard to keep your electricity on, these tasks may become a necessity. If you, your child, or someone else becomes injured from a product recall, contact... full post

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A Brake-Related Recall That Everyone Needs To Be Aware Of To Prevent Injuries From Occurring

A Brake-Related Recall That Everyone Needs To Be Aware Of To Prevent Injuries From OccurringMost people go out of their way to avoid injuries, as they are typically painful and can change their way of life. We tend to accept that minor bruises, scrapes, and even sprains are going to happen. However, many of us go through our entire lives without receiving more extensive and life-altering injuries, but when products and vehicles malfunction, that can change in the blink of an eye. A brake system failure can have a lasting impact, so spreading information like this is essential to our safety.

The emergence of utility vehicles offers consumers with a convenient way to do many of their outdoor chores, as well as, a fun toy to play on. Just imagine, you load up the weekly trash cans in the back, and start taking them towards the road for pickup, only to have the brakes fail. As you can see, this can have devastating consequences if you roll into oncoming traffic, or hit an immovable object. Have you been injured in an accident due to a faulty piece of equipment? If the... full post

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Another Day, Another Takata Air Bag Recall, Which May Leave You Needing An Attorney

Another Day, Another Takata Air Bag Recall, Which May Leave You Needing An AttorneyUnless you have been living under a rock, or have no access to electricity, the Internet, or social media, then you have likely heard of the massive automotive recalls surrounding Takata air bags. They have been the topic of conversation for a few years now, simply because of the dire consequences that their failure has to a person's livelihood. Serious personal injuries can occur, and in some cases, a loss of life can occur.

Have you been injured in an automotive accident? If so, do you believe that a faulty part is to blame for your pain and suffering? Answering yes to these two questions may entitle you to just and fair compensation, and we would be more than happy to walk you through the process. Our firm is prepared to go the full distance with the law firms representing companies of these products. However, our reputation precedes us, and these attorneys often settle out of court. Contact our office for a free case review to see what your options are.

No Schedule, Recall Numbers, Or Models... full post

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Avoid Burns And Needing An Attorney By Knowing About These Recalls

Avoid Burns And Needing An Attorney By Knowing About These RecallsYou may ask why we share information about recalls with you since we are a law firm, but the answer is actually, straightforward. We are just regular people like you, and we do not want to see anyone become hurt. However, our firm also believes that when clients deserve fair compensation for injuries, then they should be able to receive it, to help them pay for medical bills, and other necessities. Law firms for manufacturers go out of their way to prove that the consumer did something wrong, which caused the product to become faulty. Put a winning and proven commodity in your corner, if you sustain an injury, to help you determine fault, in cases like these, when another party needs to be held accountable for their actions.

Increased Fire And Explosion Hazards

YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, has issued recall number 17-186 on about 24,000 refillable propane cylinders. They provide fuel for outdoor appliances such as grills, and the company has received reports about the connector unscrewing. As you can imagine, leaking gas can have grave consequences, which can hinder... full post

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Why An Accident Lawyer Is A Must Following Any Injury

Why An Accident Lawyer Is A Must Following Any Injury Being involved in an accident can lead to major injuries and have a negative impact not only on your physical health but your mental and emotional well-being. Another issue that can arise after an accident is financial in nature. In short, an accident can put you in serious financial hardship due to lost wages, medical bills, and more.

A good Florida personal injury lawyer can help immensely when you've been injured in any kind of accident. Those who've been hurt may have the grounds to seek financial compensation for their injuries, but it's not easy to go about doing so on your own. Because of the complexities involved in the situation, having help from a professional is important. Here are some of the primary reasons that getting a good accident lawyer is such a good idea.

Faster Results - When you're injured, bills can pile up quickly. But insurance companies can drag out a claim forever just to avoid paying what you're owed. It can feel like you're never going to get any money for your injuries at times, but an... full post

What Are You Really Owed After An Accident?

What Are You Really Owed After An Accident?Those who are involved in an accident often find that they're facing a long road to recovery - a road that involves much more than they realize. In fact, while it's easy to focus on things like your physical or mental healing, the reality is that your financial recovery will play just as big of a role.

After being involved in an accident, one of the primary things that you'll need to focus on will be getting some kind of financial restitution for your injuries. But a common mistake that the injured make is to quickly accept the first offer that they're given by an insurance company. Settling makes sense, and when you're in need of money after an accident any kind of offer can seem like a good one.

But that's not always the case. In fact, many insurance companies offer settlement amounts that are far lower than what the injured person is really, truly owed. Because of this, it's worth taking a closer look at the numerous things that add up to what a real settlement offer should be.

With that in... full post

Time And Personal Injury Cases

Time And Personal Injury Cases When you're involved in an accident of any kind, it can throw your life into disarray and keep it there for what seems like an eternity. Recovering from injuries, getting your finances back on track, getting back to work, and dealing with insurance companies are all things that have to be dealt with. And in doing so, it can feel like the world is against you.

One thing that is important to understand is often overlooked initially - time. Understanding timetables where personal injury law is concerned is incredibly important for making sure that you move through the recovery process properly and reach the best possible outcome to your case.

Filing Your Claim

One of the first questions that those injured in an accident ask is 'how long will it take to get money for my injuries?", and there's a good reason for that. When you're injured, it can put a major damper on your financial situation. Most people need the money that they lost due to missing work and will quickly start seeing medical bills pile up.

Because of that, many will want money quickly. But... full post

Social Media And Your Personal Injury Case

Social Media And Your Personal Injury Case In this modern world, social media is everywhere. It seems like people upload every facet of their lives to Facebook or Twitter, and the days when we all lived in some semblance of privacy are just a distant memory.

Social media can make it easier to connect with others, talk to loved ones, plan out your days, and even play games or work. But it can also have a big impact on other aspects of life, including your personal injury lawsuit.

If you've filed a personal injury claim, it's important to understand that social media can have a direct impact on your case and on your potential to receive the kind of compensation that you deserve. While plenty of people are well aware of the fact that people trying to use social media while driving could lead to an accident, what isn't always understood is that even after an accident, social media could still play a role in things.

Negative Impacts Are Commonplace

What many people fail to realize is that social media isn't hidden from the world. Even if your profile is set up... full post

Recent Tragedy Highlights Work Related Accidents

Recent Tragedy Highlights Work Related Accidents Throughout your daily activities, safety is always one of your primary concerns. It should be an employer's concern as well, and a recent accident in Apollo Beach Florida has shed new attention on the subject of work related accidents.

The Big Bend Power Station experienced a major accident when molten material surged from a tank and burned several workers, killing four of them. Only a month earlier, toxic chemicals were released at the same plant and caused more injuries. The US government has numerous protocols in place that are designed to help protect employees from these types of issues, and repeated accidents such as these could be a sign that additional safety issues could be present.

The Accident

The accident in question occurred during routine maintenance when employees were attempting to unplug a tank that was filled with waste product only to have the waste spill from the tank and onto them.

Currently, the accident is under investigation, but OSHA has already announced that it suspects the cause could be due to the plant itself not providing a safe working environment for all of its employees.... full post

Mobile Devices And Personal Injury Claims

Mobile Devices And Personal Injury Claims Mobile devices are everywhere. They've become such a common part of our lives that it's hard to imagine getting through the day without them. And when it comes to personal injuries or auto accidents, mobile devices are playing a bigger role than ever before - in numerous ways.

Obviously, mobile devices have led to numerous accidents. Distracted driving is now said to be just as dangerous as drunk driving, and everyday accidents occur throughout Florida due to people looking at their phones or tablets instead of the road. But while this is one way that mobile devices are impacting personal injury - by creating increased risks on the road - there are also other ways that they are having an influence as well. Taking a look at some of these ways is well worth doing.

Insurance Apps

Virtually every insurance company out there today lets their clients use an app to simplify their management of their policy. It also allows for users to submit a claim. However, only a few companies allow anyone to use the app as long despite not having a claim. For example, an Allstate... full post

The Difference A Personal Injury Lawyer Makes

The Difference A Personal Injury Lawyer Makes When you're injured in an accident of any kind, it will make your life much harder to move through until you fully recover. Physical injuries can make it impossible to go to work or enjoy your days, and the stress that can come with it will often weigh heavy on you. Add to this the major financial burden that a personal injury could cause, and the road to recovery will be a long one.

That's why finding an attorney is so important. A good personal injury lawyer will be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve and make it easier for you to start moving on with your life after an accident. But just why is a personal injury lawyer so important? There are numerous differences that you'll experience when you have an accident attorney on your side.

More Respect From Insurance Companies

Most of the changes that happen in your case with a personal injury lawyer on your side stem from one thing - respect. Insurance companies and lawyers for the other side won't give you the respect that... full post

What You Need To Know When Injured In A Boating Accident

What You Need To Know When Injured In A Boating Accident Florida is a beautiful state, one filled with plenty of scenic beauty and activities that allow residents and visitors to experience it in new and exciting ways. A perfect example of this is the numerous boating opportunities throughout the state. With hundreds of miles of coast, rivers, lakes, and even swamps to explore, boating adventures abound here.

But what happens when you're involved in a boating accident? It can lead to serious injury and even death in some instances, and in many cases will cause your life to be thrown into chaos. Speaking with a professional boating accident attorney will be the key to protecting your finances and your overall stability following these kinds of accidents, but there are still some things worth knowing.

Multiple Boat Accidents

Boating accidents in Florida are treated much like auto accidents in that when one occurs, any party that acted in a negligent or reckless manner will likely be held liable for damages. This means that if your boat was hit by a boat being piloted by someone acting negligently, you could have the... full post

What You Need To Know About Insurance Companies When You Are Injured

What You Need To Know About Insurance Companies When You Are InjuredBeing injured is something that can lead to a serious struggle in anyone's life. That's because not only do you end up having to recover from your injuries physically and mentally, but you're also left trying to figure out how to balance your finances as well.

When you're seriously injured, you'll have major medical bills to pay as well as the potential for lost wages at work. Those lost wages can make it difficult to keep your current bills paid. In short, one accident can destroy your financial stability and bring huge amounts of undue stress onto your shoulders.

Insurance is designed to alleviate those financial burdens, and for many, it will work - at least to some degree. But there are numerous things that you might not realize regarding insurance companies. They could work with you, but often you'll find that an insurance company makes it harder than it should be to get the financial recovery you need.

It's All About The Bottom Line

The simple fact is that insurance companies are just that - companies. And like any... full post

Traumatic Brain Injury And Your Rights

Traumatic Brain Injury And Your Rights Few injuries are as serious or potentially life-altering as a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes called TBI for short or just 'brain injury', a traumatic brain injury is just what it sounds like - damage done to the brain that was caused by the outright trauma of any kind.

These types of injuries can lead to numerous issues physical, mental, and financial. Just some of the repercussions of TBI include:

Long recovery times
Physical and mental therapy
Disability that can be permanent
Loss of mental function or bodily functions
And more

And these are just the physical factors. When you consider the financial costs that can come with them - medical bills, lost wages, and more - it becomes clear that getting help following an accident that causes a traumatic brain injury is important for anyone.

Knowing Your Rights

Traumatic brain injury personal injury cases are similar in some respects to other types of personal injury law, only much more serious due to the more serious nature of the injuries themselves.

In short, under Florida law, you can seek financial compensation for your injuries if you can show that the other party... full post