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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

A spinal cord injury refers to an injury, generally caused by trauma, that results in a loss of spinal cord function. That loss of function isn't always severe and lasting. A spinal cord bruise, for instance, is painful but will typically heal in a relatively short period of time and not result in permanent damage. However, many spinal cord injuries do result in a loss of feeling in a part of your body, or even the loss of the ability to move part of your body. Paralysis, this kind of loss of movement, while directly related to spinal cord injury,...

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March is Traumatic Brain Injury Month

Miami Brain Injury Attorney - Miami Personal Injury Attorney

Miami Brain Injury Attorney - Traumatic brain injuries are a serious potential consequence of accidents. For more than 30 years, the Brain Injury Association of American has staged Brain Injury Awareness Month every March to help educate the public about brain injuries, with the intent to: Destigmatize brain injuries Empower survivors of brain injuries and those who care for them Promote the array of support available for people who have brain injuries The nationwide campaigfn is intended to draw attention to the struggles that often face the more than 2.5 million people who go to U.S. emergency rooms every year with...

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Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney: Florida PIP Basics

Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida PIP Basics

Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida is one of only a few states that requires drivers to carry no-fault auto insurance known as personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. The minimum required insurance coverage in Florida, PIP provides a basic level of minimum coverage for personal injuries and property damage liability. Even among states that require some form of PIP, Florida’s PIP mandate is one-of-a-kind. It is important to understand the basics of PIP coverage if you plan to drive in Florida using only PIP coverage. PIP is Basic Medical Coverage at Low Cost [caption id="attachment_5060" align="alignright" width="300"] Ask a Miami Car Accident...

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Boating Safety is No Accident

Boating Safety is No Accident - Boating Accident Attorney In Miami

Boating Accident Attorney In Miami - While Americans have a longstanding love affair with water, there are few places this is truer than in Florida. Of the nearly 13 million registered boats in the United States in 2016, nearly 1 million of them were in Florida. That means that Florida has almost as many boat registrations as California, the state with the greatest number of registered boats with half the population. Throw in the fact that Florida doesn’t require registration for many boats, including smaller, non-motorized boats, and there are a lot of boats in Florida. Florida is better than...

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How Much Will I Recover for My Car Accident Case?

Miami Car Accident Lawyer - How Much Will I Recover for My Car Accident Case

Miami Car Accident Lawyer - You got hurt in a traffic accident. The accident wasn’t your fault, but you still got hurt, and the bills are real. You didn't suffer catastrophic injuries, but your injuries could last a while and require continued treatment. Your car is a tangled mess in a junkyard somewhere. You've already missed a week of work, and your doctor tells you it could be two or three more weeks before you can return to work The cost of prescriptions for painkillers, antibiotics and other medications prescribed as a result of your injuries is mounting quickly. You're...

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Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Motorcycle Accident FAQs - Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney - Personal Injury Lawyer

Motorcyclists love riding their bikes. They go out on long rides in groups. There are roads across the country that draw motorcycle riders like moths to a flame, many of them scenic mountain roads that are long, with lots of curves, steep drop-offs that go down hundreds of feet, fantastic vistas, and no intersecting roads, like U.S. 129 through the Tennessee-North Carolina Smoky Mountains, known as the Tail of the Dragon. They ride for the joy of riding, the fellowship, and just the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle can bring. They aren’t cooped up in a car, they...

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Tired Truckers Put Everyone on the Road at Risk – Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Tired Truckers Put Everyone On The Road At Risk – Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Miami Truck Accident Lawyer: Over-the-road commercial truckers – the drivers behind the wheels of 18-wheel tractor-trailers that haul a significant proportion of the things Americans buy daily to their destinations – often spend long hours driving considerable distances to deliver their payloads on time. A shortage of truck drivers is pushing the drivers who are on the road to the limit. Driver fatigue can be a result of long hours, insufficient sleep, and many other factors, but while truckers are under stringent federal regulations regarding how many hours a day they can drive, even those regulations let drivers go as...

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Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers

Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

There is no question that distracted drivers are a contributing factor to a significant number of accidents News reports every day include stories about traffic accidents caused by people who were talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, who spilled coffee in their lap, or were otherwise distracted from the traffic around them on the road.  A study by the Governors Highway Association contends that distracted driving was a factor in accidents in 2016 that resulted in 3,450 highway deaths. That figure totaled more than 9 percent of all traffic deaths that year. Thousands more were injured that year...

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Miami Commercial Trucking Accidents Can Leave Victims with Severe Injuries

Miami Commercial Trucking Accidents - Severe Injuries - Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

Miami Truck Accident Lawyer - Commercial trucks are much, much larger and heavier than the passenger vehicles with which they share the road. In accidents that involve 18 wheels versus 4, 18 wins every time. Unfortunately, when it comes to cars and trucks, the vehicles contain people. While the occupants of large commercial trucks also get killed or injured in traffic accidents – even with cars – they do so at a far lower rate when compared to the occupants of the cars. The size disparity also contributes to both the higher number of deaths and the severity of injuries...

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How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost?

How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost

Many people who are injured in traffic accidents consider retaining an attorney but hesitate to do so because of concerns about cost. It’s easy to find advertisements for injury lawyers who claim your case is free if they don't recover damages for you – the wording varies, but the message is the same: no compensation, no fee. The problem is, not many people believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch, and nobody believes there is such a thing as a free accident lawyer in Miami. In fact, many people are hesitant to hire a lawyer because...

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