The heavy travel period that Thanksgiving ushers in is nearly here. Every year during this time the roads become clogged with tourists and travelers and snow birds – and this year will be no different. There is a lot of stress involved in getting to your destination – and your turkey dinner. The more hurried you are, the more you risk personal injury on the roads in Fort Lauderdale. According to AAA “driving remains the most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving.” The vast majority – more than 89 percent – of holiday travelers will drive this Thanksgiving. Last year, AAA projected that 48.7 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home for the holiday, an increase of one million travelers compared with the year before. This represented a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving…

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Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough, even when the two parties exchange insurance information. Hit and run accidents are somewhat more common than you could think. Evidence suggests the number of hit and run incidents are rising. As per a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the amount of fatal crashes from hit and runs is on the rise. In 2011, the last year the NHSTA gathered data, the number rose to almost 1500. Overall, crashes decreased by 2006 to 2011, but deadly hit and runs improved by nearly 14%. In some places of the nation, hit and runs are more prevalent than others. For instance, in certain regions of California, around half of all recorded accidents involve a driver who fled the scene. I’VE BEEN IN A HIT AND RUN? NOW WHAT? Usually,…

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Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys provide boaters with expert advice following boating accidents We love living in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding South Florida area, and one of the reasons why we call ourselves South Floridians is because we can take the boat on the water nearly 365 days a year. Boating goes hand in hand with Fort Lauderdale living the way skiing goes hand in hand with Aspen living. People love the water and they love their boats. But often the dangers of personal injury that can be caused in a boating accident are dismissed by people who are merely thinking of sun and fun as they head out from the dock. But your boat is a motor vehicle just as your car is a motor vehicle. And similarly, just as a car crash can cause personal injury in…

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Many kids and their parents are busily making adjustments to their costumes for Halloween and carving pumpkins since candy-filled Halloween is just around the corner.  While Halloween may be a lot of fun for children and adults, parents may mitigate the possible security risk, including those posed by scary clowns, with a few straightforward precautions.  Scary clowns come out in force at this time of year and can cause an array of incidents resulting in serious injury. Last Halloween, the White House held a briefing in which the creepy clown epidemic was acknowledged as a problem.  In the press briefing, the public had been advised that local law enforcement agencies had contacted the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for assistance in responding to the tide of creepy clown sightings that have led to over a dozen arrests.  This…

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Fort Lauderdale hurricane property damage insurance claims lawyers tell how residents can receive full claim amount after hurricanes It’s been more than a month since hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida and some in the Fort Lauderdale area are still decluttering from the leftover debris. While the piles of trash and dead tree branches and limbs pile up in many municipalities, your life is also still mired in mayhem, not the least of which is the way you may have been treated by your insurance companies. They believe they have weeded out your problem. You’re still ankle deep in muck. Property insurance holders in southeast Florida, and in particular Fort Lauderdale, should pay attention and heed some good advice from the legal experts. Hurricane season, which brings with it high winds, rain, tornadoes and damage, isn’t over. We want you…

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Ft Lauderdale property damage attorneys provide insight on dealing with aftermath of Hurricane Irma First panic, then calm, then exhaustion. Welcome to the aftermath of a hurricane in Fort Lauderdale. Irma was a storm with a split personality: It hit the west coast as a category 4 storm and the southeast coast as somewhere between a tropical storm and low-end category 1 hurricane. But to those of us who rode it out, and are now dealing with property damage in its aftermath, no matter what state it was in when it hit, it left a roadway of debris that now must be cleaned up so life can get back to normal. What you need to do in the first month after the storm is crucial if your property has suffered flooding or storm surge, roof damage, water damage or if…

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 A Fort Lauderdale attorney breaks down what happens when you have a slip and fall accident  You’ve had a great day and everything is going well … then suddenly you slip or trip and fall and now you’re in a daze. What just happened? An abrupt slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale can cause numerous health problems – don’t ever think you’re going to be OK, even if the incident was a mild one. Here are some of the physical symptoms you could face, according to WebMD: Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented Headache Nausea or vomiting Fatigue or drowsiness Difficulty sleeping Sleeping more than usual Dizziness or loss of balance Needless to say, a slip and fall accident could alter…

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When you become disabled: Fort Lauderdale attorneys help with applying for Social Security disability benefits When disability becomes a reality for a family’s chief earner, the result can be devastating. The income loss can lead to a loss of lifestyle, property, can put people into bankruptcy, and even lead to poverty. You may never think that disability will some day be a consequence forcing you to alter your life, but the Social Security Administration is ready to point out otherwise; according to its website: “just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.” It’s a harsh reality. The fact remains that everyone should have a safety net. If disability becomes a situation that your family will be facing, you should consult a social security disability attorney to find out what benefits you are entitled…

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Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys lend advice on what to do after a slip and fall accident When you slip and fall there’s more involved than picking yourself up off the floor. In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Ft. Lauderdale, you are dazed, you are probably unaware, for a few seconds at least, of what caused the accident. You may be bleeding, you may have been injured, or even broken an arm or leg. Or perhaps you’re suffering a concussion, which you may not be aware of at the outset. You’re experiencing all this as people swirl around you to see if you’re all right – the store or property manager discusses the incident with you and your family and friends pull you in different directions on how to handle the aftermath. Do you sue?…

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A Ft Lauderdale attorney advises on what to watch out for in summer months to avoid slip and fall accidents and injury While Fort Lauderdale is a distant memory for some during the summer months, there are still plenty of people who come into town to walk on Los Olas Boulevard, visit a restaurant, shop and head on to the beach. There’s plenty to do – and many potential slip and fall accidents waiting to occur. Slip and fall dangers are present indoors and outdoors in the summer in Ft. Lauderdale, even when most of the crowds have headed back north. These hazards usually take you by surprise – hence, the term “accident” – and people are especially prone to such accidents nowadays by looking more at their phones than at the street or sidewalk or path ahead of them.…

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