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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People cozy up to their cell phones as though these small devices are their best friends in the world. But it cannot be stressed enough: Distracted driving kills. Cell phone use while driving kills. And because of that well established fact, this little friend is probably the worst enemy you will ever have. This message is especially important in a state such as Florida, in which a person behind the wheel cannot be pulled over and ticketed merely for driving while talking or texting on a cell phone. According to DMVFlorida.org: “Driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal in Florida. But should you do it? We’ve all seen drivers with cell phones glued to their ears changing lanes too close to you, rolling through stop signs, or just not driving well at all. One of the biggest…

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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 Las 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…

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How to avoid the pitfalls: Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys shed light on slip and fall accidents Oops. Watch that banana peel. Look out for that mop bucket. Keep an eye on the wet floor. Steer clear of that bump in the rug. What do all of these potential hazards have in common? They are all slip and fall accidents waiting to happen. As personal injury litigation attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, we have successfully litigated many slip and fall accidents, from slip and fall injuries that occurred at restaurants and big box retail stores to those that happen outside, on uneven terrain. Counseling people on how to deal with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale has made us experts in the field. What you need to know directly after suffering a slip and fall accident is,…

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Feeling the heat: Ft Lauderdale personal injury attorneys give advice to prevent car breakdowns.   Have your tires needed air over the past few weeks with the onslaught of hot weather? Tire pressure is just one of the items drivers must pay attention to when the temperatures rise, to avoid emergency situations on South Florida’s busy highways. Personal injury doesn’t only occur as a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle – innocent bystanders can also be harmed. If you’ve ever needed to pull over on a busy road to make emergency repairs, or to await a tow truck or other emergency vehicle, chances are you know too well the whoosh of air against you from the speeding cars as they pass. A vehicle losing control and crashing into your car, and injuring you in the process, is something that…

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Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorneys provide insight on the perils of distractions ahead of Memorial Day.   There are many reports online that deal with distracted driving. Indeed, during the past several years, as cell phone use has grown to become less of a privilege and more of a necessity, and with more apps and features offered on cell phones, their presence in the car, in a driver’s hands and at a driver’s ear, has made our lives more perilous as we take to Fort Lauderdale’s roads. With Memorial Day around the corner, and with all the distractions that this holiday causes, from parties and barbecues to meeting friends and family, distracted driving is on our mind – and should be on yours, too. Here’s why:  Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous situations for drivers and can result…

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People cozy up to their cell phone as though these small devices are their best friend in the world. But it cannot be stressed enough: Distracted driving kills. Cell phone use while driving kills. And because of that well established fact, this little friend is probably the worst enemy you will ever have. This message is especially important in a state such as Florida, in which a person behind the wheel cannot be pulled over and ticketed merely for driving while talking or texting on a cell phone. According to DMVFlorida.org: “Driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal in Florida. But should you do it? We’ve all seen drivers with cell phones glued to their ears changing lanes too close to you, rolling through stop signs, or just not driving well at all. One of the biggest…

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Cyclists are considered among the most vulnerable users of the road, next to pedestrians, since they lack the protection that a motor vehicle might provide in the instance of a crash. That means cyclists and personal injury go hand in hand, and in South Florida – Broward and Miami-Dade counties in particular, with the high number of people vacationing here annually, their lack of experience with the roadways and the increase of motorists – personal injury is an unfortunate fact of recreating on two wheels. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, there were 499 fatalities, 2,072 nonfatal hospitalizations, and 7,650 nonfatal emergency room (ER) visits in the last year of the reporting, which was 2010, relating to pedestrian and bicycle crashes. We can only surmise that these numbers have increased in seven years, even though more measures have been…

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The next time you’re in the mood for a walk, head to the beach, the park or a trail or path that takes you away from roads heavily traveled by motor vehicles. Pedestrian deaths soared in 2016, according to a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, and Florida is among the states with the most pedestrian casualties. According to the report, the following are the most recent pedestrian statistics: Pedestrians now account for 15 percent of all traffic deaths. In Florida, pedestrian fatalities jumped 25 percent, from 2010 to 2015 About 6,000 pedestrian fatalities are estimated to have occurred nationwide in 2016. In 2016, Florida had more than 100 pedestrian deaths Most pedestrian fatalities in 2015 were between 6 p.m. and midnight, with 74% occurring after dark. Driveways & shoulders of roads/travel lanes away from intersections are the biggest…

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