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Florida Federal OSHA Crane Regulations

On March 26, 2008, a construction crane in downtown Miami collapsed. Part of the crane plummeted onto a structure 30 stories below, killing two Florida construction workers. Just days before the deadly Florida crane accident, a similar construction tragedy occurred in New York City. Investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) both found… read more

What Not to Do After a Head Injury

Head injuries often happen in car accidents. The sudden impact of an auto wreck can leave damages to the brain, which, if acute, must be medically treated immediately. These are things you should not do if someone is injured in a Florida car accident, if there are signs of a brain injury: A head wound… read more

Exercising with a Child Who Has Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy is a birth injury that limits a child’s ability to use the affected shoulder, arm and hand in a “typical” capacity. Medical professionals may advise a course of treatment that includes daily at-home exercises and prescribed movements. These are intended to help the child regain mobility, prevent atrophy and promote healing. Surgery may… read more

How Can Truckers NOT Be Insured? Insurance Rules in Florida Truck Crashes

After surviving a truck crash in Florida, you may think the worst is over. You’ve been injured and the pain is intense, but there’s no way you’re going to have to pay for your injuries… right? Believe it or not, there have been cases where victims of truck accidents had to pay for their injuries… read more

The Four Leading Causes of Truck Crashes in Florida

The trucking industry brings great benefit to our society. Much of America’s food and valuable goods travel across the country on trucks, and Floridians are able to export their agricultural goods and import many things that make our lives better every day.  However, having large trucks drive on South Florida’s roadways, such as I-95 and… read more

The Possible Long-Term Prognosis of Erb’s Palsy in Florida

The long-term effects of Erb’s palsy depend on the severity of the underlying nerve injury and the use of skilled medical intervention. Some patients will experience no permanent effects, while others face a lifetime of physical limitations. Parents may choose to pursue a birth injury claim in cases where a doctor’s negligence caused Erb’s palsy…. read more

Florida Is a No-Fault Insurance State: What This Means for You

If you are ever injured or someone you love is in a Florida car accident, you will want to make sure that you have adequate insurance coverage. States will vary in what insurance they require of drivers. Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that your insurance company steps in and pays your medical… read more

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Caused By Auto Accident

PTSD Developed After a Catastrophic Car Crash Caused By a Negligent Driver Any traumatic event outside your control, such as a plane crash or natural disaster, can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This psychological condition is underlined by unreasonable fear and the anxiety that you will never be safe again. Symptoms of PTSD Those suffering… read more

Florida PIP Auto Insurance Laws

Although every registered vehicle owner in Florida is required to carry liability insurance, many motorists do not fully understand Florida’s no-fault insurance laws and want to know who will pay for their medical bills after their wreck. In Florida, motorists are required to carry $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 of property… read more

What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Florida Car Wreck by an Uninsured Driver

No one expects to be injured in a Florida car accident. However, you can always prepare for this unlikely instance beforehand and protect your legal rights afterward. One of the most difficult things victims of Florida car wrecks can face is being injured in an accident with a negligent driver who does not have insurance…. read more

10 Things You Should Do Before Hosting a Child’s Party

Hosting a great children’s party is about more than securing the piñata and decorating the perfect Spider-Man cake. A successful children’s party is one that is safe and free of potential hazards. Below are 10 things you should do before hosting a child’s party in your house, condo or apartment. These tips apply whether you… read more