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Documenting Your Injuries After a Car Accident

According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Department FHSMVD , there were 402,385 crashes on Florida roads last year. Of those collisions, 166,612 were categorized as injury crashes and 254,310 involved injuries. Given the rate at which Florida drivers and their passengers are being hurt in car accidents, it is important to know how to document collision-related injuries. Medical Attention Someone seriously injured in a car accident needs to be seen by paramedics at the scene and ...

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Kissimmee Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing Orange Blossom Trail

Just prior to the start of summer, a Kissimmee pedestrian was fatally struck by a car attempting to cross Orange Blossom Trail. Around 5:10am, 56 year-old Jose Torres of Davenport, was driving a 2014 Nissan vehicle eastbound on Orange Blossom Trail near Pleasant Hill Drive when 66 year old Kenneth Livingston of Kissimmee attempted to cross the Orange Blossom Trail using the marked crosswalk. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Torres had a green light and fatally struck Livingston as...

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Common Misconceptions About Motor Vehicle Accidents Cases

When you are involved in a car accident , the collision may only last a few seconds but the consequences can last for weeks, months, or even the rest of your life. This stressful situation can be made worse if you don't have the right information about what to expect from the other parties involved or your options. By knowing some common misconceptions about motor vehicle accidents, you can avoid being misinformed during an already challenging time. If you do not appear to be injured at the scen...

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Can I Sue After I Slip and Fall?

When you inadvertently have a bad fall, you can suffer serious injuries such as bruising, ligament damage, spinal disc impact, and even fractures. While there can be occasions when this kind of accident is the result of sheer unforeseen bad luck, there can also be instances when another party’s negligence may be the blame. Here are some considerations regarding filing suit after a slip and fall : Premises Liability When a business or person owns a property, they have a responsibility to ma...

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How can I tell if my Loved One’s Death in a Car Accident was due to Negligence?

When you lose a loved one due to a motor vehicle collision, it is shocking and emotionally devastating. In some cases, the death will be the result of a tragic and unavoidable accident. However, in other instances, your loved one may have lost their life because of another driver's negligence. Negligence Negligence for an accident can be shown when: · The person who injured the other party had a duty not to injure them; · The person did not uphold their duty; · The person’s ...

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Signs that Another Driver May be Drunk or Drugged

One of the most dangerous things we do each day is get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. When there is a drunk or drugged driver, the risks go up for everyone. In fact, Florida law punishes someone driving under the influence of drugs to the same degree as someone driving drunk. By being able to identify the signs of a drunk or drugged driver, you can help remain safe on the road. Here are some common signs that another driver may be impaired due to drug or alcohol use: 1. When a driver is we...

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How Much is my Pain and Suffering from my Car Accident Worth?

When you are injured to someone else’s negligence during a car accident, you can have numerous financial damages such as medical expenses, property loss, and lost wages. Your pain and suffering is another basis for recovery in this situation. Because pain and suffering are specific to the individual, it can be difficult to determine the dollar amount which should be attributed to this experience. What is Pain and Suffering? Pain and suffering is a term used to describe the different types ...

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Recovering From Your Slip and Fall Injury

Experiencing a slip and fall accident can mean suffering devastating injuries which can take weeks, months, or even years to heal. Depending on the extent of your impairments, you may be restricted to a bed and have to go through various treatments and rehabilitative therapy to recover. While the process will take time, there are steps you can take to support your recuperation from your slip and fall injury. Take it Slowly Having limited mobility can be frustrating, and when you start to feel be...

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How Stressed Driving can Cause Accidents

While you may be aware of the risks of driving distractions such as texting or using a cell phone, operating a vehicle when overcome with emotion can also be a dangerous condition. When a driver is upset, his or her focus and judgment can be impaired and lead to collisions. Here are some considerations about how stressed driving can cause accidents: Stressed Driving Distractions There are several ways in which a driver can become stressed. For instance, getting into a traffic jam when you are la...

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Child Support and Your Child’s Mental Health Condition

A parent of a child with a mental health condition has the dual responsibilities of caring for their child's daily needs and making sure they get the specialized care they require. When parents in this situation divorce or are no longer together, future support will be an important issue. Child Support in Florida Florida law generally requires that both parents support their children until they turn 18 or until they graduate from high school or turn 19. However, when a child has a mental disabil...

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I was referred to Draper Law by my father in-law after being hit from behind in an auto accident. I didn't realize, at the time, what an important decision I was making by hiring a personal injury attorney to represent me. Charles Draper took the time to explain the process and what I could expect. His professional team was there for me every step of the way through a long, and often complicated, legal experience. I just want to express my sincerest gratitude for all the efforts that were taken by Charlie and his team on my behalf in obtaining a settlement on my case.