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Blog Posts in May, 2014

Brake Failure Can Lead to Deadly Trucking Accidents

Catastrophic trucking accidents are often caused by mechanical failure. One of the biggest reasons for that mechanical failure is brake failure. In fact, the Department of Transportation estimates ...
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DePuy Hip Implants Are Poisoning Patients with Toxic Metals

All-metal hip implants have been under fire in recent years for their dangerous and defective designs. In particular, all-metal hip implants have been thought to release dangerously high levels of ...
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Surgical "Never Events" Are Shockingly Common in the U.S.

Thousands of surgeries take place every day. When a patient goes in for surgery, they are putting their trust, health, and life into the hands of a skilled and competent doctor. However, according to ...
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Boating Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Summer

While boating is a year-round activity here in South Florida, summer will see even more boaters hitting the water. From cruise ships to catamarans; Florida is home to some of the nation’s best ...
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Filing an Injury Claim? You May Be Under Surveillance

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, the defense will scrutinize every aspect of your claim. This includes reviewing your medical records, your paychecks, and even your lifestyle. That’s ...
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How Do I Find the Right Lawyer After a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may have many questions running through your mind. One of the biggest, however, may be how to find a lawyer? After all, choosing the right personal ...
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Litigation Helps Get Dangerous Products Off of Store Shelves

The value of litigation in preventing injuries from unsafe products has been greatly refuted by corporate tort-reform interests. In the eyes of the American Tort Reform Association, members of which ...
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Rear View Cameras Reduce 90% of Back-Over Accidents

Rear cameras or backup cameras are becoming a standard feature in many new cars—and for good reason. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 300 people are killed and ...
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Examining the True Cost of a Serious Head Injury

Head injuries are some of the most horrific and devastating injuries accident victims can endure. The long-term ramifications of head injuries are not always apparent in the days and even weeks ...
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Stay Awake, Stay Alert, Stay Alive: Tips for Safe Driving

Not many Americans actually get the recommended hours of sleep each night. As a result most drivers on the road are sleep deprived, drowsy, and ready to take a nap. In fact, 60% of adult drivers have ...
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5% of Adults in Outpatient Care Are Misdiagnosed Every Year

A new study published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal found that 5% of adults seeking outpatient care are misdiagnosed—equaling roughly 12 million people. The risk of being misdiagnosed ...
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Do Cell Phone Bans Translate to Fewer Car Accidents?

In 2012, 33,561 people lost their lives in car accidents across the United States. This was the first time in nearly a decade that accident fatalities have increased. A large number of those crashes ...
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Car Slams Into Florida Day Care Center, Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Nicole Quintus has beautiful memories of her spirited 4-year-old daughter, Lily. Those memories include the plucky little girl singing songs, laughing, and running through the house in a tutu and ...
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The 10 Deadliest Days of the Year for Teenage Drivers

The deadliest 10 days of summer for teen drivers is nearly here. Seven out of the top 10 deadliest days for teenage drivers occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day each and every year. According to ...
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The NHTSA Requests That Black Boxes Be Added to All Cars

In 2013, almost all (96%) of the new automobiles were manufactured with an event data recorder, or “black box.” These devices record everything you do behind the wheel of a car and could ...
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Ringling Bros Circus Performers Fall 35 Feet in Freak Accident

Circus performers have long been known for their hair-raising and death-defying feats. Yet nothing could’ve prepared a Rhode Island crowd for the events that unfolded Monday, May 5th. The ...
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Florida Sees Drop in Questionable Car Accident Claims

For the first time since lawmakers re-wrote Florida’s no-fault law in 2012, there has been a drop in questionable no-fault automobile claims. The National Crime Insurance Bureau report reviewed ...
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Truck Drivers Caught on Video Texting While Driving

Modern technology has made it easier than ever to access information, obtain directions, preview photos, and keep up with your friends and family. For truckers, these smartphones have become an ...
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