How to Protect Teens From Football Injuries
Posted on October 23, 2018 in General
Football is one of the most popular sports in America – and it’s the leading cause for school related sports injuries. While all sports carry some form of risk, football can be especially dangerous for players. Joint injuries and concussions are common, and over-exertion and dehydration can lead to serious medical complications. However, it’s possible… read more
Common Types of Senior Citizen Money Scams & How to Avoid Them
Posted on October 22, 2018 in General
Technology has brought the world many good things, but it has also allowed for new types of scams to develop, and many Americans are at risk. As senior citizens become increasingly technologically equipped, their use of computers, smartphones, and social media put them at risk for scams. The best way to avoid succumbing to a… read more
Could Interlock Laws Reduce Fatal DUI Crashes?
Posted on October 21, 2018 in General
DUI crashes can lead to extensive damages for those involved – including death. These accidents are particularly unfortunate, as they are preventable by having drivers make smart driving decisions and not operate vehicles while intoxicated. Interlock laws that restrict the use of vehicles for DUI offenders can help reduce the chances of such fatal accidents… read more
How Can Immunity Protections Affect Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
Posted on October 20, 2018 in General
When negligence by a medical professional results in injury, it’s possible to file a medical malpractice claim. These cases involve a plaintiff who establishes proof that a medical professional acted negligently during care, violating his or her duty of care and causing damages. Victims can then receive financial compensation to recover from their injuries. However,… read more
Most Dangerous Times to Drive on Florida Roads
Posted on October 19, 2018 in General
The most recent accident statistics found that 395,785 traffic crashes occurred throughout the state of Florida in just one year– with 2,935 of them involving fatal incidents according to a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles report. These numbers have been increasing over the past few years, up from 344,170 crashes in 2014. While car crashes… read more
John Uustal Weighs In on the Kavanaugh Controversy
Posted on October 5, 2018 in In the News, John J. Uustal
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination represents a danger far greater than ideological differences. It could permanently tilt the balance of power in favor of this country’s most powerful “people” – corporations. And it’s not pretty when corporations’ strength is unchecked in the courts… Read the full article in the Sun Sentinel here.
Robert Kelley Named by Best Lawyers as 2019 Lawyer of the Year
Posted on October 3, 2018 in Firm News, Robert W. Kelley
Robert has been named as Lawyer of the Year for 2019, for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. The Best Lawyers accolades are based on nationwide peer review, and the Lawyer of the Year is awarded to only one attorney in a practice area within a region. (For details on the methodology, see https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology).
Treat Road Rash Injury and Avoid Infections
Posted on September 27, 2018 in General
Road rash refers to a type of abrasion from contact with asphalt or other road materials, usually in a motorcycle or bicycle accident. It is a painful injury that can involve dirt and debris in wounds and under the skin, with a high risk of infection. It is important to take proper care of your… read more
How Driving Drowsy Can Be More Dangerous Than Driving Drunk
Posted on September 25, 2018 in General
Falling asleep behind the wheel has increasingly become a problem amongst overtired, overstressed, and overworked drivers. As people push themselves to work longer hours and multitask, fatigue has infiltrated the roadway. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least 845 people died in drowsy driving accidents in one year alone. Statistics often… read more
11 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims
Posted on September 24, 2018 in General
After a personal injury accident, an insurance company is often your first outlet for securing compensation. Insurance companies should reimburse policyholders, claimants, and accident victims for their losses in the event of property damage or bodily injuries. Yet insurers are notorious for denying claims, often to save money. The following 11 tricks are tactics an… read more