When you are injured at the fault of another, your primary interest is to get well. You may assume that insurance will take care of everything else. The “everything else” is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney. Dealing with insurance companies after a minor accident is one thing. Working with insurance companies after a serious […]
Burn injuries are expensive and traumatic to treat. Even a first-degree burn, the lowest level of injury, can become infected. Burns can be extremely painful and can lead to permanent, severe scarring. Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 2-13, is sponsored by the American Burn Association to share burn awareness information and prevention. The National Fire Protection […]
Can’t wait to celebrate the end of 2020? Be careful! Unfortunately, personal injuries on New Year’s Eve and Day are not uncommon. Causes of personal injuries on New Year’s Eve can include: Car accidents Drunk driving Slip-and-fall accidents Premises liability accidents Fireworks accidents Pedestrian accidents Dog bite accidents While officials are not quite sure what to expect for New […]
Dry January Observing Dry January by abstaining or reducing alcohol consumption is a growing trend, and this year, Dry January may be needed more than ever. According to Nielsen’s market data, total alcohol sales outside of bars and restaurants have surged roughly 24% during the pandemic. Spirits with higher alcohol content rose more than 27% over last year. These alcohol trends in […]
Knowing that more children are playing at home during the pandemic, toy safety is more important than ever. One child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc., WATCH, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about child safety, has a 48-year […]
Many activities at our law office have gone virtual. But signing wills and trusts is an appointment that must be done in person. That does not mean that wills and trusts cannot be created during the pandemic. In fact, many people are interested in getting their end-of-life paperwork in order. Still, the process has had […]
National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 18-24, is designed to raise awareness of teen driving risks among parents and teenagers. The pandemic paused graduations and proms, but one rite of passage has not been put on hold for most teenagers. Teens are still able to get their driver’s license starting at age 16. Getting behind the wheel can be one of the most exciting and dangerous […]
Lee and Collier counties top the list as the most high-trafficked spots for dangerous boating accidents in Florida, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Division. Dangerous Boating Accidents: Statistics A study of 2019 accidents by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Law Enforcement division of boating accident statistics showed that 61% of accidents happened in 10 Florida counties. Lee County ranked fourth and Collier […]
Every 32 seconds, a child under the age of 13 was involved in a car crash in 2018. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper car seat safety, boosters and seatbelts. Car accidents are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States, according to Safe Kids. Car Seat Safety Facts As […]
Knowing that accidents can happen does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one, as you try to deal with the aftermath.
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.