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March 11, 2014 in

Distracted Walking?

New studies have revealed the obvious, texting while walking can be dangerous.  While it seems fairly evident that looking at a screen instead of where you are strolling would increase the risk of injury, researchers have recently completed a study of movement patterns of 26 people, and it verifies the theory.  These researchers found...
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March 7, 2014 in

Recent Major Recalls from SaferCar

Safercar.gov  recently announced many major recalls within the last month. Please see below for details: Heartland Recreational vehicles, LLC has issued a recall for certain 2014 trailers manufactured between September 14, 2013, and January 17, 2014, and equipped with optional 17.5” wheels. The affected trailers had been printed with incorrect Federal Motor Vehicle Safety...
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March 6, 2014 in

Recalls Aren’t Just for Cars! Keep your Kids out of Harm’s Way

Car recalls are currently big in the news with General Motors recalling 1.6 million cars, but did you know there is a recall out for something as simple as a hope chest? The Cedar “hope” Chest, by Lane Home Furniture, automatically locks when it is closed. It was first recalled in 1996 after six...
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March 5, 2014 in

After 13 Deaths…General Motors recalled 1.6 Million Cars for Faulty Key Ignitions

Last week General Motors (GM) more than doubled a recall they had made earlier in the month by adding 842,000 more cars to the list. The recall issued is intended to fix a faulty key ignition switch that is linked to several fatal car crashes. According to GM, a heavy key chain or the...
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March 3, 2014 in

We Need Your Help to Stop This Bill…Now!

The “Limitations in Medical Payments (LIMP)” bill has been filed in both chambers of the Florida Legislature. With these bills, plaintiffs will be restricted on how much they can ask for in medical damages depending on the case. If this LIMP bill is passed, it will change the way we practice law drastically. The...
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February 27, 2014 in

What’s the difference between Slip and Fall and Trip and Fall?

It’s happened to all of us – an unexpected slip or trip that leaves us “grounded” and in some cases, seriously injured. According to the National Safety Council, “falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department Slip and...
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February 24, 2014 in

I Took a Cruise in One Country, But I Have To File a Claim, Where?

A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from a passenger on a cruise ship whose property was stolen while on board.  After hearing her side of the story, I asked if she could send me her passenger ticket and agreement of passage.  Low and behold, as with EVERY cruise line, there was...
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February 21, 2014 in

Return My Ring! Can I get my ring back if she breaks the engagement?

Last month I read an interesting article about a local man trying to get his engagement ring back after his estranged fiancé broke off at the wedding. What piqued my interest in this article is that I had a very similar issue just last year with a client of mine, only my firm had...
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February 20, 2014 in

I have varicose veins…so what?

While varicose veins are just plain annoying for many of us, you may not have known that they can be a good reason to apply for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. You may be thinking I’m crazy, but after reading the ins and outs of varicose veins I think you will understand. What exactly...
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February 19, 2014 in

Young Boy Drowns in Cruise Line Pool

Back in October, a six-year-old boy drowned in a pool on the Carnival Victory. Earlier this month, it was reported that a four-year-old boy drowned and a six-year-old boy was revived, both on the Norwegian Breakaway. Apparently, the ship’s emergency medical team responded and administered CPR, but only the older child was able to...
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