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Common injuries while traveling

The World Health Organization states that injuries are a leading cause of traveler deaths, but they are also usually preventable with a proper amount of care on the part of travelers and providers. Road and traffic injuries are the top cause of injury and fatalities for travelers, but other common injuries and deaths are related to drowning, air accidents, terrorist activity and drug use. According to WHO statistics, both homicide and suicide are top three causes of death among U.S. travelers throughout the world.

Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious

Spinal cord injuries are one of the most serious types of injuries you can suffer as the result of an accident. The spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages between the brain and the body, and this means that an injured spinal cord can result in everything from uncontrollable shaking to paralysis. Because spinal cord injuries are so serious, it's critical that you understand the full extent of your injuries and the effect they have on your life now and in the future.

What is a guardian ad litem and why is one needed?

In legal terms, the word guardian is used to define someone who is legally appointed or is entitled to care for and manage the person and property of another. Many people are familiar with the term when talking about appointing a guardian for one's children in a will for example. There are times when a guardian is needed long-term because an adult is not mentally capable of making decisions or responsibly caring for his or her own needs.

What Florida court has jurisdiction over personal injury cases?

Hopefully, most Florida residents will never have to worry about what court case will be heard where in the state's judicial system. But at the same time, having a basic understanding of the legal system and legal options for personal injury cases can help alleviate any apprehension if the opposite situation arises.

Prescription drug litigation: holding drug companies accountable

There are endless types of personal injury claims adjudicated by Florida courts and settled without trial with insurance companies. Every day, negotiations are taking place somewhere between recalcitrant agents and strong advocates representing individuals who have suffered harm through another's negligence, wrongdoing, accidental action or carelessness. Folks seeking compensation for an injury can become overwhelmed, even when evidence is clearly on their side.

How important is documentation in a personal injury case?

In any legal matter, documentation is crucial. Even seemingly unimportant information at the time can be the difference between a judgment being granted or denied. As a general rule, everything that happens after an accident should be recorded as best as possible through notes, photographs and other applicable methods. This is important even if the injury appears to be minor at first. When an accident occurs, the body's adrenaline kicks in, and that can block pain receptors and lead victims to believe they are fine when they really aren't.

Jury finds car crash defendant guilty as charged

Hardly a day goes by that Panama City news reports don't include stories about personal injury in some form. Car accidents, animal attacks, construction mishaps or other misfortune befalling the unaware often involve negligence or recklessness by others. When that turns out to be the case, victims and survivors are entitled to seek compensation to help with medical bills for catastrophic injuries, lost wages and other family needs.

Engineer awarded $1.9 million in workplace injury suit

Anyone who has been injured on the job knows firsthand what it can mean to the family budget. Across Florida, there are numerous residents who are dealing with pain and expense as a result of motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, defective product harm and workplace injury. When fault lies elsewhere, seeking compensation to help with recovery no matter what the cause is a helpful tool in the recovery toolbox.

Premises liability suit against hospital settled out of court

Hospitals are safe havens where sick people can receive comfort and care. Florida residents should expect that to be the case. When something goes wrong during a hospital visit, however, they should understand their legal right to seek accountability regarding personal injury.

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