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A new bill could target human trafficking in the hotel industry

Florida Bill Could Empower Human Trafficking Victims Against Hotels

Slavery exists and Florida is attempting to do something to end it. A bill pending in the state legislature would grant victims of human trafficking the right to file a civil lawsuit for damages against anyone benefiting…

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Marcus Fernandez visits Tampa Bay Morning Blend to discuss Teen Driving Safety and helpful apps.

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend: Applications for your Teen Driver

When your teen driver first gets behind the wheel, it can be nerve-wracking. Today's teens face a number of in-vehicle distractions. When combined with a feeling of over-confidence, the results can be deadly. Kinney, Fernandez…

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Could Your Landlord Be Responsible for Your Burn Injury?

National Burn Awareness Week offers an opportunity to take a look at the cause of more than 486,000 people seeking medical treatment last year. Injuries associated with burns can be devastating. The physical and psychological…

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How To Handle Your Medical Bills After A Car Accident

Car accidents happen more frequently than most people would like to imagine. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than 374,000 accidents occur on the state's roads each year. Of…

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Safe Celebrations: Tips for a Responsible New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Eve is a when family and friends get together for a celebration. If the celebration is at your home this year, your first priority when planning it must be to ensure the safety…

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What to do if you slip and fall in a restaurant or store

It is a relatively common occurrence to see someone in a store or a restaurant slip and fall. These accidents usually leave the victim slightly bruised and very embarrassed but otherwise unharmed. According to data…

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7 Surprising Ways You Could Be Liable for an Accident

Knowing whether you could be held liable for someone's injuries is usually pretty easy. Driving while distracted and not watching the road are pretty obvious examples of liability. Allowing your dog to roam the neighborhood,…

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Teen Driving Apps that Reinforce Safe Habits

Many of us remember the excitement and newfound freedom that came with driving our first car. Maybe that’s why as parents we immediately become fearful when our kids begin to drive. Afterall, it wasn’t that…

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Should You Trust Your Personal Injury Case To Lawyer Referral Services?

According to the National Safety Council, traffic accidents resulting in people injured or killed have increased nationwide. During the first six months of last year, nearly 1,600 people lost their lives in highway accidents in…

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Drunk Driving Accidents: What You Need to Know

It's no secret that alcohol and driving don't mix. Despite decades of education and significant progress in reducing this crime, drunk driving is still a serious issue. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor…

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Boating Safety: Tips for Staying Safe on the Water

To many, nothing is better than spending a day on Florida's beautiful waterways, or the Gulf of Mexico, on a clear summer day. With water activities at the center of many Floridian lifestyles, boating safety is…

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The Rise of Trampoline Accidents and How to Stay Safe

Trampolines have been a common sight in backyards throughout Florida for decades. The risk of suffering a trampoline accident injury has been a concern for as long as the devices have been a part of…

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The Top Five Auto Accident Causes

Despite substantial progress in raising awareness about traffic safety, auto accidents are a harsh reality throughout Tampa Bay. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 2.35 million Americans are injured in car accidents…

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How To Protect Loved Ones Who Are Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are places where loved ones can receive the level of care they need to live out their lives in comfort and safety. While the vast majority of Florida facilities live up to the…

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Personal Injury Myths That Can Impact The Compensation You Deserve

Being hurt in a personal injury accident - be it automobile, slip and fall, work-related or otherwise - isn't just a huge physical ordeal; it's a financial one as well. Most of us don't have…

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