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How Technology Has Impacted Personal Injury Laws

Most people would agree that technology improves our lives. From high-tech cooking devices to computers and smartphones, new technology can enhance daily experiences, save time, and provide entertainment. Hidden behind the advantages of high-tech devices…

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A man with his hand extended to shake someone else's hand. You can shake someones hand after hiring them for a job, but can you be held negligent?

What is negligent hiring?

Hiring a new employee can be a daunting task at times. It is an employers responsibility to be aware of the background and qualifications of a potential employee. Knowing a new hire's past could help…

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What types of injuries can be claimed in an auto accident?

Every day, our experienced Tampa auto accident attorneys deal with a variety of cases. From highway collisions to tailgating accidents, horrific wrong-way driving crashes to pedestrian crosswalk injuries, each personal injury case is different. The damages suffered by these…

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A tailgating accident can have deadly injuries or consequences.

Tailgating Accident: What To Do If You’ve Been Involved In A Rear-End Collision

Following another vehicle too closely can have deadly consequences. It can take the length of a football field to stop a vehicle traveling at 60 mph. The required distance could be longer in adverse weather…

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Seemingly simple fireworks, such as these sparklers, can cause a serious burn injury

Burn Injury FAQ – Staying Safe this Fourth of July

According to the CDC, more than 1.1 million burn injuries occur each year for which people seek medical care. The Fourth of July is the busiest day for emergency responders called upon to treat burns…

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Image: Car Accident Headlight - Car accident injuries can have a long lasting impact.

Common Car Accident Injuries

The squeal of brakes, blaring of a horn and a deafening crash - there's no mistaking the sound and feel of a collision. Even a major car accident is over in a moment, but the…

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Someone pictured in handcuffs. If arrested, it's important to understand your rights including your right to remain silent

How and when should you invoke your right to remain silent?

Most of us have heard of our "Miranda rights" from television shows and movies, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of…

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Improper maintenance of equipment may cause you to be injured at the gym

What should you do if injured at the gym?

With summer already here, many people are heading to the gym to stay healthy. As you head to your favorite gym, you may notice some pieces of workout equipment or unsterile areas that pose a…

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What should you do if injured in a hotel pool accident?

Summertime is upon us, which often means fun in the sun! As your family hits the road for their summer vacation, keep in mind that your hotel may not be following all of the necessary…

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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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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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