A recent study has linked the use of talcum powder with ovarian cancer. Women who use talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product around their genitals have a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study interviewed 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 women without ovarian cancer to ask about their use of talcum powder and products containing talcum powder. The results of the study revealed that women who routinely used talcum powder in their underwear, on feminine hygiene products, or applied directly to their genital areas had an increased risk of developing the deadly form of cancer. […]
I Was Just Hit By Another Driver in a Car Accident – What Do I Do Now?
After a car accident of any type (i.e. car crash, commercial truck accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, etc.), your first priority is to seek medical attention and retain an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney. Your health and safety are the most important things following an accident; therefore, if you are able to get to a place of safety, do so quickly. You want to avoid being hit by another vehicle as you call the police, emergency medical service, and a towing company.
If you are not disabled by your injuries and it is safe to do so, take pictures of the accident scene and exchange information with the other driver. Because most people have smartphones, it is easy and convenient to record the accident scene just as it appears at the time of your collision. This key evidence could help your attorney establish fault for the crash. If you do not have a phone with a built-in camera, place a disposable camera in your vehicle in the event of an accident to photograph the roadway, crash scene, your vehicle, and the other vehicles involved in the accident. […]
How Many Times Will You File a Car Accident Claim?
According to an article published in Forbes, you will file a car accident claim at least once every 17.9 years. If you have never filed a car accident claim and you have been driving over 18 years, consider yourself an exception to the rule or maybe just very lucky. If you accept the premise that drivers will file a car accident claim once every 18 years, the typical driver will be involved in a car accident three to four times during his or her lifetime.
The chances of suffering a serious injury increases with the number of motor vehicle accidents you are involved in during your lifetime. Even though you may take every precaution to be a safe driver, you cannot control what other drivers do while on the road. If every driver on the road is expected to be involved in three to four accidents during their lifetime, the chances you will become a statistic are very high. […]
Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment. They must take reasonable steps to prevent and fix dangerous conditions. In order to receive compensation in a slip and fall case, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known a dangerous condition existed and did not take the proper steps to fix the problem or warn you of the danger. You must also prove that dangerous condition caused the slip and fall that resulted in your injuries and damages. To do this, we rely on evidence gathered through a thorough accident investigation.
Evidence From The Accident Scene
Evidence from the accident scene can be very important when proving liability in a slip and fall case. If you were unable to take photographs of the accident scene, write down everything you can remember while it is fresh on your mind. Contacting a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney as soon as possible can work in your best interest. Your attorney may be able to locate and subpoena video footage of the accident scene (i.e. store surveillance cameras) before the footage is erased or lost. […]
Do I Really Need a Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorney – YES!
You may believe that if you slip or fall while on another person’s property or in a commercial setting you do not need a slip and fall attorney because the property owner is automatically liable if the reason for your fall was something left on the floor that caused a hazardous condition. You are wrong — you need a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney because Florida slip and fall laws make it much more difficult to prove fault in these types of cases.
If you have fallen due to a substance left on the floor, contact our office immediately to protect your legal right to receive a fair and just settlement from the property owner. […]
Stolen Car Causes One Fatality in Boca Raton Vehicle Accident
According to reports, a stolen Mustang driven by a 15-year old boy killed a woman driving a Honda Pilot in a Boca Raton vehicle accident. Two men used a gun to rob a valet at the Addison Event Center. Police spotted the 2016 Ford Mustang and attempted to stop the vehicle. The 15-year old driver sped away crashing into the Honda Pilot. A 20-year old man who was riding in the Mustang was also arrested at the accident scene.
Florida Hit-and-Run Laws
Florida vehicle laws include severe penalties for hit-and-run drivers. If you leave the scene of an accident involving a fatality, you can be charged with a Florida first-degree felony. If convicted of a hit-and run accident charge, you could face up to 30 years in prison. If you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the hit-and-run accident, you will serve a mandatory prison sentence of two years. […]
Deadly Naples, FL Accident Caused by Drunk Driver
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a drunk driver rear-ended a Dodge Durango on 27th Street Northwest in Naples causing the vehicle to collide with a Honda Odyssey in the oncoming lane. The driver of the Honda Odyssey was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The drunk driver faces several charges including leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality and DUI manslaughter.
DUI Accidents in Florida
Nationwide, 10,076 people lost their lives due to a drunk driver during 2013. Florida ranked third for the highest number of DUI fatalities that year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 800 people died in Florida during 2013 in accidents involving a driver with a BAC of .01 or higher. Six hundred seventy-six of those fatalities occurred as the result of a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher. Drunk driving is still one of the deadliest decisions a person can make. […]
Insurance Rates and Florida Car Accidents
Have you been involved in a south Florida car accident? Are you struggling to pay expensive medical bills and living expenses while you recover from your injuries? Are you unable to work because a negligent driver caused a car crash? If so, our car accident lawyers want to help you. We can provide the legal counsel and support you and your family need as you concentrate on your recovery. We can also answer questions about your car accident claim including how a Florida car accident will affect your insurance rates.
Car Accidents and Insurance Rates
In most cases, if the car accident is not your fault, it will not affect your insurance rates. However, if you are the driver who caused the car crash, it is highly likely you will have higher insurance rates at least for the next several years. A new study suggests drivers who file claims against their insurance policy and drivers who have claims filed against their insurance parties by accident victims tend to see an increase in their insurance rates. This may not be true in all cases. Each insurance company and accident claim is different; therefore, you may not experience an increase in your insurance rates depending on the circumstances and facts of your vehicle accident. Several factors are used by insurance companies to calculate your insurance cost. […]
What Can a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?
You and your family are driving from Fort Lauderdale to Miami on a short day trip to visit friends when a driver on Interstate 95 drifts into your lane and collides with your vehicle because the driver was texting while driving. The collision forces your car to slam into the car beside you resulting in a three-car accident on I-95 just outside Miami. You suffer injuries that require hospitalization and physical therapy. Your family suffers minor injuries that require medical treatment and follow-ups. You now have a personal injury claim.
It is six months later and you are just now returning to work. You have drained your savings to pay living expenses but the medical bills are piling up. The insurance company has offered to settle your personal injury claim and you need the money. What should you do? […]
Teen Killed in Boca Raton Diving Accident
A freediving accident claimed the life of a teen near Boca Raton this week, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The teen, 15-year-old Skyler Hunt, was the subject of a desperate U.S. Coast Guard search after he was reported missing. […]