How Do Hours of Service Affect Truck Drivers in Florida?

How Do Hours of Service Affect Truck Drivers in Florida?

Hours of Service are in place to protect the safety of the truck driver, as well as other drivers on the road. Trucking carrier fatigue and the accidents it can cause, pose serious liability risk to both truck driver and trucking company. It’s also a serious public safety risk. The statistics according to Department of Transportation are staggering. Accidents due to fatigue are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle related collisions!

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Are Florida Trucking Companies Liable For Accidents?

Are Florida Trucking Companies Liable For Accidents?

After a trucking accident in which a victim sustains seriously bodily injury, the first thing that must be done once they’re stabilized, medically, is to consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer. A Personal Injury lawyer with years of trucking accident experience will be able to determine if injuries sustained by a victim entitle them to recover damages.

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What is Mental Anguish in Personal Injury Law?

What is Mental Anguish in Personal Injury Law?

Mental anguish is just as serious as physical injuries! When accident results in a physical injury to the victim, the first step to recovery is medical stabilization. Medically stabilizing the victim after a serious car, motorcycle, or other accident should be top priority. The medical side is the focus until the patient is well enough to transition home from the hospital. Once a victim is stable medically, it becomes easy to paint the picture of quality of life. However, this is a common mistake.

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What Is Physician-Patient Privilege?

What Is Physician-Patient Privilege?

Physician-patient privilege is a serious matter. HIPAA specifies guidelines for maintaining patient privacy even posthumously. While a patient is living and receiving healthcare, statutes surrounding physician-patient privilege protect a patient’s medical records. This is per official HIPAA guidelines and any laws applicable in the state the patient resides. In the case of this article, we’ll explore the state of Florida’s specific guidelines relating to physician-patient privilege when the patient dies.

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CRPS and Medical Malpractice: What’s the Link?

CRPS and Medical Malpractice: What's the Link?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome  affects every victim who suffers from it differently. Although no less painfully. Doctors estimate that 90% of those with a diagnosis of CRPS suffer from Type I (without visualized nerve injury). The remaining 10% of victims of this suicide-inducing disease suffer from Type II (with a determinable nerve injury).

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What Type of Spine Injuries Delay Recovery?

What Type of Spine Injuries Delay Recovery?

What type of spine injuries are delaying victims’ recovery after an accident? After an accident that causes severe injuries, life gets put on hold. Lost wages, job loss, and isolation from family and friends are common occurrences. After recovering from most injuries, a victim should be able to return to daily life after a short healing period.

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Insurance Companies Are Not A Victim’s Friend

When an accident occurs it’s important to remember that insurance companies will never be a victim’s friend. No matter how nice their representatives sound over the phone. Even when meeting with accident victims face to face, this tactic is for their benefit. Insurance companies use smiling faces, glowing reviews, and savvy advertising to trick accident victims into thinking they’re on the same side. Victims should never fall for it!

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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

The statistics on Traumatic Brain Injury in America are staggering. Approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. Traumatic brain injury related hospitalizations, surgeries, and ER visits are some of the costliest medical expenses for a family.

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How Does Amputation Affect Quality of Life?

When something as drastic as an amputation occurs after an accident, a victim may feel that their life has changed for the worst. They may also experience any number of setbacks physically. These setbacks are not linear, and can occur at any time during recovery. The impact of losing a limb can also occur mentally. Victims may feel at peace at one moment, but suffer horrific flashbacks to the accident or the operating room the next. This is the nature of what’s known as “medical PTSD” and often occurs alongside amputation injuries.

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What Happens Post Drunk Driving Accident?

What Happens Post Drunk Driving Accident?

After a drunk driving accident, victims’ have rights. After a person sustains injuries or worse, loses their life as a result of a drunk driving accident, there’s a specific legal process. This ensures the victim has the ability to recover maximum compensation.

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Are Catastrophic Car Accidents Preventable? (Yes!)

Are Catastrophic Car Accidents Preventable? (Yes!)

Catastrophic car accidents are never easy to think about. But, the truth is accidents can happen to anyone, anytime. The best to do is practice safe driving habits, lessening the likelihood of a car accident. In other Law Resource articles, we discuss car insurance, distracted driving, and reckless driving at length. However, it’s important that when presenting facts about catastrophic car accidents, we offer a different perspective into safe driving practices.

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What is Misdiagnosis in Personal Injury Law?

What is Misdiagnosis in Personal Injury Law?

Misdiagnosis is a form of medical malpractice. We watch the true-life television shows, we read news articles that depict the horrors of what happens when a doctor gets it wrong and the price is a patient’s life. But what happens when what’s on page and screen become a victim’s reality? If a client is seeking a medical malpractice lawyer, it’s more than likely they are a victim of medical malpractice.

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Within the scope of a wrongful death lawsuit there is an ethical approach. While a family can’t put a dollar amount on their loss, there are still financial burdens that must be dealt with posthumously. For this reason, it’s important to obtain a Board Certified attorney to help navigate both the judicial and financial aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Why is Diagnostic Imaging Important After an Accident?

Why is Diagnostic Imaging Important After an Accident?

To determine what’s best for the client’s recovery, diagnostic imaging is often the first tool utilized in a patient’s treatment plan. The extent of the injury needs to be determined before a plan of action is enacted for their care. In this Shaked Law Resource article we’ll provide the information needed to understand the different types of diagnostic imaging used for specific injuries.

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