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Maritime Law and statute of limitations

The allure of the coast of Florida has everything to do with the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are on your own boat, a jet ski, or a passenger boat there is nothing like being out on the water. Unfortunately, the Gulf can be dangerous and injuries and even death do happen all the time.

Drowsy drivers a greater risk than speeders or red light runners?

Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that drivers who receive insufficient sleep cause an average of 824 fatal traffic crashes each year -- about 2.5 percent of all fatal crashes. By comparison, people who run red lights cause about 708 fatalities.

Traumatic brain injury: a long road to recovery

Jyrel Daniel was a 21-year-old that was going places. Looking to follow his father’s footsteps into finance, Jyrel was enrolled into an accelerated MBA program. To help with expenses, he was working as a waiter at a local restaurant. By all accounts, he was a hard-working, bright kid. Now he’s re-learning how to use a fork.

Auto accidents among the top TBI causes in the U.S.

A car crash can change your life in a flash. Among the fundamental things that could be affected by such an accident is your brain. Traumatic brain injuries are among the injuries that can come out of motor vehicle collisions. In fact, as statistics cited on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrate, car crashes are one of the most common causes of TBIs.

Who is responsible when an injury occurs on a cruise ship?

Question: My elderly mother recently took a cruise to celebrate her 85th birthday. While on the cruise, she slipped on a wet deck and sustained a back injury. She went to the ship’s doctor and he recommended rest. Now she is having problems with severe neck pain and her doctor thinks it is due to the fall on the boat. Do we have a case against the company that owns the ship and if so, how do we file a claim?

The recovery process of spinal cord injuries is a long road

You drive on unpaved roads all the time. You know that you need to go slow on gravel. You are always cautious and prepared for things to go wrong. As you drive, you watch the road for any curves, dips or humps. You know that dry gravel kicks up a dust cloud that can impair visibility. You also know it can be hard to stop and easy to lose control on a gravel road. For these reasons, you leave plenty of distance between you and any traffic. You also try your best to avoid any situation in which you would need to accelerate or bake quickly.

Texting and driving: When someone’s negligence affects you

Sarah was busy. Between her duties as a mom to young kids, and volunteering at her church, she tended to burn the cancel at both ends. Add to that her new job, and its requirement that she be available 24/7, and Sarah was courting exhaustion. As she headed to pick up the kids from school, Sarah’s phone had the distinctive ping that meant work had just set her another text.

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