You might wonder why personal attorneys have such a bad reputation, often being called things like “ambulance chasers.” While it may seem like PI attorneys prey upon unwitting consumers immediately following traumatic events before the shock has even worn off, the truth is that personal injury attorneys provide valuable services to those who may not otherwise be aware of their rights after an accident.
We’ve written before about nursing home abuse and neglect, yet for many people, a nursing home becomes a requirement for a senior who can no longer take care of himself at home and whose care requires more than what a relative can provide.
Following are some things to consider when searching for the best residential care facility for your senior.
It is hot here in Florida this time of year, and we’d like to remind you of a few tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe during the high heat and humidity of the Florida summer season.
Although it seems unimaginable that someone might forget a child in the back seat of the car, it happens each summer, often by a parent or caregiver who is not in the habit of driving the child. More often than not, these situations end in tragedy. Double-check your back seat before leaving your car!
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has stated that approximately 8,000 people will turn 65 every day through 2030. This means that many older adults will be living longer, and many want to stay in their own homes as long as possible. This is a trend AARP calls “aging in place.” However, homes can represent unexpected safety hazards that must be evaluated through the eyes and abilities of the elder.
Florida summers are a perfect time to be in the water, and our beautiful beaches, lakes and pools offer many opportunities to cool down. However, water also presents a number of hazards, so be aware of the regulations surrounding pools and boats, and follow these tips to keep you and your family safe in the pool and on the open water.
Walking is a great way to stay healthy and spend time with your family, and walking is an important part of a healthy and happy lifestyle for kids and the elderly alike. However, both groups have unique needs that put them at greater risk for personal injury as pedestrians. Keep these safety tips in mind whether you’re walking with your family or in the driver’s seat and help us keep the roads a safe place for family time.
Motorcycle accidents occur at an alarming rate, and even more alarming is the high amount of personal injury and even death caused by motorcycle accidents. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by collisions with other vehicles, particularly because it’s easy to forget that a motorcycle does not function the same way, nor is it driven in the same way, as a car. Keep these tips in mind when you see a motorcyclist on the road and help make the road a safe place for everyone.
We’ve seen plenty of publicity about the dangers of texting and driving, but personal injury thanks to texting behind the wheel isn’t the only thing you should worry about. If you’re texting while walking, you could be making yourself vulnerable to a serious auto accident. A recent study conducted by the University of Buffalo found that your risk of personal injury is actually higher if you are texting while walking than texting while driving.
While long neighborhood walks and getting fresh air sounds wonderful, there are many risks associated with being a pedestrian. Statistics show than pedestrian personal injury and deaths don’t just occur in the dark or during storms.
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents each year. Of these, 17,000 die from their injuries. No matter if the fall happens from high up or ground level, there is a huge risk for suffering serious injuries such as broken bones, brain injuries or spinal cord damage.