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Surgery and Recovery of a Fractured Hip or Pelvis

The hip is one of the most complex, painful, and expensive types of fractures that a personal injury victim can receive. Common in car collisions, trip and falls, dog attacks, bike and pedestrian injuries, and work accidents, a fractured hip will leave the victim unable to walk, run, or get around on their own for quite some time. For elderly victims, a hip fracture can be the beginning of the end; sadly, seniors who fracture their hips have a very high rate of death. If you were injured by a negligent party and suffered a fractured hip as a result,...

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New Ocala Golf Cart Ordinance

Just recently, the city of Ocala made it legal for golf carts to drive through much of southeast Ocala, including the majority of the historic district, according to the Ocala Star Banner. The new ordinance is seen as a win for those who prefer to drive a golf cart, instead of a car, for short distances to get access to parks, restaurants, shops, and the square. While golf carts are not permitted to drive or park downtown, this law allows them to park close enough for a short walk the rest of the way. New Golf Cart Boundaries East Silver Springs...

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Complications of Multi-Vehicle Collisions

Whether an impact from a traffic collision involves a single vehicle or half a dozen, the injuries that victims sustain can be substantial. With multi-vehicle collisions, however, the chances of being injured rise substantially compared to a single-vehicle crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40 percent of fatal crashes are multi-vehicle collisions. Furthermore, when three or more parties are involved, filing a personal injury claim becomes more complicated than if it is just between two parties. An experienced Ocala multi-vehicle collision attorney can help determine who is at fault and what insurance policies are at play, and...

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Why Talking to the Other Party’s Insurance Company Hurts Your Claim

After getting in a car crash, being taken to the hospital following a slip and fall, or suffering an injury from some other type of incident, it can be tempting to just put the whole thing behind you as fast as possible and move on with your life by either “forgiving” the other party who caused the incident, or by accepting an offer from them directly, or their insurance company. The problem with just “letting the incident slide” and forgiving the negligent party is that you are then left with a very big unknown bill that will come months down...

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Negligent Security Bar/Nightclub Injury

All businesses have a duty to keep their premises safe for invitees; bars and nightclubs are one of the most common types of premises for brawls, robbery, sexual assault, spiking drinks—of which there are over 320,000 cases annually—and even kidnapping and murder. This probably comes as little surprise. Research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine  has shown a correlation between alcohol establishment density and violent crime; the more available alcohol is in a neighborhood, the more assault, rape, robbery, and overall violent crime that neighborhood has. The alcohol establishments themselves are often the epicenters for these types of...

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Ocala High School Sports Brain and Spine Injury Lawyer

High school sports offer a great opportunity to teach young people teamwork, get exercise and create healthy habits that will follow them into adulthood, and instill a work ethic. However, playing sports, particularly football, comes with a risk. In fact, according to research 40.5 percent of all high school sports concussions comes from one sport: football. Moreover, for every year of high school football played, individuals double their chances of developing the deadly neurodegenerative disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the disabling and fatal results of which are seen later in life, according to the New York Times. Football is also...

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Ocala Speeding Collision

It is something that can be avoided as easily as applying slightly less pressure on one’s foot, yet almost every driver does it every time they get behind the wheel of a car. Speeding increases the likelihood of crashing, increases the severity of injuries sustained in a crash, and increases the chances of a fatality occurring in a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for the past two decades, speeding has been involved in one out of every three fatal crashes. Men are much more likely to be involved in fatal speeding collisions than women, and...

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The Seven Types of Fractures Caused in Personal Injury Accidents

There are seven types of fractures that can occur in a personal injury accident, such as a traffic collision, work accident, or slip and fall, according to InnerBody, OrthoInfo and PBMC Health. One type of fracture is not necessarily “worse” than another; the severity of the fracture, the location of the break, the age and health of the patient, and other circumstances often have more to do with a patient’s outcome than the type of break itself. However, some of the following fractures tend to be more devastating for long-term recovery and mobility than others. Transverse Fracture—The bone breaks at...

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Can I Sue For My Dog’s Injuries Caused in a Car Wreck?

Dogs, cats, and other pets are part of the family. They lift you up when you are feeling down, protect you and your family in ways that show the ultimate loyalty, bring happiness on a daily basis, and are always there for you at the end of a long work day. It comes as little surprise that a poll by Pet Food Industry shows that 95 percent of pet owners say their pet is part of the family, and half of all pet owners consider their pet a part of the family as much as another person in the family,...

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Hit By a Car While Riding an E-Scooter or Other E-Device

E-scooters offer a great alternative to driving when you just have to go a mile or two, or need to get from the bus stop back home. Scooters are slowly transforming the way that people in large cities get around. While we currently do not have any large e-scooter companies like Byrd, Lyft, or Lime in Ocala, e-scooters are already in use in Gainesville on a trial program, according to the Ocala Star Banner. In the meantime, many individuals are purchasing their own electric scooters, hoverboards, bikes, and other devices to do errands and commutes, for exercise, to walk the...

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