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Ocala Trampoline Injury Lawyer

Many parents who own trampolines set them up for their kids and promptly forget about them. This comes with serious dangers, as trampolines need to be routinely inspected for signs of dangerous wear and tear. They should be placed on even ground away from objects and structures that could worsen a fall. Trampolines should also be equipped with safety nets, which can reduce fall injuries by 50 percent, according to CBS News. However, these nets need to be replaced frequently, or they serve no purpose at all. Younger children should be supervised when using a trampoline, and certain aerial maneuvers...

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Complications of Bus Collision Claims

As a passenger of a bus that collided with another vehicle, occupant of another vehicle, or non-occupant such as a pedestrian, you have the right to seek financial compensation from at-fault parties who caused your injuries. Bus accident claims can be complicated, which is why working with an experienced Ocala personal injury attorney is crucial to your claim’s success. Passengers on the Bus As an injured passenger, you can file a claim with the bus operator if the driver caused the collision or if the collision was a result of a mechanical failure, or a third party if another driver caused the...

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Can I Sue For Wrongful Death Due to Coronavirus?

There are over 2,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus here in Florida as of March 25th, 2020 with potentially millions of cases yet to come, according to ClickOrlando. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has the nation on lockdown, or at least a watered down version of lockdown called “social isolation.” Whether federal and state government initiatives to stop the spread of this deadly virus are enough, or if hundreds of thousands of Americans lose their lives due to inaction, only time will tell. What we do know is that in the months to come, Americans and Floridians will start to question...

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“Right Hook” Bicycle Collisions

Bike collisions are all too common in Ocala as well as throughout the United States, where drivers are either distracted, speeding, intoxicated or simply aggressive towards cyclists. While most fatal collisions occur from a motor vehicle hitting a cyclist from behind, collisions at intersections can be just as dangerous, and are extremely common. One of the most typical ways drivers run into cyclists is by committing a “right hook,” which we describe shortly. Being hit by a car, no matter the speed at which it or you were traveling, is a traumatic experience, and one that usually leaves the cyclists...

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Slip and Fall Outside of Premises

Falls keep hospital Emergency Rooms (ERs) busy year round here in Florida and across the country. Falls account for over eight million ER visits annually and comprise 22 percent of all ER visits, while slip and falls result in over one million ER visits each year, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. Injuries range from lacerations, whiplash, contusions, traumatic brain injury, broken hips, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. While most falls end up only bruising younger, healthy people, they are often fatal for elderly victims, according to the CDC. Moreover, five percent of people who suffer...

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Dog Bite: Who is At Fault

Dog bites can range from the smallest nip that does not break the skin, to vicious malling that leaves the victim permanently disfigured, or even dead. It is important to seek medical treatment for any dog bite that breaks the skin and causes a moderate amount of bleeding, as the bacteria in dogs’ saliva is likely to cause an infection. If you were attacked by someone’s dog and your injuries are serious, you may wish to file a personal injury claim to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and permanent injury or disfigurement....

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How Much is My Injury Worth?

One of the first questions that many victims have for their lawyers is, “How much are my injuries worth in a lawsuit?” The answer to that is impossible to know without delving deep into the case and often waiting months after the car crash or slip and fall to find out if the injuries are healing properly, whether there is any permanent damage, and what the future medical expenses and lost working capacity may be. As an injured accident victim with bills to pay now and real financial fears about the future, this can be difficult to hear. Below is...

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Injuries Caused by a Drunk Boat Operator

Intoxicated driving is reckless, selfish, and immoral. This is just as true for drivers of cars as it is for motorized boats. Unfortunately, many water vessel operators believe that they can either get away with it because of the lack of law enforcement out on the water, or that their behavior just is not as risky and dangerous as it truly is. While there may be more space per water vessel out in the ocean or on a lake than there is per motor vehicle on land, the hazards are equal, if not more, for intoxicated boat operation, and the...

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Is a Liability Waiver Enforceable?

Liability waivers are used for everything from entering amusement parks and signing up for gym memberships, to skydiving lessons and wine tours. While most people do not read all of the fine print in these multi-page documents, according to the New York Times, once you sign such a document, the contract is likely valid. Most liability waivers hold up in courts of law. Whether a plaintiff files a personal injury lawsuit for an accident that they caused themselves, or if the injury was caused by negligence on behalf of the tour company, organizer, guide, or gym, more often than not...

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The Villages Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

Swimming pools are a way of life in Florida. With hot, humid weather most of the year, swimming pools offer a great respite from the heat, provide a great opportunity to get the kids outside and exercising, and make family get togethers and dinner parties all the more entertaining. In fact, Florida ranks 2nd in the country in terms of swimming pools per capita, according to Porch Data. But swimming pools are not all fun and games. Swimming pool accidents can result in head injuries, fractured limbs, and drowning fatalities. If you or a loved one were injured in a...

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