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What Are Florida's Laws For Child Safety Seats in Cars

What Are Florida’s Laws For Child Safety Seats in Cars?

Because driving puts you and your passengers at increased risk for injuries and death, being proactive and taking the proper precautions to avoid a crash is good practice. Your children are precious and because of how much damage their tiny bodies can take when they experience forceful impact, children riding in cars need extra, specialized protection. Children of specific height and weight are required by Florida child safety seat laws to be sitting in approved seats that will keep [...]

Who Investigates Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Who Investigates Florida Motorcycle Accidents?

The Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates helps victims of Florida motorcycle accidents preserve their rights and get compensated when they have been harmed after one of these catastrophic incidents takes place. The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Sheftall Law have many decades of experience fighting for fair treatment and full compensation to victims that have suffered injuries and families that lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents across northeastern Florida. Because of the extensive damages that can be sustained [...]

Reducing Medical Misdiagnosis in Florida

Reducing Medical Misdiagnosis in Florida

Medical conditions that are improperly diagnosed can negatively affect a patient’s life and even be the reason for the development of additional diseases and ailments. Thinking about medical malpractice, misdiagnosis often isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Doing surgery on the wrong part of the body or leaving objects in a person’s body during a procedure tends to be linked to medical malpractice more frequently than a misdiagnosis. While these instances are extreme and they actually happen [...]

The Growing Trucking Industry is Contributing to the Increasing Traffic Accidents

Is Growing Trucking Industry Contributing to Increasing Traffic Accidents?

Driving near 18-wheeler trucks in Jacksonville poses a greater threat of harm than driving near another fairly comparably sized automobile. The amount of destruction that a commercial truck can inflict on smaller vehicles is significant. People driving in a passenger sedan, for instance, will be much more vulnerable to devastating and catastrophic injuries if an 80,000 pound, up to 80 feet long beast slams into them. Victims that survive Jacksonville commercial truck accidents and the families of those who [...]

How to Protect Your Child from the Most Common Injury Situations

How to Protect Your Child from the Most Common Injury Situations in Florida

Children are vulnerable to many types of injury accidents. While caring parents always keep a close eye on their child, understanding the most common injury accidents that children are more vulnerable to can increase a child’s safety. The most devastating thing that can happen to a parent is severe injury or loss of a child, especially if the action could have been taken to prevent the tragic incident from occurring. A child’s small size can put them at greater [...]

Emergency Signs of Catastrophic Spinal Cord Injuries

Signs of Catastrophic Spinal Cord Injuries

Sustaining damage to your spinal cord can result in life-altering, devastating consequences that may be permanent. You could have issues with strength, your senses, as well as issues with proper bodily functions. A healthy person that has a traumatic incident that leads to spinal cord trauma will not only have to deal with the physical harm that they sustained but may also have to manage the psychological toll that the incident caused. Coming to the realization that your entire [...]

Can Maritime Workers in Florida Sue Their Employer for Negligence

Can Maritime Workers in Florida Sue Their Employer for Negligence?

On land, the workers’ compensation system is a way that workers who are injured, while they are engaged in the duties and responsibilities of their job, can have their medical costs and potentially a portion of their wages paid while they recover. Employers will purchase workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs of workplace injuries. This insurance also shields employers from being personally sued by an employee who was injured. For those that work on the open seas, maritime law [...]

What Causes Florida Cruise Ship Injury Accidents

What Causes Florida Cruise Ship Injury Accidents?

Accidents that cause injury or even worse, death, can happen any day of the week and in any situation. When you get into your car, go out to eat, go to the doctor, or even open up a new product that you just bought, there is the chance that something can go awry and cause you or one of your loved ones harm. Injuries and death from car accidents are the most prevalent in the United States, but traffic [...]

Florida Changes No-Fault System

Changes to Florida’s No-Fault Insurance System

States that follow a no-fault insurance system say that a driver’s own insurance will pay for their resulting damages up to their policy’s limit. This type of system does not take into account who was responsible for causing a traffic collision which is why it is called no-fault. For example, let’s say you are on the road taking your child to school. After you drop your child off, you begin to exit the parking lot but a car behind [...]

Are Toy-Related Deaths Common in Children

Are Toy-Related Deaths Common in Children?

Children are injured on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. Every day there are children who are innocently playing in their toy box or receiving a new toy that puts them at risk for an injury because the item could be defective. In fact, children’s toys and other child-related products are leading causes of injuries to young ones. When a defective toy or other malfunctioning or poorly designed product causes your child to sustain injuries or illness, [...]