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Florida Trucking Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are often fatal. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one killed in a trucking accident you need an experienced trucking  accident injury lawyer.

Florida is one of the states that has a very high percentage of fatal truck accidents.

Florida Truck Accident Lawyers, Truck Accident Law Firms
Truck Accident Lawyer in Florida including: Key West, Miami, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Venice, Ft Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Lake City, Winterhaven, Lakeland, Gainesville, Orlando, Kissimmee, Tampa, New Port Richey, and Jacksonville.

Because of their enormous  size and added difficulty to handle, trucks are often more dangerous than cars on the road. 100's  people are injured in truck accidents each year in Florida . Many Florida trucking  accidents result in serious injury  or wrongful death.

If you have been injured due to the fault or negligence of a trucker which resulted in a truck accident, you have the right to seek  compensation. This should  include medical bills, property damage, costs of rehabilitation, loss of income, pain and suffering and disability.  Our lawyers are  experienced  trucking accident lawyers who have provided representation to those who have suffered personal injury as a result of a truck accident for over four decades.

Speak to our Florida personal injury lawyers to discuss how they  can begin investigating and preparing your trucking accident  case.  You need an attorney to protect your rights and start obtaining important and relevant data.  This can make a significant difference in achieving a positive outcome.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Driver error
  • Fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 
  • Maintenance and safety inspections

Contact a truck accident attorney today to discuss how they can aggressively represent you in a personal injury lawsuit  resulting  from a truck accident. 

Florida Car Accident Lawyers, Auto Accident Injury Attorneys Free

Florida Car Accident Lawyers Fighting For Your Rights

Car Accident Lawyers – Protecting the Injured People Since 1996!

Lawyers anyplace in Florida are ready to help you 24hrs, 7 days.

What Should I Do After A Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa or Ft Myers Car Accident?

If you were in a car accident, you should consult with a car accident attorney to protect your rights. There are also certain steps you can take at the scene of the car crash: By staying calm, not admitting guilt at the auto accident scene, and cooperating with the police, you give yourself a much better chance of getting paid for any damages you may have suffered due to the car accident.

  • Move your vehicle out of traffic if it is safe to do so. Warn others motorists of the car crash by turning on your vehicle’s hazard lights.
  • Check on the condition of other drivers and passengers involved. If anyone requires immediate medical attention, call an ambulance.
  • Exchange names, addresses, driver’s license, and insurance information with all involved in the automobile accident.
  • Contact local law enforcement to have a police report prepared.
  • Do not make or sign an admission of guilt or responsibility for the car accident until you have received professional legal advice from a car accident lawyer from Injury Lawyers Network USA.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident and report the incident.
  • If you have a camera or a cell phone that can take pictures, photograph the scene before the vehicles are moved as well as any damage to your car. This evidence may come in handy in your personal injury lawsuit.

Call 24 hrs, 7 days for an experienced car accident lawyer, auto accident attorney, or personal injury law firm.

 Call with confidence you will be connected to an attorneywith decades of experience with all motor vehicle accidents including: 18 wheel truck, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, train, and car accident lawyers. Our attorneys also have vast experience in major pile up car accidents and serious car crashes.

This accident team knows that injuries from car accidents can result in death or severe injuries that could require a lifetime of expensive medical care. These collisions can cause catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as broken bones and internal injuries. You should consult an experienced car accident lawyer to fight for the money damages you deserve.

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Florida Car Accident Lawyers, Auto Accident Injury Help

Florida Car Accidents are on the Rise,  Florida Car Accident Lawyers

 

Five years of highway fatality data have found that Florida's 382-mile stretch of the highway I- 95 is the most dangerous road in the country, with the worst rate of fatal accidents, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data..

Every time you get behind the wheel in Florida , you are at risk of being involved in a Florida car accident. According to the latest statistics in Florida, there were 256,206 traffic crashes in 2007 alone. That means that on average, there were 702 crashes each day.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles presents an annual Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report that contains information from the Department’s crash database, which is compiled from traffic crash reports from Florida and local law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement officers are required to submit a long-form crash report when investigating accidents where there was a death or personal injury, if someone left the accident scene when there was damage or if alcohol or other controlled substance was a factor.

The Orlando-Kissimmee region was first out of 52 in the rankings of most dangerous pedestrian regions, with more than 550 pedestrians killed from 2000 to 2009. This translates to an annual fatality rate of 3 per 100,000 people. Second was Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, followed by Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach.

7050 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Attorneys who cover Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach County
1401 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
20 N.Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Attorneys who cover Orlando, Winter Park, Winterhaven, Kissimmee,Ocala,Atlamonte Springs,Deland,Melbourne, Daytona. Orange,Osceola,Seminole,Lake,Volusia, Polk and Brevard Counties
5713 Corporate Way, West Palm Beach, FL
Attorneys who cover: Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart,Port St Lucie, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Vero Beach, Palm Bay Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties
200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
Attorneys who cover Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach and the Florida Keys including all of Dade and Monroe counties
110 E. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale , FL 33301
Attorneys who cover Hollywood,Fort Lauderdale,Pompano, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and all of Broward County
3630 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33360
Attorneys who cover Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Sarasota, Naple, Venice, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Hernanado, Citrus, Pasco, Pinnellas, Hillsboro, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Collier counties.
10151 Deerwood Park # 200-250, Jacksonville, FL
Attorneys who cover  Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park all of Northeast Florida including Marion Sumter, Flager and Duval counties. Also Attorneys who cover Northwest Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City and Starke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below is a summary of the traffic accident statistics in Florida in 2007 (the latest totals available)

• Drivers involved in accidents – 366,917

• Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million vehicle miles traveled) –1.57

• Traffic deaths – 3,221

• Fatal traffic accidents – 2,947

• Injuries from traffic crashes – 212,149

• Accidents resulting in injuries – 135,601

• Accidents resulting in property damage only – 117,658

• Alcohol-related accidents – 22,823

• Drug-related accidents – 1,252

• Pedestrian accidents – 8,129

• Bicycle accidents – 4,847

• Motorcycle crashes – 9,205

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In 2009 there were 235,778 traffic accidents, out of which 197,214 resulted in injuries in the overall state of Florida.  That means that 83.64% of all traffic accidents resulted in reported injuries.  The remaining 16.36% resulted in reported deaths or property damage.

Florida Unpaid Wages Lawyer, Unpaid Overtime, Wage and Hour Claims

As a worker in Florida you deserve to get paid your fair wages and overtime pay. If you have been denied your wages you may have a wage and hour claim against your employer.

Are You Entitled By Law To Thousands of Dollars In Unpaid Wages And Overtime? Can you get  a monetary award for additional damages? Learn Your Rights.

Free Legal Shield wage and hour claim  lawyers help employees  like you obtain the unpaid wages, overtime, and other benefits to which you   are entitled. and have earned. Call us  to learn about any potential claim for overtime or unpaid wages you may have.

Your Rights To a Fair Wage and Overtime Pay

Florida follows the Federal law. Overtime pay of time and a half is required for all non-exempt employees for hours worked over 40 during a workweek.

Florida Minimum Wage

As of January 1, 2009, Florida’s minimum wage was $7.21.  Effective July 24, 2009, Florida’s minimum wage increased, along with the Federal minimum wage, to $7.25 per hour. Additionally, each year, Florida’s minimum wage is subject to annual increases based on inflation.

Florida law gives employers a $3.02 per hour tip credit against the hourly minimum wage for tipped employees.

If you believe you have been denied your fair wages and over time contact Free Legal Shield today

Wage and hour claims lawyers ready to help you


Wage and hour claims:Attorneys who cover Boca Raton, Delray Beach,  Palm Beach County

 

Attorneys who cover Orlando, Winter Park, Winterhaven, Kissimmee,Ocala,Atlamonte Springs,Deland,Melbourne, Daytona. Orange,Osceola,Seminole,Lake,Volusia, Polk , Brevard Counties

Attorneys who cover: Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart,Port St Lucie, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Vero Beach, Palm Bay Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties

Attorneys who cover Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Florida Keys including all of Dade and Monroe counties

Attorneys who cover Hollywood,Fort Lauderdale,Pompano, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and all of Broward County

Attorneys who cover Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Sarasota, Naple, Venice, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Hernanado, Citrus, Pasco, Pinnellas, Hillsboro, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Collier counties.

Attorneys who cover  Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park all of Northeast Florida including Marion Sumter, Flager and Duval counties. Also Attorneys who cover Northwest Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City and Starke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors, Risks On Pradaxa, Pradaxa Lawsuits for Brain Hemorrhage Filed

There have been many Pradaxa lawsuits for brain Hemorrhage filed thru-out Florida where there is a huge population of seniors. Seniors taking the anti-coagulant Pradaxa are at risk for extensive bleeding. Seniors who fall and hit there head can fin a simple bump turns into a fatality. Emergency surgeries while on pradaxa could prove fatal causing extensive internal bleeding that cannot be stopped.

As a geriatric social worker I have had the opportunity to observe and help many seniors. I have seen medications on top of medications prescribed. Although physicians are acting in the best interest of their  patients, they very rarely are aware of FDA warnings and adverse incident reports of approved medications. Pradaxa ia one of some concern to me in relation to seniors based on their debilitated state, living circumstances and the potential for falls.

          In December of last year, the United States Food and Drug Administration published an official "Drug Safety Communication" regarding dabigatran etexilate mesylate, more commonly known by its brand name Pradaxa. According to the FDA release, they have decided to conduct an official investigation regarding the safety of the medication in response to a large number of reports of the deaths of patients prescribed Pradaxa. One month prior to this FDA statement, a European regulatory agency requested that doctors use caution and discretion in their use of the drug as well.

       Pradaxa is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants effect the clotting time of the blood. Pradaxa is described as  a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can cause blood clots to form, increasing your risk of a stroke. Pradaxa lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body.

     However while serving as an anticoagulant it has effects on other potentially dangerous situations. Seniors have poor balance and are prone to falling. The thickness of the skin is dramatically reduced which results in tears and bleeding easily. While on Pradaxa extensive bleeding has been noted and some of this extensive bleeding has resulted in serious injury and death. Many seniors live home alone and while on this, should bleeding occur, may not be able to get emergency help fast enough. Seniors are on many medications and many are not eating well and have malnutrition. Such extensive bleeding could be very serious. Should a senior fall and hit his or her head a brain bleed can occur due to the fragile brain vessels in the head. These vessels become more fragile with age. A brain bleed undetected may become fatal. Trauma from a bad fall can cause internal bleeding in the brain or other parts of the body. This bleeding tends to be much worse in people on anticoagulants and falls are more prevalent in senior populations

 

Caregivers  for seniors on Pradaxa should watch them carefully. Pradaxa has no anticoagulant antidote to prevent the continuous bleeding.