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Preventing Slip and Fall Injuries Over the Summer Months

By William E. Raikes III |

During the summer months, people tend to get out and about more, whether it is going outside to local parks and pools or by beating the heat visiting indoor attractions or shopping. With the increase in foot traffic comes an increased risk for slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, an incident that seems like nothing… Read More »

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Florida Ranked Second Highest State for Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Florida’s temperate climate makes it attractive year-round for tourism, but the summer months can be particularly busy. With the influx of travelers crowding both streets and sidewalks, it can make traffic accidents and injuries involving pedestrians more likely to occur. National traffic safety experts have recently released figures which rank Florida second highest in… Read More »

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Former University Of Florida Player Pays $150,000 For Dog Bite Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

It is common for families to go on vacation and leave others in charge of taking care of the family dog. While this arrangement may be easier – and less expensive – than having your dog boarded, it is important to realize that changes in their schedule and dealing with someone they are not… Read More »

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Preventing Teen Car Accidents Over the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of Summer

By William E. Raikes III |

With school letting out, summer is the time for children of all ages to enjoy a greater freedom and more time to hang out with their friends. For teenagers who may have only recently gotten a driver’s license, this often means borrowing mom and dad’s car to and spending more time on the road…. Read More »

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Florida Motorcycle Accidents and Safety Issues

By William E. Raikes III |

The climate and terrain in Florida are perfect for motorcycle riding. Local bikers ride as both a form of recreation and transportation, while visitors from around the country are drawn to the Sunshine State for our well known bike weeks and special events. What many of these riders are unaware of is the fact… Read More »

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Studies Show Florida Leads The Nation In Number of Deadly Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes and collisions are a leading cause of serious and potentially disabling injuries, claiming the lives of thousands of motorists each year in Florida. While congested traffic conditions, road construction and repairs, and inclement weather are often contributing factors in car accidents and injuries, it is the reckless behaviors of other drivers which… Read More »

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How Serious Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

By William E. Raikes III |

Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments are known as soft tissue injuries. As a common type of personal injury, it is one our office deals with frequently. While you may be tempted to brush off your injury as being relatively minor or a condition that will eventually heal on its own, the fact is… Read More »

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Medical Misdiagnosis Continues To Result In Tragic Consequences For Patients

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us are aware of the health risks posed by conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and respiratory ailments. We try to lead a healthy lifestyle, and attend periodic health screenings with the hope that any illness will be caught early, giving us the best possible chance of recovery. Unfortunately, there is another… Read More »

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Preventing Personal Injuries In Children

By William E. Raikes III |

With warmer weather here and summer fast approaching, it is time for parents to consider how they will keep their children occupied over the school breaks. While playgrounds, swimming, summer camp, and other recreation activities all provide fun and physical fitness, they also create opportunities for accidents to occur. Children are not immune to… Read More »

Semi-truck and driver found after deadly hit-and-run accident

By William E. Raikes III |

When people think of vehicles fleeing the scene of an accident, they often think of a sleek sports car, or a motorcycle that can reach high speeds. While these vehicles can flee the scene of an accident, they aren’t the only type of vehicles that can. A man was recently killed when in a… Read More »

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