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Healing After Soft Tissue Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Soft tissue injuries impact the muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body, causing swelling, pain, and limited mobility. They can occur as the result of a variety of different types of accidents and if not properly cared for, can leave you suffering with permanent disabilities. As an experienced personal injury attorney, our office encourages… Read More »

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Driving at Night Increases Car Accident Risks

By William E. Raikes III |

Many people have issues with driving at night. However, it is often unavoidable, particularly at this time of year. Daylight savings time ends on November 4, 2018, when we ‘fall back’ an hour. Combined with seasonal changes, this means that the sun will go down soon after 5:00 p.m., when many are still headed… Read More »

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Over Reliance on Autopilot Features Increases Car Accident Risks

By William E. Raikes III |

Today’s newer model vehicles boast a slew of modern technological advances designed to protect drivers and to make your time behind the wheel easier. While automatic safety features such as lane assist and collision avoidance systems do help, over reliance on them can lead to car accidents. Particularly with the proliferation of self-driving vehicles… Read More »

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Holidays Have You Distracted? Use Extra Caution Behind the Wheel

By William E. Raikes III |

With the holidays fast approaching, people tend to get busier. Between balancing home and work responsibilities, there is decorating to do, gifts to buy, parties to host, and social events to attend. Trying to fit everything into your schedule can easily leave you feeling frazzled. Unfortunately, it can also have an impact on your… Read More »

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Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents on Florida Highways and Interstates

By William E. Raikes III |

For motorcycle enthusiasts in Fort Pierce and in other areas, Florida offers an abundance of rallies and special events specifically geared to bikers. While these provide plenty of opportunities for fellowship and camaraderie with like minded people, you want to be sure to take the proper precautions when traveling to attend. Motorcycle accidents can… Read More »

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Head on Car Accident in Fort Pierce Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

By William E. Raikes III |

There are numerous types of car accidents which can threaten the safety of you and your loved ones. Rear end accidents are among the most common, which often occur in heavy traffic or at stop signs and intersections. Side impact and side swipe collision are common also, and can happen when making turns or… Read More »

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Rushed Doctor Visits Increase Your Risks for Medical Mistakes

By William E. Raikes III |

When visiting your doctor’s office, you hope to get answers to your health issues and possible treatment options to prevent pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, too often these appointments involve long wait times, only to be rushed through the actual visit itself with only a few minutes to discuss your concerns. This can lead to… Read More »

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Five Tips for Getting what You Are Entitled to in an Insurance Claim

By William E. Raikes III |

When accidental injuries occur as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffer in an insurance claim. Insurance policies, such as those covering your home, car, or other property, are in place for just these types of occasions. Unfortunately, getting these companies to… Read More »

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Tips for Keeping Little Ones Safe

By William E. Raikes III |

September has been designated as National Baby Safety Month, which consumer safety advocate and product manufacturers promote as a means of relaying important information to parents. Babies and small children are extremely susceptible to accidents, which can result in potentially serious personal injuries. The following are steps you can take to keep your little… Read More »

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Four Dangerous Driving Behaviors to Avoid

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents are among the leading causes of personal injuries and accidental deaths. Sadly, in most cases they are largely preventable. While road or weather conditions often are a factor, the majority are the result of reckless drivers. Be aware of the behaviors behind the wheel that could put you at risk, as well… Read More »

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