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Preventing Medical Malpractice: Knowing When to Fire Your Doctor

By William E. Raikes III |

Have you ever gone to a doctor and felt that they were dismissive towards your complaints? Maybe they downplayed your symptoms and barely glanced at your chart, rushing through the appointment to get to their next patient. Unfortunately, these are conditions in which medical errors occur, and doctors can be held liable for any… Read More »

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Protect Yourself in the Event Your Car Breaks Downs

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us have had the experience of being stuck on the side of the road due to automotive issues, such as a flat tire or unexplained stalling. Breakdowns leave drivers vulnerable and increase the odds of severe and life-threatening injuries. A recent car accident involving a driver from Port St. Lucie emphasizes the… Read More »

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Who Pays the Damages in Uber and Lyft Car Accidents?

By William E. Raikes III |

Ridesharing companies have gained widespread popularity throughout Fort Pierce and the surrounding areas. They are often used among party goers and revelers who have had too much to drink and need a safe, sober ride home. They also come in handy for older adults and those without a vehicle who need a ride to… Read More »

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Minor Accidents Can Result In Major Personal Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

When seemingly minor accidents occur, our first temptation may be to shrug off the potential for serious personal injuries, or downplay the degree of damage we suffered. Unfortunately, the fact is that it may take weeks or even months to determine the full extent of your injuries, and failing to take the appropriate steps… Read More »

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Truck Blind Spots Create Serious Risks For Drivers

By William E. Raikes III |

There is good reason for automobile drivers to feel somewhat intimidated when sharing roads with semi tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other types of trucks. Cars do not stand a chance against the large size and bulk of these vehicles. In the event of a collision, it is the motorist who is likely to suffer… Read More »

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Florida Leads Nation in Bicycle Accident Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Bicycling provides a fun way to keep fit for people of all ages. It is also a convenient and cost effective way of running errands or going to and from work and school, and is easy on the environment. While just about anyone can learn how to ride a bike with a little practice,… Read More »

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping? Be Alert to the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

By William E. Raikes III |

Having trouble sleeping at night or simply not getting enough sleep due to a hectic schedule is a problem for many people. Unfortunately, in addition to the impact it can have on your health and your ability to handle various tasks, being excessively tired can create serious dangers behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is… Read More »

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Injuries That Occur On Another’s Property

By William E. Raikes III |

You are visiting a family member or friend, or attending a neighborhood gathering at someone’s home. Maybe you trip over an uneven paving stone along a walkway, or you end up being bit by the family’s dog. Any number of scenarios could result in serious personal injuries, which can end up eventually costing you… Read More »

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Reduce Your Car Accident Risk By Avoiding Conflicts With Aggressive Drivers

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us have had the experience of being cut off in traffic, or having another driver tailgate us or make some sort of hostile hand gesture. While you may be tempted to return their rude conduct with actions of your own, be aware that doing so will only escalate the situation and increase… Read More »

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Meeting With A Personal Injury Attorney

By William E. Raikes III |

In the aftermath of personal injuries, it may take weeks or even months before you are well enough to deal with the fallout of what has happened and the impact it may have on your family and financial affairs. Unfortunately, it is at this time that insurance companies often offer settlements. Before signing any… Read More »

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