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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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DUI Driver Gets 45 Years for Fatal Motorcycle Accident

By William E. Raikes III |

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable of all road users. With little to protect them in the event of collisions, the injuries bikers suffer are likely to be severe. A recent case illustrates how when alcohol is a factor in a motorcycle accident, the outcome can be particularly deadly. A St. Lucie driver was… Read More »

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Five Tips to Prevent Youth Sports Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

As parents, encouraging your children to participate in school or community based sports and recreational activities provide a way for them to have fun, stay physically fit, and learn important lessons about the value of teamwork as well as good sportsmanship. However, it is important to make safety a top priority. Any sport can… Read More »

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Five Ways to Protect Against Burn Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

A recent case involving a 15-year-old Fort Pierce girl who suffered serious burn injuries during a bonfire highlights the need for all of us to be aware of the importance of fire safety. Fire-related burns are among the most painful type of personal injuries. In addition to being potentially disfiguring, complications during recovery can… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured at a Friend or Neighbor’s Home?

By William E. Raikes III |

For many of us, certain nights of the week and various special occasions are spent visiting  friends, family, or neighbors at their homes. Whether over dinner parties or for movie nights and holiday celebrations, these events offer a fun way to get together, without spending a large chunk of change at a restaurant or… Read More »

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Airlines Struggle to Balance Passenger Safety with Need for Service Dogs

By William E. Raikes III |

If you have flown recently, you may have noticed the increase in dogs in airports and on flights. While some travelers claim these animals provide a valuable service, others insist it infringes on their own rights. A trained, licensed service dog is unlikely to lash out, but untrained companion dogs increase the risk of… Read More »

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Vehicle Maintenance Protects Against Summer Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Summer is the season when many of us take road trips. In the hot weather and under the pressure of driving additional miles, your chances of experiencing automotive mishaps are bound to increase. Aside from being an inconvenience, breakdowns on the road can put you at an increased risk for car accidents and injuries…. Read More »

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Wet Floors and Condensation Increase the Risk for Slips and Falls

By William E. Raikes III |

During the summer months in Fort Pierce, air conditioners are running full time to beat the high heat and humidity, while many of us take refuge in swimming and other water related activities. When in stores and office buildings, or when stopping at restaurants and shops near pools or the beach, it is important… Read More »

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