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Tips for Choosing Summer Caregivers for Your Child

By William E. Raikes III |

With only a few short months until summer and the start of school vacations, it is time for parents to consider their childcare arrangements. If you have young children, they will likely need to make the adjustment between after school supervision and a full time daycare setting. Even if they only require care during… Read More »

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Protecting Your Child Against Bullying In School

By William E. Raikes III |

In the aftermath of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, there has been much discussion over the issue of school bullying. While not every student who is bullied acts out against others, the experience can leave lasting emotional scars. In some cases, bullying escalates to the point of… Read More »

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Four Common Ways Truck Accidents Occur

By William E. Raikes III |

For anyone living in Fort Pierce or the surrounding St. Lucie area, you are likely to come into contact with 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large trucks as part of your daily commute or when venturing out over the weekends. Interstate 95 and other major arteries running through or near the area… Read More »

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Month of April Dedicated to Preventing Distracted Driving

By William E. Raikes III |

For most of us, the month of April brings to mind spring and the arrival of warmer weather in Florida. For law enforcement and traffic safety officials, it is dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. As one of the leading causes of car accidents and injuries in our… Read More »

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Deadly Crash Highlights Issues Common in Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

A recent head on car accident claimed the lives of two young girls from the Fort Pierce area. As friends, family, and the community as a whole mourn their loss, there are some additional traffic safety issues this tragic event raises, which are common factors when crashes and collisions occur. Fort Pierce Teens Killed… Read More »

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Medical Errors and Mistakes

By William E. Raikes III |

You trust your family doctor and other medical providers to take the appropriate steps to protect your health and safety. Unfortunately, medical mistakes on the part of physicians, pharmacists, surgeons, and hospital staff are all too common and can end up leaving you with serious and potentially life threatening conditions. To protect yourself against… Read More »

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Injured in an Accident? Take the Time Needed To Recover From Personal Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Personal injuries generally occur as the result of another’s reckless actions. In car or pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, or even dog bites and injuries due to defective products, it is often reckless behavior on the part of someone else that caused your injuries to occur. In these situations, you may be entitled to… Read More »

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Talk to Your Teen About Pedestrian Safety

By William E. Raikes III |

Teenagers spend a good deal of time walking, whether to and from school or when out visiting friends. While this is a good way to keep fit, it does expose them to potential dangers. In general, Florida ranks high in terms of the number of pedestrian accidents that occur each year, which often result… Read More »

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Safety First: Reducing Florida Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

With spring right around the corner, motorcycle season is about to take off through the South Florida area. Between local enthusiasts and visitors to bike rallies or other events, traffic will get heavier in the weeks and months ahead. If you are a motorcyclist, it is important to make safety a top priority. Florida… Read More »

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Aggressive Drivers On I-95 Put Others in Danger

By William E. Raikes III |

Whether you live or work in Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie, or the surrounding areas, you likely rely on Interstate 95 and other major arteries to get where you need to go. Even with only limited experience in driving these super highways, it is impossible to miss aggressive drivers who seem to make a regular… Read More »

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