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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Did You Hit Your Head in an Accident? Be Alert to These Signs of Serious Injury

By William E. Raikes III |

Bumps, blows, and sudden jolts to the head are among the most common types of personal injury. They can occur as the result of motor vehicle accidents involving drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, due to a slip or fall, and as the result of sports or recreational activities. While you may be tempted to downplay… Read More »


Along Treasure Coast, I-95 In St. Lucie County Named as One of Deadliest Roads

By William E. Raikes III |

Driving along highways and interstates carries inherent risks. The high rate of speed, the sheer number of drivers, and the potential for breakdowns and mishaps increase the odds of car accidents resulting in potentially serious personal injuries. Unfortunately, sections of road running throughout St. Lucie County are among those named as the most deadly…. Read More »


Questioning Your Doctor About a Diagnosis (or the Lack of One)

By William E. Raikes III |

When suffering symptoms that seem to indicate underlying disorders, the first step is generally a visit to the doctor in the hopes of getting a diagnosis. An accurate assessment of your medical health is key to getting the treatment you need, and errors can end up proving life threatening or resulting in permanent harm…. Read More »


Florida Researchers Target Superbug Responsible for Health Care-Associated Infections

By William E. Raikes III |

If you or someone you care about is receiving treatment in a hospital, outpatient medical center, or in a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is vitally important to speak up if you suspect you are not receiving the quality of care you are entitled to. Healthcare-associated infections are common, particularly when patients… Read More »


Tips to Drive Safe During Hurricane Season

By William E. Raikes III |

It is only the very beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and already one has touched down on the Gulf Coast in Florida. Unfortunately, after the onslaught last season, it looks like residents this year can expect more of the same. Even when it is simply a tropical storm that makes a landing,… Read More »


Over Summer, Play It Safe by Obeying Florida Traffic Laws

By William E. Raikes III |

Summer means an increase in traffic throughout Florida, with both tourists and local residents vying for space on roads and interstates. Between the excitement of being off work or on vacation and being distracted by the heat or the activities you have planned, the likelihood for reckless and driving behaviors increases. Unfortunately, this also… Read More »

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