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Five Factors Common in Rollover Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Florida Highway Patrol recently released the names of two Fort Pierce residents who were seriously injured as the result of a rollover car accident. While police continue to investigate the causes, the incident raises concerns over these types of crashes and how they can occur. While blame is often placed on the size and… Read More »

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness

By William E. Raikes III |

The month of May brought increased traffic and visitors throughout St. Lucie County, many of which arrive on two wheels rather than four. It is a good time to emphasize the steps you can take to prevent  motorcycle accidents and injuries from occurring. At the Law Firm of William E. Raikes III, protecting you… Read More »

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Near Fatal Turnpike Crash Highlights Several Factors that Commonly Put Drivers at Risk

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents can happen in any situation, including in parking lots or on residential streets near and around your home. However, there are situations in which crashes and collisions are more likely to occur, as well as circumstances which can increase the odds of serious and potentially life threatening injuries. A recent fatal crash… Read More »

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Summer Camp Safety for Children

By William E. Raikes III |

The summer months mean plenty of parents will be packing their children off to summer camp. While it can be a valuable experience in which they learn all kinds of new skills, it is important to take precautions when it comes to ensuring their safety. A lack of supervision, dangerous environments, and activities that… Read More »

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Boating Safety Classes

By William E. Raikes III |

Spring and summer holidays bring an increase in boaters on the waterways, and officials throughout our area want local residents and visitors to play it safe. Boating accidents result in serious and potentially life threatening personal injuries and are often due to mistakes on the part of boat captains and others on the vessel…. Read More »

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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 »

The Law Office of William E. Raikes III is located in Fort Pierce, FL and serves clients in and around the communities of Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach.

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