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Dos and Don’ts When Dealing with Insurers After a Car Accident

By William E. Raikes III |

In the aftermath of a car accident, it is natural to be shaken as the result of your injuries and confused as to what your next steps should be. Unfortunately, it is during this vulnerable time that you will likely be dealing with insurance company representatives, as they gather information about your claim. What… Read More »

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Florida New Year’s Eve Travel Safety Tips

By William E. Raikes III |

The end of 2017 brings about an assortment of parties and family friendly events in the Fort Pierce area, all of which will be competing to lure New Year’s Eve revelers. Regardless of where you go to celebrate, the state of Florida urges you to make safety a part of your holiday plans. Over… Read More »

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Make Safety a Priority When Shopping for Holiday Toys

By William E. Raikes III |

Each holiday season, parents spend hours searching online or waiting in stores for just the right toys and gifts. While our personal injury lawyer knows you want your children to have fun, we also know you want them to stay safe. Dangerous and defective children’s toys are an unfortunately common problem. The following offers… Read More »

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Four Common Causes of Personal Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Personal injuries generally happen when you least expect them. You may be out running errands or performing daily activities, or even enjoying good times with family and friends. In a split second, dangerous conditions or the reckless acts of another can leave you suffering injuries that have the potential to be severe. While you… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself Over Holiday Road Trips

By William E. Raikes III |

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us have plans to visit with family and friends. For some, this involves a short trip across town. For others, it means traveling long distances and over multiple states. It is important to be aware that increases in holiday traffic mean an increased risk for… Read More »

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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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