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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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Stronger Penalties for Texting Aim at Decreasing Distracted Driving Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of car accidents and injuries, both in Florida and throughout the country. Texting is particularly dangerous as it requires drivers to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel, while diverting their thoughts from the tasks of driving itself. While… Read More »

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While Less Invasive, Minor Cosmetic Procedures Can Cause Major Problems

By William E. Raikes III |

Cosmetic surgery used to be something only whispered about among an older, wealthy clientele, but the practice is now commonplace and widespread among people of all ages and income levels. Minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox injections and chemical peels, are routinely offered in general practice offices alongside regular checkups and exams. While these… Read More »

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Four Factors Responsible in Christmas Car Accident that Killed Nine-Year-Old Boy

By William E. Raikes III |

Reckless and illegal driving behaviors increase the risks of car accidents, both for the at fault driver, their passengers, and other motorists on the road. In fatal car crashes and collisions, there are often multiple factors that are to blame for the accident itself, as well as for the severity of the injuries victims… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving a Leading Factor in Truck Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Many of us lead busy lives, with tight schedules that prevent us from getting the full amount of sleep that we need. This can present big problems on the road, particularly if you drive for a living. For those who drive tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other big rigs, this can be particularly dangers,… Read More »

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Brush Up On Driving Skills to Prevent Car Accidents and Injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

If you were required to reapply for a learner’s permit and retake your driver’s license, would you pass? If you are an experienced Florida driver who has been behind the wheel for years, your answer to this question is probably yes, even though your memory may be fuzzy on the actual knowledge and skills… Read More »

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