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Important facts about drowsy driving

By William E. Raikes III |

With as much that is said about drunk driving and distracted driving, it’s pretty obvious that both of these are dangerous. However, the notion of drowsy driving does not get the same type of attention…even though it should. After all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 1,550 people are killed in accidents… Read More »

Is your hands free system safer than your cell phone?

By William E. Raikes III |

Despite the public outcry about distracted driving in the past few years, texting while driving and other forms of cell phone use are still a problem on Florida’s roads. Manufacturers have ostensibly dealt with this problem by adding larger radio displays, maps or other interactive features could possibly reduce the amount of time a… Read More »

Know the dangers of whiplash after an accident

By William E. Raikes III |

Whiplash injuries are more serious than you may realize. They can lead to long-term pain and injuries. When the soft tissue in the neck undergoes a sudden movement between the head and torso, the strain in the muscles and ligaments beyond the usual range of motion results in whiplash. Many whiplash injuries happen after… Read More »

Automatic Braking Systems To Become Standard on New Cars in 2022

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes and collisions happen suddenly, often giving drivers little time to respond. A driver slams on the brakes in front of you, a car pulls out in front of you in traffic, or unexpected delays causing sudden stops are all scenarios in which car accidents and injuries commonly occur. Automatic braking systems requiring… Read More »

Raising Awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Symptoms

By William E. Raikes III |

Accidental injuries can result in serious, potentially long term damages that can affect your ability to work and support your family, as well as affecting your relationships and ability to participate in activities and social functions. One of the most common and impacting types of injuries are traumatic brain injuries. Unfortunately, while the long… Read More »

Four Common Causes of Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities

By William E. Raikes III |

Car accidents occur with alarming regularity, little advance warning and at times when we least expect it. While major,-multi car accidents have the potential to result in death and long term disabilities for drivers and well as passengers, even a seemingly minor incident can result in serious car accident injuries that could permanently impact… Read More »

Your Legal Rights in Cases Involving Medical Errors and Mistakes

By William E. Raikes III |

We go to our doctor or other healthcare provider expecting to get the care we need to recover from injuries or illness, as well as to get treatment to help us manage any medical conditions or diseases that may appear. Most of us have confidence in our doctors, hospitals, and medical staff to provide… Read More »

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

By William E. Raikes III |

When you have been in an accident or suffered an injury as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent conduct, recovery can be a slow and painful process. During this time, you may be undergoing medical treatments, attending regular doctor appointments, and participating in physical therapy, all with the aim of helping you to… Read More »

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By William E. Raikes III |

Many of us have elderly parents or relatives that require our attention. While their safety and wellbeing is a primary concern, the demands of work and family responsibilities often prevent us from providing the level of care these loved ones need. They often have medical conditions that require extra monitoring, and may need assistance… Read More »

Five Ways To Help Your Children Deal With Divorce

By William E. Raikes III |

The breakup of a marriage is never easy, even if there has been a lengthy separation or the choice to divorce was mutual. When children are involved, it makes a difficult situation even harder. If you or someone you know is going through a marital separation or is planning on getting a divorce, it… Read More »

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