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Steps to take after a car accident

By William E. Raikes III |

As a relatively new driver, the risks of being involved in a car accident are very high. This isn’t because you are a bad driver. It is simply due to a lack of experience. It takes years of driving to become truly comfortable behind the wheel. From bad weather to drunk drivers, there are… Read More »

Dog bites can cause serious injuries to Florida residents

By William E. Raikes III |

Many individuals will live their entire lives without ever suffering dog bites. Generally, domestic animal owners in Florida do a good job of training and restraining their pets to prevent dangerous and sometimes damaging interactions between the canines and others. Unfortunately, however, instances do arise where humans and dogs make contact in ways that… Read More »

Hazards are part of the holiday season. Do you know your rights?

By William E. Raikes III |

Though many Floridians look forward to the holidays as a time for rest and relaxation, it is often a time when individuals attempt to fit too many obligations into too little time. Between finishing tasks at work before taking vacation, making it to holiday parties and family gatherings, and selecting gifts for friends and… Read More »

Water is a dangerous factor in Florida auto accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Residents of the state of Florida enjoy miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Inland there are hundreds of lakes that freckle the landscape of the area and give visitors endless opportunities to enjoy water sports. Being on the water is just one of the major perks of living in… Read More »

How can medical negligence cause a personal injury?

By William E. Raikes III |

Each day doctors across Florida provide their patients with superlative medical care. They save lives, treat illnesses, fix broken bones, and diagnose conditions that afflict others. Through their training and experience, they offer the hurting and sick opportunities to improve their physical conditions. Many of the experiences that individuals have with doctors are positive…. Read More »

Many unique hazards exist for motorcyclists on the road

By William E. Raikes III |

For most of the year, Florida weather allows motorcyclists to hit the road on their bikes. Whether you ride a motorcycle or stick to cars for your transportation, it is important to recognize the many hazards that motorcyclists experience on the road, and to take precautionary measures to minimize the likelihood of a motorcycle… Read More »

How fatigue affects truck drivers and you

By William E. Raikes III |

Truck drivers are integral to delivery services and a number of other companies working to carry out their necessary duties. However, tired truck drivers pose a serious threat to all travelers on the road. If these drivers do not follow proper rules and regulations, they could easily find themselves distracted, experiencing slower reaction times… Read More »

Be safe on Halloween night

By William E. Raikes III |

Halloween is a delightful time for kids of all ages. Little kids relish the opportunity to put on a costume and walk through their neighborhood to get candy.  For big kids (i.e. adults), transforming themselves and going to a costume party is probably as much fun as a grown man or woman can have… Read More »

Conversations about homecoming every parent should have

By William E. Raikes III |

For many teens in Florida, October is homecoming month. This is the time of year where homecoming kings and queens are crowned at various high schools, and there are parties and school events to celebrate the occasion. For parents of teen drivers, October should be a time to have frank discussions with their kids… Read More »

‘5 for Drive’ provisions every parent and teen should talk about

By William E. Raikes III |

If you are one of the thousands of parents in Florida who has a teenager who will get their driver’s license this fall, you are right to be worried about the hazards on the roads. Indeed, the state has instituted a Graduated Driver Licensing program that is intended to protect young drivers, they still… Read More »

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