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Florida Motorcycle Accidents and Safety Issues

By William E. Raikes III |

The climate and terrain in Florida are perfect for motorcycle riding. Local bikers ride as both a form of recreation and transportation, while visitors from around the country are drawn to the Sunshine State for our well known bike weeks and special events. What many of these riders are unaware of is the fact… Read More »


Studies Show Florida Leads The Nation In Number of Deadly Car Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes and collisions are a leading cause of serious and potentially disabling injuries, claiming the lives of thousands of motorists each year in Florida. While congested traffic conditions, road construction and repairs, and inclement weather are often contributing factors in car accidents and injuries, it is the reckless behaviors of other drivers which… Read More »


How Serious Are Soft Tissue Injuries?

By William E. Raikes III |

Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments are known as soft tissue injuries. As a common type of personal injury, it is one our office deals with frequently. While you may be tempted to brush off your injury as being relatively minor or a condition that will eventually heal on its own, the fact is… Read More »


Medical Misdiagnosis Continues To Result In Tragic Consequences For Patients

By William E. Raikes III |

Most of us are aware of the health risks posed by conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and respiratory ailments. We try to lead a healthy lifestyle, and attend periodic health screenings with the hope that any illness will be caught early, giving us the best possible chance of recovery. Unfortunately, there is another… Read More »


Preventing Personal Injuries In Children

By William E. Raikes III |

With warmer weather here and summer fast approaching, it is time for parents to consider how they will keep their children occupied over the school breaks. While playgrounds, swimming, summer camp, and other recreation activities all provide fun and physical fitness, they also create opportunities for accidents to occur. Children are not immune to… Read More »

Semi-truck and driver found after deadly hit-and-run accident

By William E. Raikes III |

When people think of vehicles fleeing the scene of an accident, they often think of a sleek sports car, or a motorcycle that can reach high speeds. While these vehicles can flee the scene of an accident, they aren’t the only type of vehicles that can. A man was recently killed when in a… Read More »

8 common causes of car crashes

By William E. Raikes III |

Car crashes devastate the victims who were just going about handling their normal activities. People who are struck while they are in a vehicle often face significant injuries. These victims might opt to seek compensation for their injuries. The cause of the crash is likely going to come up in the case. Here are… Read More »

We help injured FL motorcyclists answer the tough questions

By William E. Raikes III |

Motorcyclists are often judged differently than drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, there is sometimes a stigma that motorcyclists are more responsible for their injuries than are motor vehicle drivers. However, this is not true or fair. Motorcyclists have every right to safety on Fort Pierce roads as anyone. After suffering injury in… Read More »

Can logo liability affect compensation for truck accident injury?

By William E. Raikes III |

The majority of employees today are just that, employees, which assumes that their employer has some sort of responsibility, or liability for their actions. However, some employees, are not traditional employees – they are what are known as independent contractors. Independent contractors are not traditionally help to the same standards as regular employees. This… Read More »

Dangerous premises and the threat of personal injuries

By William E. Raikes III |

Florida homes and business buildings are built to meet certain codes that protect the safety of those people who live and work within them. However, time, neglect, and the elements can wear down once-safe edifices and present unexpected dangers to those who enter them. When a person is hurt by a building or a… Read More »

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