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Personal Injury Archives

Paralysis often comes with secondary conditions

Spinal cord injuries most often occur due to trauma, such as in a car accident or a fall from a height. Unfortunately, not every Florida resident who suffers such an injury recovers from it. Receiving a diagnosis of permanent paralysis causes a variety of emotions and life changes, but it also comes with the potential for secondary conditions that require monitoring and care to avoid.

You might be wrong about the McDonald's coffee lawsuit

Remember the story of the woman in the early 1990s who spilled coffee on herself and won half a million dollars from McDonald's in a personal injury lawsuit? The account draws strong emotions from people and is often blamed for the start a "sue happy" America.

Traumatic brain injuries common in car accidents

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have gotten a lot of attention publicly lately, due to issues that athletes and other public figures have suffered. But did you know that sports are actually a fairly uncommon way to get a TBI, and that falls and motor vehicle accidents are the more likely sources? Falls make up 40.5 percent of TBI and motor vehicle accidents make up 14.3 percent.

What are the laws that govern Florida's cyclists?

Learn about cyclists' rights and responsibilities.

Florida's temperate climate is one the best things about living here. While people across the country are bringing out their winter coats, we still have months of outdoor fun ahead. Cycling is a common activity year-round in Florida. Unfortunately, so are serious bike accidents and injuries.

Four critical mistakes to avoid after a car accident

Don't compromise your recovery. Take steps to protect yourself right away.

A car accident is always a serious matter, whether you are seriously injured or just shaken up with some damage to your car. Certain errors in the aftermath of a crash can have serious implications for your health, your insurance and your financial stability. It's important to do everything you can to avoid these mistakes that people make after collisions.