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Monthly Archives: August 2019


Back-to-School Tips For School Bus Safety

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The end of summer is almost here, which means it is time for children in the Sunshine State to head back to school. Almost every Floridian would likely agree that one of the most important priorities for our youngest loved ones is ensuring that they receive exceptional education in a safe learning environment. And… Read More »


Staying Safe After a Car Accident

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As we all know, car accidents are a part of life and unfortunately, many of them are unavoidable. For example, in 2017 there were over 400,000 car accidents here in the Sunshine State according to Florida’s Department of Highway and Safety Motor Vehicles. And sadly, this staggering number represents a trending increase in the… Read More »


Understanding How a Car Accident Can Affect Your Life

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If you have just been in a car accident, it might be too soon yet to know exactly how this collision will affect your life. However, unfortunately, many drivers will eventually end up in an accident here in Florida. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there were almost 400,000 car accidents in the… Read More »


Safety Tips For Bicyclists

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Many residents of the Sunshine State enjoy bicycling because it is environmentally friendly, provides excellent exercise, and the beautiful year-round weather here provides an ideal setting for this activity. But unfortunately, bicycling isn’t always a safe method of transportation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 800 bicyclists were killed in traffic… Read More »


Understanding Heat-Related Illnesses

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The Tampa Bay Times recently reported that a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists predicts that by mid-century the Sunshine State will experience some of the highest frequencies of extreme heat in the nation. Rising heat indexes will be most pronounced in South Florida, but North Florida will have more hot days… Read More »


Liability for Smoke Alarm Defects

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News 4 Jax recently reminded Floridians that there is a recall on Kidde brand smoke detectors and fire extinguishers due to equipment failures. Nationwide, the recalls affect almost 38 million Kidde brand fire extinguisher units and more than 450,000 Kidde brand smoke detectors. When probably manufactured, installed and maintained, smoke alarms reduce fire deaths… Read More »


Distracted Driving and First Responders

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When contemplating the potential risk of injury in a car accident, most people probably don’t think about the fact that drivers and passengers are not the only ones at risk of injury in car accidents. Instead, and sadly, the men and women who respond to car accidents to provide assistance and investigate also face… Read More »


The High Risk of Bicycle Crash Accidents in the Sunshine State

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Fox 13 News recently reported that Tampa police officers are still investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist on a recent Sunday morning. The victim was hit by a blue Toyota sedan as he was crossing the intersection around 4:30 AM. He then had to be rushed to a nearby hospital where he died… Read More »


Should I Talk to an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident?

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If you have been injured in a car crash you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than two million people are injured each year in car accidents. This high number of injuries has a sizeable associated cost, most of which is paid out by automobile insurance companies. If you… Read More »


Staying Safe at Water Parks

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This time of year is the time for back to school shopping trips for everything from colored pencils to locker decorations, meaning it’s almost time to say goodbye to summertime relaxation. However, the heat of summer isn’t gone yet and for this reason, water parks are a popular late summer destination for many families…. Read More »

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