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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 »


The Risks Pedestrians Face When Traveling at Night

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Wink News recently reported that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office had to respond to a pedestrian-involved crash in Lee County on a recent Friday night. The accident caused a roadblock that remained in place for at least two hours before the scene cleared. The crash remains under investigation and more information is likely forthcoming… Read More »


Getting Out Of A Trapped Car After an Accident

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Local 10 News recently reported that a man had to be taken to a hospital after he ended up trapped under a car. Officials asserted that the 82-year-old man was rescued when fire units and a hazmat team lifted the car up and safely got him out. The man was taken to Jackson Memorial… Read More »


The New Federal Campaign Intended to Help Combat Drugged Driving

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While discussions about drunk driving are prevalent, we tend to not hear much about drugged driving. However, the lack of discussion regarding this issue does not make it be any less prevalent of a problem throughout the country, including right here in the Sunshine State. Despite the fact that recreational drug users may not… Read More »


Understanding Misconceptions that Can Lead to Hot Car Deaths

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Even here in the Sunshine State, it’s been a particularly hot summer. Throughout the nation, temperatures have been soaring to high levels with heat indexes that match in a summer that seems to be far from over. However, while you may feel like you’re melting at times which is enough to upset anyone, the… Read More »

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