Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

September 07, 2022
Man with head in hands, looking at a computer

Around ten percent of the workers’ compensation claims filed in Florida are initially denied. However, when appealed, most of these result in payment for the injured worker.

Common reasons for a workers’ comp denial include:

  • Failure to Promptly Report and Injury
  • Missed Deadlines
  • Incorrect or Missing Information
  • Employer Disputes Over the Claim’s…
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August 18, 2022
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Man. Asleep at the wheel.

Some over-the-counter medications can interfere with cognitive processing and physical response time. For example, cough syrup, decongestants, antihistamines, sleep aids, and more might result in delayed response time, increased instances of distraction, and heightened risks for an accident.

Frighteningly, a new study from the…

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August 08, 2022
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Pedestrians crossing the street at a crosswalk

Pedestrian safety is a common concern in areas frequented by tourists. Unfamiliarity with streets, the excitement of being on vacation, and new sights and distractions can all increase the risk of collision with a pedestrian – and as we approach another school year, talking to your children about pedestrian safety becomes even more critical.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is killed every 81 minutes in a…

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July 21, 2022
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Burn injury victim wrapped in sterile bandages

Around 450,000 burn injuries require medical treatment in the United States every year. Tragically, close to 3,500 people suffer fatal injuries from burns each year as well. The most common cause of burn injury is contact with a thermal surface, though fires, chemical exposure, and electric burns are also common causes of injury.

The four primary types of burn injury are:

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July 05, 2022
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Texting and Driving

Cellphone use is one of the leading causes of distracted driving car accidents in the state of Florida. To counter this, state law bans texting and messaging on a handheld device while driving. This does not mean the practice is uncommon. Much to the contrary. Cellphone use while driving is ubiquitous, so common that most people don’t even notice it happening around them – even when it’s their own…

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Category: Car Accidents
June 30, 2022

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Migrane and Headache

There’s an illness affecting a billion people worldwide, invisible to the eye, chronically attacking without warning. No, this isn’t the future in a science-fiction film: it’s June 2022. And while the start of summer isn’t likely to be a month that people overlook, there’s one aspect of June that’s little known and could affect the health (and wealth) of you and your…

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Category: Brain Injuries
June 21, 2022
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Bicycle on the beach

New research has found that larger vehicles, such as SUVs, vans, pickup trucks, and minivans are more likely to strike cyclists than smaller vehicles such as passenger cars. This is particularly true when large vehicles are turning, an act that sees risks for bicycle accidents increase as much as 4x over. Knowing that larger vehicles pose a more significant threat allows cyclists to respond accordingly. When you are…

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Category: Auto Accidents
June 08, 2022
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Workplace Safety Manuals

June is National Safety Month, a yearly effort from the National Safety Council (NSC) to improve workplace safety. This year, the NSC has chosen a theme for each week, giving both employees and employers something specific to focus on and allowing for thoughtful changes that can improve safety for everyone.

The focus of week one is musculoskeletal disorders such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bone fractures. These types of disorders are the leading cause of…

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May 09, 2022
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Motorcycle Safety Gear

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This coincides with the beginning of what is traditionally the riding season in the U.S. However, the amazing weather we enjoy year-round allows residents and visitors of Florida to ride at any time. Nonetheless, taking time this month to reassess your commitment to motorcycle safety can help to prevent serious or fatal injury if you happen to be involved in an accident.

What to Wear

Florida is hot, but that’s no reason…

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April 12, 2022
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Woman driving while distracted

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. How distracted are you?

Distraction is a broad term that encompasses anything that is not directly related to the task of driving. The three primary types of distracted driving are:

  • Visual. This includes reading, looking at signs, rubbernecking, and turning to look at a passenger
  • Manual…
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Category: Auto Accidents