Drivers after the car accident

How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents often leave individuals facing severe injuries and pricey vehicle repairs. A car accident settlement allows you to seek compensation for these losses. Many drivers wonder how much they could receive from such a settlement in Florida. The amount of compensation depends on several factors, including liability for the accident and the extent of …

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How do personal injuries affect mental health?

While you received medical care for your recent personal injury, you must take measures to tend to your emotional and mental health. How may a severe injury affect you psychologically? WebMD explores emotional and mental health after serious physical injuries. You may require compensation from the responsible party for more than physical harm. Non-physical impact Not …

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How does workman’s comp work in Ocala Florida

When you’ve been hurt on the job, claiming workers’ compensation insurance should be easy, but it isn’t. The workers’ compensation statutes in Florida support the employer, making it difficult for injured workers to obtain necessary medical insurance and income loss payments when they are out of employment. When you’re knocked off your feet by a workplace injury …

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What data reveals about fatal truck crashes

Every driver understands that getting behind the wheel involves significant responsibility, but drivers of semitrucks should recognize how much greater their responsibility is. A look at truck accident numbers for 2019 posted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety confirms how much damage these large trucks can do. Fatality facts Large truck crashes in the U.S. killed …

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Personal injury on school property Marion County, Ocala, FL

Personal injury on school property Marion County, Ocala, FL Personal injury on school property in Marion County, Ocala, FL. Suppose your child sustains an injury while on school grounds; seek medical attention right away. Obtain all medical records and save all medical bills until your child’s care is finished, and he or she is released from …

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Infrequent visits may enable abuse or neglect at nursing homes

Schedules filled with work, errands, and family events may postpone visits to a loved one residing in a Florida nursing home. Extending the time between visits, however, may result in a family not learning about a patient’s abuse or neglect before it develops into a serious injury.  When a patient experiences mistreatment, proof of a …

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How do brain injuries impact memory in the long term?

Florida residents like you understand that you have a long recovery period after an accident. This is particularly true if you suffered from a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in particular tend to affect many cognitive capabilities in the long and short term.  Memory damage is one such example. After a brain injury, you …

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Who is at fault when your medication is wrong

How do mistakes in medication dispensing happen? Several missteps may occur between the time the doctor reviews your prescription options and the medication’s absorption into your system. Discover how prescriptions may make you sicker through a series of often avoidable mistakes. The doctor or pharmacist does not review prescription records One of the considerations a …

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Legal protections for victims of misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis can take several different forms, including a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or erroneous diagnosis. All can have significant consequences for victims who should be familiar with how medical malpractice legal remedies can protect them. What does misdiagnosis refer to? Medical misdiagnosis can occur in a number of ways if a medical care provider …

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Can I sue a truck company after being injured in an accident?

Recovering from injuries that are suffered in a truck accident can be painful, time-consuming, and costly. In some instances, victims are never able to fully reclaim their lives and instead are subjected to unexpected and undeserved permanent disabilities. In addition to the physical and financial damages inflicted upon truck accident victims, the emotional toll can be enormous. …

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Driver seems to fall asleep, sparks chain reaction auto accident

In Ocala and the surrounding areas of Florida, there are inherent dangers on the road. Distracted driving, drunk driving, recklessness, negligence – all can be the catalyst for an auto accident with injuries and fatalities. An understated reason for accidents to occur is if a driver is incapacitated. This could be due to a medical …

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More action needed on marijuana and driving

After alcohol, marijuana is the substance that is most connected to impaired driving. Yet, little data is available on the effect of marijuana and other drugs on drivers and their role in motor vehicle accidents. Medical marijuana is legal in Florida and 21 other states. Eleven states have also legalized its recreational use. Marijuana impaired driving has severe consequences. Speeding …

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Advancements in record-keeping have not eliminated medical errors

Technological improvements are meant to make the patient-doctor experience safer and prevent medical errors from negatively impacting patients. In Florida and throughout the U.S., advancements in diagnostics, treatment, and even record-keeping have sought to help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses and treat patients accordingly. Still, there are problems with some supposed advancements. Recent research …

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Recovering damages for psychological trauma following a car accident

In the aftermath of a Florida car accident, accident victims may feel a variety of emotions, including shock, grief, anger, guilt, fear, and sadness. In many cases, these feelings lead to long-lasting psychological trauma, as accident victims may start to experience anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to When a car accident …

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Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Law

Some of the most sensitive and difficult issues for HR professionals to handle are harassment and discrimination complaints. If a harassment or discrimination complaint is made, the HR department has to quickly and professionally act in order to solve the problem in a way that is satisfactory to the employee presenting the complaint and protects …

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Florida Storm Season: Is Your Homeowners Insurance Up To Par?

We are in the heat of Hurricane Season. Living in Florida, this is a very alarming time that you must always be prepared for. Part of that process is asking yourself, “Is my homeowner’s insurance up to par?” Here at Olsen Law Firm, our professionals are here to make sure that you are covered and protected in …

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Texting While Driving In FL Is Now Illegal: What You Need To Know

It is official, texting while driving in Florida has become illegal. In May during an event in Sarasota Governor Ron DeSantis signed bill HB 107. This new piece of legislation has made using your phone while driving in the state of Florida a primary offense. In addition, the law also designates school zones and active …

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2019: Could This Be The Year FL Passes Tough Distracted Driving Laws?

April marks “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” Because of this, we are excited to announce some good news in the world of safe driving. When it comes to driving laws across the United States, it always seemed like Florida has always been at the bottom of the list. When it comes to texting and driving …

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NYC Construction Accident Injures 7 on Manhattan Construction Site

New York, NY — A construction accident involving a 170-foot tall crane left at least seven people injured, including three who were seriously injured. The construction accident occurred at the site of a new 25-story residential building under construction on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., the …

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