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Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action

Tragic events happen. When they do, we need to be prepared to handle them, if not for ourselves, then for the sake of family members. The first step requires understanding who to go to with questions, particularly in wrongful death cases. Contact Pamela Olsen, Esq, injury and accident attorney, Ocala, FL, when you have questions …

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How the Florida Texting While Driving Law Affects You

In July 2019, Florida implemented a law that bans text messaging while driving a vehicle. Many Ocala drivers know how dangerous texting and driving in Florida is and that the Florida texting while driving law punishes them for using their phones. However, many are still unaware of the law’s specific rules and penalties. Below is …

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Bicycle Accident

Five Tips to Help You Avoid a Florida Bicycle Accident

As warm weather takes hold, millions of bicycle riders like you take to their saddles to enjoy the open road. Cycling is beneficial on many different levels, but it poses well-documented risks to health and wellness. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many cyclists fall prey to these risks and experience serious injuries …

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Your Rights if Hit by a Florida Drunk Driver

Drunk driving is one of the most harmful and dangerous crimes in the United States. Intoxicated drivers are responsible for over 10,000 deaths per year, with nearly 1,000 occurring in Florida. If you’re dealing with injuries or damage stemming from an accident caused by impaired driving, it’s normal to feel frustrated and confused. However, it’s …

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COVID-19 Affecting Personal Injury Cases

Is COVID-19 Affecting Florida Personal Injury Cases?

It’s no secret that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected people around the globe in more ways than we can count. But it’s also changing lives in ways beyond the obvious. The virus has dramatically shifted the legal world’s status quo for personal injury cases. And not only are personal injury cases handled differently during …

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Appealing a Florida Personal Injury Case

Suffering a bodily injury from a car accident is a stressful experience. However, those injuries are even worse when the following court cases don’t go as planned. Unsatisfactory verdicts are common in personal injury cases. Generally, such judgments come from rushed court proceedings with inaccurate evidence and uninformed legal support. Unfortunately, something as small as …

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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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Mental Health

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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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 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 the doctor or personal physician. Your child files …

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Mental Health

How a car accident may affect mental health

From the terror and pain of the collision itself to the slow process of recovery, motor vehicle injuries often involve both physical and emotional trauma. To make matters worse, survivors often must cope with mounting medical bills, forced time off work, impaired mobility and deep uncertainty over the future. In fact, recent research has found that …

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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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Memory Damage

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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Prescription Medication

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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Misdiagnosis

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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Truck Company

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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Asleep Driver

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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Record Keeping

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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Psychological Trauma

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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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 …

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Distracted Driving Laws

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 …

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