Archive: 2014

What you should know before driving in Florida

November 28, 2014 | Category: Automobile Accidents

With the early winter and some areas getting as much as 6 feet of snow in one day, many people may be thinking of visiting, and possibly relocating to, Florida. States have different motor vehicle laws, and it is important to become familiar with a state's law before "crossing the border".

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NFPA Discourages Use of Certain Outdoor Turkey Fryers

November 26, 2014 | Category: Defective Products

With the holidays here, many families will search for different ways to spice up the standard food options. Some people will stick with the traditional oven-baked turkey; however, many families will choose to deep fry their birds using an outdoor turkey fryer. Deep-fried turkey is a long-time favorite for many, but it is imperative for cooks to know how to properly use an outdoor propane turkey fryer. 

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CDC, FDA Say Certain Medications Can Make Driving Risky

November 25, 2014 | Category: Prescription Errors

Driving on Florida roadways can be challenging, even for the best drivers. However, when you combine heavy traffic conditions with a driver who is under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medications, the results can be tragic. Randall Spivey and his team of Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys know that vehicle accidents of any kind can leave accident victims with "a lifetime of pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages." 

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Using Turn Signals Is Not Optional

November 24, 2014 | Category: Automobile Accidents

How often do we see drivers changing lanes? Many times a day if we are out on Florida's roadways, many times a day. When we see drivers change lanes, how often do we see them use signals? The answer is not often. Using turn signals is not optional in Florida. 

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What you need to know before buying that toy?

November 21, 2014 | Category: Child Injuries, Defective Products

The stores are decorated; the holiday music is playing, and the shelves are full of brightly colored toys, games and puzzles to delight any child. Television and other advertising is in full swing all looking for the attention of children. Advertisers want to be sure their products appear on children's shopping lists.  Being prepared with the right information and resources before shopping will make this holiday season a safer and happier one for everyone.

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Thanksgiving 2014 - Be Happy - Be Safe

November 20, 2014 | Category: Automobile Accidents

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and festivities.  Unfortunately, those festivities may lead to tragedy. Already 106 people have died as the result of fatal vehicle crashes in Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties in the first 10.5 months of 2014, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. During the holiday period Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the accident rate is expected to increase.

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Vehicle Air Bags - The Basics

November 19, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

What can deploy in less than 1/20th of a second?  Frontal air bags can. Side air bags deploy even faster because there is usually less space between the occupant and the force which strikes the vehicle such as another vehicle or a tree, according to Safercar.gov. 

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How the Updated Transient Foreign Substance Statute Might Affect Your Slip and Fall Case

November 18, 2014 | Category: Slip and Fall Accidents

We often hear of slip and fall incidents occurring at grocery stores or malls, but slip and falls, as well as trip and falls, can take place in a variety of locations, including area parks, sidewalks and even the homes of private individuals. Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall Spivey has handled many cases in which individuals sustained serious injuries because of an accident that occurred on a business premises or private residence. 

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New Study: In-flight Risks to Infants

November 17, 2014 | Category: Child Injuries

Often when travelling by air the pilot, co-pilot or attendant makes the announcement that there is the potential of air turbulence. During the announcement specific instructions are given about remaining seated with seat belts fastened. However, there is no mention of the potential in-flight risks to infants in the laps of parents or guardians.  

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