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  • Cost of Life after a Spinal Cord Injury

    November 14, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    The spinal cord supports body movement and sensation, and damage to it, whether through fractures, dislocation, compression, or anything of the like, causes the spinal cord to lose the ability to send or receive messages from the brain to the part of the body that controls motor and automatic function. It does not have to be severed to lose function. Spinal cord injuries commonly occur as a result ...
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  • What You May Not Know About Head Trauma

    October 19, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Head trauma and brain injuries are surrounded by a wealth of myths and, unfortunately, many people may not know as much as they should about this potentially serious injury. Let us shed some clarity on this topic and debunk some of these untruths. A commonly held belief is that younger individuals have an easier time recovering from a head injury, thinking that somehow youth is equivalent to ...
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  • Semi-Truck Crash Trends in Florida

    October 6, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, between the years 2004 – 2014, the state of Florida experienced a downtrend in accidents involving semi-trucks. Fatal crashes involving large trucks dropped to 168 in 2014 from 322 in 2004. While the number for injuries is higher, that decreased as well throughout the years. The downtrend in fatal crashes is not particularly ...
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  • Senator Arthenia Joyner Receives Helen Gordon Davis Lifetime Achievement Award

    September 22, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Last month, at the annual Kennedy-King Dinner, the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee honored Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) with the Helen Gordon Davis Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor recognizes Senator Joyner’s lifetime commitment to helping the people of Florida through her various actions in civil rights movements and other leadership abilities. She realizes the ...
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  • Senator Joyner Awarded Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award

    September 15, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Awarded to those who make a difference in the profession and in the lives of children, the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Senator Arthenia Joyner, an Of Counsel Attorney with Vanguard Attorneys. This achievement recognizes her ability to make a difference through her various positions and her leadership roles at all levels. This is a prestigious honor for ...
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  • Arthenia Joyner Recognized By The Luminaries 2016

    September 6, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Senator Arthenia Joyner, an Of Counsel Attorney for Vanguard Attorneys, has been recognized by the Junior League of Tampa in partnership with WEDU as a part of The Luminaries for 2016. This recognition is designated for the outstanding men and women who have had an impact on the community in Tampa through leadership. This recognition means that Arthenia Joyner has proven to be an inspiration in ...
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  • How Common Are Motorcycle Crashes in Florida?

    August 18, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    When someone is involved in a car collision, there is a possibility that they will sustain some sort of injury. When there is a serious motorcycle crash, injuries are almost a certainty. Motorcyclists are not afforded the same protections as drivers of passenger vehicles. There are no metal frames or seat belts to protect them or keep them from being ejected from the motorcycle. Unfortunately, ...
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  • Arthenia Joyner Featured in Tampa Magazine

    August 9, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Senator Arthenia Joyner, an Of Counsel attorney with our firm, was featured in an interview with Tampa Magazine regarding her past, growing up during a time focused on segregation, and her passion for the law and community. After 16 years in the legislature, Hillsborough County’s first African American female attorney is back in private practice, and she is ready to help those in need. The ...
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  • Elizabeth Munro Participating in the Big County Preps Teen Summit

    July 28, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Big County Preps will be holding its Teen Summit event. This is a conference for student-athletes within the area to come out, participate in interactive workshops and listen to various seminars. The goal of the organization is to provide these student-athletes with the details they will need during their transition from high school into college and the pros and cons. ...
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  • 8 Motorcycle Visibility Tips

    July 20, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida’s sunshine makes it a great place to ride motorcycles. However, because there are so many motorcyclists in our state, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that we also have the most motorcycle fatalities in the nation. Although motorcyclists account for only seven percent of Florida motorists, 19 percent of all fatal accidents involve a motorcycle. Many ...
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  • Seat Belt Malfunctions Cause Thousands of Fatalities Each Year

    July 12, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Seat belts save thousands of lives each year, but only when they function properly. For as many people as they save, there are still thousands of people who are injured or lose their lives as a result of a seat belt malfunction. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that approximately three million people are injured each year due to seat belt failures, ...
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  • Dog Bites: Who Will Pay for the Damages?

    July 7, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In many situations, individuals injured by dog bites do not bring legal actions against owners because they fear that the owners will suffer financial hardship as a result. In other cases, persons who have been bitten do not file legal claims out of fear that they will ruin their relationship with the dog owner. However, there is no need for a dog bite victim to worry about such situations. In ...
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  • Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

    June 30, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    The long-awaited Fourth of July weekend is here! Whatever you have planned this weekend, we at Vanguard Attorneys hope that you have a fun and safe time. Speaking of safety, we’ve put together this helpful list of safety tips to help reduce the likelihood of you or your family and friends being involved in an accident. BBQ Grill Safety What Fourth of July celebration would be complete ...
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  • Vanguard Attorneys Participates in Swope, Rodante Vanguard End of the Year Awards Banquet

    June 3, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, June 1, the Swope, Rodante Vanguard End of the Year Awards Banquet was held at The Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. We are pleased to announce that our legal team at Vanguard Attorneys is part of this program, and our very own Attorney Elizabeth Munro attended the event. During the awards ceremony, various speakers honored the achievements, outstanding performances, and community ...
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  • Vanguard Outreach Director Alonzo Ashwood to Attend G3 Be More Awards

    June 2, 2016 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Vanguard Attorneys’ Community Outreach Director Alonzo Ashwood will be attending the G3 Be More Awards Banquet this Saturday, June 4, 2016. G3 Life Applications, Inc. is a Tampa-based non-profit holistic mentoring organization with a goal of cultivating spiritual, mental, and physical wellness within youths and young adults between the ages of 6 and 18, especially inner city youth. ...
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