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  • Florida Dog Bites and Personal Injury Lawsuits

    July 30, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Each year, approximately 4.7 million dog bite injuries are reported in the U.S. Half of these incidents involve children who have been bitten, and the vast majority of cases involve a familiar or household dog. In Florida alone, nearly 500 dog bite cases require hospitalization each year. 4 Interesting Dog Bite Statistics Reported in the State of Florida: Dog bite injury rates rank highest in ...
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  • What Should I do if My Child is Injured at Daycare?

    July 29, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Parents regularly worry about the safety of their children, but the concern and feeling of helplessness can be greatly elevated when the child is under someone else’s care and supervision. Many parents must work to support their families and, as a result, daycare service is a necessity. Mothers and fathers want to feel confident that their child will not be injured at daycare and will be ...
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  • Pedestrian Dies in Crash with Poor Lighting

    July 29, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    At approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 10, 2013, Juan Guerrero was walking in the middle of Sweat Loop Road in Wimauma. He was struck by James Wink, who was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger westbound on Sweat Loop Road. Guerrero suffered fatal injuries, a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office release shows. There are not lights in the area of the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol investigated 331 ...
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  • Legal Factors to Consider in a Pedestrian Accident

    July 29, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    An Orlando Sentinel investigation of 54 criminal driving cases for pedestrian accidents in Orange, Lake, Seminole and Osceola counties found that the driver usually received little or no jail time. “The sentences are horrendous,” pedestrian advocate Jamie McWilliams, 52, of Ocoee, who lost son Justin in a 2002 hit-and-run pedestrian crash told the Orlando Sentinel. She successfully ...
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  • Motorcyclist who Hit Deputy Patrol Car Charged for DUI

    July 29, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A 56-year-old biker who struck the front fender of a deputy’s patrol car, according to authorities, faces driving under the influence and DUI with property damage charges. The accident occurred on Sunday at approximately 12:15 a.m. that morning at the intersection of Seminole Blvd. and Park Blvd. in Seminole. Deputy Brian Overton was traveling northbound on Park Blvd. entering the ...
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  • Recovering Lost Wages after an Automobile Accident

    July 28, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    If someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident, that person may be entitled to collect compensation for any time missed at work. Whether that person misses work because he/she was hospitalized or if the injuries simply prevented that person from being able to perform normal work duties, he/she may have the option to recoup all wages lost. If this happens to you and you miss work due to ...
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  • Pedestrian Accidents Deadliest for Elderly Males, Minorities, CDC Study Shows

    July 23, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Elderly males and racial/ethnic minorities have higher traffic-related pedestrian death rates than whites and younger persons, results from a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study show. The CDC analyzed 2001-2010 data from the National Vital Statistics System to determine traffic-related pedestrian death rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, and urbanization level. During ...
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  • Woman asks to Dance at DUI Traffic Stop

    July 20, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A woman who “smelled of booze and had bloodshot eyes,” told a deputy she was “awesome,” that she had drank a few beers, and asked him if he wanted to dance during the field sobriety test, according to a TCPalm blog on “Off The Beat” news, which obtained the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office report. When the officer asked her how long she’d lived ...
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  • Madeira Beach Man Arrested for DUI Crashes

    July 18, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Deputies have arrested Grant Mulder, a man involved in two DUI crashes, NBC 6 South Florida reports. This arrest came after the 41-year-old man from Madeira Beach struck a telephone pole, left the scene, and left the child passenger in the median at another location, struck two vehicles leaving two people with minor injuries; and left that scene, a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news ...
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  • DUI Manslaughter Suspect Arrested Five Months Later

    July 17, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Jamie Allen, a 19-year-old girl of Lake Worth known as “Kodak” for her love for photography and remembered for her infectious smile, was killed in a car crash on Feb. 4. Five months and a week later, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Moffitt – the man they say was driving. On Feb. 4, Moffitt was behind the wheel of a 2005 Cadillac CTS, as it sped ...
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  • Summer Driving Months Deadliest For Teens

    July 16, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    The summer means teens have more time to kick back and relax or have fun, but unfortunately, the less structured schedule also leaves more time for distractions like texting, eating or applying makeup while driving, according to a May 24 press release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “In fact, the summer months rank the highest for crashes and related injuries/fatalities ...
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  • Crashes Deadlier For Women, Study Finds

    July 15, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A gender gap exists and it’s not based on ability to drive, but the likelihood of surviving a serious crash. On average, women have a 17 percent higher risk than men of dying in crashes, a national study [1] shows. This is likely due to a variety of factors ranging from anatomical to technological and engineering factors such as equipment being designed to keep occupants safe without ...
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  • Combating Trucker Fatigue

    July 11, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Long-range truck drivers who frequently travel at night may now be able to get a little more sleep. This is because new rules are in effect to govern how long truckers can stay on the road without a break. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the new rules designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver ...
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  • Pregnant Central Florida Woman Killed in Wreck

    July 10, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A pregnant Central Florida woman died in a car crash when another driver pulled out in front of her and caused a serious accident near St. Cloud, Florida, theMiami Herald reported on July 11, 2013. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 23-year-old Kristen Nicole Wright was traveling on U.S. 192 near St. Cloud early Thursday morning. As she approached the intersection, a 17-year-old girl failed ...
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  • Arthenia Joyner Receives the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award

    July 5, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    We are proud to announce that Arthenia Joyner, who serves as of counsel to our law firm, has received the Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award from The Lawyers’ Committee in conjunction with the National Bar Association. She will be presented with the prestigious accolade during the NBA’s 88th Annual Convention on Tuesday July 30th from 6-9 pm at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach ...
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  • Speed-Related Crashes Rise Among Teen Drivers

    July 3, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Though distracted driving has gotten a lot of attention, a new study shows that this focus may be pulling attention away from another issue – teen speeding – which has been on the rise. Driving should be more like a well-paced marathon than a sprint, but if you remember being a teen then you may recall being more impulsive. With advancements in technology allowing for more instant ...
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