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  • RICE: Immediate Measures to Treat Soft Tissue Injuries

    November 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A soft tissue injury is a general term used to describe any damage to muscle, ligaments or tendons that can result in a sprain, strain, muscle pull, or tear. These injuries are common to sports and recreational activities. Soft tissue injuries can also result from car accidents or slip and fall accidents. A soft tissue injury can result in inflammation, external or internal bleeding, bruising or ...
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  • Debate Over PIP Auto Insurance Law Continues

    November 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    The legal battle over the Sunshine state’s no-fault auto insurance law is far from over. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida is one of 10 states that have personal injury protection – no fault – auto insurance, intended to provide injured drivers up to $10,000 in immediate medical coverage in lieu of establishing fault through the court system. Last ...
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  • What Could Mandatory Bodily Injury Coverage Mean for Florida Drivers?

    November 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida drivers are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage as part of their auto insurance policy under the state’s no-fault system. However, many lawmakers feel Florida is long overdue for an alternative to the no-fault system. This year, Florida legislators have been examining the possibility of eliminating PIP coverage. The alternative is to institute a tort system ...
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  • Tips to Help Reduce Driver Distraction

    November 26, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    An increasing amount of accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted. It only takes a second for a driver to take his/her eyes away from the road and collide with another vehicle, motorcycle or even a pedestrian. Distracted driving is a major contributor to automobile crashes across the US. Each year, between 4,000 and 8,000 automobile accidents related to distracted driving occur. In the ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Gear Recommendations

    November 25, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Certain pieces of safety equipment are designed to help protect a rider’s body from serious injuries if a motorcycle accident occurs. 5 Essential Pieces of Riding Gear for All Conditions DOT Approved Helmets: Wear a properly fitted helmet and replace it every five years. A helmet reduces a rider’s risk of death or traumatic brain injury by at least 40% if he/she is involved in a crash. ...
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  • Two Fatalities in Two Separate Pinellas Park Crashes

    November 18, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, October 29th, two women were involved in separate and unrelated fatal car accidents that took place in Pinellas Park. Both of the incidents occurred individually, but were only about 30 minutes apart from each other. The first of the fatal accidents occurred just before 10:50 a.m.. According to information provided by Pinellas Park police, Michelle B. Tanner, 50, of Pinellas Park, was ...
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  • Three Injured in Car Accident with Tampa Police Cruiser

    November 18, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Three Tampa Bay area residents, including one Tampa Police officer, are recovering from a car crash between a single passenger vehicle and a police cruiser. The crash occurred on Sunday October 27th, in the northbound lane of the Suncoast Parkway just outside Odessa, Florida. According to a statement provided by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Officer Kris Babino was driving home after his shift ...
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  • Tampa Motorcyclist Collides with Deputies

    November 18, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Friday, October 25th, two Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies were seriously injured in a crash that occurred during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 75 just outside of Sun City Center. According to a statement issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, Captain Steve Launikitis and Master Deputy Chris Davis had stopped a motorcyclist and were both standing on the ...
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  • 5 Safety Features on Modern Vehicles that Help Avoid Accidents

    November 15, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Throughout the past decade, foreign and domestic automakers have added features to production automobiles making them safer for drivers and better designed to avoid collisions. Other features increase the protection level of the vehicle’s occupants in cases where a collision cannot be avoided. Using Features for Increased Driver Safety Traction Control: Most cars come equipped with traction ...
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  • Upcoming Think Tank Event to Benefit the Ryan Nece Foundation

    November 13, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Tampa, FL – Vanguard Attorneys is pleased to announce that it will host the upcoming Think Tank even t taking place on Wednesday, November 20 from 6-8pm at 1234 E. 5th Avenue, Tampa, Florida. The business networking event will benefit The Ryan Nece Foundation. More than two hundred Tampa Bay business leaders, top decision-makers, business owners and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries ...
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  • Florida Considering "Aaron Cohen Act" to Increase Penalties for Hit and Run Drivers

    November 7, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida has been ranked as the number two deadliest state in the nation for cyclists, walkers and other pedestrians for several consecutive years. In the year of 2012, Florida recorded at least 70,000 hit-and-run crashes, 17,000 of which resulted in serious injuries and 166 resulting in fatalities. The recent high-profile death of triathlete Aaron Cohen in Miami has prompted new legislation ...
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  • Senator Maria Sachs Leads the Initiative for Tougher Laws Against Texting While Driving

    November 6, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On October 1st, 2013, Florida became the 41st state to enact a law against texting while driving. On the same day the law went into effect, state Sen. Maria Sachs announced a proposed bill that would toughen the existing law. In its existing form, the current law is extremely difficult for police to enforce because it defines texting as a secondary violation. This means that law enforcement cannot ...
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  • My Warriors Place: Charity Spotlight

    November 6, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    My Warriors Place is a non-profit organization and retreat destination started by Kelly Kowall, whose son Corey, like many others, gave his life for his brothers-in-arms and his country. My Warriors Place offers a mentor-ship program and retreat area designed to assist returning veterans and their families who may have lost a loved one or comrade in battle. My Warriors Place employs different ...
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  • Insufficient Tire Tread Cited as Reason behind Pedestrian Fatality

    November 4, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, October 16th, a woman who was walking her dog in Washington D.C. was struck and killed by a passing motorist. Police investigators determined the vehicle’s old tire lacked sufficient tread and was therefore responsible for the accident. The driver, Mohamed-Kareem Mohamed, 21, was charged with reckless driving and unsafe vehicle operation linked to insufficient tire tread. ...
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  • How do I know if I have a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    November 1, 2013 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) result from force applied to the human head. In this respect, the word trauma refers to an injury cause by a physical force applied outside of the body. A direct impact or a violent acceleration/deceleration can cause the brain to collide with the inside surface of the skull. Traumatic brain injuries can sometimes result in lasting, long-term effects. These injuries ...
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