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  • Injured Motorists' Rights

    April 11, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In cases where an injured motorist misses work due to hospitalization or if the injuries simply prevent that individual from being able to perform his/her normal work duties, that motorist has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover all costs and lost income caused by the accident – particularly when another party was negligent or otherwise at-fault. Certain types of injuries ...
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  • Pedestrian Safety Tips

    April 11, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Pedestrian accidents occur each day throughout the United States and pose a significant risk to anyone walking on or near public streets. According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, an average of 460 people visit hospital emergency rooms for traffic related pedestrian injuries every day. Below are pedestrian safety tips that can help prevent this type of ...
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  • St. Petersburg Fatal Car Accident

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 25th, a woman from St. Petersburg lost her life and three other people were injured following a violent three-vehicle accident in which one vehicle overturned and landed on its roof. According to St. Petersburg police, the car accident took place when a white Honda Civic traveling east on 38th Avenue N, driven by Tuong Nguyen, age 63, of St. Petersburg, proceeded to turn left ...
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  • Leto High School Student Athlete Honored with Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    (Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board is proud to announce that Bryan Lacruz, a senior from Leto High School has received the “March Student Athlete of the Month” award. The mission of the Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Bryan was presented with the award as ...
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  • Tampa Road Rage victim Captures Video of Aggressor's Traffic Crash

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Monday, March 24th, a woman who claims to have been the victim of a road rage tailgating incident also says she witnessed “instant karma” when the driver of a pickup truck elected to pass her on the right on wet pavement and then lost control of his vehicle and crashed on a grassy median. The incident took place when the woman behind the wheel, identified by local Tampa area news ...
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  • 8 Students and 1 Driver Injured in Riverview School Bus Accident

    April 10, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Friday March 28th, officials from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a traffic accident involving a Hillsborough County school bus that took place on Progress Boulevard in Riverview during the afternoon hours. The school bus accident blocked one of the eastbound lanes of traffic on Progress Boulevard for a few hours. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the traffic accident ...
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  • Tips for Reducing Distracted Driving Accidents

    April 9, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the US, distracted driving contributes to nearly 50% of all car accidents reported each year. It only takes a second for a distracted driver to take his/her eyes away from the road and collide with another vehicle, motorcycle, or even a pedestrian. Since some drivers are reluctant to admit fault, many traffic experts ascertain that this statistic is grossly underreported. Distracted driving ...
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  • Personal Injury Lawsuits - The Definition of Loss of Consortium

    April 9, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In Florida and many other states, loss of consortium is a legal phrase associated with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Loss of consortium is a cause of action that family members of a person who is permanently injured or killed as a result of another party’s negligence may pursue. A surviving spouse, parents, children or siblings may pursue a civil claim for financial ...
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  • One Dead in Fatal Tampa Rollover Car Accident

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 18th, a woman from Tampa was pronounced dead following a violent rollover car accident that took place on Falkenburg Road in Brandon in the morning hours. The single-vehicle traffic accident unfolded at Falkenburg Road and Windhorst Road right around 5:30 a.m., in front of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, according to sheriff’s deputies. Hillsborough deputies ...
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  • Types of Trauma that Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI ) range widely in severity. More severe traumatic brain injury cases can have a permanent impact on a person’s physical coordination, cognition, memory, and muscle control. A head injury results from an outside force involving a direct blow or violent, jarring force to the brain. Brain tissue may be injured or even permanently damaged depending on the type and ...
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  • Anoxic Brain Injury - Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis

    April 4, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    An anoxic brain injury occurs when brain cells are damaged due to a total lack of oxygen. Doctors also refer to the condition as anoxia. Brain cells are effected almost immediately without oxygen and begin dying off permanently after only four minutes of oxygen deprivation. Each additional passing second results in cumulative brain cell death. Anoxic brain injuries are a common childbirth injury, ...
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  • One Dead in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

    April 2, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Thursday, March 20th, an Orlando man who was attempting to cross Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident late that night. Police investigating the pedestrian fatality said the crash took place just a few minutes after midnight. A gray, four-door Toyota sedan was driving East on Colonial Drive towards downtown Orlando and hit the pedestrian as ...
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  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Terms and Common Truck Accident Statistics

    April 1, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In Florida and throughout the U.S., state roads, highways, and interstates are commonly populated by large commercial trucks, also known as semi-trucks or tractor trailers. A commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is defined as any large truck or vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds or any bus designed to carry 16 or more passengers. Commercial motor vehicles require an ...
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  • Common Causes of Car Crashes

    April 1, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Automobile accidents happen every day. Fortunately, most car accidents are relatively minor and do not cause injury to the occupants. However, other car accidents can be more severe and sometimes result in catastrophic injury or even death. Both fatal and non-fatal traffic accidents are commonly caused by some form of driver error, such as driver distraction. Although rare, automobile crashes can ...
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