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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips to Gear Up for the Summer Riding Season

    March 31, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    As the summer riding season approaches, more motorcycles will be seen on roads throughout the US. Even in warm-weather states like Florida, many riders store their motorcycles or ride more frequently in the spring and summer seasons. With more daylight, good visibility for riding extends late into the evening in the summer. However, visibility is reduced drastically at dusk and the summer season ...
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  • Drunk Driving Caused Tampa Wrong-way Crash

    March 31, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On March 21st, a medical examiner’s report was released on the at-fault driver in Tampa’s second fatal wrong-way crash that took place in late February. The examiner’s findings indicate the young man was drunk when he collided with an Enterprise rental truck. According to a recent update released by the Tampa Bay Times, the news report says Chase Kaleb Leveille’s ...
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  • Coping with a Spinal Cord Injury and Adjusting to Life at Home

    March 28, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A spinal cord injury is a serious, life-altering event that can have a lasting impact on the injured person, their family and others close to them. Learning to adjust to life with a spinal cord injury consists of maintaining a positive outlook and staying committed to different types of therapy and treatment options. Moral support and love from friends, family, as well support groups are among the ...
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  • Coping with the Mental and Psychological Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

    March 28, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in certain types of short and long term complications. Common changes following a brain injury often include changes in the person’s mental and psychological state which affect personality and behavior. It helps for caregivers, family members and friends to be prepared for the mental and psychological effects a traumatic brain injury can have on ...
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  • A Review of Personal Injury Lawsuits

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Injuries caused by negligence, inattention, and unsafe conditions cost the public millions in lost wages, medical expenses, and legal fees every year. If an injury results from someone else’s negligence, the injured party may file a personal injury lawsuit. Causes of these types of accidents can vary from failure to maintain a safe, an unobstructed storefront walkway to distracted driving. ...
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  • Safety Concerns Raised after Middleton H.S. Student Pedestrian Accident

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Tuesday, March 19th, two teenage sisters walking together to Middleton High School were struck by a fellow student driving her mom’s car. The sisters were hit as they ran across Hillsborough Avenue outside of the crosswalk. According to local news reports, Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, age 15, sustained fatal injuries. Her 14-year-old sister, Victoria, was also struck, but her injuries were ...
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  • Common Types of Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Injuries

    March 26, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can involve abrupt collisions and potentially severe injuries to the rider. Even though motorcycles are faster and more powerful, a bicycle accident can be equally as devastating. A cyclist may crash or be struck by a motor vehicle while riding under 5 mph and can still sustain catastrophic, life-threatening injury. Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the ...
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  • Casey Ferguson to be Honored during Wharton High School Morning Show

    March 25, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    (Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board is proud to announce that Wharton High School senior, Casey Ferguson has been selected as the “February Student Athlete of the Month.” The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County. Members of the Selection Board ...
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  • Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the US, motorcycle accident fatalities have increased on average over the past decade, while fatalities in passenger-vehicle accidents have decreased. In 2012, the state of Florida ranked as the third highest state in the US for motorcycle accident fatalities. The US Department of Transportation and motorcycle safety experts feel that ramped-up, persistent efforts are necessary to increase ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents and Helmet Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In South Florida, bicycle accidents occur at a relatively high rate. Central and southern Florida’s major metropolitan areas are among the nation’s most dangerous areas when it comes to fatal bicycle accidents. A few different causes are common among many accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles. Bicycle helmet awareness has been a growing topic of discussion in recent decades. ...
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  • Skateboarding Accidents - A Growing Contributor to Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) result from some manner of 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. The majority of all traumatic brain injury cases involve concussions, ...
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  • Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents - Safety Reminders for Seasonal Riders

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Motorcycle riders can greatly reduce the odds of being in involved in a motorcycle collision by obeying traffic laws and instilling good riding habits. Defensive, attentive riding habits should always be in practice out on the road. As the summer riding season approaches, more motorcycles will be seen on the nation’s roads. The following safety tips can help remind seasonal riders of a few ...
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  • Texting and Driving Statistics

    March 21, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Today, many of the news reports we see involving serious or fatal automobile accidents are caused by driver distraction. More specifically, a growing number of these traffic crashes are caused by texting and driving. While Florida lawmakers work to strengthen the existing secondary ban on texting while driving, it continues to a major contributor to auto accidents. Even in other states where ...
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  • 2 Fatal Motorcycle Accidents at Daytona Bike Week

    March 20, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A motorcyclist from New York who traveled to Daytona to attend the Bike Week 2014 passed away in a local hospital after his motorcycle collided with an automobile. The fatal motorcycle crash marked the second accident related fatality reported in either Volusia or Flagler counties during this year’s bike week, which kicked off on Friday, March 7th. The motorcyclist was Christopher M. ...
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  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    March 20, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    For the past several years, Tampa has ranked consistently among the top 3 most dangerous cities for cyclists within the state of Florida, typically trailing behind Orlando and/or Miami. Since 2007, nearly 4,200 bicycle accidents involving injuries have been reported annually. At least 100 of those accidents involve a bicyclist death. At the current average rate, at least 12 people are injured and ...
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  • Florida Bicycle Accident Statistics

    March 20, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In Florida, bicycles provide an economical and enjoyable way to get around throughout the year. However, riding a bike near Florida’s major cities can be particularly hazardous, especially for beginner-level cyclists or those who ride regularly in or near traffic. Florida has ranked consistently over the past several years as one of the top three states in the US with the most fatal bicycle ...
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  • When should I contact an attorney after a car accident?

    March 19, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    If someone is involved in a car accident, he/she may be entitled to collect compensation for injuries as well as any time missed from work. Whether 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, an injured motorist typically has a right to recover wages lost in addition to the cost of ...
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  • Preventing Dog Bite Injuries - What you should know about dog behavior

    March 19, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Each year, approximately 4.7 million dog bite injuries are reported across the country. Nearly 50% of dog bite incidents involve children who are bitten by a familiar or household dog. Within the the state of Florida, nearly 500 dog bite cases require hospitalization every year. Many people simply do not understand dog behavior. A majority of dog bites occur because people are uneducated on dog ...
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  • Dog Bites & Dog Owner Liability

    March 17, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the state of Florida, dog owners are responsible for their dogs’ behavior and can be held liable if their dog injures another person. With respect to personal injury lawsuits, dog bite accidents sometimes occur within the home or on the owner’s property. However, owners can also be held responsible for dog bites that occur in public areas. Dog Bites and Dog Owner Liability – ...
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  • Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Bicycle Accident Claim?

    March 17, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In the state of Florida, bicyclists near major metropolitan areas like Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville face the highest risks of fatal bicycle accidents in the US. Florida’s major cities record the highest rates of bicycle accident fatalities every year. Since bicycles offer no protection to riders and most traffic accidents involving bicycles cause the cyclist to be ejected or run ...
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  • Motorcyclist Sustains Spinal Cord Injury in Confrontation with Motorist

    March 17, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In a previous post, we showcased a news story about a motorcycle club based in New York City who allegedly harassed and attacked a family in a Range Rover SUV. On Sunday, September 29th, motorcycle riders chased a family through the streets of upper Manhattan and brutally beat the driver, Alexian Lien, 33, of Manhattan, in front of his wife and 2 year old daughter. As many as 30 bikers, most of ...
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  • Animal Attack - Dog Bite Statistics

    March 17, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Last year, State Farm compiled a report ranking the top ten states in the US based on personal injury claims involving dog bite cases leading up to 2013. In the year prior, State Farm reported a total of 123 dog bite claims and payouts near $7.1 million in the state of Florida. These figures placed at number 8 out of all states in the US. California topped the dog bite claims list at number one, ...
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  • How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

    March 14, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Despite a motorcyclist’s discipline and consistent defensive riding habits, motorcycle accidents can still happen. Even the best, most cautious rider cannot predict the actions of other motorists or prevent driver distraction. Statistics show that there are nearly 250,000 traffic accidents in Florida every year. The leading cause of traffic accidents, including motorcycle accidents, is ...
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  • Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Motorcycle Accident Claim?

    March 14, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Tampa is second only to Miami among Florida cities with the highest rates of serious and fatal motorcycle accidents. The state of Florida is home to the third highest average annual motorcycle fatality rate in the entire country. Naturally, a higher rate of motorcycle accidents equates to a higher frequency of motorcycle injury claims. Since motorcycles offer no protection to riders and most ...
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  • Elderly Alzheimer's Patient Hospitalized after Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

    March 13, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    On Wednesday, March 5th, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition following a hit and run accident involving an unidentified motorist near Miami. The hit and run victim was 75-year-old Paul Louis. Members of his family told police that Louis left to go the store at around 8 p.m. that evening when he was struck and “left for dead” right ...
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