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What You May Not Know About Head Trauma

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 strength. …

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Semi-Truck Crash Trends in Florida

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 unique to Florida and many other states …

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Senator Arthenia Joyner Receives Helen Gordon Davis Lifetime Achievement Award

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 importance of this recognition as it embodies Helen Gordon Davis’ spirit and cause. The …

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Senator Joyner Awarded Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Lifetime Achievement Award

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 Senator Joyner, and our …

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Arthenia Joyner Recognized By The Luminaries 2016

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 women’s issues, …

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How Common Are Motorcycle Crashes in Florida?

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, Florida is one …

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Arthenia Joyner Featured in Tampa Magazine

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 Tampa Magazine interview …

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