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If you are travelling in Miami, Hollywood, or anywhere in southern Florida, of course you want to have a stress-free and wonderful vacation, one you remember for many years to come. The last thing you want is to remember your vacation as a painful experience. Taking a few steps before you travel can help you avoid travel injuries while on vacation.

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Before traveling, reduce your risk of injury by:

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Hotels in Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida promise a comfortable and safe stay for guests. When hotels are negligent in providing safety measures, however, you may sustain injury during your stay. Common hotel injuries and damages can include slip and fall accidents, thefts or attacks, exposure to pests, and other hazards.

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Hotels can reduce these dangers by using cameras and security guards, screening staff carefully, maintaining locks and other hotel features, keeping areas well-lit, having 24/7 staff on duty, controlling infestations of pests, and training staff properly. If hotels fail to take these and other reasonable steps to keep guests safe, they can be held liable for any injuries guest sustain as a result of the negligence.

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If, like millions of people, you are travelling to South Florida, you may be expecting nothing more than wonderful memories, delicious food, endless beaches, crashing waves, and a terrific holiday. Certainly, that is what most visitors to Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida enjoy. However, if you are injured on vacation, there are a few things you need to know.

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In fact, vacation injuries at any tourist destination are more common than many travelers realize. Hotel injuries can occur due to slip and fall accidents, cruise ships can be the site of near-drownings, overboard incidents, or criminal activity. Whether you are taking a taxi, plane, bus, rental car, or any method of transportation, you may find yourself in a traffic accident. Even if you’re driving, unfamiliar signs and traffic conditions can mean you are at risk of a car accident in Hollywood or your Florida destination.

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Seeing Miami, Hollywood, and the rest of South Florida from the air is a wonderful experience. There are helicopter tours the area as well as helicopter lessons you can find if you want to learn to fly yourself. In addition, helicopters can be used for medical transport or sometimes even for commutes or for getting from one airport to another.

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While most helicopter rides end with nothing but memories, helicopter injuries can occur in Hollywood and across South Florida. They tend to be serious of life-threatening injuries, because of the heights involved and size of helicopters. Helicopter injuries can include spinal cord injuries, paralysis, fractures, quadriplegia, amputations, head injuries, fatalities, and more.

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Whether you have been in a traffic collision, have suffered a work injury at your Hollywood job, or have sustained any other serious injury which requires you to stay at your South Florida home to recover, keep in mind that the days and weeks following your injury are important. If you take risks during your recovery, you could end up facing complications and even re-injury.

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To stay safe as you recover, make sure that you:

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The gym is a great place to work out, get in shape, and enjoy the health benefits of exercise. Many gyms in Hollywood and South Florida are very safe, but serious injuries can and do happen at these establishments. Gyms can result in Hollywood premises liability claims if a gym owner is negligent in maintaining a safe space and visitors slip and fall, get injured by faulty exercise equipment, or suffer other injuries.

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If you want to get in shape, there are several things you can do to stay safe at the gym:

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Pools are a great way to enjoy some recreation and get low-impact exercise. If you don’t have your own pool in your Hollywood or South Florida home, you may be able to use a public pool. Public pools in recreation centers, condo buildings and other public spaces, however, come with their own risks.

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Here’s how to avoid injuries when using Hollywood and South Florida public pools this summer:

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Those who take care of the elderly in homes or Hollywood and South Florida nursing homes can face a number of risks and injuries. At-home caregivers need support and need to be aware of the risks of their job. Those risks include:

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Flaxman Law Group would like to extend warm wishes for a safe and happy July 4 to all our readers and clients, as well as their families. To make this July 4 holiday fun and safe for everyone, we would like to also remind all our readers and clients of these safety tips:

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Truck drivers in Florida are on the roads at all hours of the night and day as they make deliveries to businesses and organizations across the region. Unfortunately, a varied schedule which takes drivers on the roads at all hours comes with some risks. The early morning hours are among the times when truck and traffic accidents in Hollywood and Florida are most likely.

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There are many factors which make morning hours especially dangerous for driving and truck accidents:

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