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Senior financial abuse in Hollywood and across South Florida is a serious concern. Financial abuse can include seniors being forced to sign over their assets or can involve simple theft. Any time that the elderly are targeted for the financial gain of their caregiver or someone else, they are the victims of financial abuse.

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In many instances, financial abuse occurs because caregivers or others around the senior see an elderly person as a vulnerable adult they can target in order to earn a profit. In many cases, financial abuse leaves significant long-term effects. A senior who has been affected by this type of crime may feel helpless, ashamed, and frightened. They may be left with few financial resources to pay for everyday expenses and for long-term care. Unfortunately, catching signs of financial abuse are difficult and prosecuting someone after the money has been spent can be challenging.

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Landlords are responsible for the maintenance of an overall rental property and for common areas. They have a duty to tenants. They also are expected to make reasonable repairs to rental units. If you are renting a home or office space, you may wonder whether you have a claim against your landlord or property owner if you or someone on your property is injured.

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If you have been injured in a common area or if your landlord has failed to fix something in your unit and this has caused an injury, you will want to consult with a Hollywood personal injury attorney to review your options. You may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for income loss, medical costs and other expenses.

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Most of us want to be fit and to enjoy a healthy weight. There are many products on the market which promise to help us achieve these goals. While many of them have been carefully tested, some may be ineffective or even dangerous. Each year, people in Hollywood and across South Florida are seriously injured by fitness products, services and diet aids.

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There many ways you can be injured by a fitness product or diet item:

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If you’re cleaning your Homestead or South Florida home at this time of year, you want to get your home sparkling but you’ll also want to clean safely. While cleaning is generally a safe activity, it can lead to chemical burns from harsh detergents, trip and fall accidents, and other types of injuries.

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To stay safe and prevent these types of injuries, follow these safety tips:

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Spring break and spring travel plans are a big part of the fun for college students and even for those not attending school. If you will be taking part in any spring break festivities or traveling, there are several things you will want to do to stay safe in Miami or at your destination:

1) Travel with friends. Avoid going to events, spring break festivities or on vacation alone. You will have more fun if you go with people you know and you will stay safer.

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Smoke detectors in your home are your front-line defense in the event of a fire. They can alert you in time so you can get out safely—before you suffer burns or serious injury. Yet, millions of homes across the country do not have working fire alarms.

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Even if you have fire alarms in your Homestead home, you need to test them to make sure they are really keeping you and your family safe. Here’s how:

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Birthday parties are a major rite of passage for children of all ages. They are usually lots of fun and can create a lifetime of memories. However, you will also want to consider personal safety when throwing a birthday party or when allowing your child to go to a birthday party.

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At this time of year, many people are focusing on romance and dating. There lots of ways to meet new people to date, and one of the most common ones involves online dating and blind dates. If you’re meeting someone new for the first time, there are several dating tips you will want to follow to ensure you have a fun and safe time:

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A workplace accident can happen in your Homestead workplace at any time. While some industries are obviously more risky than others, serious workplace injuries can even happen in a seemingly safe office environment. No matter where you work, you may be affected by a workplace injury or illness.

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When this happens, you will not only have to face the pain and suffering of a serious injury, but your ability to earn an income and pay your bills may be affected. You will need to take steps to recover fully both financially and physically. Here are some tips on how to do that:

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For football fans in Hollywood, Miami, Homestead and other parts of Florida, Super Bowl weekend means food, cheering, and parties. However, you will  also want to take steps to ensure your Super Bowl weekend is safe as well as fun.

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Many Super Bowl fans don’t even consider food safety. However, foodborne illness can quickly put a stop to your enjoyment of the game and can leave you seriously ill. Each year, thousands of Americans die due to foodborne illness, and many more require hospitalization. Foodborne illness can happen at any time, and this weekend is a good time to review the basics of preventing illness so you can prevent this common personal injury. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting a campaign to encourage food safety.

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