With Miami and South Florida nursing home abuse and negligence allegations in the news, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are considering the safest options for elderly family members. Florida has many options for the elderly, and families are looking to provide safe care, from the choices available:
Recently, much of the country has experienced record-setting heatwaves and certainly Miami Beach ad South Florida in general are no stranger to dangerous temperatures. The sun and heat can cause serious harm, especially to children, who may not know about sun safety.
We’re surrounded by chemicals every day, from the dish soap we use for cleaning up to the medicine which helps us heal from illnesses. While some chemicals are beneficial, some are dangerous, especially at high doses. When chemical exposure happens, serious injuries can happen. When the chemical exposure and the injuries it causes are caused by someone’s negligence, those who are injured may have a claim.
Serious injuries, including sports injuries, workplace accident injuries, head trauma, amputations, and other serious injuries can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While many people tend to associate PTSD with war time, for most people the condition is actually most common after a car accident or other serious injury. Whether you live in Kendall, Miami, or any South Florida community you could be at risk of PTSD if you in a traumatic event.
In Key Biscayne and other South Florida communities, serious injuries happen every day in car accidents, truck collisions, slip and fall incidents, sports injuries, and other types of incidents. Catastrophic injuries are always devastating, but they can be even more so for children.
Childhood injuries can impact a child’s entire life. Since children are still developing, a serious injury can impact their growth and development. In addition, young children may struggle to understand a serious injury and may suffer emotionally from the pain and fear.
In Homestead and across Southern Florida, many seniors are living an excellent quality of life, thanks in part to medical and tech innovations. The elderly are now able to live interpedently for longer and some families choose to have elderly loved ones move in with them when they need some case.
Whether you are the family member of a senior living alone or are a caregiver for an elderly family member living with you, home poses a number of hazards for seniors, from falls to slippery shower floors. Here are things you can do to make home safer for a senior:
Fourth of July festivities are just around the corner, and we at Flaxman Law Group want to wish everyone a terrific long weekend. Before we start celebrating, however, fire stations, police and emergency departments are all preparing for a busy weekend. Each Fourth of July weekend, people are seriously injured.
Summer is an excellent time for grilling outdoors, but there are dangers with any cookout. Whether you are preparing meals outside for your family, planning a Fourth of July or other holidays, you may be at risk. Each year at cookouts, people suffer burn injuries, food-borne illness, falls, and other injuries.
Your home is likely one of your biggest assets, but it is vulnerable to many kinds of damage, from pests to natural disaster and more. You likely pay premiums on homeowners insurance so that you’re covered in case anything goes wrong, but after serious damage you may have questions about your insurance policy, may wonder if there are other ways to get damaged covered, or may run into problems dealing with your insurance provider. These are just a few reasons why Miami-Dade County homeowners contact Flaxman Law Group after serious property damage.
In Aventura, Coral Gables, and other South Florida communities, serious storms and winds routinely blow in, causing serious damage, especially if properties are not built and renovated to code.
Common damages to homes can include fallen trees, broken windows, damaged siding, collapsed roofs, and more. Trailers and smaller buildings can be completely demolished. In addition to the personal injury which can occur with some damage, the aftermath can put properties at risk of mold, looting, and other problems and repairs are often lengthy and expensive. In some cases, the interior and personal belongings in your home can also be damaged. While homeowners’ insurance is meant to help property owners with repairs, it’s not always easy to get the money you deserve—and there may be other options available to you.