Articles Posted in Personal Injury

In today’s world, social media is so ubiquitous and so important that some people take great risks for a great photo. It has created a rise in unique types of injuries, such as the selfie injury. Some people have been seriously injured or have died as a result of taking selfies in unsafe locations.

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For example, some social media users have fallen to their deaths after climbing high cliffs or standing on ledges to get a specific photo. In other situations, social media users have photographed themselves doing dangerous things, such as dancing beside a moving car, and have been subsequently been injured.

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Airbnb and short-term rentals have become popular in Hollywood, Miami, and other parts of Florida. Unfortunately, there have been cases where guests or hosts are injured in these accommodations. When you are traveling and injured, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

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Preventing Injury

If you are a guest, make sure you understand what to do to stay safe. Unlike hotels, short-term rentals are not regulated to the same extent as hotels. This means that rentals may lack smoke detectors, secure doors and windows, fire extinguishers, and other safety measures. Some rental units even have unsafe conditions. Guests have been injured falling from unsecured balconies or have suffered serious problems after being seriously injured.

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Hollywood Beach, Miami, and many cities in South Florida are located on the coast. Even inland, there are many waterways across the region, making flooding a considerable risk. Flooding can create many hazards and can put you at risk of car accidents, drowning, electrical shock, mold exposure, and other serious injuries in Hollywood Beach and other communities.

No matter where you live, there are several ways you can protect yourself in the event of flooding:

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If you’re flying out of Miami on your next flight, you’re lucky to fly out of a large international airport with many options and amenities. However, no matter which airport you visit, you need to consider safety first.

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Miami airport and all airports have large groups of people, heavy pedestrian and car traffic, and many hazards. Someone’s spilled coffee or dropped luggage can pose a slip and fall or trip and fall hazard. Car accidents in drop-off areas and parking spaces are also a concern, as is personal safety. Whether you are flying out of Miami or another airport, there are several ways to stay safe:

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Of course, many of us know that drunk driving or speeding can lead to a serious car accident in Hollywood or our communities. But many of us engage in simple habits that increase our risk of injury.

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If you have any of these habits, for instance, they may well increase your risk of an injury:

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Alcohol is known to cause car accidents in Homestead and across the country, but many people do not realize how dangerous fatigue can be. Most of us brush off tiredness as a fact of life. After all, many of us lead busy lives and sometimes not getting enough sleep is just a problem.

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However, many types of personal injury, including injuries caused by car accidents, are linked to fatigue. There are many ways a few nights of lost sleep can translate to serious injury:

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In Homestead and across South Florida, fall injuries lead to fractures, cuts, head injuries, fatalities, bruises, and other injuries each year. Whether in the home or in the workplace, ladder safety is essential. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that there were more than 630,000 injuries involving ladders across the country in 2015 alone, and in many cases these injuries can be prevented with a few simple tips:

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2019 is hopefully full of new adventures and prosperity for you and your loved ones. No matter what you have planned for the next twelve months, hopefully your new year will be filled with health. Fortunately, many injuries in Homestead and other communities can be prevented with a few proactive tips and ideas.

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These simple tips can help you get your New Year off to a good start:

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Safety is one of the most important gifts you can give–and it is something you can gift. If you still have a few names on your holiday gift list and you’re wondering what to get loved ones in Homestead and Florida, here are some ideas to keep loved ones safer all year long:

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The entire legal team at Flaxman Law Group wish you and your loved ones a safe and wonderful holiday season. Our team also wants to pass along some of our best holiday safety tips to reduce your risk of injuries.

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During this time of year, busy schedules, decorations, and even consumer goods can all pose a risk. Fire hazards, choking hazards, and other dangers can affect your family, but you can also use this time to take steps to stay a little safer all year long. Here’s how:

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