Articles Posted in Personal Injury

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Prolonged sun exposure and sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer prevention is important and it begins with limited exposure to the sun. Even one serious sunburn before adulthood and can be enough to increase your likelihood of getting this disease, so carefully monitoring UV exposure is important.

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May is skin cancer awareness month, so this is a good month to review safety precautions when it comes to the sun. This is especially important in Hollywood, Miami, and all of southern Florida, where the sun’s rays are especially intense and where more residents and visitors spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Spring break for colleges is a time for students to relax and recuperate from studying. Many travel companies have special sales for students and many travelers take advantage of these deals to travel during the weeks of break.

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South Florida is a very popular destination for travelers during spring break because of its beaches and warm, sunny weather. Travelers who come from wintry climates, especially, tend to head here for a holiday during the early spring. While spring break celebrators bring money into the local Hollywood economy, the greater number of people and drivers can pose a few challenges.

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If you have suffered a fire in your home, an injury on your property or have been injured in a car accident, you may need to deal with your insurance carrier. This can be daunting for most people, especially those who don’t have a background in insurance law, which is quite complex.

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When you are paying for insurance or trying to sign up with a new insurance company, an insurance agent may be very helpful. However, once you need to make a claim, the process may change. Keep in mind that insurance companies make money by taking your premiums every month and by paying out to the least amount possible. The larger the profit margins, the happier their shareholders are and ultimately insurance companies are beholden to their shareholders. Continue reading →

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With the current conversation our society is having about sexual assault and sexual harassment, many people are becoming more aware of the dangers and the repercussions of sexual misconduct and crimes. If you are the survivor of a sexual assault, you have the right to seek support from all sources, including the justice system.

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Your Options After a Sexual Assault

If you have been the survivor of sexual assault, you do have options. One option is you can go to the police to report the incident. This way, authorities can launch a criminal investigation and may charge the perpetrator. If the offender is caught or charged, he or she can be brought to trial, where they may be found guilty and sentenced.

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At this time of year, many Hollywood and South Florida residents head to the gym in order to work out and get fit. If one of your resolutions is getting healthy, you may be exercising more often. Unfortunately, a more rigorous exercise schedule, especially if you’re not ready for it, can mean sports injuries or gym injuries.

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To prevent injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures and overuse injuries, make sure to use these tips:

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At this time of year, many of us are thinking of creating a better and healthier life with goals, resolutions and aims for the upcoming 12 months. Since your health and safety are essential to you achieving all the success you want in 2018, this is also great time to walk through your home and make sure you have set up the safest living space possible.

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Here’s how to make your home the safest it’s ever been, starting in 2018:

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Cyber Monday is a big online shopping event which allows you to save money on electronics, housewares, appliances and other purchases. Shoppers in Hollywood and across South Florida will be looking at online sites and making big purchases on Cyber Monday.

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Unfortunately, this big shopping experience can also extract fraudsters. To avoid becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud, be sure to follow these tips:

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Despite many efforts, sexual assault and sexual violence remains a serious problem in Florida, with about one in six women in Florida having been raped in their lifetime and 20.4% of Florida men suffering a form of sexual abuse other than rape.

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If you are the survivor of sexual violence in Hollywood or in Florida, there are many places you can turn:

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Now that summer is here, it’s time to review some of the rules of summer safety. While summer is a great time of year to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate summer holidays, and even enjoy a vacation or time away from work and school, it also brings its unique dangers.

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Be sure to follow these tips to enjoy a safe and wonderful summer:

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Southern Florida is famous for its beaches, and each year millions of people visit the shoreline and leave with nothing more than great memories. Nevertheless, beach related and water related injuries can and do occur. Beach injuries can ruin a beautiful summer afternoon and can leave you with months or years of pain, lost income, and doctor’s bills.

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Strong currents, strong sun, marine life, lightning, contaminated water, and other hazards exist on almost every beach. Taking a few precautions can help prevent injuries and can ensure your vacation is a great one:

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