The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it is also a common site of home injuries. Preparing and serving food can put you at risk of cuts, falls, and burns in your Hollywood home. In addition, the appliances we use everyday can pose a serious hazard. If they are manufactured negligently, they can overheat and cause fires or other damage.
Asbestos was used in industry, manufacturing, and in home construction for decades. Today, we know that asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer, but since the time between exposure and diagnosis can be decades, it can be difficult for injured patients to seek the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you have worked in manufacturing, industry, or have lived or worked on a property where you suspect you may have been exposed to asbestos, you will want to advise your doctor so you can be screened carefully for cancer affecting the lungs and the linings of your vital organs.
Religious institutions can and are sued when they act in negligent or criminal ways. The Episcopal Church, for example, has faced property claims while the Roman Catholic Church has settled claims related to sexual abuse cases. While they don’t make the news as often, personal injury and premises liability cases in Miami and across the country are filed against churches.
It is estimated there are 24.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world, and in January the world raises awareness of this problem. Since human trafficking makes an estimated $150 billion for traffickers and other businesses which benefit from the crime, it has been difficult to stop this serious problem.
What is Human Trafficking in Miami?
It’s not too late to pick up thoughtful gifts for loved ones for the holidays. Even better—you can buy gifts which can help your loved ones stay safe all year long. Consider these presents, which can reduce the risk of personal injury:
This time of year is about enjoying time with loved ones and appreciating what we have. Unfortunately, it is also a time when emergency responders and emergency room physicians are preparing for an influx of injuries.
At Flaxman Law Group, we want you to enjoy a safe and joyous Thanksgiving. We’ve put together this guide to help you reduce your risk of some of the most common injuries during Thanksgiving.
Your home is a place of refuge, but in a natural disaster or other unexpected event, it’s not uncommon to suffer serious injury at home. Burn injuries, falls, head injuries, and other injuries can easily happen after a serious disaster.
September is National Preparedness Month. This is a great time of year to make sure you’re ready for any emergency. Being prepared can help you stay safer, reduce your risk of injury, and ensure you’re ready for most events.
Being attacked is terrifying and violence can leave mental and physical injuries for months or years. While the criminal justice system is involved in finding perpetrators of crimes and the criminal court system has processes for removing violent offenders from society and placing them in jail, many Marathon and South Florida survivors of assault today have mixed experiences with the criminal justice system and many are turning to the civil courts and personal injury claims for relief.
Hot tubs can be found in Key West hotels, homes, spas, gyms, and other locations. For hydrotherapy or for relaxation, hot tubs are a treat for the senses with warm water, scent, and whirlpool jets. Quality, well-designed hot tubs which are properly maintained are a safe way to enjoy the water, but manufacturer defects and owner negligence can result in hot tub injuries.
Islamorada, Florida is known as the “village of Islands,” because it is located on five island. While this Monroe County community is usually very beautiful and also safe, injuries can and do occur to visitors and residents each year.