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If you’re getting your home ready for the holidays with decorations, lights, and other items, you’ll want to do so safely. Here’s how to bring cheer into your home while reducing your risk of injuries, including fractures, lacerations, and other injuries.

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Thanksgiving is a time for celebration and, for many people, a time to spend time with others. While food and fun are part of the equation, we want to make sure everyone stays safe this year. Here are simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury this holiday:

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A serious personal injury can impact your finances for years to come. In fact, unexpected medical emergencies are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in this country. It’s no wonder. A serious, permanent spinal cord injury or brain injury can cost millions of dollars. A fracture can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs and lost wages. For most Florida residents, this is enough to cause severe financial distress.

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If you’ve been injured, though, there are things you can do to help you protect your finances.

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Whether you’ve been injured in a sports injury, workplace accident, bicycle accident, or any other incident in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, one of the first things you will want to do is to start documenting your injuries and costs. This is because if there is a third party who may have been responsible for your injuries, you may have a claim under Florida law. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Doing so can help you pay for the many costs you may be facing.

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So how do you document? Start right away. If you can, take photos of the scene where the injury happened as soon as it happens. Even photos with your phone are fine. Take photos of the surrounding area, too. For example, if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident or bicycle accident, take photos of the road conditions and any surrounding area.

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Your roof is essential to your home’s structural integrity. It keeps out pests and rain, and helps protect your entire house from water damage and the weather. If there’s a problem with the roof, you might not notice right away, and this can cause extensive property damage to your home.

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In some cases, weather damage can blow a roof or shingles off the roof or cause structural damage to the roof itself. Some willful or neglectful actions on the part of neighbors or workers in your neighborhood can cause damage, too. If your neighbor is having their property fixed and a crane from the work crew crashes into your roof, for example, you may need extensive repairs.

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One of the leading causes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the general population involves serious accidents and injuries. A head injury, swimming pool accident, car accident, and other incidents affect not only the body, but also the mind’s ability to recover.

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PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that will affect approximately one in 11 Americans during their lifetimes. It can take time to diagnose correctly, but getting treatment can help survivors of a serious injury reclaim their lives.

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The immediate impact of a serious car accident, workplace injury, or other injury is often pain. For many injury survivors, health is rightfully their first priority.

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However, the team at Flaxman Law Group has often seen that finances are a close second when it comes to priority. After all, unexpected medical expenses are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury, protecting your financial future is important to your health and to rebuilding your life.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Florida is no stranger to extreme weather, including hurricanes, floods, and severe storms. While news services keep residents of Hollywood, Homestead, and other communities aware of when bad weather is coming, we don’t just need to worry about safety during a storm. The hours and days after a natural disaster can be just as dangerous and can lead to personal injury.

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This month, the American Chronic Pain Association (A.C.P.A.), the American Cancer Society, and other organizations are working together to make people aware of chronic pain and the way it affects lives. About 50 million Americans live with chronic pain, which can affect their income, medical bills, and everyday life.

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Carbon monoxide (also known as CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause serious illness and even death. In fact, about 430 Americans die and another 50,000 visit ERs due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year.

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Both people and pets can be harmed or killed by CO, which can build up to dangerous levels in closed homes or garages. Exposure can come from idling cars, furnaces, and appliances such as heaters.

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