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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As we raise awareness about this violent crime and work to reduce the number of assaults that happen, it’s important to discuss the legal options available to survivors of assault.

Survivors of sexual assault have two main avenues legally:

  • Criminal charges
  • Civil claims

When reporting the crime to police, survivors may decide to press charges. The police may pursue criminal charges against the perpetrator, who may need to face a trial and even jail time.

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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s a great time to raise awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be a life-altering or fatal injury to sustain. Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to blunt force trauma to the brain. When this happens, the brain shakes around inside the skull, which can cause bruising and bleeding to occur. In some cases, the brain swells due to the injury and because of the skull there is no place for the brain to go, causing pressure which can cause further damage to the brain tissue.

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Brain injuries can also occur if a person’s brain is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, as can occur with some birth injuries or with near-drownings. Injury can also occur if the skull is pierced and the tissue inside is directly impacted.

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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.

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What is Human Trafficking in Miami?

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End-of-year sales are here, and that can mean crowds in stores and a greater risk of hazards. Crowded shopping areas can mean a greater risk of slip and fall and trip and fall injuries if stores are not diligent in clearing store areas. It can also mean a greater risk of parking lot accidents in Hollywood as well as assaults, thefts, and crowd-related injuries.

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In California and Chicago, there have recently been a number of smash and grab thefts, involving large, organized group of thieves targeting malls, luxury stores, and shopping centers. Florida and Miami also have seen such crimes in the past and there is often an increase in risk around this time of year.

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Short-term rentals allow residents of Miami, Hollywood, and other South Florida communities to rent out part or all of their property. Visitors to South Florida can stay in a condo, vacation home, room in a house, or even on a boat, booking through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.

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When things go wrong with a short-term rental, however, determining liability can be difficult and securing fair compensation can be challenging. Many short-term rental guests and hosts turn to Miami premises liability claims attorneys to sort out their situations.

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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.

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Assault is a serious crime in Hollywood and Florida and can lead to both criminal and civil charges. Assault has traditionally involved hitting, punching, physical violence, or threats of violence. However, with the current pandemic a new form of assault is being seen.

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This form of assault includes people who deliberately cough at, spit on, or otherwise expose others to the COVID-19 virus, in some cases suggesting that they have novel coronavirus. A person may walk up to a front-line worker, health-care professional, or a stranger and cough, sneeze, or spit on them and then allege to have the virus.

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Those who take care of the elderly in homes or Hollywood and South Florida nursing homes can face a number of risks and injuries. At-home caregivers need support and need to be aware of the risks of their job. Those risks include:

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At this time of year, many people are focusing on romance and dating. There lots of ways to meet new people to date, and one of the most common ones involves online dating and blind dates. If you’re meeting someone new for the first time, there are several dating tips you will want to follow to ensure you have a fun and safe time:

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