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It can be challenging to know when to hire a Hollywood personal injury attorney or a lawyer in your community.  However, knowing when to call on an attorney is crucial, since legal advice and representation at the right time can protect your interests and can ensure you get fair compensation.

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If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence or recklessness, your rights to compensation become important. The financial impact of a serious injury or damage can be substantial. Whether you have been in a car collision, workplace accident or have been affected by a mugging or other crime, you may have to lose time at work and you may have significant medical bills to pay. In addition, you may face months or even years of healing. Getting fair compensation allows you to pay for medication, property damage, surgery, medical treatment, counseling, and all the other support you need to make the best recovery possible.

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At a time when cell phones are everywhere and social media brings us the details of strangers’ lives in real time, we’re more concerned about privacy than ever before. And for good reason: in the wrong hands, sensitive information can be used for fraud, identity theft, and blackmail.

Florida residents may need to be especially concerned. Florida, especially South Florida, was top in the nation for the number of identity theft and fraud-related complaints in 2014. That year, there were 1,007 complaints of fraud per 100,000 Floridians. About 37,000 Florida residents reported being victims of identity theft that year. In fact, identity theft is such a problem in Florida that the Hollywood police department has launched an economic crimes unit to deal with identity theft and other related crimes.

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Beauty salons, nail salons, and day spas in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, and other South Florida cities are plentiful and these businesses are designed to help customers feel beautiful and pampered. As part of a highly competitive business, these companies often offer a range of services, and over the years some of these services have become increasingly sophisticated. Some offer treatments, such as microdermabrasion, once reserved for doctors.

Tens of millions of women in South Florida visit salons and day spas each day and most leave with a new look. Unfortunately, each year some customers of these establishments are seriously injured. If you have been injured at a day spa or through any beauty treatment service, get legal advice about your situation. You may have a personal injury claim in Hollywood or your South Florida community.

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If you decide to file a personal injury claim in Hollywood or southern Florida after a car accident, medical malpractice situation, workplace injury, or any type of incident, your attorney may decide to pursue economic damages and non-economic damages on your behalf. In a lawsuit, economic damages cover the costs you have to face that come with a clear price tag. Economic damages cover things such as:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Transportation costs
  • Property damage expenses
  • Repair bills related to your accident

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According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), about 400 people die in wrong-way accidents each year. While this is a relatively small percentage of the over 30,000 car accident fatalities that happen across the country each year, wrong-way accidents are notable for two reasons: they are almost always entirely preventable and they have a much higher-than-average rate of fatalities.

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Across all collisions, the rate of fatalities is under one percent. For wrong-way collisions, that jumps to 22%. Being in a wrong-way accident in Hollywood or your community is more likely to lead to fatal or serious injury, in part because speeding is often a factor in these crashes. In many cases, these are drunk driving accidents and can be prevented.

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Cases of Salmonella, Listeria, botulism, norovirus, E. coli, and other foodborne illness outbreaks occur in Hollywood, Miami, and across Florida each year. You may be trying to make all the right decisions about the healthful foods you eat, but poorly stored, prepared, or served foods can injure you.

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In some cases, foodborne illnesses results only in mild digestive upset and maybe a few hours of discomfort. In other cases, however, the illness can be life-changing. Botulism, for example, can easily become deadly or can lead to extensive paralysis, leaving the victim in an assisted-living facility.

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Business owners owe a duty of care to their customers, employees, clients, and visitors to their business. If you’re starting up a new business in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you are vulnerable to premises liability claims and other legal claims if you don’t take care to keep visitors to your business safe.

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Even if you have an online business, you could be held liable and may be sued if your servers or files are hacked, if another business accuses you of trademark infringement or other illegal actions, or if you’re accused of breach of contract. Whether you have a bricks-and-mortar company or an online enterprise, you need to take steps to keep yourself safe from legal claims while also protecting your customers and clients from harm.

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Refugee and immigration issues can tear families apart. Whether a member of your family is seeking asylum and needs to escape a life-threatening situation in their home country, or whether you need help resolving an immigration issue that would allow you to remain in your current home, you will need legal assistance.

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There are several issues that can potentially affect immigration issues:

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The asylum and refugee process in the United States is meant to protect those who have faced or may face torture and prosecution back home. Often, refugees and Asylees are able to rebuild their lives in the United States and are able to escape the prosecution they may face due to political unrest or due to their race, ethnicity, religion, politics, or community.

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Asylum Challenges

Even though the system is designed to assist those who are most vulnerable around the world, each year legitimate claimants are denied asylum or refugee status and are forced to return home, often to very dangerous situations. The reality is that asylum seekers need legal support during the application process for a few reasons:

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According to news reports, there are about 4 million Syrian refugees around the world. Since 2012, the United States has accepted 1,854 refugees and the federal government has announced plans to admit another 10,000 refugees from the war-torn area this year. In 2014, the United States admitted 70,000 refugees from all around the world, but attacks in Paris and the threat of attacks have many Americans discussing Syrian refugees and the asylum process in general.

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The Facts About Asylum

There is a great deal of misinformation about the asylum and refugee process in the United States, which is why we at Flaxman Law Group would like to shed a little light on the process. It’s important to keep in mind that the asylum and refugee process is designed to help people in other parts of the world who may be affected by political unrest and violence.

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