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If you’re a tenant, knowing and understanding the landlord/tenant statutes in Florida is important to protecting your rights. Staying informed and empowered as a tenant can help you avoid conflicts with your landlord and can help you hold onto your rented home. It can protect you against illegal eviction.


Unfortunately, the Florida landlord/tenant dispute attorneys at Flaxman Law Group often speak to renters who are not made aware of their rights and obligations. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you.

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Children and minors spend a lot of time learning, and sometimes that learning includes minor injuries. Children may fall from their bikes or get scrapes and scratches from playing in the yard.

However, many early injuries are serious—and entirely preventable. According to the CDC, about 20 children and teens die, on average, each day due to unintended and largely preventable injuries. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death for children and teens in this country.


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As we look forward to the new year, many of us are making plans to help us live a better life over the next 12 months. The resolutions you make can also help you stay safer. Here are seven resolutions that can help you avoid personal injury:


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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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Halloween injuries don’t just happen on October 31. Many types of injuries can happen all month long. Luckily, there are ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:

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At this time of year, many parents are considering Halloween costumes and getting ready for Halloween season. While in the past parents were worried about tainted candy, today we realize that dangers at Halloween can come from many sources—including pedestrian accidents and even the costumes themselves.


Whether you’re create a home-made costume or buying one from a store, start with these safety tips:

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Toxic mold is a fungal growth that can grow in damp, warm environments. It can grow on any solid surface, including furniture, walls, floors, and inside walls, too. Unfortunately, South Florida has the right conditions for mold to flourish. It is warm most of the year and coastal areas, especially, tend to be humid. Major storms and flooding also affect the area, and these disasters can easily lead to mold.

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Toxic mold, specifically Stachybotrys Chartarum and toxigenic Aspergillus, can harm your health. They can cause:

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There are 4.5 million seniors in Florida, and for these residents falls can be a serious danger. While some healthy adults may be able to brush off a slip and fall or trip and fall with no serious injury, falls are one of the leading risks of death and serious injury for seniors.


Underlying health conditions can make the elderly susceptible to falls. They can also make seniors more at risk. Conditions such as osteoporosis, for example, can make bones more brittle, leading to more serious fractures.

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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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