At Flaxman Law Group, we have the privilege of helping Florida residents who have been injured in car crashes, workplace accidents, and other situations. When speaking with our clients recently, we have noticed many are concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is not a practice area for us, we wanted to pass along some useful tips we have been instituting in our own law offices:
Whether you have suffered a back injury in a car accident, a workplace injury at the office, a slip and fall, or in any other way, a catastrophic injury can turn your life upside down. The situation can impact your relationships, your ability to work and complete everyday tasks, your mental health, your future prospects, and more.
What you do after an accident or injury can have a significant impact on how well you can cope with the situation. You may wish to take these steps to increase the chances of a positive outcome:
Suffering a serious injury at your Homestead job, in a car accident, or in any way can create significant hardship. Health care and living costs in South Florida can be high and if you are losing time at work because you are injured, you could find yourself worried about paying the bills. Unfortunately, this is a serious concern many plaintiffs in legal claims face.
A serious sports injury, head injury, or even a broken bone can cost thousands of dollars in co-pays, medication, and doctor’s appointments, even if you have coverage. If you cannot go to work or do as much as you heal, you could be concerned about paying for rent, car payments, and other costs. Your bills don’t stop, even if you are too injured to work. In addition to financial worries, you may also find you face additional challenges with your relationships, emotions, career, and other parts of your life.
This New Year, the entire team at Flaxman Law Group want to wish you a healthy, happy, prosperous, and safe 2020. As part of our efforts to ensure that residents of Homestead, Hollywood, Miami and other Florida communities get to live their healthiest and safest lives, we have put together our best tips for staying safe all year long:
E-scooter rentals have become very popular around Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida in general as a way to get around. Many companies, including Lyft, Bird, Lime, and Uber’s Jump now rent these small vehicles to tourists, who happily zip around the area.
Unfortunately, E-scooters are not without their dangers. They can easily topple over and when tourists use them incorrectly on sidewalks, roads, bike lanes, or in parks, injuries to pedestrians and other drivers can occur. When E-scooters are incorrectly returned and left on sidewalks, ramps, or even streets, they can also cause secondary accidents.
Of course, many of us know that drunk driving or speeding can lead to a serious car accident in Hollywood or our communities. But many of us engage in simple habits that increase our risk of injury.
If you have any of these habits, for instance, they may well increase your risk of an injury:
Alcohol is known to cause car accidents in Homestead and across the country, but many people do not realize how dangerous fatigue can be. Most of us brush off tiredness as a fact of life. After all, many of us lead busy lives and sometimes not getting enough sleep is just a problem.
However, many types of personal injury, including injuries caused by car accidents, are linked to fatigue. There are many ways a few nights of lost sleep can translate to serious injury:
At this time of year, many people have resolved to get fit, and this can mean gyms in Homestead and South Florida are quite full. In addition, many people are resolving to work out at home, with gym equipment, videos, or just by themselves.
For those who want to get fit, a sudden focus on exercise can backfire if it leads to a gym or sports injury in Homestead or another community. Unfortunately, crowded gyms in January, poorly designed exercise equipment, and too-intense workouts can increase the risk of sprains, falls, and other injuries. To reduce your risk of injury as you focus on fitness, follow these tips:
2019 is hopefully full of new adventures and prosperity for you and your loved ones. No matter what you have planned for the next twelve months, hopefully your new year will be filled with health. Fortunately, many injuries in Homestead and other communities can be prevented with a few proactive tips and ideas.
These simple tips can help you get your New Year off to a good start:
Safety is one of the most important gifts you can give–and it is something you can gift. If you still have a few names on your holiday gift list and you’re wondering what to get loved ones in Homestead and Florida, here are some ideas to keep loved ones safer all year long: