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December 29, 2015

Slip and fall is the #2 source of death and injury in the U.S, only behind auto accidents.

According to the National Safety Council, the related costs from slip and fall accidents, including medical care, lawsuits, settlements, lost productivity and wages, exceeds $100 Billion annually! The state of Florida used to enjoyed the reputation as the best state to try slip and fall cases, due to one of the lowest requirements for burden. […]

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December 18, 2015

South Florida can be a dangerous place to drive

Accidents happen and there’s no other way to say it, South Florida drivers can be terrible. Someone once said, Florida will give anyone a license and that’s why they’re so many bad drivers. Add in the fact, we have an older population, tourist who don’t know where they’re going and foreign drivers. Florida leads the […]

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July 2, 2015

No One Has a Level Head Right After an Accident. Know What To Do Ahead of Time.

Personal injury can be any number of injuries sustained at the negligence of others. It can be an injury to body, mind or emotion. The damage and injury can be inflicted either intentionally or accidentally, but it all hinges on the fact that someone else is responsible for the injury. Many personal accident injury claims […]

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July 2, 2015

Top Three Ways to Reduce Teenage Car Accident Statistics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were nearly 10.8 million car accidents in 2009. As a result of those accidents, almost 36,000 people lost their lives. As a matter of fact, according to the Associated Press, car accident statistics point to auto crashes as being a leading cause of teen death in the country. […]

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July 2, 2015

Motorcycles. Start Seeing the Statistics.

Our cars are getting safer. Crash tests, air bags, crumple zones, side impact ratings, and a host of other safety features and tests are helping to protect automobile drivers in the event of a crash. And it seems to be working. Car accident statistics by state show that fewer people involved in automobile crashes are […]

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July 2, 2015

Top Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Anyone who works on a construction site is aware that there is the possibility of being greatly injured. With unstable floors, heavy equipment and tools being used on a constant basis, a construction site is certainly a place where extreme caution should be exercised. Despite being cautious, construction site accidents do still occur. If you […]

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July 2, 2015

Benefits of a Boat Accident Lawyer

If you are a boater, it is likely something you are very passionate about. There is something so peaceful about having the wind blow through your hair as you sail about the open seas and take in the crisp salt water. While boating can be completely enjoyable and relaxing, being involved in an accident on […]

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July 2, 2015

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been involved in a car accident? Maybe you suffered a slip and fall at work? Perhaps you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. If any of these apply to you, you may be wondering whether or not you should hire a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can certainly be a […]

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July 2, 2015

Levaquin, Cipro And Other Similar Antibiotics Linked to Retinal Detachment

A common class of antibiotics was linked to a higher risk of so-called retinal detachment — when the light-sensitive tissue in the eye separates from gel that fills the eyeball, in a new Canadian study. According to a 2012 Canadian Study, a popular class of antibiotics, including Levaquin and Cipro, were linked to a higher […]

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July 2, 2015

Important Information if You Are Involved in a Car Accident

Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, there is always a risk that you could get into a car accident. An accident can be caused by your own misjudgment, another person’s negligence or it could even be caused by inclement weather or an animal crossing the street. The point is that a […]

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July 2, 2015

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Car Accident

Car accidents are scary. They can happen to anyone, at any time. Even if you are the most cautious driver and you obey all of the traffic laws, you still run the risk of getting into a car accident. In fact, every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you are at risk […]

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July 2, 2015

How a Car Accident Attorney can Help You

Whether it is a fender bender or a more serious crash, a car accident is never fun to deal with. The results can range from mild to moderate to severe. If you have been involved in a crash that has left you unable to work, seriously injured or permanently impaired, you may want to consider […]

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July 2, 2015

When to Hire a Slip and Fall Attorney

If you’ve recently suffered a slip and fall while on the job or in a public setting (a store, a restaurant, etc,) you may be wondering whether or not you should hire a slip and fall attorney. A slip and fall is certainly something that can cause injury, and if you have experienced an injury […]

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July 2, 2015

5 Reasons to Hire a Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

5 Reasons to Hire a Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer You live in or recently visited the Palm Beach area of Florida and you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. You have been left injured, disabled, have been unable to work and have been left with expensive medical and repair bills. The injury was […]

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July 2, 2015

Do You Need a Florida Car Accident Attorney?

A car accident can be a devastating experience. Such accidents can result in property damage, minor personal injury, long-term or permanent personal injury – or worse. If you have been involved in a car accident in the state of Florida, you may be wondering whether or not you should seek the counsel of a Florida […]

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July 2, 2015

How to Find a Reputable Florida Personal Injury Attorney

When it comes to a personal injury, you want to make sure that you take the best care of yourself as you possibly can. Naturally, this includes medical care; however, if the personal injury you have suffered was the fault of someone else, this should also include a personal injury attorney. If you live in […]

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July 2, 2015

Foot and Ankle Injuries from Accidents Involve Special Issues

The foot is a weight-bearing body part, so any type of fracture or soft tissue damage to the foot, can be extremely painful and cause long-term consequences for the person who suffered the injury. There are numerous bones in the foot and a fracture to any one of these bones can cause long-term complications and […]

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July 2, 2015

Should I Hire a Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Each year, thousands of people are involved in a motorcycle accident. These accidents can have serious complications and can result in property damage and worse – extreme physical damage to the driver of the motorcycle. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in the Palm Beach area of Florida, you should certainly make […]

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July 2, 2015

Florida Insurance Companies Are Ignoring Court Injunction

According to an article in the May 19, 2013 edition of the Palm Beach Post, major Florida auto insurers are denying benefits based on a contested state law disregarding an injunction entered by a judge According to documents obtained by the Post, certain insurers are limiting non-emergency benefits to $2,500, excluding massage therapy and other […]

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July 2, 2015

The Benefit of a Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in an accident in the Palm Beach area, you may be wondering whether or not you are eligible for compensation. A personal injury, no matter what the extent, can be quite debilitating. It can impact your health and wellness, as well as your ability to work. It can also be […]

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July 2, 2015

What Do I Do If I Am Sued by a Junk Debt Company?

If you’re reading this, chances are that you have been sued by a company that you’ve never heard of, regarding an alleged credit card debt that you have no recollection of. These lawsuits are commonly filed by companies known as “junk debt” buyers. Examples include Midland Funding, Asset Acceptance, Portfolio Recovery, CACH, Mainstreet Acquisitions, and […]

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July 2, 2015

Tips for Finding a Reputable Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The most common type of motor vehicle accident is motorcycle-related – and these accidents are, more often than not, the fault of negligence of other drivers. A motorcycle accident can cause some pretty serious injuries and can have some very serious repercussions. If you have been involved in such an accident in the state of […]

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July 2, 2015

Suffered a Personal Injury?

If you have recently suffered an injury on behalf of someone else’s negligence in the West Palm Beach area of Florida, then there is a very good chance that you will be in need of a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach. Why should you hire such a lawyer? Because doing so will help […]

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July 2, 2015

FDA To Investigate the Safety of Added Caffeine in Food and Drink Products

The FDA’s has decided to review the safety of added caffeine in food products and its effects on children and adolescents. This decision is in response to a caffeinated gum product introduced this week by Wrigley. The product, called Alert Energy Gum, promises “The right energy, right now.” The FDA is already investigating the safety […]

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July 2, 2015

How to Choose the Right Lawyer for an Accident Case

When you’ve been injured in a car accident or suffered an injury in any other type of accident, it is very important to chose the right lawyer to represent you. The decision to choose the right personal injury attorney to represent you should not be based on TV ads, radio ads or billboards. You need […]

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July 2, 2015

Changes in Florida No Fault Insurance Law Affects Right to Treatment

Prior to January 1, 2013, Florida’s No-Fault Law stated if a person was injured in an auto accident, they were entitled to receive up to $10,000 in medical treatment through the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage on their auto insurance policy. Last year, the Florida Legislature passed substantial changes to Florida’s No-Fault Law, that went […]

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July 2, 2015

Truck Accident? Seek the Help of a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Being in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience, no matter what type of vehicle you are in. You can suffer injuries to your vehicle, and worse yet, to yourself. If you have been involved in an accident in the state of Florida and that accident occurred in a truck, then you are […]

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July 2, 2015

Manufacturer of “Goodnighties” Sleepwear Told to Cease Deceptive Claims

The National Advertising Division has recommended that Goodnighties, Inc., discontinue certain advertising claims, including claims that the ionized fibers in the company’s sleepwear neutralize stress and that the company’s sleepwear “increases oxygen flow in blood cells to help rest, recover and restore tired achy muscles.” (NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system […]

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July 2, 2015

Florida Alimony Reform Passes

The Florida Legislature made history on April 18 with the passage of sweeping changes to the state’s outdated alimony reform laws. The Florida House voted 85-31 in favor of HB 231, which eliminates permanent alimony, replacing it with bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative, or durational alimony to consistently ensure swift resolution for families. Earlier this month, companion bill […]

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July 2, 2015

Hiring a West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer

If you live in the West Palm Beach area of Florida and have been the victim of a car accident, you may be considering seeking the help of a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer. If you have suffered any personal injuries, or even if the results of the accident were only to your car, […]

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July 2, 2015

What a Florida Injury Attorney can Do for You

If you live in the state of Florida and have suffered from an injury that was no fault of your own, than you may be wondering whether or not a Florida injury attorney is a wise option for you. In short, if you are wondering whether or not you should seek the help of a […]

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July 2, 2015

Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyer West Palm Beach

Perhaps you have recently been involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident, or maybe you have suffered an injury while on the job. If you have suffered an injury on behalf of someone else, and you live in the West Palm Beach area, you may be considering seeking the services of a personal injury lawyer […]

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July 2, 2015

Motorcycle Accident Attorney

According to Ride Smart Florida, there are between 7,000 and 8,000 motorcycle accidents each year. Of these accidents, a large percentage of them result in injuries. If you have been involved in this type of accident, you should consider seeking the help of a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer. Why should you seek the help of […]

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July 2, 2015

Judge grants injunction against Florida’s new PIP insurance law

A Leon County judge has issued a partial injunction against the state’s PIP auto insurance law, putting at least a temporary stop to the controversial changes, pushed by Governor Rick Scott’s office. Circuit Judge Terry P. Lewis granted an injunction on parts of the law that require a finding of an emergency medical condition as […]

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July 2, 2015

Outstanding Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

If you are living in the Palm Beach area of Florida and you have suffered pain and suffering – or worse – through the fault of someone else, then you need to contact a Palm Beach personal injury attorney today. For those who have suffered any kind of accident or damage at the hands of […]

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July 2, 2015

Glitch in Sunpass System Results in Overcharges

Some drivers have allegedly been charged more than twice what they should have paid, because their vehicles were mistaken for bigger rigs, by the Sunpass system. Drivers should monitor their accounts to see if they have been overcharged, The firm of Smith & Vanture has been contacted by a number of Sunpass users, who noticed […]

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July 2, 2015

Fighting for You!

At Smith and Vanture, we are dedicated to one thing and to one thing only: fighting your case so that you can be awarded the compensation that you deserve. When you choose Smith and Vanture, you will receive an exceptional West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. Your personal injury lawyer will be kind, caring and […]

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July 2, 2015

West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are living in or around West Palm Beach, Florida, and you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have, indeed, suffered from an injury on behalf of someone else, contact the Smith and Vanture, the best West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. At […]

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July 2, 2015

Reasons You May Need a Florida Car Accident Lawyer

Sadly, there is an alarming rate of car accidents each year, particularly in the state of Florida, a place that vacationers frequent. The impact of these accidents can range from light, such as dents and scratches, to moderate, including broken windows or bones, to severe, where temporary or permanent disability can be a result – […]

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July 2, 2015

West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

While working on the job several months ago, I slipped on a puddle of water. The leak was caused by a faulty sink pipe, which my boss knew was an issue, but never called a plumber to fix. Anyway, when I slipped, I ended up catching myself with my right arm and breaking it in […]

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