• New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions - Eventually

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave problems like chronic traumatic ...
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  • New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions - Eventually

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave problems like chronic traumatic ...
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  • New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions - Eventually

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 19-Dec-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave problems like chronic traumatic ...
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  • Common Questions About Premises Liability

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Dec-2016

    Premises liability deals with the legal relationship between property owners and visitors, guests, customers, etc. This might include the relationship between a store and customer, a landlord and tenant, or a hotel and a guest. Regardless of the plaintiff-defendant relationship, premises liability can be complicated. Below, you will find some common questions related to these cases. What is the ...
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  • Common Questions About Premises Liability

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 16-Dec-2016

    Premises liability deals with the legal relationship between property owners and visitors, guests, customers, etc. This might include the relationship between a store and customer, a landlord and tenant, or a hotel and a guest. Regardless of the plaintiff-defendant relationship, premises liability can be complicated. Below, you will find some common questions related to these cases. What is the ...
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  • Five Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Dec-2016

    Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on our roadways. Because there’s little to protect them from passenger or commercial vehicles, pedestrian accidents often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Because of these risks, it is important for motorists and pedestrians alike to do their part in being vigilant and safely sharing the road. Driver error, inattention, and ...
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  • Five Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Dec-2016

    Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable people on our roadways. Because there’s little to protect them from passenger or commercial vehicles, pedestrian accidents often result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries. Because of these risks, it is important for motorists and pedestrians alike to do their part in being vigilant and safely sharing the road. Driver error, inattention, and ...
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  • Technology Suspected for Spike in Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Until recently, the trend for deaths from traffic crashes was uniformly encouraging. For a period of about forty years ending in 2014, traffic deaths declined steadily. Unfortunately, that trend reversed itself in 2015, with deaths spiking at the greatest percentage rate in 50 years. The death rate has now returned to a level last seen in 2009. It would be nice to think that 2015 ...
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  • Technology Suspected for Spike in Traffic Deaths

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Until recently, the trend for deaths from traffic crashes was uniformly encouraging. For a period of about forty years ending in 2014, traffic deaths declined steadily. Unfortunately, that trend reversed itself in 2015, with deaths spiking at the greatest percentage rate in 50 years. The death rate has now returned to a level last seen in 2009. It would be nice to think that 2015 ...
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  • Expert Witnesses for the Defense: It's Not Just Physicians Anymore

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 14-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Usually, physical injuries are the focus of personal injury cases. However, accident victims sometimes suffer non-physical injuries after a trauma as well. For example, a person involved in a severe car accident may sustain a traumatic brain injury, develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or become severely depressed. Though the line can be hard to draw in many cases, these ...
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  • Why You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Auto Insurance

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 4-Nov-2016

    We would like to take a moment to tell you about a problem we encounter on a daily basis that could have a major impact on your life. The problem is the all too common occurrence of people being victimized by uninsured and under-insured drivers who use our roads. This problem is real and serious. It could spell disaster for those who aren’t prepared for an accident caused by a financially ...
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  • Why You Should Have Uninsured Motorist Auto Insurance

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 4-Nov-2016

    We would like to take a moment to tell you about a problem we encounter on a daily basis that could have a major impact on your life. The problem is the all too common occurrence of people being victimized by uninsured and under-insured drivers who use our roads. This problem is real and serious. It could spell disaster for those who aren’t prepared for an accident caused by a financially ...
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  • Driverless Cars Are Not the Future - Yet

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 1-Nov-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor Like all Florida lawyers, I’m required to take continuing legal education courses to stay current on developments in the law. So I found myself at a seminar recently hearing a speaker talk about how the future belongs to self-driving cars. The speaker was bullish on this new technology. He predicted that driverless cars will be all over the roads within five years. He also ...
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  • How to Avoid Common Halloween Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 24-Oct-2016

    Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and practice safety precautions to avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents. To help, we have listed a few ways ...
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  • How to Avoid Common Halloween Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 24-Oct-2016

    Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and practice safety precautions to avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents. To help, we have listed a few ways ...
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  • How to Avoid Common Halloween Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 24-Oct-2016

    Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and practice safety precautions to avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents. To help, we have listed a few ways ...
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  • How to Avoid Common Halloween Accidents

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 24-Oct-2016

    Halloween can bring out the most exciting activities. From carving pumpkins and costume parties to trick or treating and haunted houses, it can be one of the most exciting nights in fall. If you and your family choose to participate in the festivities, it is important that you consider and practice safety precautions to avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents. To help, we have listed a few ways ...
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  • Disability and Pain are Huge Obstacles for Working-Age Americans

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 18-Oct-2016

    We’ve represented many people who’ve suffered an injury that puts them out of work. In virtually all those cases, the defense hires a job market (“vocational”) expert. That expert typically concludes that our client is just whining and being lazy. For example, we once tried a case for a woman who lost a job she loved after a serious car accident and a major spine surgery. ...
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  • Are Sleepy Drivers as Dangerous as Drunk Drivers?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 11-Oct-2016

    Most people know that drunk drivers create an extreme danger for other road users. But, what many fail to notice is that sleepy drivers may be just as dangerous. In fact, accorded to a news article published by ABC Action News, “Studies show a driver running on six hours of sleep or less performs at the level of someone legally drunk.” According to the report, there has been over ...
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  • Are Sleepy Drivers as Dangerous as Drunk Drivers?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 11-Oct-2016

    Most people know that drunk drivers create an extreme danger for other road users. But, what many fail to notice is that sleepy drivers may be just as dangerous. In fact, accorded to a news article published by ABC Action News, “Studies show a driver running on six hours of sleep or less performs at the level of someone legally drunk.” According to the report, there has been over ...
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  • Don't Believe Hand-Wringing About Florida Workers' Comp Expenses

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 5-Oct-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor A few months ago, injured workers won two legal victories in Florida workers’ compensation cases before the Florida Supreme Court. Last week, the inevitable corporate push-back opinion appeared. Mark Wilson, the President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, wrote a column in the Tampa Bay Times condemning the court decisions and calling on lawmakers to ...
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  • Why is the Number of Roadway Fatalities Increasing?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Oct-2016

    According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the fatalities on United States roads increased in 2015, and now, the National Safety Council states more passengers, pedestrians, and drivers have suffered fatal injuries in just the first six months of 2016 than in previous years. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that nearly 19,100 individuals died on U.S. roadways between ...
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  • Why is the Number of Roadway Fatalities Increasing?

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 3-Oct-2016

    According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the fatalities on United States roads increased in 2015, and now, the National Safety Council states more passengers, pedestrians, and drivers have suffered fatal injuries in just the first six months of 2016 than in previous years. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that nearly 19,100 individuals died on U.S. roadways between ...
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  • If You Must Watch the Presidential Debates, Watch With Healthy Skepticism

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 23-Sep-2016

    By: Morgan Gaynor It’s debate time in the presidential election season. Beginning on September 26 th, the two major party candidates will hold three debates, with the third being about one month later on October 19 th. There is good reason to be cynical about these debates. Presidential debates were once put on by the League of Women Voters, but it walked away in frustration during the ...
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  • Designated On-Road Bicycle Lanes Are Not Danger-Free

    Posted By Roman & Gaynor || 12-Sep-2016

    An article published by The Age found that out of 200 bicyclists, one in five stated they were riding in on-road cycling lanes when they were injured in accidents involving passenger vehicles. A majority of the accidents occurred when a motorist turned into the path of an oncoming bicyclist or when a bicyclist turned left into a motorist’s path. Ben Beck from the School of Public Health and ...
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