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If You’re Injured in the Workplace, A Bill in Legislature Could Harm You

When workers are injured on the job, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance typically covers the medical bills and expenses. But a bill in the Florida legislature would reduce the fines on businesses penalized for not carrying sufficient workers’ compensation insurance. House Bill 271 bill is designed to loosen the penalties and fines imposed on employers that fail to get proper workers’ compensation insurance and to allow businesses that receive a stop-work order to resume operation more quickly. The legislation, if [...]

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Use of Google Glass While Driving In Question

Google Glass, the new wearable computing device, has been making news. Many people are looking forward to obtaining the head-mounted technology for making calls, searching the Web and more. However, safety advocates and some lawmakers are concerned about the device’s potential to cause auto accidents by distracting drivers who wear it behind the wheel. What is Google Glass? Google Glass is a new development in hands-free technology. It features glasses that hold a small display screen over the right eye. Users can take [...]

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A Father’s Lessons from a Lifetime in the Law

My father, George Eidson, Jr., had a passion for the law and for life.  The lessons he imparted about how to conduct oneself as a lawyer and obtain justice for clients are lifetime lessons that we carry forward with us. To anyone who worked with “Big G,” as he was affectionately known, or heard him deliver a closing argument, he was a captivating personality. He had a keen legal mind and a gift for turning a set of complicated legal facts [...]

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Legalization of Marijuana May Increase Traffic Fatalities

As more states are consider legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use, we cannot ignore the issue of drugged driving.  The legalization of cannabis may come at a great cost to highway safety. Fatal car crashes involving drivers who have used marijuana have tripled in recent years in the United States. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that drivers who used marijuana are more than twice as likely as other drivers to be involved in a car accident.  [...]

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Despite Obvious Danger, Many Drivers Still on Their Phones

At any given moment, thousands of Americans are distracted behind the wheel because of their phones. Whether these drivers are looking up information, texting, talking, or fiddling with a music app, their behavior endangers others on the road around them. We have embraced technology as part of our daily lives, but technology undermines highway safety when it distracts drivers. According to the National Safety Council, about 25 percent of all car accidents involve drivers who are texting or talking on their phones. And [...]

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Testosterone Therapy Linked To Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Manufacturers of FDA-approved testosterone replacement products promise that they can help restore sexual desire and help eliminate excess body fat, fatigue and depression.  It’s no wonder testosterone prescriptions have tripled since 2001. But recent studies question the safety of the products and point to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke for men taking testosterone – particularly if they are over 65 or already have a heart condition.  Many doctors are writing testosterone prescriptions without checking to see if [...]

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Selfies: A Hot Trend Has Become The Latest Distracted Driving Hazard

Now that Florida has outlawed texting and driving, there’s a new menace on the road – the selfie. Selfies, or pictures of yourself that you snap with a cell phone camera and post on social media, have become the hot new thing.  Some people are taking the trend too far and posting selfies while driving.  This turns a cute fad into a risky and potentially deadly activity. Thousands of people have uploaded photos of themselves behind the wheel to Instagram using [...]

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Stay Safe on St. Patrick’s Day

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Irish pubs across Orlando will be serving up gallons of green beer on March 17 as thousands of revelers take to the streets in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s one of the biggest parties across America, a day when everyone is considered Irish as they honor the patron saint of Ireland. [...]

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First-Time Offenders Cause Most Drunk Driving Deaths, Injuries

Many of us have an image of a typical drunk driver. A hard-core partier. An alcoholic. A person who has been arrested for drunk driving in the past but won’t change. But the drunk drivers who cause the most deaths and injuries aren’t repeat offenders. They’re people who have never been convicted of drunk driving before. This startling statistic accompanied Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s release of a report in February describing the status of drunk driving laws in all 50 states. Nationwide, two-thirds [...]

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Underage, Binge Drinking Creates Danger for Spring Breakers

As thousands of college students head to Florida to celebrate spring break, a tragic accident in Panama City reminds us that the annual festivities pose real dangers when students drink and get behind the wheel. In the Panama City accident, an 18-year-old is accused of driving drunk on the evening of March 9 and hitting a scoot car head-on. The scoot car’s 22-year-old driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed, and the 18-year-old is now facing manslaughter charges. Both [...]

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