Personal Injury

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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Five Ways Bicyclists Can Safely Share Florida Roads

Bicycling down the street on a balmy spring day is fun. It’s energy efficient, and it’s good exercise. Your bicycle may even be your primary means of transportation. But unless you follow the rules for safe bicycling, a simple ride through the neighborhood can become dangerous. Motorists don’t always like to share the road with cyclists, and they may not know how to do it safely. Many drivers don’t understand that bicycles have as much right to use the road [...]

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New Florida Law Aims to Deter Hit-and-Run Drivers

For far too long, Florida criminal law featured a gap that allowed intoxicated drivers to get away with lesser penalties if they fled the scene after killing a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcyclist in an auto accident. If the driver stayed on the scene, the driver could be convicted of DUI manslaughter and face a minimum of four years in prison. However, if the driver fled the scene and stayed hidden long enough, law enforcement officers would be unable to determine the [...]

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Disabled Veterans Can Have SSD Claims Expedited

If you are a veteran who has become disabled due to an injury suffered while on active duty since October 2001, you can have your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits expedited. Your injury does not have to be a combat wound. Veterans must inform Social Security that they have a 100 percent Permanent and Total disability compensation rating and provide a copy of their VA Notification Letter as proof of their disability rating. The benefits available through Social Security are different [...]

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How Long Did Takata Know About Airbag Defect?

One of the more troubling aspects of the Takata airbag recall is that the Japanese manufacturer apparently knew for years that it was selling a potentially defective automotive part. In a detailed report, the New York Times explains that Honda, one of the first car makers to use the airbags in question, reported an explosion to Takata in 2004 and again in February and June of 2007. In 2004, Takata reported back to Honda that it was unable to find a cause, the Times [...]

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Head Injuries Can Be Prevented at Construction Sites

The simple fact is that head and brain injuries can be prevented at construction sites and do not have to be the most frequent result of construction accidents. However, unless construction-site superintendents, foremen and other managers – as well as construction workers themselves – take responsibility for safety, traumatic brain injury (TBI) will continue to plague the industry. A recent study that is purported to be the first national profile of fatal TBIs occurring in the U.S. workplace determined that the construction industry had [...]

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Get Home Safely on New Year’s Eve

Everyone in Orlando and across Florida wants to ring in the New Year with style. However, for far too many New Year’s partygoers, the celebration involves drinking too much and potentially causing drunk driving accidents. Whether you are going to Church Street, Wall Street Plaza, a Disney celebration or any other Orlando New Year’s Eve celebration, the law firm of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., wishes you a New Year’s that is happy and safe – and we remind you that being careful [...]

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Do You Suffer from an ‘Invisible’ Disability?

The primary challenge to obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is proving to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you suffer from a qualifying disability. This can be difficult when one suffers from a mental health condition or physical illness that is not readily apparent to others. Millions of Americans suffer from these “invisible” disabilities, according to a recent report by National Public Radio. “Their conditions may range from lupus to bipolar disorder or diabetes. The severity of each person’s condition varies, and [...]

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Tracy Morgan Brings Attention to Emotional Trauma of Crashes

Some people scoff at the idea that victims of car accidents deserve to be compensated for the emotional trauma they have experienced. However, they may change their minds after watching a recent, compelling interview of comedian Tracy Morgan – a year after he was involved in a tragic crash. “The pain is always going to be there for Jimmy Mac,” the comedian recently told the Today show. “Bones heal, but the loss of my friend will never heal.” Morgan, star of “30 Rock” and [...]

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Should Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Be Legal?

Numerous motorcycle safety guides urge riders to avoid “lane-splitting” in order to avoid a serious motorcycle accident. However, lane-splitting has also come to be seen by many as a safe way for motorcyclists to navigate traffic. In fact, one state, California, is on the verge of making lane-splitting legal. Could the same happen here in Florida? What Is Lane-Splitting? Lane-splitting is the practice of traveling between lanes of stopped or slow-moving cars on multiple-lane roads. As the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) explains, California has actually permitted [...]

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