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March 2016 Archives

Amusement park visitors at risk for injuries

Many people find it hard to resist the thrill and excitement of theme parks. However, each year thousands of people who go to amusement parks in Florida become injured. Commonly sustained injuries are cuts, bruises, scrapes and broken bones. In some cases, people have been reportedly killed from accidents on amusement rides.

Seniors at increased risk for slip-and-fall injuries

Many people in Miami-Dade experience minor injuries from slip-and-fall accidents. However, a previous blog post points out that older people are at a serious risk of suffering a fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 2.5 million elderly people suffer slip-and-fall injuries each year and are treated in emergency rooms. The risk of falling again increases two-fold after the first fall. It also states that hospitals admit more than 700,000 people for treatment of their injuries every year.

When a child is injured in an accident

When a child is injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, he or she has the same right to compensation as an adult. However, a child will not understand the complex choices that he or she faces. While a parent can negotiate with the insurance company on the child's behalf, the parent will need legal advice to make informed decisions.

Early death tied to nursing home abuse and neglect

Nursing homes and assisted living centers can be great places for elderly people to live in when they are no longer capable of living alone, able to care for themselves or become ill. However, nursing home and assisted living residents are at risk for abuse and neglect, which can result in an untimely death. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a duty to provide their patients with the highest level of care possible to help them to retain their physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

Night club security: Owners must maintain safe environment

Night clubs and bars are fun and exciting places where drinks are flowing, music is playing, and patrons are socializing and having a good time. However, owners of night clubs and bars in Miami-Dade are responsible for the safety of their guests so it is important that they make sure they have adequate security. Local Florida zoning ordinance requires night club and bar owners to employ security guards to keep their premises safe.

8 symptoms of a spinal cord injury

Most people who suffer a spinal cord injury suffer a degree of paralysis in the affected limbs. However, the symptoms can vary and may not present themselves immediately after an accident. This can lead to a delay is seeking treatment that could result in a more serious injury.

Steps you should take after a slip-and-fall accident

Slipping and falling in a public space can be a bit embarrassing. You might be tempted to brush off the accident and say you're okay just so you can get out of there. This is not uncommon, but you need to understand that minimizing your injuries or rushing away from the scene could ultimately prove to be costly decisions.

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