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Nursing homes and other care environments for seniors are expected to keep seniors safe. Part of that means preventing seniors from wandering away and causing injury to themselves.

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Seniors with certain conditions such as dementia are especially vulnerable to wandering away. They may become confused and may wander off nursing home grounds. They may not have the ability to cross a street safely and may wander into higher-traffic areas. Elderly nursing home residents need to be carefully supervised and steps need to be taken to prevent pedestrian accidents.

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Halloween night is a riskier time when it comes to pedestrian accidents in Hollywood and surrounding communities. There are more children on the roads and more pedestrians in the evening, when visibility is naturally lower. While kids are supposed to stay on the sidewalk and obey all traffic rules while trick-or-treating, the reality is that small children get excited and may run out in front of cars. While adults or older kids are supposed to be supervising younger kids, this doesn’t always happen.

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It is important for drivers of all ages to pay extra attention on October 31 to ensure unnecessary accidents don’t happen. There are a few ways you can ensure your Halloween traffic experience is safe:

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Fatal car accidents reached a nine-year peak in 2016, prompting new worries about car safety. There are many ways to reduce the risk of serious car accidents in Hollywood or your community, and one of them involves ensuring your tires are safe.

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Tires do a lot more than just keep the wheels on your car moving forward. They can also impact how quickly you can stop, how well your car maneuvers and how much you can control your vehicle. You don’t control how well manufacturers design your tires, but one simple thing you can control is tire pressure.

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Many nursing home residents who are still in good physical shape are allowed to leave the premises of their nursing home in order to take care basic activities such as shopping. Some nursing homes allow patients to walk in specific areas in order to enjoy some freedoms.

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Unfortunately, when due care is not taken, pedestrian accidents can occur. These can be devastating for nursing home residents and their families. An elderly person is more likely to suffer severe or life-threatening injuries in a car accident, simply because they may have pre-existing conditions and may be more fragile due to osteoporosis or other age-related conditions.

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When many people think of nursing home injuries, they think of cases of negligence or medical abuse or slip and fall accidents. While all of these tend to be more common types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Hollywood and South Florida, there is a type of nursing home injury that does not get enough attention: car accidents.

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Many families don’t consider this when placing loved ones in care, but car accidents are a risk nursing home patients face. Nursing homes may need to transport patients to doctor’s appointments or may be taking them to special events. In addition, nursing home properties can sometimes be the site of crashes if a car from a busy street veers out of control and crashes into the building. Some facilities allow residents to walk on the grounds or even leave the grounds to go to nearby stores. If careful attention to safety is not paid, patients may be in a pedestrian accident when they walk away from the property.

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Tires are what keep your car on the ground and moving forward and they are crucial when it comes to safety. Tire problems can make it hard to steer your car or can make you lose control of your vehicle.

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Unfortunately, defective and poorly maintained tires cause many accidents and tire blowouts in Hollywood and other cities across Southern Florida. There are a number of things you will want to do to ensure you reduce your risk of a tire-related crash:

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If you have been in a truck or car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, one of the things that will happen first is that you may be rushed to the hospital if you have been injured. In an ambulance, at the accident scene and in the emergency room, things can happen very quickly and medical mistakes as well as negligence can occur, which can cause severe injury.

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There are many reasons why misdiagnosis can happen after a traffic accident:

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Facial injuries are quite common in vehicle accidents in Hollywood and other communities. Whether you are thrown forward into the windshield or have debris thrown at your face, eye injuries are a devastating injury to sustain.

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Car and truck accidents can threaten your vision and can leave you visually impaired for life. They can also cause cosmetic damage or significant damage to the appearance of the eye. Common injuries include:

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Road rage incidents in Hollywood in Florida can lead to serious accidents. Often caused by drivers who lose their temper and drive aggressively, these incidents can escalate quickly and can even result in fatalities.

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Drivers in the grip of road rage are distracted and may make aggressive and unadvisable driving choices. They may speed, ignore traffic rules, and in some cases even use their car as a weapon. Almost every driver can lose their temper at some point, but there are a few ways to prevent upset from turning into a dangerous event:

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If you have college-aged children, they may be interested in a fall road trip before college classes begin. Whether your child is driving across Florida or across the country, it can be a scary prospect for parents. How can you help them avoid car accidents and truck crashes in Hollywood and wherever they travel? How can you keep them safe?

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As a parent, there are a few things you can do:

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