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Catastrophic car accidents in Homestead unfortunately occur all too often. These accidents are called catastrophic because of the significant amounts of injury and devastation they can cause. You may have been in a catastrophic car accident if you have sustained a serious injury which will take months to heal or if you have sustained a permanent injury. In some cases, catastrophic car collisions also lead to fatalities.

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It is important to keep in mind that the rules for catastrophic car crashes are different than those for fender benders and front-end accidents that don’t result in serious injury. Unfortunately, catastrophic car crashes are more likely to affect your health and your financial situation for a long time to come. It becomes even more important to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney in Homestead to ensure your interests are protected.

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Head trauma after a car accident in Homestead or your community can be devastating. A head injury can affect your ability to take care of yourself, go to work and just about every other element in your life. Serious head trauma can cause significant symptoms, such as memory loss, cognitive difficulties, dizziness, loss of consciousness and other serious disorders which can impact your day-to-day life.

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Two Types of Head Injuries

If you have been in a car crash in Homestead or any community, it is important to rule out the possibility of a head injury immediately. Head injuries in a car accident are usually caused by two things: a penetrative injury or an internal injury. A penetrative injury is usually fairly easy to see. It occurs when an item, such as a piece of metal, pierces the skull.

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Any car accident is scary, but hit-and-run car crashes can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, hit and run car crashes in Homestead and other communities are all too common. They occur for many reasons. In some cases, perpetrators are driving without a license or without insurance and don’t wish to be caught by police. In other cases, perpetrators are driving drunk or have broken the law and don’t want to be caught. In some situations, perpetrators simply panic.

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No matter what the reason, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. However, each year car and pedestrian accidents in Homestead and across the country occur in just this manner. If you have been hit by a driver who then drives off, your first priority is to get medical help if you have been injured. One of the reasons hit-and-run car accidents are so devastating is because the perpetrator hasn’t stopped to offer assistance to anyone who may be injured. In some cases, this leads to fatalities because someone may be too injured to call for help on their own.

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If you’re ever in a car accident in Hollywood or your southern Florida community, you may assume your car insurance company will take care of you. After all, you pay insurance premiums and may have chosen your insurance company because you felt they would be able to help you in the event of a car crash.

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Unfortunately, for many people who are in a car accident in southern Florida, they find they face insurance issues in Miami or their community. There are many types of issues that may happen when you file car insurance claims after a crash. Your car insurance company may claim you aren’t covered, may offer you less money than you feel you deserve or may delay paying the amount owed. In some cases, innocent people who have been injured are even accused of faking injuries or an accident.

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At this time of year, many couples are planning romantic dinners or special events with a loved one. While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally associated with considerably higher rates of DUI accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, the reality is that red wine and other drinks are often involved with Valentine’s Day dinners and you still need a get-home-safe plan if you plan on having a romantic night out.

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Here are some strategies for getting home safely if you’re planning a special dinner out:

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Distracted driving is a major concern in Hollywood and across the country, causing numerous car crashes each year. Who is to blame for distracted drivers? Some people argue it is the manufacturers of mobile devices and cars who should be held liable for distracted driving.

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Recently, a man in California sued a major manufacturer of cell phones, alleging he was in a car accident caused by a driver distracted by one of the company’s phones. The man alleges the cell phone manufacturer has the patents and ability to add lockout technology to its devices to prevent car accidents caused by distracted drivers. His lawsuit wants to see the manufacturer to stop sales of all devices until the lockout technology is mandatory for all phones.

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If you have child passengers, age-appropriate car seats are one of the best ways to protect them. In the event of a car crash in Homestead or your community, a car seat keeps a child safe and prevents them from being ejected from the car or being thrown about the interior. This can help minimize head trauma, spinal cord damage and other serious injuries.

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Children are unique because their bodies and spinal cords are still developing. This puts them at an increased risk of serious injuries, especially before the age of six or so. Age-appropriate car seat are designed to mitigate this risk in the event of a crash, helping child passengers improve the odds of surviving a serious car crash.

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If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this weekend in Homestead or your South Florida community, you’ll want to take steps to keep everyone at your party safe. Not only do you want to make sure they are having a good and safe time at your party, but as the host you have a responsibility to ensure you take steps to prevent drunk driving and other disasters.

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Luckily, there are several things you can do to prevent drunk driving if you’re hosting:

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This Super Bowl weekend, there will be many parties celebrating football and many bars will also have drink specials as well as special events planned. No matter how you plan on watching sports, you will want to make sure you take steps to avoid being in a drunk driving accident in Hollywood or your community. There are several ways you can stay safer this weekend:

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Flooding in Hollywood, Homestead, and other Florida cities can happen with heavy rains, tornadoes, and other weather disasters. In most cases, you will hopefully be safe at home when disaster strikes and will be on high ground. But what happens if you are caught driving when you find yourself in a flood?

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Flood waters can cause you to lose control of your car, which can result in car crash in Homestead or your community. Rising flood waters can cause serious damage in other ways, too. They can knock down power lines or cause electrical shorts that can put people in danger of electrocution. Water can also crash into you or your car with enough force to cause serious damage.

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