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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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If you have children, car seats are essential. Age-appropriate safety seats can help protect your child in the event of a car accident in Homestead or your hometown. However, safety seats are useless unless they are used consistently and properly.

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If you want to keep your smallest passengers safe, there are several things you will want to do to ensure your car seats offer maximum protection:

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Commutes during the morning rush hour can be hectic and can mean a risk of car accidents in Hollywood or your community. Mornings during the school year, especially, can be complicated and busy, which can lead to crashes and collisions.

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This year, you can make the commute to and from school a little easier by planning ahead. This is the perfect time of year to reevaluate the school run and find new ways to keep your children safe:

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Keeping your car tidy can make your vehicle more inviting, but did you know it can also help you stay safer? It’s true: an untidy car creates distractions and in the event of an accident anything in your car can become a projectile, putting you at risk of serious injury.

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Here’s how to make your car tidier and safer:

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This past week, a Florida family announced it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and one of its drivers after a college student was killed in an Uber car accident in Miami in the final days of 2015. This case, as well as a string of other claims from injured passengers across the country, has shone a spotlight on Uber and its drivers.

Uber is a ride sharing service, much life Lyft and Sidecar. You can use your phone app to call for a car when you need one, and the service costs a fraction of what taxis cost because the drivers are not professionals – they’re simply car owners. Uber drivers and other ride-share drivers are contractors, not employees the way taxi drivers are.

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Many people who are in car accidents in Hollywood and South Florida suffer from back injury. In some unfortunate cases, survivors experience chronic back pain, which can change their lives forever. Chronic back pain is serious pain to the back or lower back area lasting three months or more. In some cases, the pain can be debilitating. In these situations, is it important to get excellent medical advice and to pursue compensation so that patients can get the medical support they need.

One of the most devastating things about back pain is that it can take a long time to diagnose. Patients may be told that their severe back pain will go away. It may take months to realize that the condition is long-term or even permanent. Unfortunately, by that time some patients have accepted insurance claim money. By the time they realize that their medical treatment will be much more expensive and involved than they believed, they may have limited their rights to pursue additional benefits.

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Serious car accidents can lead to devastating hand and feet injuries. Each year in Hollywood and South Florida, drivers and passengers find their lives permanently changed due to injuries to the extremities. These types of injuries can be very painful and can affect mobility a great deal. The recovery time can be prolonged.

Since foot and hand injuries are expensive and difficult to treat, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney if you have suffered these types of injuries in a car accident anywhere in South Florida. To discuss your case with a personal injury attorney, you can contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

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If you have been in a car accident, you need to get a full medical evaluation. Unfortunately, some people choose not to seek the help of a doctor or an emergency room department following a car accident in Hollywood or South Florida because they mistakenly believe that they have not been injured.

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This can be a life-threatening mistake.

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Car accidents in Hollywood and Florida can lead to a huge range of injuries, including ear injuries, head trauma, fractures, quadriplegia, and other serious injuries. Car accident injuries can also include emotional trauma.

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Fortunately, there are ways to help you reduce the risk of the most common traffic-accident-related injuries:

Neck and back injuries.

The neck and back are especially vulnerable in a car accident because your head can be whipped forward upon impact. This can cause soft tissue damage and whiplash, which is quite common after a car crash. In the most serious cases, you could be thrown against the windshield or through the windshield of the car, which can cause severe spinal cord trauma and can lead to quadriplegia or paraplegia.

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Florida’s new car seat rules went into effect at the start of the month. These new rules require children under the age of 6 to use a booster seat when riding in a car. Before the law came into effect, Florida was one of only two states not to have booster seat legislation.

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According to the Florida Safety Council and other safety experts, the new law is a step in the right direction in keeping children safe in cars. Many children who are too tall or heavy car seat still cannot use seat belts safely. Seat belts are designed for adults. Children who use them could be seriously injured in a car accident. If a young child is wearing a seat belt during a car crash in Hollywood or any Florida community, a seat belt can cut into their neck, face, or chest. In some cases, it may fail to restrain the child correctly, leading to serious injury.

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