If you have never needed legal representation before, you may view lawyers as a costly and unnecessary expense. However, when it comes to personal injury cases, in particular, choosing to handle a claim on your own could end up costing you a great deal more than the legal fees would have. Though it’s not legally required to have an attorney in order to file a personal injury claim, this is the best chance you’ll have at getting the maximum compensation amount you deserve for your injuries.

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Even the smallest slip, trip, and fall injury can leave you feeling serious pain. Think about it: when was the last time you took a tumble and wound up on the floor? You probably remember it pretty vividly. You were shopping at St. Johns Town Center or strolling down The Riverwalk and a slippery surface or loose piece of sidewalk left you suffering a rough landing on the ground. While you most likely got up with little more hurt than your pride and ability to claim gracefulness, there are others who suffer debilitating injuries in Jacksonville slip, trip, and fall accidents.
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Medical malpractice is an injury situation caused by a health care provider failing to meet an acceptable standard of care. Legally, an “acceptable standard of care” means the actions any competent medical professional would have taken in the same situation. Any health care provider who doesn’t meet the acceptable standard of care can injure a patient.
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Statistically, Florida is one of the most dangerous states to drive in. The National Safety Council (NSC) reported nearly 1,500 car accident-related deaths across the state from January to June 2015. This makes Florida one of only three states (the others are Texas and California) to suffer over a thousand car accident deaths over that six month period. This was a 30 percent increase in car accident deaths from the same time period in 2014.
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Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) switchboards lit up on a recent Monday morning. Police responding to the scene reported that the 28 year old driver of a Honda Civic crashed head on with another Honda Civic. The accident happened on Interstate 295 near the Interstate 95 interchange. The other driver involved is a 69 year old St. Johns County man.
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A 57-year-old Lessburg ophthalmologist has been found guilty of cheating Medicare. The doctor pretended to provide medical procedures to patients who didn’t need them. A Jacksonville federal jury convicted the doctor on 20 counts of healthcare fraud, each punishable by 10 years in prison.
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Invokana is a type 2 diabetes medication that has many known dangerous side effects. There is a known link between the Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure. According to officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Invokana may also lead to decreased bone density and increased risk of bone fractures. The FDA has warned consumers of bone fracture risks when taking Invokana. But, there is new information from recent clinical trials that confirms these concerns.
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Slipping and falling on someone else’s property can be a stressful and frightening experience. Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall situations can also cause serious and debilitating injuries. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it’s important that you understand your legal rights and options.

Here are the steps you should take after a slip-and-fall accident to be sure that your rights are protected:
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