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Three Reasons Why Your Pedestrian Injury Claim Could Be Hard to Win

By Payer Law Group |

While the constitution awards all Americans the same rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the first two in particular (life and liberty) are harder to come by for some societal groups than others. One of these groups of people includes pedestrians. Pedestrians might not seem like a downtrodden group that is… Read More »

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Herniated Disc—One of The Most Common Work Related Injuries

By Payer Law Group |

What is a Herniated Disc? Your spinal column is made out of many parts. The main elements include the spinal cord; which is a bundle of nerves that goes from your brain down through your back, the vertebrae, which is comprised of numerous bones that act as the structural support; and the rubber liquid-filled… Read More »

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Walking at Night is Not Against the Law

By Payer Law Group |

If you were hit by a car while walking at night, you need to talk to an attorney immediately. Do not let the other party or the police tell you that you were at fault because you were wearing dark clothing or were crossing the street at an unlit or dimly lit intersection. Pedestrians… Read More »

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Hit By a Student Driver?

By Payer Law Group |

Everyone has to learn at some point (though it seems that many drivers never truly do). It is just unfortunate that you had to be the unlucky person that a new driver crashed into. However, simply because you were the victim in a student driver collision does not mean that the other driver will… Read More »

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Driveway Collisions

By Payer Law Group |

The last place you thought you would be involved in a traffic collision is in your or another person’s driveway. Yet, this happens more often than you think. Driveway collisions may be slow-speed crashes, but they can still cause serious injuries, and even death when the victim is a pedestrian, cyclist, or child. Tragically,… Read More »

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Motorcycle Crashes: The Myth of the “Blind Spot”

By Payer Law Group |

It is no secret that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car. In fact, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die per mile ridden than passenger car occupants, according to the Insurance Information Institute. While even the smallest cars and pickups have roll cages, seat belts, and protection in the… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Pre-Existing Conditions

By Payer Law Group |

One of the most common reasons for an employer to deny a workers’ compensation claim is because of a pre-existing condition, or the employer’s claim that the pre-existing condition is the cause of the pain or injury. Because it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of an injury when there may be an underlying… Read More »

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Orlando Undocumented Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By Payer Law Group |

America has turned its back on what makes this country great—immigrants. Immigrants, whether they are naturalized citizens or undocumented, should be awarded the basic human rights to come to this country, work, seek education, and live in peace with their families. Undocumented immigrants who have fled violence, poverty, and the crisis of climate change… Read More »

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The Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury

By Payer Law Group |

The brain is the most delicate organ in the body, and the most important when it comes to maintaining full function. Despite being encased in skull and cerebral fluid, the brain is extremely vulnerable in almost any personal injury accident. Whether someone is a  victim of a car crash, workplace accident, motorcycle crash, or… Read More »

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Can I Sue the City for Sidewalk Defects?

By Payer Law Group |

Pedestrians are faced with so many problems in the form of inconveniences and dangers that it is hard to keep track of. Intersections, driveways, and side streets where traffic intersects sidewalks or where sidewalks disappear are major hazards. Pedestrians are forced to choose between jaywalking and walking long distances to get to crosswalks, and… Read More »

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Added Disadvantages for Pedestrians and Cyclists

By Payer Law Group |

America’s transportation system generally does not take the needs and safety of pedestrians and cyclists into account. Less than Hundreds of millions of federal dollars allocated to states for walking and biking infrastructure is diverted to road projects for motorists, while tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for walking and biking project… Read More »

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What To Do in a Hit and Run

By Payer Law Group |

You approach a red light and apply the brakes. Just as you come to a stop, you are violently thrown forward by a loud, crunching impact from behind. Your airbag deploys as glass shatters through your car and you are thrust into the bag. In your dizzy haze, as blood trickles down from your… Read More »

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The Eggshell Skull Rule

By Payer Law Group |

In our society, a careless driver, business owner, or dog owner, for example, that causes an injury to another person can be held fully accountable for the injuries they cause, even if the injured party had a pre-existing condition that made them more susceptible to harm than a regular person. For example, you were… Read More »

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How Clawback Affects Your Personal Injury Claim

By Payer Law Group |

Health insurance is a necessity in America. Getting sick and not having health insurance is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. In fact, even with insurance many Americans still go bankrupt when they get struck by a major illness or injury. Two thirds of bankruptcies are tied to medical expenses, according to CNBC…. Read More »

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Florida Road Construction Injuries and Deaths Caused By Drivers

By Payer Law Group |

As construction worker fatalities and injuries pile up on the I-4 Ultimate Project, some experts believe that the more than 160 injuries and five deaths to date are cause for alarm, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel. SGL Contractors and subcontractors have already been fined tens of thousands of dollars by OSHA—a trivial sum… Read More »

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Police Reports Are Not Always Correct

By Payer Law Group |

Following any serious traffic collision, law enforcement will conduct a crash scene investigation in order to determine what happened and which driver(s) is to blame. This involves talking to witnesses; talking to the parties involved in the crash; analyzing evidence at the scene, such as tire marks; and gathering any other type of pertinent… Read More »

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Why Blind Spots are a Serious Car Accident Risk

By Payer Law Group |

Blind spots, as all motorists know, are the areas to the rear and side of a vehicle where a driver cannot see other motorists approaching, even when checking the rear view or side mirrors. Although there are blind spots in every car, these zones are even more pronounced in larger vehicles and have been… Read More »

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The Dangers of Poor Visibility When Driving

By Payer Law Group |

With Daylight Saving Time officially coming to a close, motorists should be careful to account for the shorter days when driving, as many will now find themselves driving before the sun rises or after it has set. Unfortunately, decreased visibility poses an enormous risk for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians, any of whom could suffer… Read More »

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Seat Belts, Airbags, Brakes, and Other Vehicle Malfunctions

By Payer Law Group |

Vehicles have become much safer since the 1970 and 1980s, when seat belt use was low and airbags had yet to be installed in cars and trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recent years, there have been roughly 40,000 traffic fatalities per year. In 1973, there were over 54,000… Read More »

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Fighting For Injured Construction Workers

By Payer Law Group |

Construction is a dangerous job no matter how you look at it. Even when all of the safety protocols are being followed, accidents happen. Whether you suffered a back strain to an overuse injury, or you were seriously injured by heavy machinery, you deserve compensation. Workers’ compensation covers partial wage replacement and full medical… Read More »

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