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Zika Virus in Florida is Moving Outside of Miami

By on September 14, 2016

zikda-virusNationwide, about 3,000 people have been diagnosed with infection by the mosquito borne Zika virus. Most of those cases were contracted while traveling to South and Central America. While not particularly harmful to most people, Zika infection can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly (inhibited brain development), if contracted by pregnant women. In Florida, 84 pregnant women have tested positive for the Zika virus. This prompted Florida Governor Rick Scott to offer free Zika virus testing to all of the state’s pregnant women. So many women responded to the offer that test results are backlogged for two weeks or more. This creates a problem because Florida forbids abortions after 24 weeks, prohibiting that option for some infected women.
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More Cases of Zika Virus Reported in Florida

By on July 26, 2016

As the southernmost state in the continental United States, Florida is directly in the path of the spreading Zika virus. Earlier this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a Florida woman was the first person in the U.S. to have contracted the Zika virus without having previously traveled to a country where the virus is prevalent. Since then, three other non travel related infections of the virus have been reported. Zika is known to spread in two ways: by being bitten by an Aedes aegypti mosquito or through sexual relations with an infected person. The real danger of the Zika virus is that pregnant women infected with it can miscarry or have children with severe birth defects.

Unfortunately, about 80 percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms, so they may unknowingly infect their partners or unborn children. In those who do show symptoms of Zika, those symptoms include low grade fever, soreness, headaches, red eyes, body rash, and sometimes abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. The Zika virus can be detected with a blood or urine test. To find out more, call the Florida Zika Virus Hotline at 1(855) 622-6735. Read the rest »

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How Social Media has Made it Easy for Anyone to Purchase a Gun

By on May 29, 2016

With mass shootings seemingly on the rise, and the horror of events like the Sandy Hook school massacre still fresh in everyone’s memory, the subject of gun control has become pervasive. Why, then, is it easier than ever for a person to get a gun? One major reason is the Internet marketplace and social media. While most states require a background check for people buying guns from a gun store or licensed firearm dealer, this is not the case for people buying and selling guns privately, in person or online. Although it is illegal for a convicted felon or a person with a history of mental illness to possess a firearm, there is no way to keep them from gaining access to one in the Internet marketplace. Read the rest »

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Frightening Statistics About Crime in Florida

By on April 20, 2016

Florida is the third most populous state in America, following only California and Texas, with a population of about 20 million people. But if you live in Florida, you know the Sunshine State has a dark side. The F.B.I.’s Uniform Crime Report for 2014 (the most recent year information is available for) reveals that Florida has its fair share of crime. Unfortunately, we have the 8th largest crime rate in the nation. The following statistics are for 2014:

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Four Common Types of Catastrophic Injury In Florida

By on March 14, 2016

A catastrophic injury can be defined as an injury that is permanent and life altering. A catastrophic injury can permanently keep you from earning a living, or earning the living you’ve become accustomed to.  The three main elements of a catastrophic injury are that the result is permanent, is life altering, and has a major negative impact on a person’s life. A scar on the arm may be permanent and somewhat negative, but it is not really life altering. On the other hand, a scar on the face of a young person can be life altering in addition to being permanent and have a deep negative impact on them.

Farah & Farah has helped many Jacksonville residents secure the settlement they need to heal and move on after a catastrophic injury. Call us at (800) 533-3555. Read the rest »

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What is the Statute of Limitations for My Valdosta Personal Injury Case?

By on February 20, 2016

In Georgia, if you’re injured due to the negligent, careless, or intentional act of another party, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in attempt to win compensation for your losses.

Different states have different statutes of limitations (time limits) for how long after an injury took place that one has to file a personal injury claim. In Georgia, that time limit is two calendar years from the day the injury occurred. However, in cases where the injury is not immediately discovered or the cause is not immediately known. This time limit doesn’t technically start until the “accrual of claims,” which is the point at which the injury (or its cause) is actually discovered. Read the rest »

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Can I Recover Medical Bills in My Waycross Personal Injury Case?

By on February 11, 2016

The answer is: “Yes, if you win your case.”

If you have been injured by the careless, negligent, or intentional act of another party, you can file a personal injury claim for any of the following damages:

  • Current medical bills: Bills resulting from the initial injury.
  • Future medical bills: If the initial injury requires treatment in the future.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional stress caused by the accident and injury. Read the rest »

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The Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries

By on January 20, 2016

Florida Spine Injury AccidentFarah & Farah has represented many people injured because of the negligence of another person or company. We’ve been able to secure settlement for clients injured in all kinds of ways. Here are the most common causes of personal injury claims

Car Accidents

There are about 6 million car accidents each year in the United States. This includes accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Increasing use of cellphones while driving is only going to keep these numbers high.

Work Related Injuries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 3 million non-fatal work related injuries in 2014. The Bureau also reported that almost 5,000 people died from work related injuries in 2014. The most common work-related injuries involved repetitive motion injuries like back problems from lifting heavy objects or carpal tunnel from typing too much. Read the rest »

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How Much is Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

By on November 20, 2015

If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. You may be wondering if it’s worth filing a personal injury claim to receive monetary support for your injuries.

It is reasonable to be hesitant about filing a claim. But, it may be in your best interest to determine the value of your potential claim before making any binding decisions that could impact your financial future. Read the rest »

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Stay Safe This Christmas, Avoid These Holiday Hazards

By on December 16, 2013

Florida Personal Injury‘Tis the season to be jolly, but if you haven’t put up your holiday decorations yet, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is saying, “You’d Better Watch Out.”

That’s because, according to CPSC estimates, some 15,000 people were injured and had to visit emergency departments last year because of holiday decorating. The majority of holiday injuries (34 percent) that led to emergency department visits were due to falls. This was followed by lacerations (11 percent) and back strains (10 percent).

Tragically, between 2009 and 2011, ten people died and 20 people were injured when Christmas trees caught fire. There were 200 Christmas tree-related fires reported during that same time period that resulted in $16 million in property loss. Another 70 deaths and 680 injuries were attributed to candle-related fires.

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