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Concussions in the NFL

It’s no secret football can be dangerous. The padding and protective gear on a football player alone can weigh up to 20 pounds. Headgear began to be worn in the sport in the early 1900s, but ...
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Retired NFL Players Can Opt Into Concussion Settlement Class Action

Retired NFL players that have been diagnosed with brain injury, a degenerative cognitive condition, or who have suffered concussions while playing might be able to opt into an open class action ...
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Florida Workers' Comp Laws Favor Insurance Providers

In a new op-ed, Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano recently confronted what many of us have known about Florida's workers' compensation system for some time: that it unfairly favors ...
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Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law Client Receives Maximum Payout in Crash Settlement

Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that a current client has received a maximum recovery in an injury settlement with Key West. The client, who was struck by a Key West ...
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Third Circuit Appeals Court Affirms Landmark NFL Concussion Lawsuit

The groundbreaking 2013 lawsuit settlement against the NFL has been upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The settlement, which is poised to compensate former NFL players ...
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NFL Acknowledges Football-Related Brain Disorders

In a surprising moment during a Congressional roundtable discussion this week, a senior NFL official acknowledged a connection between playing football and concussion-related brain disorders such as ...
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Florida School Board Approves $2 Million Settlement Following Prep School Football Accident

In 2013, Sean McNamee suffered a traumatic head injury when playing catch with his Warton High School teammates. Now, the Hillsborough County School Board has approved a record $2 million dollar ...
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New Systems in Place to Curtail Florida's Spiking Wrong-Way Collision Numbers

Over the last few years, Florida has seen an alarming spike in the number of devastating wrong-way crashes on highway on and off ramps. Now, new measures are being taken to help curtail the occurrence ...
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Prevent Florida Boating Accidents

Year-round, tourists flock to our beautiful Florida beaches to enjoy the sand and surf. Even residents that live here all of the time enjoy taking their boats out on the ocean for sport and ...
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10 Bicycle Safety Tips From Tampa Attorneys

Schools almost out, and one of the token ways to tell that summer is here is when bicyclists come out full force. From children spending the days outdoors to commuters using their bikes to get around ...
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Watching Out For Dangers in Tampa Construction Zones

How many times have you been driving down the highway and encountered orange flags signaling that workers may be on the road ahead? These warnings often come with a reminder to slow the speed of your ...
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Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury lawyer can be invaluable when you are fighting for the compensation you are rightly owed. The difference in attorneys can make a difference in the total amount of money you are able ...
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Comparative Fault in Florida

In the simplest of circumstances, when an injury claim is brought to civil court, a single responsible party is identified, found negligent, and ordered to pay compensation to the victims. The ...
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What Is Pain & Suffering?

Pain and suffering is one of the damages that you can be awarded if you have been injured and are seeking compensation for your injuries. Pain and suffering is one of the most important damages that ...
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How Much Can I Get In My Personal Injury Case?

When you have suffered a personal injury, you are entitled to compensation from the person who harmed you. No matter how minor or severe the injuries may appear to you, you may not realize the extent ...
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How To Prove Fault In A Personal Injury Case

The most important thing in any personal injury case is proving liability, or fault. Fault hinges on which party is said to be negligent in their actions and not abiding by the standard of care that ...
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DUI Rollover Results in Toddler's Death

Tragedy struck on the I-75 this past weekend as a Ford Expedition veered off the road, became airborne, and rolled over. Three adults were in the vehicle with nine children, all of which were not ...
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Tampa Crash Kills 14 Year Old Boy

Late last month, an Orlando family minivan was struck at a Tampa crossing by a reckless driver. The collision would go on injury several family members and kill a 14-year-old male passenger in the ...
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Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash in Seminole

Three vehicles were involved in a crash that proved fatal in Largo, Florida shortly before 12:30 a.m. on December 25. The accident occurred at 131 st Street North and Park Boulevard as reported by the ...
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12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Side-Impact Crash

In the morning hours of Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014, a 12-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Hudson. E.K., 12, a resident of New Port Richey, was in a Ford Windstar minivan, along with his family ...
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Attorney Sanga Turnbull Wins Appeal for Paralyzed Client

We are proud to announce that Attorney Sanga Turnbull recently won an appeal on behalf of a client who was left paralyzed from the chest down after an auto accident. Attorney Turnbull and our team are ...
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Wrong-Way Accidents Lead to Increased Safety Measures in FL

On Sunday morning, a passenger car collided with a tanker truck while driving the wrong way on Interstate 275. Three people were killed as a result of the crash. This is one of four accidents that ...
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Wrong-Way Crash on I-275 Takes Three Lives

On Sunday, Sep. 7, three victims were identified in yet another, wrong-way crash that occurred along the I-275, the fourth head-on-collision to occur within the last seven months. It was a gruesome ...
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Driver is Injured After Colliding with School Bus in Tampa

Around 8:20 A.M. on Wednesday morning, a man was injured on Gandy Bridge after losing control of his sport utility vehicle and colliding with a privately owned school bus. Fortunately, no passengers ...
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Woman and Infant Die in Crash on I-4

With the number of vehicles on the road, it is difficult to imagine how dangerous it is to drive or be a passenger in an automobile. When an accident occurs, however, the results can often be serious, ...
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