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What is Product Liability?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

We live in a world filled with technological advancements. From the vehicles we drive to the products we use every day, we unconsciously rely on the integrity and expertise of manufacturers we will never meet face-to-face. Much of the time, cars and products live up to our expectations, but when things go wrong, the… Read More »

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Sleep Issues Common Among Commercial Truckers: Truck Driver Fatigue

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

If you’re a long-haul trucker or you drive commercially for any reason, you have probably battled fatigue while behind the wheel. It’s just part the job, and everyone has their own ways of fighting it. Some drivers load up on the caffeine, while others turn up the music, open the windows, or even resort… Read More »

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Poor Driving Behavior on the Rise in the United States

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

It is estimated that one road accident occurs every 24 seconds in the United States due to distracted driving. The National Safety Council reports that around 1.6 million crashes annually are due to the use of mobile phones in general, while another 1 million occur because of texting behind the wheel. Amidst greater clamor… Read More »

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How To Avoid Run Of The Mill Justice

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

When you sustain a personal injury from a car accident, a faulty product or in some other way, it is a difficult and complex thing to endure. When pursuing damages for your injury, you want to make sure the law firm you hire is the right one for you. Interestingly, we recently found a… Read More »

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Florida Air Boat Accidents Claim Lives Each Year

Florida Air Boat Accidents Claim Lives Each Year

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Thinking about going out for a ride in a charter airboat nearby? Well, you might want to think about it a little more as two more people died in an airboat collision in Melbourne yesterday. Here are some things you should be aware of. In the state of Florida, you don’t need any type… Read More »

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What is a Phantom Vehicle?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Halloween is just around the corner and everyone’s in the mood for scary movies. Remember the movie Christine? Pretty scary for the time, right? Well, this is not about that kind of phantom vehicle, sorry. This is about another scary kind of vehicle-the Phantom Vehicle. (Cue evil laugh) A phantom vehicle is one that… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible for Injuries That Occur When Using Uber or Lyft?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

A new statute took effect on July 1st of this year that affects all of us that take a ride with Uber or Lyft. According to the Florida Justice Association Journal in an article by C. Richard Newsome and William C. Ourand, this statute is heavily skewed to favor and serve the interests of… Read More »

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Generator Safety Tips That Will Maybe Save Your Life

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Portable Generator Safety Tips From the National Safety Council In an emergency, portable electric generators offer lifesaving benefits when outages affect your home or business. They can safely power important electrical equipment such as portable heating units, computers, water pumps, freezers, refrigerators and lighting. However, portable generator use can also be very hazardous. If… Read More »

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Should I file a Workers’ Compensation claim or a Personal Injury claim?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The purpose of both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims is to provide compensation to injured individuals and although there are differences between the two, there are also areas of overlap. Workers’ compensation can provide monetary awards to those injured while on the job but there are some instances when injured workers may be… Read More »

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Night Driving

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Plenty of us dislike driving at night. High beams shining in your eyes are an annoyance and dangerous. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night,… Read More »

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