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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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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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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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Independence Day Dangers

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

I see the tents popping up all around town to sell fireworks. Are you planning to buy some? Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day and I fondly remember being a child and the thrill of setting off sparklers and bottle rockets. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring injury and… Read More »

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What Everybody Should Know About Commercial Truck Accidents

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Did you know that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes? The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year. More than 75% of truck driving accidents are due to the driver of the passenger vehicle. Did you know that typically the… Read More »

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Using BIG BROTHER to help your accident claim!

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. Even though you may be the innocent victim of someone else’s negligence, when it comes to your day in court, YOU have the burden of… Read More »

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Good Times Gone Bad

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

I know that I am looking forward to a great vacation with my family this summer, are you? Even when we don’t go anywhere there are lots of things to do in my neck of the woods here in Ocala, FL. Or, lots of ways to get injured, if you look at it with… Read More »

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5 Car Accident Myths

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Listen to any morning traffic report or talk to any friend and you know — car accidents happen all the time. And everyone’s got their own story. So how do you separate fact from fiction? Here are five of the most persistent car accident myths compiled by Christopher Coble, and why they’re they are… Read More »

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What does your car and an airplane have in common?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

A black box. Also known as event data recorder it is traditionally associated with airplane accidents because it helps the investigators to determine what went wrong. But the technology is no longer limited to aircrafts. In fact, you most likely have a black box beneath your seat or behind the dashboard in your car…. Read More »

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