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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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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Civil Wrongful Death Lawsuits Can Be Filed In Florida By The Family Members Of An Individual Who Died As The Result Of Someone Else’s Negligence. It Is Mandatory That The Death Occurred As A Result Of Someone Else’s Fault. In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Florida Law Mandates That A Cause Of Action Must Be… Read More »

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Roundabout Roulette

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

How do you feel about driving roundabouts? I know there was a lot of initial opposition to the new roundabouts on Fort King here in Ocala a while ago, but after a bit a research on the subject, I found out a few things that I didn’t know about them and thought you might… 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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PTSD and Vehicle Collisions

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. Most people don’t associate PTSD with vehicle collisions, but it is something that I see all the time. Todd Buckley, PhD, on the website U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, says that researchers are looking more closely at motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) as a common cause of… 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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After The Crash – The Mental Battle

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Chances are that after an accident your first priority was to recover from the injuries your body sustained. Many of my clients struggle mentally in the wake of a crash. If this happens to you, it’s important to get help. It might have been a crash where you were the driver, a passenger, a… Read More »

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