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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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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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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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10 Tips for Senior Drivers

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

According to the Smart Motorist, in the next 20 years the number of elderly drivers (persons 70 & over) is predicted to triple in the United States. As age increases, older drivers generally become more conservative on the road. Many mature drivers modify their driving habits (for instance to avoid busy highways or night-time… Read More »

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How to stop your teenager from texting while driving

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

Did you know you could USE A TEXT BLOCKER FROM YOUR CELL PHONE COMPANY?? This is great news and new to me. Even if you expose your teen to lengthy lectures and graphic driver’s ed videos depicting the hazards of texting while driving, it can still be difficult for them to put their phone… Read More »

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10 Horrible Decisions That Will Mess up Your Car Insurance

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

We often forget that our auto insurance policies are contracts. Besides paying your premium on time, you should abide by your car insurance company’s rules. But how can you abide by the rules when you don’t even know what they are? Here are 10 common scenarios that Penny Gusner for Insure.com wrote about recently…. Read More »

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70​ Million Nice Dogs…but Any Dog Can Bite

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2016 are May 15-21. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are… Read More »

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What to Bring to Your Appointment with a Personal Injury Attorney

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

The more information your attorney has about your case, the more quickly and completely you can be compensated for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Documenting accidents, site situations, and road conditions has proven priceless in dealing with and settling claims. It has often changed the outcome of resulting lawsuits and helped establish… Read More »

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Why do I need to hire a lawyer after my car accident?

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

When you or your loved one suffer an injury as the result of somebody elses action, perhaps it seems natural that the person would offer to compensate you for your injury, or that their insurance company will do the right thing and offer a fair settlement. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Many people will not… Read More »

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What To Say When Someone Dies In An Accident

By Marianne Howanitz, P.A. |

It’s hard to know what to say to someone who’s lost a family member in an accident. The truth is, and it hurts in the worst way, is that the mourner will be alone in their grief. After much research to learn how to be there for my clients I like what Christy Heitger-Ewing… Read More »

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