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Losing a child: Wrongful death payouts for children

When you lose a loved one in a car accident or other situation in Florida, you probably think that regardless of who it is, the compensation should be high. Unfortunately, for the courts, there has to be something to base the price of that person's life on. The value of that person's life is going to be based on a few things, including the potential earnings and other factors, like his age.

Basic safety initiatives greatly reduce tragedies in childbirth

The potential liability for tragic outcomes during delivery causes doctors' liability insurance rates to soar. Fortunately, Florida obstetricians, nurses and future parents can find hope in a Public Citizen Report that relates the impressive results produced as four organizations implemented new childbirth safety initiatives over the course of 15 years. Each organization used similar, basic methods to reduce the prevalence of devastating outcomes during childbirth.

Replacing a green card

Florida residents who find themselves needing to replace a green card may be interested in knowing more about the process. Because a green card provides proof of immigration status and authorization to live and work in the country, it is important that permanent residents carry this form of identification with them at all times. According to information supplied by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, individuals over the age of 18 who do not have a valid green card in their possession could be subject to misdemeanor charges.

Don't let a car crash ruin your finances in Florida

No one wants to be in a car accident; the damage to your vehicle can be extreme and your injuries may be bad enough to take months or years of rehabilitation. In some cases, even a relatively minor accident can result in deaths due to the injuries suffered. Fatal crashes in Florida's urban areas have been on the rise, and between 2004 and 2009, they rose from 1,607 to 1,750.

Recomendations for the treatment and management of concussions

When a resident of Florida suffers a concussion, certain steps can be taken in order to effectively treat the injury. In March of 2013, the American Academy of Neurology revised its guidelines for the management and evaluation of sports concussions.

Permanent residency for children of foreign diplomats

Special citizenship rules apply to individuals born in Florida or elsewhere in the U.S. to foreign diplomats who are officially assigned to the United States. Children of foreign diplomats, that is, are not considered U.S. citizens at birth even if they are born on U.S. soil. They may, however, be eligible for a green card as a permanent resident.

How long can a passenger-carrying vehicle operate in Florida?

Getting hit by a truck in Florida is no simple accident. The size of a truck can result in you suffering severe injuries and your vehicle sustaining incredible damage. Following your accident, you need to discuss a few things about the crash. For instance, did you see the driver fall asleep at the wheel? Was the driver on the road when he or she shouldn't have been? These are important questions that need to be answered.

Bone injuries caused by birth trauma

While most Florida parents experience normal deliveries, there are instances where the baby could suffer trauma during the birth. Babies that were born with excessive birth weights or experienced a breech delivery are at risk for suffering fractures to certain bones.

Filing a 601 waiver to avoid deportation

When immigrants are found to be living in Florida unlawfully, they might be targeted for deportation. Furthermore, they will usually be inadmissible to the U.S. for 10 years after they are deported. Following the 10-year ban, a person who is deported may be able to reenter the U.S. and possibly obtain legal residency.

4 people killed in crash on Florida's Buckman Bridge

Imagine heading home from lunch out at your favorite restaurant or heading home after picking up your children from school. You're with your family members, enjoying your ride home and trying to make the journey as safe as possible. Suddenly, you're struck by a vehicle from behind, and the impact results in a fire and multiple deaths.

Laryngeal nerve injuries and medical malpractice

A laryngeal nerve injury can happen before or during the birth of some infants in Florida. While the injury may occur due to the position of the baby's neck before birth, it may also happen during the delivery stage. The baby's head may be turned in such a way as to cause the injury, and this can result in vocal cord paralysis or bilateral paralysis. The baby may have a hoarse cry and may have trouble swallowing as a result.

What are some statistics about accidents in Florida?

There are yearly facts and figures released by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, and they can be of great help understanding the reason accidents, whether motorcycle or car accidents, take place in the state. The most recent report, which is for 2013, discusses several key facts about traffic accidents and investigations in Florida. By looking at these facts, you can get a better idea of why accidents take place and how much risk there is for you on the roads.

Obama responds to immigration concerns at Florida forum

At a televised town hall forum on immigration in Miami on Feb. 25, President Obama responded to concerns about enforcement of new immigration policies. The Obama administration launched several new initiatives in November that will affect millions of undocumented immigrants and make it easier for them to obtain work permits and remain in the United States.

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