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Suffering from personal injuries after a crash? Get compensated

Car accidents can cause serious injuries or death in a matter of seconds. Large trucks can crush even larger-sized family vehicles and SUVs, and motorcyclists struck by any kind of vehicle can be badly injured by the crash. Maybe you had to slam on your brakes to avoid a crash but couldn't stop in time due to a driver who suddenly pulled out in front of you, or maybe you were struck by a driver who didn't see you on the road.

Current work-based visa program may limit economic growth

Individuals who are planning to immigrate to Florida on an employment-based visa may be interested to learn that the U.S. has received approximately 233,000 H-1B applications for the 2016 fiscal year. These applicants will compete for the Congress-mandated maximum of 85,000 work visas offered annually.

How Florida's troopers try to prevent truck accidents

Truck drivers in Florida must abide by the commercial vehicle regulations created by the state and federal government in order to prevent truck accidents. Florida does require vehicles coming into the state and traveling around the state to go through a safety inspection. Troopers stop commercial vehicles and perform a review for violations and safety defects in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Brain injuries can impact different body functions

For sufferers in Florida and other parts of the country, brain injuries can have a major effect on their ability to function in different ways, depending on the side of the brain affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 2.4 million people suffer brain injuries in the United States as a result of falls, car crashes or assaults. As each side of the brain has a different job, a brain injury on one side or both can bring different symptoms.

Are fatalities common on the roads in Florida?

Traffic deaths happen more often than you may think in Florida. Anything from distracted driving to falling asleep behind the wheel can result in an accident, so it's no surprise that they happen daily. The most recent traffic death totals focused on in studies are from 2010, and you can review them to better understand why accidents take place in your state. These numbers have been released so that the second half of this decade can be improved upon and made safer for drivers moving forward.

Applying for a fiancé visa

A foreign-born individual who would like to come to Florida in order to marry a U.S. citizen may be able to qualify for a fiancé visa. Before a fiancé visa can be issued, the foreign person's fiancé must file Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé. Once the petition is approved, the foreign fiancé will receive a K-1 nonimmigrant visa so that they can enter the United States.

Brain injuries may age the brain

People in Florida who sustain brain injuries often suffer from a range of secondary conditions. According to a doctor from Imperial College London, inflammation in the brain after a brain injury could lead to other conditions that could cause further brain damage later on. Some researchers believe that brain injuries may even lead to the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Employment-based immigration visas for foreign journalists

Social and political issues in Florida and around the country are followed closely by people all over the world, and foreign media companies must send journalists and their support staff to America if they wish to cover these stories effectively. Conventional employment-based visas may not be appropriate for the work performed by media representatives, so immigration authorities provide the I visa to allow journalists and television crews to complete their assignments.

1 killed in Florida after motorcycle accident on U.S. 1

During the warm spring and summer months of the year, it's normal for motorcyclists to be on the roads. While most drivers are courteous to motorcyclists, not all monitor the roads well enough and could be putting motorcyclists at risk due to unsafe driving habits. In cases where a driver hasn't noticed a motorcyclist, one wrong move could prove to be fatal.

Florida breast cancer misdiagnosis

A new study alleges that roughly 75 percent of women from Florida to Alaska receive misdiagnoses of breast cancer due to improper biopsy interpretation. In the study, 100 pathologists were given biopsies from breast tissue and asked to review them. Three trial judges who reviewed the pathologists' findings reported significant discrepancies, raising serious questions about the reliability of breast cancer biopsies and those who diagnose based on them.

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Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

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