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Get the Justice You Deserve From a Motorcycle Accident

By Attorney Chappell,

So you’ve been in an accident while riding your motorcycle; now what? First and foremost is making sure you’re okay. Yes you might have had all the proper safety equipment on, but if you have been thrown from the motorcycle you could very well have injuries you haven’t realized yet. Adrenaline and shock can mask many injuries while your body is in survival mode. Seeking out a medical evaluation and treatment should be your first priority! … Continue reading

Elder Care and Maintaining a Standard of Living

By Attorney Chappell,

Florida is a retiree destination for thousands of aging adults.  Many of whom choose to enter assisted living facilities.  An often overlooked and under-informed side of assisted living is neglect and abuse.  After all, legal guardians, children, and kin are rarely informed or get to see the daily treatment of those they care for.  When a loved one reports of mistreatment it’s a tough situation to navigate, and leaves you with many questions – Who is responsible? … Continue reading

Quit Biting

By Attorney Chappell,

In the past we have discussed what to do if someone else’s dog has bitten you. This time lets talk about how to reduce the chances that your dog will attack another person or animal. After all, no one wants to have legal problems due to their dog biting someone or something else!  … Continue reading

Landlord Negligence?

By Attorney Chappell,

Rental properties in Southwest Florida is big business, some short term, and others long term. So what happens if you’re hurt on the premises of a rented property? The first step is to identify and record all pertinent information relating to the incident. From there, it has to be determined that the person’s failure to act, or their refusal to act resulted in the injury of yourself or a significant other. … Continue reading

Tips on Traveling Safe

By Attorney Chappell,

  • Don’t drive drunk or buzzed: It seems like an obvious one, but roughly 20% of all traffic fatalities are the result of impaired driving. Being aware of those around you on the road during peak alcohol consumption hours is always wise.
  • Slow down!: For every mile over the speed limit you go, your risk to a serious crash increases exponentially. The amount of time you’ll save by speeding is negligible when compared to the increase in risk involved.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries are Very Real!

By Attorney Chappell,

Although in the past few years Traumatic Brain Injuries have been getting more exposure and mainstream, they’re still perceived as less important in comparison to other injuries. This fact alone causes those whom experience a TBI more likely to not bring it up and fail to seek out help. Headaches, nausea, memory loss, confusion, and vision issues are the most common symptoms directly after injury – most don’t know that there are also long-term side effects of brain injury; these side effects in the long term can be memory retention deficiency, … Continue reading

Risk Reduction

By Attorney Chappell,

Roughly 1.3 million individuals are killed as a result from car accidents every year. What can you do, as a driver, to reduce the possibility of this happening? Florida offers defensive driving courses, which teach you about traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, and how to share the road with other things that may cross your path (motorcycles, semi’s, bicycles, and pedestrians). If you have a traffic violation, and it’s severe enough, you may be forced to … Continue reading

Property Liability and Negligence situations

By Attorney Chappell,

We’ve all read about it before; someone gets injured on your property and sues you. There are even the more rare cases where someone breaks into a home, gets hurt, and sues the homeowner. These seem far-fetched and ridiculous, and often times they are, but you should still be educated on the topic! An individual should be protected from preventable injuries at places of business, and at their job. … Continue reading

When do you have a wrongful death case?

By Attorney Chappell,

Wrongful deaths are constrained to no one specific situation – they can happen with vehicles, workplace accidents, medical procedures, or even traumatic brain injuries. One of the most startling is medical malpractice, which happens at nearly a rate of 192,000 incidents per year resulting in wrongful death. When do you have a case? Well, according to West’s Encyclopedia of American Law states, “the plaintiff must prove to a judge or jury … Continue reading

When to Contact Your Lawyer about a Slip and Fall Incident

By Attorney Chappell,

Nearly everyone has slipped and fell on something, but you would be surprised to learn that according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall in juries every year. If you’re on the younger side, slipping and falling isn’t a big concern, but if you’re 60+ years old, slipping and falling can prove to be fatal. In 2005 alone 15,000 people over the age of 65 died … Continue reading