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Getting in a car wreck is both physically and emotionally taxing, and dealing with the aftermath can be overwhelming. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need to get in touch with a car crash attorney. In Daytona Beach, you can trust the Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., to help you with the many challenges that often arise after an accident. Read on and contact our team to learn more about the benefits of hiring a car accident attorney.

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Are you looking for a Daytona, FL, lawyer who can handle your personal injury case whether it is a car crash, slip and fall, or something else? The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A. are experienced and capable of properly representing your case. This blog explores four things to look for in a personal injury attorney, and we promise we won’t disappoint! Contact us about your personal injury case today!

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The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A. is here to assist you in any law issues you might be experiencing. Keith is a personal injury attorney in Daytona, FL, and if your case involves a work accident, car crash, slip, and fall, or wrongful death, we are here to support you in your case. We care about our customers first and foremost, and we give our customers individualized services for their unique needs. We encourage you to read below to discover four common personal injury cases. Contact us about your personal injury case today!

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There are many situations that could have you ending up in court. From car accidents to slip and fall incidents, personal injury cases can be quite complex. The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A. can offer attorney representation for various personal injury cases in Daytona Beach, FL. Before you commit to an attorney, here are four characteristics to look for:

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Workers' compensation can be complicated, which is why it's important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. We are your trusted Florida injury lawyer, and The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Continue reading to learn more about workers comp, and if you'd like to discuss your case, schedule a free consultation today.

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Nearly all automobile accidents, including those involving trucks, are caused by some sort of mistake made by a driver. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that trucking accidents, in particular, are commonly caused by exhausted drivers and the inability to brake in time to avoid a collision. It is not uncommon for trucking accidents to be caused by driver impairment, overweight or improperly loaded cargo, or speeding. Occasionally, the defective design or manufacturing of vehicles or another related equipment causes a trucking accident.

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Few people get into a multitude of car wrecks, so for many, it is hard to know what to do if you get in an accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help guide you through the process.

The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., is focused on helping people like you recover following an accident. With 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Warnock and his talented staff can examine your case and determine the best way to move forward. In the meantime, the following steps are what the firm has determined to be the best course of action immediately following an accident.

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Every state requires drivers to have a minimum amount of car insurance in order to be on the road. But, some drivers risk ignoring these requirements, or their insurance doesn't cover enough. Unfortunately, this means that getting in an accident with an uninsured driver is always a possibility.

When you bring your case to The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., in Daytona Beach, Florida, you gain the advantage of decades of experience in personal injury law. Trying to recover from an uninsured driver can be tricky; you may not even know who they are since they provide no information. We have the skills and drive to help.

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Although there is no specific law requiring a person to seek medical care within a certain time after a motor vehicle accident, it is best that a person seeks medical treatment right away. Ideally, a person should be treated on the day of the accident. A delay in treatment or failing to see a physician as soon as possible is a mistake for two reasons.

First, your health should be your first priority. It is common for a person following a motor vehicle accident to suffer with neck or back pain. Often people take an over-the-counter medication such as Advil, hoping the pain will simply go away on its own. However, a medical doctor, chiropractor or health care provider is trained to take a history, perform a full examination that may include X-rays or other diagnostic studies, and...

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One of the top misconceptions about auto accident claims pertains to Florida insurance laws. Unfortunately, Florida is one of only two states in the country that does not require an owner of a motor vehicle to carry bodily injury liability insurance. Therefore, if you are injured in a car collision caused by a driver who does not carry bodily injury liability insurance, you may not be able to obtain a recovery. This is why it is important to purchase underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage. Such insurance coverage is not expensive, and it will provide you the right to recover money damages in the event that you are in a motor vehicle crash caused by the carelessness of another driver. If you do not know whether or not your policy...

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Your job should not result in pain, but there are times when an incident at work is unavoidable. Accidents happen at work every day, and dealing with the resulting injuries may result in more stress.

Florida workers may have the option of filing a workers' compensation claim after a work injury. Understanding what this type of employer insurance covers can help if and when it comes time to try to use it.

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While one may not realize it in the moment, they are placing a great deal of trust in the person they choose to drive them around Daytona Beach. By consenting to travel as a passenger in a vehicle, the implied expectation is that the driver will do everything within their power to ensure their safety. This includes avoiding any reckless or negligent actions that may place the occupants of a vehicle at risk. Most do not give the decision to travel in a car with another a second thought due to them having a familiarity with the driver (and likewise, drivers probably do not dwell on the obligations they have to their passengers). However, when the aforementioned expectation is not met, the results can be disastrous.

This fact was confirmed in a recent accident that occurred in...

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Falls and car accidents are two common causes of traumatic brain injuries, which occur as a result of a significant blow to the head. Effects can occur in the short-term or they can have lasting consequences. In some cases, injuries can lead to coma or death when they're particularly severe.

Symptoms of brain injuries impact a person physically and mentally. In terms of physical symptoms accompanying mild injuries, trouble speaking, headache, fatigue, vomiting, dizziness, and loss of coordination are all common. Mild brain injuries can also cause a loss of consciousness, which can range from just a few seconds to minutes. Mental symptoms include changes in mood and trouble concentrating. A person may also experience anxiety and depression as a result of the incident.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people aged 65 and older experience 29 million falls on a yearly basis. Of these incidents, approximately 28,000 seniors succumb to injuries sustained during falls, while 800,000 require hospitalization to treat these injuries. Falls can also incur huge health care costs when it comes to subsequent treatment. Cost for treating injuries related to falls $31 billion dollars annually.

The above numbers illustrate why fall prevention is so important. Even a seemingly minor fall can result in significant injuries when a senior's health is impaired. Additionally, those with mobility issues, which is the case for...

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Mold in the home can cause respiratory issues in sensitive individuals, especially when a person suffers from a mold allergy. When it comes to mold in rental properties, there is often confusion as to whose responsibility it is to address the matter. The fact is, both tenants and landlords are obligated to perform mold cleanup depending on the specific situation. Landlordology.com offers the following explanation.

There are two types of mold that are associated with more serious health effects. Mold from the Aspergillus family thrives in damp, dark environments, such as basements and inside walls. Due to its...

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A car crash is an unexpected event that can result in serious damage and injury. Even if you walk away, there is a chance that you may have an underlying injury.

Florida is a no-fault state in terms of insurance, which means that in the event of a crash, the drivers file a claim with their own insurance company rather than the other carrier. What happens if one person was mostly to blame, and what if you did something that contributed to the crash? Take a closer look at Florida's accident laws and how they may work in this situation.

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When pedestrian accidents take place, there are a lot of different factors to think about. Pedestrians may be immobilized due to serious injuries, and some lose their lives. Even when pedestrians do not suffer any major injuries, they may struggle with various hardships, such as depression or mental trauma which prevents them from leaving their home. All of these difficulties can disrupt a person's life, and some people decide to file suit in an attempt to recover. However, it is important to be careful with regard to the information that you decide to share on social media if you are considering legal action.

When it comes to court cases, there are a lot of different factors that can affect the outcome of a case. In the digital era, many people share a lot of information online,...

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When it comes to motorcycle collisions, there are many different issues to think about. For example, a motorcyclist may pass away in a crash, or they may be left with devastating financial hardships. However, some of the consequences of a motorcycle accident can be more difficult to detect. For example, someone may develop health problems in the wake of a collision, such as high blood pressure. Whether someone suffers a serious injury or long-term health issue that affects their blood pressure, or they develop heart issues and concerns regarding their blood pressure because of unhealthy stress levels, it is imperative to address these concerns immediately.

Our law firm knows that motorcycle accident victims often have a number of hardships to work through. Sometimes, these...

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Kids of all ages are prone to falls, some of which may cause significant injury. In this case, it's crucial that parents take all the proper precautions to safeguard any children in their home, whether protecting their own kids or ensuring guests are also kept safe. KidsHealth.org offers the following tips so you can rest assured that your child is safe when it comes to falling hazards.

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Man's best friend can be your worst nightmare during a dog attack. Even seemingly friendly and affable dogs are often prone to aggressive behavior, and this behavior can easily lead to dog bites when pet owners aren't vigilant about controlling their animal. VCA offers the following information on dog aggression and how it can be identified.

An aggressive episode often escalates, sometimes at a rapid pace. At the outset, the dog will use certain behaviors to diffuse the situation and remove whatever is making him afraid or uncomfortable. A dog might attempt to physically separate from what he perceives as a threat by turning away or moving his head. The dog's posture...

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If you know of a friend or neighbor that owns a pool, you're probably quite excited to take a dip this summer. However, keep in mind that not all swimming pool owners have safety in mind, which can end up harming you or your kids. The American Red Cross explains what swimming pool owners must do to keep visitors to their pool safe and secure.

When friends and family are swimming, strict rules must be in place. For instance, a person should be enlisted to watch over the pool while people are swimming. This person should not be distracted by a mobile device or book, as drowning can happen in an instant. Swimmers should also not be permitted to use the pool after drinking alcohol. Even strong swimmers will have their abilities impaired when drunk, which can lead to devastating...

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Like all parents in Daytona Beach, you want your kids to lead healthy lives. Part of healthy living is getting outside, and while you no doubt encourage them to do so, you also probably maintain a slight concern about the dangers they may encounter. While your likely understand not to talk to strangers, things like swimming pools, construction sites, junkyards and abandoned building may seem innocuous to them. Many have come to us here at The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A. after their kids have been injured in such places wondering what legal recourse is available to them.

If your child has also been injured by any of the aforementioned attractions, you should know that the attractive nuisance doctrine provides a way to hold the property owner on which the attraction was...

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According to the CDC, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. The organization estimates that over 800,000 people per year sustain an injury as a result of these types of accidents. Included in this statistic are slip-and-fall incidents.

What makes a slip-and-fall case especially unfortunate is that most of the time, it is preventable. Negligence can often create hazards, causing someone to stumble. Here are the three most common situations where an accident like this is more likely to occur.

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In many parts of the country, motorcyclists are excited for spring to come since it marks the end of a long, brutal winter and more favorable weather conditions for riding a motorcycle. However, this can lead to a higher likelihood of motorcycle accidents, so it is imperative for motorcyclists and those driving any type of vehicle to be aware of the risks associated with motorcycle collisions. Unfortunately, some motorcyclists will inevitably find themselves in the middle of an accident this season, and many of these accidents will prove fatal or lead to serious injuries.

There are many risk factors to watch out for during the spring when it comes to driving and riding a motorcycle. Many motorcyclists celebrate Memorial Day weekend by riding with their friends, but this can be...

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If you are hurt on the job in Florida and are receiving compensation benefits, you may feel like you want to get back to work, whether you need to start making more money or you just like to stay busy. Fortunately, one of the benefits you receive is vocational rehabilitation, which provides a variety of tools and training to help you get back to your previous job or prepare you for a different position.

According to the Department of Labor, the goal of vocational rehabilitation is to get you back to work with your original employer as soon as possible. If your injuries make it improbable or impossible to return to your previous position, the program will work to assist...

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Rugs look great scattered around a home. They can make it feel cozier and help provide some comfort on wood floors. However, rugs are also very dangerous. They slide easily and pose a tripping hazard. While they may not be too harmful to adults and older children, they can pose a huge risk to young children and the elderly who are more vulnerable. To avoid slip and fall accidents with rugs, there are some things you can.

Ideally, according to the Huffington Post, the safest thing to do is get rid of your rugs, but if you want to keep them, then you should take steps to make them safer. You should also understand why they are so dangerous.

Any loose rugs are dangerous rugs. They slip along the flooring underneath them too easily, even if they are on carpet. They edges may...

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Every day in American workplaces, a subtle epidemic of employee bullying takes place. Employees victimized by unconscionable bullying attacks experience lower self-esteem and lose the ability to complete their work effectively.

Victims of the workplace bully can develop lifelong emotional and physical trauma in the form of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some bullying is so severe that the targets cannot continue working in the public sector. Ousted employees descend into poverty; others can only work from home in a freelance capacity, thus losing important company health benefits and acquiring a steep tax burden.

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While companies in Florida uphold the responsibility to treat their customers with respect, they are also tasked with making sure that their facilities are up to code and free of hazards that could cause avoidable injuries to their patrons. In unfortunate incidents where a customer does sustain an injury on the premises of a business, that company could be facing hefty consequences if it is found that they acted negligently in making sure they mitigated the risks that created the injury.

In a recent case out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, one woman is alleging that Walmart acted negligently and ultimately contributed to a situation that left her with severe injuries. The woman disclosed that she and her daughter were shopping together at the store when another patron crashed into...

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Every year, new technologies are introduced to the vehicles traveling on Daytona Beach's roads, all aimed at making driving both safer and more convenient. However, the concepts of safety and convenience can often be at odds with each other, as those updates which make vehicles easier to drive do not necessarily make them safer. Consumers likely trust that the technological upgrades incorporated into vehicles have been tested and proven to do that which their advertising implies. Yet often the excitement over the potential of new vehicle features may prompt drivers to use them in ways they may not have been intended.

Take the Autopilot upgrade recently introduced into Tesla vehicles. Many drivers have reported being able to take their hands off the steering wheel when using the...

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If you've been involved in a car accident in Florida, the negative effects may extend beyond the physical. When faced with serious and debilitating injuries, many people also experience depression, which can get in the way of the healing process. Thrive Global offers the following tips to help you overcome depression on your road to recovery.

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If you receive a traumatic brain injury in a Florida car crash or other catastrophic events, the initial focus of your physicians will be to save your life and begin immediate treatment to attempt to minimize the long-term effects of your TBI. Unfortunately, you could incur hospital and other medical expenses of over $1 million during the first six months alone.

But what about the costs you and your family will incur after the first six months? Given that a TBI can affect you in multiple ways, you may require months or even years or rehabilitation and occupational and physical therapy. You may even require a lifetime of care.

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Workers' compensation is a type of insurance your employer in Florida most likely carries. The law requires most employers to have this insurance which offers protection if you or any other employee is injured while on the job. You need to meet certain requirements and follow a specific procedure to ensure you qualify for benefits.

According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, you only qualify for workers' compensation if you receive an injury while you are at work and doing work duties. This is important because if your injury occurs when you are doing something outside the course of your job duties, you may not...

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While slip-and-fall accidents can happen to virtually anyone, they're especially hazardous for the elderly. That's why it's important to safeguard your senior loved ones against potential accidents in and outside of the home, as these accidents may have potentially devastating consequences. In this case, the Mayo Clinic offers the following tips on how you can help your loved one lower the chance of a slip-and-fall.

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When amputations occur because of a traumatic accident, the psychological effects can be profound. For many people, the experience is similar to losing a loved one, and it can be hard to adapt to a new reality in the days preceding the operation, as well as the time after occurs. Physiopedia offers the following information on the type of effects amputation can have on a person's psyche.

There are different types of coping styles for people undergoing amputation. In many cases, people will advance through the five stages of grief, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Upon reaching a state of acceptance the patient...

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Nighttime can be a dangerous time for cyclists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, it appears that this has especially been the case in recent years here in the United States.

According to federal statistics, between 2010 and 2017, annual pedestrian and cyclist fatalities went up, both for night and day. However, nighttime saw a much higher increase in such fatalities (46 percent) than daytime did (15 percent) over this stretch.

Why do you think pedestrian and cyclist nighttime traffic deaths have gone up so much recently?

One of the safety challenges for bicyclists and pedestrians at night is visibility. Drivers may have trouble seeing...

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Florida residents often drive their car as easily as breathing, and it has become an almost automated task to get into the car and go. Many drivers multi-task behind the wheel, dividing their attention between the road and other concerns such as eating, selecting music, and talking with others in the car. Distracted driving contributes to car accidents every day, from minor fender benders to fatalities.

According to Orlando Weekly, there have been multiple bills filed for the 2019 legislative session addressing the issues of cell phone use and texting devices that are not hands-free. One of...

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Getting into a car accident is stressful and often painful. If you are injured or your car is damaged, you may be wondering how to pay for these expenses.

It's possible you may have been partially to blame, even if the other driver was more at fault, or the other driver may claim you partly caused the accident. How does Florida handle these incidents?

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If you suffered a brain injury from an auto accident, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from brain injuries after an auto accident each year. You may be worried about the long-term effects on everything from your job to your social life. Brain injuries can vary as much as the people who suffer them, but they tend to have a few things in common:

  • Headaches that just won't go away
  • Dizziness and nausea, or even seizures
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Emotional changes, such as mood swings or depression
  • Cognitive problems, such as confusion or memory loss

These are just a few symptoms of a brain injury, and...

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You were rushing to get home to start dinner, and another vehicle rolled into your car as you were leaving the parking lot. A small jolt occurred during the accident, but no one was injured. You apologize, shrug off the minor mishap and go your separates ways.

The next day, you notice some trouble breathing. Its allergy season and you wonder if an allergy shot might help. Several days later, you develop a mild headache. You notice your balance is a bit off. The headaches turn into migraines. Your eyesight blurs so badly that you cannot read or watch television. Your daughter insists on driving you to the hospital.

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