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If you or your loved one were involved in an accident out on Central Florida's interstates, it is likely that extreme forces would be involved. This can lead to injuries that have you at a loss as to how to proceed. At The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., we do our best to support our clients as they seek the compensation they need to put their lives back together.

These collisions are often at least partly caused by unsafe driving or other types of negligent behavior, and bad weather can also be a factor. On the highways and interstates, they often also involve truckers. Please continue reading for a brief overview of these types of catastrophic accents from a legal perspective.

Do you know what workers’ compensation covers?

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.

Columbia County car accident claims woman's life

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 Columbia County. An Apopka woman was traveling in a vehicle with a man (the relationship between the two was not reported) when the man lost control of the car and drove into oncoming traffic. While the vehicle avoided colliding with other cars, it did hit a tree after leaving the roadway. The impact caused the car to flip before coming to a stop. Sadly, the woman was killed in the collision, while the man was taken to aa local hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

What is a traumatic brain injury?

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. 

Why are falls so dangerous for the elderly?

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 many elderly people, also experience more problems with balance and movement. When these factors are combined, a fall can have devastating consequences for all involved. 

Are landlords responsible for mold cleanup?

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. 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 light texture, it can very easily be dispersed around the home and breathed in by the inhabitants. Toxic black mold, which is formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum, grows in the same conditions as Aspergillus. Both types are known to cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, worsening asthma, and airway irritation. 

What happens if someone were partly to blame for your accident?

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.

Discussing a pedestrian accident on social media

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, including information that may seem completely irrelevant. However, these details could be used against someone who has decided to file suit in different ways. You should be very cautious about what you post online in the wake of a pedestrian accident, and it may be a good idea to avoid sharing anything online after an accident. Some people have shared details that had a negative impact on their case, which can make it even harder for a victim to restore normalcy in their lives.

Motorcycle accidents and high blood pressure

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 difficulties can linger for months or even years after a collision. When it comes to high blood pressure and other serious health problems, failing to address these concerns properly can be detrimental. Moreover, for those who are thinking about taking legal action as a result of a motorcyclist, such as someone who was hit by a speeding driver while riding their motorcycle, it is paramount to think about the entirety of the hardships that one will face.

How can I prevent my child from being injured by a fall?

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. offers the following tips so you can rest assured that your child is safe when it comes to falling hazards. 

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