Eric Block

  • Jacksonville Passenger Van Safety

    Passenger Van Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety[1] Administration, analyzed data from fatal crashes between 1990 and 2002. During that time period, there were 1,576 15-passenger vans involved in fatal crashes that resulted in 1,111 fatalities to occupants of such vans.

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  • Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    The 2012 Traffic Safety Facts, provided by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, provides that in 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed [1] in motor vehicle traffic accidents, an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcyclists killed in 2011. There were also 93,000 motorcyclists injured during 2012, a 15 percent increase from 81,000 in 2011.

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  • Jacksonville Store Liability for a Slip and Fall Accident

    Any store that welcomes customers onto the property has a duty to keep them reasonably safe. An “unreasonable” condition that contributes to a fall can lead to an injury claim against the store. Whether it’s a “big box” nationwide chain, a grocery chain or a local independent retailer, any business that invites the public onto its premises is obligated to take certain steps t ...

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  • Auto Collisions in Jacksonville Work Zones

    The U.S. Department of Transportation[1] Federal Highway Administration provides that in 2010, there were 87,606 crashes in work zones. That administration also provides that during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured.

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  • Jacksonville Mild Brain Injuries

    The term “mild brain injury” can be misleading. The term “mild” is used in reference to the severity of the initial physical trauma that caused the injury. It does not indicate the severity of the consequences of the injury. The Centers for Disease Control [1], as part of its Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States, developed the following defi ...

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  • Marijuana Use and Jacksonville Drivers

    The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence [1] confirms that marijuana use leads to impaired drivers: “Since marijuana is the second most commonly used drug associated with drinking and drugged driving after alcohol, it is important to understand why it is particularly dangerous. THC, the high producing element in marijuana, affects areas of the brain that contro ...

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  • Jacksonville Auto Collisions and Concussions

    Concussions[1] are a common diagnosis following a motor vehicle collision. No matter whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or pedestrian mishap, it is essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some people can sustain concussions and not even realize it at first following a motor vehicle accident.

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  • How to Work With a Claims Adjuster

    When it comes to settling a car crash case, the facts of your individual case will determine how long it will take to settle. This is one of the most pressing questions that clients have following a car accident and one of the most difficult to answer. The length of time it will take to settle your car accident case can vary depending on a number of factors.

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  • What to Expect Following a Car Accident

    If you or someone you know has been involved in a car crash, you are probably wondering what the best way to proceed will be. Seek Medication Attention: Most importantly, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible following a car crash, even if you do not think you are hurt. Information Gathering Stage: It is critical to gather certain information while yo ...

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  • Can I Sue for a Wrongful Death?

    Can I Sue for a Wrongful Death? April 13, 2016 Eric Block No comments A wrongful death claim is usually filed by a representative of the estate of the deceased victim, on behalf of survivors who had a relationship with the victim. Exactly who those survivors are will vary from state to state. Some of the people who may be entitled to sue and recover for their loss include th ...

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