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What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

Motorcycle Accident LawyersMotorcycle accidents are a startlingly frequent occurrence on the nation’s roads. In fact, almost 5,000 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2017. The fatality rate for motorcycles is 28 times higher than passenger vehicles, and according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, motorcyclists make up 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities nationwide.  In Florida, 18% of traffic fatalities in 2014 were motorcyclists.

Contributing Factors in Motorcycle Accidents 

There are multiple reasons that motorcycle accidents are more common and often more serious than crashes involving other types of motor vehicles. Alcohol impairment is a prominent factor in many crashes, and 25% of motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents in 2016 had a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit. Cell phones and other distractions can also make it harder for motorcyclists and drivers of passenger vehicles to stay focused, which puts riders at greater risk.

Another risk – and one that motorcyclists can’t control – is how drivers of other vehicles handle themselves on the road. Motorcyclists often report that drivers don’t notice them on the roadways or look for them when changing lanes. Reports have found that close to two-thirds of motorcycle accidents happen when a driver violates a rider’s right of way. As a result, motorcyclists are required to take evasive action to avoid crashes.

While many states have public education programs in place to remind drivers to watch out for motorcyclists, change is slow going, especially during a time when distracted driving is on the rise.

Tips for Staying Safe 

While you can’t change how other people drive, you can take extra steps to protect yourself. Remaining vigilant can decrease your risk of being involved in a crash.

  • Wear a Helmet. Using proper protective head gear, eyewear, and a face shield can protect you from head injuries during a crash.
  • Ride Defensively. Assume that the cars around you don’t see you and aren’t paying attention. Remaining aware of their actions can help you take evasive action in time to avoid an accident.
  • Follow All Traffic Rules and Pay Attention to Signs. Give yourself extra time to get to work, appointments, and other obligations.
  • Attach Reflective Tape to Your Clothing. Reflective tape makes you more visible to drivers, especially if you’re driving at night.
  • Stay Focused and Avoid Distractions. Don’t drive while under the influence or if you’re feeling drowsy. Focus your attention on the road, as well as the people around you.
  • Keep Your Motorcycle in Top Condition. Get your motorcycle checked out by a licensed mechanic on a regular basis. Replace tires and perform other maintenance tasks as recommended. 

Have You Been Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? 

The effects of a motorcycle accident can last years, from the physical impact of the crash to the mental and emotional stress of its aftermath. Experienced representation is essential when motorcycle accidents affect you or someone you love. Call Fetterman & Associates at (561) 316-2746 to discuss the specifics surrounding your accident, as well as a free evaluation of your case.

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists

Safety Tips for MotoristsAs summer comes to a close, parents nationwide start preparing for the back to school rush. This poses additional risks for both motorists and pedestrians, thanks to an increase in traffic at the start and end of the school day, as well as the number of children walking and biking to school. Planning ahead and keeping these back to school safety tips in mind will help keep everyone safer.

Give Yourself Extra Time 

Get familiar with your local school district’s schedule so that you know when the school day starts. In the week leading up to the first day of school, there will likely be an increase in traffic as parents visit classrooms, explore school routes, and plan out their drives.

Give yourself extra time for your morning commute, doctor appointments, and other obligations. This ensures that you’re not feeling rushed, and minimizes risky driving maneuvers including speeding.

Make Sure Kids Understand Safety Guidelines 

If you have kids at home, make sure that they know how to stay safe when traveling to and from school. Practice the route several times prior to the start of the school year, and be sure to identify areas where drivers tend to speed or roll through stop signs. If your kids are extra vigilant, they can – and will – stay safe, even when motorists aren’t paying attention.

Also teach your children the importance of remaining focused when walking or biking. Walking home with their eyes on their cell phone or a portable gaming device can impact their ability to avoid accidents.

Avoid Distractions 

It’s important to minimize distractions whenever you’re driving, but it’s even more crucial when  little ones may unexpectedly dash into the road. Be ready to react to any situation by staying attentive. Put your cell phone away, keep music at a reasonable volume, and avoid eating or drinking while driving.

Be Mindful of Teenage Drivers 

Adults are more likely to be naturally cautious behind the wheel, since they understand the potential fallout of a serious accident. Teenagers are typically more carefree, which increases their risk of a car accident. If you have teenagers at home, take time to clearly outline your expectations while they are driving. Look into car trackers that let you follow your teen’s location and driving speed, as well as acceleration and braking habits. Sometimes, just knowing that you’re keeping an eye on their behavior can make teens drive more slowly and carefully. Since cell phones are a major distraction for teenage drivers, look into apps that disable texting while driving.

Road safety is everyone’s job, and these back to school safety tips can help you do your part. Unfortunately, other drivers may not follow safe driving protocols, putting you and your family at risk. The effects of a car accident can impact victims for years. If you or someone you love is involved in a car crash or pedestrian accident, contact Fetterman & Associates at (561) 983-4771.

School Bus Accidents in Florida Are Increasing at a Concerning Rate

School Bus Accidents in Florida Are Increasing at a Concerning RateEarlier this month, Florida Highway Patrol responded to an accident involving a Nissan Altima and a school bus. The driver of the Altima, Cynthia Ann Wade, sustained serious injuries but was released from the hospital the following day. The driver of the school bus, as well as the three children on board, left the scene of the crash unscathed.

Preventable Bus Accidents Are on the Rise 

A study conducted in 2017 by the Department of Transportation found that there are, an average, 486 school bus accidents every year in the state of Florida. And data compiled over the course of the last five years shows an increase in school bus accidents in all but one county that was studied.

Officials place blame on both bus drivers and individual motorists. Many motorists do not give buses the space they need, which can result in dangerous accidents. And because school bus driver compensation is low, many school districts have a difficult time hiring quality drivers. Attorney Michael Maddox, who is currently battling a suit against a Florida School District in relation to a school bus that crashed into a pond with over 25 students on board, suggests training and a more in-depth hiring process would help the issue.

The Main Causes of Bus Accidents

The most common causes of school bus accidents include:

  • Bus Driver Negligence– Often times, school bus drivers fail to take the necessary precautions that they should. Because of their large size, coupled with the distractions of loud children on board, school buses take focus and skill to drive safely. Drivers who don’t take safety precautions seriously are putting themselves, as well as everyone else on the road, at risk.
  • Bad Weather– Inclement weather makes driving any vehicle more difficult. For school buses, this is magnified. Simple things like turns and quick stops can be a challenge in extremely wet and windy conditions.
  • Left Turns– When a school bus makes a left turn, it must often cross into a lane with oncoming traffic. These turns are often made slowly. If other drivers aren’t paying attention, accidents can occur.
  • Blind Spots– While all vehicles have blind spots, the blind spots on school buses are much larger. No matter how cautious a bus driver is, if other vehicles aren’t aware of these blind spots, accidents can happen very easily.
  • Negligence on Behalf of the Bus Company– Because hiring experienced school bus drivers is often a difficult process, companies will sometimes cut corners during the hiring process, or hire unqualified drivers.  Lack of experience is a main culprit in many accidents, school bus accidents included.

Have You Been Injured in A Bus Accident?

Bus accidents can cause extreme physical and emotional stress on both victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, contact Fetterman & Associates today at (561) 693-3872. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling bus accident cases, and will work tirelessly to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Palm Beach Hospital Sued for Medical Malpractice

Palm Beach Hospital Sued for Medical MalpracticeA Palm Beach hospital is being sued for medical malpractice related to the preventable death of a 25-year-old man.  Josh Dziedic passed away at Palms West Hospital on August 22, 2016 after what should have been a routine IV removal, which resulted in a venous air embolism.  The lawsuit alleges a veteran nurse at the hospital failed to take appropriate precautions when removing a central venous catheter, including properly positioning the patient’s body and instructing him in proper breathing techniques.

Dziedic was in the hospital recovering from an opioid overdose.  His family was particularly shocked at his sudden passing because at the time of his death, he appeared to be on the mend.  The lawsuit claims that not only did the nurse who removed the catheter fail to take appropriate safety precautions, but that the hospital attempted to cover up the incident by blaming the death on a false diagnosis of ‘broken heart syndrome,’ which was a result of Dziedic’s opioid addiction.

The lawsuit also claims that the hospital was further negligent in failing to properly report the cause of Dziedic’s death to authorities.  In a review conducted by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the agency concluded that Palms West failed to report the venous air embolism to the state, failed to document Dziedic’s death as a medical error, and failed to include the incident on the hospital’s annual report.

The hospital continues to deny the allegations, despite the AHCA report findings, the acknowledgement of the embolism in the doctor’s note of the incident, and the admission of several nurses that protocols were not followed.

What Is a Venous Air Embolism? 

Venous air embolisms, also known as vascular air embolisms, occur when air is injected into a patient’s venous system. The pocket of air subsequently disrupts the flow of blood from the heart through the veins.  The symptoms of venous air embolism vary based on the amount of air that is injected into the veins, and, while not always fatal, can lead to serious complications like cardiovascular collapse.

These embolisms are a rare occurrence, with a vast majority of incidents occurring after certain medical procedures.  The procedure at highest risk of embolism is the removal of a central venous catheter, which the lawsuit alleges caused Dziedic’s death.  Central venous catheters are inserted into veins and arteries deep within a patient’s body to administer medications over a long period of time.  Changes in pressure caused by the improper removal of a catheter, combined with pressure changes that occur with respiration, can introduce lethal amounts of air into the vascular system.

It is estimated that 0.2% to 1% of patients who undergo this procedure will suffer from an embolism.  If identified early, venous air embolisms are highly treatable. 

Injured By a Hospital? Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer 

Dziedic’s mother told the New Times that she may have been willing to forgive the hospital’s mistake, had it not been for staff attempts to shift guilt onto the family for their role in his supposed ‘broken heart syndrome.

In addition to the negligence staff demonstrated in failing to follow procedure, false diagnoses by medical professionals are irresponsible and extremely harmful.  In addition to allegations of medical malpractice, Dziedic’s family is suing for damages related to conspiracy and infliction of emotional distress.

Death and injury due to negligent hospital staff is an unfortunate, yet unfortunately common occurrence.  If you or a loved one has been injured due to hospital negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under Florida Law.  Contact the Law Team at Fetterman & Associates today to speak with one of our medical malpractice experts at (561) 693-3872.

What You Need to Know About Survivor Rights and Property

Survivor Rights AttorneyExperiencing the death of a loved one, especially when unexpected, can be emotionally crippling.  And yet, life marches on.  Often times, it is imperative for surviving dependents and loved ones to take steps to secure certain rights in the aftermath.  One critical set of survivor rights has to do with the allocation of property after death.

Real Estate 

Technically, any property held in joint tenancy, tenancy by the entirety, or community property with right of survivorship automatically passes to the survivor (usually the spouse). If you are the designated survivor, you will need to file a certified copy of the death certificate with the county land record’s office to formalize your ownership of the property. 

If you are the designated survivor but not a co-owner of the property, you will need to file an election as ‘tenant in common,’ which allows you to take a one-half interest in the property. Under Florida law, this is referred to as the ‘Homestead.’  This election must be filed within six months of death.  It is extremely important that this election is filed, since the cost of maintaining real estate in Florida can be high.  Becoming a tenant in common allows you to force the sale of the property, absolving you of property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, homeowner association dues, and other related costs. 

Bank Accounts 

If you had a joint bank account with the deceased, you should be able to continue to use the account after their death.  As the surviving co-account holder, you automatically legally own all of the money in the account.  You may want to notify the bank of the decedent’s passing, however, and formally transfer the account into your name alone.  This may help to prevent bureaucratic confusion in the future. It also protects the money in cases of identity theft.

Savings Bonds 

If you co-owned a U.S. savings bond with the deceased, you automatically become the sole owner of the bond upon their passing.  It is highly recommended that you have the bond re-issued in your name, since this will allow you to name a beneficiary for it.  In the event of your own passing, the bond will automatically be transferred to your designated beneficiary, without the need for probate.


If the deceased held securities in a brokerage account, mutual fund, or monetary market fund, you will have to contact the managing company directly to transfer the securities fully into your name.  You will need to fill out a form and send it, along with a certified copy of the death certificate, to the bank or brokerage company.  They will subsequently re-register the account(s) in your name.

If the deceased held tangible stock or bond certificates, you will need to have them reissued in your name.  You will need to contact the corporation’s transfer agent directly to determine what forms and documentation you’ll need to send to have the certificates re-issued.  Typically, contact information for the corporation’s transfer agent can be found printed on the back of the certificate.

Contact a Survivor Rights Attorney 

In the event of a death, ensuring that joint property is appropriately transferred is much more than just a bureaucratic headache.  Failure to formally transfer property can result in a host of much more serious issues in the future, including legal disputes with banks and/or relatives.  If you are the survivor facing the difficult task of dealing with the estate of a deceased loved one, an experienced survivor rights attorney can help guide you through the process and the paperwork.  Contact the attorneys at Fetterman & Associates for a free consultation at (561) 693-3872.

Why Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise

Pedestrian Accidents Are on the RiseThe numbers don’t lie.  Since 1990, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has increased by 46%.  This is coming on the heels of an all-time record low back in 2009.  In fact:

  • In 2015, 5,397 pedestrians died
  • This number spiraled to 5,987 in 2016
  • In 2017, it’s estimated that over 6,000 people lost their lives

These numbers are staggering, and this is before you factor in the roughly 129,000 pedestrians who are injured on an annual basis.

So what’s fueling the increase?

Most experts attribute the increase to distracted drivers and pedestrians, and mainly to cell phone use.

Blame Is Across the Board

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the most hotly contested issue will be who was at fault.  And this question can run the gambit, from the driver being the sole cause of the accident to you being 100% at fault.  In a vast majority of cases, it’s a combination of both parties being partially negligent.

Drivers are often distracted by a number of things, including talking on the phone, texting, putting on makeup and eating. And pedestrians have their own attention issues, from cell phone use and reading while walking to jaywalking and assuming that since they have the right-of-way, motorists will stop.

Who Is Truly at Fault?

Florida is a “pure comparative fault” state, which means that financial recovery in your pedestrian accident case will be reduced by whatever amount you are found to have been negligent.  So, for example, let’s say a jury found that the driver who hit you was 75% at fault and you were 25% at fault. If a settlement amount of $100,000 is awarded, you will collect $75,000.  If you are both found equally responsible, and the settlement amount awarded is $100,000, you will receive $50,000.

The Financial Losses Are Often Staggering 

After being hit by a moving vehicle, medical bills can start to add up very quickly.  And this is before you factor in loss of income during recovery, as well as potential lost future wages.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Temporary injures
  • Permanent injuries/disabilities
  • Rehab expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Job retraining, if needed
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Contact an Attorney Who Is Knowledgeable in Pedestrian Accidents

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car or truck, the consequences can be life-changing.  From endless medical bills to permanent disability, don’t try to seek financial recovery alone.  Contact a Florida law firm that knows how to handle pedestrian accident cases, and will fight for the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.

At Fetterman & Associates, we have the expertise and experience needed to help you win your pedestrian accident personal injury case.  Call us today at (561) 693-3872 to schedule a consultation and complimentary case evaluation.

5 Tips for Staying Safer on the Water

5 Tips for Staying Safer on the Water

Boating is a popular past time in Florida. Unfortunately, the large volume of boats on the water increases the likelihood of a boat accident occurring. According to Statista, Florida has the highest number of boat accidents per year.  2,903 injuries occurred as a result of boating accidents in 2016, and there were 701 fatalities.

The key to preventing boating accident is safety.  Here are 5 tips that’ll keep you and your loved ones safer.

Tip 1: Keep Tabs on Your Gas

Running out of gas isn’t a major problem when you’re driving a car. You simply call a vehicle servicer to help you to get back on the road. But running out of gas presents a major risk when you’re boating. You could end up stranded in unknown waters. Plus, unseen currents could carry your boat even further away from the shore. Make sure you have enough gas for the day before you head out. Best practice is to always have at least 10% more gas than you think you’ll need. This ensures you’ll have enough, especially if an unexpected situation arises.

Tip 2: Wear Your Lifejacket

Always wear your life jacket, even if you’re a strong swimmer. You have them for a reason.  Boating accidents are unpredictable, and injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.  Wearing your life jacket ensures that if you sustain an injury and find yourself overboard, you don’t potentially succumb to drowning.

Tip 3: Be Thorough with Maintenance

Like cars, boats are made of thousands of moving parts. Conduct throughout checks on every mechanical aspect before you head out. If something doesn’t seem right, don’t risk it. Make sure you have a working radio on the boat at all times as well.

Tip 4: Conduct a Safety Briefing

While you may be an experienced boater, you can’t guarantee that the people you take with you share that same level of experience. Always conduct a safety briefing before you take anybody out on your boat. Ensure they have their own lifejackets and help them to understand the rules they must follow to stay safe.

Tip 5: Maintain a Safe Speed

Full-speed boating presents problems, regardless of the weather conditions. The faster you’re moving, the less time that you have to react to obstacles.  Bad weather and low-light conditions compound this problem. Don’t go faster than necessary when you’re on the water.

Contact Fetterman & Associates If You’re Involved in a Boating Accident

Even by following the tips outlined here, there’s no surefire guarantee that you won’t wind up in a boat accident. Other boaters may not follow this advice, which puts you at risk. The Fetterman & Associates Law Team can help you if a boating accident has affected you or a loved one. Contact us today at (561) 693-3872 to arrange a free consultation and to discuss your options.

4 Reasons Why You Should Appeal Your Social Security and Disability Denial

Social Security And Disability DenialOf the 11 million people living in Florida, about 450,000 claim social security and disability benefits. To do so, they must meet the requirements that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has established. And while it may seem like a simple process, it’s not uncommon for legitimate claims to be denied.  Unfortunately, many people who are denied social security and disability benefits simply give up, assuming that an appeal will just result in another denial. Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t.

Reason #1 – You’re Actually Disabled

The simple fact is that many denials aren’t fair. In some cases, the state may misunderstand your disability. Or, a paperwork error may lead to an inaccurate claim that causes a denial. All claims go through the Division of Disability Determinations in Florida, and it’s entirely possible that they made an error somewhere in the process. Giving up after the first attempt doesn’t account for these potential errors. You may just need to submit more accurate records and documents.

Reason #2 – You Have Limited Time 

Many people make the mistake of thinking that they have no option once they receive a refusal. But that’s not the case at all. Your denial notice should have a date printed on it. Typically, you’ll have 60 days from the date on the notice to file an appeal. Unfortunately, you’ll rarely be able to file an appeal after this date passes, which means that you’ll have to start the whole process again. This time constraint is one of the main reasons why you should start the appeal process as soon as you receive your denial notice.

Reason #3 – You Can Ask for Different Examiners 

When filing an appeal, you can ask for a different group of examiners to evaluate your case. This reduces the risk of the previous group refusing the appeal in the belief that they got it right the first time. A fresh set of eyes may see something that the first group missed.

Reason #4 – You Can Add More Evidence to the Claim 

Many people don’t realize that they can resubmit a different claim when they file for an appeal.  The SSA allows you to add extra documents to your appeal, which means that if you’re more thorough the second time around, you can build an even stronger case. This is important since many denials are a result of inadequate documentation. Adding more evidence to your social security application might give examiners enough to overturn the original decision. Such evidence may include proof that you’re unable to work due to your condition, as well as medical records and other documents you may have forgotten to include with your initial application.

Reapply Today 

If your social security and disability claim was recently denied, all is not lost. You do have options, and with a good attorney on your side, you’ll increase the likelihood of the original denial being overturned. Contact Fetterman & Associates today at (561) 693-3872 to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your claim.

The 4 Most Common Causes of Limo Accidents

A limo accident can have devastating effects, both physically and psychologically. What started out as a fun adventure can quickly turn into a tragedy that affects passengers, pedestrians, and other motorists.  If you have been injured in a limo accident, here are some of the most common causes, as well as how each may affect your ability to file a claim.

Reason #1 – A Lack of Safety Features

4 Most Common Causes of Limo AccidentsGiven the size and structure of limos, most people assume that there are added safety features built in. While this is typically the case, there have been instances of limo companies removing key safety features. In fact, one such instance led to the deaths of four women in New York. Negligent operators will often strip key safety features so that the vehicle can carry more people or move faster.  This is illegal, and if you can prove that the limo you were riding in was lacking certain safety features, you have legal grounds for filing a claim.

Reason #2 – Poor Driver Education

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established certain guidelines that all limo drivers must follow. Unfortunately, poor training is prevalent in the industry and many drivers never develop the proper skills needed to safely operate a limo. Others fail to follow the FMCSA’s guidelines. Both can have serious, and sometimes even fatal, consequences.

Reason #3 – Driver Impairment

Drunk driving is already a major problem in the United States. It’s an even bigger problem when the driver also happens to be transporting passengers. A responsible operator will never allow an impaired driver to get behind the wheel. If your limo accident was caused as a result of your driver being intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, it is important to contact a Personal Injury Attorney Port St. Lucie as quickly as possible.

Reason #4 – Other Driving Issues

The same issues that affect you when you’re driving can also affect a limo driver. Distractions, such as loud music or texting while driving, can lead to an accident. So too can fatigue. On busy weekends and during major events, many limo drivers work longer hours than they are legally allowed to work, which can result in tragedy. If you see that your driver is drowsy or otherwise distracted, contact the limo company and request another driver. If you have, unknowingly, entered a limo with a tired or distracted driver, document your experience as best as you can by taking pictures and/or videos to substantiate your claim.

Filing Your Claim

Gathering evidence is the first step in filing a claim after a limo accident. And since limo companies are required to install cameras so they can oversee both their drivers and passengers, the process is not always as difficult as it might seem, especially if there are also witnesses who can be called upon.

The personal injury attorneys at Fetterman & Associates are well versed in handling the in’s and out’s of limo accidents. If you or someone you love was recently involved in a limo accident, contact us today at (561) 693-3872 to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident, as well as your potential legal options.

3 Steps You Need to Take Immediately Following a Burn Injury

Despite all of our technology and safety standards, there are still many things that could lead to a burn injury. In fact, over 480,000 people experience such an injury every year in the United States alone. And according to the World Health Organization, burns account for about 180,000 deaths per year.

Depending on the severity of a burn, the moments immediately following the injury are critical, especially since serious burns can have life-threatening consequences. If you or someone you love sustains a burn, here are the 3 steps you need to take next.

1. Assess the Burn

Burn injury LawyerFirst and foremost, get away from the source of the burn as quickly as possible. When you’re in a safe location, assess the burn as best you can. If your injuries are too severe, protect the area as best as you can and wait for help to arrive.

If you can, examine the burn to see how it affects your skin. A first-degree burn will cause swelling and redness. The same goes for second-degree burns, but you’ll also notice blisters. Third-degree burns are the most serious and usually involve charred flesh. Chemical burns may have other effects on your skin and should be treated with extreme caution.

2. Take Action

The actions that you take next will depend on the severity of the burn.

With first-degree burns, run cold water over the burn for at least ten minutes. Do not use ice or any creamy substances, such as butter. These may chill the burn, but they can cause issues of their own. You can often take care of these minor types of burns on your own. Apply a clean dressing and avoid popping any blisters that may form. Redress the wound regularly to keep it clean, which will reduce the risk of infection.

Second and third-degree burns present bigger problems. A second-degree burn with a diameter of 3 inches or more is a “major” burn. Third-degree burns also fall under the “major” category. Getting medical assistance is your first priority with these types of burns. Call 911 and follow the instructions you receive to the best of your ability. Also, don’t try to remove any clothing that is stuck to your skin. Doing so can open up further wounds and increase the likelihood of an infection developing.

If your face or eyes are burned, move to an open area and sit up. This helps to reduce swelling and can make it easier to breathe.

3. Start Looking Towards the Future

Depending on the extent of your injuries, you will need some time to heal. Listen to your doctor’s recommendations to prevent infection. If your burns were caused by a fire, spend as much time in the fresh air as possible to help your lungs heal from potential smoke damage.

Also, as you begin the healing process, begin to evaluate your future. Will the injury you sustained affect your future? And if so, how? Was your injury the result of someone else’s mistake or oversight? If so, you may be eligible to file a claim for your medical treatment, as well as loss of income.

Contact the Fetterman & Associates today at (561) 845-2510 to arrange a free consultation to discuss the specifics regarding what happened, as well as explore potential legal options that may be available to you.

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