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Slips and Falls Among the Elderly

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

Anyone can be a victim of a slip and fall, but these types of incidents can especially plague the elderly. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for seniors. Every year, approximately 25% of those over the age of 65 suffer a fall. A senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes. Every year,… Read More »

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Florida Negligence Laws

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

If you are involved in a car crash, slip and fall or other type of accident in Florida, it’s important to understand your rights to compensation. What you may not know is that if you are involved in an accident and severely injured, you may still be considered partially liable for your role in… Read More »

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Bankruptcy on the Rise Among Seniors

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

When you think of bankruptcy, you probably think of it as an issue that affects only young people. After all, older people should be well-off financially. That may be what the majority of people think, but the statistics tell a different story. In 1991, seniors over the age of 65 made up just 2%… Read More »

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Slip and Fall Accidents in the Workplace

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

A slip and fall accident can happen in your home, outside or at a store or restaurant. They can even happen in the workplace. Many workplace accidents and injuries are caused by falls. They are especially common in the construction and health care industries, as well as in warehouses and retail establishments. Slips, trips… Read More »

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When Bankruptcy is an Option for Student Loan Debt

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

Student loan debt is a crisis in America. Americans owe a whopping $1.5 trillion due to loans to pay for their college education. The average borrower owes $28,650. Many people have trouble paying off this debt. While the minimum wage has risen slightly in recent years, good-paying jobs are still hard to come by…. Read More »

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When Mechanical Problems Cause Car Accidents

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

While distracted driving, fatigue and drunk driving are three common causes of car accidents, there’s another issue that drivers need to be aware of: mechanical problems. A car that is not well-maintained can develop problems with the steering, brakes, tires and electrical components. These issues can make an accident more likely to occur. Some… Read More »

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Dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury After an Accident

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

A traumatic brain injury occurs when a blow to the head disrupts the brain’s normal functioning. This can happen when an object pierces the skull or, more commonly, when the head hits an object, such as in a car accident or slip and fall. Traumatic brain injuries are very common, with 1.7 million new… Read More »

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Special Requirements in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

Medical malpractice may seem like a rare event, but it actually happens quite often. In fact, it’s the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Medical malpractice cases are very complex. While it’s possible to sue a doctor and receive compensation for injuries or death caused by their negligence, it’s not an easy… Read More »

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Understanding Rear-End Car Accidents

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

Car crashes can happen in various ways. One of the most common types of crashes is rear-end car accidents. They occur when a vehicle hits the back of the one in front of it. In 2016, there were 2,350 fatalities due to rear-end crashes. These crashes can happen in various ways. They can occur… Read More »

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Too Broke to Be Bankrupt?

By Barry S. Mittelberg, P.A. |

Financial issues plague many Americans. They are without work and unable to pay bills. They continue to drown in debt month after month. Their only recourse to get out of this debt is to file for bankruptcy. However, filing for bankruptcy, ironically, takes money. People actually have to pay to go bankrupt. It is… Read More »

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