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Who Needs A Date Night? Enter For a Chance to Win!

by on Wednesday, August 16, 2017  —  Firm News

It’s a huge time of year for movie releases, so we’re doing an AMC MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY! Comment and like our page for a chance to win a movie night for two! Package includes two $25 AMC Giftcards valid at any AMC Theater- enough to cover tickets, popcorn, and maybe something sweet!

Rules:
1. Like our page
2. Leave a comment below this post to be entered into the drawing.
3. Share with your friends
4. Only one entry per person is valid.
5. You can only win any contest once every two years.
GOOD LUCK!

**Please note: Random winner will be selected on August 30th. Ticket winners MUST call our office to claim the tickets within 3 HOURS of being announced as the winner. If you do not call to claim your tickets within this time frame, you forfeit the tickets, and we will draw another winner. Tickets must be picked up from the Brooks Law Group – Winter Haven office within 3 business days, or they will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn. If you have claimed the tickets but are unable to pick up the tickets or attend the event, please notify us so another winner may be selected.

Beach Brooks III will be serving his community from our newly renovated Tampa location!

by on Wednesday, August 16, 2017  —  Firm News

We, at the Brooks Law Group, are excited to announce that our office in the Tampa Bay Region has been recently renovated! Our office is located in the historic Ybor City at 2002 5th Avenue Unit 101, Tampa, Fl.  33605.  We have recently updated our office and are excited to unveil it. Our office has a modern industrial look, which we hope will be inviting and comforting to our clients.

Heading up the Tampa office will be Attorney Beach Brooks III. Mr. Brooks lives in Tampa and is excited to represent the community he lives in. Beach loves to enjoy all Tampa has to offer including the water, beaches, golf, concerts, and professional sports teams along with his family and friends.

“Tampa is such a unique and vibrant city. I am lucky to call this place home. Having grown up and gone to school in the central Florida area, it is exciting to help Tampa Bay’s diverse population and I look forward to helping people from all walks of life. The citizens of Hillsborough and Pinellas County need a voice against the insurance companies and I am excited to provide that voice and get our clients the justice they deserve.’ Beach III said. “Our firm’s mission statement is “To provide the Best Client Experience Possible.” We understand that being a victim of someone else’s negligence, is tough and we are there for you and to help you.”  With our office located in Ybor City, it will be centrally located to many residents in Hillsborough County. We at the Brooks Law Group are excited to play a role in the rejuvenation of Ybor City and all the exciting things to come.”

The Tampa Bay area has some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Recent research and studies have shown:

  • Interstate 4 is the most dangerous highway in America
  • Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater is the second most dangerous metropolitan in the country for pedestrians
  • Wrong way drivers, drunk drivers, and distracted drivers take the lives of innocent people every year.

 

With such dangerous roads for its drivers and pedestrians, you will need experience on your side. The Brooks Law Group and it’s over 25 years of experience helping the injured. We have used this experience to get our clients the results they deserve. Here, at Brooks Law Group, we can guarantee you will not owe us anything unless we recover money for you.

If you have lost a loved one or are injured due to someone else’s negligence, misconduct, or malice, please contact an attorney. Often, the lost loved one or injured provided great financial support to the family. Filing and winning a suit could mean having money to maintain the life you were before the accident. The Brooks Law Group understands the value of life and health and will not rest until you get the money you deserve. Please call our office at 1-800-LAW-3030 to speak to one of our attorneys, and fill a free case evaluation on our website. Offices Tampa, Winter Haven, and Lakeland.

Believe It or Not – Train Accidents Are More Common Than You Think!

by on Friday, August 11, 2017  —  Auto Accidents, Semi Truck Accidents

Did you know ….

  • Every 3 hours someone in the United States is hit by a train?*
  • Among the most dangerous states for railroad related injuries, Florida ranks 9th in the nation for railroad crossing accidents.
  • According to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Safety Analysis, there were 2,025 collisions at railroad crossings in 2016 resulting in 265 fatalities and 798 injuries.

Recently, a semi truck driver suffered minor injuries after he was struck by an Amtrak Train just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. Unfortunately, these accidents can happen anywhere. Fortunately, these accidents can be prevented by drivers practicing safe driving habits while near railroads. Our team has compiled a list of tips to keep you safe!

  1. Never Stop on the Tracks

Before crossing the tracks, make sure there is plenty of room for your vehicle on the other side. Never, under any circumstances, stop your vehicle on the tracks. There is always a chance that your vehicle may malfunction, get stuck, or stall. If you are prevented from moving off of the tracks, you could face serious injury or death. If your car stalls or stops on the tracks, move away from the vehicle and the tracks and call 911 immediately.

  1. Be Alert

Always know of your surroundings as a driver. Know when a railroad crossing is coming up, and be sure you stop where directed. Look around for pedestrians, read all signs posted around the tracks and drive slowly. Be a keen observer, meaning use all of your senses, listen for an incoming train, so that if other systems fail, you can react properly. Not all train tracks will have crossing gates or flashing lights, so know that sometimes you must rely on your own senses and less noticeable warnings.

  1. Know the Signs

Not every railroad crossing is the same. Some will have multiple tracks, others will have only one, some may have flashing lights and crossing gates, others will not. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there are two different railroad crossings:

  • Passive Crossings. This crossing does not have any type of traffic control device. The decision to stop or proceed rests entirely in your hands. Passive crossings require you to recognize the crossing, search for any train using the tracks and decide if there is sufficient clear space to cross safely.
  • Active Crossings. This crossing has a traffic control device installed at the crossing to regulate traffic at the crossing. These active devices include flashing red lights, with or without bells and flashing red lights with bells and gates.

Familiarize yourself with railroad signs, both on the ground and posted beside or over the road. If there is no designated stopping point, stop your vehicle 15 feet before the railroad and look in both directions to listen and look for any signs of a train.

  1. Never Try to Race a Train

Trains always have the right of way because they are far heavier than ordinary vehicles and are much more difficult to stop. If you see a train coming, even if it is far away, you should never attempt to beat the train. If you can see a train or can hear its approach, stay put and wait for the train to pass. After the first train has passed, always look and listen for a second one before proceeding across the railroad tracks.

While these railroad crossing tips can help, sometimes accidents happen. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a train accident, Brooks Law Group has the knowledge and skill to help you with your injury case. Text or call us at 800-LAW-3030. (800-529-3030)

* According to data collected by the Federal Railroad Administration

This popular weed killer has been linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma!

by on Tuesday, August 8, 2017  —  Defective Drugs and Products

Weeds have been a nuisance to all land owners since the beginning of time. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the company Monsanto produced and marketed Roundup – a glyphosate based solution that would act as an herbicide for every-day use. This solution allows users to kill pesky weeds without harming surrounding plants.

Roundup is the most popular weed killer. How is it dangerous?

Prior to its first registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the mid-1980s, Roundup was thought to be safe for human and environmental contact. Since then, scientists have learned otherwise. In March of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen” in humans. IARC concluded this after their findings showed the glyphosate has caused DNA and chromosomal damage in the human cells they tested.

What you must know:

Roundup is believed to be connected to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and  it is speculated that Monsanto knew of the link between glyphosate and cancer as early as 1980.

If you have:

  • Been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma before 2010
  • Worked as a landscaper, farmer, groundskeeper, or commercial gardener AND
  • Been exposed to Roundup for 8 hours or more over a year, for 3 or more years

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), according to the American Cancer Society, is a cancer that starts in the while blood cells called lymphocytes, which play a key role in the body’s immune system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in the United States, accounting for about 4% of all cancers. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are for 2017:

  • About 72,240 people (40,080 males and 32,160 females) will be diagnosed with NHL. This includes both adults and children.
  • About 20,140 people will die from this cancer (11,450 males and 8,690 females).

Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma:

  • Anemia
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Weight Loss
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

What Should I Do?

The diagnosis of cancer is heartbreaking. The diagnosis of cancer due to the negligence of a warning is infuriating. Bottom line is, users should have been provided the information so they he or she could has made an education decision whether or not to use the product.

If you or a loved one has developed a type of blood cancer such as Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, we want to talk to you! You may qualify to receive financial compensation and we want to help!
Please call us at 1-800-LAW3030.

Brooks Law Group Has a Busy Weekend Ahead

by on Thursday, August 3, 2017  —  Firm News

Involvement in our community is very important to us here at Brooks Law Group and we would like to invite the community in joining us at these events this upcoming weekend:

  • First Friday – Downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park
  • Back to School Bash – Dewdney Plaza – Winter Haven
  • Family Fun & Fitness Event – Lakeland

First Friday – Munn Park – Downtown Lakeland

Brooks Law Group will be in Lakeland on Friday, August 4th to participate in First Friday in downtown Munn Park from 6-9pm. The theme this month is “Back to School.” We will be giving away our Brooks Law Group promotional bags to the first 100 people that visit our booth. We will also give away a Back to School gift basket to one lucky winner. No purchase necessary, just stop by and enter your name for a chance to win!

The fun doesn’t stop there…

This Saturday, August 5th – Brooks Law Group will be participating in 2 different community events!

Back to School Bash – Dewdney Plaza – 1654 1st St N Winter Haven, FL

We would like to invite the community to join us at Back to School Bash sponsored by Dewdney Plaza from 10:00am – 2:00pm. This event is truly an example of the community coming together to ensure our children have everything they need to return to school. We will be giving away backpacks, Brooks Law Group bags, and other fun promotional items.

This event will also include:

  • Free School Supplies
  • Free Haircuts for boys
  • Free Nail Polish for girls
  • Horse Back Rides
  • Free Hair Braiding
  • Free Food & More

Family Fun & Fitness Event – 5121 US Hwy 98 N Lakeland, FL

From 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Brooks Law Group will be in Lakeland sponsoring TBC 24 Fitness’s Family Fun & Fitness Event! We will also have our booth set up giving away Brooks Law Group water to participants and raffling off some of other “fitness” related promotional items.

This event will also include:

  • Bounce House
  • Obstacle Course
  • Food
  • Petting Zoo
  • Adult & Children’s Fitness
  • Contest, Prizes, and More!

We are looking forward to this fun-packed weekend! We hope to see you there!

Do You Suspect Cemetery Abuse? Let Us Help!

by on Friday, July 28, 2017  —  Law in Florida

A cemetery symbolizes the final resting place of loved ones and a place for friends and family to visit their deceased loved ones. However, when this place of rest becomes a place of havoc and destruction due to abuse, there is a problem. Cemetery abuse is a pervasive issue that leaves families and friends upset and hurt. Understanding what constitutes cemetery abuse is the first step in spotting an incident when it occurs.

What is Cemetery Abuse?

Cemetery abuse includes:

  • Misplacing bodies
  • Placing/moving bodies without permission
  • Losing remains of the deceased
  • Unmaintained graves
  • Separating partners (husband and wife)
  • Removing parts of a tomb or monument
  • Disturbing the contents of grave or tomb
  • Overcharging for services
  • Vandalized graves
  • Vandalized/broken headstones
  • And many more

 

What Should you do?

If you believed a loved one’s grave or cemetery has been abused, contact the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and file a complaint. Additionally, you should hire Brooks Law Group. We are a group of experienced attorneys who will fight for your loved one’s rights. Our attorneys have years of education and experience to represent you in the best way possible. Please call us at 1-800-LAW-3030 (1-800-529-3030) or visit our website to file a free case evaluation.