Category Archives: Personal Injury

Florida Toxic Mold Contamination

The Collier County School District reported that mold was discovered at two local elementary schools during the summer recess. The mold was removed before teachers and students returned to school in mid-August. According to school officials, surface mold was found in the carpeting and on whiteboards, cabinets, walls and student desks. The district believes that the… Read More »

Sharing the Road: Florida Bicycle Accidents

This past August, Tampa resident Michael Duriel Lee was killed by a hit-and-run motorist while bicycling to work. Mr. Lee was struck while riding on the right shoulder of a highway overpass. Upon impact, Mr. Lee flew over a guardrail and fell to his death. Common causes of bicycle accidents Bicyclists constantly face the risk… Read More »

Florida Personal Injury Mediation

The uncertainties and expenses of litigations have prompted more plaintiffs to settle their personal injury claims through less costly and speedier alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation. Mediation is an opportunity for disagreeing parties to attempt resolution in an informal setting. An overview of the mediation process In mediation, plaintiffs can tell their… Read More »

Not Safe at Home or Work: Daily Chemical Exposures

Many products that provide us with the everyday amenities we enjoy contain dangerous substances. Some chemicals can cause grave illnesses and even fatalities for people exposed to slight levels over a long period, or high levels over a short period. Dangerous substances can be found in chemicals you are exposed to at work and pollutants… Read More »

Florida Construction Sites — A Dangerous Livelihood

Roger Brown was loading a 3,000-pound commercial oven in Palm Springs when it fell off the forklift and crushed him to death. John Morris was working on a highway in Miami when he was fatally hit by a motorist. John Halek was trimming trees for a landscaping company in Boca Raton when he was electrocuted… Read More »

Protecting the Elderly from Abuse and Neglect

A Polk County man was recently awarded $1.2 billion in damages for the wrongful death of his 69-year-old mother, a woman he loved like “treasure.” Arlene Townsend apparently fell 17 times during her three-year stay at a nursing home and ultimately died due to the facility’s lack of care. A large nursing home corporation had… Read More »

Florida Nightclub Sued for Minor’s DUI

A 20-year-old Florida woman was recently sentenced to four years in prison for causing the death of an acclaimed Miami chef. Karlie Tomica drank heavily during her shift at a nightclub, got behind the wheel and left the scene after hitting Stefano Riccioletti. After pleading guilty of driving with a BAC three times the legal… Read More »

Liability for Dog Attacks in Florida

Many Floridians have dogs that make adorable and faithful friends. However, an owner can be responsible for a dog’s aggressive actions. A Florida dog owner was recently found liable after her dog pursued a neighbor and the neighbor’s dog. The attack allegedly caused the victim to fall and break her wrist. The victim’s dog was… Read More »

ATV Accidents and How to Avoid Them

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that 14 riders were killed in All Terrain Vehicle accidents over Memorial Day Weekend alone. In addition to these tragic deaths, 2, 750 ATV riders were treated in emergency rooms for a variety of injuries. ATV accidents often involve children under the age of 12. There are a… Read More »

Causes and Prevention of Trucking Accidents

In the last 30 years the number of heavy commercial trucks on our highways has doubled. Due to the concerted efforts of organizations like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck-crash fatalities have actually dropped slightly despite the increase in vehicle use. This is good news, and there are significant developments in the industry to… Read More »

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