Bernardoni v. City of Saginaw – Sidewalk Trip-and-Fall Accident Lawsuit

Sidewalks are constructed solely for the purpose of providing a safe space to travel on foot, out of the way of cars or other traffic. Unfortunately, many sidewalks are a threat in and of themselves. Specifically, they can be a fall risk if they are… read more

Orlando Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers: Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Florida insurance regulators recently revealed that two insurers have filed requests for sizable rate hikes – ranging from 20 percent up to 114 percent – in premiums for patients receiving long-term care. One of those, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, has asked for a rate hike… read more

Negligent Security Questions Raised in Wake of Florida Nightclub Shooting

Following a massacre at a nightclub in Orlando by an American security guard who claimed terrorist ties, Florida now has the dubious distinction of being the site of the largest modern-day mass shooting.  Investigators are still working to piece together what exactly happened and the… read more

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up Almost 8 Percent in 2015

The family of Michael Waddle, 50, told The Palm Beach Post the former firefighter always insisted on kisses and hugs whenever someone left the home because, “You never know when you might see them last.”  It turned out to be wiser than perhaps he would… read more

IKEA Furniture Recalled for Child Injury Risk

Two major recalls have been issued involving products made by Swedish company IKEA, a leading global home furnishings provider with more than 300 stores globally. These recalls could prompt a flood of product liability lawsuits against the company, particularly given the fact that at least one… read more

$10M Car Accident Verdict in Delivery Driver Crash That Killed Firefighter

The purported negligence of an Orange County pizza delivery driver working for a franchise may cost the parent company as much as $9 million after a jury awarded a $10 million verdict to the plaintiff, the widow of a firefighter who died 15 months of… read more

Hinrichs v. General Motors of Canada – Foreign Automaker Dismissed From Injury Lawsuit for Lack of Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is a key issue for any personal injury lawsuit. If a certain court does not have jurisdiction, the case cannot proceed. It’s imperative to have a thorough understanding of whatever jurisdictional issues may arise prior to filing the case, as an error could result… read more

Disney Liability for Child Alligator Attack Mulled

Disney theme parks have built a reputation as a carefree, family-friendly destination that is a dream come true for any child.  But recently, those dreams turned into a nightmare at the Orlando park when a 2-year-old boy was snatched by an alligator in a shallow lagoon near the resort where… read more

Retained Surgical Sponge at Issue in Cefaratti v. Aranow

“Retained surgical sponge” is the technical term used when a surgeon accidentally leaves a gauze-like sponge inside a patient after a surgical procedure.  It’s called a “never event” because it’s one of those things that is totally preventable and therefore never supposed to happen. And… read more

Homeowner Liability For Home BBQ Mishaps

One of the best things about living in Florida is enjoying the outdoors on your lanai, rooftop or stoop – yes, even in the summer time. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there are countless cookouts throughout the Sunshine State. Many homeowners look forward to these gatherings,… read more

Westphal v. St. Petersburg – Florida Injured Workers Win Big With Florida Supreme Court

For the second time this year, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that part of the state’s workers’ compensation system is unconstitutional.  This, however, came after the court declined to rule on a case that challenged the constitutionality of the entire system. In both cases it did… read more

Feds Issue Warning to Hoverboard Manufacturers, Distributors

Reports of hoverboard injuries and fires continue to amass. New York and Boston have banned the devices from subways, buses, trains and stations. They are also banned on airlines. Recently, two children in Nashville almost died and their home burned to the ground in January… read more

Accident Risk High When Distracted, Smart Cars Help

Distracted drivers are more than twice as likely to crash their vehicle. That’s according to a recent Virginia Tech study published in the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. This was the first large-scale, crash-only analysis of naturalistic driving data to study this… read more

Report: Florida Renters Pay More for Car Insurance

A new study by national consumer group Consumer Federation of America revealed that drivers in Florida who rent – as opposed to own – a residence are charged 10 percent more for car insurance. In some places across the country, it’s even worse, with auto… read more

Chavez v. 24 Hour Fitness – Waiver of Liability Exceptions for Gross Negligence

Waivers of liability can be powerful defenses for businesses and individuals who have negligently acted and caused harm. However, just because a plaintiff has signed a waiver doesn’t necessarily mean there is no case. Although the Florida Supreme Court just this past year strengthened liability… read more

Maddox v. Bullard – Keeping Compulsory Medical Exams Within Scope

If you have been injured, whether in a car accident or as a result of a work injury or from a dog bite, you can expect if you sue that the defense will likely request a compulsory medical exam. Sometimes referred to as an “independent”… read more

Florida ranks in “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report”

Officials with the Allstate Insurance Company have recently released the 9th annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.”  Every year, officials with the insurance company release their findings on the safest places to drive in the U.S.  Officials look at claims and they look at the… read more

Commercial Trucks & Risks Inadequate Underride Protection in South Florida

One of our greatest dangers while traveling near tractor-trailers is the risk of underride. This is the problem we face in accidents with these big rigs — April 10, 2013

Car Accidents in Boca Raton: When Officers are Involved

A recent car accident in Boca Raton near Palmetto Park Road and Boca Rio Road left a woman in critical condition. According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, she was involved in an accident with one of their off duty officers. Officers report that she… read more