It’s a rare case where victims may be barred from obtaining compensation for injuries caused by someone else.
More than 30 people were injured at Daytona International Speedway last month when a wreck involving two NASCAR racers caused debris to shoot into a crowd of spectators. Consequently, the prospect of a law suit has emerged, but it could be a difficult case for the victims to win.
On its face, the situation might otherwise appear to be a typical caseRead More
Florida is one of only five states without any restriction on using a cell phone to text message while driving (the other four are Arizona, Montana, South Carolina and South Dakota), but after this week the state is one step closer joining the majority of states banning the activity.
House Bill 13, which would make text and drive a secondary offenseRead More
In an effort to make roads and highways safer for all drivers, many states across the country have enacted cell phone bans prohibiting the use of handheld devices for talking or texting while operating a motor vehicle. Policymakers pushed for these laws based on the generally accepted theory that cell phone use and text messaging result in inattentiveRead More
On November 29, an Amtrak train headed for Miami collided with a dump truck at an Orlando intersection, killing the truck driver and injuring over a dozen passengers (see the article in the Orlando Sentinel). At least 50 fire-rescue workers and 50 law enforcement officers were sent to the scene of the accident. Once there, they found the truck inRead More
Whether your costume has been planned for months or you’re running to the drug store to pull off a last minute transformation, dressing up for Halloween often means covering your face, body, hair or all of the above in some type of goop, paint or other substance. You may even consider some creepy contact lenses — slit pupils or spiraling orbsRead More
Florida is world-famous for its many large amusement parks and theme parks, which draw millions of visitors to the state every year with promises of adventure, excitement, and dreams come true. While most rides are reasonably safe, injuries do occur that can turn a fun-filled day into a horrifying event.
Florida’s major theme park companies, includingRead More
A recent study conducted by the ocean conservation group, Oceana, found that many varieties of seafood sold in restaurants and grocery stores in Palm Beach County may be intentionally mislabeled. As reported by The Palm Beach Post on July 27, DNA testing confirmed that almost one-third of nearly 100 seafood samples collectedRead More
Last month, Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two nonprofit groups focused on promoting the nation’s health, published the “The Facts Hurt,” a report ranking states based on total number of yearly fatal injuries.
According to the report, 67 out of every 100,000 Florida residents die each year from preventableRead More
HB 119, passed by the Florida legislature in March, was signed into law by Governor Scott on May 4th. This 67-page bill is being touted as PersonalRead More
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