In May 2012 we posted a blog about the passage into law of HB 119, the so-called Personal Injury Protection (PIP) reform bill that was going to lower your no-fault insurance rates by 25% (see Florida Passes Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Reform: A Boon for Consumers or a Curse for Injured Drivers and Passengers?).
Music legend Michael Jackson died on June 25th, 2009 from a heart attack attributed to a combination of drugs prescribed by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson at the time was in the rehearsal stage for an upcoming comeback tour sponsored by entertainment giant AEG.
Dr. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 andRead More
The wrongful death lawsuit against Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson began April 29th, with opening statements from the lawyers for the plaintiffs and defense.
The suit is being brought by Michael’s mother, Katherine, and his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket. Michael’s mother and two of hisRead More
Today at Fetterman & Associates we want you aware about the road safety in Florida and even in United States. Road safety is critical to reducing accidents, but how do we know which roads are safe to travel and which roads should be avoided? How do state and federal highway authorities know where to allocateRead More
The courts have entered another chapter into the continuing saga of the 2012 PIP Act, a Florida law enacted in May of 2012 that prohibits massage therapists, as well as acupuncturists, from billing their services to PersonalRead More
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
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