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Bus accident injures 25 people, including 16 children

In Moor Haven, Florida, a four vehicle crash occurred, injuring 25 people, including 16 children. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, just prior to 8:00 p.m., on January 20, there was a collision between three semi-trucks and a school bus on U.S. 27, five miles north of State Road 29. The bus passengers were from… read more

How An Appeals Court Helped A Slip and Fall Injury Victim

On this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at the process an appeals court goes through when ruling a slip & fall case. [powerpress]

Disney Resort may be liable for a toddler’s death

In Orlando, Florida, a two-year-old toddler was grabbed and dragged underwater by an alligator while he was wading in the shallow water on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon. The tragic incident occurred on the night of June 14, while the boy and his family were vacationing at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Police retrieved… read more

Fatal motorcycle collision in Volusia County

A 47-year-old man was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash that occurred in Volusia County, Florida. The wreck took place on January 3, when a motorist abruptly turned from Saxon Boulevard to Diane Terrace in Deltona. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the driver behind the car that made the turn applied the brakes… read more

Medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital after toddler swallows battery

In March 2016, a mother saw her baby daughter swallow a lithium battery. She called 911, and had her baby transported to the hospital, where she insisted that the battery be removed right away. However, the doctor informed the parents that the case was comparable to that of ingesting a coin. In spite of recommendations… read more

Florida legislators propose helmet law for skateboarders

Legislators in Florida would like to make it illegal for kids to ride a skateboard without wearing a helmet. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2014, over 100,000 people suffered a head injury from skateboarding. In an effort to decrease that number, Florida legislators are attempting to enact a law that would compel riders… read more

Fatal motorcycle accident involving motorist’s left-hand turn

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a man from Lakeland, Florida, when his bike collided with an SUV. The accident occurred on Thursday, November 24, at 9:05 p.m., in the 3100 block of South Florida Avenue. According to the Lakeland Police Department, traffic was blocked for three hours following the crash, which is under… read more

Defective e-cigarettes cause injury

In November 2016, attorneys filed three lawsuits against e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers regarding e-cigarette explosions and the injuries suffered by three people in three distinct incidents. According to www.prweb.com, the case of James Lauria, was filed in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, Fla., on November 4, 2016. The case of William Picket… read more

The Truth About Pedestrian Accidents

In this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at pedestrian accidents and how and why they are caused. [powerpress]

Former Florida NFL players demand workers’ compensation for brain injuries

Over 140 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale against the league regarding brain injuries resulting from playing football. The suit demands workers’ compensation benefits for the traumatic brain injury known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which the players call an occupational hazard of playing football. Symptoms of CTE, a deadly… read more

University of Central Florida to implement pedestrian safety plan

The Orange County Board of Commissioners has approved a $5 million plan to improve pedestrian and bike safety on the major roads serving the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus. The plan includes the building and improving of mid-block crosswalks, sidewalks and bike paths in order to make their use safer and more appealing to… read more

Airports can be more dangerous than you might think

In this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at slip and fall and other accidents that can occur at an airport. [powerpress]

Slip and fall accidents in airports

Airports are crowded with passengers who are rushing to reach their plane on time, but in their haste, they may run the risk of slipping, falling and suffering an injury. They are frequently carrying heavy luggage, which only serves to compound the situation. In addition, the chaotic atmosphere of the airport may cause some passengers… read more

What is Erb’s Palsy and Erb’s Paralysis

In this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at the cause and effect of Erb’s palsy and Erb’s paralysis. [powerpress]

Lawsuit alleges negligence in causing Erb’s palsy

The parents of a baby born in 2013 filed an Erb’s palsy lawsuit alleging that their infant son will suffer neurological damage and be disabled for the rest of his life due to the negligence of physicians and the attending midwife at his birth, at Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida. The birth injury lawsuit… read more

Fort Lauderdale detective killed by suspected drunk driver

A memorial service was held on August 26 for a police detective who died in a fiery rear-end collision. Loved ones, police officers and South Florida community members paid their respects to the seven-year veteran of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Christopher Sheehan, 30, was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler in Coral Springs, Florida, located… read more

Florida appellate court rules in favor of plaintiff in slip and fall case

In personal injury cases in Florida, the jury has to make a decision as to whether to believe part or all of the account of events presented by the defendant. They must decide whether there are any genuine issues of material fact. However, judges must decide matters of law, and they are required to permit… read more

Birth injury lawsuit against the University of Miami

The Florida Supreme Court permitted a family to resume their birth injury claim against the University of Miami (UM). According to the Florida Record, the parents of a child who is currently age 17 filed a lawsuit against UM, alleging that at the time of his delivery at Jackson North Maternity Center in Miami-Dade County,… read more

Erb’s Palsy lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of hospital and staff

A woman from Lake Worth, Florida, filed a personal injury lawsuit against her obstetrician/gynecologist and the staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. She alleges that they neglected to use the required level of care, skill and treatment at the time of her delivery. As a result of their negligence, her child suffered a brachial plexus injury,… read more

How simple precautions can prevent summer accidents

Making safety a priority is essential when enjoying Florida’s warm weather. Otherwise, a fun summer activity could quickly turn into an accident that can cause serious injuries ranging from broken bones to paralysis. Summer marks the onset of the state’s rainy season. The risk of car crashes increases with frequent and heavy downpours. Sudden showers… read more