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Recent data released by Smart Growth America, an organization working to create safer communities throughout the U.S., reveals that Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation for dangerous pedestrian conditions. Between 2003 and 2012, 5,189 pedestrians in Florida were killed by motor vehicles. These deaths represented 17.7 percent of the state’s traffic-related fatalities, putting Florida’s… Read More »
A recent experimental study has shown that the application of controlled vacuum pressure could be an effective method for mitigating tissue damage after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The results of the study were published in a recent issue of Neurosurgery, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ official journal. The experiment tested the effects of applying… Read More »
Car accidents are one of the country’s leading causes of injury. In 2012, there were 281,340 reported car accidents in Florida — a 23.4 percent increase from the prior year — which led to 198,032 reported injuries. Although car accident injuries vary from crash to crash and person to person, some injuries are more commonly… Read More »
If you’re suffering from an injury caused by another person’s negligence, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit. If so, it’s important that you become familiar with Florida’s laws regarding the statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits. What is a statute of limitations? A statute of limitations is a deadline… Read More »
In July, Wawona Packing Co. issued a recall of all nectarines, peaches, pluots and plums packed at any of its Cutler, California, warehouses between July 1 and July 12 after it discovered they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled fruit was being sold at Walmart, Costco and Kroger stores throughout the country…. Read More »
Injuries Caused By Another Party’s Negligence If you’ve been injured and you believe another party is at fault, you’re probably wondering whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim. Although not all personal injuries are sufficient grounds for a legal case, a general rule of thumb is that if your injury was caused by… Read More »
On August 5, a traffic accident in Navarre, Florida, resulted in one death and two injuries. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 1 p.m. near the intersection of State Road 87 and Choctaw Road on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation. Eighteen-year-old Alexis Penton was driving north on S.R. 87 when… Read More »
On August 5 2014, a 26-year-old Florida woman suffering brain damage resulting from texting-and-driving accident was awarded $4.3 million in Flagler County circuit court. The plaintiff, 26-year-old Cacilia Carter, was riding in a car driven by her boyfriend at the time, Joseph O’Guin, when the car entered the highway and was struck by a tractor-trailer…. Read More »
On August 13 2014, the Florida Supreme Court voted to hear an appeal filed after a wrongful death monetary award was reduced. The lawsuit was filed by the family of Ereck Plancher, a 19-year-old football player at the University of Central Florida who died in 2008 when he collapsed after conditioning drills. In summer 2013,… Read More »