What You Need To Know About Nursing Home Falls

By |2018-10-22T09:53:41-07:00October 26th, 2018|Personal Injury, Slip And Fall|

Serious falls can happen to anyone. But older people are especially at risk for these injuries. Each year, hospital emergency rooms treat over 1.8 million fall victims over 65. The outlook worsens by year. Among folks over 85, falls are by far the leading cause of injury-related death. Many of these incidents occur in nursing [...]

Three Quick Things You Need To Know About Florida Swimming Pool Injuries

By |2018-10-09T10:22:25-07:00October 12th, 2018|Drowning, Personal Injury|

In the summer of 2017, the Sunshine State led the nation in a very unwelcome category, viz, the number of swimming pool drownings. There were almost as many victims in Florida as there were in California and Texas combined. These victims are usually entitled to significant compensation for both economic losses, such as medical bills, [...]

Liability In A Florida Nursing Home Slip-And-Fall Case

By |2018-06-25T13:18:47-07:00June 29th, 2018|Personal Injury, Slip And Fall|

These incidents are very common at most long-term care facilities in the Sunshine State. About 60 percent of nursing home residents fall each year. Because of the exploding senior population, many of these facilities are almost constantly under construction to accommodate more patients. Often due to age or medication, many residents are not fully aware [...]

Four Common Car Crash Causes In Florida

By |2018-01-30T09:52:37-08:00February 2nd, 2018|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

Driver error causes roughly 95 percent of the car accidents in Florida, whether the cause is direct, such as running a stop light, or indirect, such as failing to slow down sufficiently on a wet road. Moreover, sometimes the error is a simple mistake and sometimes the error is negligence. Victims may obtain damages only [...]

Breaking Down A Drowsy Driving Crash

By |2017-07-07T05:42:18-07:00July 7th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury|

The AAA estimates that fatigued drivers cause about a third of the injury crashes in Florida, but this figure is nothing more than a rough estimate. For one thing, there is no “Breathalyzer” test to determine fatigue; for another, many law-enforcement agencies do not code crashes as drowsy driving-related unless the tortfeasor (negligent driver) falls [...]

Governor Mulls Enhanced Funding For CP Victims

By |2017-07-05T12:15:26-07:00June 23rd, 2017|birth injuries, Personal Injury|

The governor’s office has received thousands of phone calls, letters, and e-mails about House Bill 7069, and the volume is about three-to-one against the measure’s highly controversial voucher provision. If enacted, House Bill 7069 would increase homeschool voucher funding for parents of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities by about $30 million. Most of [...]

The Truth About Birth Injuries

By |2017-03-14T10:30:32-07:00February 3rd, 2017|birth injuries, Personal Injury|

Many times, nurses and doctors are completely unprepared for shoulder dystocia, which is one of the leading causes of birth injuries. Even if the baby is too large to normally drop through the mother’s narrow birth canal, the umbilical cord keeps dropping, and it will basically wrap itself around the baby’s neck. In less than [...]

Pedestrian Deaths Increase Nationwide

By |2016-11-28T07:31:22-08:00November 28th, 2016|pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury|

After years of rather steady decline, pedestrian deaths jumped 9.5 percent last year to their highest level since 1995. The total is even higher in Jacksonville and some other Florida cities, where there are generally fewer walkers. Based on preliminary figures from the first half of 2016, the total may increase by double digits this [...]