Texting and Driving Could Lead to Criminal and Civil Consequences
Recently, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has launched a “designated texter” campaign. Central Florida residents are encouraged to go online and take a pledge to assign a designated person to handle texting instead of the vehicle driver. In addition, the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority is urging those taking the pledge to submit their reason...Continue Reading
Why is it important to give a full accident report to the police?
A majority of those living in the state of Florida, at one time or another, have been involved in an auto accident. Whether it be in a parking lot fender bender or a highway collision, more often than not the police arrive. The investigating officer will go to each driver and ask them what...Continue Reading
Child Automobile Safety
Despite being buckled up, as a father, I worry every time my daughter is in a car. Quite frankly, I have seen way too many serious accidents involving minors not to worry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), automobile accident injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the...Continue Reading
What Are Your Rights If You Are at Fault for an Accident?
As a personal injury attorney, I deal with countless victims who suffer due to the negligence of others. Oftentimes, the person who caused the injury will attempt to place some of the blame on the injured person. Sadly, sometimes they are correct, and the injured party was partially at fault. Let’s imagine a case where...Continue Reading
Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet, Even on a Scooter!
The price of gas is just plain ridiculous. As a result, many individuals have resorted to seeking alternative methods of transportation. The new vehicle of choice is the scooter. Did you know the average scooter gets 85 miles per gallon? Clearly, this is much better than the average vehicle, and scooter owners are also...Continue Reading
Are Your Tires Safe?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), in 2003, an estimated 414 fatalities and over 78,000 automobile accidents occurred due to faulty/worn tires. Arguably, having good tires is the most important driving safety decision you can make. Fortunately, these accidents can be prevented by ensuring your tires are safe. The NHTSA has...Continue Reading
Hit and Run Boating Accident in Juno critically injures Teen
Boating season has officially started and we know that because of the first tragic accident that occurred this past Saturday near the Juno pier. Like many accidents, this could have been avoided if the captain understood boating safety. Apparently, a fourteen-year-old girl attempted to board a 22-foot boat in shallow water near the beach....Continue Reading
Allergan ordered to pay $212 M in Botox Brain Injury Law Suit
In the case, Ray v. Allergan Inc., 3:10-cv-00136, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, the federal jury ordered Allergan, the makers of Botox, to pay $212 million in damages to Douglas Ray. This tragic brain injury case involves 67 year old, Douglas Ray, who suffered permanent brain damage after receiving Botox injections to treat cramps and...Continue Reading