South Florida Doctor Charged with Medical Malpractice

South Florida Doctor Charged with Medical Malpractice

When patients undergo any type of surgery, whether elective or life-saving, they trust their surgeons and doctors to uphold strict surgical safety procedures and scientifically proven techniques. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and many men and women across the country have suffered severe and long term injuries and disabilities after their surgeons committed medical malpractice. A cosmetic surgeon in South Florida is one of the most recent to come under fire for alleged medical malpractice after he botched four different cosmetic surgeries. Continue reading

Drones May Have a Future in Managing Florida Auto Accidents

Drones May Have a Future in Managing Florida Auto Accidents

Driving comes with inherent risks, and widespread exhaustion and distracted driving has recently made those risks more pronounced. This is especially true in Florida, where four of the top 50 deadliest roads in the country are located. Interstate 10, US 98, US 90, and US 29 have some of the highest fatal accidents per 100 miles. The Florida Department of Transportation is working to reduce these fatalities. FDOT Jim Boxold explained, “Our collective vision of a fatality-free transportation system will continue to require a united emphasis on traffic safety, using all of the tools we each have in our toolboxes.” Continue reading

The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

27108085 - cctv camera or surveillance operating in department store buildingAn incredible number of personal injury cases go to trial each year, and now the onset of advanced video technology and social media has added another layer of complexity to those proceedings. Personal injury is a unique category of law because the plaintiff claims that he has suffered extensive physical or mental injury due to the defendant’s negligence. This has led to a surprising yet common trend: the defendant and his insurance company will frequently follow and videotape the plaintiff. Victims of negligence are always shocked to find that it is legal for the defendant to do this, so it’s important to understand what it all means. Continue reading

Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

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Like Wells Fargo, the large retailer Dollar General has recently fallen on hard times. An Alabama jury recently found that Dollar General lacks inadequate inspection policies, and that those policies directly contributed to a customer’s injury. The $1,725,000 verdict has provided well-deserved vindication to the injured customer, a 60-year-old woman named Deborah Revette. Continue reading

This Teen’s Message about Motorcycle Safety will Give You Goosebumps

This Teen’s Message about Motorcycle Safety will Give You Goosebumps

motorcycle-accidentRiding a motorcycle is an exciting, exhilarating, and liberating experience, but it’s also a dangerous one. Lawmakers and non-profit groups alike have been working overtime in past years to improve safety conditions for motorcyclists on the road, but tragic accidents still happen on a regular basis. Continue reading

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Social Security

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security

21744102 - blue social security card macro shotIf you have paid into Social Security all of your life, you deserve to squeeze every last perk out of the benefits that you receive upon retirement. This sounds great, but it can be very tricky without an insider’s understanding of “the system.” These tips will get you started in the right direction, but for the best results, speak to a qualified attorney.

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Construction Site Accidents and Lawsuits

45608064 - image of an accident on a road constructionConstruction sites are important to help our country’s infrastructure evolve and remain safe, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. When mistakes occur and innocent people are hurt or killed, a lawsuit is the most common outcome. These stories prove just how complicated legal matters can become after such accidents.

Westport Concrete Accident

69-year-old Herbert Grant was working at a construction site in Westport, Connecticut when he was struck by a boom extending off the front of a concrete truck. The strike proved fatal, and Grant lost his life immediately. He had been working on the site as an independent contractor to supervise concrete pouring. It is expected that a lawsuit will ensue as Grant’s closest of kin sue the construction company for negligence and wrongful death. Continue reading

What is the Future of Social Security?

34468000 - social security and retirement incomeSocial security is in trouble, but that fact doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves during this wacky and unpredictable presidential election. The Social Security’s trustees reported in June that the program’s funds will be depleted before 2035, when today’s 49-year-olds become eligible for full benefits. That leaves millions of Americans with huge question marks in their futures.

The State of Social Security

More than 60 million citizens around the country utilize social security retirement or disability benefits, costing $900 billion per year. Floridians account for about 4 million of those citizens, which equals about one in five state residents collecting $60 billion each year. Of course, with the nation’s growing population, these numbers will only go up. Continue reading

The Growing Need for Motorcycle Safety in Florida

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Motorcyclists have a passion for riding, but they unfortunately face a host of dangers when heading out on the open road. Men and women who ride motorcycles must share the road with car, van, and truck drivers who don’t always see them or have the courtesy to safely share the road with them. On the other hand, motorcyclists need to remain responsible enough to always wear protective gear and ride in sync with other vehicles. The need for respect between motorists and motorcyclists was recently emphasized after the tragic death of a motorcyclist in Tacoma, Washington. Continue reading

When it Comes to Motorcycle Safety, Florida Has Some Work to Do

motorcycle-1With its warm and sunny weather, Florida is the perfect spot for motorcycle enthusiasts to hop on their bikes and enjoy a ride. However, the statistics regarding motorcycle accidents in Florida are alarming. Motorcycle riders account for 7 percent of the state’s motor population, but they are involved in 19 percent of fatal accidents. Unfortunately, this data has led Florida to be named the most deadly state for motorcyclists in America.

Why are motorcycle riders so at risk in Florida, and what can be done to stop the danger? The responsibility lies on the shoulders of bikers and car drivers alike. For their part, motorcycle riders need to wear helmets and protective clothing and drive in a way that does not place them in danger of being hit by a car. The aspects of motorcycles that make them so exhilarating, like being open to the air and lightning fast, also make motorcycle accidents so violent. A bit of caution will go a long way in saving a life. Continue reading