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Are Enacting Helmet Laws Just a Matter of Using our Heads?

Earlier this month, a 24-year-old man suffered a serious (thankfully not fatal) head injury after rear-ending an automobile in Dania Beach.  According to the driver of the scooter, the vehicle pulled out in front of him, making the collision unavoidable.  As the driver of the scooter was taken to the hospital, a spokesman for the

Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart, and Litigating in the Court of Public Opinion

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard the news surrounding Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart. To recap, on June 7 of this year, a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck a limousine bus on the New Jersey Turnpike, killing one and severely injuring others on board including comedian, Tracy Morgan. According to reports, Morgan’s limo was at a “dead stop” when

Millions Awarded For Texting While Driving Lawsuit

A Florida Court awarded over 4 million dollars to a brain injury victim of a car accident caused by an individual who was texting while driving.  The victim was 26 years of age.  The Florida Highway patrol testified that the victim was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by her then boyfriend.  The vehicle

Is Your Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Smoke Detector Protecting You?

ESL, and INTERLOGIX hard wired smoke alarms are being recalled.  Apparently the Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors are experiencing radio frequency interference that can cause the units to fail to warn occupants in a room of detected smoke. Anyone with such a smoke detector in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Florida or any other

Faulty Hip Transplants Lead To A Multi-Million Dollar Group Settlement

Biomet Inc., has agreed to pay over $50 million dollars to settle lawsuits filed with regards to defective hip prosthesis designed and manufactured by them.  The particular device that was part of the failures and litigation are known as M2a Magnum.  There are hundreds of reports of failures of these prosthesis that have led to