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Family of Injured Teen Awarded $60 Million for Drunk Driving Crash

The mother of a Collier County teen who was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident more than 10 years ago was awarded $60 million in damages by a jury last Friday. Joan Antonuccio’s daughter, Angela Crowe, was paralyzed after a 2003 car crash in which she was a passenger.  Her daughter’s boyfriend, the driver,

Florida Energy Company Employee Killed due to Workplace Safety Violations

A Duke Energy Florida electrician’s apprentice, Christopher Lee Dasher, was testing and repairing electrical transformers at a substation in Reddick, Florida, when he was allegedly electrocuted by more than 10,000 volts, later dying from the injuries he sustained. On October 15, 2014, Dasher allegedly used a circuit testing technique that allegedly bypassed safety protocols designed

Florida Legislature Drafting New Insurance Requirements for Uber & Lyft

The Florida Senate and House differ on certain aspects of the auto insurance requirements for the controversial ride-share services Uber and Lyft. Many in the taxi and limousine industry are calling for stricter regulations on such companies and the Senate has expanded proposed insurance legislation to include a requirement for full, “around-the-clock” coverage on the

Man Killed in Lamborghini Crash at Disney World Racetrack

A Lamborghini that was participating in an exotic car race at Walt Disney World collided with a guardrail, killing the passenger and injuring the driver.  Florida Highway Patrol says Tavon Watson of nearby Kissimmee lost control of the vehicle on Sunday, April 12, killing Gary Terry of Davenport, Florida. The incident report filed by authorities

Catastrophic Brain Injury Prompts Recall of Residential Elevators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of certain residential elevators sold exclusively by Coastal Carolina Elevators.  The elevators can operate while the gate door is open, posing a potential crushing hazard. The Commission states that Coastal Carolina Elevators, based in South Carolina, has received three different reports of incidents involving their products,