Monthly Archives: May 2017

Davie Man Killed in Florida Tractor-Trailer Accident

A tractor-trailer fatally struck a pedestrian on the Florida turnpike in Palm Beach County.  Authorities stated that the tractor-trailer driver lost control of the vehicle just north of Southern Boulevard. The pedestrian, a local resident from Davie, Florida, had just pulled over and exited his vehicle on the shoulder when the tractor-trailer veered off the

Boca Raton Hospital Sued for Nursing Staff Negligence

A South Florida hospital has been sued by a senior citizen who is alleged to have fallen and sustained significant injuries as the result of the Florida hospital's negligence. Attorneys for the Plaintiff claim that she lived a fully independent lifestyle until she presented to West Boca Medical Center in September of 2015 with a

Home Depot Settles Traumatic Injury Lawsuit After Trial Begins

A California man sued Home Depot after sustaining traumatic brain injuries when metal boxes allegedly fell on his head while he shopped at a Home Depot store. Lawyers for the injured Plaintiff argued that the severe brain injury he sustained would result in medical expenses costing in excess of $8 million over the remainder of

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Award of Attorney’s Fees in First-Party Insurance Claim

In a recent holding, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insured was entitled to an award of attorney's fees under Section 627.428 of the Florida Statutes based on a property insurer's tender of policy benefits for a Florida property damage claim, after the insured filed a lawsuit based on the insurer's initial denial of

Florida Workplace Deaths Rise as National Average Falls

While the national average of workplace-related deaths have declined recently, Florida's workplace fatalities have risen, leading to new concerns about employee safety. Over the most recent reporting period, Florida's rate of employee fatalities increased from 2.7 to 3.1 out of every 1,000 workers.  During that same time, the national average fell from 3.43 to 3.38