Monthly Archives: May 2017

Florida Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Drivers of Both Vehicles

A Florida truck driver died in a serious trucking accident on I-75.  According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the at-fault tractor-trailer, a Florida native, was travelling on I-75, when he failed to reduce the speed of his truck as he came upon another tractor-trailer. The result was a fatal rear-end accident between these

USAA Settles Florida Auto Insurance Class Action Lawsuit for $39 Million

USAA has agreed to pay $39 million to settle a Florida class action lawsuit that contested the way the insurer reimbursed customers for claims where an insured’s vehicle was totaled in a Florida car accident. It was alleged that USAA was making payments to insureds to buy new vehicles after a Florida car accident, but

Florida Leads Nation in Motorcycle Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently conducted a study showing that Florida has the highest fatality rate among motorcycle accidents, which increased 30% from 2014 to 2015.  The NHTSA identified the top Florida counties for motorcycle accidents as Miami-Dade (67), Hillsborough (48), Broward (42) and Palm Beach County (34). Nationwide, there were almost 5,000

Botched Delivery Leads to $33.8 Million Judgment Against Doctor

A Miami Gardens family was just awarded $33.8 million in a medical malpractice case against the Jessie Trice Community Health Center in Miami, after the obstetrician was found to have made crucial mistakes during a delivery which left the newborn with severe permanent injuries. The trial court found that during the final stages of labor,