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Cause of Death Determined in Teenager’s Horseback-Riding Accident

A teenager from Weston, Florida has been determined to have died from blunt head trauma while she was horseback riding in Southwest Ranches in December of 2014, according to the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office. The autopsy stated that Maria Lucia Rodrigo was found last December 4, laying on the ground next to a horse

Punitive Damages Allowed Against Toyota in Florida Crash Case

A ruling by a Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge has taken the potential damages in a case against Toyota Motor Corp. from initial estimates of $15 million to $20 million to a staggering potential of $180 million, according to the plaintiff’s attorney. The Palm Beach County Judge, Meenu Sasser, informed lawyers for plaintiff, Bret Quinlan

Tampa High School Student Injured in Hit-and-Run; Arrest Made

A passenger of the vehicle that struck and injured 18-year-old Jackie Faircloth in Tallahassee on November 29, 2014, came forward to confess his knowledge of the accident and the driver days later.  Jacob Salow, a bartender at Pot Belly’s nightclub was a passenger in Devon Mark Dwyer’s red pickup on the night he struck Faircloth,

Tip of the Caps: Tort Reform’s Real Impact on Health Care

A new study has revealed that legislatively imposed caps on damages in medical malpractice cases has a clear detrimental effect, not only on injured parties and their respective families, but on the quality of health care in general. In fact, the authors of this study claim that these reforms even lead to increased medical errors

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