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Investigations widened into the connection between Ford Explorer Exhaust Leaks and Collisions

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently widened the scope of its investigation into complaints of exhaust and carbon monoxide leaking into the passenger cabins of 2011-2017 Ford Explorers, which may be connected to multiple car accidents. While many accidents are reported amongst police vehicles the potential is the same for all uses. Carbon monoxide is so potentially dangerous, partly because it is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that if not detected, could be extremely toxic to humans. Essentially, as people are exposed to carbon monoxide in high volumes, they can develop symptoms like weakness, dizziness, nausea, confusion and the most perilous of all, loss of consciousness, if they are operating a South Florida Explorer. Ford may have been aware of this issue for some

I Was Injured in an Uber Accident – Pursuing an Injury Claim as a Florida Uber Passenger

Simply put, Uber is a ride-sharing service that connects those looking for a ride with drivers who will transport them.  Uber, along with other ride-sharing services, have become an extremely popular option for passengers in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hollywood, Weston and other areas, who are looking for alternatives to taxicabs and public transportation.  Because of its popularity, it is estimated that there are well over 10,000 Uber vehicles transporting passengers between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Needless to say, as the number of Uber vehicles on the road continues to increase in South Florida, accidents involving Uber vehicles have also increased as a result.  As an Uber passenger injured in an accident, the potential insurance benefits available to you may vary and, without the knowledge of an experienced Florida

Florida Toddler Suffers Serious Injuries After Trampoline Incident

A South Florida toddler has been put in a full-body cast after breaking his femur and suffering other injuries while jumping on a trampoline at an indoor trampoline park. Family members of the injured Florida toddler claim that the indoor trampoline park essentially promoted the use of trampolines for young children, including toddlers, despite warnings from the medical community.   Medical experts say that trampoline-related injuries are common and have become a growing problem as trampoline parks become an increasingly popular destination for Florida children and families. An association of trampoline parks state that these indoor facilities have grown exponentially over the last five years, from 35 to an estimated 600, or more.   With the growth in popularity of these trampoline parks, and the risks inherent in

Florida Appeals Court Overturns Verdict in Fort Lauderdale Hotel Death

The Fourth District Court of Appeals, a South Florida appeals court, overturned a multi-million dollar verdict against a Fort Lauderdale hotel in a case where a drunk driver crashed into a pool cabana at the hotel, tragically killing a pregnant woman on vacation.   Following trial in Fort Lauderdale, the jury awarded the husband of the deceased woman $24 million in damages, of which the Fort Lauderdale hotel was liable for $3.6 million. The fatal car accident occurred when a drunk driver drove off of Sagamore Road where it curved, careening into the hotel pool cabana, causing the walls of the cabana to collapse.   The South Florida appeals court overturned the portion of the verdict holding the hotel liable, rejecting arguments that the hotel was in any

South Florida Bicycle Accident Results in $3 Million Jury Award

A Fort Lauderdale landscaping company was sued by the widow of a South Florida doctor, who alleged that their negligence had caused her late husband’s fatal bicycle accident. Back in August of 2011, the South Florida cyclist was riding his bicycle on a Miramar roadway when he rode into a landscaping truck that was parked on the side of the road.  The physician was traveling at approximately fifteen (15) miles per hour when he collided with the truck, causing fatal injuries to his brain and spine despite wearing a helmet. Attorneys for the Plaintiff argued that the truck was negligently parked in an area that blocked the bike lane and, because it was located under a tree, the shadows and foliage obscured the doctor’s view of the truck

July 11th, 2017|Bike Accidents|

How Social Media Can Impact Your Florida Injury Claim

The use of social media outlets has been growing exponentially over the last decade.  Hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people log in and post to all different kinds of social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others.  But if you take the time to scroll through your newsfeed or review the latest tweets, you'll find that many people may not consider the consequences of a post.  Anyone who has been on the job hunt in recent years has likely been advised to wipe their social media pages or to be careful about what they post so that prospective employers won't find anything objectionable. However, the implications go even further.  Everyday throughout South Florida, in places like Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Weston, Hollywood, Florida residents are injured