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Author Archives: Christopher Largey

Florida Supreme Court Overturns Controversial Ruling on Expert Witnesses

In a 4 to 3 decision, justices with the Florida Supreme Court struck down a 2013 law that changed the state’s standard for determining whether or not certain expert witnesses can be used during trials. The ruling, which found the earlier law unconstitutional, is relevant for people involved in civil and criminal trials alike, as […]

Impaired Drivers Are a Disproportionate Cause of Roadway Fatalities

We all know that driving while impaired is dangerous and sometimes fatal, but accidents involving drunk and drugged driving continue to happen. Though they were a fraction of the more than 400,000 crashes that occurred on Florida roadways in 2017, they were much more likely to result in fatalities. According to the Florida Department of […]

Florida Aims to Save Lives by Preventing Wrong-Way Crashes

Two Florida wrong-way crashes within the span of two days resulted in two deaths in October 2018. Over a seven-month stretch in 2014, 11 people were killed in wrong-way crash accidents. Too many other innocent people have had their lives claimed or have suffered serious injuries due to the actions of negligent drivers in the […]

Florida DUI Deaths Are Down, but Drug Influenced Fatalities Rise

Every year motorists are injured or killed in traffic accidents, and some of the most deadly involve drivers under the influence. While 2017 saw fewer alcohol-related fatal crashes in Florida, deadly accidents involving drugs increased to 839. Following a trend of the last few years, traffic fatalities involving drunk drivers went down by nearly 19 […]

Florida Is the Most Dangerous State in the Nation for Bicyclists

In 2017, 116 bicyclists died in Florida accidents. Though this number is shocking and saddening enough on its face, it may be even more so to learn that the number of people killed while cycling in the state increased by 34 percent between 2010 and 2016, and 2017 was actually the least deadly year for […]

Your Right to Sue After an Orlando Theme Park Accident

Central Florida theme parks are favorite destinations for family vacations, school trips and conventions, evidenced by the tens of millions of people who buy tickets to Florida parks every year. But if you or a family member has been hurt, how does the legalese on the back of your ticket affect your ability to seek […]

Make a Safe Route to School for Your Child

For a child or teenager, the journey to and from school may be filled with excitement, dread or a wide range of other emotions. Whether your child is headed to take a test or give a presentation, to try out for a sports team or the school play, or simply to learn something they didn’t […]

Reckless Driving, Alcohol Fuel Rise in Boating Accidents

The aptly named Lake County and surrounding areas are wonderful recreational resources for anyone who enjoys sailing, motor boating or other vehicular watersports. But just as traffic accidents are a risk you take every time you get into a car, drivers and passengers of water vessels face their own range of potential hazards. The dangers […]

Florida Is Home to the Most Dangerous Interstate in the Nation

The drive between Daytona Beach and Tampa is the most dangerous in the nation, according to federal data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on fatality rates per mile of highway. Interstate 4, which connects the two cities, also passes through some of Central Florida’s most populous hubs of activity, including Orlando, Lakeland and […]

Florida Nursing Homes Too Often Escape Consequences of Patient Deaths

When our elderly reach the stage of life when they need to enter nursing homes, we expect them to receive decent care and attention to their medical, hygienic and other needs there. Unfortunately, every year, multiple patients die from the neglect and negligence of nursing home employees. For instance, staff members may fail to wash […]

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