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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 […]

Poisoning Is a Leading Cause of Injury Death in Florida

In Florida, drug overdoses are classified as poisonings, and drug overdose is the most common form of poisoning injury. In a partial reflection of the problems that opioids and other drugs continue to pose for adults of all ages, statistics from Florida Health show that in 2016, poisoning was recorded as the reason for 4,985 […]

Ordinary or Medical Negligence? Florida Supreme Court Provides Clarity

The difference between ordinary negligence and medical negligence is important in Florida. It determines how long you have to file a claim and what you must allege to make out a case. Moreover, it affects the type and quantity of evidence and testimony needed to prove liability and damages. Ordinary negligence is simply a person’s […]

Choosing a Florida Nursing Home for Your Loved One

When parents, grandparents or other elderly or disabled loved ones need help taking care of themselves, the assisted living facility or nursing home you select can have a significant impact on their quality of life. Many people who could benefit from assistance are hesitant to relocate to a new place, so finding an affordable residence […]

When Waterparks Turn Dangerous, Who’s Liable?

Waterparks are great places for fun and frolic, and central Florida has many: Disney World’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, Seaworld Orlando’s Aquatica, Adventure Island in Tampa, Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and LEGOLAND Florida Park in Winter Haven. The great majority of visitors to these amusements enjoy them safely each year. […]

Why You Should Visit a Doctor After Even a Minor Car Accident

Sometimes in the confusion that follows a car crash, drivers, passengers and pedestrians put the needs of more obviously injured people first, failing to take the time to care for themselves. This can be a serious mistake, affecting both your health and your ability to recover compensation. If you are involved in an auto accident […]

How To Prove a Case of Health Care Aide Neglect or Abuse

A patient who wants to hold a health care provider liable for an act or omission that injured a patient must meet a set of strict standards, which include extensive pre-suit investigation, medical expert testimony and proof of failure to meet the professional standard of care. These standards apply to suits against physicians, chiropractors, dentists, […]

Florida Exceeds the National Average in Unintentional Injury Deaths

According to Florida Health, the state’s accredited public health system, more Florida residents between the ages of 1 and 44 die from unintentional injuries than from any other cause. In Florida, unintentional injury is also the third leading cause of death for all ages, following only heart disease and cancer. While unintentional injuries are a […]

Proving Commercial Vehicles Are at Fault for Accidents

Trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles may be big and potentially dangerous, but surprisingly, accidents that involved them in Citrus and Lake counties in 2017 actually resulted in fewer injuries and fatalities than crashes of automobiles alone. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Crashes, there […]

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