MLK Holiday Tradition Turns Deadly on Miami’s Roadways
January 20, 2017 By :

MLK Holiday Tradition Turns Deadly on Miami’s Roadways

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is meant to honor a man who fought peacefully for civil rights. Unfortunately, not everybody in Miami chooses to honor the man in a peaceful and responsible manner. A dangerous trend has recently taken over South Florida every MLK Day for the last two years. Hundreds of ATV riders and motorcyclists take to the streets of South Florida to participate in a movement known as #Bikesupgunsdown, which has its roots from social media. The movement’s original intent was a way to show solidarity towards non-violence. Unfortunately, it has now become a constant parade of reckless ATV riders and motorcyclists performing wheelies and dangerous maneuvers, placing other motorists in danger. This year, it claimed the life of 20-year-old ATV rider Jose Hernandez...Read More
Alabama Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Her 6-Week Old Fetus
January 13, 2017 By :

Alabama Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit of Her 6-Week Old Fetus

The issue of reproductive rights has always been a hot-button topic in American politics. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to nominate a Supreme Court judge that would be pro-life. But now a case involving an Alabama woman is raising new questions about the rights of the unborn. The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled Kimberly Stinnett can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her 6-week-old embryo that she claims was terminated due to negligent medical care. The decision of the court could have a major influence on the expansion of fetal rights and establishing fetal personhood rights. Alabama’s Political Environment and Fetal Rights Alabama is considered politically one of the most conservative states in the nation. It is further exemplified in...Read More
What To Do About Incorrect Car Accident Police Reports
January 1, 2017 By :
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What To Do About Incorrect Car Accident Police Reports

Most car accidents in Miami involve some form of human error. Whether it is the result of distracted driving, improper lane changes or speeding, accidents typically occur when at least one driver uses poor judgment. However, the last people you expect to make mistakes are law enforcement officers who must prepare a police report. When it comes time to file an insurance claim for your injuries and damages, a bad police report can cost a driver the proper compensation they deserve. One of the most common questions Miami car accident lawyers get is what to do about incorrect police reports. Here are some solutions. Misinformation is a Common Problem The reality is Miami police officers and public safety officials constantly fill out accident reports. Most take the time to thoroughly...Read More
Two Passengers Accuse Carnival Cruise Lines of Negligence in Slip & Fall Cases
December 23, 2016 By :

Two Passengers Accuse Carnival Cruise Lines of Negligence in Slip & Fall Cases

Each day, thousands of people travel to the Port of Miami to board cruise ships for what they hope is a vacation of a lifetime. The last thing anyone wants to experience is a serious injury. Although it is impossible to keep every cruise ship passenger happy, cruise lines are responsible for the safety of their guests. Recently, two women have filed lawsuits against Carnival Cruise Lines, alleging the company’s negligence caused their slip and fall accidents. Felicia Ward and Melissa Nini both filed complaints on December 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Nini claims she suffered injuries from a slip and fall on October 12 after tripping on a puddle of water on the floor. She claims Carnival employees knowingly created a dangerous situation and did...Read More
Parents Receive $260,000 Settlement For High School Football Wrongful Death
December 15, 2016 By :

Parents Receive $260,000 Settlement For High School Football Wrongful Death

South Florida is a hotbed for high school football. Recently, four schools from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties captured state championships, including Miami Southridge, Miami Carol City, St. Thomas Aquinas and American Heritage School in Plantation. But it is also big business.  College scholarships and the prestige of winning state championships are on the line. With so much pressure to win,  many coaches are pushing young student-athletes beyond their physical limits. In some cases, players with health issues are forced to risk their lives for gridiron glory. In Hartsville, South Carolina, the parents of Ronald Rouse received a $260,000 settlement to dismiss their wrongful death lawsuit over the cardiac arrest death of their son. Back in 2012, Ronald Rouse collapsed after walking...Read More
Why Does Miami-Dade County Rank High for Car Accidents?
December 8, 2016 By :
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Why Does Miami-Dade County Rank High for Car Accidents?

We all depend on our cars to get from Point A to Point B. But when it comes to car accidents in Florida, where you drive is almost as important as how you drive. Over the years, numerous studies and surveys have been conducted to determine which cities in the Sunshine State are most dangerous for drivers. One of the most comprehensive is conducted annually by the Allstate Insurance Company. While Miami ranks 9th in the nation, you may be surprised to learn Hialeah ranks an alarming third in the nation. But why is Miami-Dade County a magnet for accidents? The statistics are alarming. According to the Allstate study, the average driver will be involved in a car accident in Miami every 7.8 years, which is a 28.2 percent higher than the national average.  The statistics are not much...Read More
Beware of Holiday Drunk Driving in Fort Lauderdale
December 1, 2016 By :
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Beware of Holiday Drunk Driving in Fort Lauderdale

The holiday season is in full swing in South Florida. Countless people in Fort Lauderdale are hitting the shopping malls and making travel plans to visit family. But the most wonderful time of the year can also be the most dangerous. The amount of car accidents in Fort Lauderdale are known to rise sharply in December. Although South Floridians do not have to worry about roads covered in snow, there are plenty of other hazards and temptations that can make holiday travel treacherous. Here are some of the pitfalls to avoid. Drunk and Buzzed Driving Drunk driving has always been a problem in Fort Lauderdale. With an abundance of people attending holiday parties, far too many drivers are risking their lives and the safety of others while driving intoxicated. According to a study by the...Read More
Five Biggest Personal Injury Claim Mistakes in Miami
November 24, 2016 By :
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Five Biggest Personal Injury Claim Mistakes in Miami

When a person has been in an accident, it can be difficult to make smart decisions. Whether you have been in a car accident or suffered a severe injury due to a slip and fall, it can be an extremely stressful situation.  But when that injury is the result of negligence, it is important to file a personal injury claim to recover the proper amount of compensation to pay for your medical bills, damages, lost wages along with your pain and suffering. The truth is most people often neglect several details when it comes time to file a personal injury claim. Miami is a great place to live for great year-round weather. But it also has a reputation for bad drivers. Accidents never announce when they are going to happen. When they do, most people do not have the presence of mind to make the...Read More
The Rise of School Bus Accidents in Florida
November 16, 2016 By :
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The Rise of School Bus Accidents in Florida

It is every parent’s worst nightmare. Most responsible parents place safety as priority when it comes to raising their children. Each day, countless kids throughout Fort Lauderdale ride school buses. However statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles indicate the amount of school bus accidents in Florida in on the rise. From 2012 to 2015, there has been a 16 percent increase in school bus-related accidents throughout the state. Just in the year 2015 alone, there were a reported 2,698 school bus accidents in Florida. The highest rates occurred in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.   Although it is no surprise there are more school bus accidents in South Florida due to its higher population, the reasons for the increase are not quite as obvious. The...Read More
The Growing Epidemic of Road Rage and Car Accidents in Miami
November 12, 2016 By :
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The Growing Epidemic of Road Rage and Car Accidents in Miami

The roadways in Miami can be stressful. A morning commute can seem like an obstacle course. Sometimes traffic jams, aggressive and reckless drivers can bring out the worst behavior in motorists. Unfortunately, there are far too many car accidents caused by people who lose their temper. Too often, it can turn a situation from bad to worse. When a driver intentionally tries to harm another motorist with aggressive driving tactics, such as tailgating, merging unnecessarily into a lane or pursuing cars into traffic, it is classified as road rage. Road rage is the third leading cause of car accidents in Florida, ranking behind negligence and distracted driving. Not all car accidents in Miami are the same. There is a difference between road rage and negligence. In case of road rage, the...Read More