Broward County Courthouse Considered a “Sick Building”
November 1, 2016 By :

Broward County Courthouse Considered a “Sick Building”

Perhaps no building in Fort Lauderdale has more influence on the lives of people than the Broward County Courthouse. Each day, judges and juries hand down important decisions that affect the public’s safety. Ironically, it is also among the most unsafe buildings to work. A class action lawsuit brought by sick employees alleges the building is filled with asbestos and hazardous mold. The county responded with an initiative to build a new courthouse. However, it remains uncompleted and a year behind schedule. To make matters worse, nobody knows when it will open, despite receiving a certificate of occupancy from the city of Fort Lauderdale six weeks ago. It is the latest in a series of debacles involving Broward County building safety. Over the years, Broward County has earned a bad...Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
October 31, 2016 By :

The Do’s and Don’ts of Motorcycle Accidents in Miami

There are few things more exhilarating than hitting the open road on your motorcycle. Whether it’s a scenic drive down the MacArthur Causeway or cruising through Ocean Drive, Miami has a lot to offer. Few people are more passionate about their hobby and lifestyle than  South Florida’s motorcycle owners. But for all the fun and adventure that comes with these powerful vehicles, there is an element of danger. Motorcycle accidents in Miami make up a large portion of the city’s traffic fatalities. Each day, many other bike enthusiasts are injured in Miami-Dade County wrecks. If you have been in an accident, it is important to know exactly what to do and what to avoid in these stressful situations. What to Do Motorcycle accidents can happen at any time in the blink of an eye....Read More
Busch Gardens Avoids Premises Liability by Shutting Down Popular Ride
October 28, 2016 By :

Busch Gardens Avoids Premises Liability by Shutting Down Popular Ride

Florida is home to some of the most renowned amusement parks in the world. Orlando’s Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure and Tampa’s Busch Gardens rank among some of the most popular tourist destinations in the Sunshine State. But thousands of miles away, an amusement park accident in Australia that claimed the lives of four people is raising serious questions about the safety of  water park rides. Busch Gardens announced the park will close its popular  Congo River Rapids ride after two people were flung from their raft and two others were trapped underwater and in the machinery of Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride in Australia. The Heavy Price of Amusement Park Accidents What happened in Australia is a sobering reminder of the...Read More
Jose Fernandez Death Brings Spotlight on Boating Accidents
October 27, 2016 By :

Jose Fernandez Death Brings Spotlight on Boating Accidents

He was one of baseball’s brightest young stars. Jose Fernandez was known for his bubbly personality and his devastating fastball. But his life was tragically cut short when he and two friends were killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. The accident is currently under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A spokesman had initially said drugs and alcohol were not involved. However, the recently completed toxicology reports have yet to be released to the public. Fernandez’s death brings to light the importance of boat safety. South Floridians love the water. It is why so many people choose to live in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Boats have become a major part of our lifestyle. But unlike cars, the safety standards for boating are...Read More
Do You Have a Case for Premises Liability in Fort Lauderdale?
October 25, 2016 By :

Do You Have a Case for Premises Liability in Fort Lauderdale?

Nobody expects to get hurt when they enter a public building. Whether you are going out to eat at a restaurant, having fun at an amusement park or enjoying a sporting event at a stadium, you should not have to worry about hazardous conditions that could cause serious physical harm. Yet, countless people  suffer devastating and sometimes life-changing injuries due to negligence by the property owner. Slip and falls and head injuries caused by poor construction and building maintenance have resulted in numerous cases of premises liability. Fort Lauderdale has long been a vacation destination for snowbirds who want to get away from it all. The city boasts some of the best restaurants, hotels and shopping centers in the Sunshine State. It is the responsibility of property owners to make...Read More
What Should I Do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Fort Lauderdale?
October 18, 2016 By :

What Should I Do After a Slip & Fall Accident in Fort Lauderdale?

They make us laugh while watching movies or television shows. But there is nothing funny about a slip and fall accident--especially when it happens to you. While some people may suffer a minor bruise or scratch, others can suffer a broken hip or even a cracked skull. Slip and falls have been responsible for countless injuries and even fatalities throughout Fort Lauderdale. When you have suffered a serious slip and fall injury due to the negligence of others, it is vital to get the proper compensation you deserve to pay your bills and make up for lost income. Unfortunately, most people do not know what to do. Here is a list of steps to help you through this difficult time. Demand a report from the property owner: A slip and fall can happen anywhere. You may have slipped on a wet...Read More
The Risks of Personal Watercraft
October 13, 2016 By :

The Risks of Personal Watercraft

Water sports and the State of Florida seem to naturally go together. When someone is out enjoying the fun and the sun, they simply aren’t thinking about the possibility of getting into an accident. Boating and the use of personal watercraft (PWC) like a jet ski can be very dangerous. Safety precautions must be taken. When they aren’t, the results can be fatal. An accident involving a personal watercraft on Sunday evening left one man dead and his two passengers injured when he slammed into a channel marker. Authorities have identified the victim as Jorge Rizo, 25. According to Florida Wildlife and Conservation Officer, Lorenzo Veloz, Rizo lost control of his Waverunner personal watercraft that he was driving. His girlfriend and another friend were on board. According to...Read More
What Can You Do to Prevent Rollover Crashes
October 10, 2016 By :
Filed Under : car accident lawyer

What Can You Do to Prevent Rollover Crashes

Being involved in a rollover accident can be one of the most terrifying experiences that anyone can have. When a vehicle begins to roll, there is nothing to be done and no way to control the situation. Such a terrifying rollover crash took place recently in central Florida last week when the driver of a sedan lost control of his vehicle. He first struck a mailbox, followed by some ATVs that were parked just outside of a scooter dealership. The entire incident was caught on surveillance cameras.  The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof. Thankfully, eyewitnesses to the event turned into quick-thinking Good Samaritans and set about rescuing the driver from the mangled sedan. It was a good thing too. The vehicle started to smoke after the crash....Read More
Pokemon GO Blamed for Rise of Car Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
October 9, 2016 By :
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Pokemon GO Blamed for Rise of Car Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

It is one of the most popular and downloaded smartphone apps today. People all across Fort Lauderdale are playing popular game Pokemon GO. Smartphones have become such a huge part of our lives. From getting directions from Google to ordering a pizza, it seems they can do just about anything. However, too much reliance on your phone can bring a heavy price--especially when you are on South Florida’s busy roadways. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that far too many people are driving around while trying to catch Pikachu and his friends. The numbers are alarming. During a 10-day period, researchers from Johns Hopkins University and San Diego State University obtained 345,433 tweets containing the words, “Pokemon” and “driving”...Read More
The Disturbing Trend of Crosswalk Accidents in Florida
October 6, 2016 By :

The Disturbing Trend of Crosswalk Accidents in Florida

We have all been told by our mothers to look both ways when crossing the street. But sometimes, even mom’s helpful advice is not enough--especially if you live in Florida. The Sunshine State ranks second in the nation to California in pedestrian fatalities.  But when you consider California has nearly twice as many people, Florida actually leads the nation in crosswalk accidents per capita. It is a troubling trend that does not seem to be getting better. In addition to the fatalities, countless more pedestrians are injured crosswalk accidents. So makes Florida the crosswalk accident capital of the United States? Here are some contributing factors. Climate:Florida is not known as the Sunshine State by accident. Unlike people in most states, Floridians enjoy warm weather all year...Read More