In 2008, a University of Central Florida football player collapsed during a pre-season conditioning drill and later died. In a subsequent wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found the University of Central Florida Athletic…more
On a routine shopping trip to Wal-Mart, a Port St. Lucie man had a freak accident. A sign fell down from an improperly assembled display, and it cause Tom Papakalodoukas to slip…more
After Lenny LeClair had surgery to treat a digestive disorder, he felt fine. However, a few months later LeClair experienced non-stop vomiting and excruciating abdominal pain…more
According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, Florida has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related deaths in the nation. Florida is ranked second and follows closely behind the top spot, California…more
When a teen gets behind the wheel, it can be a dangerous situation. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teen drivers are three time more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than drivers…more
After leaving Steinbrenner Field, New York Yankee’s outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was involved in a terrible car crash. Ichiro was traveling south on Dale Mabry Highway when his SUV hit another vehicle…more
Florida roads are a hot-spot for trucking danger. In 2010, Florida saw nearly 3,000 accidents involving large trucks. This resulted in 1,533 injuries and 82 deaths…more
A South Carolina family is sadly acquainted with the dangers that dogs can pose to children. Chantel and Quintin McGrew’s infant was mauled by one of their dogs a few years ago, and another of their children was recently bitten…more
Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major at Florida A & M University (FAMU) died in 2011 as a result of a brutal fraternity hazing ritual. Champion’s family sued FAMU under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. FAMU argued that it is…more
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a statement and technical report offering policy suggestions to protect children from the dangers of pesticides. The issuance of the statement is a reminder of the…more
Jerry Brown, Jr., a young member of the Dallas Cowboys, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an intoxicated teammate when the car crashed in early December, killing Brown. The autopsy showed that he died of injury to his neck…more
When Pamela and Kenny Metheny took their 15-year-old son Cody to the hospital to remove a lesion on his brain, they were undoubtedly extremely worried, as any parent would be. It is almost certain, though, that they could not…more
Codie Ray Barlow, a twenty-year-old Floridian, struck a mailbox with his motorcycle on New Year’s Day and was thrown to his death. Mr. Barlow was not wearing a helmet.
The helmet could have saved his life.
A personal injury lawsuit can be a long journey. Starting with an injury that may be painful, life altering and debilitating, it continues with an investigation, lawsuit, discovery, and in some instances, trial. Reaching a…more
A nine-month-old Florida boy was in critical condition after his mother rescued him from a near drowning in the family’s pool in late December…more
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