When is a Boating Accident Considered Negligence?

Whether sailing, fishing on a motorboat, or taking a ride on a speedboat, boating in Florida’s waters appeals to locals and tourists year-round. Unfortunately, boating comes with a variety of risks that can lead to dangerous situations like crashes, injuries, or drowning. In fact, Florida consistently has the highest number of recreational boating accidents and [...]

Hurt By a Doctor? Common Medical Malpractice Claims and What You Can Do

Broadly defined, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional’s negligence causes unnecessary harm to a patient. The medical complications that result from malpractice can range in severity from minor injuries to death. There are also a variety of situations that qualify as medical malpractice, including: Misdiagnosis, Delayed Diagnosis, or Failure to Treat Diagnosing a patient [...]

Motorcycle & Truck Accidents Kill Hundreds in Florida Every Year

Florida roads are among the most deadly in the nation, with hundreds of motorcycle and truck accident fatalities and thousands more injuries occurring each year. In 2016, 586 people died from motorcycle accidents in Florida, which was the highest number of motorcycle fatalities of any state. In comparison, California, which has nearly double the population [...]

Preventable Head Injuries Sustained at Birth Cause Lifelong Complications

Each year in the United States, approximately 28,000 infants suffer from a birth injury.  While even an ideal delivery is risky and physically taxing for newborns, a number of complications can lead to severe birth injuries. Head or brain injuries are among the most dangerous birth injuries: depending on the severity, newborns can face health [...]

Victims Deserve Compensation for Catastrophic Personal Injuries

A construction worker on the job falls off of a ladder, landing on his back and injuring his spine. A high school student riding a bicycle gets hit by a drunk driver and thrown onto the road. An infant suffers irreversible brain damage at birth because of a medical provider’s mistake. While no one wants [...]

AAdvantage Frequent Flier Awards Members Misled About Benefits

In March 2016, American Airlines decreased the number of frequent flier points earned by loyalty members by implementing a new system that offers points based on airfare costs instead of distance traveled. Their award chart prices, on the other hand, increased, forcing loyalty members to earn more points to be eligible for free flights. For [...]

Florida Ranks as Deadliest State in the Country for Pedestrians

According to a report recently released by Smart Growth America, Florida pedestrians have the highest risk of being killed compared to pedestrians in any other state. In fact, nine of the 20 deadliest cities for pedestrians in the United States are in Florida, with Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford ranking first and Miami-Fort-Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ranking fourteenth. The authors [...]

Poor Supervision in Florida Nursing Homes Causes Fatal Falls

By their very nature, assisted living facilities (ALF) and nursing homes (NH) are designed to provide safe and comfortable living environments for their residents. Supervision is a must. When vulnerable residents are not properly supervised, serious or even fatal consequences can result. Oftentimes, these consequences are a direct result of preventable falls. In December, the [...]

American Airlines AAdvantage Frequent Flier Program Rips Off Loyalty Members

American Airlines’ AAdvantage loyalty program, once considered amongst the best of its kind, was originally designed to attract frequent fliers by offering awards based on the number of miles they travel. Today, this is not the case. In fact, multiple recent changes make it clear that American Airlines is primarily concerned with maximizing their profit, [...]

Ford F-150 Pickup Dashboard Warping Without a Fix From Ford

THE PROBLEM IS MOSTLY IN FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, AND ILLINOIS. Previously, I discussed Ford’s refusal to take personal responsibility and fix the numerous 2015-2018 F-150 pickup trucks with dashboard warps and splits. Dash warp may be caused by insufficient thickness of plastic parts, inferior plastic quality, and poor design, and Ford’s lack of acknowledgement of the [...]