Keep Kids Safe: What You Might Not Know About Car Seats

Unfortunately, there are far too many tragic news stories that involve young children in car seats. Over the summer, I discussed in another blog the shocking number of children who die when left in car seats on hot days in another blog. While this is often a tragic mistake on a parent’s part, children in [...]

Have You Been Bumped From Your Seat by the Airlines?

Airlines in the U.S. bumped more than 40,000 passengers from their seats last year, NOT counting those who volunteered to give up their seats. Airlines can offer deals to volunteers to give up their seats, however when there are not enough volunteers, the Airlines can demand a passenger give up a seat. If the Airline [...]

Florida Is the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

According to the results of a recent study, eight of the most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians in the U.S. are located in Florida. Smart Growth America is an organization based in Washington, D.C. that focuses on promoting walkable cities. Last week, the group released a report called Smart Growth America's Pedestrian Danger Index, which [...]

Bad Turkey Sandwiches Sicken 29 Children at Lauderhill Preschool

On Monday, Ave Marie Friends Preparatory School in Lauderhill was the scene of chaos and fear as 29 young children became ill, some violently so. It now appears that tainted turkey sandwiches from a local catering company caused the illnesses, and the Florida Department of Health is investigating the incident, as is the Broward Sheriff's [...]

Evidence suggests Marlins Pitcher was Drinking Before Fatal Boat Crash

One month after the boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men, evidence has surfaced that suggests all three men were intoxicated when they died. The Miami Herald reports that Fernandez, 24, and two other men were out for a ride in his 32-foot SeaVee named "Kaught Looking" on September [...]

2016 May be a Record Year for Florida Car Crash Fatalities

Recently, the National Safety Council released some troubling statistics regarding rates of traffic fatalities in Florida. According to this data, in the first half of 2016 Florida has seen a shocking 43% increase in car accident deaths than during the same period in 2014. Sarasota NBC affiliate WFLA reports that between January and June 2016, [...]

Truck Driver Injured After Tire Blowout on I-95

On Wednesday, the driver of a dump truck sustained serious injuries after a tire blowout caused his truck to overturn on I-95. Florida Today reports that Eric Rodriquez Castillo, 41, of Melbourne, was driving a dump truck on I-95 in Melbourne when a tire of the truck blew due to tread separation. This caused him [...]

NHTSA Launches Seat Belt Safety Campaign

On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a national campaign to encourage all drivers to wear seat belts in an effort to stem the rising tide of unnecessary auto accident fatalities. The 2016 Click it or Ticket campaign kicked off on May 16, and is hoped to impart what U.S. Transportation Secretary [...]

Stay Safe on the Roads this Holiday Season

During the holiday season, families frequently take to the roads as they travel to visit relatives, shop, or to engage in other activities. As experienced auto accident attorneys, we know too well that it only takes a moment for a crash to happen and cause serious injury or even death. A tragic fatal crash which [...]