My Catastrophic Case

Imagine driving an 18 wheeler pulling a tankful of pool chemicals on I-75 southbound to Miami. It’s 3 a.m. because you hate driving in daytime traffic, and if you timed it right, you’ll arrive in Miami at dawn. Of course, it’s dark except for the street lights disbursed along the highway – and traffic is very light given the hour. As you approach a lane merging onto 75 near Ft. Myers, you see the vague outline of……..is that a mini-van without its lights on? In Read More +

Golf Cart Accidents – Caddyshack Fun vs. Face Plant into the Pavement

Golf carts can be fun, but like any other vehicle they often result in injuries. When you consider that most have no seatbelts, no doors, they tend to tip over and are greatly subject to driver error, this is no surprise. Whether a drunken golfer on a nice golf course or a reckless teen on a subdivision road, bad driving in a golf cart frequently leads to injuries even at the slower speeds when compared to cars. About 15,000 injuries from golf cart incidents resulting Read More +

My Big Case Against Walt Disney World

“What? You sued Disney?!?” I wonder when I’m asked that if it’s a judgment against suing “the happiest place on Earth”, or if it’s more of wonderment for taking on the Goliath of Florida. For most people, it’s a little bit of both. At my old law firm we had a client with a legitimate claim against Disney World for injuries sustained at Magic Kingdom. I was given the task of finding an Orlando law firm that we could refer the client to since we’re Read More +

Yes, Defective Airbags Are Still Being Sold in New Cars

As incredible as it may seem, the Japanese company Takata cannot keep up with replacing defective airbags that have killed 13 people so far worldwide. Even more incredibly, these airbags, known to be defective, are still being installed in new cars as of June, 2016. This is according to a June 1 New York Times article. If you’re in the market for a new Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler or Mitsubishi, you may be buying a car with a bad airbag. How bad is it? When Read More +

The Difference Between Careless Driving and Reckless Driving

Often when I ask a new injury client if the at-fault driver that caused the car crash was given a citation, I hear this: “Yes, he was ticketed for Reckless Driving…” In all likelihood, he was ticketed with Careless Driving, not Reckless Driving, and there’s a world of difference between the two. Most all of us have had lapses of judgment at one time or another on the road – maybe you diverted your attention for a second and rear ended someone you thought had Read More +

When Cell Phones and Driving are Good Things…….

Most of us get it that talking and texting on cell phones is a very bad thing for safety on the road. However, cell phones are fantastic tools to use if you’ve just been in a collision. Yes, of course people use their phones to dial 911 after they’ve been hit, but that’s not what I mean. The camera component of cell phones is such a good way to “preserve the evidence” as we lawyers term it. Obviously, taking photos of both wrecked cars is Read More +