Do Tire Blowouts Cause Fatal Accidents?

According to the Orlando Sentinel, on May 12, a 46-year-old Tamarac man died after the van he was driving experienced a tire blowout, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The newspaper reported that the crash occurred at about 7:15 a.m. on the northbound lane of Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County. The victim was…

Stay Safe this Memorial Day Weekend

With warm weather and abundance of water, Central Florida offers residents a variety of recreation options over Memorial Day weekend. Some people choose to visit the coast and beaches, while others boat or have cookouts. Last year, the Orlando Sentinel had a great piece about what families can do to ensure their safety over Memorial…

How Common are Surgical Errors?

According to WSVN-TV, a South Florida family was recently awarded $7.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit that contended that two surgeons erred and cost a woman her life. The station reported that the woman underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her skull when she died in 2009. The lawsuit indicated that the surgeons…

Birth Injuries: Should I Contact an Attorney?

Recently, a Florida couple filed a birth injury lawsuit claiming that their child suffered catastrophic injuries including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy during its delivery. According to reports, the family resides in Brevard County, at the Patrick Air Force Base. The couple claims that on October 1, 2012, the mother was admitted to a base hospital and…

How Dangerous is Drugged Driving?

A Central Florida car accident that occurred on April 19 is serving as a reminder of the dangers of drugged driving. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the crash occurred near a gas station on West Oak Ridge Road in Orange County, when a 56-year-old grandmother allegedly had a heroin overdose. The newspaper reported that the…

Has There Been an Actos Injury Settlement?

If you take the diabetes medication Actos, you may want to talk to your doctor about its links to bladder cancer. Recently, Bloomberg reported that Actos’ manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve claims that it hid the drug’s cancer risks. Currently, there are more than 8,000 lawsuits…

How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

Did you know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? The National Safety Council, which champions the month, attempts to raise education about the dangers of distracted driving through national campaigns. This year, the agency is focusing on hands-free devices, saying, “[w]hen talking on a cell phone, drivers can miss seeing up to half of…