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Revel Shuts Down Its Electric Moped Service in NYC Following Two Deadly Crashes

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Michael Damaso / 08-05-2020 / Motorized Scooter Accidents

The popular moped ride-sharing service, Revel, announced that it will be suspending operations in New York City following a series of crashes- including two that were deadly. The most recent Revel moped death occurred on Tuesday morning after a 32-year-old male victim crashed his Revel moped into a center median on Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens. […]

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Safety a Concern at Universal’s Volcano Bay after 115 People Injured on Waterslide that Paralyzed Tourist

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Michael Damaso / 07-30-2020 / Theme park accidents

At least 115 park guests have reported being injured on the popular water slide attraction, Punga Racers, at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay, according to court documents recently released in an ongoing personal injury case against Universal. This information has come to light following a lawsuit filed by a park guest from New York who was […]

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Volusia County Ranks 2nd Worst in the Nation for Pedestrian Deaths

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Thomas Dennis / 07-30-2020 / Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian lost his life on Sunday night as he was walking along a ramp off a busy Volusia County highway. The victim was a 67-year-old Deland man. He was struck by a car driven by a 21-year-old Deltona man as he was walking on the shoulder of the ramp leading from State Road 472 […]

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New York Reporter Killed in Revel Scooter Crash

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Michael Damaso / 07-24-2020 / Motorized Scooter Accidents

A recent scooter crash that resulted in the death of CBS 2 New York news reporter highlights the inherent dangers of motorized scooters. The 26-year-old victim, was riding as a passenger on a Revel scooter, when the operator of the scooter braked suddenly, throwing her off the scooter and into the roadway.  She sustained significant […]

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Orlando Metro Area Most Dangerous for Pedestrian Fatalities

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Michael Damaso / 07-16-2020 / Pedestrian Accident

The streets of Central Florida are not a safe place for pedestrians. More pedestrians are killed on Central Florida roads than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent study by Smart Growth America. This week, a deadly hit-and-run occurred involving a 17-year-old pedestrian who was walking outside the Fashion Square Mall in Orlando. […]

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Two Million Ford Vehicles Recalled Because Doors Could Open While Driving

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Thomas Dennis / 07-13-2020 / Auto Recalls

Ford Motor Company recalled more than two million vehicles due to the risk of the doors opening while driving. This recall follows two other recalls issued by Ford in recent months. The new recall covers several models, including the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape SUV’s, Lincoln MKZ sedans and MKC SUVs, and Transit […]

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7 Hidden Injuries to Look for Following a Car Crash

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Michael Damaso / 07-09-2020 / Car Accident

Injuries resulting from a car accident do not always manifest right away. Oftentimes, your body is in such shock after being involved in an accident that you may not be aware of the injuries you sustained from the impact. These injuries can be physical ones that are internal, and psychological ones that effect a person’s […]

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July the Deadliest Month for ATV Accidents and Injuries

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Michael Damaso / 07-09-2020 / ATV Accidents

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a popular activity enjoyed by many Floridians. And while these recreational vehicles are promoted for their fun, off-roading adventures, a dark side exists when it comes to these powerful machines. The first being its name. ATV’s, also known as ‘all-terrain vehicles’ are not meant for every type of terrain. Causes of […]

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6 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

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Michael Damaso / 07-03-2020 / Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and intimidating experience. Following the trauma of a serious car crash, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Depending on how the accident occurred and how serious the damage is, it can […]

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Determining Liability for Central Florida E-Scooter Injuries

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Michael Damaso / 07-02-2020 / E-Scooter Accidents

E-scooters are becoming increasingly popular on Orlando streets and sidewalks as more residents and those visiting the area are using them to get around town. Orlando’s ordinance allows each scooter company to send 200-400 scooters, with a total limit of 1,800 e-scooters in the city. Popular e-scooter companies such as Lime, offer access to their […]

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Four Attorneys from Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, P.A. Included in Florida Super Lawyers 2020

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Michael Damaso / 06-19-2020 / Personal Injury

Four Attorneys from Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, P.A. Included in Florida Super Lawyers 2020 Awarded Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Orlando  ORLANDO – Four attorneys from the law firm of Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, P.A. were recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers.  Council ‘Butch’ Wooten, Jr., Orman L. Kimbrough, […]

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Ford Issues Two New Recalls

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Thomas Dennis / 06-10-2020 / Auto Recalls

Ford Motor Company issued two new recall notices, involving the 2020 Ford Mustang and the Ford Transit Connect. Both recalls affect the safety of passengers traveling in these two Ford models. The recall for the Ford Transit Connect passenger van deals with seat belt safety for frontside passengers. The front passenger seat belt pretensioners, the […]

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Popular Heartburn Medication Zantac Recalled Over Possible Cancer Risk

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Michael Damaso / 06-05-2020 / Defective products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 1, 2020 that manufacturers remove all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. This is the latest step in an ongoing investigation of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine medications, commonly known by its brand name Zantac. Zantac is a popular […]

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Harbor Freight Recalls 1.7 Million Jack Stands Over Concerns They Could Collapse During Use

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Michael Damaso / 05-28-2020 / Defective products

Harbor Freight announced a recall of its “Pittsburgh” brand six-ton jack stands due to the risk of collapse during use, according to a filing last month with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A second recall filed on May 3, 2020 extended the recall to three-ton Pittsburgh-brand jack stands. According to Harbor Freight’s NHTSA filing, […]

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Remembering the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Disaster 40 Years Later

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Michael Damaso / 05-14-2020 / In The News

Last Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of the devastating Skyway Bridge disaster that took the lives of 35 individuals. The disaster still stands as one of the most tragic events ever to take place in Florida history and has taught us a lot when it comes to the construction of maritime and auto highways and […]

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Florida Nursing Homes Request Immunity from Coronavirus Lawsuits

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Michael Damaso / 04-22-2020 / Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Florida’s largest advocacy group for long-term care providers is requesting protection from lawsuits for health care professionals amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting “immunity from any liability, civil or criminal” under certain conditions for nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities. The group is the most […]

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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

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Michael Damaso / 04-17-2020 / Personal Injury

Determining how much your personal injury case is worth depends on the extent of your injuries and the facts surrounding your case. The value of a personal injury case is not just determined by medical bills and property damage. Many times, additional compensation can and should be awarded to an injured person as a result […]

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What Legal Issues Are Associated with Florida Trucking Accidents?

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Michael Damaso / 04-15-2020 / Truck Accident

Truck accident cases are inherently more complex and naturally different than the average car accident case. The legal issues that accompany trucking accidents tend to be more complicated, not only because of the severity of the injuries that result from them, but also because of the layers of liability involved in the trucking industry itself. […]

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How the Coronavirus Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

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Michael Damaso / 03-24-2020 / Personal Injury

As Central Florida and the rest of the country adjusts to its ‘new normal,’ we would like to let you know that our staff and firm are fully operational during this time. We have had some inquiries about how the coronavirus might affect your personal injury case and we would like to share with you […]

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Florida Supreme Court Upholds $5.2 Million Jury Verdict Obtained for Chemical Burn Injury Victim

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Michael Damaso / 03-13-2020 / Chemical Burn Injuries

The Florida Supreme Court rules injury claims viable under the state pollution statute.  The personal injury law firm of Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, P.A. recovered a $5.2 million judgment for their client, a tow truck driver who suffered severe chemical burns after helping clean up a tractor-trailer spill that scattered hundreds of car batteries […]

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Electrical Shock, Paralysis and Other Serious Injuries Reported at Popular Orlando Tourist Attraction, Volcano Bay

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Theme park accidents

Serious injuries have been recently reported at Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park, including electrical shock, paralysis, brain injuries and near drownings. A park guest reported being injured when she was visiting Volcano Bay on June 2, 2019. She said she was shocked due to the park’s electrical system malfunctioning that day and has filed […]

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Florida Woman Says State’s Car Accident Laws Ruined Her Life

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Car Accident

Florida’s personal injury laws have been criticized for years due to the lack of protection they offer individuals who are injured in an auto accident. One Florida woman recently spoke out about her ordeal following a serious auto accident. A reckless driver operating a pick-up truck crushed her car and she was airlifted to a […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries – Knowing the Signs can Save your Life

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden, violent blow to the head or body, and the damages that can stem from a TBI can be catastrophic resulting in not only serious injury, but disability, and even death.  As personal injury lawyers, we commonly see these types of injuries in car accident cases, […]

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Uber and Lyft Auto Accidents- How are they different from other auto accidents?

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Auto Accidents

Ride sharing services have become a popular mode of transportation today. In fact, 36 percent of Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center said they have used some type of rideshare service, such as Uber or Lyft. However, the role that they play in auto accident cases is still being determined. Liability is a bit […]

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The Most Common Defenses in Florida Slip and Fall Cases

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Michael Damaso / 03-03-2020 / Slip And Fall

When you fall and hurt yourself on someone else’s property, recovering compensation for your injuries can be a daunting process without the right legal help. Whether the fall occurred at a shopping mall, restaurant, grocery store or Orlando-area theme park, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff to establish that the property owner’s negligence […]

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Jet Fuel Dumped on Children at School Playground

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Michael Damaso / 01-20-2020 / Personal Injury

Elementary school children were doused with jet fuel, as an airplane returning to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) had to make an emergency landing. Delta Flight 89 had just taken off from LAX and was en route to Shanghai when it turned around and headed back to the L.A. airport, due to engine trouble. Several […]

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Carnival Worker’s Injury Highlights the Lack of Regulation of Amusement Park Rides in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 01-15-2020 / Theme park accidents

Visitors at Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Waterford Lakes Town Center witnessed a frightening event last month after a 37-year-old man was pinned between a claw carnival ride. The injured man was a worker who fell from a ladder during a pre-operative check of the ride. He was freed before paramedics arrived and was transported […]

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Hoverboard Safety Still a Major Concern in 2020

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Michael Damaso / 01-08-2020 / Personal Injury

Hoverboards have increased in popularity in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they have become any less dangerous.  Hoverboards are electric and hands-free, self-balancing scooters. The speed of a hoverboard can range depending upon the brand, but most travel between 6 mph and 15 mph. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, after […]

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11 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Fool Florida Car Accident Victims

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Michael Damaso / 12-18-2019 / Auto Accidents

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event but dealing with insurance companies after the accident can be just as frustrating. Following the trauma of a serious car accident, a person is often in a state of emotional shock, and at the same time getting treatment for multiple injuries. Insurance companies will often […]

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The Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Florida

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Michael Damaso / 12-18-2019 / Slip And Fall

Approximately one million people are admitted to the hospital each year due to injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents.  These injuries can range from bumps and bruises to fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even death.  The most common causes of these accidents might surprise you, what’s even more surprising […]

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Nissan Recalls More Than 400,000 Cars in U.S. Due to Fire Risk

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Michael Damaso / 11-20-2019 / Car Accident

Nissan has recalled over 400,000 cars in the U.S. due to a defect in the braking system that could cause the vehicles to suddenly catch fire. The four specific Nissan models included in the recall are the 2015 to 2018 models of the Nissan Murano SUV, 2016 to 2018 models of the Nissan Maxima sedan, […]

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What Are a Homeowner’s Responsibilities When It Comes to Backyard Swimming Pools?

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Michael Damaso / 11-15-2019 / Premises Negligence

Owning a backyard pool can be a lot of fun, especially on those warm Florida days, but it is also a huge responsibility. Having a pool on your property drastically increases the likelihood of a drowning, no matter how careful a homeowner may be. In fact, every year, approximately 7,000 drowning deaths occur in the […]

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10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After Fall from Florida Zip Line Attraction

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Theme park accidents

A 10-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after he fell from a zip line attraction at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Lakeland, Florida. Video surveillance released last week captured the horrifying moment. The child was on a zip line ride called “Sky Rider.” Before taking off, passengers are to be strapped in via a […]

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Federal Investigation Launched into the Cause of Tesla Battery Fires

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Auto Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into the cause of Tesla fires due to a defect in the vehicles’ batteries. This investigation covers Model S and Model X Tesla vehicles that were manufactured between the years 2012 and 2019 and were sold in the United States. The term “investigation” is […]

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Trucking Accident Fatalities Reach Highest Level in Nearly Three Decades

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Michael Damaso / 11-05-2019 / Truck Accident

A trucking accident poses a serious risk of catastrophic injury or death. These accidents can be deadly, due to a number of factors, including the sheer size of the truck, the speed at which it is traveling and the force of impact. The number of lives lost in large truck accidents have reached the highest […]

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The Most Dangerous Intersections in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 11-05-2019 / Auto Accidents

Central Florida’s interstates, roads and highways are some of the most dangerous in country. Approximately 395,000 car accidents happen on Florida roads every year, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I-4 has been named as the most dangerous interstate in the country, based on fatalities per mile.  According to MetroPlan Orlando, the following intersections […]

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911 Calls Released from Passengers Pleading for Help on Disney’s Skyliner

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Michael Damaso / 10-21-2019 / Theme park accidents

Last week Disney’s Skyliner gondola transportation system malfunctioned, leaving passengers stranded in the air for  hours.  Now more details have emerged, as the 911 Call tapes have been released to the public.  The release of these tapes comes at the same time the gondola transportation system is back open to the public. Here is one […]

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New Florida Law Opens the Roads to Self-Driving Vehicles Without Humans

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Michael Damaso / 10-14-2019 / Auto Accidents

Florida drivers should not be surprised if they see driverless vehicles out and about on the roads. A new law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis will make it possible for self-driving vehicles to operate without a human at the wheel. The law took effect on July 1, 2019, and it allows self-driving vehicles without a […]

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Disney’s New Skyliner Malfunctions, Leaving Passengers Stranded in the Air for Hours, Three Hospitalizations Reported

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Michael Damaso / 10-11-2019 / Theme park accidents

Tourists who planned on enjoying a relaxing ride on one of Disney World’s newest modes of transportation received an unexpected jolt as the passenger lift system suddenly stopped working. Passengers were left hanging in the air for more than three hours due to the system malfunction. The Skyliner gondolas take park visitors from their hotels […]

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Which Cars Carry The Greatest Risk For Fatal Accidents?

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Thomas Dennis / 07-13-2018 / Auto Accidents

  If you said “smaller is more dangerous,” you may be on the right track. According to AutoGuide, cars like the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio, both small sedan style cars, are the most unsafe cars in the US for 2018. However, there is a safe zone in average sized cars and then the […]

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How To Protect Yourself From Transvaginal Mesh Complications

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Thomas Dennis / 07-06-2018 / Consumer Safety

  What is Transvaginal Mesh/Netting? The transvaginal mesh or netting is usually made of a plastic called polypropylene while other types of mesh can use other materials, even animal tissue. The term “transvaginal,” however, came from the surgical procedure rather than the materials used in the process. The surgery is meant to help support the […]

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Florida Car Accidents: Is Anyone at Fault or was it The Rain?

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Thomas Dennis / 06-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

  Florida Car Accidents: Is anyone at fault or was it the rain? The roads in Orlando get flooded in more ways than one during the summer months. According to the National Climatic Data Center, for the months of June to August, the average rainfall in Florida is more than seven inches per month, making […]

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5 Things We Learned About Theme Park Injuries

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Thomas Dennis / 06-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

  Looking over the quarterly injury reports from the Orlando area parks for the last year, there are about five to 10 injuries each quarter across all the parks, with injuries rising in the last quarter of the year due to holiday travel. The report defines an injury as any incident that occured on a […]

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Traveling this summer? Here’s how to avoid issues after a car accident

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Thomas Dennis / 06-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

  Summer is the most dangerous time to be out on the road. The automobile and educational group, AAA, calls the days of summer, starting from Memorial Day, the 100 deadliest days. From 2011 to 2016, over 1,000 people died at the hands of teenage drivers in the 100 days following Memorial Day. That’s about […]

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Restaurant Slip And Fall: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Slip And Fall

25,000 slip and fall accidents occur daily in the US.* Slips, trips and falls are the second leading cause of injury as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anytime you visit a restaurant, there are customers coming and going or in the process of enjoying their meal while the employees are running around to […]

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Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

When you plan to visit Orlando, you’re thinking fun in the sun and gallivanting through the many theme parks ride hopping. Over 250 million people attend theme parks each year. With this many people moving through the usually crowded parks, accidents are bound to happen. That fun can turn detrimental. Whether you are from Florida […]

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Accident on I-4? 6 Things to Do Immediately

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Auto Accidents

According to the Florida DMV, there are more than 200,000 car crashes in Florida annually. That’s more than 500 accidents per day. While I-4 is the shortest of the major highways in Florida, the East Central Florida Planning Council found that the section from Daytona to Orlando has the highest percentage of accidents occurring and […]

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New NHL Concussion Suit Filed Before Stanley Cup Finals

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Will Perry / 09-05-2017 / In The News

On the eve of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks, a former player has filed a lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL) for failing to warn him of the significant risk of brain damage. Ex-Blackhawk player and former coach of Tampa Bay, Steve Ludzik, filed […]

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