Living With Amputation

Doug / 10-07-2014 / Auto Accidents

Nearly 2 million people in the United States live with the loss of a limb. Of those 2 million people approximately 45% represent individuals who lost a limb* due to some sort of trauma, while 54% represent amputations due to vascular diseases, such as diabetes. Traumatic amputations usually are a result of factory, farm or […]


Affirmative Defenses: Pointing the Finger Back at the Plaintiff

Doug / 10-01-2014 / Auto Accidents

Immediately following an accident victims are often faced with the need for medical care, expenses incurred as a result of medical care, wage loss, and injuries that can be long lasting or permanent. Regardless of the accident or incident which caused the injuries, often the Plaintiff is stuck with expenses and required to live with […]


Drunk Driving: The Harm Reaches Beyond the Crash Scenes

Doug / 09-16-2013 / Auto Accidents

In the United States, every day, nearly 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. With higher statistics in other countries there are over 51 million deaths annually due to drunk or impaired driving. In 2010, 1/3rd of vehicle crash fatalities were the result of alcohol related crashes. 17% of traffic accidents […]


Orlando Considering Staying Open Late-Night

Doug / 08-27-2013 / Auto Accidents

In an interesting move, the City of Orlando Board of Commissioners is weighing an option to “change” the late-night crowd in downtown Orlando. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Monday at around 2:00 P.M., the Commissioners will vote on a measure to keep bars open in downtown Orlando until 3:00 A.M. Thursday through Saturday. They are […]


When Do I Contact My Insurance Company After An Accident?

Doug / 07-08-2013 / Airplane Accidents

If you’ve ever been in an accident, or had damage done to your property because of an accident, you know that you have a lot on your mind.  If someone was harmed, you need to get them treatment, if damage was done then repairs need to be made.  Sometimes things fall through the cracks and […]


Parasailing Accident Leaves Two Teen Tourists Hospitalized

Doug / 07-05-2013 / Boat Accidents

In a tragic parasailing accident Monday left two 17 year-old tourists, Sydney Good and Alexis Fairchild, from Indiana hospitalized and in critical condition.  The accident occurred when the cord holding the parasail to the tow boat snapped.  This left the sail and the attached teen girls adrift in the winds above Panama City Beach, FL. […]


Man Killed Crashing Personal Watercraft After Dark

Doug / 09-24-2012 / Boat Accidents

A man was killed in a boating accident over Labor Day Weekend near Miami’s Venetian Causeway Bridge. According to reports, the victim was speeding on a personal watercraft and collided with a 22-foot boat just after 10 p.m. A Sea Tow operator heard the crash and saw two men in the water, one unconscious. The […]


Alcohol Suspected as a Factor in Fatal Labor Day Weekend Boating Accident

Doug / 09-14-2012 / Boat Accidents

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a recreational boating accident that occurred at Fort De Soto Park near Tampa in Pinellas County, according to sources. The accident occurred around 8 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day Weekend, and investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor. A 20-foot Mako boat carrying […]


Tourism Economy Thriving in Florida

Doug / 09-07-2012 / Boat Accidents

According to industry experts, tourism is on the rise in Florida. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that 22.1 million tourists visited Florida in the second quarter of 2012, setting the pace for a new yearly record for tourism. Taxable sales for tourism from January through May 2012 were $31.5 billion. “Increased visitation and spending by travelers […]


Fatal Parasailing Accident under Investigation

Doug / 08-31-2012 / Boat Accidents

A Connecticut woman on vacation with her husband in Florida died in a tragic parasailing accident on August 15, according to sources. Stephen Miskell, 31, and his wife Kathleen Miskell, 28, were parasailing together 200 feet above the ground off the coast of Pompano Beach when Kathleen’s harness broke. Kathleen plummeted into the water and […]


U.S. Drowning Accident Statistics

Doug / 02-27-2012 / Boat Accidents

With spring approaching, swimming season in Florida will be here soon. Swimming in pools, lakes and Florida’s many beaches is one of the most popular spring and summer activities, especially for children and teenagers. While it can be fun, it remains one of the most dangerous activities as well. Here are some statistics about swimming […]


US Boating Accident Statistics

Doug / 02-03-2012 / Boat Accidents

With boating season just around the corner, many residents and tourists are looking forward to enjoying Florida’s gorgeous lakes and beaches. There is nothing better than hitting the water on a nice sunny day with family and friends. But you must always make safety the number one priority. A boating accident can turn a day […]


Are Personal Watercrafts More Dangerous than Other Boats?

Doug / 01-16-2012 / Boat Accidents

Before boating and swimming season starts up again in the spring, it is important to make sure you take all safety precautions before hitting the water with your friends and family. Thousands of people are out on the water in Florida every day on boats, and personal watercrafts (PWC) are becoming more popular each year. […]


Man Killed In Boat Accident

Doug / 12-02-2011 / Boat Accidents

A North Carolina man is dead after a boating accident on November 22, according to sources. The boat, driven by a 71-year-old man from Lumberton, struck a jetty next to Wrightsville Beach, according to Fred Gorchess of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The name of the man is not available to the public at […]


No Charges To Be Filed In Boating Accident Death

Doug / 11-09-2011 / Boat Accidents

A family who experienced a tragic boating accident in the Florida Keyes will likely not be facing charges now, according to  The five family members spend 20 hours clinging to the side of the capsized boat, waiting to be rescued.  One of the family members, 79-year-old Zaida San Jurjo Gonzalez, is believed to have […]


Safe Boating

Doug / 06-03-2009 / Boat Accidents

We just had national safe boating week in May. Boats and personal water crafts are increasingly popular for good times and family recreation.  This is especially true in Florida.  But, family fun can also pose serious dangers to riders, passengers, and others on the water due to boating accidents.  Carelessness of the operators, impairment from drugs […]


Summer Boating – Your Focus Should Be On Safety

Doug / 06-11-2008 / Boat Accidents

We may not have hit the first day of summer yet, but the hot weather has arrived in Florida – which means more people boating and unfortunately, more boating accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that in 2006 there were 710 deaths and 3,451 injuries in boating-related accidents in this country.  Seventy percent of these of the deaths […]


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