Are Theme Parks Underreporting Injuries?

Doug / 05-14-2015 / Injury

The major theme parks recently released statistics regarding injuries received in the parks during the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel. In the first three months of business there have been only six reported injuries from Walt Disney World and seven from Universal Studios. But what is the basis […]


Crosswalk Crackdown in Orange County

Doug / 02-25-2015 / Auto Accidents

In the State of Florida drivers are required to stop and remain stopped until pedestrians cross at crosswalks, but unfortunately the failure of drivers to properly yield to pedestrians is responsible for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and injuries in the Orlando area. Of the incidents resulting in injury or death, 35% occur within marked […]


Holiday Mishaps to Avoid

Doug / 12-09-2014 / Consumer Safety

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are decorating, baking and preparing for joyful times with friends and family.  At this happy time it is important to be aware of the hidden and increased risks that come along with some holiday traditions. Some of the most common holiday accidents are poisonings, electrocutions, and fireplace-borne fires. […]


Slips and Falls

Doug / 11-20-2014 / Consumer Safety

Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. Approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits annually are associated to falls. They are also the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in homes and communities. The most common locations where falls are reported to have occurred are: Stairs Ramps Uneven surfaces Unstable work surfaces Cluttered hallways […]


The Reality of Slip & Fall Accidents

Doug / 06-04-2014 / Consumer Safety

Falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits, making up 21.3% of visits. Of that 8 million, a million involve slip and falls (12% of total falls). Over 9 million disabling slip ad falls occur per year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked flooring material as a direct contributing factor in […]


Cracking Down on Defective and Violative Goods

Doug / 06-03-2014 / Consumer Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) system for targeting high-risk cargo showed net results in the latter half of the fiscal year 2013. Targeting method has helped CPSC to identify about 8.2 million units of consumer products that violate U.S. safety rules or that were defective.  In total during the fiscal year of 2013 […]


Hot Coffee Lawsuits

Doug / 05-28-2014 / Consumer Safety

Decades ago a there was a famous suit brought against McDonald’s, involving a patron spilling coffee on themselves and being severely burned as a result of the excessively hot beverage. The case made headlines after the elderly patron was awarded nearly 3 million in 1994, for her injuries. In the years following that case suits […]


Beach Driving Dangers

Doug / 05-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to the summer, millions of people are making their way to Florida’s beaches to cool off and enjoy the sun. This past Memorial Day Weekend saw an overwhelming amount of individuals and crowds of people. Every year we’re faced with stories of tragic injuries caused by inattentive drivers […]


Orlando: Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

Doug / 05-20-2014 / Auto Accidents

The National Complete Streets Coalition released its latest report on Tuesday naming Orlando as the most dangerous metro area for pedestrians. Tampa, Jacksonville, and South Florida follow right behind, with Memphis closing out the Top 5. This map shows the number of fatalities due to vehicle/pedestrian accidents within Central Florida from 2003-2012. The Orlando-Kissimmee area […]


Social Media: Creating a New Stream of Advertisements and Lawsuits

Doug / 11-19-2013 / Consumer Safety

As technology advances so must the law in order to provide remedy disputes involving social media and other internet claims. Advertising on social media has presented a new way for companies to gain attention of possible consumers. Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are increasingly popular among users and this drives the desire to […]


Revenge: The Relationship Gone Bad

Doug / 11-05-2013 / Injury

In various states there has been an emerging trend of websites targeting revenge on past relationships, by allowing users to post nude and sexually explicit photographs online for the world to see. Women in both Texas and Florida have come forward with complaints of having found photographs of themselves posted on these websites. The photos […]


Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit: What Happened?

Doug / 10-10-2013 / Consumer Safety

If you caught the morning news today, you probably saw a short video and reference to Universal Orlando’s Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.  Last night 12 passengers on the coaster were stuck for more than two hours near the top of the coaster’s first climb.  Today, we’d like to discuss what happened. According to […]


Breaking News: Universal Guests Stuck on Roller Coaster (UPDATED!)

Doug / 10-09-2013 / Consumer Safety

Halting the joys of a day at the park for nearly 12 guests the Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster at Universal Studios Orlando has been stuck at the top of its arch for nearly two hours as of this posting.  The Universal guests stuck at a nearly 90° angle just below the peak of the […]


Balancing your Bicycle May Have Gotten More Difficult

Doug / 09-06-2013 / Dangerous

The trend among those in the cyclist community has been to find ways to make bikes lighter and faster. This has lead to an increasing move towards cyclists adopting carbon fiber bikes that have taken the industry by storm. However the race to find the desired weight and speed may have thrown cyclists off balance […]


Litigation Over BP Oil Spill Continues

Doug / 08-30-2013 / Dangerous

  The BP oil spill, considered to be “the worstoil spill in the history of the petroleum industry,” began on April 20, 2010 at the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, operated by BP, which they leased from Transocean.  It wasn’t until July 15, 2010 that the rig was successfully capped, after the lives of 11 […]


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