Personal Injury Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Start the New Year with a Safe Bang

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Doug / 12-31-2015 / Consumer Safety

New Year’s Eve is a time for renewal and celebration and, often, fireworks.  Whether you’re enjoying a local fireworks show, or lighting sparklers in your backyard, it is important to remember that safety is as important as fun, especially when handling explosives.  Firework are explosives and safety starts even before your celebration begins. The National […]

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New NHL Concussion Suit Filed Before Stanley Cup Finals

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Doug / 06-03-2015 / Dangerous

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, […]

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Takata Expands Airbag Recall

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Doug / 05-20-2015 / Consumer Safety

After increased pressure from U.S. regulation groups, Takata, the Japanese vehicle parts producer, is expanding their airbag recall yesterday.  This recall, which will include 33.8 million vehicles, is now the largest automobile recall in history.  Estimates have been made that one in seven vehicles on the road today have one of the recalled airbag components and […]

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Recent Recalls 04/19/2015 – 04/25/2015

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Doug / 04-28-2015 / Consumer Safety

Recalls are an important way for businesses to inform the public that one of their products may be unsafe.  By issuing a recall the company hopes to inform the public about the issue and take the necessary steps to ensure those products do not harm consumers. For the latest recalls please see the summaries and […]

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Recent Recalls 04/12/15-04/18/15

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Doug / 04-20-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  This past week’s recalls consist of […]

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A Tale of Two Lovers: Legal Ramifications of STDs

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Doug / 04-18-2015 / Medical Negligence

What are my options if someone gives me a STD? This question may not have had any significance 10 or 20 years ago, however in the past few years more and more claims of battery and negligence in infecting another individual with a sexually transmissible disease have come to light. According to the Center for […]

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Attorney Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

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Doug / 04-07-2015 / Auto Accidents

Attorney Nicholas Primrose Presents for End Distracted Driving Organization at Local High School On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to Winter Springs High School to present to students about Distracted Driving as part of the Florida Justice Association and End Distracted Driving organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.” End Distracted Driving is an […]

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Recent Recalls 03/22/15-03/28/15

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Doug / 03-30-2015 / Dangerous

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS Linon Home Décor Products […]

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Riders Rescued from Stalled Hulk Coaster

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Doug / 03-25-2015 / Personal Injury

Yesterday, March 25, 2015, at around 5:45pm the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure came to a sudden and unexpected halt.  For nearly two and a half hours, at least 12 people were stuck on the stalled coaster waiting for rescue. The ride came to a halt near  a platform which […]

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Crosswalk Crackdown in Orange County

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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 […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/15/15/02/21/14

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Doug / 02-23-2015 / Consumer Safety

This week’s recalls involve many food recalls where products contain undeclared allergens. The misbranding of these products can lead to an increase risk of consumers digesting ingredients, which can cause serious and life threatening allergic reactions.  It is very important that consumers with food allergies remain aware of the ingredients in the products they purchase […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/08/15/02/14/14

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Doug / 02-16-2015 / Consumer Safety

Most of this week’s recalls involve food related recalls due to undeclared allergens and contamination. It is important to remain aware of recalls of products you and your family consume.  If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, contaminated food or suffered injury to the negligence of […]

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New Study Deems Florida the Last Place You Want To Get Into an Accident

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Doug / 02-11-2015 / Auto Accidents

Whether you are a tourist on vacation or a Floridian on the way to work, a new study encourages you to remain cautious on the roads. The personal finance website, WalletHub.com, has released the results of a study, which analyzed several risk factors, such as minimum auto insurance coverage requirements and percentage of uninsured drivers, […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/01/15/02/07/15

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Doug / 02-09-2015 / Consumer Safety

Most of this week’s recalls include product recalls for various increase risks posed to users/consumers. It is important to remain attentive in the working condition and potential safety issues, which can arise with products you purchase. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, contaminated food or […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/24/15-01/31/15

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Doug / 02-03-2015 / Consumer Safety

The majority of the recalls reported for this week involved undeclared allergens. If you or a loved one has a specific food allergy be careful to check the labels of products purchased and remain aware of recalls of household products that you regularly purchase. Recalls RSS Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/18/15-01/24/15

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Doug / 01-26-2015 / Consumer Safety

A majority of this week’s recalls listed involve food product recalls, some due to undeclared allergens, while others are due to lack of inspection and/or potential contamination. It is important to be aware of the ingredients in the products you purchase especially for those with allergies to particular items such as peanuts, eggs and dairy. […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/11/15-01/17/15

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Doug / 01-19-2015 / Consumer Safety

Recalls RSS IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses  (13 Jan., 2015) IKEA has launched the recall of the subject crib mattresses due to an entrapment risk. The mattresses can create a gab between the mattress and crib ends larger than which is permitted by federal regulations. Thus far two incident have been reported of entrapment, but no […]

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Recall Wrap-Up 12/19/14 – 12/19/14

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Doug / 12-19-2014 / Consumer Safety

Most of this past week’s recalls are for consumer products.  If you have purchased any of the following items please discontinue use, keep out of reach of small children and contact the appropriate producer to determine which step to take in order to return or obtain a refund. Recalls RSS WindowTex Recalls Custom Roller Shades […]

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Recall Wrap-up 12/6/14 – 12/12/14

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Doug / 12-15-2014 / Consumer Safety

Most of this past week’s recalls are for various food related allergies.  If you have a food allergy, please make sure you check products being used in the food you’re purchasing. Recalls RSS Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:30:00 GMT) Helmet’s chinstrap can fail, […]

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Holiday Mishaps to Avoid

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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. […]

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Recall Wrap-up 11/29/14 – 12/5/14

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Doug / 12-05-2014 / Consumer Safety

This week sees a lot of recalls from the NHTSA on vehicles and tires.  Check to make sure your car isn’t on the list and check with your local mechanic if it is. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Recalls YAMAHA ( 14V644000 ) (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:00:01 EST) Dated: OCT 13, 2014 Yamaha Motor […]

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Slips and Falls

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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 […]

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The Realities of Work Place Injuries

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Doug / 11-05-2014 / Dangerous

Of approximately 3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported in 2012, more than 2.9 million (94.8%) were workplace injuries. Among the reported injuries 75.2% occurred in service-producing industries, while the remaining 24.8% occurred in goods-producing industries. A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, which is down […]

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Trick-or-Treat: Tips for Safely Celebrating Halloween

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Doug / 10-27-2014 / Consumer Safety

We’re just a few days away from one of the most enjoyable holidays, Halloween. This particular holiday always presents a greater risk for those celebrating due to a variety of reasons. This particular Halloween, we’d like to remind everyone about a few safety tips that will help make you have a safe, enjoyable Halloween. Every […]

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Recall Alert: Sling Café Sets Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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Doug / 10-16-2014 / Consumer Safety

Dimension has launched a recall of Sling Fabric Café sets, which were for sale exclusively at Costco Wholesale Stores nationwide between December 2013 and May of 2014. The set has been recalled due to the discovery of a fall hazard created by the absence of a metal washer plate on the chairs. The sling fabric […]

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2013 Nissan Altima Recalled Due to Steering Risk

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Doug / 10-15-2014 / Consumer Safety

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Nissan Altimas due to a discovered defect discovered which could cause the hood to unexpectedly open while driving. In the event of interference between the hood liner panel and secondary latch, acting in concert with corrosion and/or presence of debris, may cause the secondary […]

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Keeping Warm and Safe this Winter

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Doug / 10-09-2014 / Consumer Safety

As Cooler weather begins to approach us, so does the season of sweaters, jackets and hoodies.  Although we will all begin to bundle up as the colder temperatures begin to roll in, most of us aren’t wondering is the jacket or coat I bought safe. Most consumers do not think about the safety of the […]

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Living With Amputation

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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 […]

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Suzuki Recalls Certain Model Year 2004-2006 Veronas

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Doug / 10-06-2014 / Car Accident

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Veronas, which were manufactured between June 2003 and October 2005. The recall could potentially involve 25,899 units of the affected vehicles. The recall was sparked by the discovery that in the affected vehicles, there may be excessive heat generated within the daytime running lamp (DRL) […]

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Best Buy & Liquidators Failed to Pull Recalled Products from Store Shelves

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Doug / 10-03-2014 / Consumer Safety

Best Buy by Mike The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different products, which were recalled in 2012 and 2013, were sold by Best Buy in store and online as well as through liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and TechLiquidators nationwide. Often stores and distribution centers have […]

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Affirmative Defenses: Pointing the Finger Back at the Plaintiff

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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 […]

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The Reality of the Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident

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Doug / 09-30-2014 / Confidentiality

This past June, the nation was taken over by the news that Tracy Morgan, the hilariously funny comedian from NBC’s 30 ROCK, was involved in a horrific crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7th. Stories from every single media outlet reported that a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer struck a limo […]

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Teenage Drivers Behind the Wheel

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Doug / 09-23-2014 / Auto Accidents

For many years the relationship between age and driving behavior has interested safety researchers and administrators. Generally it is common knowledge that there are higher risks associated with teenage drivers. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths across the United States. Citation rates for 16 year olds is 1.8 times higher than drivers […]

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Firework Safety

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Doug / 07-03-2014 / Consumer Safety

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, people all over the United States are planning gatherings, cookouts and – an all time favorite to most – fireworks.  Although the Fourth brings with it celebrations in many forms, it also brings with it risks.  Fireworks are explosives and although they have become synonymous with Independence Day […]

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Electrocution Hazard Sparks a Nokia Recall of Tablet Chargers

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Doug / 06-24-2014 / Consumer Safety

Nokia has recalled Traveler Charger Kits for the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablets after discovering that the plastic cover can come loose, separate and pose an electrocution hazard due to exposed inner workings of the device if it remains plugged into a live socket. The recall involves approximately 500 units of the chargers, which were sold […]

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2013 Blue Rhino Propane Blast Caused by Human Error

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Doug / 06-19-2014 / Dangerous

In 2013, on July 29th, thousands of 20-pound propane tanks exploded off County Road 448 in Tavares, FL.  Eight people were seriously injured including being critically burned in the conflagration that shut down the Blue Rhino processing plant.  Investigators are now stating that, as was expected, the explosion was caused by human error.  (Orlando Sentinel) […]

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How Safe Is Your Car?

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Doug / 06-17-2014 / Auto Accidents

One of the most important things to consumers when they are looking to purchase a vehicle is safety. Car owners want the security of knowing that should they be involved in a collision the vehicle they are in is going to provide protection from serious bodily injuries and possibly death.  Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing […]

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Crash Spotlights Dangers in Tired Truck Drivers

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Doug / 06-12-2014 / Attorney

Over the weekend, the country woke to news that famed comedian, star of NBC’s 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan, along with a handful of others, were involved in a deadly multi-vehicle collision on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to authorities, the accident was caused when a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer crashed into a limousine bus carrying Mr. Morgan and […]

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Bike Riders Beware

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Doug / 06-11-2014 / Consumer Safety

Summer is upon us and although the weather may be inviting bike riders should inspect and confirm the safety of their equipment. SCOTT has recalled its Speedster 30 and 40, and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bicycles.  A defect has been discovered in the above mentioned bikes and the steering tube located in the […]

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