WKN News Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

Our Mother’s Day Addition

Doug / 05-11-2015 / Firm News

We at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. would like to welcome the newest addition to our firm.  Yesterday, as the perfect end to this Mother’s Day, our receptionist, Donna, gave birth to a healthy and happy baby boy. Jase Henry Rodriguez. Jase entered the world at 7:38pm at a weight of 5lbs 15oz. and measuring 20 in. According […]

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Attorney Primrose Coaches Teams to Finals and Final Four at AAJ Regionals

Doug / 03-23-2015 / Firm News

On March 19-22nd, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, had two teams competing at the prestigious American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition for Barry University, School of Law Trial Team. One group of students competed at the Ft. Lauderdale regional and the other at the Atlanta regional. Each regional hosted 16 teams competing from […]

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Attorney Primrose Coaches Trial Team to Win

Doug / 01-27-2015 / Attorney

On Friday, January 23rd, the Barry Law Trial Team won the prestigious Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition hosted annually by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar. The team comprised of Luis Herrera and James Smeriglio advocating and witnesses Nicole Metzgar-Schall and Will Sepulveda made history by being the first Barry team to win […]

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Attorney Nicholas Primrose to Head Barry Alumni Board

Doug / 01-16-2015 / Attorney

Starting on January 1 of this year, our own Nicholas A. Primrose will be leading the Barry Alumni Board as its President.  As a long-time supporter of Barry Law School we would like to congratulate Mr. Primrose in his election to this prestigious post. Joining Nick on the Board will be Mr Michael Sasso as […]

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Our Building’s 100 Year History

Doug / 10-17-2014 / General Firm News

Around 1914 Elizabeth Shine Woodruff, wife of Seth Woodruff, County Tax Collector for many years in Orange County wanted to build her dream home. The Woodruff and Shine families were extensive landholders in the Orange County area and families of great influence. The Woodruff home, where our attorneys now practice, was the first all-brick building […]

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Faulty Railroad Crossing Arms in Central Florida May Create Danger

Doug / 03-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

The SunRail trains are warming up and getting ready for their May debut across Central Florida, but faulty railroad crossing arms may lead to more injuries. So far, SunRail trains cross streets at 127 different locations, each one being another point for a dangerous collision. WESH investigated these crossing and uncovered that the SunRail crossings […]

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Pedestrian Safety in Central Florida

Doug / 03-24-2014 / Auto Accidents

Last week, a man in Orlando was hit and killed while crossing Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway. WESH reported that the crash happened just past midnight and it does not appear initially that the driver was at fault. According to the report, 50 pedestrians were killed by cars last year in the metro Orlando […]

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We Wish you a Safe and Happy Fourth of July

Doug / 07-03-2013 / Auto Accidents

Tomorrow marks the 237th birthday of our great nation and here in Orlando there shall be celebrations, barbecues, and fireworks galore.  As we gather to enjoy the company of our families, friends, and neighbors, we hope that your festivities are equally enjoyable. Sadly, the 4th of July is also a day that ends in tragedy […]

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How Medical Expenses are Handled in the Trial of a Personal Injury Case

Doug / 06-25-2013 / Insurance Claim Disputes

This article is the first in a series on subjects you should know about regarding personal injury and wrongful death trials.  This particular article is to help explain how medical bills are handled in a civil jury trial for personal injuries. How medical expenses are handled in a personal injury case can be confusing. When […]

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Choosing the Right Attorney for You, What to Look For

Doug / 05-22-2013 / WKN News

It is not so much finding an attorney as it is finding the right attorney. Whenever seeking any legal recourse or legal advice, it is important to consult an attorney. It is not enough to look up on the internet or ask someone if they know of an attorney, some research must be done. When […]

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School Bus Carrying Special Needs Children Involved in Accident

Doug / 09-03-2012 / WKN News

A school bus in Orange County, Florida carrying a group of special needs students was involved in an accident on August 22, according to the Orlando Sentinel. According to reports the bus struck a red Hyundai. None of the passengers suffered injury. The bus accident occurred at the intersection of Glenrod and Bates, with early […]

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Signs

Doug / 01-23-2012 / Consumer Safety

We all like to think that our parents or loved ones are in good hands when we check them into nursing homes. Most of the time, they get exceptional care and attention by the staff and nursing home—but when nursing home abuse occurs, it can turn into a family’s worst nightmare. Elderly patients often are […]

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MADD And Law Enforcement Taking Aim At Drunk Driving During Holidays

Doug / 11-28-2011 / WKN News

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging law enforcement in Orlando to crack down on drunk driving, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The organization held a press conference at the Florida Highway Patrol’s headquarters in Orlando. “When you mix driving and being impaired, it’s a recipe for disaster,” says Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell. There is […]

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Florida Ends Weekly Bacteria Tests At Some Beaches

Doug / 08-17-2011 / WKN News

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida will end weekly bacteria tests at some of state’s beaches. The state plans to stop weekly testing for bacteria at fifty five locations statewide because of budget cuts that have wiped out resources to continue with the Florida Healthy Beaches program. The Florida Department of Health cut $525,000 from […]

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$3 Million Taser Wrongful Death Award Upheld On Appeal

Doug / 06-28-2011 / WKN News

According to About Lawsuits, an appeals court has upheld a jury’s decision to award $3 million to a Texas mother who filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her son was tasered 18 times by police before dying. Shirley Nagel filed a lawsuit after her son Joel Don Casey died in 2005 while police were attempting […]

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Motion Filed to Move Penn State Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Doug / 06-23-2011 / WKN News

According to Philly Articles, father of a dead 2002 Pennsylvania State University student is asking that the wrongful death lawsuit be moved away from Penn State’s hometown. Christopher Raspanti was about to graduate from Penn State when a fire swept through the off-campus house he shared with five other students. At least 50 party goers […]

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Woman Sues Sam’s Club for Slip and Fall Injuries at Local Store

Doug / 06-02-2011 / WKN News

According to The Southeast Texas Record, a Beaumont woman has sued Sam’s Club in federal court for a personal injury sustained from a slip and fall injury on a floor display. Patricia Morrison filed suit against Wal-mart Stores Inc, doing business as Sams Wholesale Club, in Jefferson County. Sam’s Club filed a motion to remove […]

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Wooten Kimbrough Attorneys Participate in Christmas Food Drive

Doug / 01-07-2011 / WKN News

The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. participated in a local food drive to support the mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida assists local agencies such as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and low-income day care centers. Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. […]

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Wooten Kimbrough Sponsors Law Student Picnic

Doug / 11-30-2010 / WKN News

The 7th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic was held on November 13 and the Orlando personal injury law firm of Wooten Kimbrough assisted with financial support in transporting students to the event. The picnic which began with just a few students gathering at the University of Miami has grown to a huge event drawing busloads of minority law […]

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Wooten Kimbrough Attorneys Participate in “Teach-In”

Doug / 11-24-2010 / WKN News

Two Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. participated in Orange County Schools annual Teach-In Event. One of our attorneys was an honorary teacher at Moss Park Elementary, where he participated and served as the Prosecutor and Judge of a mock trial.   The “defendant” in the case was charged with violating the Florida Anti-Bullying Statute.  […]

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Wooten and Kimbrough Named SuperLawyers

Doug / 06-16-2010 / WKN News

Orlando personal injury attorneys  Council Wooten, Jr. and Orman L. Kimbrough, Jr. have been named Florida Super Lawyers for 2010.  This is the fifth year in a row that Mr. Wooten has received this recognition and it is fourth year for Mr. Kimbrough. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 […]

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Gulf Oil Spill Threatens Florida Coast; Crist Declares State of Emergency

Doug / 04-30-2010 / WKN News

The huge oil spill resulting from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of  Mexico last week is threatening the fragile coastline of 6 northern Florida counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf counties.  As a result, Governor Charlie Crist today issued a State of Emergency for those counties and his order stated:   “The […]

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SUV Roll-over the Result of Bad Tires?

Doug / 02-18-2010 / WKN News

Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a Ford Explorer driven by a 39 – year-old-man was in an auto accident on the Florida Turnpike yesterday and the Explorer flipped multiple times.  The cause of the accident was the failure of  the right rear tire.  The driver also had his 5 children with him. Three of the children […]

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Free H1N1 Vaccines in Orange County In December

Doug / 11-19-2009 / WKN News

The Orange County Health Department  will be working with the Orange County School Board to vaccinate all school age children against the H1N1 virus next month.  There will be free clinics on three consecutive Saturdays around the county beginning December 5th: Saturday, December 5, 2009 East River High School (Gymnasium) 654 Columbia School Road, Orlando, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, December […]

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NTSB’s New Recommendations on Bus Safety

Doug / 10-29-2009 / WKN News

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has completed its review of the tragic bus accident last August near Houston, Texas where 17 passengers lost their lives and 38 others received injuries that ranged from minor to serious. Examination of the bus indicated that it had been traveling for extended period of time with an under-inflated tire.  This caused a […]

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Will Your Goblins Be Safe on Halloween?

Doug / 10-22-2009 / WKN News

Each year thousands of children are injured as they celebrate Halloween.  The injuries can be from a simple trip and fall or much more serious if the child is hit by a car.  Children have also been injured carving jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins. The American Association of Pediatrics wants your child to be safe this year and has […]

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Free Flu Shots Available in Orlando

Doug / 09-15-2009 / WKN News

What you might call the “regular” seasonal flu vaccine has arrived at the Orange County Health Department and health officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.  The seasonal flu shot must not be confused with the swine flu vaccine which is supposed to be available sometime in October.  In other […]

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Council Wooten, Jr. Named Best Lawyer 2010

Doug / 08-25-2009 / WKN News

Orlando auto accident attorney Council Wooten, Jr. has been selected by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America  for 2010.  The peer review included over 2.8 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Attorneys are asked the question “If you could not handle a case yourself, to whom would […]

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Young Florida Equestrians Must Now Wear Helmets

Doug / 06-16-2009 / WKN News

“Nicole’s Law” is named for a young girl, Nicole Hornstein, who lost her life as the result of a terrible accident.  She fell from a horse but was not wearing a helmet at the time.  She suffered a severe head injury and died at the tender age of 12. The loss of this young life was impetus behind the […]

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Mattel Agrees to Largest Civil Penalty in History for Lead Paint Violation

Doug / 06-08-2009 / Defective products

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Mattel Inc. have agreed to a $2.3 million fine for safety violations inconjunction with lead paint on children’s toys.  The fine was the result of a recall of hundreds of thousands of Mattel and Fisher Price toys due to lead paint. Back in 2007 Mattel and its subsidiary, Fisher […]

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Kimbrough and Madrigal Attend 2009 Trial Advocacy Seminar

Doug / 06-01-2009 / WKN News

Orman L. Kimbrough, Jr.  was once again an instructor at this year’s Trial Advocacy Seminar put on by the Florida Bar and The Trial Lawyers Section in conjunction with the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.  Diego M. Madrigal, III, was a participant at this year’s seminar which resulted in a Partner and Associate […]

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Two National Safety Council Courses Free Next Week

Doug / 05-29-2009 / WKN News

June is National Safety Month, sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC).  As one of this year’s promotions, the NSC is offering two of their programs for free if you enroll next week.  Those two programs are: “Alive at 25® Parent Program,”  and “First Aid and CPR with AED.” The Alive at 25® Parent Program is a safety […]

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17 – 23

Doug / 05-15-2009 / Dog bites

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring its annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17 – 23.  In light of the many diseases that the CDC has to track and prevent, one might think that this would be a trivial topic.  However, there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites reported in […]

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Attorney Diego Madrigal Recognized by Supreme Court of Florida

Doug / 04-29-2009 / WKN News

Diego M. Madrigal III, an Orlando personal injury attorney with our firm, has been recognized collaboratively by The Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Divison of The Florida Bar and the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association for his exceptional pro bono service in 2008.  This special recognition came with a letter from […]

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Is Florida Prepared for Swine Flu?

Doug / 04-28-2009 / WKN News

As of approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon, there were 64 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S.  Are Florida government officials prepared to handle any possible reported outbreak here in Florida? According to Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Surgeon General Ana Viamonte Ros, they are prepared for the worst.  While there have been no […]

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Council Wooten, Jr. Is in a Special Class

Doug / 04-27-2009 / WKN News

The Florida Bar has offered its congratulations to Mr. Wooten and all of the other attorneys who were in the inaugural class of Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers and  who have maintained their Certification for 25 years.  Mr. Wooten was among those who in 1983 became certified by The Florida Bar in one of their first two […]

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Parental Waiver of Rights

Doug / 04-20-2009 / WKN News

There are two bills floating around the Florida legislature right now that have the potential to limit and restrict the rights of children who get injured at theme parks, go cart tracks or other amusement parks in our state. One bill “grants” parents the right to waive and release in advance “any claim or cause […]

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Florida Ranks Fifth in Uninsured Motorists

Doug / 02-02-2009 / Auto Accidents

As auto accident attorneys representing crash victims here in Central Florida, we are very concerned about the number of uninsured motorists on our highways. According to the Insurance Research Council, in 2007 23% of all Florida motorists were uninsured.  This is a full 10 points higher than the national average. However, the Research Council is concerned about the current […]

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Acai-berry Claims Being Investigated

Doug / 01-13-2009 / WKN News

According to the Orlando Sentinel, three Florida companies selling acai-berry supplements as weight loss, anit-aging and cancer curing products are being investigated by Florida’s Attorney General: South Florida Nutrition Inc. (SFL Nutrition),  GlobalNet Pharmacies and Aton Solutions. According to the Attorney General’s office, after signing up for a 14-day free trial, consumers appear to be locked into recurring […]

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Did You Get Your Flu Shot?

Doug / 10-27-2008 / WKN News

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is asking for more individuals to be immunized this year against influenza, most commonly known as “the flu.”  According to the CDC, % to 20% of the population get the flu; More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, including 20,000 children; and About 36,000 people die from […]

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Hit and Run Driver Arrested

Doug / 07-15-2008 / Auto Accidents

The Polk County Sheriff’s office reported arresting a suspect in the death of a pregnant woman due to a hit and run auto accident last week.  The victim was a 34 year-old pregnant woman from the Four Corners area in Polk County. The driver was in her Ford Explorer traveling on Highway 27 when she passed a tractor-trailer […]

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Apopka Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run

Doug / 07-07-2008 / WKN News

Florida Highway Patrol reported arresting a 23 year-old Orlando man in the death of a hit and run accident victim in Apopka resident last Saturday.  The 26 year-old victim was killed standing with his bicycle when he was struck by a 1989 Ford Ranger.  The force of the accident threw the victim about a 150 feet. The […]

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Wooten, Honeywell and Kimbrough Named Super Lawyers

Doug / 06-23-2008 / WKN News

Messrs. Council Wooten,  Dan H. Honeywell and Orman Kimbrough have all been named Florida 2008 Super Lawyers.  For Mr. Wooten this is his third consecutive year as a Super Lawyer and for Mr. Honeywell and Mr. Kimbrough it is their second consecutive year. The Super Lawyer listing consists of the top 5% of the lawyers in Florida based […]

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Raw Milk on the Market Again?

Doug / 06-16-2008 / Food-borne Illnesses

When I was a child growing up on the farm, we drank raw milk – raw milk being unpasteurized. That’s because my dad refused to buy milk when he milked 60 head of cattle every day. None of us got sick, but maybe we were just lucky. Drinking raw milk has become fashionable again with some consumers who prefer […]

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Legal Aid Society Recognizes Orman Kimbrough

Doug / 06-06-2008 / WKN News

Orman L. Kimbrough, Jr. has been awarded the Award of Excellence by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.  Each year the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society recognizes attorneys for their ongoing commitment to pro bono work for the their clients.  In the past 20 years Mr. Kimbrough has […]

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