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Mike Damaso

Father Files Appeal against Disney on Son’s Behalf

Hoping to Expose the Danger of Liability Waivers with Exculpatory Clauses On November 8, 2006, Owen Peterson, then 22, was walking through a trade show at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.  On this particularly windy day, an advertising balloon, [...]
Mike Damaso

Blue Rhino Blast Caused by Human Error

On July 29, 2013, the skies above Tavares, FL were suddenly lit by fire as thousands of 20-pound Blue Rhino propane tanks exploded.  Eight people were injured in the conflagration with critical burns and other serious injuries.  Investigators [...]
Mike Damaso

Excessive Force at Universal Studios

What is the deal with cops and security guards breaking peoples’ arms at Universal City Walk? If you have any information about these or other incidents, contact us immediately to let us know. Last week, a 28 year old woman had her [...]
Council Wooten

Teach Children to ‘W.A.I.T.’ Before Petting Dogs

This is a terrific video from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that includes some alarming statistics, in addition to an excellent presentation from Kelly Voigt discussing a technique to teach children how to be safe [...]
Mike Damaso

Make Sure They Keep the Lights on For You

We have all heard the Tom Bodett, Motel 6 jingle. "We'll leave the light on for you." But, a hotel in the dark about a dangerous breakdown in their safety protocol definitely needed someone to come turn the lights on for safety [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Property Owners, Tenants and Premises Liability Law in Florida

Premises liability law is one of the most complicated laws, and negligence and liability can vary based on the circumstances. Essentially, property owners are responsible for making sure their properties are safe for visitors, customers and [...]
Mike Damaso

Disney Cited for Safety Violations

Too often, safety violations at amusement parks are never discovered, never reported and, as a consequence, never corrected. Even if someone brings a lawsuit against the company that harmed him or her, these matters are often kept confidential [...]
Ed Normand

Private Pools and Young Children Don't Mix Well

According to orlandosentinel.com, a two and one half year old toddler drowned in a family pool in Clermont while visiting the owners of the pool from out of state. The homeowner found the toddler unresponsive and performed CPR, but to no avail. [...]
Ed Normand

Pool Safety Tips for Summer

According to the Florida Department of Health, studies from 2001-2005 suggest that the state averages 465 deaths per year from unintentional drowning. Similar studies suggest that Florida ranks in the United States in drowning deaths for young [...]
Ed Normand

The Push by Florida Theme Parks to Bring Back Parental Waivers

Disney and Seaworld are part of a larger group of tourism industry businesses in Florida that are lobbying the Florida Legislature to reintroduce parental waivers for potentially dangerous activities. These parental waivers sign away a child’s [...]