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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…

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…

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…

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…

Ed Normand

Orlando Theme Park Injuries, Third Quarter 2009

According to state records, Orlando’s big theme parks reported six major guest injuries during the final three months of 2009. Four injuries were reported at Walt Disney World: a…

Ed Normand

Disney Replaces Crashed Monorail

Recently, Disney announced that a “new” monorail train, named Teal, is now up and running at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The monorail at Disney received heightened media…

Ed Normand

Injuries at Orlando Area Theme Parks: First Quarter 2009

During the first three months of 2009, Orlando area theme parks reported seven injuries – with six of those injuries occurring at Disney theme parks or water parks. In exchange for reporting…

Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Check Your Homeowner's Insurance Policy Before Getting That Trampoline

It looks like a lot of fun when you see kids bouncing around on a trampoline. But did you know they could be a huge liability? According to the website Insurance4USA, many insurance companies have…

Ed Normand

Should Businesses Have A Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Child Injuries?

For many years businesses have required parents to sign forms before a child can participate in an activity. Usually the form-called a pre-injury release–is filled with legalese and the parents…

Ed Normand

Fall Injuires at Shopping Areas and Theme Parks

Recently we have seen tourists and other shoppers falling and getting hurt because outlet malls and even theme parks are not complying with the law by properly maintaining their public stores and…