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Mike Damaso

End Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is the leading cause of auto accidents in the U.S. According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), 80 percent of automobile accidents are a result of driver distraction. In 2012, more than [...]
Mike Damaso

Balcony Collapse Spotlights Maintenance Problem.

Balcony Collapses Kills 5, Injures 7 Early this morning, near the University of California’s Berkeley campus, a balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of an apartment building. The incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. killing five and sending [...]
Nicholas Primrose

Florida Supreme Court Approves Statutory Cap in Plancher v UCFAA

In the Florida, the Legislature enacted a waiver of sovereign immunity through Florida Statute § 768.28, allowing the state government, including counties, municipalities, and other agencies to be sued for various causes of action, including [...]
Mike Damaso

Senator Bill Nelson Calls For More Action In Airbag Recall

Senator Nelson Demands Car Manufacturers Take More Action In light of the Recent Faulty Airbag Recalls You have to commend U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) who said, “You fix it and fix it right,” on the second day of his campaign [...]
Mike Damaso

4.7 Million Vehicles With Airbags That May Not Deploy

Many of us feel safe when we are behind the wheel of our vehicles because we know manufacturers have designed our cars to protect us in the event of an accident. We assume that in the event of a significant impact the airbags will deploy as [...]
Ed Normand

Insurance Policy Provides Coverage for Legionnaires Disease

The Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that a comprehensive general liability policy covering a hotel must provide insurance coverage for the death of a tourist visiting Orlando from England who died after contracting Legionnaires [...]
Council Wooten

Family of Electrocuted Girl Files Suit against Time Share

The family of an 11-year-old girl who was electrocuted to death at Orange Lakes Resort in Orlando has filed a wrongful death suit, according to sources. The girl was on vacation with her family, playing miniature golf at a time share resort, [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Recent Parasailing Death Stirs Painful Memories for One Family

The recent parasailing accident fatality of Kathleen Miskell in Florida has caught the national media’s attention and has forced one family to relive some painful memories, according to the Sun-Sentinel.com. Miskell was killed after [...]
Council Wooten

Yamaha Found To Be Liable In Wrongful Death

A Florida court recently found Yamaha Motor Corporation USA at fault in a products liability case after a boating accident, which resulted in the wrongful death of a 14-year-old girl. Two riders on a Yamaha Jet Ski lost control and were thrown [...]
Orman Kimbrough

SeaWorld Orlando Charged With A “Willful Violation” In Trainer’s Death

A trainer who was injured in an accident at SeaWorld involving a killer whale does not hold the park accountable, according to Reuters. Ken Peters was nearly drowned by a whale in California in 2006 and testified on November 15 as SeaWorld is [...]