Category Archives: Personal Injury

10 Ways to Maximize your Auto Accident Settlement

When I first started practicing law over ten years ago, I was shocked by how many car accidents occur in Orlando and the surrounding cities. Often times when these clients called my office they would tell me they signed a release form with the insurance company agreeing to $1,000 to $2,000, but then feeling taken...

The Most Dangerous Type of Car Accident and How to Avoid It

Car accidents can happen at any time and can result in tragedy, including death to those involved. One of the deadliest types of car accidents that occur involve rollover crashes. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than one-third of car accidents result in deaths from rollover accidents.  Here are...

Liability for Injuries Sustained in Florida Parks

There are many highly regarded parks throughout Central Florida. For example, your family may enjoy spending time at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, Lake Underhill Park on the east side of Orlando, Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee or Magnolia Park in Apopka. Whenever visiting any of these parks, it is critically important that...

Tourist Injuries in Orlando

Orlando is a world-famous tourist destination. Every year, millions of people from all over the world come here to enjoy Disney World and other attractions in the area. None of these individuals embark on vacations thinking they will be injured, but inevitably, some suffer injuries while they are here. It can be more stressful to...

Hiking in Florida

Although many people flock to Florida to enjoy the coastline and the water, a significant number of others visit the state for its amazing hiking opportunities. Indeed, the following are some of the best hiking trails in the Orlando area for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Of course, safety is a priority, and hikers...

Zoo Injuries in Orlando

The Orlando area has many top-rated zoos and aquariums. The list includes Seaworld in Orlando, Exotic Animal Experience in Wedgefield, and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, along with many others. When families visit these parks, they have the fair expectation that they will be kept safe from unreasonable dangers. As such,...

Airport Injuries

Florida airports are busy places. In fact, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is ranked as the 14th busiest airport in the entire country. According to data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, nearly 19 million passengers flew out of Orlando International in 2015 alone. With that much activity, some serious injuries are bound to happen. Airports,...

Personal Injury Protection “Reform”

For those who may have missed Governor Scott’s “State of the State” address on January 10, 2012, there was an interesting note about potential changes in personal injury protection (“PIP”) insurance. This is the no-fault insurance that is required in Florida pursuant to ss. 627.730-627.7405, Florida Statutes. Governor Scott’s message was clear. “THIS YEAR WE...

Is Miami-Dade County In For Some Dog Bites?

In 1989, Miami-Dade County adopted a pit bull ordinance in response to a series of incidents where residents were attacked and seriously injured by pit bulls. Today, it is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own or keep American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, or any other dog that substantially conforms to...