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Legal Action Following Burn Tragedies

By Robert W. Elton |

Painful, and often requiring a long, horrendous recovery, burns impact people in a dramatic fashion. Florida, like other states in the nation, has its share of burn victims, and sadly, some have had lethal results. Daisy Tapia and her son, Erik Montez, perished in a home fire that was later determined to be the… Read More »

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Rollover Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

Any high-speed accident can be frightening and dangerous. But what could be more furious and terrifying than a rollover accident? Rollover Accidents:  Risk Factors Drivers in Florida experience roughly 600 rollover accidents every year. There are a number of elements that may impact rollover accidents. What takes an already dangerous situation and amplifies it… Read More »

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Cruising to Personal Injury

By Robert W. Elton |

Cruising is one of America’s favorite pastimes, and Florida is the launch point for thousands of cruises every year. If a cruise experience results in personal injury to you or a loved one, an experienced personal injury attorney can help to make things right. Cruising Disasters What types of accidents and mishaps might occur… Read More »

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Impaired Driving: When Drugs Impact Driving Abilities

By Robert W. Elton |

Following an auto accident, juggling your responsibilities without your car can be a huge hassle. But a highway accident that results in property damage and/or personal injury can be much more than just an inconvenience. It can mean wading through mountains of paperwork, medical trauma, and financial strain. If the accident is the result… Read More »

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Dealing with Uninsured Motorists

By Robert W. Elton |

Following your auto collision, you do the responsible thing and check on the occupants in the other vehicle. Seeing that everyone seems to be fine, you survey the damage to your vehicle with a wince. You pull out your license and insurance information, eager to exchange the necessary phone numbers and so forth before… Read More »

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Public Demonstrations Gone Awry

By Robert W. Elton |

Let’s say you are sympathetic to a particular cause and decide to attend a public rally. Or perhaps you had no idea a rally was planned, but happened to be in the area when crowds surged. If you are in the vicinity of a rally that turns into a dangerous riot, and you or… Read More »

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Food Poisoning and the Law

By Robert W. Elton |

Food related illnesses are the root of calls to Florida poison-control centers every day. These calls are related to food that appears to be spoiled or expired, that looks or smells wrong, that has been left out for too long, or that has mold on it. Sometimes foods that appear perfectly fine may lead… Read More »

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Head-on Collisions in Florida

By Robert W. Elton |

There is no such thing as a pleasant automobile collision; yet none are more dangerous than head-on collisions. These dangerous, often fatal crashes occur when the median is crossed by one vehicle in the direct line of fire of an oncoming motorist. Whether the result of a deliberate attempt to make a pass, or… Read More »

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Can You Sue Public Transportation?

By Robert W. Elton |

Taxis, trains, busses, trolleys, rideshares and subways: there are many ways to get around Florida. The convenience and availability of theses services make transportation a cinch. But who is responsible for injuries that occur as a result of taking public transportation? Public busses, trains subways, rideshares taxis and trolleys are considered common carriers. This… Read More »

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When Traumatic Brain Injury is Compensable

By Robert W. Elton |

Quality of life can be altered through one tragic, unexpected event when a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs. Approximately one and one-half million people experience a TBI each year in the United States, and half a million die from it every year. In total, over five million people in the United States live with… Read More »