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Can Drone Use Lead to Personal Injury?

By Robert W. Elton |

By the year 2020, the FAA estimates that somewhere between 10,000-30,000 drones could be flying in skies over the United States. What impacts could this have on the typical Floridian? What are the chances of causing, or incurring, personal injury due to the use of drones? The answer may surprise you. What are Drones? … Read More »


Jaywalking that Results in an Auto-Pedestrian Crash

By Robert W. Elton |

Imagine you are driving down a busy Florida roadway, when suddenly a pedestrian appears out of nowhere. There were no lights, signs, or crosswalks to alert you of the potential danger, and yet, a collision is imminent. Auto-pedestrian collisions are nothing short of gut wrenching, regardless of the circumstances. Many assume that vehicle drivers… Read More »


Surgical Supplies Left in Your Body

By Robert W. Elton |

Could a routine surgery result in months—even years of misery, due to a retained foreign body being left inside your body? Although it sounds unthinkable, thousands of patients wind up back in emergency rooms due to sponges, forceps, clamps and other surgical instruments being left behind after an operation. If this scenario is one… Read More »


Personal Injury Through Identity Theft

By Robert W. Elton |

It’s movie night, but you need to stop by the ATM to pick up some cash for the popcorn and sodas. Unbeknownst to you, a predator is nearby, covertly watching as you type in you codes and pick up the cash. The rest of the evening is perfect—the movie and snacks were just what… Read More »


Hoverboard Dangers

By Robert W. Elton |

Hoverboard were the go-to gift in 2015. They were exactly the thing to get for the person who had everything. And many hours of fun have ensued on hoverboards on this continent and others. By the same token, some serious problems have become quite well publicized, resulting in the recall of over half a… Read More »


Avoid that Automobile Accident

By Robert W. Elton |

No one plans to get in a car accident, yet they happen all the time. In fact, Floridians experienced nearly 400,000 total reported crashes in 2016 alone. Almost half of those incidents involved injuries. If you find yourself dealing with the aftermath of a serious auto accident, you may wish to consider competent legal… Read More »


When Cheering Becomes Dangerous

By Robert W. Elton |

Cheerleading is a school-sanctioned activity that frequently results in serious – and expensive – injuries. In fact, it is second only to gymnastics in the proportion of injuries requiring at least a three-week break from the sport due to injuries. With over 400,000 cheer participants annually, it is clear that the number of injuries… Read More »


Loose Loads on Florida Highways

By Robert W. Elton |

You are driving along on a Florida roadway when suddenly an armchair comes barreling across the lanes in your path. You swerve, but not before the errant chair crashes into your front fender. Damage and injuries were unavoidable. Or were they? In a case that involves improperly secured loads, you may want sound legal… Read More »


Seatbelt and Car Seat Laws in Florida

By Robert W. Elton |

Central Florida mourned the deaths of two teens in separate collisions just 48 hours apart in June 2015. In each case, the victims were not wearing seatbelts. Florida Restraint Laws Florida law requires that all passengers riding in the front seat of a motor vehicle must wear seat belts. In addition to this, all… Read More »


Rock Climbing Wall Injuries

By Robert W. Elton |

Once a sport for hard-core adrenaline junkies, the advent of indoor rock climbing walls has transformed rock climbing to a mainstream event. Whether in a gym or on a cruise, you can find rock walls just about anywhere these days. Advertised as fun for dates, family gatherings, birthday parties, or corporate team building, Florida… Read More »