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Pedestrians Lose in Auto Pedestrian Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

Seven months into 2018, the number of pedestrians who have been hit by motor vehicles approaches 5,000, and 325 of those incidents resulted in fatalities. Is it any wonder that foot traffic is highly vulnerable to a ton or more of steel moving at speeds that often exceed 50 or 60 miles per hour?… Read More »

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Bicycle Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

The death rate for bicyclists in Florida is higher than in any other state in the country. In fact, it more than doubles the national average. And while other states have seen a steady decline in the rate of these fatalities, the same cannot be said for Florida. Over 800 bicyclists lost their lives… Read More »

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Maternal Mortality Rates: The Facts Behind the Numbers

By Robert W. Elton |

Which developed nation ranks highest for complications during pregnancy that result in the mother’s death? It might surprise many people to hear that the United States takes that honor. If you have lost a loved one in these circumstances, a local personal injury/wrongful death attorney may be able to secure some modicum of justice… Read More »

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Injured as a Spectator? Who’s Liable?

By Robert W. Elton |

When you head to a sporting event, hyped up and ready to cheer on your favorite competitor, you don’t expect to wind up having to be hospitalized. And yet, it’s surprising just how many innocent fans end up in emergency rooms across the country. Dangers at Sporting Events In addition to injuries directly related… Read More »

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Mass Exodus Due to Incoming Storm Holds Peril

By Robert W. Elton |

Floridians are no strangers to catastrophic weather. With multiple hurricanes heading our way every year, we’ve become pretty adept at battening down the hatches and hunkering down. Sometimes evacuation orders force hordes of people to leave their homes in search or safer terrain. And while leaving home can be a traumatic decision for many,… Read More »

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ATVs, OHVs and Staying Safe

By Robert W. Elton |

Imagine driving down a South Florida roadway, only to have a pack  of ATV and motorcycle riders coming toward you in your lane. If you happen to have been on the roads on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend that is precisely what has been happening on an annual basis for the past several years…. Read More »

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Who is Liable when You Slip and Fall?

By Robert W. Elton |

Unexpected falls can cause serious injuries. When the fall occurs in a public area, who is liable for medical bills and associated costs? An experienced local personal injury attorney can help with that question. How common are these Incidents?  Not surprisingly, falling accidents are quite common. In fact over one million people who slip… Read More »

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Dangers of Electric Scooters

By Robert W. Elton |

When one man felt something like what he called grains of sand in his mouth, he was dismayed to realize that what he was feeling were the remains of his teeth after a crash on an electric scooter that landed him face planted on the ground. In addition to pulverizing his teeth, this man’s… Read More »

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Taking your Life in your Hands by Walking Florida Roadways

By Robert W. Elton |

Motorized vehicles strike 850 individuals annually in central Florida—more than anywhere else in the country. The collisions leave roughly 150 people with injuries that are classified as incapacitating, and leave another 40-70 pedestrians dead. The trauma associated with these incidents hemorrhages across victims of the crash, their families, drivers, and many others. Personal Stories… Read More »

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When a Night Out Becomes a Death Trap: Dangers of Stretch Limousines

By Robert W. Elton |

Nothing adds to the elegance or grandeur of a celebration like a ride in a limousine. People book these chauffeured rides for all kinds of occasions, from prom night to wedding day celebrations. Most of the time, the splendor of the occasion is enhanced by the extra touch of riding in a limo. But,… Read More »