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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 »

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Risks Associated with Tailgating Parties

By Robert W. Elton |

Fall has arrived, and it is football season once again. Time to pull out the colors to support your favorite team, get out the face paint, and prepare yourself for the cheers and jeers that will envelop the crowd during the game. Time, too, for tailgating parties, and that means hot dogs on the… Read More »

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Head-on Collisions

By Robert W. Elton |

It’s the stuff of action movies: a criminal suspect tries to evade police; a high speed chase ensues; shots are fired; law enforcement officers come at the subject from all directions. It all comes to a dramatic conclusion when the suspect slams the stolen vehicle head-on into a sheriff’s vehicle, resulting in the Florida… Read More »

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Stockbroker Call Contributes To Medical Malpractice Judgment In Negligence Suit

By Robert W. Elton |

When one woman arrived at North Shore Medical Center to deliver her baby, she was full of the anticipation all mothers-to-be experience in the delivery room.  After months of carrying a child, it was finally time to meet the baby. Little did she know, her doctor would be focused on his own personal matters,… Read More »

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Driving In Construction Zones

By Robert W. Elton |

No one likes road construction. It backs up traffic, sends dust everywhere, and has the potential to send gravel pellets toward windshields at an annoying rate of accuracy. But construction zones should give drivers a lot more to consider than the potential damage to vehicles or inconvenience to timelines and travel; because the fact… Read More »