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Category Archives: Negligence


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 »


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 »


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 »


Thailand Cave Drama Brings Local Spelunking Dangers To Mind

By Robert W. Elton |

As the hopes and prayers of the world focused on the young soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave, rescuers collaborated to contrive the most likely journey out for the boys and their coach. While this rescue mission is far more dramatic and complex than what we normally associate with caving, it does remind… Read More »


Dangers You’d Never Suspect: Keeping Kids Safe

By Robert W. Elton |

When making purchases for the home, we all look for good deals on items to create a cozy environment for our families. No one anticipates that those purchases could wind up causing serious harm, or even death, for our family members. Sometimes the most innocent of purchases pose real danger in the home, especially… Read More »


ATV Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are fun and exciting for Floridians.  Many people experience the great outdoors by buzzing along on these popular machines. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, sometimes resulting in serious injuries, and even death. In such a case, the services of an experienced personal injury attorney may prove to be valuable. Case in Point… Read More »


Unusual Florida Fatalities

By Robert W. Elton |

The death of a loved one is never easy. Accidents and injuries remind us of just how transient life is. When bizarre events take a life, a local personal injury and wrongful death attorney can help families deal with the aftermath. Inexplicable Events Some of the most flabbergasting scenarios that led to injuries and… Read More »


Avoid A Camping Disaster

By Robert W. Elton |

Many Floridians enjoy communing with nature: the sound of water lapping on the beach, the smell of the campfire, and breathing in the fresh outdoor air can make you feel alive like nothing else can. Even so, smart campers know that there are hazards involved with camping, and take appropriate steps to remain safe…. Read More »


Fatal Auto-Bicycle Collisions In Florida

By Robert W. Elton |

Many commuters choose bicycles as a healthy alternative to motorized vehicles as a way to get around town. But they would probably be surprised to learn that Florida has the highest death rate for bicyclists in the country. So much for healthy alternatives, right? The Sad Facts The truth is, bicyclists are at risk… Read More »


How To Pursue Legal Action: Construction Site Injuries When Multiple Subcontractors Exist

By Robert W. Elton |

With heavy equipment, intricate tools, high platforms, and all kinds of moving parts, it is inevitable that construction sites will be susceptible to injuries. But these locations frequently have more than one contractor and subcontractor on site. So when a worker experiences an injury, just how is liability determined? An experienced personal injury attorney… Read More »