Choosing Your Doctor Following a Car Accident

Choosing Your Doctor Following a Car Accident

An interesting lawsuit was filed in Florida federal court this summer. The State Farm insurance company sued Gary Kompothecras, the founder of 1-800-ASK-GARY, an accident-referral service. State Farm alleges that the service commits no-fault insurance fraud by referring people injured in a car accident to medical clinics owned by Kompothecras himself. State Farm is seeking a judgment […]

Another Day, Another Sinkhole In Florida

Another Day, Another Sinkhole In Florida

A vacation resort villa building in Clermont near Disney World was evacuated after a sinkhole caused it to partially collapse. The sinkhole was the latest in a long line of sinkhole incidents this year in Florida. The most tragic one occurred on February 28 when Jeff Bush, a 37-year-old from Seffner, was killed after a large sinkhole opened […]

Florida’s Supreme Court Resolves Wrongful Death Claim Uncertainty

Florida’s Supreme Court Resolves Wrongful Death Claim Uncertainty

In 2005, Frank Capone sued the tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA Inc. for personal injuries, including lung cancer, which he alleged were caused by their products. Sadly, in 2006, during the course of the proceedings, Mr. Capone died. His widow, Karen, in her capacity as his personal representative then tried to convert the action to […]

Motorcycle Headgear Requirements in Florida

Motorcycle Headgear Requirements in Florida

Nick O’Leary, former tight end for the Buffalo Bills and grandson of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus (and a Florida State University football player) was involved in an accident when his motorcycle collided with a Lexus. Despite the horrific nature of the crash, he walked away with only relatively minor injuries. Not everyone is so lucky. Florida’s Department of […]

Who Is at Fault in a Left-Hand-Turn Accident?

Who Is at Fault in a Left-Hand-Turn Accident

In Florida, 714 traffic fatalities recorded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were intersection-related accidents. These include accidents that occur when a vehicle attempts to make a left turn. What rules apply for making safe and legal left turns? A left turn is an operation that carries a risk, since the turning vehicle crosses […]

Litigating Injuries Caused by Red-Light Runners in Florida

Litigating Injuries Caused by Red Light Runners in Florida

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that Florida saw 2,398 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents in 2011. Some of the most dangerous crashes included right-angle crashes resulting from red-light running. Over the course of the decade, this phenomenon has reached epidemic levels in Florida with 350 fatalities between 2007 and 2011, according to Marc Buoniconti, president […]

Trauma After a Car Accident

Trauma After a Car Accident

A car accident can be a traumatic event. Even when accident victims are not physically injured, they can suffer from symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for weeks, months and even years after the incident. PTSD is often not diagnosed by medical personnel at the scene or in the aftermath, leaving accident victims to suffer from […]