Survival Swimming Skills and Pool Safety in Central Florida

Survival Swimming Skills and Pool Safety in Central Florida

In Central Florida, pools outnumber alligators. When I fly back home to Orlando after a trip out of town, I’m struck by the number of pools dotting the landscape below as the plane descends over the city. So many pools, so many safety hazards.

Pools and Liability

Owning a pool is one of the most significant liabilities you’ll take on in your lifetime. If you have children, teaching them water safety at an early age is essential, both to protect them when they’re near your pool and to keep them safe when they’re near other pools. Knowing how the law relates to pools and liability is my job, but this issue strikes a personal chord as well.        Continue Reading

Wrongful Death: What You Need to Know

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is catastrophic, no matter what the circumstances. But if that death was caused by someone else – either intentionally or unintentionally – it can mean that the pain surrounding your loved one’s passing may just be getting started. If you feel their death was what is known as a “wrongful death,” you may want to take legal action. However, classifying a wrongful death can be difficult. Whether it be from a car accident, a medical error, or neglect, the hiring of an affordable attorney can help you navigate the process. Experienced Orlando wrongful death attorneys have the knowledge to help you understand the process and help take the first steps towards seeking justice.        Continue Reading

How An Orlando Trial Lawyer Can Help If You’re The Victim Of A Trucking Accident

How An Orlando Trial Lawyer Can Help If You're The Victim Of A Trucking Accident

A truck accident is not like a car accident. The damage done and injuries sustained are much more severe and death is more likely. Federal rules and regulations govern the trucking industry, making cases more complicated than typical auto accident cases. Case preparation requires knowledge of the specialized technology used by semi trucks, a deep understanding of motor carrier law and industry practices as well as the unique insurance features of the trucking industry.        Continue Reading

Wrongful Death Suits: Recognize The Signs Of Elderly Dehydration

Wrongful Death Suits: Recognize The Signs Of Elderly Dehydration

Up to 60% of the human body is water. It supports every system of the body, making it vital to our survival, and yet, elderly patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and under the watch of doctors, nurses, and other caregivers routinely die from lack of water each year.  The saddest part is that deaths due to elderly dehydration are entirely preventable. Where medical neglect or malpractice is clear, wrongful death lawsuits for these patients have been brought to seek justice for their families.  But knowing the signs and symptoms of dehydration can help you prevent a wrongful death, and avoid the pain of a lawsuit.          Continue Reading

Elderly Hospital Falls: Malpractice Cases

Elderly Hospital Falls: Malpractice Cases

Of all age groups, the elderly are at greatest risk for falling. This is true about elderly hospital falls in Orlando and throughout the U.S. This vulnerable demographic does not always receive the kind of hospital care necessary to prevent falls that lead to injury or death. As outlined in previous posts, elderly hospital falls are accompanied by clear risk factors and are preventable. Some of those falls are the result of malpractice, and in this post we take a look at some specific cases in which Florida malpractice attorneys obtained favorable verdicts or settlements for their clients.        Continue Reading