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Girl struck crossing Pembroke Pines street

Girl struck crossing Pembroke Pines street

The Sun Sentinel reported this morning that there was an incident this morning around 7 a.m. involving a girl who was crossing Taft Street . She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a van, police said. The investigation into the crash...

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Plantation

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Plantation

The Sun Sentinel reported this morning that the Plantation Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend which is meant to discourage impaired driving. Vehicles will be randomly selected and drivers will be checked for alcohol impairment. If you or...

CDC Blames 25 Deaths on Contaminated Cantaloupes

CDC Blames 25 Deaths on Contaminated Cantaloupes

The Centers for Disease Control now blames 25 deaths and 123 illnesses on contaminated cantaloupes from a Colorado farm. The cantaloupes, from Jensen Farms, were sold whole or pre-cut under the "Rocky Ford" label and contain the Listeria bacteria, which can be deadly...

Jury Awards $2M to Foster Care Abuse Victim

Jury Awards $2M to Foster Care Abuse Victim

A jury in Oregon awarded $2 million to a child who was abused by his foster parents from 2002 to 2004 because child welfare workers failed to protect him after receiving repeated reports of abuse in the home. According to court documents, the Oregon Department of...

Pregnant Woman Sues Archdiocese Over Firing

Pregnant Woman Sues Archdiocese Over Firing

An unmarried teacher has filed suit against the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, claiming she was fired because she became pregnant through artificial insemination. According to church officials, Christa Dias' pregnancy was in violation of the employment contract...

Chicago Jury Awards $25M for Wrongful Conviction

Chicago Jury Awards $25M for Wrongful Conviction

A Chicago jury awarded $25 million to a man who was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit and served more than 16 years in prison. Thaddeus Jimenez was only 13 when he was charged with a murder that occurred on the city's Northwest Side in 1993. Shortly...

Florida Barge Accident Under Coast Guard Investigation

Florida Barge Accident Under Coast Guard Investigation

The Coast Guard is currently investigating the reasons why a barge crashed in to the top of the Brooks Bridge this last Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. near Fort Walton Beach. The barge was carrying a crane when it crashed into the concrete barrier wall on the west side of the...

Paramedic Injures Three, News Sources Allege

Paramedic Injures Three, News Sources Allege

According to local news sources, an on-board ambulance camera shows a paramedic from Leon, Florida speeding toward an intersection, even though the light was red. A moment later, the ambulance slammed into the side of a passenger car in the intersection, injuring...

Differences Between Serious and Minor Accidents

Differences Between Serious and Minor Accidents

Auto accidents are never the same as the next. Because of this, the level of damage and injury will differ. Some accidents do minor physical property damage while others completely destroy the vehicles. The same is true for injuries from accidents as well, but what...

4 Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

4 Reasons You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Unfortunately, accidents are inevitable and can happen at any given moment. If you have sustained a personal injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, you are not alone. Having a personal injury attorney at your side can help alleviate...

Top 4 Causes of Distracted Driving

Top 4 Causes of Distracted Driving

These days most people have very busy schedules and technology is keeping up. From handheld devices to fast food drive-thru options, it’s no doubt driving distractions have increased. While drivers may be tempted to complete tasks while on the road, these top 5...

Carfax Reporting: What Every Driver Should Know

Carfax Reporting: What Every Driver Should Know

“Show me the Carfax” — a well-known tagline from a household name. While being able to access a used car’s history before you buy is helpful, how can you be sure what is being reported is accurate? Here’s what you need to know about carfax reports and how consumers...

How an Attorney Can Help With Loss of Use Claims

How an Attorney Can Help With Loss of Use Claims

Loss of use claims are confusing, and many people who have been involved in a car accident may not understand their full rights. Understanding how the process works and having an attorney assist you with your loss of use claim, can help you receive the compensation...

How an Attorney Can Help With Loss of Use Claims

How an Attorney Can Help With Loss of Use Claims

Loss of use claims are confusing, and many people who have been involved in a car accident may not understand their full rights. Understanding how the process works and having an attorney assist you with your loss of use claim, can help you receive the compensation...

What is “Loss of Use” After a Car Accident?

What is “Loss of Use” After a Car Accident?

Most individuals who are involved in a car accident may not understand all their rights when it comes to compensation for the loss of use of their vehicle. While filing a loss of use claim is complicated, knowing how the process works and what benefits you are...

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

If you have suffered an injury after being in a car accident, experiencing a slip and fall, getting bitten by a dog or for any other reason, you might want to file a personal injury claim. In that situation, it’s fair to wonder what your case might be worth. Generally...

Can I Sue For a Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

When a person is injured in an accident, they will most likely be going through an insurance company in order to get their medical bills and other expenses paid for. Florida follows a no-fault insurance system, which means that a person will go through their own...

Choosing the Right Body Shop

Choosing the Right Body Shop

You walked away from a crash unharmed, but your car is suffering from a serious gash and broken windows. You already called a lawyer and your insurance company, but you need to take your car in for repairs. As much as you’d like to get this whole thing over with, you...

Can You Sue a Valet?

Can You Sue a Valet?

You had just left the hotel to retrieve your vehicle from the valet. When your car pulls up, you instantly notice something wrong. The paint is scuffed, and the front bumper is sticking out. You clench your fists and bite your tongue. You try to remain calm and...

Rental Car Policy (What’s Covered/What’s Not)

Rental Car Policy (What’s Covered/What’s Not)

When you’re traveling, you want the freedom to go anywhere. That’s why you get a rental car. However, renting a car comes with a batch of extra responsibilities. Understanding rental car policy, what’s covered and what’s not, can feel daunting. To put it bluntly,...

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